The combination of copper and silver provide an electrifying backdrop for the blue stones in this demi-parure. The brooch is very ornate with decoration around the edge and covering the back. The center is silver reminiscent of lace with the blue square-cut stone in the middle. The earrings compliment the brooch although they are not exactly the same patterns, they look very much like it and are also decorated on the backs.These are from my own collection. The earrings are clips. The brooch measures 2”X5/8” with a rolling clasp. The earrings are 1” tall X ¾” wide at the widest point. The three pieces are in excellent condition and look stunning together.
Seldom seen are interesting, attractive, and well-maintained jewelry treasures such as this one. This circa 1950’s Whiting & Davis clamper bracelet is copper with brushed silver strips and is a real find. The graphic and geometric character of the design is quite stunning and very “current”. It measures 1-1/4" wide X 8" circumference. The hinge is in perfect order and still has a strong spring. It is in very good vintage condition with no damage and no flaws are visible to the naked eye.
A flavor of Native America in the expression of this copper bracelet decorated with indigenous symbols raised in the metal and darkened with patina to highlight the design. Very attractive and can be bent to fit most any wrist. 2” wide at the center and 6” around with a 1-1/4” opening. Perfect condition.
This piece shouts “contemporary” because of its sleek styling and wide bracelet. The watch face is also stylized in an elongated rectangle with copper numerals. The bracelet is hinged so that it goes on easily and will fit most all wrists. It measures 1-1/4 “ wide with a ¾ “ gap. The watch face is also 1-1/4” square. It’s a universal and classic design that will last a long time.
This magnificently designed sterling silver letter opener is from the estate of a well traveled and wealthy woman. It is Egyptian and obviously quite old. The decorative elements on this piece are a chameleon on top attached to flourishes that may be letters. It is engraved with a lotus flower, an Egyptian princess, the eye of Horus, and other symbols going down to the tip. It was cut from a heavy sheet of silver and fabricated by hand. The designs on top were cut out and the designs were incised or engraved into the metal. In my photographs, it looks like it has a lot of patina, but it really doesn't. I had to darken the pictures to be able to see the decorative figures and symbols. It has a little patina, but a lot is worn off. The opener is 7" long x 7/8" at the widest point at the top. It is a beautiful vintage piece with no damage only showing slight wear on the back on the hallmark. The front is not worn at all. It would make a very unique and thoughtful gift for someone else or yourself!
Sparkling and elegant, these earrings are from my own collection from the ‘80’s, but still in great condition. No stones missing or any other damage. They have rows and rows of small rhinestones with a small gold break that is raised gold under the pearls. These earrings are 1-7/8” tall X 1-7/8” at the widest point and are for pierced ears.
Copper and enameled copper jewelry were very popular in the 1950’s through the 1960’s. Much of the popularity is attributed to Jerry Fels who started Renior copper jewelry, and later the Matisse line of copper. These cufflinks are abstract in design with a grey background to swirls of black, red, and white. The design is typical of the period. They measure 1-1/4” long X ¾” at the widest point. They are in very good vintage condition with no damage to the enamel or the cuff link finding.
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.
The center piece of this necklace is an Ethiopian Coptic Cross, with old jade beads, silver decorative beads, red glass, and vintage trade beads. This necklace was created by Linda Summers, artist and jeweler from these interesting elements. For over 1600 years Christian Ethiopians have worn neck crosses as a symbol of faith. The crosses are usually named from the region that they originate. The crosses feature various designs from the simplistic Greek or Latin crucifix to the more elaborate with flared arms, trefoils, decorative projections, complicated openwork designing, and patterns of interwoven lines symbolizing eternity. The beaded necklace is 29” long, with an added 2-1/2” of the cross. It is circa 1960's. It closes with a silver hook and eye.
This heavily adorned pendent is old and from Tibet. It was handcrafted by a Tibetan artisan of silver and shell. Even the back side is very ornately repoussed. It is accented by a custom-designed necklace of silk ribbons and silver bugles. It is a unique and extraordinary piece. The pendant is 2-1/2" diameter and about 3" with the bail. The necklace is 28" long and goes over your head.
This lavish copper bracelet is covered with gorgeous floral engraving. It is made up of five large links with three cabochon faux amber stones in the center of three links. In between the links are hinges with a ladder texture on each one. It is 8” inside diameter and each link is 2” tall. It is absolutely stunning and in great vintage condition, and the clasp works well. It is circa 1950’s.
This is one of the most feminine pieces I've seen like this. The colors are pink with soft green and white abstract on each of 6 links. It is very much like the Matisse enamel bracelets I've seen and in excellent vintage condition. It is circa 1950's. It is 8" long and the links are 1/2" wide. It has been well cared for as I don't note any chips or cracks or any damage whatsoever. Perfect for summer!