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All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #953108
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Lovely signed Chanel clip earrings from season 25, with faux baroque pearl cabochons set in textured goldtone metal frames. Marked on an oval plate, CHANEL, with copyright and trademark symbols, also marked with the double C Chanel logo, numbers 2 and 5 on either side of the double C, and MADE IN FRANCE. Guaranteed authentic, with box. 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Excellent condition. Traces of green on the backs are not visible when they are worn. 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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #948672
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Amazing bangle in solid cast resin in oyster white with light beige marbling, in a classic 1970s asymmetrical molten form. Marked GIVENCHY PARIS NEW YORK on a goldtone metal plate attached to the interior. Stack with other bangles or wear alone for a stunning statement. It looks different from every angle. 1 3/8 inches wide, 1 inch thick at thickest point, and 2 916 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display forms are life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #948654
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Fabulous faux lariat glass beaded necklace and matching screw back drop earrings with a great modern look. By the French maker Louis Rousselet. The screw back of one earring is marked MADE IN FRANCE (difficult to photograph). Necklace and earrings have amazing slightly translucent pale aqua glass beads with slight marbling and tiny black specks, white baroque glass based faux pearls, brilliant rhinestone rondelles, and a large constructed metal drop set with rhinestones on each end of ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #948634
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Lovely necklace of woven multi colored silk in red, blue, and green, with two very large knotted silk beads which slide along the strand. Also with a knotted button and loop close, and a long tassel in the center. Circa 1970 or 1980. Possibly an unsigned Yves Saint Laurent. From the same estate as the YSL black silk tasseled necklace I am listing. Wearable length is 22 inches. 1 inch wide at the silk beads. The tassels are 5 1/2 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to sho...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #946455
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Stunning vintage necklace in YSL's signature bohemian chic style, with seamless black Lucite beads, goldtone metal beads and drops, and black silk tassels, all strung on a fine metal chain in typical French construction. Circa 1970 or 1980. Marked YSL on the attached hang tag. Wearable length is 16 1/2 inches and it drops 3 1/2 inches in the center. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Necklace form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #838768
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Amazing matched pair of statement size bracelets in silvertone metal with very large brilliant stones in fuschia and a green which has an edge of teal. Circa 1975. The stones are openbacked. Not marked but very substantial and weighty and with the look of French construction and style. The colors are a classic French combination. The colors are warmer and brighter and the stones are more brilliant than the photos depict. Slide clasps. Each is 2 1/4 inches wide and 7 inches long c...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #837285
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Possibly made for Dior, this lovely necklace with matching clip earrings has the distinctive S shaped hook which was frequently used on Dior necklaces. One earring is marked FRANCE. Circa 1960. In goldtone metal with large glass based faux pearls, opaque topaz stones, and chain tassels. In a longer length which is currently very fashionable. The necklace has a wearable length of 22 inches. The center drops 3 1/2 inches and is 3 inches wide. The earrings are 1/2 inch in diameter. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #837277
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Beautiful French rope necklace in the style of Chanel; possibly an early unsigned Chanel. Circa 1960. With large Gripoix poured glass beads, glass based faux pearls, rhinestone rondelles, and distinctive fluted goldtone metal beads which I have had on two other confirmed French pieces. The chain elements are also French. The green beads are 17 mm long, the red beads are 21 mm long, and the blue beads and pearls are 10 mm in diameter. 44 inches long and 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #833947
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A fabulous example of French glass artistry, these clip earrings have large iridescent finish leaf form green poured glass stones and flower form opaline glass stones prong set in silvertone metal. Marked FRANCE. Circa 1970 or 1980. Super wearable for day or evening. Nice size -- 2 1/8 inches long and 7/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #833941
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Stunning vintage three strand necklace with large coral glass lampworked beads simulating coral, and green poured glass beads with white accents simulating carved jade. Also with ornate gilt metal filigree findings and large beads, and fine metal links. With a hook clasp with a flower. The glass beads and the filigree elements are characteristically French. Circa 1960. Wearable length is 19 1/2 inches. The center drops about 3 inches. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show de...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Contemporary item #825730
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Chunky heavy necklace by Robert Goossens, who has designed extensively for decades for Chanel, YSL, and other French couturiers. Dark wood rings are connected by solid cast rope form goldtone metal elements, with a round spring ring clasp. The clasp is marked GOOSSENS PARIS, and MADE IN FRANCE. A stunning piece and super wearable for day or night. Perfectly of the moment; the statement necklace is the "it" accessory of the season. Wearable length is 19 1/2 inches. 1 7/8 inches wid...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #819581
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Amazing shoulder sweeping clip earrings made from glittering purple glass faceted beads with an iridescent finish, probably Swarovski, and with brilliant matching large purple rhinestones at the tops, in dark coppery gunmetal japanned settings. Most likely Italian, circa 1965 or 1975, in the style of Coppola e Toppo. Possibly unsigned Coppola e Toppo, with their distinctive style of weaving glass beads with fine filament. The color is warmer than the photos show. Photos are not capturin...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #819576
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Fabulous heavy French necklace, circa 1960, with amazing blue and black foiled baroque shaped beads, opaque faceted black beads, and glittering faceted blue transparent beads, all connected with metal wires. All beads are glass. There are six tiers with draped festoons. The beads are arranged in a slightly asymmetrical pattern. The clasp is marked MADE IN FRANCE. The metal is brass with a silvertone finish. The blue faceted beads are probably Swarovski. A stunning piece and perfe...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #818308
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In the signature Chanel colors of red and green, and marked MADE IN FRANCE on the screw barrel clasp, this fabulous necklace is probably by Chanel. Circa 1940, in moghul style, with aged brass chains, large and small glass based faux pearls, red glass beads, and huge teardrop shaped green glass beads. 15 3/4 inches wearable length. The sides are 1 1/8 inches wide. The drop is 4 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #818307
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Heavy brilliant green glass beaded necklace with silvertone hook and matching extender chain. The hook is marked MADE IN FRANCE. The beads are strung on fine metal wire. The beads are lead crystal and possibly Swarovski. Circa 1960. 17 1/2 inches wearable length. The center drops about 3 inches. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #818300
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Fabulous torsade necklace with a sliding pendant, in aged brass, with purple and jade beads and "Peking" glass accents. 1930s French. I have owned a signed French necklace with the same repousse enameled decoration. The necklace has a strand of purple glass beads wrapped around several strands of twisted brass wire in classic French style. The torsade ends in filigree caps, large green and purple glass beads, and a screw barrel clasp. The pendant has a huge openback unfoiled purpl...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #813771
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Vintage French necklace with a huge green Gripoix poured glass center drop surmounted by a fluted goldtone disk shaped bead, chunky resin faux pearls, and disk shaped goldtone metal elements with matching green poured glass cabochons. With hook clasp and textured extender chain in goldtone metal. Marked FRANCE on the hook of the clasp. Circa 1960 or 1970. A fabulous piece in a great statement size and perfectly of the moment; the statement necklace is the "it" accessory of the season. Wearable...