LOS CASTILLO Vintage Large Mexican Hoop Earrings
Los Castillo was a Mexican jewelry company formed by 4 brothers: Don Antonio, Jorge, Miguel, and Justo Castillo, in the late 1930's. All were trained in different areas of the silver business and Don Antonio Castillo was an apprentice for William Spratling's Las Delicias workshop in the early 1930's. Los Castillo is known for beautiful craftsmanship and their revival of ancient techniques.
This fabulous pair of Vintage earrings from the 1950's are a wonderful example of Los Castillo jewelry! The earrings are particularly substantial in size and have a very striking design. Each earring is comprised of a large front-facing hoop that hangs from a silver earring wire and ball topper. A grooved design at the top of the hoop is antiqued with a darkened patina and gives dimension to the overall look. Stamped on the back of each earring is "LOS CASTILLO" and "TAXCO". A wonderful example of Mexican sterling jewelry, these earrings make a true statement when worn, and would be a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The earrings hang approximately 2 3/4" long, are 2" wide across the large outer hoop, and approximately 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting, and the earring wires and toppers are secure and in good condition. There is a natural darkened patina on the silver, which adds depth to its appearance, but could be easily polished if a brighter look is desired.