Stunning and dramatic Navajo necklace of branch coral alternating with handmade round discs of natural turquoise. Two strands of coral and turquoise are joined at the end by cones of sterling silver. The silver chain attaching to the clasp allows the length to be adjusted from 28 1/2" to 31" (including coral drop).
This Native American (most likely Navajo) ring is the largest I have seen. It measures 2 3/16" tall and 1 5/8" wide. It is interesting to note that because of its large size, the maker had to solder two pieces of silver together to create the backing. It is set with round and pear shaped natural turquoise stones. The ring is size 7 1/2 but can easily be sized up or down. Made circa 1950; found in Arizona.
This Hopi silver bracelet with natural turquoise is wonderfully three dimensional. The four irregularly shaped turquoise stones are set below the surface to create a shadowbox. The surface on which the stones are set is oxidized with the black giving the appearance of additional depth. The bracelet is stamped with an abstract design of circles and continuous curved lines on the top and bottom. It weighs a very substantial 123 grams. The inner diameter is 2 1/8" across with an opening of 1"...
Handmade Navajo silver and natural turquoise dating to the late 1940's. The cluster ring on the left measures 15/16" in diameter. It is size 8 3/4. $295 The large triangular ring on the right measures 1 3/8" wide x 1 1/2" tall. It is size 8 1/2. Both rings can be sized up or down. Arizona origin.$275
This Tiffany 14 karat gold collie brooch has the wonderful long coat of your favorite pet. It has sapphire eyes and a pensive looking face. It measures 2 inches from nose to tail and 1 7/8 inches in height. It weighs a substantial 42 grams.
These two Navajo necklaces with Mediterranean coral are being sold separately but make even more of a statement when worn together. The necklace on the right measures 26 inches long. It consists of three strands of coral interspersed with handmade silver beads. It has a silver clasp. The necklace on the left is four strands of coral beads of various shapes. The handmade silver beads are both round and tubular. It is strung on cotton without a clasp...
Beautiful set of handmade Navajo silver teaspoons with fine stamped designs on the handles and bowls of the spoons. They measure 8 7/16" long; excellent condition. Made circa 1930's.
Nicely handmade woven box of sterling silver. It measures 7/8" tall and 1 5/8" in diameter. The box is marked 925 for sterling and has additional numbers that I do not recognize. It has a good hinge and secure clasp. Excellent condition. Probably made circa 1960.
Beautifully colored coral beads necklace with matching earrings. The earrings have post backs. The necklace has a 14 karat gold clasp. It measures 18" in length. The beads are 8 millimeters. Excellent condition; circa 1960.
This Tiffany brooch screams Retro in every way. Both the design and combination of pink and yellow gold are typically of the period. The leaves are finely detailed as one would expect of Tiffany. The brooch is 14 karat gold. Measurements are 2 5/16" wide and 1 1/4" tall. Excellent condition; circa 1940's; American made.
Antonio Pineda is best known for his masterfully designed silver jewelry. He did little in the way of hollowware making this set quite rare as well as beautiful. It consists of a sterling tray measuring 8" x 12" and 5 cups that are 3" tall. All have a bamboo design trim. The tray weighs 18.25 ounces and each cup is 110 grams.
Silver master Antonio Pineda is best known for his architectural designs. This wonderful Circles bracelet is in keeping with his fine work. The circles are 3/4"tall. The sturdy clasp is invisibly integrated into the design. Only the safety chain indicates where the clasp is. It is in very good condition. The bracelet is made of 970 silver, higher quality than the 925 standard. It is approximately 7 7/8" in length but difficult to measure precisely because of the safety chain.
This sterling silver pendant necklace by Cartier is as attractive as it is useful. It is a perfume bottle on a 24 inch silver chain. There is a small design on the neck of the bottle. It is in excellent condition. The bottle measures 1 3/16 inches from the base to the top of the cap. Marked Cartier and Sterling on the bottom of the base.
Wonderfully stylized flower silver earrings by New York jeweler, Lisa Jenks. They are very nicely three dimensional with oxidized indented surfaces. Backs are clips. The earrings measure 1 1/8 inch wide x 13/16" tall.
This six strand silver and jasper necklace was made by Audie Yazzie of the well known Navajo jewelry making family. It dates to the 1970's and is made with red jasper and several sizes and shapes of silver beads. Fetishes are carved from coral. The length of the necklace is adjustable from 30" to 38". The maker's name is signed on a silver disc. This is a wonderfully fashionable necklace enhanced by its Native American origin.
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Flatware service for eight in Hector Aguilar's desirable Aztec pattern. It is made of sterling silver and rosewood. All pieces are in excellent condition with 1940s hallmarks. The 47 piece set consists of the following pieces: Eight dinner knives Eight dinner forks Seven salad forks Eight soup spoons Eight butter knives
Rose quartz balls drop from a double hoop in these lovely earrings by Paloma Picasso. A tourmaline set in a gold collar completes the bottom. Post backs; like new condition. Measurements are 1 1/2" from the top of the hoop to the bottom of the tourmaline. The rose quartz bead is 11/16" in diameter. Made circa 1990.
These large, softly colored earrings are large enough to make a wonderful statement. Fortunately, they are light enough to be very comfortable to wear. They measure 1 1/8" in diameter and 1 1/4" in length including the two stones. Post backs can be converted to clips. Made of fourteen karat gold; circa 1980.