Beautifully designed and crafted sterling silver box. The top is a removable finger ring with a stone that is volcanic glass from Mount Popocatepetl, one of Mexico's most active volcanoes. The textured part of the silver continues the pattern of the stone. The entire shape of the box reflects the pyramids of Mexico.
The ring is size 7. The bezel is intentionally asymmetrical.
This piece is outstanding in both conception and execution.
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.
This mixed metals (aka metales casados or married metals) fish brooch is done with the technique made famous by Los Castillo. It measures 2 1/8" from head to tail and 2 3/8" from the top to bottom of the fins. Hallmark dates from 1948 - 1960. Very good condition.
Henry Dunay 18 karat gold earrings in the hammered finish for which his work is well known. The swirl and knot design is very flattering to the face. They measure 1 1/8" long and 3/4" wide. Clip backs can be changed to posts. Made circa 1980's; excellent condition.
Charming sterling silver cufflinks for the male or female sailor. They cleverly convey the boats and water while reducing them to their most basic elements. The boat and water are applied on an oxidized ground.
Measurements are 15/16" square. Made of sterling silver; circa 1950.
Tiffany 18 karat gold bracelet with undulating bands of blue and green enamel. The bracelet is intricately made and a substantial weight. Measurements are 7 1/4" wearable length and 7/16" wide. It has a nice clasp with two safety catches.
This sterling silver bracelet was made by Erika Hult de Corral who designed under the name Ric. Erika opened a store in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico in 1966 which may still be in existence. Prior to moving to Puerta Vallarta, she worked in Taxco with Sigi Pineda and Enrique Ledesma whose influence is seen in her work. It is usually quite freeform and contoured with a modernist look as this bracelet has. It is very well made of heavy sterling silver. The inside diameter is 2 1/8" so it fits a sma ...click for details
Beautiful 18 karat gold with diamonds earrings by SeidenGang. The diamonds appear to emerge from the irregularly shaped opening of the mottled gold surface. Bottom measurement is 5/8" slightly narrowing at the top. Height is 5/16"; omega backs.
Graceful 18 karat gold choker necklace by American designer, Angela Cummings. It consists of 11 links of alternating sizes. It is approximately 17" long but difficult to measure precisely because of the natural curve of the form. Matching earrings are available.
Classic Lisa Jenks bracelet combining links and chain. Different designs on the links make it completely reversible for two bracelets in one. The central links are 7/16" wide. Wearable length is 7 1/2" including nice toggle clasp. Excellent condition; made 1980's.