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All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1294681
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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 : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1294680
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Big statement size 1980s Napier articulated bracelet in slightly matte heavy cast goldtone metal with a hammered effect finish, in the form of rounded studs, with foldover clasp. Marked NAPIER on the back of the clasp and on each end on the back. Substantial at 124 grams. Great size -- 1 7/8 inches wide and 7 inches wearable length. Excellent condition and appears never worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1940 item #1292914
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From the same estate, a gorgeous pair of green poured glass necklaces with graduated beads simulating Indian moghul emeralds, with early box clasps. 1930s, French. The glass beads are made by Gripoix. Shorter necklace is 15 3/4 inches long and longer necklace is 18 1/2 inches long. Drop for the two is about 2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1292813
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Chic glam modernist six strand necklace in matte sculpted silvertone metal with blue gray Lucite beads, all wired, with toggle clasp, by French designer Nellie Biche de Bere. C. 1990. Marked BICHE DE BERE. It has a great feature -- one section of three strands is detachable with lobster clasps, to allow it to be worn two different ways. Wearable length is 18 1/2 inches and the center drop is about 3 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 2000 item #1292811
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Super chic modernist cuff bracelet in matte goldtone sculpted metal with luminous mirrored Lucite cabochon stones, by French designer Nellie Biche de Bere. C. 1990. Marked BICHE DE BERE. 1 3/8 inches wide. For a slightly small wrist -- inside circumference is 6 3/4 inches, including the gap, which is 1 inch. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1280311
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From France, stunning pendant necklace by French designer Isabel Canovas in dark goldtone metal with Gripoix poured glass cabochons in green and blue. 1980s, marked ISABEL CANOVAS. The large pendant is fixed on a chain made from reeded links with a watch clip clasp and oversized jump ring with repousse decoration. The pendant is a quatrefoil shape with recessed decoration and an attached drop. The pendant is 4 inches long and 2 7/8 inches wide and wearable length is 28 inches. Excell...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1280310
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From France, fabulous Balenciaga necklace in sculpted goldtone metal with briolette faceted colorless glass drops in ornate dogtooth caps. 1980s. Probably a Robert Goossens design. Marked BALENCIAGA EDITION on the heavy hook clasp. The heavy oblong reeded links are twisted to create additional dimension. The links are individually soldered together. It has a slightly asymmetrical design: spaced along the necklace at intervals of two, four, and six links are links with groups of four, fiv...
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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1277849
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Stunning statement vintage 1970s French necklace with five strands of poured glass beads in translucent jewel tones, marbled topaz, and opaque carnelian, with repousse flower decorated dark goldtone metal beads, chains, and openwork terminals with a French screw barrel clasp. Very weighty and substantial. Wearable length on inside strand is 30 inches and the center drops about 4 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1277848
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Fabulous very weighty and substantial 1980s unsigned Yves Saint Laurent necklace in goldtone with five tiers of braided chains each centering a fixed brilliant Swarovski glass stone pendant in a different jewel tone and shape. With a heavy sculpted S hook clasp and sculpted terminals. Not marked but I have seen this necklace with one additional strand, marked Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche with an attached metal hang tag (I also had a duplicate of this same fabulous necklace a couple of ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1970 item #1277847
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Very unusual beautiful vintage 1960s clip earrings with brilliant rhinestones set in goldtone metal, and turquoise Lucite molded curved elements simulating Persian turquoise. 3 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1277846
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Chunky big statement making hinged bangle in matte goldtone with box slide clasp, in a basketweave design. Unsigned, but documented, by the late Italian designer Ugo Correani, who had his own label beginning in the 1970s, and also designed jewelry for Valentino, Fendi, and Versace, as well as Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Lacroix. Nice size -- 1 3/8 inches wide and inside diameters are 2 inches and 2 1/4 inches. Inside circumference is just under 7 inches. Excellent condition. Display...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1277844
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Chic and versatile vintage 1980s very long necklace in dark bronze tone metal with links with ornate engraving, with smaller ornate links at the end tassels. French or Italian. Can be worn many different ways. 48 inches wearable length and the tassels are an additional 4 inches each. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1277839
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Gorgeous huge vintage 1970s three strand bracelet in antiqued goldtone metal with black openback unfoiled stones that feel like Lucite, held in ornate Byzantine style "cages." In the French style; I've seen Dominique Aurientis jewelry with this same type of motif and stone setting. Great size -- 2 3/8 inches wide and 7 3/8 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1277838
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Very chic vintage 1980s runway size French necklace with large black and white Lucite disks on thick black silk braided cord, with ornate Etruscan style goldtone snap clasp. Not marked but it looks like the Yves Saint Laurent jewelry designed by LouLou de la Falaise in the 1980s. 18 inches wearable length and 3 1/8 inches wide at center. Excellent condition. Display form is lifesize. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1277837
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Stunning huge statement vintage 1970s heavy chainmaille link bracelet in goldtone metal, with a push clasp. 2 3/8 inches wide at clasp and 8 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1277835
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Big statement vintage circa 1970 signed Lanvin necklace with a large goldtone pendant with a silvertone center element, on a heavy goldtone chain with spring ring clasp. Marked LANVIN PARIS. The pendant is 3 1/8 inches long and the snake chain is 30 inches long. Excellent condition with some very slight loss to the goldtone finish at the edges of the pendant, not noticeable at a short distance. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1262737
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Glam huge statement early Kenneth Jay Lane nomadic style necklace in textured goldtone metal with a long drop with marbled red and white Lucite elements simulating red coral, with a matching goldtone drop at the end. Goldtone chain and hook clasp with extender. Late 1960s or early 1970s, marked KENNETH LANE. Great size -- wearable length is 20 inches and the extender adds another 3 inches. The center drops 7 inches. Excellent condition with a few very small spots of loss on the finish of the met...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1258457
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Statement size late 1960s or early 1970s heavy necklace in cast goldtone metal in coral form links, with large pale pink Lucite cabochons simulating angel skin coral. Spring ring clasp. Great size -- 27 inches wearable length and the center drops 3 3/4 inches. Excellent condition. Slight discoloration of the glue on the backs of the stones, not visible when worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1258452
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Beautiful French necklace with large clear Lucite beads mounted in very ornate French stamped openwork dark silvertone metal in a Medieval style. Marked MONETTE OF PARIS on goldtone metal tag. With long extender chain with heavy small S shaped links. The Lucite beads are molded in traditional French shapes, including oblong melon and ruffle shapes. Continuous strand. 48 inches wearable length. The longest beads are 1 1/2 inches long. The large center bead is 1 inch in diameter. Excel...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1255311
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Luxe vintage 1970s Givenchy long sautoir necklace in shiny goldtone metal with horsebit style links overlaid with sliding rings, giving a great kinetic effect. With Givenchy logo on the terminal tag. Lobster clasp and extender chain. 41 inches wearable length and 3/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1255306
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$95.00
Big statement vintage 1980s long drop clip earrings in matte goldtone metal with a hammered finish, in the barbaric/Byzantine style popularized by Chanel. 3 1/8 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1249198
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Circa 1990 four strand necklace with iridized poured glass beads, metal beads, and carved bone beads, all wired in dark brass tone metal with lobster clasp. Not marked but I have had signed French pieces with the same kinds of beads, glass, and construction. 20 inches wearable length on inside strand and about 3 inches wide. Excellent condition. One bead is missing toward the back, pictured but not not at all noticeable when worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show de...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1231355
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Very big bracelet in sculpted goldtone with large and medium sized poured glass stones, probably by the French maker Gripoix, in two colors of yellow and orange topaz, by Lucien Piccard. 1970s. Marked LUCIEN PICCARD and numbered. Box slide clasp. The center section is slightly curved to conform to the wrist. 7 inches wearable length, 1 5/8 inches wide, and 1 inch deep at center stone. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
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.
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 : 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 #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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #993751
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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 #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 : 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 : 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...