American Indian or Mexican Origin?


#1

Sterling silver stamp, no other markings. Beautiful heavy bracelet. Jade or green onyx? American Indian or Mexico, hmmm. Any ideas out there?
Thanks
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#2

this would not be Hopi, Navajo or Zuni. from the picture it has more of a malachite look, thanks for sharing


#3

This seems to be a Mexican item. The face is very typical of their designs.


#4

Thank you both for your comments. I always thought it was Mexican - it’s not malachite though.


#5

I believe them to be Mexican. Maybe Aztec. I have seen a few of these faces in earrings, pendants and bracelets, but in a much lighter green stone and also in onyx. Yours seem more unique than what I have come across, in that the faces are much larger and the extra filigree. I normally find a circular hecho en mexico marking around the clasp. Hope this helps


#6

Thank you! The bracelet is very unique and old, never saw another one like it.