It is hallmarked twice on the inside of the choker. The HALLMARKS are what I believe to be TR-58 or TR-68 and 925- its hard to read, SEE PHOTOS. This choker collar is very wide, measuring a HUGE 1-1/8 wide in the front, tapering down to 1/2 in the back. It easily slips on and off the neck. It has a WEARABLE inside length of approximately 15-1/2 (13 plus 2-1/2 gap), so it will fit a small to medium neck.It hugs the neck choker style and looks very classy and uptown. It is heavy, thick and solid and does not bend. It is extremely shiny and reflective and commands attention. It is in great vintage condition with typical surface marks and light scuffs due to wear and age that are typically found in vintage jewelry pieces.
Along the edge is what looks to be a slight crack but it does not go all the way through to the front of the piece - SEE THE LAST PHOTO - and since these collars are handmade, it was likely cast that way. The crack or flaw in the sterling silver DOES NOT affect the stability of this necklace or the aesthetics AT ALL. I wanted to mention it so that the piece is FULLY DESCRIBED in this listing.I have lowered the price because of this SMALL FLAW, but as stated, it doesnt affect the necklace and is only on the surface on the inside of the necklace, so it wont be seen when worn. What a wonderful gift for the vintage Taxco Mexican jewelry lover in your life! WEIGHT - 90.4 grams on my jewelers scale. WIDTH - approximately 1-1/8 wide in the front tapering down to 1/2 in the back. WEARABLE LENGTH - approximately 15-1/2 total wearable length (13 inside diameter plus a 2-1/2 gap). HALLMARKED - 925 and either TR-58 or TR-68, its hard to read, SEE PHOTOS And tested for sterling.
CONDITION - Great vintage condition with normal scuffs and light surface marks from wear. The LAST PHOTO shows a slight crack or flaw on the inside of the collar which does not go all the way through to the front, nor does it affect the stability of this piece in any way.
With as solid and unbending as this necklace is, I tend to think this flaw probably happened while the artist was making the piece. If you have any questions please send me a message. Please check out my other jewelry listings. Your treasure will be carefully packaged for its journey home.
The item "Vintage HUGE Taxco Mexico Sterling Silver WIDE BOLD Choker Collar Necklace" is in sale since Saturday, February 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Mexican, Latin American". The seller is "goddessofgemstones" and is located in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.