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Vintage horse brooch signed Sterling Mexico with an abalone inlay on it's body and neck. I'm not certain of the age, although I believe it to be about the 1950's. It's 1 3/4" long x almost 1 3/8" and has a secure safety clasp. It's been cleaned at some point so it's shiny, but still has some oxidation left on the front. The back has a thicker dark band that mostly runs horizontally along the pin. It'll clean up beautifully, if you so desire. It's in excellent vintage condition.

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About Vintage Sterling Jewelry:
The natural darkening of aged silver is referred to as patina, and is considered very desirable because it shows the detail of the workmanship in jewelry. In charms, for example, the low or engraved areas take on a darker patina and the surfaces are a bit more lustrous. Most collectors of vintage silver jewelry prefer the patina that develops with age and wear, rather than the bright shine usually seen on new silver pieces.

When cleaning silver, care should be taken not to damage the piece or take away the beautiful patina created from wear. There are mild jewelry solutions available in stores and at jewelers that will soak off the dirt without damaging the patina. A very soft toothbrush can be used to get into crevices. The silver should then be rinsed thoroughly & blown dry to to avoid spotting. The very best solution for cleaning silver jewelry is to wear it often. This will make your sterling rich-looking and lustrous, and give you the most enjoyment of your treasures.

Vintage Mexico Sterling Horse Pin

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: sterling silver, abalone
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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