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.
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.
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.
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.
Jewelry like this necklace is authentic from the Banjaras of India and Afghanistan. Banjaras are a nomadic tribe that is known for their jewelry and fancy fabric handiwork. This necklace is is made of old Indian Banjara coins, old bone beads, and silver hanging beads. There is a sophisticated yet primitive nature of this piece gives it an eclectic sensibility that can take it from jeans to a simple dress and look equally stunning. The length is approximately 19.5 inches.
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.
This sleek bracelet watch is a scene-stealer because of its classic styling and wide look. The watch face is also stylized in an elongated rectangle with silver 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 won’t outlive its fashion.
This abalone and green stone sterling silver ring is old and is marked, “JFG, 925”. This is attributed to an artist from Guadalajara in Bille Hougart's book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks. The green stone may be agate or jade and has some beautiful darker green and brown matrix in it. It is designed with the stones bezel-set with silver rope around each bezel and two small granulated silver balls in between. It is very old and since it is pre-Eagle, it is older than 1948. It measures a size 4-1/2, and measures approximately 1-1/2" long x 5/8" at the widest point. It is in very good vintage condition and is a beautiful little ring.
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.
Bracelets have always been in fashion and have a great history of symbolism, as well. Originally made of found objects such as wood, stone, bones and plant materials, bracelets have evolved in both materials and design. Many historic bracelets were created to serve religious and decorative purposes, as well as a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Today, they take on some of these same characteristics. One of the earliest styles of bracelets was the bangle. This extraordinary bangle bracelet is simple in its geometric provenance and stunning simplicity. The square measures 1” wide and each of the four sides is about 2” long. I believe it was 22K gold plated, but I cannot remember the designer. I have had it since about 1978-’79. It is in good vintage condition with scratches for wear and some discoloration on the inside. Without closely examining, it still looks amazing on and I always got compliments when I wore it. This would look perfect with an Erwin Pearl necklace I also have for sale.
Elaborate with repoussed flowers, this brass cuff hails from the 1920'-'30's and is popular style of that era. It is brass and opens with a friction clasp that works well. It is in good vintage condition and is a piece that looks great with long sleeves. It measures 1" wide and 7-1/2" inside circumference. It's an old piece of jewelry so you have to be aware when you wear it not to treat it as new costume.
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!
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 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.
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.
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 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.