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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1391994
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Beautiful vintage 1960s modernist sterling silver ring by Norwegian artist Anna Greta Eker, in a stylized crown form. Marked AGE with hallmarks, STERLING 925S, and NORWAY. Ring size 7. The top is 3/4 inch long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Rings : Pre 1990 item #1381481
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Beautiful very large statement ring in sterling silver with a rock crystal quartz stone, circa 1980. Marked STER for sterling, signed RT, and marked with a copyright symbol. The sterling piece backing the stone is cut to fit the stone, and has a decorative surface and oxidized finish. The stone is held by large prongs and a thick band of wire. Also with decorative twisted thick wire. Ring size 6.5. Great size -- The top is 1 3/8 inches long and 11/16 inch wide. It weighs 22 grams. Excellent cond...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1371938
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Beautiful signed 1980s Rebecca Collins large clip earrings in sterling silver with bezel set carved hardstones and hardstones with tribal markings. Marked REBECCA COLLINS DALLAS TEXAS and BLESS OUR STERLING. Rebecca Collins pieces are typically one of a kind. 1 1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1371754
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Stunning vintage 1970s modernist collar necklace in sterling silver with a large genuine rock crystal quartz stone. Marked ALTON SWEDEN 935 STERLING (935 is actually a higher silver content than sterling, which is of course 925). Great statement from all angles. Easy to slip on and off. Inside circumference/wearable length is about 17 to 18 inches, including the gap, which is 2 inches. The rock crystal stone and setting is 3/4 inch. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1371753
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Gorgeous vintage 1980s torsade necklace with multi strands of glass based faux pearls, and a fabulous toggle clasp in heavy sterling silver with pave gold marcasites. Not marked but the metal tests positive for sterling silver with jewelers acid. Very substantial at 137 grams. Wearable length is 17 inches. Excellent condition and appears rarely or never worn. From an estate with a large quantity of 1970s through 1990s couture jewelry, most never worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged t...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1356510
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Amazing very big antique circa 1910 leaf form brooch in sterling silver with a large egg yolk butterscotch Baltic amber stone in a bezel setting. With a C clasp. Not marked but tests positive for sterling silver. Fabulous Arts & Crafts design with a beautiful dimensional textured hammered finish. Substantial at 51 grams. Great size -- 3 7/8 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1356507
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Fabulous pair of hand made studio modernist cuff bracelets made from sterling silver, copper, and brass or bronze, with applied metal beads. 1970s. Not marked but the silver tests positive for sterling with jeweler's acid. The scalloped pattern bracelet is 1 5/8 inches wide at center and and line pattern bracelet is 1 3/8 inches wide at center. Both bracelets are 7 inches inside circumference, including the gaps, which are 1 inch each. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlar...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1349044
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Gorgeous hand made necklace, possibly a studio piece, with clusters of briolette cut colorless rock crystal drops, and large black onyx beads, with hematite drops and beads, and sterling silver toggle clasp, strung on fine wire. It weighs 260 grams. 19 1/2 inches wearable length and 1 1/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1349042
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Gorgeous hand made necklace with large free form red sponge coral drops, large baroque freshwater pearls, and briolette cut rock crystal drops, all mounted on sterling silver wire with granulated bead detail, a textured sterling silver extender chain, and sterling hook clasp. The clasp is marked 925. 19 inches long and 2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1330319
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Absolutely stunning very big Danish sterling silver modernist vintage 1960s statement size ring with luminous blue green abalone shell inlay, by Danish jewelry maker Arne Johansen. Marked 925S and DENMARK, and signed AJ. Ring size 7. Great size -- the top is 1 3/8 inches long, 5/8 inch wide, and stands 1/4 inch off the finger. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 2000 item #1325354
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Fabulous super statement size Patricia Von Musulin bangle bracelet in black wood with many tiny inlaid silver dots. Not marked but unmistakably by Von Musulin. Many signed similar pieces with inlaid silver dots can be found online and I had a signed cuff bracelet with these inlaid dots several years ago. I am listing several other Von Musulin bracelets from the same estate. Great size -- 1 5/8 inches wide, 7/8 inch thick and 2 9/16 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Display...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1980 item #1325336
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Sumptuous pair of very long faceted glass beaded vitrail iridescent finish necklaces, one in peacock or petrol blues and one in dark gunmetal silver, both from the same estate. (These petrol blues are a significant trend this year.) Hand knotted. With sterling silver clasps. 1970s. Great statement on their own or great to layer with other similar necklaces. Each necklace is 62 inches wearable length and the beads are 8mm. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1318842
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Vintage Native American Santo Domingo Pueblo necklace with onyx beads, turquoise nuggets, silver beads, and silver cones and hook clasp. 19 1/4 inches wearable length and 1 inch wide at center. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1930 item #1309385
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Stunning cocktail sized antique silver ring with an Austro Hungarian or early Art Deco look, with a very big oval genuine citrine stone. Circa 1900 to 1930. Unmarked but tests positive for sterling silver. The stone is gemologist verified. Ring size 5 1/2 and will fit up to a size 6 finger. The top is 1 1/8 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. The citrine is 18 mm by 15 mm. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1309384
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Stunning very big Art Deco / Arts & Crafts silver ring with a large rectangular smoky quartz stone in a prong setting. German, circa 1920, marked 835 for silver content. The stone, which has many naturally occurring inclusions, has been verified by a gemologist. Ring size 8. The top is just under 7/8 inch square. The stone is 17mm by 15mm. Excellent condition. No losses or cracks in the stone. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1305340
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Stunning 1920s Chinese export Art Deco long drop earrings with screw backs, in gold washed sterling silver with carved carnelian bi or pi disks, and very detailed repousee foo dogs at the tops. I am also listing a similar bracelet from the same estate. Marked CHINA, SILVER, and also marked with a horse form hallmark. Together they weigh 12 grams. 3 inches long and 1 1/16 inch wide. The carnelian disks are 27mm. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1305339
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Beautiful 1920s Chinese export Art Deco bracelet in gold washed sterling silver with four carved carnelian bi or pi disks mounted in pronged settings, with a box slide hidden clasp. I am also listing a similar pair of earrings from the same estate. Marked CHINA, SILVER, and also marked with a horse form hallmark. The carnelian stations are connected by chains with fine engraved decoration. It weighs 24 grams. Wearable length is 7 3/8 inches. 1 inch wide. The carnelian disks are 25mm in diameter ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1294723
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Outstanding vintage 1960s or earlier Native American necklace, probably Navajo, with large graduated free form green turquoise beads and silver beads known as Navajo pearls, with a silver hook and eye clasp. Not marked as is traditional with older Native American jewelry but the metal tests positive for at least 900 silver. As found with dark aged finish on the silver beads. 24 inches wearable length and approximately 3/4 inch wide at center. 92 grams. Excellent condition. One literally pinpoint...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1940 item #1288106
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Very beautiful vintage 1930s or 1940s Art Deco long necklace with graduated genuine amethyst faceted beads hand knotted on matching pale lavender thread, with a gold washed sterling silver filigree clasp. Clasp is marked STERLING. The beads have gorgeous slightly variegated color. The color is slightly warmer than the photos show. It weighs 55 grams. Nice size -- 39 inches wearable length and the beads range in size from 6mm to 9mm. Excellent condition. Several beads have age related slight wear...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1940 item #1288104
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Lovely Art Deco pools of light necklace circa 1920 or 1930, made from 14 genuine rock crystal orbs, undrilled, held in sterling silver wire, with dainty decorative connecting links, and a hook close. Guaranteed genuine rock crystal; images viewed through the orbs are shown upside down and backwards. The orbs are 13mm in diameter. Nice size -- 18 inches wearable length. The stones are in excellent condition with no chips. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1980 item #1250254
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Spectacular statement size vintage 1970s necklace with very large Chinese turquoise beads and smaller turquoise beads accented with red, salmon, and angel skin coral beads, translucent beads which are probably serpentine, silver repousse butterfly form beads, and a large centerpiece with a carved hardstone element mounted in silver set with turquoise and coral cabochons. The large carved oblong stone is possibly jade, or possibly another hardstone such as serpentine. It may be older ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1243719
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Early vintage Givenchy Art Deco revival modernist necklace in silvertone metal with black enameling, with Givenchy G logos. Spring ring clasp. 20 inches wearable length and the center drops 3 1/4 inches. Excellent condition with some slight age related wear on the enameling, not noticeable at a short distance. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1920 item #1229180
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Stunning early Art Deco sterling silver bracelet with large emerald cut prong set glass stones, openbacked and unfoiled, signed H&H Sterling, with a star hallmark. This is the mark of Hamilton & Hamilton Jr., of Providence, Rhode Island, in business from approximately 1896 to 1915. This piece is probably from 1910 - 1915. Box slide clasp with two matching smaller stones, set perpendicular to the larger stones. Just under 3/8 inch wide and 6 7/8 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Displa...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1920 item #1229177
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Beautiful glittering sterling silver 1920s Art Deco bracelet with square cut openback unfoiled stones which are either lead crystal paste glass or rock crystal, prong set in frames with very soft repousse decoration on the backs. Early spring ring clasp made with a collar instead of a thumb tab. Clasp is marked STERLING. 6 3/4 inches wearable length and 1/4 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1910 item #1229130
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Beautiful antique 18th century style gold washed silver Italian drop necklace with flower basket, or giardinetti, "little garden," motif. Circa 1900, marked ITALY, and tests positive for at least 800 silver. Wearable length is 19 inches. Center drops 2 7/8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1910 item #1229127
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Three matching antique Chinese sterling silver mounted dark reed or rattan bangle bracelets with repousse designs, all from the same estate. Circa 1900. Not marked. Overall excellent condition. The silver elements are held in place by tiny brass nails. There appear to be two nails missing. One is on a center element, where one of the two nails is missing, and one is on an end element. The silver pieces are secure. Each bangle is approximately 2 1/2 inches inside diameter and 1/4 inch wide/thick....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1950 item #1207445
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Beautiful vintage circa 1940 Chinese export drop screwback earrings in gilt/gold washed silver filigree, with blue enameling and genuine carnelian cabochons. Not marked. 2 1/4 inches long and 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #1148566
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Iconic sterling silver buckle in the form of a toad, on genuine American alligator belt, by Coty and CFDA award winning designer Barry Kieselstein-Cord, who is known for his figural animal jewelry and accessories. The Texas Toad is one of his signature animal representations. Marked B. KIESELSTEIN-CORD, 1991, USA, and STERLING. The belt is marked BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD NEW YORK and GENUINE AMERICAN ALLIGATOR. The buckle is 3 1/4 inches long, 1 1/2 inches wide and 1 inch deep and can accommod...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #1148561
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Beautifully detailed sterling silver alligator form clip earrings by Coty and CFDA award winning designer Barry Kieselstein-Cord, who is known for his figural animal jewelry and accessories. The alligator is one of his signature animal representations. 1998. Marked B. KIESELSTEIN-CORD, 1998, 925 STERLING, and with his signature moon and star. With omega clips which could easily be converted to pierced. With original dust bag. Made in an opposing design. 7/8 inch by just over 3/4 inch. Ex...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1135265
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Amazing fabulous necklace of nine strands of genuine carved emerald beads in smooth oblong shapes and smaller faceted saucer shapes, with a sterling slide clasp. Clasp is marked STERLING on both ends. From an estate. Wearable length is 16 1/4 inches (inside strand). The outside strand is 19 inches long. About 2 inches wide. The large oval beads are 10mm by 7mm and the small beads are 5mm in diameter and 2mm thick. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show de...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1129419
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Beautiful large antique brooch in unmarked silver, with large glass paste stones with tiny black dots painted in the centers, mimicking the open culet (the flat bottom of the stone) of early diamond cuts. Circa 1800. With C catch and extended pin stem. The setting is silver with parts possibly silver plated. The center stone is very large, 13mm/1/2 inch in diameter, and the surrounding stones are 8mm in diameter. This piece appears to have some old repairs on the back, and is probably mi...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 2000 item #1123931
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Spectacular carved wood cuff bracelet by the contemporary artist Patricia Von Musulin, with dozens of tiny sterling silver dots inlaid into the surface of the wood. Marked VON MUSULIN. Just over 1 3/4 inches wide, 1/2 inch thick, and inside circumference is 6 1/8 inches, including the gap, which is 1 1/8 inches. This will fit a 6 inch or smaller wrist. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1117898
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Stunning modernist necklace with very big oblong genuine polished rock crystal beads and saucer shaped sterling silver beads and solid hook clasp in a slightly matte finish. Marked KUO 925. By Alice Kuo, who is a contemporary jewelry designer. She and her husband Robert are a design team working in a modern style rooted in traditional Chinese art and design, using materials such as gemstones, lacquer, glass, and cloisonne. Their work is collected by designers Gianfranco Ferre and Jam...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1114482
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Fabulous and large antique drop necklace in very finely worked silver, with large blue chalcedony carved round beads on a fine chain with tiny very detailed silver flowers, and with a large blue chalcedony drop drilled and invisibly suspended from a flower form mounting. Circa 1910. Spring ring clasp. The metal is not marked but tests positive for at least 800 silver. Similar necklaces are pictured in "Warman's Jewelry" by Christie Romero. The color of the stone is a bit brighter and a b...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1063926
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Beautiful earrings in classic MATL style. By Matilde Poulat of Mexico City. Circa 1950. Marked MATL in script, 925, and MEXICO, and both earrings are marked with eagle 129, which is the correct number. The screwbacks, which are original, are marked ALPACA, which is of course a white metal alloy. With detailed baroque wirework, tiny turquoise cabochons with beautifully aged green color, and pyramidal amethysts. 1 1/2 inches long and just under 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. One ame...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1063924
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Beautiful dimensional bracelet with repousse work in pre-Columbian style motifs. Circa 1940. Marked STERLING 925 TAXCO MEX and signed CP or OP. It weighs 51 grams. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. 3 3/4 inches wide in front and with a wearable length (when the edges meet) of 6 1/2 inches. Overall excellent condition. The tips of the longest "fronds" have some very slight unevenness which is most likely from the ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1063923
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Fabulous vintage necklace with thirteen glowing "dragon's breath" glass cabochons simulating fire opals, in baroque, deeply worked settings. Marked STERLING, TAXCO, EMMA, and numbered 279. This is the mark of Emma Melendez of Taxco, active 1953-1971. Slide clasp. 16 inches wearable length and 7/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1063922
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Early pre-eagle large bracelet with a lacy flower form pattern. Circa 1940. Marked STERLING 925 TAXCO. With a darkened aged finish. It weighs 59 grams. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. 4 inches wide in the front and with a wearable length (when the edges meet) of 7 inches. Excellent condition. No dents. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1063921
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Beautiful unusual bracelet with inlaid abalone and large hemispheres along the edge. Marked SHG or SHC, TAXCO MEX STERLING 925, and with eagle 3. Circa 1950. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. It weighs 69 grams. 3 1/2 inches wide in front and with a wearable length (when the edges meet) of 6 3/4 inches. Excellent condition. No dents. There is a very small corner loss to one end of the abalone at one hinge, probab...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1063917
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Vintage necklace with large openwork drops with incised decoration alternating with smaller drops with silver hemispheres. Circa 1935, with early pre-eagle marks. Marked E BARENA (the R, E, and N are obscured), TAXCO, MEX, and 925. This name is listed in "The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks" by Bille Hougart. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. Substantial at 72 grams. 15 inches wearable length an...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #993751
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Very glam long clipback earrings in sterling silver with pale peachy pink agate or fossil stone drops. Marked STEPHEN DWECK and STERLING. The front of the clips are worked in repousse depicting Dweck's signature beetle. Guaranteed authentic, from an estate. Great size -- 3 7/8 inches long and 1 1/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #993748
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Super wearable and versatile earrings in sterling with 18KT gold accents. Marked with the John Hardy JH signature initials and also marked 18K and 925. Circa 1990. Guaranteed authentic, from an estate. These have been recently professionally converted to pierced. 2 3/8 inches long and 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1980 item #993743
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Fabulous and glam clipback earrings in 900 silver with a gold wash, in Etruscan style with applied wirework and coin form drops. Marked 900. Vintage, from an estate, 1970s or earlier. 3 1/2 inches long and 1 5/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. All drops are present. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #941617
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Fabulous statement size cuff bracelet in matte textured finish sterling silver with an applied heavy gold element in the form of a lion with emerald eyes. I am also listing the matching gold and emerald earrings from the same estate. Circa 1970. Not marked but the metals test positive for sterling silver and 14KT gold with jeweler's acid. The matching earrings (listed separately) are marked 14K and also marked MS in large letters on the back of each earring. It weighs 95 grams. The two emerald...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Designer Signed : Pre 1950 item #845696
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A lovely sterling necklace with an asymmetrical centerpiece with an amazing and huge blue glass openback and unfoiled stone. Marked OTIS STERLING. Circa 1940. With brilliant paste rhinestones. The color of the blue stone is more intense than the photos depict. A classic collectible Art Deco piece, and currently perfectly of the moment as well. The fashion world is in the midst of a major Art Deco revival, with top houses such as Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, and Gucci showing jewelry and access...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #843187
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Fabulous chandelier drop earrings in sterling with brilliant rock crystal stones in openback deep settings with tiny prongs. Circa 1910 or 1920. The backs of the screw posts are marked STERLING. The stone settings have tiny millegrain decoration. Nice size -- 2 1/4 inches long and just over 3/4 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #790734
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Amazing vintage Antonio Pineda Mexico necklace featuring a silver and onyx layered pendant on a thick black silk velvet cord, with matching silver balls on the ends of the cord. Circa 1950 or 1960. Marked with the crown shaped Antonio Taxco mark, also marked HECHO EN MEXICO, 970, design letters/numbers YY 634, and with the eagle assay mark. It weighs 52 grams. The pendant slides along the cord, which is very soft and drapes beautifully once tied, with the weight of the silver balls on the ends. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #790716
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Stunning statement size vintage pendant necklace and matching clip earrings. Necklace and earrings are marked STERLING and signed with initials JB. The stone is probably an amethyst but I have not had it verified by a gemologist. 1960s, from a Pittsburgh estate. Heavy and substantial at 106 grams for all pieces together. The necklace links are dimensional and sculpted. The necklace has a wearable length of 30 inches but can be clasped at many points along the chain. The pendant is...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1950 item #790710
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Chunky heavy early modernist ring with a large faceted genuine amethyst stone. With two tiny marks on the outside of the shank. One is 800 or 900 (I can't be sure which), for silver content, and the other is a tiny hallmark or maker's mark in a cartouche. Circa 1940. Most likely European, based on the silver content and the other mark. Very well worked, with deep parallel ridges, in a great Deco/modernist design. Heavy for its size at 20 grams. Ring size 6. The top is just over 3/4 ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #790705
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Beautiful geometric design bracelet with a center genuine amethyst stone. Circa 1960. Marked LOS CASTILLO, TAXCO, design number 5, and with the eagle assay mark. Slide clasp. It weighs 78 grams. The center element holds a very large oval faceted amethyst, the shape of which is echoed by the two silver layers which frame it. The center element and the clasp are hinged and articulated. From a collection. 1 3/8 inches wide at the center and 6 1/2 inches wearable length. The color of ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #790686
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Early vintage Mexico sterling bracelet with fabulous graphic impact. Circa 1940, made before the eagle assay mark was introduced in 1948. Marked R. RIVERA, 925 SILVER, and TAXCO in a cartouche. These marks are listed on page 56 of "The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks" by Bille Hougart. Classic sinuous feather form design with decorative oxidized detail in the recessed areas. It weighs 51 grams. With slide clasp and safety chain. 1 3/8 inches wide and 7 3/8 inches...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #787713
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Handmade vintage pendant necklace in sterling with a very large smoky cabochon stone. The stone is possibly a smoky quartz; I have not had it checked by a gemologist. Circa 1960. Not marked but tests positive for sterling silver. This piece has a great brutalist look, with oblong links, each with a turned up tip, and cut and soldered elements in the center pendant. With a hook clasp. From a Baltimore estate. 18 inches wearable length and the pendant is 2 1/2 inches long. Excellent ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #787709
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Beautiful dramatic handmade modernist necklace composed of sterling elements connected with brass or bronze links, with a very large bezel set onyx stone at the center. Not marked but the silver elements test positive for sterling silver. Circa 1960. Substantial at 162 grams. Wearable length is 21 inches. 2 inches wide in the center. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #774167
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Fabulous and early 19th century ring in silver with a center rectangular genuine pale aqua green beryl, genuine pearls, and surrounding tiny dark green stones which are probably glass. With two tiny illegible hallmarks. It tests positive for at least 800 or 900 silver. Ring size 5 1/2. The top of the ring is 5/8 inch by 5/8 inch. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1930 item #770567
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Substantial very big and heavy antique ring by the Baltimore jeweler and decorative arts metalware maker Carl Schon. Not well known outside of Baltimore, Schon worked in an Arts & Crafts and transitional/Art Deco style from the late 1890s until his death in 1923. Later Carl Schon pieces were made by the firm which continued under his name. This piece is very early, circa 1920. It is marked with tiny initials. It has a very large cabochon amethyst and two baroque pearls in a heavy ca...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1950 item #769701
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Stunning and very substantial vintage Chinese bracelet with five sections connected by hinges, in gold washed silver filigree backed with solid silver panels, each with a charming carved genuine apple jade Buddha figure. Not marked but tests positive for sterling silver. Circa 1940. It weighs 71 grams. With a slide clasp and safety chain. Great size -- just under 1 1/4 inches wide, 1/2 inch deep, and 7 3/4 inches long clasped. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1950 item #769696
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Beautiful silver filigree bracelet with 8 panels each featuring a different figure in carved and painted bone. Marked CHINA, circa 1930. With a slide clasp. It tests positive for at least 900 silver. Substantial at 49 grams and with excellent detail. Great size -- 1 1/4 inches wide and 7 1/8 inches long clasped. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #741521
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Sumptuous six strand beaded necklace with graduated dark gray labradorite beads with iridescent flashes of blue and green, hammered silver beads, and a carved horn clasp with hammered and worked silver overlay decoration. Probably Scandinavian, with the look of a Monies piece. With a complex asymmetrical design, and can be worn several different ways. The silver tests positive for sterling using jeweler's acid. A very wearable and neutral statement piece. Wearable length is 19 in...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #705642
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A beautiful vintage sterling necklace with brilliant rhinestones in channel settings, in flexible links with detailed engraved decoration. Circa 1930. With a slide clasp and safety chain with a spring ring catch. Marked STERLING. Substantial at 53 grams and drapes beautifully. The links are connected at the inner edge and fan open at the outer edge.

14 1/2 inches long clasped and 1/2 inch wide. Overall excellent condition. All the stones are bright with the exception of three in one lin...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #704934
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Beautiful long necklace in silver with 60 graduated genuine moonstone oval cabochons in open settings. 1900 - 1910. Not marked but tests positive for sterling silver. Classic Arts & Crafts form and materials. It is a continuous strand but can be worn doubled as shown on the necklace form, by using a necklace shortener clasp or an extender chain clasped. I can provide a shortener or extender if you like. The stones have fabulous luminous opaline color which is not completely captured in the ...