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All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1392434
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Gorgeous big vintage 1980s signed Dominique Aurientis clip earrings in goldtone metal with glass based faux baroque pearls and prong set brilliant strass rhinestones. Marked DOMINIQUE AURIENTIS PARIS. 1 7/8 inches in diameter. Excellent condition with a few minimal flea bites not noticeable at a short distance. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1391993
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Fabulous runway statement Ben Amun bib necklace in dark silvertone metal with faceted glass beads in gray and iridescent/metallic finished black, with a centerpiece set with large glass faceted stones in very pale lemon yellow/gray and opaque black. Lobster clasp. Marked BEN AMUN on the back and also marked BA on the tab of the extender chain. 20 inches wearable length and the center drops 3 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #1391991
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$75.00
Huge heavy late 1960s or early 1970s long clip earrings in heavy cast goldtone metal with pave clear rhinestones. Great size -- 4 3/8 inches long. I am selling several other pairs of earrings from the same estate. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1391988
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Gorgeous heavy big statement 1980s or early 1990s cuff bracelet in shiny goldtone metal with black Lucite cabochons. With spring hinged opening. This is an unsigned Kenneth J. Lane piece. Signed examples can be found online, and many KJL pieces were and are unsigned. 2 inches wide and the inside circumference is 6 1/2 to 7 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1391987
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$55.00
Statement size vintage late 1960s or early 1970s French modernist earrings in goldtone metal with cascading drops with black glass rods and diamond shaped tiny charms. Clipback. Not marked but the construction and elements are characteristically French. I am listing several other pairs of earrings from the same estate. 4 inches long. Excellent condition; I found one glass rod with a small loss at one top end, this is not noticeable when worn. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1385829
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$95.00
Big statement vintage 1980s bib necklace with strands of heavy solid seamless very dark blue Lucite beads held by matching dark blue silk cord, with goldtone metal rings with a hammered surface, and matching goldtone metal lobster clasp and extender chain. Weighty and substantial. Probably Italian. Up to about 31 inches wearable length on the inside strand and the center drops 3 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1381482
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Chic signed Ben Amun heavy couture tribal style bib necklace in matte slightly antiqued silvertone metal with many ornate large and small drops. Marked BEN AMUN on the end of the extender for the lobster clasp. 20 1/2 inches wearable length and 3 1/2 inches wide at center. Excellent condition with all elements present. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
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 : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1381401
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Fabulous early signed Monies shoulder sweeping modernist clip earrings in medium to dark brown horn, 1980s. Marked MONIES. The beads are hand knotted with matching thread. Great size -- 6.5 inches long. Excellent condition with some scratches on a few of the beads, which can be worn at the back, and is not noticeable at a short distance. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1381400
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Vintage unsigned Gerda Lynggaard Monies necklace in beige coconut shell with dark brown carved horn terminals and hook close. Not marked, as is common with Monies jewelry but this necklace in particular is very recognizable as Monies. 19 1/2 inches wearable length and about 3 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life. 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 : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1371936
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Gorgeous big statement 1980s necklace in soft goldtone metal with wired deeply textured balls and very ornately detailed bamboo form oversized hook clasp with decorated chain and decorative tab. All surfaces of the elements very finely finished and detailed. The elements are hollow and made in segments. The piece is weighty and substantial at 191 grams. French, based on the design and construction. Great size -- 19 inches wearable length on inside strand and 2 inches wide. Excellent condition. D...
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...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1371755
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Gorgeous vintage 1980s Philippe Ferrandis statement size butterfly form clip earrings in goldtone metal with huge blue and green glass stones, openback and unfoiled. Marked PHILIPPE FERRANDIS PARIS. With original Nieman Marcus card, and most likely never worn. From an estate with a large quantity of 1970s through 1990s couture jewelry, most never worn. Top couture quality and beautifully made in an opposing "mirror image" style. 1 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1371753
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Gorgeous vintage 1980s torsade necklace with multi strands of glass based faux pearls, and a fabulous toggle clasp in heavy sterling silver with pave gold marcasites. Not marked but the metal tests positive for sterling silver with jewelers acid. Very substantial at 137 grams. Wearable length is 17 inches. Excellent condition and appears rarely or never worn. From an estate with a large quantity of 1970s through 1990s couture jewelry, most never worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged t...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1371752
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$95.00
Beautiful 1980s French long sautoir necklace with glass beads, glass based faux pearls, and large molded and decorated Lucite beads, wired in dark goldtone metal with foldover clasp, in a Renaissance revival style. Not marked but characteristically French. I have had some very similar necklaces marked Monette France. 37 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1371751
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Beautiful vintage 1980s Christian Dior clip earrings in goldtone metal with very big "headlight" brilliant Swarovski rhinestones framed in black fired enamel. Marked CHR DIOR. Beautifully made in an opposing "mirror image" design. 7/8 inch long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1369009
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Gorgeous vintage 1980s signed Chanel long sautoir necklace in heavy cast goldtone metal with lozenge shaped stations and double sided stations set with hexagonal brilliant strass rhinestones, with chains, and oversized spring ring clasp. The lozenges and strass stations are made in signature Chanel matelasse, or quilt, pattern. Marked CHANEL MADE IN FRANCE with Chanel logo on the rolled logo cartouche. Heavy and substantial. The quilt pattern stations are solid cast metal. 35 inches wearable len...
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 : 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 : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1368939
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Beautiful statement size vintage 1980s wide bracelet with orchid pink poured glass beads strung on fine silvertone chains and mounted in silvertone metal with decorative stations, spacer beads, and slide clasp. Possibly French. 1 1/2 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 #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 1990 item #1362863
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Gorgeous vintage 1980s four strand torsade necklace mounted in heavy cast slightly matte goldtone metal with iridescent polyhedron glass beads in a violet purple blue color that changes from warm to cool depending on the light. With Givenchy logo on metal tag at the terminal. Hook clasp. 16 1/2 inches wearable length and 2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1362861
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Gorgeous 1980s set of three identical Givenchy beaded necklaces with polyhedron iridescent glass beads that change color from violet purple to blue, based on the light, and glass based cocoa brown faux pearls, all hand knotted, with Givenchy logo metal tags at the lobster clasps. Each necklace is 28 1/2 inches wearable length and 3/8 inch wide. Worn clasped together as a continous strand as shown, the total length is a whopping 85 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photo...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1357844
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Spectacular unusual vintage couture necklace, probably 1980s, in dark silvertone metal with a variety of large multi color glass stones in different shapes, all prong set, with hook clasp and extender. With a center chain form riviere with clear stones and attached large stones in blue, olive green, teal green, red, purple, and topaz, along the sides. The largest stones are openback and unfoiled. Not sure of the origin of this piece -- possibly Italian or French. Substantial at 111 grams. 18 inc...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Pre 1990 item #1357842
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Gorgeous signed Valentino large brooch in Byzantine style, mounted in goldtone metal,with baroque glass based faux pearl cabochons and poured glass cabochon stones by the French maker Gripoix, two in dark red, one in green, and one in a very dark blue. Marked with the Valentino logo of a V and copyright symbol. I've attached it as an enhancer to two gorgeous vintage 1980s necklaces, one with very big double freshwater pearls, and one with very big more rounded freshwater pearls. The necklaces ar...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1357049
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Fabulous big statement 1980s unsigned cuff bracelet in heavy cast matte finished goldtone metal by Robert Lee Morris, who designed jewelry for Donna Karan and many other top designers in the 1980s. Not marked but collectors will recognize Morris's distinctive style and construction. 3 inches wide and 7 to 7 1/4 inches inside circumference, including the gap, which is 1 inch. About 2 1/8 inches deep. Excellent condition with some very slight lightening of the goldtone finish on the back near the ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1356929
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$165.00
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 : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1356332
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Gorgeous vintage statement necklace by Mimi di Niscemi, with faux pearls strung in a collar with monofilament, with a very big centerpiece in goldtone cast metal in the form of a flower, and hook clasp and extender chain. Marked MIMI DI N and dated 1972. The pearls are acrylic. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. About 1 5 to 15 1/2 inches wearable length and the center is 2 1/2 inches long.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1349055
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Spectacular bib necklace by Kenneth Lane in dark silvertone metal with very big aqua and peridot green openback unfoiled glass stones and small brilliant clear stones, all prong set, in an 18th century style. Marked KENNETH LANE. Circa 1990. 18 inches wearable length and 2 3/8 inches wide. Excellent condition with one tiny stone at the clasp a bit darkened. All other stones are brilliant. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1349052
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Gorgeous super long 1970s or 1980s necklace with cobalt blue poured glass beads hand knotted in a continuous strand with matching blue thread. Super luxe and sumptuous. The colors are slightly variegated, and the blue is a bit warmer than the photos may show. A whopping 126 inches long. Beads are 1/4 inch in diameter. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1349047
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Two gorgeous glam necklaces from the same estate, in opaque black faceted glass, one a continuous strand hand knotted with matching thread, and one a continuous strand long flapper necklace with an oversized tassel with a dark silvertone filigree cap. The tasselled necklace is 48 inches long and the tassel is an additional 6 inches long. The single continuous strand is 70 inches long and the beads are 3/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Pre 1990 item #1349045
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Fabulous 1980s brooch by Butler & Wilson depicting Jazz Age icon Josephine Baker in silvertone metal with rhinestones in clear, black, red, green, and blue. Marked B&W. Her "skirt" is loose strands of rhinestones. 4 1/4 inches long and 3 1/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. All stones are bright and better than the pictures. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1349044
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Gorgeous hand made necklace, possibly a studio piece, with clusters of briolette cut colorless rock crystal drops, and large black onyx beads, with hematite drops and beads, and sterling silver toggle clasp, strung on fine wire. It weighs 260 grams. 19 1/2 inches wearable length and 1 1/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1349039
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Chic signed Monies clip earrings in carved black horn. 1980s. Marked GERDA LYNGGAAARD MONIES COPENHAGEN. Just over 1 3/4 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.