LOS CASTILLO Vintage Sterling Open Link Bracelet
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 vintage bracelet from the 1940's is a wonderful example of Los Castillo jewelry! The bracelet is made of sterling silver and has a very stylish, wearable design. A row of open rectangular links form a flexible design that wraps around the wrist, connected by smooth sterling hinges. Lining each open rectangle is a row of raised beadwork dots at the top and bottom edges. A clasp is disguised within one of the smooth connector links, hooking into the side of the rectangle to fasten the bracelet. A safety chain provides extra security when worn. Two of the links are hallmarked "LOS CASTILLO TAXCO" on the back, and one is also stamped "STERLING MADE IN MEXICO 621." A wonderful example of Mexican sterling jewelry, this bracelet would make a perfect everyday accessory to wear alone or layer with other bracelets!
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.