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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 : 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 : 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 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 : 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 : 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 : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1166374
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Very glam statement making vintage sautoir with huge amber or tortoise color Lucite beads wired and mounted in goldtone metal. Top quality and very substantial. Great to wear alone or layer with other similar sautoirs. Circa 1970 or 1980. 44 inches long and 7/8 inch or 22 mm wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
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 : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1178271
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Stunning very big 1980s long clip earrings with matte ornate goldtone metal tops with red glass faceted stones and goldtone metal filigree moghul style elements suspending amazing iridized orange and pink glass rods and beads, and goldtone spacers. Very substantial couture quality, possibly French. Great size -- 4 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Contemporary item #1207456
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$95.00
Luxe designer bangle in textured dark brown resin with inset brilliant topaz rhinestones and applied dots. In the style of Alexis Bittar jewelry. Contemporary, from an estate. 1 1/2 inches wide and 2 5/8 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1207470
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Amazing statement size unique cuff bracelet in translucent gray Lucite with impressed very big brilliant strass rhinestones. Not marked but couture quality and very weighty at 125 grams. 1970s or 1980s. Great size -- 2 inches wide and 3/8 inch thick. Inside diameters are 2 1/2 inches and 2 3/8 inches. Inside circumference is 8 inches including the gap, which is 1 1/4 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #1207488
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$175.00
Glam long necklace with black glass faceted beads, rhinestone balls in silvertone metal, prongset, and large white acrylic faux pearls, and matching silvertone spring ring clasp. 1970s. Makes a great statement on its own; I am listing a very similar necklace which would be great to layer with this one. 43 1/4 inches wearable length and just under 3/4 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1207491
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Huge statement black Lucite link necklace or belt with dark silvertone hook and attached metal tag marked BEN AMUN. 1990s or later. Ben-Amun jewelry has been hand made in New York City since the early 1980s. Designer and founder Isaac Manevitz, a pioneer of the statement jewelry trend, has made jewelry for Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and Oscar de la Renta, among others. 48 inches wearable length and 1 inch wide. The large links are 1 1/2 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form ...
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1207583
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$175.00
Luxe long dark drama wired glass beaded necklace with a large pendant in black japanned or enameled metal with brilliant rhinestones surrounding a large asymmetrically faceted peach champagne glass center stone. The beads are wired in matching black metal, and the clasp is a matching black metal small lobster clasp. C 1990. The glass beaded chain has opaque black beads, faceted silvery beads, and gray faceted transparent beads. 28 inches wearable length and the pendant is 3 1/2 inche...
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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1970 item #1229206
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Fabulous 1960s or 1970s big glass beaded necklace with jewel tone art glass beads, most likely French. Silvertone French style screw barrel clasp. 18 3/4 inches wearable length and the largest bead is 1 1/4 by 1 1/8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.