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vintage Southwestern sterling silver Cuff Bracelet with cat’s eye agate stones

By in Bracelets, US/European |

I recently came across a pair of vintage studio-made sterling silver cuff bracelets  one of which I am presenting to you here. Undoubtedly hand-wrought, each cuff is made of thick sterling sheet with carefully cut out designs and applied silver bands on the upper and lower perimeter as well as right across the bracelet’s mid-height point. Six big, glistening cat’s eye agate (I believe) oval cabochons set in bezels complete the cuff’s ornamentation. Wide, incredibly well made, unsigned to my astonishment yet stunning – buy one of them at the price listed below or, if you love pairs, let me know and we can discuss it…   Size/Weight: 6  7/8″ inner circumference (including the 7/8″ gap; can be re-adjusted slightly but I would have a jeweler do it to prevent damage); 2  1/4″ wide; 100.7 grams Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker nor...

Enrique Ledesma Mexican silver obsidian Bracelet ~ Taxco modernist design

By in Bracelets, Mexican and Latin American |

Enrique Ledesma does not need to be introduced to the lover of vintage Mexican silver jewelry. I am sure he is also known in the circles of those who love modernist design – after all he was one of Taxco’s most inspired modernist maestros. What I particularly love about his work, however, is his superb way of marrying sterling and stone. A great lapidary, Ledesma seamlessly embeds carved golden sheen obsidian bands in architectural silver links in the bracelet at hand. Sheer minimalist perfection… PS: An identical second bracelet is also available in my inventory – if you love pairs, just let me know!   Size/Weight: 6  1/2″ inner circumference (clasped) by 1″ wide; 57.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “TAXCO MEXICO 925” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with the obsidian...

Los Ballesteros Mexican silver Bracelet with green agate cabs

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Vintage Los Ballesteros Mexican silver and green agate bracelet, this piece consists of carefully hand-cut, articulated sterling links interrupted by beautifully colored, generous in size oval cabochons. The silver sheet used for the links has very good thickness to it and the way the individual elements of the design are connected allows for maximum flexibility so the bracelet feels very comfortable around the wrist – as if it was made with you in mind…   Size/Weight: 7″ long (wearable) by 3/4″ wide; 51.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: taller’s logo as shown alongside “STERLING 925” and a partially stamped Eagle assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, gorgeous stones and good heft, with no damage or repairs noted     Offered at $285.00 Contact us about this...

bold Los Castillo Mexican silver Cuff Bracelet ~ strong geometric design

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Straddling the divide between Art Deco and early modernist design the Los Castillo sterling cuff bracelet presented here is bold and beautiful. This is not a piece that shows up very often and its strong, no-nonsense lines remind me of ancient warrior arm bands. Definitely a bracelet for the daring female, it can easily be combined with any kind of outfit…   Size/Weight: 7″ inner circumference (including the 1  1/8″ gap); width between 1  3/4″ at center front and 3/4″ at its narrowest; 56.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO” and des. no 579A; 1940s Condition: excellent vintage with very strong geometry, fantastic patina and no damage or repairs noted     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

vintage Mexican silver Clamper Bracelet ~ dramatic fern repousse

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Vintage Mexican silver repousse clamper bracelet in a classic fern design, this piece with its dramatically twisting tips was not made in Taxco, as is the norm, but in Iguala, one of the country’s big silversmithing centers. This specific version of the fern is a favorite of mine because of the powerful sense of movement it exudes and the fleshiness of its repoussage. Great oxidation deepens the recesses in the design and makes the raised surfaces glow with a warmth that captures the eye…   Size/Weight: 6  3/4″ inner circumference (yet it can easily fit bigger sizes due to its hinged construction); width between 4″ in the front and 1″ next to the spring; 64.4 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “VHE”, “STERLING 925 IGUALA MEX” and Eagle 5 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with very good craftsmanship,...

Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver Bracelet with huge amethyst cabochons

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A real stunner, the modernist Antonio Pineda silver bracelet I am presenting here is very difficult to describe with words and still impart its tactile beauty and almost monumental proportions. I had seen this specific design in books and online in the past yet even though I was familiar with it, I was truly surprised when I saw it in person and held it in my hands. This is “less-is-more” at its apex with strong and at the same time amazingly slick silver work and the most wonderful, big amethyst cabs, full of the sparkling inclusions that bestow a magical luminosity to the stones. Ingenious Antonio…   Size/Weight: 6  3/4″ inner circumference (clasped); width between 7/8″ and 5/8″; 96.7 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with Antonio’s crown mark, “SILVER 970”, des. no ZZ 694 and Eagle 17 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent...