Gold metal filigree necklace worn by Ophelia DeVore. The necklace consists of two (2) rounded panels at the center front, one longer and placed above the shorter one. Below the short panel is a rectangular panel with long chains hanging below it that end with a large metal bead. At each side of the top largest panel are four chains that extend to the center back neck where they are joined to half-circle metal pieces. A clip at the opposite sides of the half-circles fastens them together.
Gold colored clip-on earrings worn by Ophelia DeVore. The body of the earrings is form from gold metal intertwined to resemble a closed wreath. A thick cluster of thin chains hangs from the bottom of each earring. A metal clip is attached at the back body of each earring. Engraved on the clip is the text "Schiaparelli".
Woman’s wrist watch worn by Harriette Vyda Sims Moore. The watch has a gold-colored face with black hour and minute hands and black numerals, some of which are partially worn away. Under the numeral six is the word "Swiss." The watch is housed in an eight sided watch case, also of a gold colored metal. Both the face and the case have swirling floral designs engraved on them. The two lugs on either side that attach the strap to the case are made of a dark brassy colored metal. They attach to two silver colored rings that make up the ends of the watch band. The band itself is a silver colored metal and has no clasp as it is a stretch band. It is possibly not contemporary to the watch itself. The back of the watch case has a decorative floral band around the edge. The center is plain, with numerous scratches. The crystal (glass) is missing.
Locket belonging to Harriette Vyda Simms Moore with two black and white photographs inside of herself and her husband Harry Tyson Moore. This circular locket opens into two halves, each half with a small photograph. The outside of the locket is a gold colored metal, with a floral design engraved on the front half. The back half is plain. There is a small metal loop soldered to the top to attach a suspension chain. There is another small loop hanging from it. On the inside are two photographs, each framed by a copper colored ring set into the metal. The two photographs show each individual from the shoulders up. Harry Moore is wearing a suit with a high collar; Harriette Moore is wearing a light colored blouse with a fold over collar. The former gazes directly at the viewer, the latter is gazing away to the viewer's right. There are tree branches behind her and shrubs in the background behind him.
Phi Beta Sigma fraternity pin from the Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Dillard Univerisity, New Orleans. This gold-colored metal pin has a two-tiered design, with the Greek letter Phi (F) centered atop the letters Beta (B) and Sigma (S). Phi is set with twelve round, white pearls. The back has lettering inscribed across the top reads "E.M. - E.A." Lettering inscribed across the bottom reads "10K" and "12-10-53." This piece has a diagonal bar pin across the back.
A modernist copper cuff bracelet made by Art Smith.
The bracelet has an organic wave shaped design and features an abstract oval hole with a raised edge on the front. The edge of the cut out and the edges of the bracelet are a warm copper, with a darker swath through the center. The cuff is nearly cylindrical shape with an opening at the back to fit around the wrist.
There are some small scuffs and areas of discoloration on the exterior of the cuff.
The interior of the cuff is mostly dark black/green in color from the patina. There is an engraved signature which reads "Art Smith".
This bracelet was made around 1945, the same year Winifred Mason Chenet spent five months in Haiti studying the island's art and culture. Chenet had been awarded a Rosenwald Fellowship grant, "to gather folk material and basic art patterns used by West Indians and to express these feelings in jewelry." The design of this bracelet, with the thin strands of copper wrapped around copper pegs in a criss-crossign diamond pattern, may have been inspired by the peg drums Chenet saw in Haiti.
A copper and brass bracelet made by Winifred Mason Chenet.
The bracelet is made of a curved band of copper with an opening of approximately two inches so that it can be placed on the wrist. The bracelet has two thin brass bands set on top of the copper, running horizontally through the center of the bracelet, breaking the copper up into three (3) section. There are six (6) raised copper dots across the top 1/3 of the bracelet and six (6) across the bottom 1/3 of the bracelet. Two (2) raised copper wires wrap around the raised copper dots, connecting top to bottom in a diamond pattern.
The bracelet has some scuffs, scratches, and areas of discoloration. On the underside of the bracelet there are more scratches and areas of discoloration. The backs of the raised copper dots can be seen. At the back center is a double imprint of [chenet].