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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 : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #753276
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$1195.00
Stunning and very big vintage gold and genuine angelskin coral ring with 10 diamonds. Circa 1950. Marked 14K and also with a maker's mark which I cannot interpret. Substantial at 12 grams. The diamonds are about .03 carat each and are set in white gold or platinum. The coral is 16 mm in diameter. With a great asymmetrical design and excellent rope form motif. Statement jewelry is a very significant current fashion trend. Photos do not capture this fabulous piece. Ring size 6. The ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1166383
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$595.00
Incredible huge statement long lariat necklace by the Italian fashion house Moschino, with a heavy dark blue silk cord terminating in two very large tassels made from Italian poured glass drops or beads in palest gray lavender, on engraved chains in dark goldtone metal, held in large caps of dark goldtone metal. Marked MOSCHINO and MADE IN ITALY on the attached metal hang tag. Also with original paper label marked MOSCHINO BIJOUX. The Moschino label was created in 1983 by the late Fr...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1067468
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$545.00
Very dramatic 1980s goldtone metal mounted wood necklace with a large detailed dimensional head of a leopard, hanging from a heavy double strand of dark red silk cord. Marked DOMINIQUE AURIENTIS PARIS. The leopard head element is based on 16th century Benin bronze leopard head masks which were worn as waist or hip ornaments. The leopard was a symbol of royal power in Benin and was also depicted in statues, full size masks, and other objects. Great size -- the pendant is 3 1/8 inches ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1316689
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$495.00
Spectacular very big Monies Gerda Lynggaard long sautoir necklace with oblong horn beads dyed in a faux tortoise pattern, and hand knotted in a continuous strand with black thread. Circa 1990. Not marked but with original Monies dust bag. Long enough to wear tripled as shown. Stunning statement great for day to evening. Great size at 84 inches long. The largest bead is 4 inches long. Excellent condition. One bead has very slight age related surface lines, not noticeable when worn. Display form i...
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 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 : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1325351
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$295.00
Fabulous big statement Gerda Lynggaard Monies 11 strand necklace with variegated colors of small round horn beads with horn clasp. I am also listing a matching bracelet from the same estate. Not marked but guaranteed Monies. Many signed examples of this group of Monies jewelry, with matching clasps and beads, can be found online. Great size -- 24 inches wearable length at the inside strand and the center drops about 6 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enl...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1318843
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$225.00
Vintage Native American Santo Domingo Pueblo necklace with shell heishe beads, turquoise nuggets, silver beads, and silver cones and hook clasp. 26 inches long and 7/8 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 #985407
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$195.00
Stunning statement bangle in opaque black resin decorated with soft clear plastic threads "stitched" through the resin. Unattributed, but probably European. Circa 1980 or 1990. I am selling a very similar bangle in orange resin. This is a big piece and best worn over a long sleeved sweater or T shirt, or pushed up the forearm stacked with other bangles. 1 1/4 inches wide (sideways) and 3/4 inch thick. The inner inside diameter is 2 5/8 inches and the outer inside diameter is 3 inches. Ex...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1207451
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$195.00
Fabulous statement size vintage 1980s earrings in matte goldtone metal with genuine carnelian beads and cabochon, in a tribal barbaric style. Marked LAZULI. Great size -- 3 3/4 inches long and about 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1970 item #1325346
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$195.00
Big statement vintage 1960s mixed metals copper with brass appliques and green onyx stones hinged bangle bracelet by Mexican maker Casa Maya. Marked MAYA MEXICO. With pin closure. The copper has a darkened decorative finish. The green cylindrical stones are held with bolts. 2 1/8 inches wide and 7 inches inside circumference. The inside diameters are 2 3/8 and 2 1/8 inches. The outside is in excellent condition; the inside has wear and scratching but this does not show when the piece...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1950 item #1368948
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$195.00
Gorgeous vintage 1940s or 1950s French five strand bracelet with glittering pink faceted glass bezel set open back unfoiled pointed back stones and glass based faux baroque pearls mounted in goldtone metal with an early oversized spring ring clasp with a thumb collar rather than a tab. Excellent condition with two small losses to two pearls, pictured but not noticeable when worn. Slight wear to the goldtone finish at the clasp is also pictured but again not noticeable when worn. Display form is ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1371934
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Gorgeous huge signed Escada necklace in heavy shiny cast goldtone metal with fired enameled flower form drops in very pale green with small white center cabochons that feel like plastic. Marked ESCADA. This piece was issued in 1992. Weighty and substantial at 293 grams. 16 1/2 inches wearable length and the bib drops 3 inches. Excellent condition with some finish loss at the clasp only, from storage, pictured but will not be noticeable when worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to sho...