This sterling silver brooch by Georg Jensen appears to be quite rare. Two (love?) birds flutter on either side of a sheaf of wheat. They are framed by a silver square measuring 1 1/2 inches. The brooch has Jensen's design number 250. When the the pin stem is worn horizontally, the wheat is on a diagonal. It can be worn as such or equally well on point with the wheat vertical. Condition is excellent; prabably dates to about 1950.
Sterling silver necklace and earrings set by J. Gabriel. The set consists of undulating, irregular circles with a satin finish and high glass rims. The necklace measures 17 inches in length. Clip back earrings can be converted to posts or can be added to lengthen the necklace.
Streamlined and bold sterling and hematite ring by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany. The hematite is gray/black in color with slight iridescence. The matching earrings are dated 1985 so I assume these are of the same period. They are available as item #1350123. The ring is size 6 1/2 but can easily be sized up or down. It can be worn equally well by a man or woman. Condition is excellent.
Bold and striking silver earrings with hematite by Pablo Picasso's youngest daughter, Paloma. They are signed Paloma Picasso and dated 1985. The earrings measure 1 inch in length and 3/4 inch in width. Clip backs can be converted to posts; excellent condition. Light spots are reflections - not dings.
This stunning silver ring is like a painting to wear on a finger. Inlaid stones of a variety of turquoise; lapis lazuli; coral and ironwood make a beautiful composition. The ring is 2 1/8" long and 1 7/16" at its widest. Condition is excellent. The ring can be worn equally well by a man or woman. It is size 7 3/4 but can be sized up or down. It appears to be signed CP.
Oxidized recangles of varying sizes give these sterling silver Modernist ear clips a very three dimensional look. Clip backs can easily be changed to posts. The earrings measure 1 inch in diameter at their widest across the bottom. They are 1 inch in height. Made circa 1970; excellent condition.
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
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.
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