Orna Ben Ami post modernist sterling silver brooch
2" x 1 1/4"
Weight - 19.40 grams
Ben-Ami studied sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv University and
has presented numerous solo exhibitions in Israel, Europe and the United States.
Very good vintage condition
This wide silver cuff by Emilia Castillo is from her Confetti series. It is scattered with square stones of various sizes. The largest is malachite with turquoise; lapis lazuli; and agate. This colorful and playful bracelet can be worn well with almost everything.
The design of this pair of wood and silver bangle bracelets beautifully combines straight lines with silver balls. They are very solidly made with the interior of silver. They are 970 silver, more pure than the sterling standard which is 925 parts silver. The interior measures 2 5/8" x 2 3/16" fitting a medium size hand. They are priced for the pair.
Sterling silver pendant necklace with a combination of textures. The ball has a lightly scratched surface while the elongated part is made of irregular dots. The silver ring on the cord is a nice added touch. The elongated pieces can be worn side by side or separated. It is hung on a satin cord measuring 23" long that can be adjusted to any shorter length.
Handmade cuff bracelet with sterling silver triangles alternating with ebony. It is substantially made with the wood measuring 1/4" thick. It fits a medium size wrist. The inside diameter is 2 1/4" with a 1 1/2" opening.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.