The work of the late silver designer, Antonio Pineda is more consistently architectural in style than that of his Mexican contemporaries. This fabulous bracelet exemplifies that brilliant aspect of his work.
The bracelet consists of seven silver balls, including one that is incorporated as part of the clasp. Around the balls are flat half circles that can pivot around the balls. The bracelet weighs a substantial 111 grams. It is a masterful design that is beautiful to look at as well as comfortable to wear.
Each link of the ball and half circles is 1 5/16" in diameter, making the length of the bracelet 9 1/2 inches. While this sounds huge, in reality it is not as the curvature and depth of the links takes up space. The bracelet actually fits a medium wrist.
The bracelet is 970 which is nearly pure silver.
Antonio's work has been written about by the scholar, Penny Morrill and is in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.