Vintage Solid Sterling Silver Cross or Lapel Pin with 1/2" x 3/8" Mother of Pearl cab at the center. Made in Albuquerque NM by Relios with many Southwestern Stamped Accents. Old World Solid Silver S925. Comes with a 2mm x 24" Sterling Silver link Chain. A Hidden bail is located on the back so that the pendant is always in "full view". And, on the back is a positive latching lapel pin. Use as a pendant or a broach/lapel pin. This is a Vintage Piece that is gently used (may have minor scratches... see pictures). 13g total weight. Stamped 925 Solid Sterling Silver. The value, beauty and durability of this cross will ensure it is one of your most precious original family heirlooms!
Very High Quality item for such an excellent price.
A little background on Sterling Silver
Hypoallergenic Jewelry is made from materials less likely to cause an adverse skin reaction. Any metal mixture of 2 or more metals is called an alloy. Elements are alloyed to achieve different properties such as strength, malleability, durability, tarnish-resistance and sometimes just color preference. Some pure metals, such as silver, are too soft in their pure elemental state and bend and scratch quite easily. So Jewelers will add 2 different metals together to strengthen the metal. The result is a metal alloy called "sterling silver" which is much harder. To make sterling silver you would alloy 92.5% pure silver with 7.5% copper to achieve a stronger more durable metal.
The "half moon and the R" signature hallmark indicates that this cross was manufactured by is “Relios, Inc.”
6815 Academy Pkwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Our jewelry is made in the heart of the Southwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our jewelry line is made from design to delivery and has been since 1975. Bill Pollack is the founder and President of Relios Jewelry and he and his wife Carolyn Pollack, Vice President and Lead Jewelry designer, have built the company into a successful, internationally renowned business over the past 30 years. Carolyn Pollack Jewelry is made with .925 sterling silver and natural gemstones. Carolyn Pollack is the original southwestern-lifestyle jewelry designer and along with many of our collectors, agrees that true Southwestern jewelry should be made in the USA. They have partnered with acclaimed Native American designers Roderick Tenorio, Fritz Casuse, Veronica Benally, Cody Sanderson, Myron Panteah, Wanesia Misquadace, Veronica Poblano and Cippy CrazyHorse, licensing their designs to be manufactured in the company’s Albuquerque production studio.
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