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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1371935
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$165.00
Pair of gorgeous vintage 1970s long link necklaces in the stylized Byzantine or barbaric style popularized by Robert Goossens for Chanel. Probably French. In heavy cast slightly matte goldtone metal with a slight pale pinkish enameled decoration. With spring ring clasps. I am also listing the coordinating bracelet from the same estate. With original inventory tags and never worn. One is 33 1/2 inches long and just over 1/2 inch wide and the other is 31 inches long and 3/8 inch wide. Excellent co...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1371933
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$95.00
Gorgeous vintage 1970s link bracelet in the stylized Byzantine or barbaric popularized by Robert Goossens for Chanel. Probably French. In heavy cast slightly matte goldtone metal with a slight pale pinkish enameled decoration. With foldover clasp. I am also listing the coordinating necklaces from the same estate. With original inventory tag and never worn. 7 1/2 inches wearable length and 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Pre 1990 item #1357842
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Gorgeous signed Valentino large brooch in Byzantine style, mounted in goldtone metal,with baroque glass based faux pearl cabochons and poured glass cabochon stones by the French maker Gripoix, two in dark red, one in green, and one in a very dark blue. Marked with the Valentino logo of a V and copyright symbol. I've attached it as an enhancer to two gorgeous vintage 1980s necklaces, one with very big double freshwater pearls, and one with very big more rounded freshwater pearls. The necklaces ar...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1340296
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Gorgeous big statement signed Cadoro 1970s chandelier clip earrings in Etruscan or Byzantine style with textured slightly antiqued goldtone surface. Marked CADORO. Great size -- 3 1/4 inches long and 1 7/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1318840
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Statement size early 1970s signed Givenchy necklace in goldtone metal with a thick openwork chain with textured finish and with a sliding pendant with large black glass cabochon stone and tiny diamante rhinestones and chain tassel. Foldover clasp with Givenchy logos. Marked GIVENCHY PARIS NEW YORK, with Givenchy logo on the back of the pendant. Great size -- 26 inches wearable length and the pendant drops 6 inches. Weighty at 148 grams. Excellent condition. Display form is life size....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1316669
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$145.00
Gorgeous ornate 1970s very long clip earrings in goldtone metal with jewel tone resin stones, in Renaissance revival style. Marked CRAFT, for Gem Craft, one of the companies which Kenneth Jay Lane designed for. Top couture quality, weighty and substantial. 3 3/4 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1316664
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Lovely 1980s French bracelet in goldtone metal with large charms with poured resin stones attached to a rope twist chain with toggle clasp. The backs of the charms are marked RODIER. 7 1/4 inches wearable length and 2 inches wide. Medium weight at 79 grams. Excellent condition with very slight wear on the backs only of some charms, not visible when worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1294681
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$345.00
Fabulous luxe big statement 1980s French long sautoir necklace in antiqued slightly matte goldtone metal with double link chain, faux Byzantine coins, double sided, and large poured resin beads in pale yellow and pale lavender, simulating barbaric carved citrine and amethyst stone beads. Marked JACKY DE G PARIS on metal tag. The beads have cast metal ornate caps in the same style as the coins. Continuous strand with no clasp. Long enough to be worn doubled as shown. Substantial at 133 gr...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1292917
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$195.00
1980s necklace by Jean Louis Scherrer in goldtone metal with large ball bead chains and a centerpiece with a large coin form element and an aqua resin stone. Hook clasp. Marked SCHERRER PARIS, and MADE IN FRANCE. Wearable length is 16 1/2 inches and center width is 1 7/8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1292916
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Beautiful heavy 1980s bracelet by Jean Louis Scherrer in goldtone metal with a large centerpiece with an aqua resin stone, and large ball bead chains, with hook clasp and safety chain. Marked SCHERRER, and MADE IN FRANCE. Wearable length is 7 1/2 inches and width at clasp is 1 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1280311
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From France, stunning pendant necklace by French designer Isabel Canovas in dark goldtone metal with Gripoix poured glass cabochons in green and blue. 1980s, marked ISABEL CANOVAS. The large pendant is fixed on a chain made from reeded links with a watch clip clasp and oversized jump ring with repousse decoration. The pendant is a quatrefoil shape with recessed decoration and an attached drop. The pendant is 4 inches long and 2 7/8 inches wide and wearable length is 28 inches. Excell...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1280307
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$395.00
From France, gorgeous 1980s French clip earrings in cast goldtone metal with long strands of wired faceted glass beads in jewel colors with matching brilliant rhinestones set in the tops, in the moghul style. The strands are finished with matching head pins. Great size -- 4 1/4 inches long and 1 1/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1277849
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Stunning statement vintage 1970s French necklace with five strands of poured glass beads in translucent jewel tones, marbled topaz, and opaque carnelian, with repousse flower decorated dark goldtone metal beads, chains, and openwork terminals with a French screw barrel clasp. Very weighty and substantial. Wearable length on inside strand is 30 inches and the center drops about 4 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1277848
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Fabulous very weighty and substantial 1980s unsigned Yves Saint Laurent necklace in goldtone with five tiers of braided chains each centering a fixed brilliant Swarovski glass stone pendant in a different jewel tone and shape. With a heavy sculpted S hook clasp and sculpted terminals. Not marked but I have seen this necklace with one additional strand, marked Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche with an attached metal hang tag (I also had a duplicate of this same fabulous necklace a couple of ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1277844
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Chic and versatile vintage 1980s very long necklace in dark bronze tone metal with links with ornate engraving, with smaller ornate links at the end tassels. French or Italian. Can be worn many different ways. 48 inches wearable length and the tassels are an additional 4 inches each. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1277839
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Gorgeous huge vintage 1970s three strand bracelet in antiqued goldtone metal with black openback unfoiled stones that feel like Lucite, held in ornate Byzantine style "cages." In the French style; I've seen Dominique Aurientis jewelry with this same type of motif and stone setting. Great size -- 2 3/8 inches wide and 7 3/8 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #1262740
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Rare early vintage Joseff of Hollywood heavy double chain Byzantine or Etruscan revival ornate necklace in dark antiqued goldtone metal with hook clasp. 1940s. Marked JOSEFF HOLLYWOOD. Joseff jewelry was designed and made for costuming in top Hollywood movies in the 30s through the 60s, and also sold to consumers in exclusive stores such as Nieman Marcus. A key signature of Joseff jewelry was the matte metal finish which was intended to reduce glare under studio lights during filming, and was us...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1255306
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$95.00
Big statement vintage 1980s long drop clip earrings in matte goldtone metal with a hammered finish, in the barbaric/Byzantine style popularized by Chanel. 3 1/8 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1255301
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$75.00
1980s clip earrings in matte goldtone metal with a hammered finish, with faux coin drops, in the barbaric/Byzantine style popularized by Chanel. 2 1/4 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1249169
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Gorgeous 1970s clip drop earrings in antiqued goldtone metal, with green poured glass stones, faux pearls, and white Lucite drops. Possibly French. 2 1/4 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1249166
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Glam very big clip earrings in goldtone metal with large filigree drops, and peach "Easter egg" glass cabochon stones. 1970s. Heavy couture quality. 3 1/8 inches long and 1 3/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1243766
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Spectacular vintage huge heavy French bracelet in Byzantine style, in textured cast goldtone metal with poured and molded glass stones and one faux pearl. Marked ANTIGONA PARIS. 1980s. Box slide clasp. 7 1/4 inches wearable length and 2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1229218
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Beautiful huge statement signed YSL necklace in antiqued goldtone with three tiers of chains with large Byzantine style coin form drops of varying sizes and designs. 1970s. Some of the coins are two sided. Marked YSL on the attached metal tag, and also marked YSL on the S shaped hook close. Wearable length is 18 1/4 inches (inside strand) and center drops 8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1214702
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$295.00
Gorgeous dramatic long tasselled barbaric style necklace with large cobalt blue poured glass beads knotted along a black leather strand, with a long tassel of matching blue faceted glass beads with tiny goldtone metal ornate drops with tiny glass stones. The tassel is surmounted by a faux amber bead and a large goldtone sculpted cast metal element. The tie closure has matching large blue beads and goldtone metal elements. Marked DEANNA HAMRO on an attached metal hang tag. Deanna Hamr...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1950 item #1207616
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$275.00
Very unusual vintage sautoir necklace in dark goldtone metal with very large double sided green glass faceted glass stones in bezel settings. Circa 1950 or possibly earlier. 55 inches wearable length. The green stone stations are 7/8 inch long and 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condition with some slight losses on the edges and points of a few stones. This is pictured but not noticeable when worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1207583
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$175.00
Luxe long dark drama wired glass beaded necklace with a large pendant in black japanned or enameled metal with brilliant rhinestones surrounding a large asymmetrically faceted peach champagne glass center stone. The beads are wired in matching black metal, and the clasp is a matching black metal small lobster clasp. C 1990. The glass beaded chain has opaque black beads, faceted silvery beads, and gray faceted transparent beads. 28 inches wearable length and the pendant is 3 1/2 inche...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1207512
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$445.00
Fabulous early statement size YSL bracelet in heavy cast goldtone metal with faux mabe pearls in sculpted settings. Marked YSL and MADE IN FRANCE. Late 1970s or early 1980s, designed by Robert Goossens, who has designed jewelry for decades for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, and other couturiers. Early foldover clasp. 8 inches long, just under 1 1/2 inches wide and 1/2 inch deep. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #1207488
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$175.00
Glam long necklace with black glass faceted beads, rhinestone balls in silvertone metal, prongset, and large white acrylic faux pearls, and matching silvertone spring ring clasp. 1970s. Makes a great statement on its own; I am listing a very similar necklace which would be great to layer with this one. 43 1/4 inches wearable length and just under 3/4 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1166371
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$2,195.00
Confirmed unsigned Chanel necklace circa 1960 or 1970; I recently saw this same necklace with a Chanel hang tag with just the name in block lettering (no season numbers or copyright symbols), which dates it to 1970 or prior. I had previously listed this necklace as a probable Chanel. Designed in the Indian moghul style which was one of Chanel's main influences, with red and green Gripoix poured glass beads simulating carved rubies and emeralds, and dark goldtone beaded drops and term...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1148532
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Very beautiful Dominique Aurientis Byzantine style necklace with a long wired chain of large Gripoix poured glass beads in two shades of topaz, a heavy goldtone metal toggle clasp, and a large cruciform pendant with matching stones, and pyramid shaped applied metal decorations. Chain and pendant are marked DOMINIQUE AURIENTIS PARIS. 1990s. I am also listing the matching earrings separately. Dominique Aurientis began her design career at Christian Dior, and worked for Givenchy and Isabel ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1136164
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Fabulous vintage Les Bernard long necklace in dark brass/goldtone metal with heavy curb chain and large round stations in Etruscan/Byzantine style, two with Lucite cabochons in blue and green. Foldover clasp. Marked LES BERNARD. 1970s. Very substantial at 175 grams. Some Les Bernard jewelry was designed by Ugo Correani, who had his own line and also designed for Karl Lagerfeld, Versace, and others. Very rarely one sees pieces with both names. Although this piece is not marked with Correani's...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1115178
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Stunning heavy limited edition bracelet in goldtone metal with large applied metal beads, twisted wire decoration, and etched designs. With three huge poured glass cabochon stones in green, blue, and purple, and two glass based faux pearls. Marked YVES SAINT LAURENT in script and 019/500, meaning of course, that this is the 19th of 500 made. 1980s. A fabulous classic statement piece. I had another one of these bracelets several years ago and was so excited to be able to get this one. Great size ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1103039
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$195.00
Beautiful large bracelet in black finished metal with detailed engraving in a Gothic medieval style, with white enameling simulating small pearls. Marked ROCHAS. Slide clasp. Circa 1990. The fashion house of Rochas Paris was founded in 1925 by Marcel Rochas. 7 inches wearable length. 1 1/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1090429
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Beautiful, super versatile, great to wear alone or layer, signed YSL necklace in antiqued goldtone with thirteen large Byzantine style coin form drops of varying sizes and designs. 1980s. Some of the coins are two sided, with different designs on each side. Marked YSL on the attached metal tag, and also marked YSL on the S shaped hook close. 33 inches long. The largest coin is 1 1/2 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1090427
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Beautiful YSL sautoir Byzantine or Renaissance style necklace to wear alone or layer with other similar sautoirs. Circa 1980, in dark slightly matte goldtone metal with large poured glass beads in pale pink and dark fuschia red. Also with ornate basket weave design metal beads. With YSL signature link. Continuous strand with no clasp. 36 inches long and 1/2 inch wide at the widest point (dark pink beads). Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size....
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #993751
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$445.00
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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$395.00
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #978702
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Fabulous chic 1980s drop clip earrings by the French designer Edouard Rambaud. In a signature French style, with heavy goldtone "molten" cast metal and carved ebony cabochons. Weighty and substantial. Marked EDOUARD RAMBAUD PARIS. 2 5/8 inches long and 7/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #951322
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Beautiful very big signed Chanel clip back earrings in goldtone with Byzantine style decoration, and large luminous green poured glass cabochon stones. Marked on an oval plate, CHANEL, with copyright and trademark symbols, also marked with the double C Chanel logo, and MADE IN FRANCE. Guaranteed authentic. 1 3/8 inches wide and 5/8 inch deep. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #739568
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Classic Chanel clip earrings in the iconic Byzantine/barbaric style, in goldtone metal, with brilliant large glass stones. Marked CHANEL, with the interlocked double C logo, and MADE IN FRANCE. Guaranteed authentic. 1 inch in diameter. Excellent condition. Stones are brilliant and clear; any pink tones are reflection. Photos enlarged to show detail.