Vintage Alicia de la Paz Ortiz Cuevas Colorful Choker Necklace
This magnificent, vintage choker necklace, by Alicia de la Paz Ortiz Cuevas, features a colorful array of polished gems set in solid sterling silver.
Alicia de la Paz is a silversmith from Taxco, Guerrero,Mexico, that began her career in the 1980s. In the 1990s, a tragic automobile accident left Alicia partially paralyzed and her husband, Antonio lost use of one arm. An economic recession also swept over the country, leaving many customers with unpaid bills. Although these tough times affected business negatively, she and Antonio were able to eventually recover and continue working. Her early work was done in .950 silver while her contemporary pieces are done in .925 sterling silver.
The necklace has thick, chunky, curved rectangular links that graduate in size, and are inlaid with polished gems.
The necklace contains twelve (12) total gemstones:
(1) Tiger's Eye
Several of the gems have exposed, natural matrix and surface-reaching fractures (natural, not from damage).
It's difficult to get an exact length of the necklace, but it measures ≈ 15" long, and fits like a choker necklace.
The piece is fastened by a tongue clasp that snaps closed, locking into place.
Signed and hallmarked, "TD-27 Mexico 950 CDO".