Mexican sterling silver and amethyst quartz necklace
Mid 20th century
Should fit a 14 - 14 1/2" neck
Weight - 48+ grams
Marked Sterling, Taxco
Very fine vintage condition
pre Columbian beads sitting on a dish of sterling silver with sterling chain and beads make this a striking wear anywhere necklace. It is of Mexican origin and is slightly before or at the beginning of the Mexican Silver Renaissance. Added attractions is the hand make copper casa belles. 76 grams of weight and 18 inches in length. Each station is 5/8th inches across. No damage or repairs just, LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!
Delightful 18k gold figural pin. Stylized owl with ribbed crown, rose-diamond eyes set in concave disc sockets, sweet wing flaps, and branch-gripped talons. Breast inset with turquoise stone. A symbol of wisdom in the advanced taste. United states, ca 1930. Stamped “750”. Very good condition with great color.
Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x W 7/8 x D 1/2 in. #873
Beautiful 14k gold flower brooch comprising petals inset with 33 rubies (approx. 3 carats) on white-gold stem encrusted with pave diamonds. The flower is framed by 3 scrolled yellow gold leaves. United States, ca 1940s. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 x W 1 3/8 in. #675
Beautiful Meiji-era shakudo locket with rose gold mount and chain. Locket is rectangular and hinged with gold and silver applied to shakudo ground. (Shakudo is a lacquer-shaded alloy.) Cranes and lilies are on one side. On other is fantasy scene with parasol-holding frog drawn in rickshaw by another frog. Locket has hinged bracket mount and ring bale threaded with chain. Japan, ca 1900. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Locket: H (with bail) 1 7/8 x W 1 1/8 x D 3/8 in. Chain: L 18 1/4 in...
Fabulous Meiji shakudo locket with delicate gold braid border. Rectangular with gold and silver applied to shakudo ground. (Shakudo is a lacquer-shaded alloy.) One side are peacock and bamboo with Mount Fuji in background. On other is flower basket. Gold scroll crown with ring bail. Japan, ca 1900. Condition: Does Not Open. Otherwise excellent.
Dimensions: H (with bail) 2 x W 1 1/8 x D 3/8 in. #1122
A classic pair of mmid-Century modernist cufflinks by Lucien Piccard, featuring a circlet of round brilliant-cut garnets around a central plaque of gold enhanced with a Florentine finish. Piccard more often used synthetic sapphires or synthetic rubies in his cufflink designs. The garnets have a subtle, deep red coloring that contrasts beautifully with the richly-textured gold without being too flashy. Signed "Lucien Piccard" and marked "14K."
A large 18K yellow gold Sputnik ring by H Stern. The dome is bezel-set with round amethysts, citrines, aquamarines, peridots, green tourmalines, pink tourmalines and garnets. The Sputnik design was created in the 1950’s to highlight the range of colored gemstones available from Stern’s Brazilian mines. It later came to be called “Sputnik” for its resemblance to the spiky Soviet satellite launched in 1957...
A substantial sterling silver necklace with interlocking block links alternating with molded cuboid elements. The cuboids or rectangular blocks bear impressed, oxidized linear patterns on all sides, giving the piece a sense of depth. It is secured with a lobster clasp that is marked 925 for sterling silver, and the necklace also tests definitively for sterling. Unclasped, the chain measures 30 in. long. Weight: 64 grams
This handmade wide band ring features a random design of molten drops on a textured surface. The irregular band shape has an upturned edge along the top, where the opposite edge comes to a rounded point. It bears the post-1967 Italian mark for silver, hallmarked for the city of Siena; the hallmark is double-struck, so the maker's number could read 722, 712 or something similar...
A grotesque mask dangles from this silver key ring, suspended by a short piece of sturdy cable chain. The mask and chain are likely Mexican, evoking a grimacing face with bared teeth and hanging tongue similar to various masks of the ancient Americas. It is constructed of several elements, such as a headpiece, tongue and overhanging lip, soldered onto the the flat face; eyes and nose are incised. The key ring displays some wear commensurate with use as well as indecipherable markings...
Enrique Ledesma is famous for his stone to the silver inlays and remember this was before laser technology. In this necklace there is a large Agate with the bands ranging from browns to reds. Don't be afraid of the necklace band that goes around the neck as it does not flip up. There are two hinges on the sides and the curve is masterfully sculpted. The wearable is around 17in. and the diameter is 5 inches...
An Arts and Crafts sterling silver brooch with leaves or vines by the Chicago silver firm, Kalo.
Measures approximately 2 1/8" across and 1 1/2" high. Marked Hand Wrought Sterling Kalo. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds securely.
Fine condition, warm patina.
A tiny enameled violet and a free-hanging baroque freshwater pearl enhance the dainty 10K gold pendant, complete with a curb link chain. Violets were used to represent the sentiments of love and faithfulness in the Victorian era. The pearl has nice luster that contrasts prettily with the colors of the enamel. The chain is marked 10K, and the pendant is tested 10K.
Dramatic & eye catching, this vintage 1950's onyx & sterling silver bracelet was designed by Taxco, Mexico artist Antonio Pineda. Weighing a hefty 149 grams the bracelet has a wearable length of 7 inches. Each link is 1 1/2" wide. The deep black stones are in fine condition & gleam in the light as the wrist moves. The thick 970 silver is also in excellent condition with minor surface wear. Slide clasp is tight & secure. Original safety chain attached. Fully hallmarked for the artist.
An Edwardian 14k rose gold peridot and seed pearls ring circa 1910-20. This size 5-1/2 ring features a central bezel-set peridot stone surrounded by filigree openwork and a border of seed pearls with peridot corners. The setting measures 1/2" across, this ring weighs 3.3 grams and it is stamped 14 K with an unidentified maker's mark...
You know you'll live a life of good luck when you're wearing this 14K gold upturned horseshoe pendant necklace. The horseshoe is adorned with blue enameled forget-me-nots, flowers that conveyed exactly that meaning in the Victorian language of flowers. Originally a brooch, the horseshoe has been converted to a pendant with the addition of a delicate 14K gold split cable chain.
The spectacular violet color of this oval brilliant-cut glows in this lovely 14K yellow gold Art Nouveau setting featuring iris blossoms and foliage...
The pansy carries the message "Think of me" in the Victorian language of flowers. Certainly, the giver of this beautiful enameled gold pansy ring will be thought of often and fondly. The beautiful violet, cream, yellow and black enamels have a velvety texture to suggest the feel of a real pansy's petals and the whole is set off by a sparkling old mine cut diamond at the center. Originally a Victorian stick pin, this flower is now ready for daily wear with the addition of a 14K gold split shank.
American Art Deco platinum and diamond brooch, ca. 1930. Rectilinear lozenge with brilliant- and emerald-cut stones. Excellent condition.
Length: 1 7/8 in. Approx. weight: 5.7 carats. #1056
Hans Hansen modernist sterling silver bracelet
Mid 20th century
Wearable length - 7 3/4"
Width - 1"
Weight - 42 grams
Marked Hans Hansen in script, 925s, Denmark
Excellent vintage condition
A butterfly brooch in Sterling Silver with Turquoise and Amethyst by Matilde Poulat.
Measures 1 5/8" across and 2 1/4" tall. Marked MATL, Mexico, 925 and Eagle #129. Also marked MATL Mexico 925 and Salas.
Amethyst stone is faceted. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. You can see a little bit of the impression of the mark from the back through the top of the front. Has a little tarnish.
Fine condition. Classic MATL design.
An imposing, yet very wearable Retro ring featuring a large, deeply colored honey-gold rectangular step-cut citrine flanked by lines of calibre-cut synthetic rubies (typical of the period) between lines of bead-set old European and single-cut diamonds. The color contrast of the stones is quite striking and the size is imposing without being overdone. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold and platinum.
- Origin: America, ca. 1935.
- Condition: excellent; all original.
- Dimensions: crow...
An astonishing figural pendant necklace featuring a natural semi-baroque pearl in the shape of a pear, accented with platinum and 18K yellow gold leaves and a stem, all set with old European cut diamonds. The pearl has very fine orient, with all the colors of the rainbow skating over the creamy white surface. The diamonds are graded at an average of H/SI1. Converted from an Edwardian stickpin, the pear is now a gorgeous pendant hanging from a French 18K white gold chain.
NOTE: The pendant...
We are offering an iconic Hector Aguilar Armadillo necklace. It has a 17in. wearable length. The center medallion is 1.5inches tall. The length of the drop displays a large presence with a span of 7.25in. long. The medallions are solid and hand forged with a curve adding dimension. The work marks on the underside are a testament to the quality and history of the making of this treasure. The weight is 80 grams heavy. I think you will find this being a go to piece for career or fun, just LOOK AT ...
A vintage modernist sterling silver pendant by Elis Kauppi for Kupittaan Kulti Oy, Turku Finland. A three dimensional design with overlapping flowers.
Measures about 1 5/8" across and 1 7/8" high including the bale. In very nice condition with a dark patina, we did not polish it.
Marked with the Anvil, and 925S on one side of the bale and Finland on the other side. Fine example of Kauppi's work.
Simple, elegant modernist earrings of irregular-shaped panels by Frances Holmes Boothby, bezel-set with cabochons of dyed black onyx. They have very secure screw backs and are marked fhb on the reverse of one, sterling on the other, with sterling indicated on both of the screw backs. The stones are in excellent condition, with no scratches, nicks or other issues. The earrings measure approximately 3/4 in. long by 1/2 in. wide. Gross weight: 7.4 grams total
A graceful pin depicting stylized calla lilies set with a cabochon chrysoprase, made by Joseph Masaniello, a Long Island jeweler active during the 1950s. Masaniello began producing jewelry after an illness caused him to become wheelchair-bound and was a contemporary and friend of Carl Ruoppoli, also from New York. This pin is a design typical of his work, with its simple, clean lines and curled vine-like elements. The stone is in excellent condition and there is a very slight bend to the end of ...
A substantial bangle bracelet decorated with impressed and oxidized geometric designs. The pattern goes all the way around the bangle and appears to be random, giving it a quirky yet sophisticated look. It is marked sterling and dates around 1970 or earlier. The piece has a nice heft and feel on the wrist. It is 1/16 in. thick and 3/8 in. wide with an internal circumference of approximately 8 in. Weight: 36.4 grams
An exceptional antique 17th- early 19th century Hungarian or Polish solid silver gold gilt and jeweled cloak clasp composed of slightly curved circular central medallion applied with plaques decorated in openwork with radiating acanthus leaves and scrolls mounted-on silver plate and inset with settings of various sizes and shape 19 faceted purple natural gemstones. The reverse fitted with a button and loop closure.
Two elaborate sides clasps, each adorned with plaques worked with openwork sc...
A dramatic, well-made sterling silver necklace of beveled links suspending a three-tiered pendant. The pendant is composed of three overlapping linked pieces of graduated size formed as rounded vertical elements with flattened tops and teardrop-shaped flattened ends. The entire piece is linked with securely soldered rings; the hook closure is hand worked. The necklace is not marked; it tests definitively for sterling silver. The chain part of the necklace measures 23 1/2 inches end to end; the p...
These 1950s earrings feature polished, irregular-shaped turquoise drops attached to serpentine pieces of forged sterling silver wire, secured by curled ends. They hang from commercial screw backs that are marked (and test positively for) sterling silver and are in excellent working condition. The earrings measure approximately 2 1/4 in. long. They are otherwise unmarked.
An impressive sterling silver band ring with a textured surface and irregular, wavy edges. Three separate bands have been applied to the outside of the wide band, and move independently. Two of the outer rings are of plain rose gold and flank the third of sterling, formed as twisted rope and which shows some minor wear. The inside of the wide band indicates 925 for sterling, and two other indecipherable marks, one probably for 14 kt gold. (Both metals test positively for sterling silver and 14 k...
We are offering a 2.5in x 2.5in pre 1960 Matl brooch. Properly hallmarked with engraving and an eagle. Condition is no damage, repairs or any type of issues. The stones are a warmed turquois teal. The amethyst are clean and clear. A lovely addition to your collection.
A vintage pair of modernist bronze pierced earrings in the Spiderweb design by Hans Sten and Karl Laine from Sten and Laine in Finland.
Pierced fish hook earrings measure 1 3/8" from the top of the fish hook to the bottom edge. The earrings have the KL mark along the side.
Fine condition. Great example of Scandinavian modernist design.
Design 5161 is a Margot de Taxco masterpiece of beads and swirls. Hallmarked correctly as shown with a 100 gram weight showing off quality repousse and a generous 18 inch wearable length. The drop is constructed with 3 links which measures an expansive 7 in. It leads up the neck without intrusion to the sides of the neck. It makes a perfect silhouette and lays in a well thought out manner. I have seen this design connected to the inside link of the drop and it stuck out rather oddly this one is...
Hector Aguilar signed bracelet that resembles the shape of bowling pin which are heavy silver and alternate with carved medallions in-between. The weight is 65 grams and the height is 1.25in. at the highest point. The length is 7 inches long. There is a warmed patina through out the bracelet. The condition is without damage. Each pin is hand made and each is different. The closure pin is tight and no rings slip off the ends.
A vintage modernist bronze pendant and chain by Hans Sten and Karl Laine from Sten and Laine in Finland. Pendant is in the Orbital design.
It measures 2 1/2" long to the top of the bale and 1 7/8" at the widest. Chain is attached at the bale and measures about 21" around.
Has a hook clasp that holds securely. Very nice condition. Great example of Scandinavian modernist design.
A pair of hammered sterling silver buckles by Edward H. Breese, who worked in Chicago from 1921-1940.
Measure 2" across and 1 3/4" high. Each one is marked on the back with the hallmark of EHB in a triangle and style number 126. They are also marked Sterling and Hand Wrought.
They are made from thick sterling and have a dark patina. Would make wonderful brooches.
Rare example from a talented Silversmith.
A pair of Taxco, Mexico Sterling Silver earrings with Tortoise Shell by William Spratling. The marks on these earrings date them to 1949-1956.
Measure 1" across. Marked on the back of one earring with the conjoined Script WS and 925.
Screw backs hold securely. Fine condition. Tortoise shell is a warm, honey brown color. Have some tarnish and minor scratches.
These earrings match the 'Collar Gola' necklace pictured on page 84 of "William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance" by ...
Very stylish is this finely crafted Victorian 15Kt gold sapphire and oriental pearl heart shaped broach/pendant. The 1 1/8” high and 7/8” wide openwork heart broach that is wearable as a pendant as well. It is decorated by 15 bezel set natural sapphires and 16 various size oriental seed-pearls. The period broach is marked 15Ct which clearly indicates that it was made in England.
Anyone looking for an antique diamond engagement ring, this is the ring you should look at. Dating back to the 1920-s is this beautifully created openwork 18Kt white gold six-prong basket setting that holds a 1.09 Ct old-mine diamond. The diamond is not certified, but our in-house gemologist graded it to be L color and VS2 clarity. This stone has a lot of sparkle, and the setting enhances that look. The ring is a size 6 and can easily be sized.
A vintage modernist 800 Silver buckle with a brutalist design. Signed on the back with the studio artist's initials, 'RA' and 800.
Measures 3 1/2" long and 1 7/8" wide. Has a three dimensional design that resembles the surface of the moon.
Fine condition, substantial piece.
A fabulous Art Nouveau 14K gold ring set with a round brilliant cut peridot flanked by seed pearls. The gem is set in a distinctly Gothic revival quatrefoil design. The gold surfaces are hand-finished and have a matte surface typical of Art Nouveau jewels. The peridot has excellent color and clarity that contrasts beautifully with the bright white pearls. Converted from a stickpin, the piece is now a gorgeous ring. The crown retains the original maker's mark for Shanley Jewelry Company, of the l...
A fantastic, 18k white gold, large baroque South Sea pearl and diamond ring. Top of this size 7 ring measures 1 1/8" x 1". The ring consists of 13 round cut diamonds and 14 baguette cut diamonds of approx weight of 2 carats, G color VSI clarity. The baroque pearl measures 20 x 16 x 12mm. This magnificent ring is in excellent pre-owned condition. Weight is 11.47 grams.
Spectacular, circa 1970's bracelet, composed of 18k yellow and white gold, blue enamel, cultured pearls and rubies. This made in Italy bracelet measures 7 3/4" x 7/8". It is fully hallmarked and in excellent pre-owned condition. Weight is 44.13 grams.
A wonderful Skonvirke 830S silver brooch by the well regarded Danish silversmith, Evald Nielsen, (1879-1958).
Measures 2 5/8" long and 5/8" at the widest. Has one central dark purple cabochon. Very light, delicate hammering, beautiful repousse work. Marked 830S for the Danish silver standard and the stylized EN mark on the back. Has an older rollover clasp which holds securely. Very fine condition, with minor tarnish.
Quality piece. Beautiful classic Danish design.
A pair of fine shakudo ornaments originally mounted in Victorian times as a pair of cuff buttons, and then re-imagined by our jeweler as an elegant split-chain pendant necklace. The two plaques feature a court lady and gentleman in Meiji-period costume. After the collapse of the feudal Samurai system in Imperial Japan, Europeans collected old sword and armor fittings such as these to set as jewelry. The mountings and chain are 14K.
- Japan, ca 1890.
- Excellent condition, sharp detail...
A sterling silver bolo tie in a Viking motif by David Andersen, Norway. The central bolo and the tips are sterling. Measures 1 1/2" across and 1 1/2" high. Black cord measures 34" long. Bolo is marked 'Reprod. Origin from Viking Period', D-A Norway, Sterling, 925S and H. Has a dark patina and lots of detail. Fine condition.
A 9k yellow gold genuine emerald solitaire ring dated 1960. This size 6-1/2 ring features a high claw setting with leftward sweeping claws holding a shallow cut 5.0 mm. (3/16") across stone. The stone is heavily occluded with a couple of tight natural surface fissures or scrapes and it is roughly finished with a couple of flat spots to the edge of the girdle. It weighs 1.6 grams, it has a full set of hallmarks for London, England with the 375 gold mark and the date letter for 1960. It is in ...
An Arts and Crafts period acid etched silver metal brooch by Carence Crafters in a Dragonfly design.
Measures 3 1/2"" long and 1 7/8" high. Marked with the conjoined CC mark inside a diamond. Has a 'C' clasp which holds securely.
Nice contrast of dark and light. Interesting triangular shape. Classic Arts and Crafts design.
The beautifully made Estate ring contains an array of clean and white diamonds of excellent quality totalling 0.26ct. Lustre and brilliancy are excellent - despite the darker hue the stone is positively 'alive' and is vibrant and lively.
Very pretty and rare - a pair of reddish burgundy rhodolite garnets from Mogok in Burma totalling 2.43ct, with dark red the prefigure. Both virtually eye clean and very sweet indeed. The left stone in our pic has a feint chip on the top left corner and on the girdle too, all of which would not be visible when set. Beautiful! Shipping registered airmail trackable 14-21 days
A very unique hand hammered sterling pendant and necklace with two green stones, (probably Chrysoprase).
Pendant measures 6" long and 1 3/4" at the widest. Chain measures 18" long and has a hook closure. Marked on the back Israel, 925 and an 'M' in a circle for the artisan's mark.
There are 'Y' shaped cut outs behind the stones so light can shine through. Striking design, lots of movement.
An amazing sterling French Cuff Bracelet by the well known Arizona modernist silversmith, H. Fred Skaggs. Has three large jewels in varying shades of purple and pink and one small purple stone on the other end. Not sure if they are stones or art glass. May be amethyst.
Measures 7" around the inside with an opening of 2". Can be adjusted slightly. Measures 2" at the widest. Has darkened textured areas in contrast to shiny polished sterling. Can be worn on either wrist depending if you...
A simply magnificent Estate ring set in solid Platinum and featuring a stunning Blue Sapphire possibly from Burma or Thailand weighing an absolutely impressive 4.86ct. The beautifully made Estate ring contains an array of clean and white diamonds of excellent quality totalling 0.61ct. The central Blue Sapphire is simply gorgeous - a deeply saturated darker hue with pretty flashes of medium blue, and is furthermore virtually eye clean, with only some tiny inclusions visible to the very very eagle...
A pair of floral sterling silver earrings, design #36 by Georg Jensen.
Measure 5/8" across. Marked Georg Jensen in a dotted oval, 925S Denmark and style 36. No need to have pierced ears, these are clips which hold securely. In fine condition with a little tarnish.
Classic Georg Jensen design.
A curving band of old European, transitional and single-cut diamonds sparkle in the yellow gold ribbon top of this Edwardian hinged bangle bracelet. The larger diamonds are clasped in buttercup settings, while the smaller ones are bead-set with milgrain accents. The diamonds are good quality, averaging J color and SI1 clarity. The back of the bracelet has a caged structure that mimics the openness of the front. The clasp is stamped 14K.
America, ca. 1910.
- Condition: excellent.
An Avon 10k yellow gold Highest Honor brooch pin with a 9 year service award pin from the 1960s. This attractive 9/16" brooch features the thick applied letter A which is set with seed pearls; it is mounted on a black onyx center in a gold embossed rim with AVON HIGHEST HONOR. It has a safety clasp and this pin also includes a 9 year 1/4" across service pin with a safety chain with a springring clasp linking it to the larger pin. This pin is unmarked (and it tests as 10k gold), it weighs 5.0...
An elegant 14K gold, Mississippi River pearl and blue sapphire floral pendant in the Art Nouveau taste suspended from a split chain. The flower petals are formed from pearls and center a blue sapphire of fine, intense color. The design is enclosed in a gold frame that resembles the shape of a pretzel! The pendant was originally a brooch and was expertly converted to a pendant by our jeweler. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
- America, ca. 1900.Condition: excellent.
- Dimensions: pendan...