Both delicate and strong, pearl and sapphire bracelet by Tiffany set in 14 karat gold. Groups of pearls are separated by rows of sapphires with a sapphire heart clasp. The bracelet measures 7" long and is 9/16" wide. It comes in the original presentation box.
Stainless steel purse from the 1990's made by Wendy Stevens. In addition to being an unusual shape, the surface has an incised pattern of three dimensional cubes known as Tumbling Blocks in quilt-speak. The top measures 7 1/4" across and the bottom is 4". It is 4" tall and 2 1/4" deep. The chain is 24" so it can be worn as a shoulder bag or cross body. Signed inside with maker's name as shown in last thumbnail photo.
Silver and gold brooch by Maine jeweler, Elizabeth Prior. The combination of metals works well with the three textures, including the finely crimped edge that makes a nice frame. Dark areas are shadows in the photo - not discoloration. Measurements are 1 5/16" square. Made in the 1990's.
Four raw diamonds are set in slightly convex gold squares in these unusual earrings by well known jeweler, Petra Class. They are 18 karat gold; clip backs. The earrings measure 1" in diameter. Made in 1999.
Bold and unusual sterling silver and wood bracelet by Violante Ulrich and her partner, Jason. Smooth links alternate with hammered ones. The wood rectangles also vary in placement. The bracelet measures 7 1/2" long and 1 9/16" wide. Violante learned silversmithing growing up on the Spratling ranch. The influence of Spratling's work is clear in her designs and choice of materials, giving them a contemporary twist.
This amethyst ring by William Spratling is one of his most popular designs. It is the sister to item # 1232858 in which he used a larger, oval stone. This ring is size 4 1/4. It can easily be sized in either direction. Hallmark dates to the 1940's; excellent condition.
Bold and unusual sterling silver ring rimmed with 14 karat gold. The also has a small gold barrel around a piece of onyx. The central dome shows the hand hammer marks as part of the design. The ring is artist signed, but not a logo with which I am familiar. It is size 9 1/2, perfectly suitable in style for a man or woman. It is about 25 years old; American made.
Jewelry designer Biba Schutz titled this sterling silver and gold brooch "Sliced". Schutz beautifully combines space, color and texture in her work. This pin was made in 2001. It measures 2 1/4" x 2 3/4". It can be polished to give more contrast between the metals but some would find the patina more appealing.
Many strands of silver are intricately intertwined in this ring by Mexican design firm, Tane. The initials are for Soledad Garcia, the designer who began working with Tane in 2001. The ring is size 7. It is 3/8" wide; excellent condition.
Biomorphic shaped brooch and matching earrings by Danish designer, VW Fammik. The pin measures 2 3/4" x 1 1/8" and can be worn in any direction. The clip back earrings are 1 1/4" x 5/8". Made in the 1960's; excellent condition.
Bold and chunky silver earrings by New York designer, Patricia von Musulin. Von Musulin is known for the three dimensional aspect of her work and these clip earrings are no exception. They measure 1 1/2" long and 7/8" wide; made circa 1980. Von Musulin's work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Wonderful silver and copper earrings by modernist designer, Sam Kramer. The crescent shaped earrings have a silver ball. The tip is turned over with a copper ball making for a very three dimensional design. Measurements are 1 1/16" long x 7/8" wide; backs are clips. Made circa 1960; excellent condition.