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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1980 item #1404771
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Two gorgeous vintage 1970s necklaces with genuine Mediterranean red coral graduated beads in soft barrel shapes. One is hand knotted in a continuous strand and one has a screw barrel clasp. Together they weigh 93 grams. The beads are polished, with many naturally occurring openings and some areas of dark brown and cream, again naturally occurring. The coral is guaranteed genuine, natural, and undyed. I am also listing a similar larger coral necklace from the same estate. The continuous strand ne...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1403981
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Fabulous vintage 1960s French necklace and matching clip earrings in wired poured glass with rhinestones and faux pearls, in pink and green, in 18th century style with a girandole drop. The earrings are marked DEPOSE. The glass beads are opaque and translucent. The rhinestones are openbacked. The earrings have French open clips. The metal on the necklace is dark silvertone as well as on the earrings, except for the earring post backs, which are dark goldtone. With characteristically French ornat...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1403980
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Stunning antique Austro Hungarian silver girandole drop earrings in 935 silver with glass paste stones, in an 18th century style. Circa 1910. 935 silver is a bit higher in silver content than sterling, and the designation was used in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. The design and construction are characteristic of Austro Hungarian jewelry. Marked 935. With screwbacks. The stones are held in tiny prong settings. The backs of the earrings are as finely and ornately finished as the fronts. The l...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1910 item #1403979
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Fabulous stunning antique 19th century gunmetal or so-called Berlin iron long collet set crystal sautoir necklace. Mid to late 19th century, probably French. These necklaces were also originally used as muff chains, hanging the fur muff around the wearer's neck, where it would fall at about waist length. The watch style clasp and ring could also be used to hang items such as a lorgnette or a lady's watch. This piece is long enough to wear three times around the neck or wear as a longer sautoir. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1403978
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Beautiful antique Edwardian long drop screwback earrings in sterling silver and 10KT white gold with paste rhinestones. Circa 1910. With paste rhinestones in closed settings, and one unfoiled stone on the center drop of each earring in an openback setting. The stones are held with tiny prongs. Marked STERLING with an illegible maker's mark, and also marked 10KT on the backs of the screwbacks. It's possible these were converted from pierced by a very early owner but there are no obvious signs of ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1900 item #1403977
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Gorgeous antique Victorian necklace of graduated matched banded agate onyx beads. The beads are half opaque black and half translucent light brown, with a band of white in the middle. The beads are mid to late 19th century, most likely cut in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. They have tiny facets visible on close inspection, indicating that they were hand cut and finished. They have been professionally restrung, hand knotted in a continuous strand, for security. There are 44 beads. Wearable length is 26...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1980 item #1403976
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Gorgeous vintage 1970s necklace with very big genuine Mediterranean red coral graduated beads in soft barrel shapes, hand knotted in a continuous strand. It weighs 189 grams. The beads are polished and smooth, with many naturally occurring openings and some areas of dark brown and cream, again naturally occurring. The coral is guaranteed, genuine, natural, and undyed. I am also listing a similar smaller coral necklace from the same estate. Wearable length is 30 inches. The largest center bead is...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1980 item #1403975
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Amazing set of two vintage 1970s turquoise beaded necklaces with sterling silver clasps. The beads are graduated and carved in soft barrel shapes. Hand knotted with matching silk thread. The necklace clasps are marked STERLING and also marked B.A.B. These are possibly Native American made; they came from an estate with a large quantity of Native American pieces. The turquoise beads have a fabulous hand carved softly polished slightly matte rustic finish. Together they weigh 272 grams. The larger...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1980 item #1403974
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Gorgeous vintage 1970s necklace with genuine Mediterranean red coral graduated beads in soft barrel shapes, hand knotted in a continuous strand with matching thread. It weighs 83 grams. The beads are polished and smooth, with many naturally occurring openings. The coral is guaranteed genuine, natural, and undyed. I am also listing a similar larger coral necklace from the same estate. Wearable length is 26 inches. The largest center bead is 18mm by 15mm and the smallest bead is 6mm by 5mm. Excell...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1403973
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Fabulous 1960s French collier made from goldtone metal and wired glass beads simulating different colors of jade, coral, amber, turquoise, carnelian, and lapis. Also with small goldtone metal fluted beads which I have had on another signed French necklace. Slide clasp with matching wired beads. I had a very very similar necklace several years ago, with a slightly different clasp. Wearable length is 16 inches. The drop is 2 1/4 inches. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1403407
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Very chic unusual vintage 1970s French long sautoir necklace with double snake chains in dark goldtone metal, and stations with large translucent tortoise Lucite rings with large rhinestone balls with brilliant clear rhinestones, and a characteristically French S hook clasp. The rings reference French Art Deco glass rings found on necklaces from the 1920s and 1930s. 33 inches wearable length and 1 1/16 inches wide at the rings. Excellent condition and all stones are very bright and better than t...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1403406
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Gorgeous vintage 1980s signed Yves Saint Laurent statement necklace and matching pierced earrings in matte silvertone metal with shiny goldtone metal accents, and large faux pearls. Marked YSL on the signature tag of the extender chain, and also marked YSL on the back of the earrings. Heavy and substantial and top couture quality. The necklace is 18 inches wearable length and 1 1/8 inches wide and the earrings are 1 3/8 inches long. Excellent condition with a bit of verdigris on the back, not vi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1403405
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Beautiful vintage 1960s modernist sterling silver trefoil signed pendant by Danish maker Hans Hansen, on a separately made thick sterling silver shaped collar with a hand hammered finish. The pendant is marked HANS HANSEN 925S DENMARK and the collar is marked STERLING S. The pendant is very finely made and finished. The pendant is 2 3/4 inches long and 1 7/8 inches wide. It weighs 29 grams. The collar has a wearable length of 15 inches, including the gap, which is 1 1/2 inches. The collar weighs...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1392435
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Fabulous statement size heavy couture link necklace by long time Chanel jewelry designer Robert Goossens, made under his own line of jewelry. 1980s or early 1990s. Marked GOOSSENS on the metal tag on the extender chain, and GOOSSENS PARIS on the clasp. Weighty and substantial shiny goldtone metal with brilliant Swarovski strass rhinestones. It weighs 272 grams. 18 inches wearable length and 1 5/8 inches wide at center. Excellent condition and all stones are brilliant and better than the pictures...
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 : Pre 1990 item #1392432
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Gorgeous vintage 1980s French necklace in heavy cast goldtone metal in a burnished matte finish. Very dimensional, detailed, and finely finished. Marked VERONIQUE CHERANICH PARIS. Designed in the Etruscan or barbaric revival style popularized by long time Chanel jewelry designer Robert Goossens. This is possibly a Goossens design. Box slide clasp. 16 inches wearable length and 1 3/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1960 item #1392431
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Gorgeous heavy vintage circa 1950 French necklace with three strands of large blue glass beads wired in dark goldtone metal with a matching slide clasp with a large matching cabochon poured glass stone. With large and medium size poured glass beads in honeycomb shapes, and faceted transparent beads with a slightly iridescent finish. 16 1/2 inches wearable length on the inside strand and the center drops 2 1/2 inches. Excellent condition with a side loss to one small honeycomb bead; pictured but ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1391995
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Fabulous statement size modernist French necklace with a fixed pendant mounted in sculpted dark silvertone metal with a large carved horn drop, on a beige gray fabric cord with matching hook clasp. Marked LA TRIBU RIGAUX (The Tribal Queen) and FRANCE. Circa 1990. Wearable length is 23 inches and the center drops 4 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.