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Vintage Mexican Sterling Jewelry

Click here to see wonderful examples of Mexican & Native American jewelry (for reference only).


Please note, our website is now closed.

Many of our vintage items will soon be available via auction. We have had one auction, and plan for another in January or February 2016. Please inquire for auction details if interested.

We thank all of our current and past customers. We are taking a hiatus due to other family obligations. If you are interested in any jewelry items, please feel free to inquire prior to our close date.

Contemporary Mexican Sterling Twist Choker Necklace for Slides
Item #11611

This is a contemporary quality Mexican Sterling choker necklace for slides. Sterling necklace, in twisted design, measures 17" and is 1/8" in width. Excellent quality and workmanship. Marked 925 and Mexico (other markings are not readable). In excellent condition with light surface wear and patina. A wonderful addition to your Sterling jewelry collection or a fabulous gift for that special someone.

$45.00

Vintage Sterling Mexican Onyx Bracelet
Item #11510

A stunning Mexican Sterling bracelet. Circa 1970s. Dramatic Sterling bracelet comprised of linked abstract triangular sections with inlaid black stone, most likely onyx. Abstract triangles individually measure 1-1/4" x 1/2", total bracelet length is a comfortable 7-1/2". Push-in clasp. Marked Mexico, TN-57, 950. Excellent quality, substantial weight and construction of this stylish bracelet; in very good condition. Can be polished, if desired. A friendly reminder this striking Sterling bracelet has been previously owned and worn. Hurry, this bracelet won't last long!

$95.00
Vintage Octagonal Mexican Sterling Bangle
Item # 11348

Here is a vintage Mexican Sterling bangle with simple detail and design. Octagonal in shape, measures 2-1/2" in diameter, 1/8" in width. Signed Mexico and then another mark that is unreadable-most likely the Maker's mark. This vintage bangle is in very good condition with vintage patina.

Item #11348 $30.00
Vintage Mexican Sterling Bangle-Larger Size
Item # 11347

Here is a vintage Mexican Sterling bangle with simple detail and design. Oval in shape, measures 2-3/4" in diameter, 3/16" in width. Signed Mexico TA 141 925. This vintage bangle is in very good condition with vintage patina.

Item #11347 $30.00

Vintage Floral Motif Mexico Sterling Bracelet
Item #
11324

Here is a vintage Mexican Sterling bracelet. Features five rectangle engraved links accented with a floral motif. The bracelet measures 7" with a push-in clasp x 1/2" wide. Marked 925 MEX with maker's mark of G.M.-10. In very good condition with vintage patina.. You will enjoy owning this lovely vintage Sterling bracelet.
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Item #11324 $32.00

Vintage Taxco Sterling Bracelet-Small Size
Item #10894

What a neat Taxco Sterling bracelet. Features tulip shaped sections, accented with black, linked together. The bracelet measures 6" so it is for a smaller wrist. Marked Taxco and another mark. In very good condition. You will enjoy this lovely vintage Sterling bracelet.
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Item #10894 $30.00


Vintage Mexican Faux Jade Obsidian Mask Bracelet
Item #6094

Another vintage Mexican bracelet. Circa 1940s, this bracelet features faux jade carved Obsidian masks and links framed in a silvertone setting. The bracelet measures 6-1/2" x 1", perfect for the smaller wrist. Marked Hecho en Mexico with additional initials HAM. Is not marked Sterling although many bracelets of this design were indeed Sterling. Good condition, a few dark areas noted, in need of polishing. A friendly reminder this vintage bracelet has been previously owned and worn.
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Item #6094 $46.00

Vintage Taxco Sterling Mexican Brooch Cut Work Design
Item #12584

Here are a wonderful vintage Mexican Sterling brooch, with a unique cut-work design. Very detailed. Brooch meeasures 1-1/2". Slightly domed shaped. Marked Silver Taxco 925 with maker's initials of IMF. In very good condition with vintage patina; has not been polished or cleaned. A friendly reminder this vintage brooch has been previously owned and worn.

$35.00

  Vintage Mexican Maricela Sterling Shell Parrot Brooch-Tasco
Item #11048

This detailed brooch is Sterling inlaid with Abalone. Marked: Sterling, Maricela, Hecho en Mexico 925 Tasco. It is a lovely parrot measuring 2-1/8" x 1-1/4" and it is in excellent condition with no damage. A lovely vintage Maricela Sterling brooch to add to your vintage jewelry collection.
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Item #11048 $115.00

Vintage Mexican Silver Deer Brooch
Item #10855

Beautiful vintage Mexican Silver deer brooch. Marked Made in Mexico Silver. Measures 2" in length and 1" at widest point. Old 'c' clasp. In very good condition. Vintage patina, can be polished if desired. Very collectible.
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Item #10855 $24.00

Vintage Mexican Sterling Obsidian Carved Mask Brooch
Item #7165

Here is a vintage Mexican Sterling Obsidian carved mask brooch, similar to the pieces seen on pg. 52-53 of Nancy Schiffer's Book Silver Jewelry Treasures dating to the 1940s. This item has a wonderful face carved into a large green stone bezel set in ornate Sterling motif; design resembles Royal headdress. Stamped Sterling, Mexico. In very good condition, can be polished if desired. A nice vintage Mexican brooch.
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Item # 7165 $45.00

Large Topaz Rhinestone RETRO Sterling Brooch
Item #4882

A stunning Retro brooch signed Mexico Sterling in script. The brooch measures almost 4" long and 2- 1/2" at it's widest point. Each long flower stem features flowers created with facet oval topaz rhinestones, unfoiled, which present a lovely warm color. A flowing bow and ribbon connecting the stems completes the look. The brooch is in wonderful condition. Gold wash over Sterling. The pin has a dramatic flair reminiscent of 1940 style. You will enjoy wearing this brooch! Please note this is vintage costume jewelry, previously owned and worn.
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Item #4882 $45.00

  Vintage Mexican Taxco Sterling & Shell Earrings
Item #11088

Vintage Sterling and shell earrings from Taxco. Lovely blue and green iridescent shell color, with vintage patina. Screwback earrings measure 1" x 1/2". Marked Taxco, Mex and 925. Maker's marks are present but difficult to read. Very good condition.
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Item #11088 $15.00

Vintage Mexican Sterling Geometric Design Hoop Pierced Earrings
Item #11374

Here are a pair of vintage Mexican Sterling earrings, with a striking geometric design. Very detailed. From a Pennsylvania estate. Pierced earrings. Measure 1" in diameter, 1/4" wide. Marked SA inside a heart and 925, additional markings include MA 0-4, CAPLA, MEX 925 . In very good condition. A friendly reminder this vintage pair of earrings has been previously owned and worn.
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Item #11374 $22.00

Vintage Mexican STERLING Abstract Earrings
Item # 9013

Fabulous abstract design dominates these colorful vintage clip earrings. Circa 1970s and signed Mexico, 925, TO-69. Earrings measure 1-1/4" in diameter. In very good condition, we are sure you will reach for these wonderful earrings again and again!
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Item #9013 $28.00


Vintage Mexican STERLING Grape Bracelet & Earring Set
Item # 10454

Silver grape clusters create this fabulous vintage bracelet and screwback earring set. Circa 1940s, as seen in Nancy Schiffer's Book Silver Jewelry Treasures p. 59. From Mexican silversmiths, earrings are signed Sterling and Mexico. Bracelet measures 7" with a hook clasp; earrings measure 1-1/4" in length and 1" at widest point. In very good condition, truly a collector set.
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Item #10454 $85.00

  Gorgeous Vintage Mexican Sterling Amethyst Bracelet Set
Item #7073

This vintage Sterling set is one of the nicest we have seen. An absolute beauty featuring sterling silver handwork set with six very large emerald cut amethyst colored stones (unfoiled so light affects intensity of color). All stones are prong set and measure 1/2" x 1/2". The matching screwback earrings mirror the same wonderful silver design and amethyst stones. The earrings are marked Sterling, the bracelet is marked Silver Mexico, an indication this may be an early vintage set. The bracelet measures 7" with a slide-in clasp x 3/4" wide with the earrings measuring 3/4" on each side. Little wear noted to the set. It appears two small o rings have been replaced by plain ones (see images) but this is not easily noticed and does not take away from the gorgeous amethyst stone settings! You will be very pleased with this lovely vintage Mexican set.
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Item #7021 $125.00

Vintage Taxco Sterling Floral Brooch & Earrings
Item #9487

What a beautiful vintage Sterling brooch set! Truly lovely, this leaf design brooch is marked Sterling, 925 ,Taxco, VA with the eagle stamp assay mark (denoted with number 3 indicating the generic Guadalajara and Taxco mark; used from 1947 until 1979.) One matching screwback earring is marked VA with the eagle stamp assay mark, the other is marked Taxco, Sterling, 925. Quality construction and detail. The brooch measures 2-1/2" x 1" (at widest point), the earrings measure 1-1/2" x 3/4" (at widest point)". In very good condition. You will enjoy this lovely vintage Sterling set!
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Item #9487 $80.00

  Vintage Mexican Sterling & Abalone Brooch Leaf Set
Item #8896

1950s Sterling and abalone shell brooch set in a lovely leaf design. Brooch measures 2-1/4" x 3/4"; screwback earrings measure 1" x 1/2". Signed with Mexican government eagle stamp (used 1947-1979) however other identifying marks are unreadable. Also marked Sterling and 925 . Very good condition.
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Item #8896 $65.00

Vintage Taxco Sterling Floral Brooch & Earrings
Item #6800

What a beautiful vintage Sterling brooch set! Truly lovely, this floral design brooch is marked Taxco, Sterling, 980. The matching clip earrings are marked Silver, Mexico. Quality construction and detail. The brooch measures 2-1/4" x 2-1/4", the earrings measure 1-1/8" x 1". In very good condition. You will enjoy this lovely vintage Sterling set!
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Item #6800 $90.00

Mexican Sterling Silver & Black Onyx Brooch Set
Item #5192

 

Here is a wonderful vintage Mexican Sterling Silver brooch set featuring a modern look with black onyx stones! The triangular brooch can also be worn as a pendant, and measures 1-3/4 x 1-1/4. Marked Mexico 925. The clip earrings are fabulous by themselves! Measuring 1-3/4", one earring is marked Mexico 925. Very good condition, sterling polishes up nicely. Safety catch on brooch is missing yet the pin latch holds securely operating like a 'C' clasp. A stunning Mexican Sterling set.
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Item #5192 $35.00