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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #1288547
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Chic vintage French Art Deco modernist necklace with oblong Bakelite beads capped in chrome plated hemispheres, alternating with matching chrome beads and stacks of the chrome hemispheres, with French screw barrel clasp. Possibly as early as 1930s, although I have owned a 1980s Yves Saint Laurent necklace with the same stacked hemisphere design. The Bakelite beads all test positive with Simichrome, and are translucent, some with marbling. Professionally restrung on silk thread for securi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1900 item #1288107
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Beautiful antique Victorian choker length collar necklace made from genuine Whitby jet graduated carved dome shaped oblong beads with a centerpiece in the form of a Maltese cross, with box slide clasp with a jet piece applied to the top. Late 19th century, English. The centerpiece is slightly wider at the bottom and has a textured background surface, and applied faceted jet pieces. The necklace is strung on the original black thread. Guaranteed genuine Whitby jet. There is a hidden hook on the b...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1940 item #1288104
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Lovely Art Deco pools of light necklace circa 1920 or 1930, made from 14 genuine rock crystal orbs, undrilled, held in sterling silver wire, with dainty decorative connecting links, and a hook close. Guaranteed genuine rock crystal; images viewed through the orbs are shown upside down and backwards. The orbs are 13mm in diameter. Nice size -- 18 inches wearable length. The stones are in excellent condition with no chips. 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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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 : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1900 item #1277842
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Stunning antique Victorian gold mounted banded agate bead necklace with matching oval drop. Mid to late 19th century. The original metal mounting and spring ring clasp with jump ring test positive for 14KT gold with jeweler's acid. The necklace has been professionally restrung with soft golden brown silk thread with decorative hand knotting between the beads. 17 1/4 inches wearable length. The pendant is 1 3/4 inches long. The largest beads at either side of the pendant are 15mm each...
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 #1277836
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Stunning very very big 1970s signed Les Bernard tiered necklace in goldtone metal with Byzantine style and Roman style coins, dark silvertone beads, marbled amber Lucite beads, and transparent amber Lucite beads mounted in heavy ornate cast metal settings, with a large center cross pendant. With heavy ornate chains and hook clasp. The coins have a dark antiqued finish with touches of black. Marked LES BERNARD on the clasp and on the back of the largest coin. The Les Bernard company, now ...
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1277833
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Beautiful 1980s clip earrings in goldtone metal with faceted glass crystals held in ornate wired settings. Marked POGGI PARIS. A shoulder sweeping 5 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.