Antonio Pineda Necklace Sterling & Amethyst


Necklace by Antonio Pineda of amethyst cabochons within sterling silver links. Taxco, Mexico circa 1950’s. The necklace measures 17″

The third of 10 children, Antonio Pineda Gomez was born in Taxco on July 19, 1919. At age 11 he had a brief apprenticeship in the Taxco silver jewelry workshop of U.S. designer and entrepreneur William Spratling, who had moved to the area in the late 1920s. He worked at Spratling’s shop before opening his own in 1939. At his peak, Pineda employed nearly 100 other silversmiths.