Oaxaca Folk Art "Kneeling Angel" Santos with Amethyst Crosses Massive 925 Collar

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Oaxaca Folk Art "Kneeling Angel" Santos with Amethyst Crosses Massive 925 Collar

3,300.00

Made exclusively for Plata de Santa Fe Jewelry by Carlos who has paid homage to the late great Mexican artist Matilde Poulat (AKA MATL) & If you are familiar with her "Kneeling Angel" jewelry,you will see similarities,but different in many ways & with much more added detail.

I have the matching earrings listed & thought it would be a absolutely striking piece if we took the Santos & laid them in a Cleopatra statement Collar style & Voila~this being the end result! This is a piece of jewelry that even I wouldn't want to take off,it is that spectacular!!This has Mexico written all over it & everything in this,follows the neckline beautifully.It has a very Baroque, ornate feel & the design seems to never end! It is literally BREATHTAKING!

 

The well designed Angels are 3D & are given a very Spanish Colonial coiffured textured hairdo,while kneeling & holding a candle that has a round cabochon of turquoise in it.On the bottom portion,there is a twisted wire "Halo" that acts as the connection for the large size crosses that are cut out & have 'chased' sterling wire (similar to Matl's) & also hold a round amethyst cab in the center of the cross.In between each angel, is a dangling oval amethyst for added detail & beauty.

On the top portion & acting as well for a connection,are chunky round cabochons of amethyst that connect the top portion of the crosses together.

 

It is given a "Old World" feel,since it in done in a matte,vintage style finish.It has a heavy Folk Art feel,something very much identified with Carlos's birthplace of Oaxaca & Matl was intensely inspired by archaeological findings for her later motifs & shapes that were known to Oaxaca.

 

This is "the showpiece of all showpieces" & if you are a lover of jewelry with a heavy statement edge & a huge fan of Mexican Folk Art that has a upscale high end appearance,then you may want to consider this one!! Wearing this,you can't help but imagine feeling like Royalty!

Everything in this is on the 'generous' side,including the amount of sterling,so please be sure to pay attention to the weight.

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ARTIST:Carlos Gutierrez

ARTISTIC IDEA CONCEPT: Plata de Santa Fe Jewelry

MEASUREMENTS: 17"

WIDTH:2-3/4"(top to bottom of Angel)

WEIGHT:10.5 Ounces

STONE:Amethyst/Turquoise(Candle)

METAL: Sterling

METAL FINISH:Matte/Vintage Style Finish

HALLMARKS: CG/925/Plata de Santa Fe(PGB inside Circle)

STYLE: Mexican Folk Art Cleopatra Style Collar

CLOSURE:Hook & Eye