This substantial cuff bracelet features a raised design of a central frog flanked by two lizards on a textured, oxidized background. The inside of the bracelet exhibits hammering and is nicely finished, with a soft patina. It is marked Mexico/925 on an inside edge. It probably dates from the 1980s. The cuff has a 7-inch inner circumference and measures 1 1/4 inches at the widest point and 3/4 inch between terminals. Weight: 57.5 grams
This artisan-signed piece is composed of a shield-shaped copper pendant embedded with curved bands of silver in an abstract design. The surface of the copper looks to have an acrylic coating. The top of the pendant serves as an embossed silver tube through which a sterling snake chain has been run and finished with a handmade hook clasp. The back of the pendant is signed Katie Cleaver, Bennington, VT, and dated April 10, 1991. There is also a mark for copper. The pendant measures 1 7/8 inches by 1 3/4 inches; the chain is 16 1/2 inches long.
This jaunty hinged bangle features a cobalt blue and dark coral phosphorescent enamel surface, with gilded sterling decorative touches around the band. The terminals hold a cobalt blue and gilded sterling globe that spins on an axis; the bangle opens at one side of the globe, which is protected by a gilded silver band. The bracelet looks hardly worn, with the enamel intact and no scratches or dings. The silver is lightly tarnished. The inside of the bracelet has an applied silver-gilt plaque with the post-1967 Italian silver mark for Vicenza, and the maker’s identification number of 747. The bracelet was probably made in the 1980s. It has a 7-inch inner circumference, and the terminals open about 1 1/8 inches. The rounded band measure about 3/8 inch thick.
This hinged bangle, enameled in cobalt blue, features a celestial theme with embedded gilded sterling stars and a spherical moon face closure. The bracelet looks hardly worn, with the enamel intact and no scratches or dings. The silver is lightly tarnished. The inside of the bracelet has an applied silver-gilt plaque with the post-1967 Italian silver mark for Vicenza, and the maker’s identification number of 747. The bracelet was probably made in the 1980s. It has a 6 ¾-inch inner circumference, and the terminals open about 1 inch. The rounded band measure about 3/8 inch thick.
This pin is a late 20th century rendition of a traditional Russian balalaika composed of sterling silver strings and fittings on a triangular piece of amber. The neck has a layer of what looks like pressed wood to serve as the fingerboard. There is a mark for sterling on the back of the frame and what are probably the maker’s initials of SP; the Polish mark for sterling, 1986 to the present, is on the pin stem. There is a small flake to the back of one corner of the amber body that is visible with a loupe. The pin measures, approximately 2 ½ inches long by 1 inch wide.
A wide sterling silver band supports a rectangular piece of polished blue and orange art glass. The inner band indicates sterling and displays the partial mark of Melvin Roman, a contemporary costume jewelry designer. The ring is approximately a size 6. The mounted glass measures 1 ¼ inches long by 1 inch wide by about ¼ inch high.
A sterling silver pendant necklace set with colorful stones in an oxidized surface, similar to the style of Matilde Poulat. The pendant is decorated with a central cabochon amethyst and roughly set with small turquoise beads and, possibly, coral fragments. Applied wirework wends around the pendant as well as the four drops. The chain is composed of oxidized bow-shaped elements with tire-tread edges, applied wire filaments, and roughly set tiny turquoise beads. The box clasp is in good working order. The pendant back bears the unidentified but well-known maker’s mark of AA and the post-1980 maker’s mark of TR-35. The necklace measures 20 1/2 inches long; the pendant with drops measures 2 ¼ inches long and 2 1/8 inches across. Gross weight: 63.7 grams
A sturdy bracelet composed of a half-bangle connected with a series of abstract-shape hinged links, it bears the mark 'RIC,' for Erika Hult de Corral, along with her post-1980 mark of TR-26 on the box clasp and tongue. The safety chain appears to be original to the piece. The bracelet has a 7-in. interior circumference, and the widest elements measure 5/8 in. Weight: 29 grams
A large bangle composed of 63 thin, white metal bangles, each decorated with oxidized and impressed bisecting lines. The thin bangles are entwined so as to lie comfortably on the arm, with a Slinky-like feel despite its heft of about 150 grams. The bracelet has a bit of flexibility for getting it over the hand, but for the most part its interior circumference of about 7 ½ inches is pretty firm. The composite thickness of the bracelet is about 2 inches around. It is unmarked.
Composed of five curved, square, openwork panels depicting seashells, the bracelet has a secure fold-over clasp. The copper has a luster finish. The piece measures 7 ¼ inches long by 1 ½ inches wide.
Set with a polished, trapezoidal piece of rutilated quartz in an angular setting, this ring has a strong geometrical design. The quartz is clear with sharp, brownish inclusions that give the ring a dramatic flair. It is marked 925 and Italy on the underside of the setting. It is a size 9 scant.
Very small studs formed as squares with beading at the top and bottom. They are unmarked but test definitively for sterling silver. Each measures ¼ inch wide by 3/8 inch long. Weight: 1.1 grams
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including 16-in. chain
including 16-in. chain
This handmade rectangular cast panel features a scrolled top and a reserve for possible engraving. The pendant comes with a sterling 16-inch cable chain. The pendant is not marked, but tests definitively for sterling silver. It measures about 1 ½ inches long by ½ inch wide. Weight (pendant only): 3.6 grams
Made in the Viking style, with a bold rivet-like design on the top of the band. The bangle closes with a chain and rod clasp and is very secure. The inside bears the marks of the maker, Kalevara Koru, the sterling mark of Helsinki, and the date code of Q8 for 1993. The two marks for Finland silver are struck as well, but indecipherable. The bangle has a strong look and is quite substantial, but it is not a large piece, measuring just under ½ inch wide; the internal circumference is about 6 ½ inches (for a smallish wrist). Weight: 25.3 grams
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Composed of two convex half-spheres, the pendant is cast as one main piece, with applied wire edging. It is marked sterling inside the larger sphere and is easy to match with any basic cable chain. It measures about 2 ½ inches long, including the bail. It comes with an Italian sterling variegated chain measuring 22 inches long. Weight (pendant only): 5.3 grams
This handmade ring features a marquis-shaped agate cabochon; stone’s banding forms a dramatic, kaleidoscopic design. The stone is securely mounted in a jagged-edge bezel, and the back bears the sterling mark and maker’s mark of JF, possibly Native American. The silver has a warm patina, with minor signs of wear; the highly polished stone exhibits no wear or damage. The ring is a size 7 ¾.
A pendant of overlapping rectangular panels decorated with a stylized lion head and a small gold-plated bead in the upper left corner. The back bears the copyrighted mark of E. Pearl, for contemporary jeweler Erwin Pearl. The pendant is very solidly made and measures 1 3/8 inches long, including the bale, by 1 inch wide. It comes with a 23-inch sterling Italian cable chain. Weight (pendant only): 12.4 grams
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A whimsical openwork pin formed as a running stylized reindeer or el The back bears the mark of Navajo silversmith Joe Delgarito, of Sedona, Arizona. It has a secure rollover clasp and measures 2 ¾ inches long by just under 3 inches high, measured at the antlers. Weight: 11.2 grams