This silver bracelet is a typical Mexican clamper. They have been making clamper style bracelets for centuries in Mexico. I buy a lot of Mexican silver because of it's quality. Much of it is 950 as opposed to 925. And Mexico, particularly Taxco, has had the worlds largest silver mines for hundreds of years. Consequently, it has attracted some of the worlds greatest silversmiths. I try to buy vintage silver jewelry manufactured there in the 40's when talented silversmiths from all over the world were flocking there. Oddly, Australians don't seem to know much about it. I first made this discovery many years ago when I was married in Manzanillo.
This bracelet is a combination of highly polished silver and antiqued (blackened silver). Although over fifty years old, it looks modern and is very smart. The spring is tight and good (An important factor when purchasing clampers.)
The ring is one of my Gorgios designer pieces from Greece. It also has some antiquing and a flowing style that matches the bracelet. Although not a set, they look terrific together and I really don't want to separate them. Old and new but oh, so GREAT! Bracelet is $350, ring $200