Israeli artist Bat Ami began her jewelry line in the 1960's . Her incredible designs and unusual fluid forms soon brought international acclaim. She became known for her groundbreaking electroform technique , which began to define a portion of silver jewelry from Israel. This early, vintage pin is quite difficult to find.In forty years of dealing in silver, we have only seen one other . It was Bat's interpretation of : "I've Got The Whole Wide World In My Hands"...
Unusual long sterling silver necklace with two alternating finishes. One is a matte surface and the other is what the maker refers to as "chaotica" as it is an allover irregular pattern. The loops are deeper at one end than the other all of which contributes to its unusual look. It measures 29" long; links are 3/4" wide.
This is a beautifully made pair of oval bangle bracelets in rosewood and sterling silver. The interior and dots are actually 970 silver which is higher quality than sterling. The interior measurements are 2 9/16" x 2 1/8" fitting a medium size wrist.
They are priced for the pair.
Dramatic, sinuous bracelet by Mexican architect turned jeweler, Eduardo Herrera. He oxidizes the surface of the 950 silver (higher quality than sterling) to create the black surface. The bracelet measures 7 3/4" wearable length and is 2" wide. The multiple links make it surprisingly fluid and very comfortable to wear.
This extraordinary necklace was made by Mexican architect turned jeweler, Eduardo Herrera. It is made of oxidized 950 silver (higher quality than sterling) and tumbaga. Tumbaga is a pre-Colombian technique used in Mesoamerica and South America to create an alloy of gold with copper.
The combination of tumbaga with the blackened silver could not be more striking. Herrera's architectural background is evident in the construction of this necklace with elaborately overlapping graduated size links...
This pretty waterfall style ring is from noted designer Charles Winston ( scion of Harry Winston). His designs are inspired by the elegant pieces sold in his father's stores. They are high end. This ring is marked "CWE, sterling". It is a size 6,1 1/4 inches in height, and in lovely condition. Stones are cubic zirconias, champagne, buttercup, and medium forest in colour. Kindly ask all questions before purchasing since all sales are final. First class shipping is $4.95. Thank you.
These older Ricardo Salas for Matilde Poulat beauties boast a color combination that is incredible. If you examine newer MATL-SALAS pieces, you see bright blue turquoise combined with amethyst. Granted, it is pretty ( I don't think I ever saw a piece of MATL I didn't covet. I want to be buried in her three tier, amethyst studded Egyptian collar ). However, when the turquoise has oxidized over time to that soft green, and it is combined with vibrant amethyst and older coral..KAPOWWWW...
Repousee dove jewelry is almost a Matilde Poulat icon. It's beauty, grace, and three dimensional appeal are incomparable . These dove earrings are a Matilde Poulat aka MATL design , made by her nephew, Ricardo Salas( deceased). They are in wonderful condition, with no repairs. For pierced ears, stamped : MATL, Mexico, 925, MS-12, M.Regis 14-2093. Approximately 2 1/4 inches in length by 1 1/8th inches in width. Uninsured boxed priority shipping is $6.95. All sales final. Thank you !
These stunning sterling earrings by "jeweler to the stars" Federico Jimenez are highly collectible, and flatter the face with movement and sparkle. He has a devoted cult following, and rightly so. His bold designs combined with intricately wrought sterling and high quality stones are unique and unparalleled. These beauties were wrought by hand in Oaxaca, Mexico. They boast a folk art theme of " palomas y flores ", ie doves and flowers...
Juhls sterling silver kinetic earrings
Marked Juhls, 925
Lisa and Scott Cylinder cast sterling silver clarinet keys "Key Wee" Brooch
American - Contemporary
1 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Marked L&S Cylinder
Very good condition
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.
Betty Cooke modernist sterling silver bracelet
Interior circumference - 6 3/4"
Large disc 7/8"
Small disc 3/4"
One dis has a brushed finish the other a shiny finish
An ultra-modern style studio amethyst sterling ring by C. Noir (Leeora Catalan of New York). This size 6-1/2 ring features a a flashy claw-set 1/3 carat (by gauge) natural amethyst, and it measures 3/4" x 1/2" across the top. This ring is stamped C. NOIR STERLING, it weighs 8.7 grams, and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs...
Domed and textured squares make for a beautiful necklace by Agnes Seebass. Each square is 3/4" to a side. The length of the necklace is 17". It is striking and comfortable to wear.
Absolutely stunning, unusual necklace by Mexican architect turned jeweler, Eduardo Herrera. Hammered, undulating links of 950 silver (higher silver purity than sterling) have been darkened to create a very dramatic effect. Herrera's work is currently on exhibit at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City. The necklace is 18" long; 2 1/2" at its widest.
Unusual silver bracelet of overlapping discs. Each is slightly longer than a half circle. The links move well creating a piece that both looks terrific and feels good to the touch. Designed by Manuel Porcayo under the name Hecho a Mano (Made by Hand). It weighs a substantial 139 grams. Links are 5/8" wide.
Finally, after two years of trying, I have gotten my hands on a "Flash Gordon" Sobral purse. Flash Gordon was the series Sobral made of discarded computer mother boards. He found that the metal on these boards was copper, so he polished it and embedded the pieces into black resin. Like everything else Sobral does - no two pieces are exactly alike.
For the unitiated, Sobral jewelry is designed by Jackie Brazil and is made in Buenos Aires...