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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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$595.00
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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$395.00
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.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1391993
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Fabulous runway statement Ben Amun bib necklace in dark silvertone metal with faceted glass beads in gray and iridescent/metallic finished black, with a centerpiece set with large glass faceted stones in very pale lemon yellow/gray and opaque black. Lobster clasp. Marked BEN AMUN on the back and also marked BA on the tab of the extender chain. 20 inches wearable length and the center drops 3 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #1391991
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$75.00
Huge heavy late 1960s or early 1970s long clip earrings in heavy cast goldtone metal with pave clear rhinestones. Great size -- 4 3/8 inches long. I am selling several other pairs of earrings from the same estate. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1391989
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Gorgeous vintage 1960s signed Kramer bracelet in goldtone metal with amazing huge brilliant headlight glass stones in prong settings. Marked KRAMER. With box slide clasp with matching smaller rhinestone. 6 3/4 inches wearable length and 9/16 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1391988
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Gorgeous heavy big statement 1980s or early 1990s cuff bracelet in shiny goldtone metal with black Lucite cabochons. With spring hinged opening. This is an unsigned Kenneth J. Lane piece. Signed examples can be found online, and many KJL pieces were and are unsigned. 2 inches wide and the inside circumference is 6 1/2 to 7 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1391987
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$55.00
Statement size vintage late 1960s or early 1970s French modernist earrings in goldtone metal with cascading drops with black glass rods and diamond shaped tiny charms. Clipback. Not marked but the construction and elements are characteristically French. I am listing several other pairs of earrings from the same estate. 4 inches long. Excellent condition; I found one glass rod with a small loss at one top end, this is not noticeable when worn. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1385832
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Fabulous 1960s or 1970s big glass beaded necklace with jewel tone art glass beads, most likely French. Also from the same estate, coordinating pierced earrings with black and white glass cabochons which are very similar to the black and white embedded in some of the beads on the necklace. There is a silvertone bead at the back that looks like a French style screw barrel clasp, but it appears to be a faux decorative clasp. It is not needed as the necklace is long enough to go over the head easily...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1385829
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$95.00
Big statement vintage 1980s bib necklace with strands of heavy solid seamless very dark blue Lucite beads held by matching dark blue silk cord, with goldtone metal rings with a hammered surface, and matching goldtone metal lobster clasp and extender chain. Weighty and substantial. Probably Italian. Up to about 31 inches wearable length on the inside strand and the center drops 3 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1381726
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Fabulous early signed Kenneth J. Lane clip drop earrings in dark goldtone metal with marquise green poured glass stones and rhinestones, with three strands. All stones are prong set. Late 1960s, with the early mark K.J.L., with a period after each initial. 3 1/2 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1381725
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Gorgeous 1960s signed Schreiner bracelet in dark silvertone metal with three rows of glass stones in many shades of blue and green, including poured glass cabochons and faceted stones, some with aurora borealis finish. All stones are prong set, some with the distinctive "dogtooth" prongs which were also used in jewelry by French designer Countess Cissy Zoltowska. Some stones are also openback and unfoiled. The slide clasp has a stone as well. Marked SCHREINER NEW YORK. 7 1/2 inches wearable leng...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Rings : Pre 1990 item #1381481
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$145.00
Beautiful very large statement ring in sterling silver with a rock crystal quartz stone, circa 1980. Marked STER for sterling, signed RT, and marked with a copyright symbol. The sterling piece backing the stone is cut to fit the stone, and has a decorative surface and oxidized finish. The stone is held by large prongs and a thick band of wire. Also with decorative twisted thick wire. Ring size 6.5. Great size -- The top is 1 3/8 inches long and 11/16 inch wide. It weighs 22 grams. Excellent cond...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 2000 item #1381480
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Big statement signed Ben Amun heavy Lucite bangles in black and fuschia or magenta pink. Both are marked BEN AMUN. Great size -- the black bangle is just under 1 5/8 inches wide at widest point and 5/8 inch thick and 2 5/8 inches inside diameter. The magenta bangle is 7/8 inch wide and 3/4 inch thick and 2 7/16 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1381407
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Gorgeous vintage circa 1990 signed Ciner leopard form hinged bangle bracelet in shiny goldtone cast metal with black enameling, green poured glass stones as eyes, and clear rhinestones. Marked CINER. With hinged spring, slide clasp, and safety catch. 1 1/8 inches wide at widest point, 3/4 inch thick, and inside diameters are 2 3/8 inches and 2 inches. Excellent condition with no losses to enamel and no visible wear to goldtone finish. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1381405
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Super chic Kenneth Lane chunky chain necklace and matching bangle bracelet in leopard pattern Lucite. The necklace has goldtone hardware with S hook clasp and is marked KENNETH LANE on a metal hang tag. Necklace is 35 inches wearable length and 1 1/2 inches wide. Bracelet is 1 3/16 inches wide, 3/8 inch thick, and 2 5/8 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Display forms are life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1381402
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Set of seven vintage heavy enameled goldtone metal bangle bracelets, 1980s, four in translucent gold color enamel, two in opaque green enamel, and one in opaque brown enamel. The bangles have very detailed rope form decoration. Top couture quality. Each is just under 1/4 inch wide, 2 1/2 inches inside diameter, and grouped together they are about 1 5/8 inches wide. Excellent condition with one small loss to the goldtone finish on one of the green bangles, pictured but not noticeable at a short d...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1381401
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Fabulous early signed Monies shoulder sweeping modernist clip earrings in medium to dark brown horn, 1980s. Marked MONIES. The beads are hand knotted with matching thread. Great size -- 6.5 inches long. Excellent condition with some scratches on a few of the beads, which can be worn at the back, and is not noticeable at a short distance. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1381400
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Vintage unsigned Gerda Lynggaard Monies necklace in beige coconut shell with dark brown carved horn terminals and hook close. Not marked, as is common with Monies jewelry but this necklace in particular is very recognizable as Monies. 19 1/2 inches wearable length and about 3 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Contemporary item #1381399
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Chic big statement hinged cuff bangle bracelet by Kenneth Lane in heavy black Lucite with metallic copper color flashes. Marked Kenneth Lane. Spring close. Great size -- 1 7/8 inches wide and inside diameters are 2 9/16 inches and 2 3/8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1381396
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Chic Kenneth Lane chunky bib necklace with interlocking chain links, in slightly matte goldtone metal. With paper hang tag marked KENNETH LANE COUTURE COLLECTION. Lobster clasp with extender chain. From an estate. I am also listing a similar pair of earrings from this estate. 20 inches wearable length and 3 inches wide at center. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.