This is Ricardo Salas' 1980's RIVER OF LIFE design. The swirls are his interpretation of the ripples experienced in the ebbs and flow of human existence. A pebble skimmed over water generates these patterns. Also, if you look closely, you will see the silver is textured in ripple patterns as well. Interestingly enough, although he modernized styles, he adhered to his ancestors' reverence for water, the substance for which the workshop was named ( Matl means "water" in Aztec)...
Purchased from Spirit Wrestler Gallery in 2005. Beautiful pounamu niho pendant with abstract manaia guardian figure. About 2 7/8" long by 1 5/8" wide, nice piece of jade. Cord is adjustable and about 32" end to end. Excellent condition.
This is a large chisel blade carved in a traditional style and beautifully bound. Purchased from Spirit Wrestler Gallery ( I think -- can't find my info on this one ). Pendant is 4 5/8" long by about 1 3/16" wide. Has a chip to the edge and is a bit rough. Cord is 20 1/2" end to end with a jade toggle.
Please see a bio below. Suffice it to say, Mr. Gardiner is one of the best!
This fine Hei Tiki was purchased from Sirit Wrestler Gallery's 2006 Mini Masterworks show, it was on the back and inside front cover of their catalog. Beautifully carved from excellent quality pounamu jade, it is 2 3/4" tall and 1 3/4" wide. The cord is adjustable and about 30" from end to end. Excellent used condition...
Peter Bishop is a very well known artist and he has been carving in jade and bone for many years. I purchased this piece from the Bone Art Place several years ago, and only wore it a few times.
This Hei Matau is about 3 7/8" long and about 1 1/4" wide made from rare and beautiful Marsden Flower Jade from New Zealand. High gloss finish in excellent condition. Cord is 20 1/2" long with a jade toggle and very nice binding work. This item was about $700 when I bought it...
Beautiful sterling "Rio Plata"bracelet by third generation jeweler Sam Patania. The design was influenced by his love of vintage Mexican silver with his own special contemporary touch. This bracelet measures 5 1/2" end to end with an additional 1 1/4"opening and is 1 1/4" wide. It weighs 65 grams and is in fine original condition. Signed as shown. Sam continues the treasured
work of the Patania family.
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.