This silver and lapis lazuli necklace is classic Betty Cooke - light and airy. It is made of silver tubes and round lapis beads in groups alternating from one to six throughout the 36" length. It is sold in the original Betty Cooke box with her handwritten signature and the purple tissue paper in which she wraps her pieces before lovingly sending them to their new homes. Cooke is 90 years of age and has been well known for her jewelry for some 60 years. This piece is about 25 years old.
Wonderfully versatile long sterling silver chain made of hammered circles. They vary in diameter from1 1/8" to 1/2". Total length of the necklace is 40" so it can be worn singly or doubled. In addition, the hook shaped clasp allows it to be attached to any of the circles allowing for adjustment to virtually any length. Probably made in the 1970's.
Wishbone shaped 18 karat gold earrings by American goldsmith, Michael Good. Good is known for his very sculptural work and his ability to twist the metal to create new surfaces. His jewelry is particularly fluid and easy to wear. The earrings measure 2" long and 1" at the widest. Made circa 1990.
Tiffany 18 karat gold earrings centered with a 12 mm mabe pearl. Each pearl is surrounded by a round band of twisted gold and two gold ovals. Measurements are 13/16" wide and 15/16" tall. Omega backs. Dated 1980; sold with original presentation box.
Graceful,three dimensional cufflinks made by the late silver master, Antonio Pineda. Oval moonstones are set in the recessed half of the rectangle. Measurements are 3/4" x 1" to the outer edge of the curved band. Made of 970 silver, higher quality than sterling standard. Made circa 1960.
Artist made silver ring of a convex circle that is oxidized inside the perimeter giving it the appearance of more dimensionality. The circle theme is repeated in stamped designs around the central circle and throughout the shank. The central design measures 7/8" in diameter. The ring is size 5 3/4. Artist signed but not a name with which I am familiar.
Stainless steel purse from the 1990's made by Wendy Stevens. In addition to being an unusual shape, the surface has an incised pattern of three dimensional cubes known as Tumbling Blocks in quilt-speak. The top measures 7 1/4" across and the bottom is 4". It is 4" tall and 2 1/4" deep. The chain is 24" so it can be worn as a shoulder bag or cross body. Signed inside with maker's name as shown in last thumbnail photo.
Silver and gold brooch by Maine jeweler, Elizabeth Prior. The combination of metals works well with the three textures, including the finely crimped edge that makes a nice frame. Dark areas are shadows in the photo - not discoloration. Measurements are 1 5/16" square. Made in the 1990's.
This amethyst ring by William Spratling is one of his most popular designs. It is the sister to item # 1232858 in which he used a larger, oval stone. This ring is size 4 1/4. It can easily be sized in either direction. Hallmark dates to the 1940's; excellent condition.