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Hans Hansen Denmark silver modernist Ring

By in Rings/earrings, US/European |

Slick, absolutely minimalist, wrought in sterling silver this vintage “mirrored” ring bears the signature of Hans Hansen, one of Denmark’s most inspired modernist jewelry designers. There is nothing excessive here – the ring’s towering geometry rises above the finger in two triangular flat-topped pyramids facing each other. The glistening sterling surfaces make the void between the two more dramatic – a dark chasm within which the gaze is lost or a shady valley that invites exploration depending on the way the light hits it…   Size / Weight:¬†currently sz 6.25 US (can be re-sized by a jeweler without fear of losing the hallmarks); face is 15/16″ E-W and 1/2″ N-S; 5/16″ rise; 11.3 grams Hallmarks / Date:¬†fully signed with maker’s signature as shown as well as “DENMARK ” and “925S”; 1960s-70s...

N E From Denmark modernist silver and amethyt Pendant Necklace with Neck Ring

By in Necklaces, US/European |

Slick Niels Erik From modernist silver pendant with amethyst cabochons accompanied by a sterling neck-ring so that the two make the perfect necklace! This is one of the most beautiful “minimalist” pendants I have seen – the sterling ridge running down the middle of the piece gives it dimension and depth which is further accented by the warmest glowing patina ever! The stones are translucent purple and they look fantastic against the well-aged silver. The neck-ring itself resembles the ones accompanying Andersen pendants and even though it’s not signed, it is the perfect match for the pendant…   Size / Weight: neck-ring is 16″ in inner circumference (including the gap yet adjustable to an extent); pendant adds a 2. 5/8″ drop to the neck-ring; 23.0 grams (for the set, on a postal scale) Hallmarks / Date: pendant is fully signed with...

N E From Denmark sterling silver Necklace ~ stylized waterlilies

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Like highly stylized waterlily flowers the links forming this N. E. From sterling silver necklace have developed a beautiful patina over the years that accentuates the glistening raised surfaces and deepens the darkened recesses of the design. The specific design can be found with various stone cabochons as well – I sold a bracelet with lavender quartz some time ago – but I do love the slicker, extreme abstraction of the all silver approach at hand. Easy to wear, timeless and such a treat to the eye…   Size/Weight: 16″ long (wearable; end to end it’s 16 3/8″) by 5/8″ wide (the diameter of the circular links); 41.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as well as “STERLING” and “DENMARK”; 1960s Condition: excellent vintage with beautiful, deep patina in the recesses and warmly glowing raised surfaces, easy...

Kultaseppa Salovaara silver and rose quartz hinged Bangle Bracelet ~ Finland

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Dated for 1972 and signed by Kultaseppa Salovaara Ky of Finland, this sterling silver and rose quartz hinged bangle bracelet epitomizes the less-is-more attitude of Scandinavian design. There is nothing superfluous here – everything serves a purpose and at the same time contributes to the bracelet’s serene, confident beauty. Yet I think that the strongest element is the crystalline, soft pink of the rose quartz spheres…   Size/Weight: 7 1/4″ inner circumference (clasped); three-stone station is 1 1/2″ wide and rises just a hint more than 1/2″ above the silver band; width between 5/16″ and 1/6″; 27.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully hallmarked with maker’s logo as shown as well as “925S” and date code for 1972 Condition: excellent vintage, featuring a slick, mod design, with some of the yummiest rose quartz stones you...

slick Niels Erik From Danish silver cascading circles Collar Necklace

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Fantastic late 1960s – 1970s, I believe based on style, modernist sterling silver and ribbon long cascading circles collar necklace signed by Niels Erik From of Denmark. Scandinavian jewelry is one of my favorite genres – I love the slick, innovative design, the bold minimalism and the “honesty” of materials used so I am always on the look out for good examples. The collar necklace at hand is a stunning creation with its four sets of tangent circles cascading down the collar bone, hanging off an ax-form station at the top. The sterling component is presently accompanied by two lengths of cream-colored ribbon that tie at the back of the neck yet those can easily be changed for black velvet or whatever it is you like. Very unusual and quite a rare necklace by From to come upon – and from what I understand, this type of collar necklace is really really...