Williams Gallery West - Vintage Jewelry - Mexico

Martinez, Taxco Mexico

 silver and amethyst necklace with matching earrings

Purchased in Queretero Mexico in 1965 

Absolutely fabulous Taxco silver and amethyst necklace with matching screw back earrings by Martinez.  Necklace features a two piece tube-style collar with seven linked medallions set with  amethyst crystals in dagger style settings.  Amethyst settings are hinged in order to avoid snagging, and to lay smoothly against the skin.   

A classic beauty only humbled by the beauty of the woman who wears it!

Stamped "Hecho en Mexico, Taxco"  Although the necklace is not signed, the piece is noted in Skipper's ledger as by Martinez.

total length 16" Amethyst crystals approx 3/4"

Excellent condition


Miguel Garcia Martinez was a designer commissioned by the Taxco taller owner Emma Melendez, whose silver designs sold at the Rancho Alegre Shop in the 1950s.  Miguel's designs are bold and simple, showing influences of Pre-Columbian art and often incorporating semi precious stones, abalone, and stone inlay work.