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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1940 item #1260748
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Stunning early vintage butterscotch egg yolk amber necklace with 42 matched large round beads hand knotted with matching amber silk thread, and with goldtone spring ring clasp. It weighs 58 grams. 1930s, all original. The beads are variegated in color and range from opaque to semi translucent, with great markings. 24 inches wearable length and the beads range from 12mm to 13mm or 1/2 inch wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #1260742
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Gorgeous vintage translucent cherry amber Bakelite necklace with large 15mm beads on a continuous strand. 1930s. Tests positive for Bakelite with Simichrome. 140 grams. Tiny inclusions here and there but mostly translucent. Glowing dark red color. Wearable length is 30 inches. Beads are 15mm or 9/16 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1258739
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Stunning fabulous vintage 1930s Art Deco sterling silver riviere necklace with brilliant glittering aquamarine glass stones in openback bezel settings with prongs in the front. The stones have pointed backs. The spring ring clasp is marked STERLING. 15 inches wearable length. The stones and settings are just under 3/8 inch wide, or 8mm. There are 34 stones. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1258738
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$95.00
Beautiful unusual vintage 1930s Art Deco necklace with multi color beads wired in dark goldtone metal, in a bib design. With large opaque cube shaped black beads, and small faceted transparent beads in green, pink, red, aqua, pale blue, and yellow, arranged in single drops and in sprays of four. A fabulous little statement. 15 1/2 inches wearable length and 1 1/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. No missing elements. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1258459
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Stunning statement vintage late 1960s necklace by Mimi di Niscemi for Brania, with many strands of translucent and opaque resin beads, and a huge decorative box slide clasp with very unusual glass rhinestones, prong set in goldtone metal. Marked BRANIA...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1258457
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$175.00
Statement size late 1960s or early 1970s heavy necklace in cast goldtone metal in coral form links, with large pale pink Lucite cabochons simulating angel skin coral. Spring ring clasp. Great size -- 27 inches wearable length and the center drops 3 3/4 inches. Excellent condition. Slight discoloration of the glue on the backs of the stones, not visible when worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1258456
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Super collectible 1970s modernist necklace by Kunio Matsumoto for Trifari, in butterscotch caramel Lucite mounted in goldtone metal with side hook clasp. The sculpted irregularly shaped beads are a lighter color than the center marbled element. Marked TRIFARI and KUNIO MATSUMOTO. 18 inches wearable length and 1 3/4 inches wide at center. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1258454
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Amazing very big vintage 1960s beaded necklace with large round clear Lucite beads and small saucer shaped clear Lucite beads. Continuous strand. 60 inches long. The beads are 3/4 inch in diameter. Excellent condition. The beads are clear and not yellowed. A few have stray embedded dark specks. Slight stretch to the string but stringing is secure. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1258453
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$95.00
Chic vintage circa 1970 statement size necklace in silvertone metal in a modernist brutalist design, with a large center element with six drops and heavy matching chain links with spring ring clasp. Made from solid cast metal finished on both sides. The center is slightly curved to confom to the body. 16 1/2 inches wearable length and the center drops 4 3/4 inches. Excellent condition. Metal is perfectly silvertone; pink or dark areas are reflection. Display form is life size...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1258450
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$65.00
Very glam, versatile, and easy chic vintage 1970s heavy necklace in shiny goldtone metal with six styles of chains in graduated lengths. The chains range from small to very large and chunky. Foldover clasp with decorative modernist terminals. Substantial and weighty. 28 inches long on inside strand and 38 inches on outside strand. The center drops about 5 to 6 inches. Excellent condition. No visible wear to metal finish. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1255325
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Fabulous pair of signed Ciner horse form hinged bangle bracelets with fired enameling and glass stones. In the 1960s and 1970s, Ciner specialized in costume jewelry inspired by the enameled gold and jeweled figural animal designs of the fine jewelry maker David Webb. Ciner specialized in producing costume jewelry which exactly simulated fine jewelry. Circa 1965. Both are marked CINER. Goldtone metal with black enameling and glass cabochon stones, with colorless rhinestones. Slide clasps...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1255324
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Fabulous early vintage Givenchy two strand Etruscan style long necklace with large asymmetrically set station with rope twist oval with blue glass cabochons simulating lapis, surrounded with pave rhinestones. With Givenchy signature G's on foldover clasp. 28 1/2 inches wearable length and the rope twist oval is just over 1 1/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1255323
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$145.00
Gorgeous vintage 1960s necklace in goldtone metal with a large sliding pendant in the form of three jeweled fish, on a matching double long engraved chain with ornate terminals and foldover clasp. Marked DENICOLA on the pendant and on the clasp. The large center fish has pink and green cabochon glass stones and small colorless rhinestones, and a red glass eye. The smaller fish, which are two-sided, have red glass eyes and small colorless rhinestones...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1255322
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Fabulous big statement 1970s Egyptian revival necklace by Dauplaise, in shiny goldtone metal with blue, red, and green molded glass beads simulating lapis, carnelian, and jade, and a very large Lucite scarab cabochon in dark blue simulating lapis, in an ornate cast goldtone metal frame. I am also selling a coordinating unsigned bracelet from the same estate. 32 inches wearable length and the center drops 3 3/4 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1255321
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$125.00
Glam statement vintage 1970s necklace in shiny goldtone metal with large spherical pendant in dark blue in what feels like hard Lucite, with inset brilliant rhinestones in goldtone metal frames, with rhinestones along the bail. Oversized spring ring clasp on long matching chain. Chain is 36 inches long and pendant is 1 5/8 inches long with bail. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1255320
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Fabulous big statement vintage 1970s unsigned clamper hinged bangle bracelet in goldtone metal with large dark and light blue Lucite scarabs, and cast metal bird form Egyptian motif decoration. Possibly an unsigned Dauplaise. I am also listing a coordinating signed Dauplaise necklace from the same estate. Held closed with a spring hinge. 1 3/4 inches wide and 6 1/2 inches inside circumference. Inside diameters are 1 5/8 inches and 2 1/4 inches. Excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1255319
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Fabulous collectible signed Hattie Carnegie pendant necklace with pendant that converts to a pin, in Chinoiserie style with a resin dragon simulating angel skin coral, with a rhinestone eye. Marked HATTIE CARNEGIE. 1960s. Spring ring clasp. Goldtone metal with textured finish...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1255317
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Stunning vintage 1970s Judith Leiber very weighty and substantial Chinoiserie style goldtone metal belt with large round stations in green Lucite simulating jade, centered with very detailed and dimensional cast metal elements depicting Chinese dragons. Double chains linked together at regular intervals with thinner metal rings. Marked JUDITH LEIBER. Can also be worn asymmetrically as a necklace. For a small waist. Wearable length from the hook to the ring at the top of the drop end (wor...