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".
Unusual silver bracelet by Mexican designer, Violante Ulrich. The three dimensionality of the rectangular links is heightened by oxidation to blacken the interiors. Each link measures 1" x 5/8". Violante grew up on the Spratling Ranch where she was trained in silversmithing since childhood.
Handmade sterling silver pendant with raised circles of eighteen karat gold and silver. The two stones are most likely peridot and blue topaz. Measures 1 1/4" in diameter. Hung on a 17" sterling chain.
Sterling silver beads with exquisitely detailed designs. The beads were intentionally darkened and then curvilinear designs were soldered on top of each bead. Possibly a unique design. Made in Mexico. 18 1/2" wearable length.
One of a kind, metal and stone shoulder purse. Made of a silver colored metal and brass with onyx, carnelian and agate. Measures 6 1/2" tall;
5 3/8" wide and 1 3/4" deep. Fabric shoulder strap has a drop of 23".
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