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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1930 item #1362914
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Beautiful very long vintage 1920s necklace with graduated cherry amber Bakelite faceted translucent beads, strung in a continuous strand with no clasp. Tests positive for Bakelite with Simichrome. Great size -- 62 inches wearable length. The largest center bead is 22mm by 13mm and the smallest beads are 8mm by 6mm. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1362912
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$65.00
Sumptuous glittering big statement vintage three strand necklace with a wide variety of French poured glass beads, and faceted translucent Lucite beads, in shades of black, topaz, and amber. Also with goldtone metal beads in a uniformly antiqued darkened finish. The smaller black faceted beads are glass, the largest ones are Lucite. Weighty and substantial. Hook clasp with extender chain, with goldtone metal. The beads are hand knotted. Great size -- 20 inches wearable length on inside strand. T...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1362911
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$95.00
Beautiful vintage 1930s bib necklace in dark goldtone metal with festooned chains with solid metal drops with a cross hatched design, with hook clasp. Most likely French, based on quality and construction. Substantial and very well made. No missing elements. 18 1/2 inches wearable length and the center drops about 1 5/8 inches. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1362863
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$145.00
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 #1362862
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$65.00
Beautiful vintage 1980s long sautoir necklace by a rarely seen designer, in the style of 1920s "pools of light" necklaces, with topaz glass globes mounted in very detailed sculpted antiqued cast goldtone metal, with a matching goldtone chain. Marked MR. WE on the attached metal tag at the spring ring clasp. Very finely made and top couture quality. 47 inches wearable length and the glass stations are 5/8 inch 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 #1357843
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$125.00
Stunning vintage 1980s signed Kenneth J. Lane large brooch in the form of a star, in heavy matte goldtone metal with amazing big headlight size brilliant glass stones, probably by Swarovski. Marked KJL. I've attached it as an enhancer to a vintage 1970s pair of very long chunky "paper chain" style big necklaces in goldtone metal with spring ring clasps. The necklaces are included with the brooch. The brooch is 3 1/2 inches by just over 3 1/8 inches. Each is 60 inches long and 1/4 inch wide. Wei...
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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$195.00
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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1357048
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$195.00
Chic big statement vintage 1960s or 1970s necklace with marbled translucent Lucite chain with drops and beads in different colors of Lucite simulating amber, and filigree beads, chains, and mesh in dark goldtone metal, with oversized spring ring clasp. Painted detail on the center drop. Probably French based on the materials and design. The drops along the sides are arranged in an asymmetrical but balanced design. Great size -- 18 1/2 inches wearable length and the center drops 6 1/2 inches. Exc...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1357047
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$75.00
Chic 1970s Givenchy heavy large chain necklace with Givenchy logo tag at the lobster clasp. With a sculpted hammerd finish on the links. Weighty at 134 grams. 18 1/4 inches wearable length and 7/16 inch wide/thick. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1357046
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$165.00
Lovely vintage 1960s French long necklace with coral color poured and molded glass beads, as well as dark goldtonemetal beads, wired in dark goldtone metal with spring ring clasp. The large glass beads are poured in a ruffled design, and the small glass beads are molded in a fluted design. 64 inches long and the large beads are just over 1/2 inch wide. Excellent condition with one large bead near the middle of the necklace having a crack near one end. It has been stabilized with cement and is no...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1940 item #1357045
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$125.00
Beautiful vintage 1930s necklace in dark goldtone metal with amazing large marbled poured glass drops simulating carved jade, with ornate caps and matching reeded chain with early spring ring clasp with collar instead of thumb tab. In the style of early Miriam Haskell jewelry designed by Frank Hess. Possibly French. I am also listing the matching bracelet separately. 16 1/2 inches wearable length and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition with no losses to the glass. Display form is life size. P...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1940 item #1357043
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$95.00
Beautiful vintage 1930s bracelet in dark goldtone metal with amazing large marbled poured glass drops simulating carved jade, with ornate caps and matching reeded chain with early spring ring clasp with collar instead of thumb tab. In the style of early Miriam Haskell jewelry designed by Frank Hess. Possibly French. I am also listing the matching necklace separately. 7 1/2 inches wearable length and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition with no losses to the glass. Display form is life size. Ph...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1356930
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Stunning signed Iradj Moini necklace with dark reddish purple melon carved graduated genuine ruby beads, and a genuine dark blue sapphire bead, and a carved reeded green genuine beryl bead on the other side. The rubies are wired in dark goldtone metal, and the sapphire and beryl are mounted in dark antiqued goldtone metal stations set with smaller cabochon stones, rubies at the beryl and emeralds at the sapphire, and crystal accent stones. Marked IRADJ MOINI. Hook clasp with ruby cabochon and ma...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1356929
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$245.00
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 : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1980 item #1356927
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$95.00
Beautiful vintage 1970s Chinese asymmetrical necklace with amethyst beads and pale green serpentine beads, all hand knotted, with a large three dimensional carved serpentine Buddha with fluted silver beads at each end. 30 inches long. The Buddha is 1 3/4 inches by 1 3/4 inches. The beads are 9 - 10 mm. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.