New Mexican Turquoise and Gold Filigree Necklace c.1890-1915
This Rare New Mexican Turquoise and Gold Filigree Necklace c.1890-1915 was made in the late Victorian/Territorial Period of New Mexico’s history. Very Little New Mexican filigree has survived over the years. The largest collection donated by ‘Tad Anderman” to the Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe has 52 pieces. The next collection of 15 items is at the Los Golondrinas Museum Santa Fe. Garnets have been documented in New Mexican filigree jewelry however the Fresh Water Pearls add to the rarity of this necklace. It was during these years 1870’s onwards the Mexican Hispanic silver/ goldsmiths were teaching the Pueblos the filigree technique.
Worn on her own or layered with some fabulous turquoise hesihi this necklace is a stunning piece of history.
EXTREMELY RARE ! New Mexican Turquoise and Gold Filigree Necklace
Length 2″ (5cm)
Width at widest point 1 1/8″ (2.9cm)
Depth 3/8″ (1cm)
Necklace weight 15.05 grams
Materials- 4x Fresh Water Pearls, 4x Garnets, Candelaria Turquoise and 14 carat gold
Length 16 1/8″ (43cm)
$ 4,200.00 (USD)