“Miracle” is the trade name of A. Hill & Company LTD., of Birmingham, England, which started manufacturing jewelry in 1946 and is still the leading designer of jewelry in the Celtic, Irish, and Scottish styles today. Each piece is authentic in terms of evolving from actual historical and archaeological information. Jewelry from as early as AD600 have been found that has been used to preserve the design and character of the old Scottish, Celtic, and English legacies. This brooch is designed with a large blue stone that was probably intended to emulate a sapphire. It has a garland of leaves around the outside edge with the ends of the garland wrapped at opposing sides. It is a very authentic design as are all of the Miracle pieces. It is marked “Miracle” on the back. The pin and rolling catch work well, and the brooch is in excellent vintage condition. It measures 1-3/4” tall X 1-12” wide.
This is a beautiful little box with a Venetian "mile fiori’’ micro mosaic top. This was formed by arranging sections of different colors of glass cane side by side, and binding them together by heat. The outside surface is heavily repoussed with a floral pattern. The metal appears to be brass. This belonged to my grandmother and is really a precious little antique. It measures 1” wide X 1-3/8” long and is 5/8” deep. The hinge works fine and the pin has been replaced.
Chico’s always has incredibly current and unique jewelry and these earrings are no exception. They are a teardrop shape with vivid metallic pink, orange, yellow, brown, and black shiny bits color in the main part of the earring, and sparkling stones above. They are 1-1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide at the widest part. They are truly standout quality.
“Miracle” is the trade name of A. Hill & Company LTD., of Birmingham, England, which started manufacturing jewelry in 1946 and is still the leading designer of jewelry in the Celtic, Irish, and Scottish styles today. Each piece is authentic in terms of evolving from actual historical and archaeological information. Jewelry from as early as AD600 have been found that has been used to preserve the design and character of the old Scottish, Celtic, and English legacies. This brooch is designed with a large blue stone that was probably intended to emulate chalcedony. It has a mounting that is decorated with zigzags and arrow points. It is a very authentic design as are all of the Miracle pieces and probably is Scottish in origin. It is marked “Miracle” on the back. The pin and rolling catch work well, and the brooch is in excellent vintage condition. It measures 2-1/4” X 1-1/4” and is convex so that the back looks like it is scooped out.
This silver-plated cuff bracelet was made by an artisan of the Hmong Miao Hill Tribe of Tibet. The design is a step-and-repeat Austrian knot, highlighted by a heavy black patina. It weighs 47.6 grams and measures 2” wide 7-1/8” from tip-to-tip with a 1/2” opening. It is malleable and can be fit to the wearer’s comfort. Among China's 55 ethnic groups, the Miao (Hmong) are known for elaborate embroidery and exquisite work with silver. Silver accessories are a standard for the Miao people. For more than 400 years, it's been the custom to decorate oneself head to toe with silver. A full set can weigh up to ten kilograms. The purpose of wearing all this silver is of course primarily aesthetic, but they are also worn as amulets to ward off evil, and as symbols of wealth. While usually worn by women, the Miao ethnic minority's silverware is made by men. The rich varieties, elegant patterns, and exquisite craftsmanship not only demonstrate the colorful world of Miao people's art, but their spiritual life as well.
This lovely little bracelet is adorned with atylized leaf with tendrils and berries ib it. It a very well crafted, but has not markings, so I can't be sure that it is sterling. It measures 5-1/2" around and it about 1" wide at the widest point. This bracelet can be adjusted a litte
These exquisite vintage Mexican sterling silver earrings are small and feminine with silver domes surrounded by silver wire looped over and over around the edge. They are very old, probably 1930’s-‘40’s, and are marked, “sterling”. They are approximately 5/8" in diameter, weigh 4.3 grams, and are screw backs. These were fabricated by hand by cutting and forming the domed shape from silver sheet and forming the loops from silver wire and soldering on to the dome, as well as the screw backs. These are in excellent condition and do not appear to have any damage. They are winsome and classic and a great addition to your collection.
This lovely elegant necklace is from the 1950's and is a hank of numerous white strands of seed beads with a gold colored clasp that is fashioned like a flower with leaves. The center is small seed white and pearl look beads. This is a great necklace and feels warm on your neck. It measures 16-1/2" including the clasp.
This bracelet looks like one from David Yurman because of the classic ribbed design, gold and silver, and accented by a faceted black “stone”. It looks very expensive and is substantially made with a strong spring for the clamper action. It measures about 7” inside circumference and is 1-1/4” in front, tapering to ¾” in the back. It has a faceted black stone that is probably plastic. The bracelet is really classic in design and classy in presentation. It is truly striking.
This is an unusual brooch from about the 1960’s that has many layers of leaves stacked on top of each other. Because some are have texture and patina, they contrast with others that have smoother finishes. Each of the 9 leaves has notched edges that fall gracefully over each other. It is in good vintage condition. The pin back has been replaced, but it works perfectly. It measures about 2”X2”. This piece would be great on fall colors!
This little cowboy is such a great example of the copper art of the ‘50’s from its “tough guy” expression to the bowed legs. He is really almost a cartoon character with his expression and simple design of the figure. The details of his six guns, kerchief, six-gallon hat perched over his eyes, and details on his chaps make him a very charming figure. The pin is pressed and formed to slightly curve outward to give it a fuller dimension. He measures 2-3/4” tall X ¾” at the widest point. Copper is one of my favorite metals and the contrast on fall fabrics looks especially nice. He is an enchanting one to collect and keep.
This bracelet is very old and made of brass with a simple design of incised lines. My estimate is it is pre-1970. It is quite large 1-3/4" across the outside curvature. Inside diameter is 2-5/8" and the inside band is 1" deep. It has some heft, weighing 95.3 grams. It is very old, although I don't know the exact age. It came from a Nomadic tribe in the Middle East and was handcrafted by an artisan and is well made and is in excellent vintage condition. It is a very striking and showy bracelet and could be worn alone or with other bangles.