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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 : Bracelets : Pre 2000 item #1381480
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Big statement signed Ben Amun heavy Lucite bangles in black and fuschia or magenta pink. Both are marked BEN AMUN. Great size -- the black bangle is just under 1 5/8 inches wide at widest point and 5/8 inch thick and 2 5/8 inches inside diameter. The magenta bangle is 7/8 inch wide and 3/4 inch thick and 2 7/16 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1381396
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Chic Kenneth Lane chunky bib necklace with interlocking chain links, in slightly matte goldtone metal. With paper hang tag marked KENNETH LANE COUTURE COLLECTION. Lobster clasp with extender chain. From an estate. I am also listing a similar pair of earrings from this estate. 20 inches wearable length and 3 inches wide at center. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Contemporary item #1381395
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Chic Kenneth Lane Lucite bangle bracelet in dark red in a large asymmetrical modernist design, a statement on its own, or great for stacking with similar bangles. Marked KENNETH LANE. Inside diameters are 2 3/4 inches and 2 1/4 inches. 1 1/8 inches wide at widest point and 5/8 inch thick at thickest point. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1381392
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Fabulous vintage 1980s Jose and Maria Barrera signed bracelet with matching necklace, both from the same estate, in goldtone metal with heavy very flexible snake chains, in a modernist design. The bracelet is marked BARRERA on both ends. The necklace is not marked but the snake chains match the bracelet exactly in size, weight, and color, and again, these two pieces are from the same estate. The bracelet has a pin slide close and the necklace has a hook close with a decorative flower form cover ...
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 : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1368947
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Gorgeous very heavy and substantial vintage 1980s bracelet in cast goldtone metal, with articulated links and foldover clasp, in a modernist style. It has a slight curved shape to allow it to drape properly on the wrist. It weighs 163 grams. Great size -- 2 inches wide and 7 3/4 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1368944
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Chic minimalist statement size 1980s or earlier couture necklace in black Lucite with polished large beads and a matte solid bib collar, with a dark goldtone slide clasp. 21 inches wearable length adn the center drops 2 3/4 inches. Excellent condition with some very minimal marks on the matte collar, pictured but not noticeable at a short distance. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1368932
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Chic signed 1980s necklace by Gerda Lynggaard for Monies with clear Lucite closure and black fabric strands, in a lariat style which can be worn several ways. Marked GERDA LYNGGAARD MONIES. Wearable length is up to about 18 inches and the drop is up to about 10 inches. The clasp is 3 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1356929
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Fabulous very big statement size necklace with genuine lapis lazuli beads slightly graduated, hand knotted with blue thread, and with embedded gold hook clasp. Vintage, probably a handmade studio piece. The lapis is gemologist verified. The clasp tests positive for 14KT gold with jeweler's acid. The beads are a gorgeous subtle dark variegated gray blue with veils of silver and gold pyrite adding sparkle and shimmer. Very heavy at 486 grams/17 ounces. Great size -- the center largest bead is 23mm...
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1349057
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Fabulous hand made necklace, probably a studio piece, with fifteen very large graduated labradorite stones wired in 14KT gold and with a 14KT gold oblong slide clasp. The gold is not marked but tests positive for 14K with jeweler's acid. The stones have gorgeous gray, blue, and green flashes, and the color is ever changing. It weighs 109 grams. 17 1/4 inches wearable length and the largest bead is 1 1/8 inches long, 7/8 inch wide, and 1/8 inch deep. Excellent condition. Display form is life size...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1349049
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Chic statement circa 1990 necklace and matching clip earrings in silvertone metal with very detailed frogs with dark decorative oxidation. The necklace has finely woven metal mesh and an oversized spring ring clasp. All pieces are marked CABOT. Earrings are 1 inch long and necklace is 19 inches long and 1 inch wide at the terminals. 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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$195.00
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1349038
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Super chic and sophisticated 1980s modernist bracelet with large balls of soft fuzzy yard strung on elastic cord, with a millefiori bead decoration. Probably Italian. The colors are warmer than the photos may show. The largest balls are 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The elasticized length will fit most wrists. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1349037
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Very big and stunning 1980s necklace with seamless polished black Lucite egg shaped beads with small black spacers, with knitted loop,and button clasp. Possibly an unsigned Monies or in the style of Monies. Wearable length is 20 inches. The large beads are 1 7/8 inches long and 1 3/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1336403
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1970s chic statement size runway link necklace in heavy sculpted cast metal, in silvertone with goldtone accents, with foldover clasp. Top couture quality, possibly an unsigned Les Bernard. This necklace can be found with the Les Bernard signature. Substantial at 162 grams. Wearable length is 18 1/4 inches and width is just under 1 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1330325
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Fabulous 1970s signed Gucci goldtone metal and light and dark amber geometric modernist design guilloche enameled link long necklace which can also be worn as a belt. Marked GUCCI and MADE IN ITALY. Each link is also marked S in a lozenge shape. 1970s. An iconic vintage Gucci piece, these were also made in shorter (18 to 20 inch) but otherwise identical versions to be worn as necklaces only. The enameled links are slightly convex and curved. They alternate with heavy twisted connecting rings. Wi...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1325352
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Chic 1980s minimalist articulated collar necklace in heavy cast silvertone metal. From the same estate as the similar Clara Kasavina necklace I am listing. 14 1/2 inches wearable length including the gap, and just over 1/2 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1325348
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Chic vintage 1970s signed Cadoro large layered goldtone metal pendant on a long snake chain with spring ring clasp. Marked CADORO. It also can be worn as a brooch. Pendant is just under 2 1/2 inches and chain is 36 inches. Excellent condition. There's a very tiny 1-2 mm area of wear to the finish on the center right, pictured but not noticeable at a short distance. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1325347
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Chic minimalist signed and dated articulated collar necklace in matte and shiny heavy goldtone cast metal with toggle clasp by the Clara Kasavina studio. Marked CLARA STUDIO, dated 1989 and signed MISHA. Dimensional design. The articulated ends allow it to lie gracefully on the neck. 17 inches wearable length and 1 inch wide at center. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1318838
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Chic statement vintage 1980s Robert Lee Morris asymmetrical modernist cuff bracelet in softly glowing semi-matte goldtone metal with coordinating clip earrings, both from the same estate. The earrings are marked ROBERT LEE MORRIS. Robert Lee Morris began designing jewelry in 1970 and has collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld, Michael Kors, and Donna Karan. Bracelet is 2 inches wide and 7 1/4 inches inside circumference, including the gap, which is 1 1/8 inches. Earrings are 1 1/2 inches ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1318835
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Gorgeous vintage 1980s modernist necklace, probably French, with hollow goldtone metal beads with fine detailing, strung on a fine chain in the French style, centered with a very large wired opaque foiled aqua and iridescent pink glass bead, and with a twist toggle clasp. 16 1/2 inches wearable length and 7/8 inch or 20mm at the center bead. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1316691
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Spectacular very big vintage 1980s French modernist bracelet with heavy cast goldtone metal links set with jewel toned resin cabochons in many gorgeous colors, with toggle clasp. Weighty and substantial at 128 grams. From an estate with several French pieces. Great size -- 2 1/2 inches wide and 7 1/2 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1316685
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Super chic modernist French statement size laminated Lucite asymmetrical bangle bracelet in opaque green and transparent honey color, signed (illegibly) by the artist. 1980s. Round on the inside circumference and the walls are thicker at one side and taper on the other on the outside. Very well made and finished couture artisan piece with invisible laminating. 2 1/2 inches inside diameter on the thinner side and 2 3/4 inches inside diameter on the thicker side. 1/4 inch thick at the thicker side...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1316684
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$95.00
Beautiful vintage 1970s very big studio modernist necklace with hand made glazed ceramic beads strung on black silk cord. The beads are glazed in muted silver, gunmetal gray, rust, brown, and green, some with shiny surfaces and some with matte surfaces. Great size -- 28 inches wearable length and 1 1/4 inches wide. Excellent condition with no losses to beads and some slight age related crazing on some of the beads. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1316673
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Chic modernist 1970s French laminated Lucite bangle bracelet with a layer of black on the inside and a layer of cream or ivory on the outside, with geometric cutouts. The cut edges and the outer edges of the cream layer are a lighter cooler white, intentional and part of the design, as the edges are very uniform. In the style of Lea Stein jewelry. 1 1/4 inches wide and 2 9/16 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition with one small manufacturing flaw at on edge, pictured but not noticeable at ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1316669
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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 : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1316666
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Chic vintage modernist asymmetrical necklace in hammered goldtone metal links with lobster clasp. 1980s. Marked CECILE JEANNE PARIS. Great easy to wear piece for day or evening. 15 1/2 inches wearable length and the longest drop is 6 1/2 inches long. A medium weight piece at 76 grams. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #1297685
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1980s or 1990s signed Monies modernist carved bone clip back earrings. Marked MONIES on the backs. 2 1/2 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1292813
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Chic glam modernist six strand necklace in matte sculpted silvertone metal with blue gray Lucite beads, all wired, with toggle clasp, by French designer Nellie Biche de Bere. C. 1990. Marked BICHE DE BERE. It has a great feature -- one section of three strands is detachable with lobster clasps, to allow it to be worn two different ways. Wearable length is 18 1/2 inches and the center drop is about 3 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 2000 item #1292811
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Super chic modernist cuff bracelet in matte goldtone sculpted metal with luminous mirrored Lucite cabochon stones, by French designer Nellie Biche de Bere. C. 1990. Marked BICHE DE BERE. 1 3/8 inches wide. For a slightly small wrist -- inside circumference is 6 3/4 inches, including the gap, which is 1 inch. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #1288547
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Chic vintage French Art Deco modernist necklace with oblong Bakelite beads capped in chrome plated hemispheres, alternating with matching chrome beads and stacks of the chrome hemispheres, with French screw barrel clasp. Possibly as early as 1930s, although I have owned a 1980s Yves Saint Laurent necklace with the same stacked hemisphere design. The Bakelite beads all test positive with Simichrome, and are translucent, some with marbling. Professionally restrung on silk thread for securi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1277837
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Stunning huge statement vintage 1970s heavy chainmaille link bracelet in goldtone metal, with a push clasp. 2 3/8 inches wide at clasp and 8 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1960 item #1255296
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Beautiful classic 1950s Francisco Rebajes copper link bracelet with stylized hearts in dark copper backed with silvertone metal. Marked REBAJES. Box slide clasp. The links are curved to conform to the wrist. 1 5/8 inches wide and 7 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1250252
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Chic statement vintage 1970s Givenchy necklace in antiqued silvertone metal with large dimensional sliding pendant with a hammered finish, on a matching chain with foldover clasp. Clasp is marked four times front and back with the back to back Givenchy double G logo. Pendant is 3 inches long and chain is 30 inches long. Excellent condition. Slight openings along the seams along the top of pendant are part of the manufacturing and not damage. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show det...