Vintage Sterling Mexican Abalone Pill Box, 1940's-1950's Signed ELM
Vintage Sterling Mexican Abalone Pill Box, 1940's-1950's Signed ELM and iguala .925 as well as hecho en Mexico. There is a bird maker's mark as well - eagle. Weight is appx. 8.57 grams. It has a scalloped solid horseshoe shape with a flat back at the hinge. It is appx. 1" by 1-1/8" and 1/2" thick. Tested and tests as silver. Beautiful shimmery purple, blue, green and gray inlaid shimmering abalone. The green and blue in the center inlaid section. Very good condition with light expected oxidation that can be polished. Great estate find. Well made. (INV. W.102.21.1X5 SS5785 j MV LD 10/8/21).
We carry mostly vintage jewelry across all themes in my stores and listings. We have our own store and are and have been known as stampshopgirl in Ebay and have been since I think 2003. At one point we had a gift shop/rubber stamping store and switched over to vintage jewelry about six years ago on a full time basis, which also including taking and completing gemology classes as well as jewelry appraisal studies. We carry limited other vintage items and am trying to change our presence to marias vintage and estate treasures. You may see both names until the migration is complete. You can find us on pinterest where all ebay items and other venues are categorized - mariasvinta0654.
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I keep great notes about each item and can answer most questions quickly, but I do not store fine jewelry on premises, so answers about specific measurements may take some time as I arrange to inspect the piece again.
In addition to this website, Maria's Vintage, I am on eBay as stampshopgirl, on Etsy as stampshopgirl, and on StorEnvy as Maria's. I have many vintage jewelry items and other vintage and new items - a very wide variety.
I will combine shipping, even if you buy items from one of my other stores. If you purchase one item and know you’ll be picking more, just email me and let me know and I will ship them at the same time and refund the shipping over the combined limit.
Given the number of different items I carry it is hard to know what combination of items can be purchased to pre-plan the shipping, so just email me and we will work it out to save you shipping charges whenever possible.