SOLD: Mexican Taxco sterling silver necklace by Los Castillo, circa 1960


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Here’s a terrific Mexican silver bib necklace made by Los Castillo, dating from the 1960s.

The company was formed in 1939 by four brothers – Antonio, Jorge, Miguel and Justo Castillo – who had trained under William Spratling, the father of the city of Taxco’s silver jewellery industry.

Here two simple shapes, crescents and teardrops, are cleverly combined.

A circle of crescents surrounds the neck. More cascade in tiers from the front, all connected by simple rings to allow movement and moulding to the body.

Teardrop-shaped pieces are similarly joined and sit centrally within the front crescents.

The wearable length is 16 inches and all the elements are solid. This brings the necklace’s weight to a satisfyingly substantial 74 grams.


• Handmade in sterling silver
• Approximately 16 inches (41cm) wearable length
• Weight is 74 grams
• In excellent vintage condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box
• Note: some of the other vintage jewellery is for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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