Egyptian-Revival 14K gold pendant featuring polychrome pharaoh symbols on openwork plaque. Dynamic chain consists of lapis, coral, turquoise, and 14K gold beads. Circa 1950. Hallmarked. Excellent condition.
Length: 17 inches. Gold weight: 46 g. #1129
An exquisite Art Deco platinum pendant in the form of a rose set with old mine cut, old European cut, single cut and pear cut diamonds. The design is delicately worked in a sort of stencil effect, the negative spaces between diamond-set areas appearing as the veins of leaves or the deeper recesses of the rose blossom. The center of the rose is set with a .96-ct pear shaped diamond, H/VVS2. The smaller diamonds are well-matched in the H range SI clarity...
Amazing vintage pair of genuine natural ruby earrings with diamonds set in 14k yellow gold. Each earring features 21 marquise cut (7pts each) prong set rubies, and 6 round cut diamonds, with the rubies having a total of 1.47 ctw per earring.
In pristine condition, these pierced earrings measure 5/8 inches long and have a 1” drop (including earring) and hang perfectly (see 2nd photo). The color is excellent and uniform with the diamonds giving a nice sparkle...
Enrique Ledesma was a Taxco Maestro who was known for putting stone next to silver. He created today's offering of silver bars with malachite in the centers. The necklace is thick and 16 5/8th in. long. There is a height of 5/8th in. tall. The weight shows off the quality at 80 grams heavy. This is perfect for career wear or jeans, just LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!
A handsome pair of 14K yellow gold cufflinks, the heavy oval faces gypsy-set with variously cut fancy colored sapphires. One cufflink features a medium-tone blue sapphire in a radiant cut, flanked by two round brilliant cut sapphires—one a pale greyish-blue and the other an orangy-yellow. The other cufflink has a pale blue oval sapphire flanked by a pair of vivid blue round sapphires. The faces are connected to toggle backs...
A sterling silver modernist three dimensional cuff bracelet. Measures about 5 1/2" around with an opening of 1 1/4". Measures 1 1/4" at the widest. Marked Sterling and with a maker's mark that is hard to read. Very nice condition, has some minor scratches and a little tarnish. Warm patina. Quality piece.
Doris Silver was a shop in Taxco during the Spratling era. She offered her space to craftsmen to produce quality and stunning jewels. This necklace is very heavy repousse with a wearable 17in. long with it's widest point being 7/8th in. The patina is naturally dark and thick. The design is floral with twisting and turning vines. Hidden within is a drop of 2.5in. across and 2 in. tall. I have never seen another like this one. No damage, just LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!
A modernist hand made pendant in bronze or brass with a yellow gemstone held in place by exaggerated prongs. Hammered brass link chain. Hook closure. Pendant measures 3 1/2" long and 1 1/2" across. Chain measures 24" long. Well made, bold design.
A lovely hand made sterling silver brooch constructed of two thick curled wires meeting under a large Chrysoprase cabochon. One end of each wire is hammered flat for an interesting effect. Measures 3 1/4" long and 1" at the widest. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds securely. Marked .925 for Sterling and with a jeweler's hammer maker's mark. In very nice condition. Stone has a beautiful apple green color. Well crafted design.
A vintage modernist pair of sterling silver cuff links by noted silversmith, Maxwell Chayat. Measure 7/8" across. Toggle findings are marked Sterling and swivel. Marked Chayat Sterling on the backs. Sterling 'pearls' against oxidized darker sterling background. The pair is in nice condition, with some tarnish. Well made, classic mid century design.
A vintage, modernist sterling silver ring designed by Pentti Sarpaneva for Turun Hopea Oy of Finland. Design measures 1 3/8" long and 1" across. Ring measures about a 4.5 now. Marked with the intertwined TH for Turun Hopea, Crown mark for Finland, 830H for silver standard, Town Mark for Turku and date code which looks like L7 for 1964. Nice weight and condition. Great design.
This disc pin features a large faceted citrine in a bold prong setting. The stone has a light yellow-brown tinge and shows no signs of damage or wear. It is quite secure in its mount. The disc has a warm patina from age; the piece dates conservatively 1960-1970. The back has a secure rollover clasp and bears the marks for Mexican silver (eagle 42, circular 925 Sterling) as well as the maker’s mark for Los Ballesteros. There appears to have been a pendant bale or hook that has been removed...
A stylized geometric openwork design characterizes this handmade bronze ring, made around 1965-1970. The band is adjustable, and bears the unidentified maker’s mark of P.N., in addition to the Finland mark. The tiny bumps of metal on the edges are from the casting process. The top measures 1 ¼ inches long by 1 inch wide; the band is currently sized at approximately a 7.
This handmade ring features a substantial domed top of cross-hatched openwork and an adjustable band. It dates around 1960-1970, and bears the marks of husband and wife designers Else Berntsen Hughes and Paul Hughes, including the H mark for their workshop, Studio Else and Paul. The ring is sized approximately 4 ½-5 and can be adjusted slightly larger by a competent jeweler. Weight: 10.5 grams
An extraordinary pair of Art Deco earrings featuring faceted onyx rings suspended from platinum and yellow gold surmounts set with rose cut diamonds. Each onyx ring encloses a platinum element with rose-cut diamonds set in a foliate pattern and further suspending a prong-set old European cut diamond. All the parts are fully articulated, so the earrings have a lot of movement. The platinum is finely millegrained. The center diamonds are I color, SI2 clarity...
A very attractive Retro bracelet worked in 18K yellow, rose and white gold. The design has the industrial look typical of French Retro pieces. The gold is strongly colored, so there is very good contrast in the design. The clasp is stamped with French 18K marks and an unidentified master goldsmith's mark.
Origin: France, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 5/8" wide; 7-5/8" long. Weight: 46.0 gr.
An impressive cocktail ring worked in 18K white gold and featuring multi-colored pearls set with diamonds. The pearls, ranging in size from 4.2 to 8.4 mm, are in at least eight distinctly identifiable shades including cream, rose, steel grey, aubergine, and lavender. The surfaces have good luster and are graded as AA1. Round brilliant diamonds, graded as I color and SI1 clarity are sprinkled among the pearls, as are leaves of white gold...
An elegant pair of 18K yellow gold and amber earrings, the square cabochon amber simply set in the gold frame. The prongs holding the amber become an important part of the overall design. The amber has fine, even coloring with a tinge of red, and superb clarity. The backs are stamped for 18K and with the maker’s mark for Laboratorio Ruber, Milan.
Origin: Italy, ca. 2000. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 3/4" wide; 1-5/32” long to top of wire. Weight: 15.4 gr.