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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1930 item #1265770
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Beautiful pair of similar 1920s very large Art Deco lead crystal graduated beaded long necklaces, to layer or wear separately. All beads are glass. One has geometric shaped beads hand knotted in a continuous strand. The other has faceted round beads and a sterling silver filigree clasp marked STERLING. Each has a wearable length of 32 inches. The round beads are 5/8 inch at center and the geometric beads are just over 5/8 inch at center...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #1262740
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Rare early vintage Joseff of Hollywood heavy double chain Byzantine or Etruscan revival ornate necklace in dark antiqued goldtone metal with hook clasp. 1940s. Marked JOSEFF HOLLYWOOD. Joseff jewelry was designed and made for costuming in top Hollywood movies in the 30s through the 60s, and also sold to consumers in exclusive stores such as Nieman Marcus...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1262739
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Gorgeous vintage 1970s necklace with large Gripoix poured glass marbled green beads, large silvery glass based baroque pearls, also probably Gripoix, and small black glass spacers with ornate dark goldtone metal caps, and matching wire twist hook clasp. Possibly French. 18 1/2 inches wearable length and 3/4 inch wide at center. Excellent condition. A couple of small spots of verdigris, not noticeable at a short distance. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1262738
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Chic early vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Chinoiserie style necklace in antiqued cast goldtone metal with a very detailed dimensional Chinese dragon with matching metal drops and green Peking glass drops simulating jade. The pendant slides along a matching chain with spring ring clasp. Late 1960s or early 1970s. Marked KENNETH LANE. Wearable length is 24 inches and the pendant drops 4 3/8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1262737
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Glam huge statement early Kenneth Jay Lane nomadic style necklace in textured goldtone metal with a long drop with marbled red and white Lucite elements simulating red coral, with a matching goldtone drop at the end. Goldtone chain and hook clasp with extender. Late 1960s or early 1970s, marked KENNETH LANE. Great size -- wearable length is 20 inches and the extender adds another 3 inches. The center drops 7 inches...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #1262736
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$245.00
Stunning vintage 1940s unsigned Miriam Haskell memory wire bracelet by early Haskell designer Frank Hess. Guaranteed Haskell Hess design, pictured on page 157 of "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Cathy Gordon and Sheila Pamfiloff. With slightly marbled opaque glass beads simulating salmon coral, strung on memory wire, with a center element with goldtone metal leaves set with tiny rhinestones...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #1262735
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Stunning early signed 1950s Miriam Haskell four strand necklace with opaque black glass beads in multi shapes, mounted in signature Haskell dark "Russian gold" dark goldtone metal caps, with hook clasp and wired extender chain. Marked MIRIAM HASKELL. Wearable length is 17 inches on inside strand and the center drops about 1 1/4 inches. Excellent condition. A few beads have miniscule flea bites from wear, not visible except under a loupe. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1262631
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Antique Victorian, late 19th century, 9 karat gold bracelet with hollow links with repousse hammered decoration on the fronts of alternating groups of links, with matching heart shaped detachable clasp, and attached safety chain. The backs of the links are plain and the bracelet is a reversible "night and day" piece. The heart, and one end link of the bracelet are marked 9.C., which is the English designation for 9 karat gold. 7 1/2 inches wearable length and 1/4 inch wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1262629
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Classic vintage circa 1950 bracelet with carved agate scarabs mounted in 14KT yellow gold. Marked 14K. With scarabs in carnelian, rock crystal, tiger eye, banded onyx, unakite, and bloodstone. 7 1/4 inches wearable length and 1/2 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1940 item #1262540
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Beautiful vintage 1930s necklace with graduated blue jasper beads strung on a fine chain with Etruscan revival wirework decorated spacer beads, and a spring ring clasp which is marked 14K. The chain and beads are probably gold filled or rolled gold, or possibly a very low grade of gold. A jeweler's x-ray machine shows other metals in the chain and beads. The jasper beads have excellent marbling and naturally occurring matrix openings. Wearable length is 22 1/4 inches...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1262499
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$265.00
Gorgeous vintage 1930s Art Deco heavy sterling silver necklace with large brilliant cobalt blue faceted glass stones in openback bezel settings, held with prongs in the front. Marked STERLING in two places, and also marked with a maker's mark. The stones have pointed backs...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1262498
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Stunning 1930s Art Deco riviere necklace in silvertone metal with large brilliant bezel set openback faceted glass crystal stones. Marked GERMANY. The stones are held by prongs at the front. The backs of the bezels are decorated with a finely detailed flower form motif. The stones have pointed backs. Spring ring clasp. Wearable length is 16 1/2 inches and the stones and settings are 7/16 inch or 12mm. Excellent condition. Some tiny flea bites on some stones; most are only visible with a loupe. D...
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. Excellent vintage condition with some slight crazing on some beads and some naturally occurring openin...
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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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. Stones include small brilliant multi colored stones, crescent shaped opaque black glass stones, a Peking glass stone simulating jade, another opaque green glass stone simulating carved jade, and a large marbled translucent green glass...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1258458
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Luscious tangerine orange marbled poured glass drops mounted in sculpted goldtone metal clip earrings by Deanna Hamro. 1980s, in the barbaric/Byzantine style popularized by Chanel. The drops are by the French glass maker Gripoix. Marked DEANNA HAMRO. Deanna Hamro is an American designer who made costume jewelry in the 1980s and early 1990s using French couture style and materials. She is no longer making costume jewelry but has moved to fine jewelry. 2 1/4 inches long. Excellent condition. Photo...