Silver is a precious white metal which is highly conductive and malleable. Because of its softness and receptiveness to polish, silver was notably first used during ancient times to create tableware with intricate designs and a mirror-like shine. Then in 12th century Europe, people discovered that silver could be alloyed with other metals to create a more durable and useful material known today as sterling silver. Initially, sterling silver was used to make monetary coins. Early Norman sterling silver pennies were typically imprinted with small stars, so many believe that that word “sterling” came from the Old English word “steorling,” meaning “with a little star.” It wasn’t until the mid-19th century that sterling silver really became popular in jewelry making, later making its mark on Art Nouveau design and modern fashion.
This piece is a pendant and brooch together in one making it an extremely versatile jewelry wardrobe piece. It has been crafted with .925 Mexico Sterling Silver in a unique, ‘Seagull in Flight” design. This is an heirloom piece, sentimental pieces passed from one generation to the next, and is in great vintage condition. It would make an excellent gift for bird watchers or indulge yourself by adding this unique, multifunctional piece to your own collection.
This piece is signed MEXICO TC-86 925, measures 2.25”L x 2.75”W and .25″ thick, it weighs .6 oz., has a large sterling silver bail and secure roll over clasp, it is in very good vintage condition with only very light surface micro scratches.
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