American Tourmaline and 14K Bracelet, 20th century. The Bracelet comprising four bezel set large chamfered fine green tourmaline, each accented with four small single cut diamonds on each side, interspaced with hinged stirrup like links, tongue and box clasp fastener conforming as link, safety catch and chain attached. Length: 7 inches. Weight: 30 gm.
This ring has a great design and measures just over 1/2" wide. It is a size 11. It is marked MEXICO TM-158 925. It has good heft and is in excellent condition.
This is a beautiful, early Mexican silver bracelet by Jose Anton, a designer who worked in Taxco. It is pre-eagle, dating probably to the late 1930s. The bracelet is comprised of seven segments, each measuring 3/4 by 1 inch, with a total wearable length of 7 1/2 inches. The entwined knotwork motif is similar to those found on the work of many other Mexican designers, including Spratling and Hector Aguilar...
This is a lovely and rare Victoria necklace, likely dating to the 1950s. It features 12 segments done in an architectural, Moorish-style strapwork motif. Each segment measures 1 1/4 by 1 1/4 inches; the total wearable length is a comfortable 15 inches. The necklace is marked Victoria Taxco, Sterling, 71 (for the design number), and Eagle 12. It has a lovely soft patina, and is very comfortable against the neck...
These cuff links feature prong set, cut crystal has a diamond cut and is within silvertone. The jockey and horse are painted within the glass. The crystal measures 7/8" x 5/8" x 3/8". The back of each cuff link is marked SWANK.
This sterling silver pendant 1 1/2" x 1". The agate stone has shades orange, yellow, and white, and is bezel-set, completely encased in silver. It hangs 9 1/2" from its sterling chain. The back is marked STERLING, with an artist / maker's mark of PW. It has good heft and is in excellent condition. I believe it is of Native American / Navajo origin.
A handsome and heavy pair of 18K yellow gold cufflinks in the classic baton style. The surfaces are decorated with a fine stippled pattern lending a dark patina similar to higher-karat gold. The backs are plain beveled rectangles. The connectors are marked "18K S.&F.".
Origin: America, ca. 1980. Condition: excellent. Size: batons, 1-1/16" long. Weight: 10.0 grams.
A handsome mid-Victorian Scottish agate pendant featuring pear-shaped cabochons of bloodstone ("heliotrope") and carnelian in a fine gold setting. The gold surfaces are heavily decorated with fiolate engraving. Queen Victoria personally led the fashion for all things Scottish. Most jewels were set in silver; those set in gold were generally made in London using Scottish stones. Tested and guaranteed 15K.
Origin: Scotland/England, ca. 1870...
A lovely Art Nouveau 14K yellow gold honeymoon pin in the form of a pearl-studded horseshoe enclosing a beautifully-enameled violet. The petals are worked in realistic shades of purple fading to pinkish-cream at the centers and the flower is accented with a bright green leaf. In the Victorian language of flowers, the violet was used to symbolize faithfulness. Combined with a horseshoe for good luck, a pin of this sort almost certainly would have served as a going-away gift...
A stunning pair of 18K yellow gold earrings in the "Heliocoidal" pattern by lauded designed Michael Good. The earrings are constructed in the anticlastic raising technique in with the piece is formed from a sheet of gold and then twisted along all three dimensions to create an organic shape that Good refers to as "molten energy." Each piece is created entirely by hand and does not employ any machine made parts such as earwires or clasps. Older examples of Good's jewelry is difficult to find...
This cool ring is a size 8. It has a great design. The is 1/2" wide. It is marked J & SS, has the Lion Passant mark indicating silver, the town mark indicating London and the cursive, uppercase D mark indicating 1978. It has good heft and is in excellent condition.
Carl Poul Petersen Sterling Bracelet, Montreal C.1930. The bracelet comprising six floral petal links with chain link between, terminating with spring ring fastener. End links stamped on reverse Hand Made Sterling with Petersen maker's marks. Length: 7.5 inches. Weight: 26.3 gm.
This elegant pin is a timeless design from the Taxco Maestro, William Spratling. It is commonly known as his "Petate" design and measures 3" long x 2 5/8" wide. It is an unusual repousse quilted design and is a hefty 66 grams. It is in excellent condition and the reverse is signed "Spratling Silver" with the circular "Spratling Made in Mexico" monogram hallmark.
Intricately designed 970 sterling silver bracelet designed and signed by Taxco, Mexico modernist artist Antonio Pineda. Bracelet is 6 1/2"Long X 3/4"W. Beautiful condition with no dents, dings or repairs. Catch is tight and secure. Safety chain attached. This 1950's design called "Armadillo Scales" was featured in the recent Antonio museum exhibit and is pictured on p.127 of the catalog - SILVER SEDUCTION THE ART OF MEXICAN MODERNIST ANTONIO PINEDA.
This is a gorgeous pendant from Finland is by Kupittaan Kulta Oy. It measures 2" x 5/8". It is marked 925S with the Kupittaan Kulta, anvil hallmark. It is in excellent condition.
A very fine pair of platinum, diamond and aquamarine earrings in a classic Art Deco style. The brilliant round-cut diamonds graduate from .20 ct at the top to .30 ct at the bottom. The diamonds are finely matched at H color, VS1 to VS2 clarity, with good to very good cut. The brilliant oval-cut aquamarines have fine color color, very good brilliance and SI clarity. The aquamarines are unheated. Each gemstone is set in a fully articulated mounting with a pierced gallery...
A very fine, heavy 18K yellow gold bracelet in the “Signature” or “Signature X” pattern by Tiffany & Co. This is a classic design that hasn’t been in production for quite some time. Each link is fully articulated so the bracelet lies nicely on the wrist. The clasp is marked “T & Co. 750”. Comparable bracelets at Tiffany currently retail in the $8,000 range.
Origin: America, ca. 1995. Condition: excellent. Size: 7-1/8” long; 5/16” wide. Weight: 29.1 grams.
This ring has a cool shape. It is slightly convex. It has a great Taxco Mexico design, with turquoise cab accents. It measures 1 1/4" x 1/2". The band is adjustable and is marked MEXICO 925 with the Assay mark with a 2 inside. It is in excellent condition.