Sporty and unusual earrings by Boris Le Beau who sold jewelry from his shop on Madison Avenue for 40 years. A central yellow sapphire has pear shaped emeralds above and below. All are set in 18 karat gold on ebony.
Omega backs. Measure 1.13" long and .75" wide. Made circa 1970's; excellent condition.
This Kieselstein Cord spool links bracelet is made with the matte green gold for which he is well known. It also has the substantial weight of Kieselstein's work. It weighs 63 grams. The bracelet has a wearable length of 7 1/2". It is dated 1988. The bracelet can be worn equally well on its own or paired with others.
This silver circles bracelet by Mexico's Los Castillo utilizes one of their favorite motifs in which ribbed, domed circles are topped with a silver ball. Each circle is 1" in diameter. With the round links joining the discs, the bracelet measures 7" in wearable length. Excellent condition; made 1940's.
This ornamented squares bracelet by silver master William Spratling is not often seen.
Alternating squares and rectangles have a wrapped circular design around them.
Measurements are 3/4" wide and 6 13/16" wearable length so it fits a small/ medium wrist. Made in the 1940's.
Sporty and sophisticated 18 karat gold and lapis lazuli earrings by David Webb. The oval stones are ribbed throughout. They measure 7/8" wide and 1 1/8" tall. Clip backs; excellent condition. Made circa 1960's.
Artisan made 14 karat gold chain with a moonstone pendant. The chain is made with a V to which the pendant is affixed.
The chain measures 16 3/4" long and the pendant an additional 2". Both are signed sv.h. and 585. The fact that it is marked 585 rather than 14 karat is an indication that it is European in origin, probably Danish from the style.
The moonstones are richly colored and measure 9/16" in diameter.
This unusually large turquoise Native American bracelet is surrounded by handsome silver detail. It may have been made for ceremonial use.The triangular turquoise stone measures 2 1/2" tall and 1 3/4" at its widest. There is matrix throughout the stone. In one area, it is filled with resin as there was obviously an indentation. That would not be unusual with a stone as large as this. Made circa 1950's;excellent condition.
Massive Native American cuff bracelet with two triangular turquoise stones. There is beautiful silver work with considerable detail around the stones. The bracelet makes a fabulous fashion statement for either a man or woman. It measures 3 1/8" tall and 3" at its widest. The inner diameter of the cuff is 2 1/2" with a 1 5/8" opening (which can be adjusted).
There is a small chip in the smaller of the two stones. It can probably be polished out but I have had nothing done to ...click for details
Navajo bracelet with 15 beautifully colored, natural turquoise stones. The center medallion is 1 3/4" tall. Inner diameter is 2 1/4" with an opening of 1 1/4" (adjustable). Last thumbnail photo shows that the wrist cuff has been (poorly) re-soldered to the center medallion. It was not beautifully done but it is certainly secure. It does not show on the front of the bracelet. Made no later than 1950's.
Bold and unusual silver earrings of large circles within which are cut out circles. They are topped with amethysts, the size of which looks as though they are from the cut out circle. The setting and type of amethyst as well as the overall design of the earring are reminiscent of the work of William Spratling.The earrings are certainly artist made but not signed other than sterling. The circles measure 1 3/8" in diameter. The earrings are 1 3/4" in length including the amethyst. Backs ...click for details
This Thumbprint bracelet may be by silver master Antonio Pineda. It is a variation of his traditional all silver Thumb bprint bracelet. I have not seen one like this in which the silver links alternate with onyx.
The ambiguity has to do with the mark. The circular mark under the clasp looks as though it is one that often accompanies Antonio's crown but I cannot say with 100% certainty.The tall push clasp with a wide circle is certainly one used by Antonio.
Regardless of whether it is by An ...click for details
This wonderful 950 silver (higher quality than sterling) necklace by Eduardo Herrera calls two mind two very different images. It looks like coral as well as the cut out designs of Henri Matisse.
The links are hammered. They are 1 1/2" wide at the front and 5/8" at the back.The necklace has exactly the right amount of flexibility to make it very comfortable to wear. It is approximately 18 1/2" long; the natural curve of the necklace makes it difficult to measure precisely.
Most unusual wood and sterling buckle bracelet by silver master William Spratling.The body of the bracelet is interlocking wood links with a buckle of silver.Two holes in the buckle allow for it to fit a variety of wrist sizes. The length can be either 7 3/4" or 8 1/4". The wood links are 7/16" wide. It has Spratling's hallmark from the 1960's.
This unusual wood and silver box by Emilia Castillo is one of her early pieces, done when she signed her work with both Mimi and Los Castillo.
It measures 8 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" deep and 2 1/8" tall including the bracket feet. A bird on a branch surrounded by heart shaped leaves is painted in pure silver on ceramic. The box is richly colored ebony.
It is in excellent condition; made circa 1990.
This mixed metals (aka metales casados or married metals) fish brooch is done with the technique made famous by Los Castillo. It measures 2 1/8" from head to tail and 2 3/8" from the top to bottom of the fins. Hallmark dates from 1948 - 1960. Very good condition.