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.
Sterling silver raised hollow link bracelet with a
repossé design, embellished with bezel set turquoise cabochons and sterling bead work, circa 1940. Pin clasp and safety chain. Marked: Sterling, Mexico. Minimal wear.
Midcentury handmade Mexican necklace and bracelet set made
of sterling silver woven chainmail punctuated by turquoise cabochons. Box and tongue closure and safety chain on both. Fully stamped with Mexican maker's mark. Necklace: interior, 12.5" circumference. Bracelet: interior, 7" circumference. ...
Fred Harvey-era Southwestern tourist cuff bracelet with green
turquoise cabochon and arrow stamp work. Interior, 7.5" circumference including a 1.5" opening. Somewhat flexible. Not hallmarked; tested. Age wear, patina.