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iconnumber posted 05-19-2004 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Curious137     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just inherited a bracelet and I am unsure about it's origins. Because my grandmother passed away before I could ask her, I'm turning to you for help.

It has three marks. The first is a curved sterling with 925 under it. I know what that means.

The second is hecho en mexico... I know what that one is too.

The third one has me stumped. It looks like a fancy scripted B with words circling it. All that I can make out of the words around it is a portion that says taxco.

Can anyone help me? Thank you.

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iconnumber posted 05-19-2004 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello. I am guessing that this resembles the third mark you describe:

If so, that is the maker's mark of Los Ballesteros, a well-respected Mexican silver workshop in operation since about 1937. Their work is typically well made and heavy. It would be nice to see a picture of your bracelet if that is possible.

This is the workshop's official website:

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iconnumber posted 05-20-2004 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Curious137     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's it! Dead on the money. I will post a picture tomorrow. Thank you so much!

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