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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 : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #978750
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Fabulous chunky five strand chain necklace in matte goldtone by Karl Lagerfeld, who, in addition to his role with Chanel, has designed under his own name since the 1980s. There are three rope form chains and two with an applied beaded design. The hook clasp is in the form of two very dimensional and detailed handbags. The handbags have the KL logo on the front, and one is marked KL on the back. Circa 1990. I am selling the matching earrings in a separate listing. Perfectly on trend with ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #978746
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Beautiful statement size clip drop earrings in matte goldtone by Karl Lagerfeld, who, in addition to his role with Chanel, has designed under his own name since the 1980s. The earrings are in the form of very dimensional and detailed handbags. They have the KL logo on the front, and are marked KL on the backs. Circa 1990. I am selling the matching necklace in a separate listing. Perfectly on trend with the glam, edgy look of the metals, chains, and studs which are all over the runways a...
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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$225.00
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 : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #941615
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Beautiful vintage clip back earrings in the form of lions, in 14KT yellow gold, with emeralds as eyes I am also listing the matching emerald, gold, and sterling silver cuff bracelet from the same estate. Circa 1970. Marked 14K (also tests positive for 14KT gold with jeweler's acid) and also marked MS in large letters on the back of each earring. Together they weigh 11 grams. The four emeralds are 1 mm each. The clip backs can be easily converted to pierced by adding posts. Each is 7/8 inch b...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #819584
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Fabulously drapable, flexible and wearable necklace by the Italian brother and sister team of Lyda Coppola Toppo and Bruno Coppola. They worked for many French and Italian designers, including Jacques Fath, Robert Piguet, Emilio Pucci, and Valentino. This piece is circa 1970. Aqua faceted glass beads are connected with fine filament, and bordered with rows of glass based baroque faux pearls, and draped with festoons of metal chains in a rose goldtone color. Hook clasp with extende...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #818293
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Glittering Egyptian revival necklace with black and turquoise glass beads and highly decorative antiqued goldtone findings. Marked MIRIAM HASKELL on the back of the clasp in two places. Circa 1960. Outstanding and super wearable and modern looking Haskell piece and perfect for day or evening. 16 1/2 inches wearable length. The center drops 2 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #813775
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Very big, fabulous Chanel clipback earrings in goldtone metal with poured glass stones in the classic colors of red, blue, green, and yellow/topaz, with baroque glass based faux pearl drops. Marked CHANEL, MADE IN FRANCE, with Chanel logo and with season number 26. Guaranteed authentic, with Chanel box. Great size and perfectly of the moment; statement jewelry is a key current trend. 3 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #813765
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Classic Chanel necklace in goldtone metal. The center medallion has a double headed eagle with the interlocked C Chanel logo, and 31 RUE CAMBON PARIS CHANEL. Marked CHANEL, MADE IN FRANCE, with Chanel logo, and also numbered 3903. Guaranteed authentic. With a double chain soldered together about 1/3 of the way back from the center, and heavy hook clasp. Wearable length is 16 1/2 inches. The medallion is 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #813758
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Chanel clipback earrings in goldtone metal with black glass stones with applied quatrefoil elements, and baroque glass based faux pearl drops. Marked CHANEL, MADE IN FRANCE, with Chanel logo, and season number 28. Guaranteed authentic, with Chanel box. 1 3/4 inches long and 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
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 : 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 : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #753262
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Lovely vintage gold and genuine salmon coral clip earrings by the San Francisco jeweler Gump's, known for its fine coral, jade, and pearl jewelry. Circa 1975. Marked 14K and GUMP'S. Together they weigh 9 grams. The color is a classic salmon coral, warmer than the photos depict. The earring backs are ready to be converted to pierced with the addition of a post.

Each is 7/8 inch long. Excellent condition. One clip is slightly askew but both clips are tight and function properly and...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #743232
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$395.00
Fabulous French glass beaded necklace in transparent chartreuse, opaque pink, opaque light green, and glass faux pearl beads. Not marked but probably by the French maker Louis Rousselet, who produced jewelry for many French couturiers. Circa 1960. With three strands of glowing chartreuse beads alternating with very small baroque faux pearls, and a very big center element with pink bell shaped beads, light green disk shaped beads, faux pearls, and clear faceted beads in a slightly darker green th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #716482
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Amazing and huge early vintage Kenneth J. Lane hinged bangle bracelet with two snake or dragon heads, with yellow enameling, opaque glass cabochons simulating coral, green poured glass stones as eyes, and pave rhinestones. 1960s. In textured goldtone metal. Marked K.J.L. in a cartouche. A very dramatic piece.

Great size -- 3 1/2 inches wide at center and 3/4 inch wide at the back. Inside circumference when completely closed is 6 1/2 inches, however it will expand to fit most w...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #691057
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Beautiful dimensional vintage pendant with a pale chartreuse adamite crystal stone, on a goldtone neckring. Circa 1960. The pendant is made of metal with a crackled gold finish, and is signed with a signature which I am not able to identify. A very distinctive modernist piece which is totally on trend. Crystal, agate, and geode stones in natural forms are being featured in many current jewelry collections this year.

The pendant is 2 1/2 inches long by 1 3/4 inches wide and 1 inch deep. ...