“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 little copper cuff that has a step-and-repeat pattern of diamond shapes and lines etched into it. It is curved in a convex shaped to give it more depth and volume when worn. Although it looks substantial, it is really very light and comfortable. My estimate is it is circa 1970’s. It is in good vintage condition with some very minimal wear shown. (You can tell the condition from the photos). It measures 7” outside circumference with a 1+” opening. It could be worn by a woman or a man with a small wrist. It would look great with other bracelets.
“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 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
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.
Ivory in color and faceted stones (that I think is chalcedony) make these earrings really unusual. They are faceted with so many planes that they sparkle when they turn. For pierced ears, they have nice patinaed closed ear hooks. Very nice and go with a lot. About 1" long and 1/2" dia. at the bottom.
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 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!
These are charming dangling earrings for pierced ears with faux turquoise beads that hang from gold brass trellis-like openwork pieces. Give the impression of hand crafted work. They are approximately 2” long from ear to bottom of bead and ½” at the widest point. These are quite nicely designed and look fabulous on.
This versatile necklace is 34” long and can be wrapped around your neck more than once to make different looks as you like. Although it is not very old, it is a vintage style of black jet beads and dark grey pearls. This is a lovely necklace that looks antique and has a lot of warmth and charm to it. The “LC” tag identifies it as Liz Claiborne.
These gold domed dangle earrings look like they are gold plated, but I cannot be sure. They have an all-over textural pattern of vines and flowers and are capped by a plain gold edge. They have nice clip-back pierced findings that make them secure and also comfortable. They measure ¾” in diameter and are about ¼” high. These are quite lovely and look like the real thing.
Blue never looked prettier than the 5 shades of stones on these graceful replicas of a style of the past. The large stone at top is a blue “opal”, while the “star sapphire” leaf perches under it. There are two or three shades of blue rhinestones on the other flowers and even on the tiny dangle at the bottom of the trailing branch. And one little flower is made of “pearls” with a turquoise blue rhinestone center. The goldtone metal is cast in fine detail and the design is captivating on these clip back earrings.. The flower branch hangs from the top round flower and another dangle is at the very bottom. They are 1-3/4” long X ¾” wide at the widest point. These are quite lovely.
These vintage 1930-1940’s sterling silver earrings are engraved with elegant flourishes covering the entire surface. The graceful design of these dainty earrings is accented by a scalloped border. They have a shiny silver patina with some darkening. They are marked, "Sterling, WFS”. They are approximately ¾” long and 1/2” wide, and are screw backs. They weigh 3 grams. They were hand etched, formed, and then the back and screws soldered.
These tiny sterling earrings are screw backs and date to the 1940’s. They are the Caduceus symbol sometimes used as a symbol for the medical profession. The history of this symbol began because of a link between Hermes and his caduceus and his practice of alchemy and medicine. Alchemists were referred to as the sons of Hermes, as Hermetists. or Hermeticists, and as "practitioners of the hermetic arts". By the end of the sixteenth century, the study of alchemy included not only medicine and pharmaceuticals but chemistry, mining, and metallurgy. Despite learned opinion that it is the single snake staff of Asclepius that is the proper symbol of medicine, many medical groups have adopted the twin serpent caduceus of Hermes or Mercury as a medical symbol during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A major reason for the current popularity of the caduceus as a medical symbol was its official adoption mistakenly as the insignia for the Medical Department of the United States Army in 1902. These little earrings are marked, "sterling" (part is worn away) and measure 5/8” long x 5/8” at the widest point. They are historical treasures.
This little watch is as eye-catching as it is understated . It has the look of being hand crafted although it is not and is made of a silver color metal that may have some nickel in it because it does tarnish. The band is most intriguing with its basket texture and hinges half way around the band and then again at the closure. It closes with and nicely-done clasp that is strong and snaps with a “click”. The watch still works and keeps good time. I believe I bought it just prior to 1980, about 1978ish. It looks like a bracelet because of the design of the band, which makes it more a piece of jewelry rather than a utilitarian timepiece. It measure 6-1/2” wearable length and the band is ¼” wide. The watch itself is ¾” X 2-1/8”. As a bonus, it is quite comfortable to wear.
These silvertone earrings are decorated with a gold coin replica that gives them an old world feel. The silver is a hammered finish and they are clip backs. They measure 1-1/9" in diameter. They are in good vintage condition with some wear showing on the gold, which you can see in the photos. A classic to go with everything.
This beautiful necklace is dainty, yet expresses an old-world sensibility in the thoughtful design. It has eight strands of tiny black jet bugle beads sprinkled with smoked glass teardrop “pearls”. It measures 15” of beads with a 3” extender, and is marked, “Ali Khan New York”. The necklace can be worn high at the smallest setting for a choker, depending on your neck size, and it has a bit of a stretchiness to make it more versatile. This necklace is fashionable and chic in its understated elegance.