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.
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!
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 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.
These vintage Taxco Mexican sterling silver earrings are very old, probably 1930’s-‘40’s because of the lack of the Eagle assay mark. The design is very simple and clean like much of the sculpture of the time period. The design is graceful and deeply incised with a dark patina. They are marked, "STERLING 925 TAXCO" with the maker's mark "EGC". This artist is documented in Billie Hougart’s, “The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks”. The backs are marked "ALPACA" and are not sterling like the main part of the earrings. They are approximately 5/8" wide and 7/8" long and are screw backs. They weigh 10 grams. These were fabricated by hand by cutting and shaping from silver sheet, and then soldering the screw backs. These are in excellent condition and do not appear to have any damage. They are an exquisite design.
Triad is a Canadian jewelry manufacturer that made these lovely luminescent earrings that are so captivating. They are set in copper, which is used to resemble rose gold. The setting is very intricate with leaves and a regular pattern of prongs around the edge of the large, dark stone. This one large cut stone is mounted in the metal base with an Aurora Borealis white stone at the bottom of the earring. These are very unusual and fancy enough for after 5 wear. These clip-ons are marked, “TRIAD”, and measure about 1” tall and 5/8” wide. They are circa 1970’s and are in very good vintage condition.
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.
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This pendant is made from beautifully crafted woven chain, executed in several different ways. The chain itself is square, herringbone and is approximately 22" long and is terminated with a lobster clasp. The pendant is a circle of two layers of woven silver wire with 9 strands of another style of woven pieces, all hanging in a "flowing" manner. These strands move to give even greater interest to the piece. The pendant is attached with a loose, flat twisted piece of silver wire. All in all, this is a very distinctive and well designed necklace. It looks like sterling, but I don't believe it is. The pendant itself is 1-1/4" in diameter.
This is a very old piece of Mexican jewelry craftsmanship that can either be worn as a brooch or pendant. It is made of alpaca silver and has abalone and black inlay and measures 1-7/8" diameter. It shows a man and a woman either dancing or he is curtseying to her. It is marked, "Alpaca Hecho en Mexico". This is a very well-crafted piece and shows very little wear from age. The clasp works well and the bail is also in good shape. This is a very graphic, classic style and quite collectible. William Spratling was responsible for inaugurating the concept of the silver taller where many Mexican craftsmen designed and crafted exquisite silver pieces for sale. Spratling began by employing a few craftsmen in his home, which grew to later become Taller de Las Delicias. He eventually had 100 artisans working for him, and spawned an entire cottage industry in the little town that spread to several cities in Mexico during the '30s-'70's.
This Mexican silver brooch is designed with the Los Ballesteros influence and inlaid with abalone. It can either be worn as a pendant or a brooch, but either way, this magnificent piece was crafted with great ability and precision. The abalone is inlaid as a large background to another inlay of a silver symbol and another circle of abalone. The entire pendant is edged with a wide silver border. It is marked, "Eagle 3, MEXICO", and the maker's mark, "GVE". The rest of the markings are worn, but it looks like it did say, "Taxco, Gto." GVE is referred to in Bille Hougart’s, The Little Book Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks”. The Eagle stamp is an old style, so I'm dating it to the late '40's or '50's. It measures 2-1/4" diameter and has a slight convex curve to it. This piece was fabricated by cutting the base from silver sheet and shaping that by heating and forming with chasing tools. The abalone was set after the silver inlay and clasp and bail were soldered to make a very fascinating and premier piece of jewelry. It is a fine example of Mexican silver artistry and craftsmanship. It has tiny fissures in the abalone from age, but it is all intact. This lovely piece is in excellent vintage condition.
These exquisite earrings are very old, probably 1930’s or even earlier. They are very sculptural, reminiscent of flowers or gathered satin. They remind me of some of the designs I have seen of Gerardo Lopez. The earrings are marked, “Sterling”, with no maker’s mark or Eagle assay, which dates them prior to 1948. They are approximately 1” wide x ¾” tall and are screw backs. They weigh 7.1 grams. They were cast. These are in excellent condition and do not appear to have any damage. These truly are classic and beautiful.
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 cuff is handmade in Tibet and is lavishly decorated. Around the circumference are tiny animals that look like those of the Chinese Zodiac. It is about 7” inside circumference, ¾” wide with a 1” gap. It is made of Tibetan silver, which is not sterling and has some silver content, but is a mixture with other metals. It is a very intriguing style and can be worn by a man or a woman.
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.
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.
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.
This unusual and elegant copper brooch and matching earrings have a stylized Celtic design. Each piece is comprised of swirled and abstract copper designs that are bordered by twisted and flattened thick copper wire circles. The back of the pin has black enamel as is common with copper jewelry. Copper jewelry was very popular especially in the 1950’s-1960’s, and this set is probably circa 1950’s. The brooch measures 2-1/4” diameter and the earrings are about 1” diameter. These are in excellent vintage condition and are a very handsome set to wear on darker shades.
This is a very unusual watch from the late 1970's. It looks like silver, but I believe it is nickel silver. The band is made up of 3 curved links on each side with scrolls in between. Then there are 4 other links on each end. There are also some extra links that come with it. The face looks like mother of pearl and it has a quartz movement. It works well and has a second hand. The brand is Forever. It measures about 7" long and each of the two extra links add about 1/4" each. The face is 1" in diameter.The watch is definitely a fashion piece.