When Ilon Specht worked in advertising in NYC, she authored major ad campaigns, including "Because I’m Worth It" for L’Oréal. Over the years, to mitigate the stress of her high-powered job, she collected antiques for her residences. When she couldn’t decorate as fast as she could hunt and gather, she founded Hacienda, an Ojai, CA, antiques shop dedicated to the diversity of beauty, run by Martin Sierra and filled by Ilon. With this sale, she brings her collector’s eye to vintage jewelry and accessories, as gorgeous displayed on your dresser as on you.
Old sterling Zuni bracelet with rich blue North
American turquoise cabochons. Unsigned, but appears to have a faint scratched former owner or maker's name underneath. Not stamped. Circa 1950. 6" circumference with around a 1.4" opening. Widest part is 1.5," ...
Vintage Navajo cuff bracelet handmade by "Garcia" featuring
11 hand-cut and polished cabochons of garnet, spiny oyster shell, turquoise, lapis, charoite, and other stones. Embellished with a traditional handmade silver beads between the bezels. Marked: "Sterling" and "Garcia." Age wear. ...
1940s Navajo-style coin silver cuff bracelet in a
three-dimensional design presenting bezel-set coral cabochons and nuggets of spiderweb turquoise with raised ribbed elements and hand-stamped borders. Interior, 7.25" circumference, including 1.25" gap; 2.5"W at center tapering to 1.35"W at back. ...