This is without a doubt one of the most decadent and gorgeous necklaces ever. The centerpiece is a large flat onyx stone surrounded by lavish repose. It is quite large –about 1” thick X3”X3” at the widest and top to bottom measurement across. The beads are really perfect for this special centerpiece with large and small onyx faceted beads and amber faceted crystal beads. The large metal beads are from Bali and have raised ornate flourishes covering the surface. They, too, are quite large. The small silver beads are also from Bali as is the magnetic clasp which looks like another large bead with engraved flourishes. The necklace itself measures approximately 26” plus another 3” for the pendant. This will make a very impressive statement wherever you wear it.
This is a large and unusual bracelet cuff by Linda Summers, Jewelry Designer. This is a work in progress. It will have a large turquoise stone set on top. The copper is hand riveted on to the brass. It is a striking piece that will look even beter finished.
This is one of Linda Summers' creations that represents one of her favorite ways to create - by designing with several different metals and textures. The cuff itself is brass with a mixture of silver and copper, designed in a collage composition. It is 2" wide, 2-1/4" across inside, with a 1" gap. The bracelet can be shaped to your wrist without bending too much.
This large bow rhinestone brooch is one-of-a-kind and is absolutely the most brilliant, palatial, and magnificent piece of jewelry I have ever seen. It is definitely a statement piece because of its size and imposing brilliance. It measures 4” across and 3” tall at the widest points, and weighs 68.3 grams. This piece is from my own collection and is in perfect condition. It has been worn only once at a holiday party. It looks gorgeous on black and most would wear it at the crowning spotlight of a beautiful, understated outfit. This brooch is not for the faint-of-heart but should be worn and appreciated by one who is not afraid of being in the limelight.
This cuff bracelet was made by jeweler and metalsmith, Linda Summers. Much of her work is mixed metals and this one has a somewhat "industrial" look to it. It is soldered, but also has tiny rivets that are functional and aesthetic. The bracelet is 1-1/2" at the widest point and is 7" around with an opening between.The metal is extremely malleable allowing for different size wrists.
This is really a show-stopping necklace. It is long and the silver beads in the center are quite large and dramatic. This necklace is truly beautiful and looks old, but isn’t. It was made in India and has 6 silver balls on one strand and 8 on the other. The green beads appear to be some type of synthetic, but carry off the look of vintage tribal with aplomb. There are also some patterned silver beads among the green ones, with small silver balls between. The necklace is approximately 32” overall and has a hook and eye clasp. It is really quite stunning and would look good with just about any kind of fashion.
The design of this unusual brooch is reminiscent of tribal adornments with different textures, patterns, and even color of the metals. It houses old parts that may have belonged to some other use, but all are either old, tribal, or just old. It is also a dimensional piece with the elements along the centerline raised from the back piece. Stones and beads hang from the middle engraved circle. There are blue old beads from Africa, some brass beads from the Middle East, and a center textured oval that was made for this piece. The other parts about the large circle are a silver coin and another engraved metal with an ornate old bead that I don’t know the provenance of. Most of the construction is riveted with some soldered parts. The back has a simple hand-crafted sterling pin. The brooch is roughly 2” X 2” without the dangles. This would look great for fall and winter on dark coats or sweaters.
This is a beautiful necklace made in the tradition of tribal Tibetan pieces. Although the stones are faux, they are well-done and very rich, especially with the silver pieces decorated with flowers. This necklace has two strands of beads with the turquoise and black teardrop bead hanging at the center front. The overall length of the piece is about 22”. Very artistic.
This bracelet is made in Tibet and is crafted in a traditional pattern of a lotus blossom, along with peacocks on either side. Flourishes and a background of texture make the images stand out. It measures 2 in. wide and is about 8 in. from tip-to-tip. The lotus blossom in Tibetan culture is one of the fortunate symbols representing purity and spiritual enfoldment. The peacock symbolizes positive transformation in any negative situation. This bracelet is adjustable.
This bracelet is made in Tibet and is crafted in a traditional pattern of a lotus blossom, along with graceful flourishes that wind to the ends. It weighs 35.5 grams and measures 2 in. wide and is about 8 in. from tip-to-tip. The lotus blossom in Tibetan culture is one of the fortunate symbols representing purity and spiritual enfoldment. Others say that the lotus flower symbolizes survival. Some believe that the lotus blossom signifies that a dark or trying stage has been overcome. The lotus flower grows in the muddy swamp, forcing its way upward to bloom, so they are said to be symbolic of persevering through the worst of conditions. This bracelet is adjustable.
This is such a well-designed and detailed piece that it is reminiscent of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts movement. The silver back leaf is highly textured and overlaid with a smaller equally detailed copper leaf. On top is a cabochon hematite stone with another copper leaf and sparkly dangles hanging from it. The brooch is simply beautiful and not like anything I have seen before. It measures 3” from top to bottom and is 1” across at the widest point. This one will evoke many comments.
Dragonfly symbolism is particularly prevalent in Japan where there is great respect for and admiration of the insect. The dragonfly is a symbol of summer and autumn, and is also symbolic of the warrior class, and the courage and strength associated with that class. It is also a symbol of happiness, a symbol shared by the Chinese, who also consider the dragonfly a symbol of good luck, harmony and prosperity. This lovely silver bracelet is crowned by a gold dragonfly textured to indicate some of its markings. The bracelet itself also has an all-over pattern of squares that appear like little bricks or metal fence. Although it is marked “925”, I believe it is silver plated. It measures 6” inside circumference with a 1-1/2” gap. It is 1-1/8” wide. This would be a good gift for someone who loves dragonflies.
Simple and classy are the words that describe this bangle/cuff bracelet. It is designed like a twisted rope with two silver caps on the ends and is silver plated. Wear this with several other bangles and/or a cuff. Very current and sophisticated. Inside circumference is 6” with a 1” gap. This can be moved (within reason) a bit to fit.
This is a stylish and classy look in a long necklace with pieces that look artisan-crafted. The silver pieces are substantial, and it all goes together in a simple, yet striking design. The chain is 34" long and is a smidgen worn, but not noticeable. This is a great necklace with sweaters. It's from Chico's.
This is a fun necklace that can be worn with anything and looks very "artisan". There are 5 charms hanging from the silver ring from a black cord approximately 26" long. It has a lobster clasp. The large ring is a little over 1" diameter. The necklace is long enough to wear with button-front blouses or sweaters. Great piece of jewelry!
Brass shined to a sparkle looks like gold. This extraordinary simple yet sophisticated cuff bracelet looks like its much more expensive cousin. It is from Tibet and has square mazes etched into the metal giving an up-to-the-minute design sense. I personally love this bracelet, partly because it looks like it cost more than it does, and also because it is a stunning design. It measures 2-3/4" diameter X 2" inch wide, with a 1-1/8" opening.
A black disc attached to a textured gold colored chain carries the essence of the Far East. The disc harkens to the Chinese stone discs that are fashioned with a hole in the center. This one attaches to a reddish bead and gold chain around the disc, and then to the long necklace. The chain including the bead is about 25" long and the disc is 4" in diameter. It is a simple design but one that can adapt to many looks.
The softest green jade the the center of attention on this pendant. It is cabochon-set in an unusual, Greek pattern around the sides. Very elegant. It comes with either a braided leather cord with a snap-type clasp or an 18” snake chain. The pendant measures 1” tall X1/2” wide.