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Miriam Cone was a good friend of mine and I have some pieces of her jewelry.  I also took some classes with her at the Philadelphia YWCA. Could you tell me how you came to have these pieces?

Ruth
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Ruth Wait, Tue, 18 Aug 2009 9:03AM
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Amber necklace set in sterling handmade by Latvian jewelers.

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Back of amber showing outer skin (unpolished).  This amber is 40 million years old.

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Amber necklace set in sterling handmade by Latvian jewelers.  It appears green, but is actually a very dark amber color.

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Another view showing the amber color at the bottom of the stone.

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High-dome amber necklace set in sterling handmade by Latvian jewelers.

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Top view of the high-dome amber.

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Pale cream-colored amber necklace with natural pearls set in sterling handmade by Latvian jewelers.

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High-dome amber necklace in two tones set in sterling handmade by Latvian jewelers.

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Another picture of the necklace.

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Amber bracelet set in sterling handmade by Latvian jewelers.

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Front view of bracelet.

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Pale yellow amber bracelet set in sterling handmade by Latvian jewelers.

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Side view of bracelet.

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Lampwork glass, sterling and copper bracelet
Vicki Walker
Contemporary

This wonderful bracelet is handmade by Vicki Walker of Wire Mania.  The copper plaques rivetted to the hammered sterling read "Dream" and "Love."  The lampwork beads from her "perfect Storm" series are 22mm in diameter.


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3 Aluminum Bangles
Glen Yank

In the 1970's Glen Yank took his artistry and blended his vision with fluid lines and rigid motorcycle parts/hardware that inspired his Punk Rock style and he brought that to his jewelry company Zack Attack Zak Attak.  Living and working from the East Village in New York City, his abstract modernist jewelry became a new fad for bikers, musicians, and artists.


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Signature from the bangles.

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Sterling brooch using Picasso Jaspar
Roger Binns
Contemporary

Wonderful sterling pin inset with Picasso jaspar.  The natural elements of the stone appear to resemble tree trunks and Roger continued the design into a freeform piece of sterling.

Picasso jasper (also called Picasso marble or simply Picasso stone) is metamorphic limestone, Metamorphosis is one of the three ways stones are formed (the other kinds of stones are igneous and sedimentary). Geologically, a metamorphic stone forms deep in the earth, its essential nature altered by heat and pressure. It may go through metamorphosis more than once, and each time new elements are added to its composition. Only those aspects of the stone which are impermeable to pressure and heat are preserved.


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Slide bracelet with enameled pansies
1980s

Bracelet of 14K gold slides, each with an enameled pansy. While sold to me as early 1900s, this was made in the 1980s.  See http://www.uniqueandprecious.com/masp23.html

Thanks, Sande, for starting the conversation and Carolyn for finishing it!


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Sterling and stone necklace
Roger Binns
Contemporary

Polished stones and mother-of-pearl plaques set in sterling.  I picked all of these out when I visited Roger's home, then he arranged and set them.  Fabulous!  I am going to get all of the names....


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Lampwork beads by Sarah Moran

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Lampwork beads by Sarah Moran.

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4 Aluminum Bracelets
Glen Yank
1980s


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All 7 of my Glen Yank bracelets.  My husband loves them -- says they are "gearhead jewelry."

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2 aluminum bracelets and pin
Glen Yank
1980s


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Aluminum "squiggle" link necklace
Glen Yank
1980s


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Laminated plastic and Mother of Pearl necklace
Bird in flight
Lee Sands
C. 1970


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Laminated plastic combined with pulverized red coral necklace
Elephant head
Lee Sands
c. 1970


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Laminated plastic and inlaid coconut shell necklace
Lion head
Lee Sands
C. 1970


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Laminated plastic conbined with pulverized genstones mostly red coral necklace
Tiger head
Lee Sands
C. 1970

Necklace beads are red coral and ebony.


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Glen Yank earrings

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Miriam Cone amber beads and sterling necklace, bracelet and earrings.
1950s

Pieces by Miriam Cone are rare.  She taught jewelry-making at the Moore Institute of Art in Philadelphia in the 1950s.


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Miriam Cone sterling link bracelet inset with amber.

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Signature for Miriam Cone.

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Glen Yank cast aluminum bracelets

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Sartu necklace
Contemporary

Red resin plastic flowers mixed with metal floral pieces.


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Sterling Modernist bracelet with carnelian stone.  Hand-engraved "Shawith."

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Sterling Modernist necklace
Art Smith


Silver plaques with tribal figures and central pendant with abstract biomorphic shapes.  Marked Art Smith in script


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Art Smith necklace

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Sterling amoeba-shape brooch with enamel
Georg Jensen
Circa 1940s-1950s

Designed by Henning Koppel (see Moro, European Designer Jewelry pg 253)


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Lampwork beads by Sarah Moran.

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More Sarah Moran lampwork beads.

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Pounamu (Kokopu) trout jade
Contemporary

Maori design called Manaia.  The carrier of supernatural powers. Traditionally depicted with the head of a bird, the body of a man and the tail of a fish - representing sky, earth and sea and the balance between. Protects the wearer from evil.

Kokopu is the Maori name for the trout fish and refers to the speckling of the stone.  This type of jade varies in color from yellow to pale greens with dark brown or black spots.  Pounamu, or greenstone, is nephrite jade found in New Zealand.


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Plique a jour enamel brooch
Nouveau 1910 ( a Barcelona, Spain company making handcrafted Art Nouveau designs since 1910)

Stunning Art Nouveau style floral brooch in plique a jour enamel.  Brilliant cut diamonds bead-set in surround.  Emerald flower centers. 18K gold


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Back of brooch.  Marked 750 and 12/32.  Tube clasp.

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Loops are used to hang a chain so the brooch can be worn as a pendant.

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Lucite "ice cubes" necklace
Judith Hendler
Made in 2011, limited edition


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3 gilt 22k plated bracelets w/ green tourmaline stone accents
Felipe Barbosa
Contemporary


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Hammered gold disk bib necklace, 22k finish
Kenneth J. Lane


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2 Jelly Bean bracelets
Kenneth J. Lane


 
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