Tag Archive: Modernist Jewelry

Midweek Modness: Birks Sterling Abstract Ring

Alas, I no longer have this ring. Oh well, sometimes you gotta cull the herd. Anyway, it was designed in Germany for the upscale Canadian jewellery retailers Birks. I hope you are in… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: Pewter Rune Tennesmed Moose Pendant and Earrings

Pewter was a favorite material of the mid-century craftsperson. And why not? It doesn’t tarnish, it’s inexpensive and it’s easy to work with. Scandinavian countries also had a long tradition of working with… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: Studio Sterling Necklace

I got this pendant in an auction lot last year. I don’t know its provenance. It isn’t signed so the artist is unknown. The cabochon is glass. It’s just a very cool necklace.

Midweek Modness: Larin-esque Unsigned Pewter Necklace

I found this necklace a while back. It is unsigned, but has a very Larin-esque look to it. Here are some of signed Robert Larin pieces I have owned for comparison purposes:

Midweek Modness: David Andersen Sterling and Enamel Fish Brooch

About a month ago, I spotted this David-Andersen fish brooch at Gadabout. I didn’t buy it then because it cost more than my usual $36 limit. But I kept thinking about it. I… Continue reading

Cairo Time: Sterling Eye of Horus Pendant and Torque Necklace

In keeping with this week’s Egyptian theme, here is a 1970s-era Mexican sterling Torc or torque necklace with an Eye of Horus pendant.

Collections Week: Rafaels I Have Owned

To finish up Collections Week, I thought I’d share a mini-collection that has been disbanded. I used to find the odd piece by Canadian designer Rafael Alfandary. I admire the designs. So if… Continue reading

Sidewalk Find: Mexican Modernist Sterling Cuff Bracelet

One of the best things about Toronto are boxes filled with junk that are left on the sidewalks, the word “free” hastily scrawled on one of the flaps. I always stop to explore… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: A. Lautz Norway Seal Pendant

Look at this adorable 830 silver seal pendant. I feel a special bond with seals — perhaps because grandmother’s family is much linked to the sealing industry. In fact, when she was a… Continue reading

Do Over: Mod Money Necklace

I found this necklace at the VV. I’m guessing its a 1970s-era artisan (or artisan influenced) piece because of the hard ware and the fact that it had blue ceramic cabachons set in… Continue reading

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