Handmade cuff bracelet with sterling silver triangles alternating with ebony. It is substantially made with the wood measuring 1/4" thick. It fits a medium size wrist. The inside diameter is 2 1/4" with a 1 1/2" opening.
Unusual long sterling silver necklace with two alternating finishes. One is a matte surface and the other is what the maker refers to as "chaotica" as it is an allover irregular pattern. The loops are deeper at one end than the other all of which contributes to its unusual look. It measures 29" long; links are 3/4" wide.
This extraordinary necklace was made by Mexican architect turned jeweler, Eduardo Herrera. It is made of oxidized 950 silver (higher quality than sterling) and tumbaga. Tumbaga is a pre-Colombian technique used in Mesoamerica and South America to create an alloy of gold with copper.
The combination of tumbaga with the blackened silver could not be more striking. Herrera's architectural background is evident in the construction of this necklace with elaborately overlapping graduated size links.... Click for details
This graduated silver beads necklace is centered with a huge, fabulous ball of a roped silver design interspersed with oval onyx stones. The center ball measures 1 1/2" in diameter. The necklace is 20" wearable length. Beads can easily be removed from the ends if one wanted to shorten it. Strung on a silver chain. Both the interior chain and all of the balls are all handmade.
Bold and unusual sterling silver and wood bracelet by Violante Ulrich and her partner, Jason. Smooth links alternate with hammered ones. The wood rectangles also vary in placement. The bracelet measures 7 1/2" long and 1 9/16" wide. Violante learned silversmithing growing up on the Spratling ranch. The influence of Spratling's work is clear in her designs and choice of materials, giving them a contemporary twist.
Handmade silver and copper box links necklace interspersed with balls of rose quartz. Designed by Violante Ulrich in Mexico. Violante's father purchased the Spratling ranch after Spratling's death. She grew up surrounded by the designs and craftsman of the Mexican silver master.
The necklace measures 27" wearable length. Links are 5/16" wide.
This handsome, sterling and sodalite cuff bracelet can be worn equally well by a man or woman. Graduated size oval stones are framed by triangular bands of silver. Hammer marks on the inside are evidence that it is totally hand fabricated. It measures 1 1/4" wide; inside diameter is 2 1/2" with an opening 1 1/16". The size can be modified a bit, either larger or smaller.
This awesome, one of a kind bracelet is made of two types of stones. The flat stones are labradorite and the cabochon and faceted stones are iolite. They beautifully combine blues, grays and purples. The bracelet is heavily silver plated. It is 2" wide and adjustable in length from 7 1/4" to 8 1/2".
This richly colored bracelet is full of texture, both from the stones and the silver.
The rough cut of the ruby and cognac quartz stones creates wonderful uneven surfaces. The silver has a brushed matte finish. A toggle clasp can fit in three different loops, giving lots of size flexibility. The bracelet is 1 1/2" wide and can range in length from 7" to 8 1/2".
Stella Rubin has been buying and selling antiques, specializing in American quilts, since 1976. She has sold to most of the major museums in the United States, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Smithsonian Institution; Colonial Williamsburg; The DAR; the International Quilt Study Center and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
She is the author of Miller's "Treasure or Not: How to Compare and Value American Quilts". In addition to quilts and other textiles, Stella has a secondary specialty in fine design gold and silver jewelry.
During her decades in the antiques business, she has participated in most of America's most prestigious antiques shows including: The Philadelphia Antique Show: The Delaware Antique Show; The Museum of American Folk Art Antique Show and the New Hampshire Antique Show.
Stella is glad to work with you whether you're selecting an individual piece or forming a collection. She represents a wide range of quilts, from the finest to the funkiest. We welcome you to her gallery in Maryland as well as to this website, stellarubin.com