Finest, Museum quality, Chinese carved genuine, undyed salmon color coral beads necklace. This great necklace is 37.25" long. There are 65 carved beads with Asian characters. Total weight is substantial 183.15 grams. Condition is very good. Beads graduate from 11.3 mm to 25.25 mm in diameter. The carving and the salmon color of the beads is magnificent. This necklace has 18k gold clasp with coral cabochon.
Julian Lovato is the Santo Domingo artist of this attractive oval silver and turquoise ring in size 8. Silver oval measures 1 1/2"H x 1"W x 3/8"D. Signed piece. Signed J.Lovato, Sterling,IHM (Indian Handmade) with a stamp of a thunderbird facing toward the right. Purchased from a private collection. This ring is beautiful rare and collectable.
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This is a very large pendant made and hallmarked by Mark Chee, he and his brother Joe were very well known and their work is highly collectable.
The pendant is about 2 3/16" by 1 1/2" with a large and heavy turquoise ( or possible variscite ) stone. 41 grams, very good vintage condition, the stone is cracked, but completely stable.
Jim and Helen Long have been somewhat eclipsed by more recent jewelry artists, however, they were very well known and still command much respect for their fine work.
This necklace is a beautiful example of Mr. Long's artistry. It is composed of 14 blossoms each with a nice turquoise stone and hand stamped, and a crested naja set with 6 turquoise. The piece is completed with a double strand of handmade silver beads...
A well made silver pill box with precise and moderately deep stamp work. About 1 7/8" by 1 1/2" with a nice piece of what appears to be Persian turquoise ( nicer color than images show ). Circa 1960's.
Willie Yazzie started making silver overlay jewelry in the 1950's when the more well known Hopi smiths were doing the same. He worked from then until the 1990's. He was a teacher and silver smith at Mesa Verde National Park from 1960 to 1983. His wife also did similar silver work as does his son. In my humble opinion, he and his family have not been properly recognized for their early and important contribution to overlay technique...
This Turkoman ring is silver, and is set with a carved lapis stone. It is 3/4" across the top, and is a size 8 1/2. Age uncertain, but definitely pre 1980.
This incredible,rare,exotic three piece, early Matl Salas set commands attention. Thick, weighty,sinuous sterling gold gilded coils wrap around wrist and neck like a sensual embrace. The pieces are extremely fluid, and the hand forged coils are beautifully accented by clasps' turquoise eyes and facial accents. Necklace is 17 inches in length, bracelet is 7 1/2, earrings are screw-backs and 1 1/2 inches. Wear to gilt commensurate with age. Signatures on all pieces match...
Elegant, vintage, Chinese, 14k gold and genuine, untreated apple green jade bangle bracelet. This wonderful bangle measure 52.89mm in diameter (inside) and it is 8.47mm wide. Weight is 37.2 grams. Condition is very good, gold is marked 14k.
Wonderful, vintage, Chinese genuine carnelian bead necklace with carved russet jade pendant. Necklace is 34" long, carnelian beads measure 10mm in diameter. Carved jade pendant measure 2" long x 1 1/2" wide. Condition of the beads is very good, necklace needs to be restring. Total weight is 128.4 grams.
Navajos began to learn silversmith techniques in the 1870's from New Mexican Hispanics and Plains Indians. Prior to 1920, the Navajo jeweler melted down coins as a source of silver. He also worked with copper and brass ( usually reclaimed from old cooking kettles ) when silver was unavailable or too expensive. Turquoise and other stones were used as a means of complimenting the silver...
Group of 14 Venetian glass trade beads - pre 1900. Chevron six layers oblong beads of exceptional colours. Millefiori long measure of beads. Other different one from the other in shapes and colours. Good to make a necklace with all of them. The bead on the left bottom side looks as repaired. Interesting small collection of genuine antique Venetian Glass beads. measure vary from 36 mm. to 17 mm.
I am pleased to offer a pre-ban ivory set with pin and earrings. The set is circa 1930's. The design is a beautiful flower basket with expertly carved details.
The pin is 2 1/8 inch x 1 3/4 inch x 3/8 inch thick. It has a trombone closure that is marked "SILVER."
The earrings are 3/4 inch x 5/8 inch and also have silver screw back findings.
The set is in excellent condition with no damage or issues...
This pendant is made of pre-ban elephant ivory and features a dragonfly on a flower. I have CITES papers on this and will be glad to send a copy upon request. I bought three of these from a closed jewelry store. The couple who ran the store bought there ivory items in Hong Kong thus received CITES documents.
The pendant has a 1 11/15 inch drop. The ivory is 1 5/8 inch x 1 1/2 inch x 1/4 inch thick.
The pendants are in like new condition...
Antique Chinese 19c Translucent Icy Lavender Apple Green Jade Bangle
Super Diamond Icy/Jelly/translucency Jade Bangle.
You are Bidding on a Vintage ICE Jade Bracelet.
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Important Antique Chinese Estate Collection.
This costume jewelry is old keepsake stuff that is hard to find,
come from an estate Chinese collection sale 1980s.
The bangle has an inside circumference of 6 13/16"
A wide unsigned copper cuff with inlaid abalone.Possibly by Casa Maya. Light wear. At its widest point (front), it measures 2-1/2"
This massive, Southwestern style turquoise cuff is truly a sight to behold. It is 2 3/4 inches in height, and a whopping 286.7 grams. Incredibly solid , a true statement piece. It acid tests as sterling silver, and is marked as shown in the jpeg ( it looks like there are some stamped pictorial figures that are circled, with an arrow drawn over the top). We are unable to identify this mark. Kindly ask all questions before purchasing...
Phenomenal, Chinese, carved angel skin coral bead necklace with large dragon pendant. This genuine, untreated coral necklace is 19" long, intricately carved dragon pendant measure 2 1/4" x 1 7/8". All the hand carved beads with Chinese characters are 10.5mm - 11mm in diameter. This amazing coral necklace is in excellent condition, clasp is composed of 14k white gold. Weight is substantial 93.6 grams.