Olé - Vintage Sterling Silver Sombrero Hat Pendant & Chain (VP097)
Olé - Vintage Sterling Silver Sombrero Hat Pendant & Chain. This fun pendant and chain is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 sterling. Featuring Vintage styling, quality craftsmanship and detail. The pendant is in the form of a Mexican Sombrero hat. It has great dimension and detail. Lovely engravings and a fine twisted rope design outline the hat. The pendant is accompanied by a perfect sterling silver chain with a secure spring ring clasp. The Vintage pendant is so charming and cute, a wonderful addition to any silver collection.
Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.
The sombrero, its name derived from the Spanish word sombra, meaning “shade,” first appeared in the 15th century. Gentlemen often wore tan, white, or gray felt sombreros, while the peasants wore straw. In Mexico the brim of the sombrero could be as much as two feet (60 centimetres) wide.
Measurements: Pendant 18.00 mm x 18.00 mm
Weight: 2.20 grams
Date: Circa 1970