modemodern vintage and antique jewelry accessories and decorative arts
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1980 item #1301138
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$1,195.00
Amazing vintage probably 1970s necklace with very big angel skin coral barrel shaped graduated beads in pink, salmon, and cream, with silvertone lobster clasp. Possibly Chinese. The coral is guaranteed genuine, natural, undyed, and untreated. It weighs 223 grams. It is currently securely strung on monofilament and completely wearable as is but might benefit from restringing on a softer thread. The beads have a polished finish...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1301137
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$145.00
Huge statement wide vintage 1970s bracelet in antiqued cast goldtone metal with panels connected by fine chains, with granulated decoration in a paisley motif, in Etruscan or tribal style, with a box slide clasp. Great size -- 2 3/8 inches wide and 7 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1301136
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$345.00
Gorgeous big statement vintage 1970s or earlier Santo Domingo Native American necklace with large graduated turquoise nuggets spaced with small shell heishe beads, and with heishe beads at the ends, and with small silver wire hook clasp. It weighs 191 grams. 25 inches wearable length and the largest bead is 1 3/8 inches wide. Excellent condition with some discoloration of the turquoise stabilizing material on a few beads toward the ends, not noticeable at a short distance...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1301134
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$95.00
Amazing big heavy vintage 1970s or 1980s necklace with graduated beads in dark amber Lucite spaced with matte goldtone round beads and with a matching goldtone lobster clasp. The beads alternate between more opaque and more translucent. There are groups of matching faceted beads toward the ends of the necklace. 34 inches wearable length and the largest beads are 1 1/8 inches wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1301132
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$125.00
Stunning very big vintage 1960s round slightly domed brooch in goldtone metal with prong set brilliant topaz and colorless rhinestones in different shapes, marked MADE IN AUSTRIA. Great size -- 3 1/8 inches in diameter. Excellent condition and all stones are brilliant. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1299219
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$295.00
Gorgeous vintage circa 1970 couture pendant necklace in dark gunmetal color, with an 18th century style pendant, double sided, with brilliant colorless strass stones and large dark red rhinestones, all set with "dogtooth" prongs, on a matching chain with spring ring clasp. Probably French. With many elements of French jewelry by Countess Cis, Cissy Zoltowska, including the dark gunmetal color, the dogtooth and crown form prong settings, and the piecrust back of the top of the pendant...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1950 item #1298457
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$845.00
Lovely vintage 1930s or 1940s genuine butterscotch egg yolk honey amber necklace with graduated oval beads and silvertone spring ring clasp. All the beads are about half opaque and half translucent. Professionally restrung on silk cord. The clasp has an early collar opening, without the thumb tab. It weighs 24.5 grams. Guaranteed genuine amber. Wearable length is 19 1/2 inches. The largest center bead is 18mm by 7mm. The smallest end beads are 10mm by 7mm...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1297688
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$125.00
Great statement vintage 1970s Etruscan style necklace with faux ivory resin beads and heavy cast goldtone mountings, with a large pendant with lion heads and bead drops. Not signed but the style and quality of Les Bernard and KJL jewelry. Spring ring clasp. 24 1/2 inches wearable length and the center drops 4 1/2 inches. Excellent condition with two beads with small manufacturing flaws, toward the clasp of the necklace, pictured but not noticeable at a short distance...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1294724
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Outstanding very big vintage Santo Domingo necklace with a double strand of turquoise free form beads and spiny oyster heishe beads, and two large jaclas with turquoise heishe beads and cream stone beads. With the original stringing done in the traditional manner, on heavy string with some ends visible. Collectors may wish to preserve this but it could certainly be restrung. Wearable length is 26 inches. The jaclas drop 5 inches. 286 grams. Excellent condition. Display form is life size...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1294723
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$195.00
Outstanding vintage 1960s or earlier Native American necklace, probably Navajo, with large graduated free form green turquoise beads and silver beads known as Navajo pearls, with a silver hook and eye clasp. Not marked as is traditional with older Native American jewelry but the metal tests positive for at least 900 silver. As found with dark aged finish on the silver beads...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1292942
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Very beautiful antique English Victorian or Edwardian dainty choker length necklace with natural undyed salmon coral beads and a 9 karat gold mounted matching pendant with a carved coral rose surmounting a coral teardrop. The pendant slides along the strand. Marked 9C on the gold mounting of the pendant. The clasp is new 14 karat gold, and the necklace has been professionally restrung, as the spring ring of the clasp was missing (the original gold jump ring was there, but the entire clasp has be...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1940 item #1292914
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From the same estate, a gorgeous pair of green poured glass necklaces with graduated beads simulating Indian moghul emeralds, with early box clasps. 1930s, French. The glass beads are made by Gripoix. Shorter necklace is 15 3/4 inches long and longer necklace is 18 1/2 inches long. Drop for the two is about 2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1292910
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Chic long vintage 1970s clip earrings in goldtone metal with black cabochon stones that feel like Lucite. 4 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1292817
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$145.00
Beautiful unusual early vintage Art Deco necklace with graduated Bakelite beads in very very dark cherry amber color which appears black but shows dark red at the edges with a strong light behind it. The beads are strung on a silver chain which tests positive for low grade silver. With early spring ring clasp with a thumb collar rather than a thumb tab. The beads test positive for Bakelite with Simichrome. It has an unusual construction with the beads being fairly well fixed along the chain at r...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1292814
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$45.00
Fabulous vintage 1970s or 1980s sculptural modernist carved dark wood bangle bracelet in the style of Monies jewelry. Carved in a saucer shape with a decorative opening on one side. Very finely finished and polished. Great size -- 1 3/8 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick. Inside diameter is 2 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1292809
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$95.00
Heavy couture quality vintage 1960s or 1970s modernist necklace in cast goldtone metal with a Florentined finish, with square cut black glass stones. The metal elements are strung on two fine chains to allow it to drape beautifully. Foldover clasp. Possibly an unsigned Les Bernard. Many signed Les Bernard necklaces have this same construction. Very weighty at 217 grams. Wearable length is 15 1/4 inches. 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1288587
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Huge statement circa 1970 Renaissance revival necklace in repousse goldtone metal with festooned chains and matching tassels, with a large resin malachite green center stone. Marked NAPIER on the back of the foldover clasp. Great size -- center drops 8 1/2 inches and wearable length is 18 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1288586
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$175.00
Stunning very big 1970s heavy cast goldtone metal tribal or Etruscan style pendant with poured glass beads simulating jade, on a heavy goldtone long chain with spring ring clasp. The pendant has a textured hammered finish. Great size -- pendant is 5 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide and chain is 30 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.