This fine line, streamlined sterling silver belt buckle is totally Betty Cooke. She is known for the light, airy simplicity of her Modernist designs. The buckle measures 2 3/16" wide and 1 5/16" tall. It accommodates a 1" belt. It is sold in the original box with Cooke's signature and her well known lavender tissue. Excellent condition; made circa 1970.
Stunning sterling silver bracelet by Emilia Castillo scattered with stones in what she calls her Confetti design. The largest stone is malachite and it includes lapis lazuli and a variety of agates. There are 10 stones in all in a variety of sizes. The bracelet is 2" wide making for a dramatic statement. Made circa 1990's.
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.
This sterling silver an onyx bracelet is a rare and early example of the work of silver master, Antonio Pineda. The hallmark dates between 1949 and 1953 when he used the name Jewels by Antonio. It foreshadows the industrial designs often seen in his work. The construction of this bracelet is especially interesting in that it is hinged on the back in a way that allows the stones to move making it very flexible and easy to wear. Measurements are approximately 7 1/2" long (difficult to measure ...click for details
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.
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.
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.
Bold and unusual sterling silver ring rimmed with 14 karat gold. The also has a small gold barrel around a piece of onyx. The central dome shows the hand hammer marks as part of the design. The ring is artist signed, but not a logo with which I am familiar. It is size 9 1/2, perfectly suitable in style for a man or woman. It is about 25 years old; American made.
Jewelry designer Biba Schutz titled this sterling silver and gold brooch "Sliced". Schutz beautifully combines space, color and texture in her work. This pin was made in 2001. It measures 2 1/4" x 2 3/4". It can be polished to give more contrast between the metals but some would find the patina more appealing.