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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1288587
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$195.00
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.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1288585
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$95.00
Sumptuous long vintage 1970s glass based faux pearls necklace with stations of marbled opaque turquoise glass wired beads, in a continuous strand. The faux pearls are hand knotted. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1288582
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$165.00
Circa 1970 huge statement size fantasy necklace in silvertone metal with a heavy very ornate cast metal pendant representing a mythical "North Wind" character. The chain, and the chains dropping from the pendant, have opaque turquoise glass beads. The pendant has a hook so it can be worn with another chain, as well as rings for the matching chain, which attaches with spring rings on the chain. Great size -- pendant drops 6 3/4 inches and chain is 25 inches. Excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1288579
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$125.00
Jet set chic heavy chunky vintage 1970s necklace in slightly matte goldtone metal with five cast metal drops, including three double sided faux Roman coins, and two tribal masks, on a double chain with foldover clasp. Wearable length is 18 1/2 inches and the center drops 1 7/8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #1288550
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$245.00
Gorgeous large signed Joseff brooch in Victorian Celtic style with brilliant openback unfoiled faceted glass stones in bezel settings. Marked JOSEFF. Circa 1940. 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 : Bakelite : Pre 1950 item #1288549
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$195.00
Gorgeous vintage 1940s large beaded necklace with marbled dark honey amber Bakelite graduated beads with a matching screw barrel original clasp. It weighs 82 grams. Tests positive for Bakelite with Simichrome. Professionally restrung on matching silk thread for security. Wearable length is 23 3/4 inches. 1 inch wide at largest bead, which is 33mm by 27mm. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #1288547
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$145.00
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1900 item #1288107
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$345.00
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1940 item #1288106
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$195.00
Very beautiful vintage 1930s or 1940s Art Deco long necklace with graduated genuine amethyst faceted beads hand knotted on matching pale lavender thread, with a gold washed sterling silver filigree clasp. Clasp is marked STERLING. The beads have gorgeous slightly variegated color. The color is slightly warmer than the photos show. It weighs 55 grams. Nice size -- 39 inches wearable length and the beads range in size from 6mm to 9mm. Excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1920 item #1288105
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$195.00
Gorgeous unusual early long tasseled sautoir necklace, probably Italian, with faux amber early plastic beads in different shapes, mounted in what appears to be a combination of low grade silver and silver plated filigree wirework and repousse floral design elements. Circa 1910 or 1920. Very detailed and ornate mountings with fine connecting chains and matching spring ring clasp. Great size -- wearable length is 34 inches. The tassel pendant drops an additional 7 inches. Excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1940 item #1288104
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$645.00
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. 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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1930 item #1288102
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$95.00
Beautiful unusual early vintage 1920s Art Deco long sautoir necklace with opaque dark pink poured glass beads in round and oblong teardrop shapes, original stringing, hand knotted with genuine rock crystal spacers and genuine hematite spacers. Nice weight and drapes beautifully. Wearable length is 35 inches. 1/2 inch wide at center bead. Excellent condition. One section toward the back has one more small pink bead than the corresponding section on the opposite side of the necklace...
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...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1280310
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$1,445.00
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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$395.00
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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$545.00
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 ...