Dramatic and unusual necklace by Mexican architect turned jeweler, Eduardo Herrera. His architecture background is evident in the construction of this necklace in which the back is as beautiful as the front (see middle thumbnail photo).
It is made of oxidized 950 silver (higher quality than the sterling standard) and tumbaga, an ancient technique combining gold and copper.
The links are hammered with a matte finish. It measures approximately 17" long but is difficult to measure precisely b ...click for details
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.
Eduardo Herrera's architecture background is evident in the design and execution of his jewelry. This beautifully conceived wide silver bracelet has links that look something like a spine and move like one. The links are 2 1/4" wide and are overlapped with links of a different shape going down the center. All are hammered 950 silver, higher purity than the sterling standard. It measures 7 1/8" wearable length. Herrera's work is on exhibit at the Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City ...click for details
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.
Handmade silver and copper box links necklace interspersed with balls of rose quartz. Designed by Violante Ulrich in Mexico. Violante's father purchased the Spratling ranch after Spratling's death. She grew up surrounded by the designs and craftsman of the Mexican silver master.
The necklace measures 27" wearable length. Links are 5/16" wide.
Beautifully designed silver plate bowl by Wolmar Castillo, son of the Los Castillos silversmith family of Taxco, Mexico. The bowl combines contemporary design with discs of ancient Mexican jade. The three feet of the bowl are each 1 7/8" in diameter. The bowl is 6" in diameter and 3 1/2" tall.
This pendant necklace is an unusual design for jeweler, Agnes Seebass. Fine silver wires are intricately woven and inset in a sterling frame. The design is simultaneously strong and delicate. The pendant is hung on a steel cable that is also delicate in width but strong as steel. The pendant measures 1 11/16" wide and 1 5/8" tall.
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.