Vintage Alicia de la Paz Ortiz Cuevas Collar Necklace
This gorgeous, unique, vintage collar necklace was made in the silver city of Taxco, Mexico by Alicia de la Paz Ortiz Cuevas.
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.
14" long (collar / choker length).
Signed & hallmarked, "TD-40 Alicia Taxco Sterling 925".
The necklace measures 26mm wide at its widest point.
It comfortably hugs the neck, and is fastened by a push-button box clasp that snaps closed, locking into place.
The necklace is quite heavy, with a gross weight of 4.7 Troy ounces!