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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1950 item #1043866
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$545.00
Fabulous articulated bracelet in silvertone rhodium plated white metal / pot metal with large and small square emerald cut invisibly set blue openback unfoiled glass stones and tiny colorless strass stones. Examples of this type of French bracelet are pictured in "European Designer Jewelry" by Ginger Moro. Slide clasp with safety chain. Wearable length is 7 1/2 inches. 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Some colorless stones are dark but all are better than the photos depict. Some s...
All Items : New Century : Fashion : Accessories : Purses : Pre 1990 item #1169077
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$495.00
Fabulous versatile vintage genuine lizard box bag in navy, with beautiful Art Deco revival two tone gold- and silvertone hardware, and a long shoulder strap which hinges down into the bag, allowing it to be used as a clutch. Marked RODO and ITALY on a goldtone metal plaque inside. The hardware is beautifully finished, with a textured "molten" effect at each end, very characteristic of later 70s/early 80s design. It opens by flipping up the triangular goldtone metal clasp. With Rodo signa...
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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #761017
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$195.00
Fabulous heavy vintage Bakelite bangle in true black (did not start out as another color). Tests positive for Bakelite and guaranteed vintage and original. 1930s. Deeply carved in a classic Art Deco bubble motif. 1 inch wide, just under 1/2 inch thick, and standard 2 1/2 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1950 item #1169063
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$195.00
Glittering black glass microbeaded box bag with a tortoise Lucite top and dark brass hardware, and heavy black glass beaded handle. Black satin lining and snap close. 1940s. These bags are fabulous headturners. 7 1/2 inches wide, 5 inches long and 3 1/2 inches deep. The handle drop is 5 1/2 inches. Overall excellent condition. No losses to beaded exterior. There is a very very faint hairline in the Lucite at the clasp, not visible at a short distance. There is black discoloration inside,...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1910 item #1207458
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$195.00
Antique genuine carved tortoise shell bypass bangle in the form of stylized snake heads. 1900 to 1910, pre-ban. About 1 inch wide at center from each tip, and the inside diameters are 2 inches and just under 2 3/8 inches. There is some slight give to put it on and it will fit over a medium sized hand. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. This item must be shipped inside the United States.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1940 item #1325332
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$195.00
Beautiful vintage 1930s necklace with graduated rock crystal quartz beads, hand knotted with silk thread, with a 14KT gold spring ring clasp. The beads show some very slight tiny inclusions. Clasp is marked 14K. It weighs 52 grams. 18 inches wearable length and the beads range in size from 12mm to 8mm. Excellent condition with some very slight edge wear and losses typically found on pieces of this age, not at all noticeable at a short distance. Display form is life size. Photos enlar...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1325353
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$165.00
Stunning unusual vintage probably 1970s modernist Machine Age style French or possibly German very big wired necklace with carved washed resin beads in black or very dark blue with a cream or beige underlay, with silvertone metal end caps and findings and large spring ring clasp. It is made like an older Art Deco necklace of the 1930s, and the clasp is an old fashioned thumb collar clasp but this piece is most likely 1970s Art Deco Machine Age revival, possibly made with earlier fin...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1368942
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Gorgeous huge vintage 1980s couture necklace in black and frosted translucent Lucite with a center bead with brilliant strass rhinestones. Probably Italian. Side clasp. Great size -- 40 inches long and 1 1/8 inches at center. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1335080
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$95.00
Chic charming big vintage brooch in painted or resin washed plastic, in the form of a cartoon mouse, with brass decorative mountings. With French tube trombone pin closure. 1970s, or possibly earlier. Great size -- 3 5/8 inches long and 2 7/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1362911
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Beautiful vintage 1930s bib necklace in dark goldtone metal with festooned chains with solid metal drops with a cross hatched design, with hook clasp. Most likely French, based on quality and construction. Substantial and very well made. No missing elements. 18 1/2 inches wearable length and the center drops about 1 5/8 inches. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1950 item #637422
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Outstanding vintage Art Deco/Retro Moderne horse form figural brooch in ebonized carved wood with inlaid silver detail. Circa 1945. Unsigned, most likely by Elzac Inc., which produced jewelry from materials such as ceramic, Lucite, fur, feathers, cloth, and wood during World War II when other materials were in short supply.

With an embedded pin back and with silver decoration, including beads around the collar and along the mane, and thin wires above and below the beads around the collar....

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1920 item #697133
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A beautiful demi-parure consisting of a matching necklace and bracelet in gold washed silver with very big faceted opaline glass stones, prong set, and bezel set in the center of the necklace. Marked SILVER. Circa 1900 - 1920. Possibly French. A very unusual design, and I have never had opaline stones this big before. They have fabulous pink and blue tones which are not completely captured in the photos.

The necklace is 16 1/2 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. The bracelet is 6 1/2 inches lo...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #697137
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A fabulous and early vintage sterling necklace with square cut crystal stones and a huge pear shaped cut crystal drop. The clasp is marked STERLING and the other elements test positive for sterling. Circa 1920. Beautifully made and detailed. The edges of the square stone settings are engraved with delicate patterns. The stones are brilliant and glittering.

A classic collectible Art Deco piece, and currently perfectly of the moment as well. The fashion world is in the midst of a major Ar...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #697139
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A beautiful and early vintage sterling brooch in the form of a turtle, with a huge cut glass center stone, clear paste stones, and red glass stones as eyes. Circa 1920. Not marked but tests positive for sterling silver. Possibly French.

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 accessories with a glamorous graphi...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1920 item #697938
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A fabulous glittering genuine cut steel necklace with an asymmetrical (negligee) double drop and a front hook closure. Circa 1910 - 1920. Probably French. The design is beautifully modern and forward looking. Twelve disks set with riveted cut steel stones, connected with chain links. In a stunning gunmetal gray which will perfectly complement this season's palette.

A classic collectible piece, and currently perfectly of the moment as well. The fashion world is in the midst of a major Art...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #697946
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A classic Deco set, circa 1925, with 17 brilliant clear spheres of undrilled genuine rock crystal wrapped in thin silver wires, with tiny silver disks on either side of each sphere, connecting to jump rings. The carved crystal stones are each 13 millimeters in diameter. The screwback earrings have prong set faceted rock crystal stones at the top posts. The metal is not marked but tests positive for at least 800 silver. The crystal spheres glow and refract and reflect in the most fabulous ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1920 item #697948
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Fabulous early silver necklace with round and baguette paste stones, and a huge cut glass center pendant framed by paste stones. 1900 - 1920. Possibly French. Not marked but tests positive for sterling silver. With a dainty slide clasp also set with stones. The square link side chain is made to fall slightly to the sides so the stones on the chain are visible from either side. From a Philadelphia estate.

A classic collectible Art Deco piece, and currently perfectly of the moment as well...