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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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$95.00
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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$95.00
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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$175.00
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.