Jewel of the day: Antonio Pineda owl

Antonio Pineda is among the Mexican silver designers whose work is sheer genius. This little owl (he’s about an inch and three quarters high), with moonstone eyes and matching screw back earrings, is such a striking design. Despite the small size and simple triangular shape, Pineda has rendered the owl’s predatory nature so well. I love its fierce look (instead of the somewhat cuter and less sculpted owl pin Pineda is better known for) and faint deco styling. I was thrilled to see it at the recent UCLA exhibition of Pineda’s work.


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