Beautifully made pair of sterling silver and tortoise shell link bracelets. Each consists of four rectangular links with a tortoise plaque and three of silver. The clasp creates an additional silver link.
The bracelets are 7 1/8 inches in length and 11/16" in height. A hinged foldover clasp is especially secure and well integrated with the silver links. Condition is unused. Made in Mexico circa 1990.
Sold individually for $450 each or $850. for the pair.
Dramatic, articulated bracelet by Mexican architect turned jeweler, Eduardo Herrera. He oxidizes the surface of the 950 silver (higher quality than sterling) to create the black surface. The multiple links make it surprisingly fluid and comfortable to wear.
The bracelet measures 8 inches in wearable length and 1 3/4 inches wide. The multiple rivets seen on the back demonstrate the care and intricacy with which the bracelet is made.
The bracelet is sold in a wood box custom made by Herrera.
Offered for sale are an artist made sterling silver necklace and matching earrings. They can be sold together or separately.
Both have a wonderful texture. The necklace is made of irregular shaped links and the earrings are circles. The necklace is three rows in the front measuring 1 3/4 inches at its deepest. Midway, it tapers to one row of links measuring 1 inch wide. The necklace is 19 1/2 inches from the clasp to the bottom of the front. The earrings are for pierced ears. They are 1 3/4"... Click for details
Well made band ring of very heavy sterling silver with inset dots of wood. The wood may be ebony. The circles vary in size. The silver making up the band is 1/8 " thick. The ring is half an inch wide.
Three identical rings are available in sizes 5 1/2; 6 3/4 and 7 1/2. They are made in Mexico.
Each priced at $250.
Exquisite irregular shaped links necklace by Mexican silver designer, Eduardo Herrera. Herrera names this his Scales design. The necklace begins at the clasp with two rows of links on one side and three on the other. One of the wonderful aspects of this necklace is that there is no absolute back and front. One can wear it with the invisible clasp placed anywhere.
The back is as beautiful as the front with many rivets connecting the links. The links have movement making the necklace very... Click for details
This box made of volcanic lava is topped with a sterling silver and crystal ball finial. The four silver circles are movable to create either a flat or three dimensional form. The interior of the box is lined with red leather. The box measures 3 1/8 inches square. It is 3 3/4 inches tall with the finial an additional 1 7/8 inches in height. This one of a kind sculpture is both beautiful and utilitarian. Made by Mexican silversmith Lila Parilla.
Stylish and chic artist made domed earrings with three different finishes. The domed body is a darkened, oxidized silver. One of the crisscrosses has a matte finish and the other is glossy. Post backs can be converted to clips. Measurements are 13/16" in diameter.
Choker necklace by Agnes Seebass in which she combines one of her favorite convex links with her other favorite of an ancient Mexican jade bead. Links measure 1 1/3" long. A fresh combination of young and old.
The design of this pair of wood and silver bangle bracelets beautifully combines straight lines with silver balls. They are very solidly made with the interior of silver. They are 970 silver, more pure than the sterling standard which is 925 parts silver. The interior measures 2 5/8" x 2 3/16" fitting a medium size hand. They are priced for the pair.
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