Vintage sterling silver necklace by Los Castillo silversmiths in Taxco. This piece is from the "Onyx Negro" series made in sterling silver with inlaid black onyx, from the 1950s-1960s. Signed "Los Castillo Taxco" and "Onyx Negro, Sterling Made in Mexico." Eagle mark 15 and design number 41.
When Ilon Specht worked in advertising in NYC, she authored major ad campaigns, including "Because I’m Worth It" for L’Oréal. Over the years, to mitigate the stress of her high-powered job, she collected antiques for her residences. When she couldn’t decorate as fast as she could hunt and gather, she founded Hacienda, an Ojai, CA, antiques shop dedicated to the diversity of beauty, run by Martin Sierra and filled by Ilon. With this sale, she brings her collector’s eye to vintage jewelry and accessories, as gorgeous displayed on your dresser as on you.