Hamak Necklace: The gutsy cacophony of a combined hansuli, maduli and kanbala gives this necklace its unique privilege : a confused masterpiece. It also bestows upon it it's name, "Hamak", an abbreviation of the three styles in the order mentioned. Of course, it means hammock in Turkish as well, a direct reference to the shape of the swaying centrepiece. Rendered painstakingly in Tibetan-type filigree with turquoise inlays, here's sublime confusion for you in pure 22K gold :
Aipan Necklace : Traditions and cultures evolved over ages to give us the vast diversity in the decorative arts of India. This frugal little neckband is a microcosm of that : A Kumaoni Aipan-inspired centre pendant with Manipuri and South Indian side pieces, all bound with cochineal red thread ----- as if stringing together the richest of rich craft histories in pure 22K gold. Truly, an aesthete's delight.
Riker Brothers Sapphire Gold Bangle Circa 1910. Circa 1910 14K Yellow Gold Bangle Bracelet by Riker Brothers, with strong aesthetic design work and set with Fine Blue Sapphires, possibly of Montana origin. A great piece from the best era of American jewelry Manufacturing and in Pristine condition. Inside diameter just over 7 inch.