This unusual ring by Mexican silversmith, Lila Parilla, combines crystal with sterling silver. The interior silver band is smooth and the outer band is textured. The ring is size 6 1/2. Made in 2017.
This box made of volcanic lava is topped with a sterling silver and crystal ball finial. The four silver circles are movable to create either a flat or three dimensional form. The interior of the box is lined with red leather. The box measures 3 1/8 inches square. It is 3 3/4 inches tall with the finial an additional 1 7/8 inches in height. This one of a kind sculpture is both beautiful and utilitarian. Made by Mexican silversmith Lila Parilla.
Stylish and chic artist made domed earrings with three different finishes. The domed body is a darkened, oxidized silver. One of the crisscrosses has a matte finish and the other is glossy. Post backs can be converted to clips. Measurements are 13/16" in diameter.
This huge, multicolor resin bracelet could not be more stylish and sophisticated. It is black, gray and gold. The gold and gray are achieved with pearl and gold foils. All have a matte surface. The bracelet is 2 5/8" tall. It has an invisible magnetic clasp. The five panels are held together on leather. Great look!
Choker necklace by Agnes Seebass in which she combines one of her favorite convex links with her other favorite of an ancient Mexican jade bead. Links measure 1 1/3" long. A fresh combination of young and old.
This wonderful 950 silver (higher quality than sterling) necklace by Eduardo Herrera calls two mind two very different images. It looks like coral as well as the cut out designs of Henri Matisse. The links are hammered. They are 1 1/2" wide at the front and 5/8" at the back.The necklace has exactly the right amount of flexibility to make it very comfortable to wear. It is approximately 18 1/2" long; the natural curve of the necklace makes it difficult to measure precisely.
This unusual wood and silver box by Emilia Castillo is one of her early pieces, done when she signed her work with both Mimi and Los Castillo. It measures 8 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" deep and 2 1/8" tall including the bracket feet. A bird on a branch surrounded by heart shaped leaves is painted in pure silver on ceramic. The box is richly colored ebony. It is in excellent condition; made circa 1990.
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.
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.
Lovely necklace of graduated convex circles made by Native American silversmith Don Lucas. A small silver bead separates each circle. The necklace measures 17 1/4" wearable length. The circles range from1 3/4" wide down to 15/16". Dated 1987; very good condition.
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...
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.
Jewelry designer Biba Schutz titled this sterling silver and gold brooch "Sliced". Schutz beautifully combines space, color and texture in her work. This pin was made in 2001. It measures 2 1/4" x 2 3/4". It can be polished to give more contrast between the metals but some would find the patina more appealing.
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.