modemodern vintage and antique jewelry accessories and decorative arts
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1920 item #1305346
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$995.00
Stunning antique circa 1900 Victorian or Edwardian draped bib necklace with six strands of natural untreated undyed salmon angel skin coral beads with low karat gold stations set with tiny half pearls, and a low karat gold pin slide clasp. The mountings test positive for low karat gold, possibly 9K or lower. It has been professionally restrung on very fine soft flex wire. The new end pieces at the clasp are gold filled. It weighs 72 grams. The beads are 4mm to 4.5mm...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1930 item #1305345
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$445.00
Sumptuous very long early vintage salmon angel skin coral necklace with round beads, all between 3mm and 4mm. Circa 1920. Recently professionally restrung on very fine soft flex wire with a new clasp. The spring ring of the clasp is 14K, the rest of the clasp and end pieces are gold filled. Great length -- 78 inches long. It weighs 39 grams. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1980 item #1305344
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$295.00
Very big vintage Santo Domingo Native American necklace with slightly graduated carved free form turquoise tab beads with traditional silver cone terminals, and hook and eye clasp. 1970s or earlier. The color is amazing, variegated and with great depth. Strung on fine monofilament. It weighs 204 grams. 24 1/4 inches wearable length and 1 1/4 inches wide at center. The center is about 33mm wide. Excellent condition. There are three beads with losses, pictured in last image...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1950 item #1305342
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$395.00
Beautiful vintage genuine Baltic translucent honey amber necklace with graduated faceted beads. Guaranteed tested, genuine, untreated, natural Baltic amber. 1940s. It has been professionally restrung with new goldtone spring ring clasp. It weighs 46 grams. The largest center bead is 16mm and the smallest beads are 6mm. Wearable length is 31 inches. 5/8 inch wide at center. Excellent condition with some slight age related crazing that is typically found in these beads. Display form is life size...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1950 item #1305341
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$295.00
Gorgeous vintage circa 1940 Chinese turquoise two strand necklace with nugget knuckle bone shape beads, graduated, hand knotted on matching silk thread, and with a 10K gold filled box slide filigree clasp. Natural untreated undyed turquoise. It weighs 41 grams. 15 1/2 inches long on inside strand and 17 inches long on outside strand. Center drops about 1 1/2 inches. Largest beads are about 10mm by 10mm by 4mm and smallest beads are about 5mm by 5mm by 3mm. Excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1305340
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$245.00
Stunning 1920s Chinese export Art Deco long drop earrings with screw backs, in gold washed sterling silver with carved carnelian bi or pi disks, and very detailed repousee foo dogs at the tops. I am also listing a similar bracelet from the same estate. Marked CHINA, SILVER, and also marked with a horse form hallmark. Together they weigh 12 grams. 3 inches long and 1 1/16 inch wide. The carnelian disks are 27mm. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1305339
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$345.00
Beautiful 1920s Chinese export Art Deco bracelet in gold washed sterling silver with four carved carnelian bi or pi disks mounted in pronged settings, with a box slide hidden clasp. I am also listing a similar pair of earrings from the same estate. Marked CHINA, SILVER, and also marked with a horse form hallmark. The carnelian stations are connected by chains with fine engraved decoration. It weighs 24 grams. Wearable length is 7 3/8 inches. 1 inch wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1920 item #1302974
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$325.00
Very beautiful antique Austro Hungarian necklace in Renaissance Revival style, made between 1900 and 1920. Very detailed and ornate in a silver plated dark goldtone metal, with bezel set flat round mother of pearl stones, tiny faux pearls, and large and small green and pink stones which are probably glass. With two spring ring clasps. With an oval centerpiece, five drops, and a chain of linked matching elements. The metal is solid and cast and the piece is weighty for its size. 16 3/4 inches wea...
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. Close up photos were taken with incandescent light to show the color ...
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. (Please no...
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. Overall excellent condition; one medium bead has a small flaw, pictured, and the pattern is not quite sy...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1301133
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$145.00
Chic vintage 1980s tribal style French necklace with a very dimensional goldtone metal mounted pendant with leopard jasper stone and faux amber fluted Lucite, on a soft dark brown wool cord with matching goldtone metal terminals and a spring ring clasp with an extender chain ending in a peach color facted glass bead. Marked FABRICE PARIS. Wearable length is 19 inches and the pendant drops 2 inches and is 7/8 inch deep. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged t...
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. Th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1950 item #1298457
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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. Excellent condition with some miniscule...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1297706
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$625.00
Stunning very big signed Monies bib drop necklace in wood with a gold finish, strung and hand knotted on black leather, with asymmetrical drops, and a toggle close. Late 1980s or 1990s. Marked MONIES. From the same estate as the other Monies pieces I am listing. Great size -- 19 inches wearable length and the drop is 6 inches. Excellent condition. One bead on the inside strand has some loss to the gold finish on one side, pictured but the necklace can be worn so that this does not sh...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 2000 item #1297704
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Stunning very well made 1980s or 1990s unsigned couture bracelet in goldtone metal, black Lucite, and strass stones, with nautical links of the style used in Gucci jewelry. Safety flip clasp. The metal links are made with decorative openwork backs. Unusual construction. Wearable length is 8 1/2 inches. 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.