"Like Jeff says it could be a reproduction, copy, or fake. It's difficult to say definitely what it is, or isn't, from pictures.
Look closely at the 3 round balls; how are they attached? You have 4 choices, 1) welded, 2) soldered, 3)…"
"Sorry, but this is NOT an ancient pre-Columbian piece. You should have it tested, but it doesn't look like its made of silver. It may be an Inca-style reproduction, but I would have to see some references or links before I would be sure of even…"
"Vicki and Mark are correct, it's not from Mexico. But it is from ancient Peru, the Incas, Pre-Columbian times. Hard to date it but prior to the discovery of Christopher Columbus of the new world in 1492. Metals were not marked then but gold and…"
" I spent over 40 years stopping by a variety of local thrift stores in Northern Virginia and likely have at least 50 or more pieces of Mexican jewelry most of which is clearly inscribed "925, Hecho en Mexico and sometimes the city where…"
"Hi Emily, I've got a hunch that what you have here is not Mexican jewelry at all. It may have just got mixed into a lot.
Instead what I think you have is Middle Eastern or India origin. The crudeness of the hand-done work is typical of those…"
Hello, I have a pendant that came mixed in a collection of Mexican silver jewelry. It measures 4 3/4" by 2 1/4". It appears to have markings on the back in a series of dashes and dots. Does anyone have any clue about this piece's cultural origins or markings? Thank you for your input.…See More
"Fascinating! Can you recommend a source where I can read about this? I love studying turn of the century industry! I've studied the coal mining industry and the slaughthouses of the midwest. Both quite gruesome. I'd much rather read about…"