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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1940 item #1277824
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Gorgeous vintage translucent rich dark genuine cherry amber necklace with graduated round beads. 1930s. Tested with acetone. It weighs 27 grams. The largest center bead is 13mm and the smallest beads are 6mm. Wearable length is 19 1/8 inches. 1/2 inch wide at center. Excellent condition. It has been professionally restrung with the original matching amber screw barrel clasp. One bead has a small depression, pictured. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1950 item #1169063
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$195.00
Glittering black glass microbeaded box bag with a tortoise Lucite top and dark brass hardware, and heavy black glass beaded handle. Black satin lining and snap close. 1940s. These bags are fabulous headturners. 7 1/2 inches wide, 5 inches long and 3 1/2 inches deep. The handle drop is 5 1/2 inches. Overall excellent condition. No losses to beaded exterior. There is a very very faint hairline in the Lucite at the clasp, not visible at a short distance. There is black discoloration inside,...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #1318841
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$145.00
Gorgeous big statement vintage 1940s French wired necklace with very big faceted yellow topaz glass beads, ornate French filigree beads, and snake chains, with a matching link chain section at the back. Great on its own or layer with other similar sautoirs. 32 inches wearable length and 3/4 inch or 20mm at the beads. Excellent condition with some slight flea bites to some beads, not noticeable at a short distance. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1950 item #1177155
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Big statement making fabulous vintage 1940s round box bag beaded in brilliant glittering iridescent peacock blue vitrail glass micro beads, with a soft flexible beaded strap. The beads are very high quality and are cut on every side. The beading is softly ruched or gathered around the sides of the bag. The top lifts off and has a mirror inside. With fabric Saks Fifth Avenue label sewn on the black grosgrain fabric lining. Excellent condition with no losses to beading. The mirror is ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1277830
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$45.00
Glittering vintage 1960s clip earrings in silvertone metal with long marquise opaque glass silver prong set rhinestones, vitrail finished glass beads, and large acrylic faux pearls with brilliant rhinestones in silvertone metal. Marked LEWIS SEGAL. Nice size -- 2 7/8 inches long. 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 : 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 : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1318839
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Fabulous very heavy and substantial early Anne Klein couture 1970s x stranded necklace with chain strung black glass slightly squared beads and round goldtone metal beads, with hook clasp with matching black glass stone in goldtone frame. Top couture quality. Marked ANNE KLEIN and with the Anne Klein lion logo on the attached metal tag. 18 1/2 inches wearable length, although it will fit closely because it is so thick, and about 2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is lif...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1325353
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$165.00
Stunning unusual vintage probably 1970s modernist Machine Age style French or possibly German very big wired necklace with carved washed resin beads in black or very dark blue with a cream or beige underlay, with silvertone metal end caps and findings and large spring ring clasp. It is made like an older Art Deco necklace of the 1930s, and the clasp is an old fashioned thumb collar clasp but this piece is most likely 1970s Art Deco Machine Age revival, possibly made with earlier fin...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1316673
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$85.00
Chic modernist 1970s French laminated Lucite bangle bracelet with a layer of black on the inside and a layer of cream or ivory on the outside, with geometric cutouts. The cut edges and the outer edges of the cream layer are a lighter cooler white, intentional and part of the design, as the edges are very uniform. In the style of Lea Stein jewelry. 1 1/4 inches wide and 2 9/16 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition with one small manufacturing flaw at on edge, pictured but not noticeable at ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1980 item #653231
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$45.00
Charming vintage layered plastic figural brooch in white and dark pink with painted detail, in the form of a sailor. This is a French piece; several are pictured in the 2003 edition of "Plastic Jewelry" by Lilian Baker, with updates by Ginger Moro and Karima Parry. This piece is 1960s or 1970s. From a Baltimore estate.

Nice size -- 3 inches long by 1 3/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1330323
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$165.00
Gorgeous unusual vintage 1970s Gerard Yosca four strand wired poured glass necklace with beads in green, yellow, red, and orange, with dark silvertone metal charms in Victorian revival style. Matching metal openwork foldover clasp. Marked YOSCA. 16 1/4 inches wearable length and the center drops 4 1/4 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. 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 : Silver : Period : Pre 1980 item #993743
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Fabulous and glam clipback earrings in 900 silver with a gold wash, in Etruscan style with applied wirework and coin form drops. Marked 900. Vintage, from an estate, 1970s or earlier. 3 1/2 inches long and 1 5/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. All drops are present. 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 1990 item #1214708
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$95.00
Huge statement multi strand long beaded necklace of glass seed beads and matching dyed red coral color raffia beads, with beaded band. This type of decorative beading, conterie, originated in Italy. This piece is probably Italian. 1980s. This came from a Philadelphia area estate and the original owner purchased this necklace in multiple colors. I am also listing a turquoise version. Excellent condition. Display form is lifesize. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1318835
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Gorgeous vintage 1980s modernist necklace, probably French, with hollow goldtone metal beads with fine detailing, strung on a fine chain in the French style, centered with a very large wired opaque foiled aqua and iridescent pink glass bead, and with a twist toggle clasp. 16 1/2 inches wearable length and 7/8 inch or 20mm at the center bead. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1214691
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$95.00
Fabulous weighty bangle in solid cast goldtone metal with a curb chain openwork design. 1980s. Top couture quality and very substantial at 129 grams. 1 1/8 inches wide and just under 2 1/2 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Display form is lifesize. Photos enlarged to show detail.