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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1980 item #1277828
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$195.00
Beautiful vintage necklace, probably Italian, in sterling silver, with very ornate and well detailed two sided charms or drops in the form of Roman or Greek coins. Marked 925. It weighs 40 grams. 37 inches wearable length. The large drops are 3/4 inch wide and the small drops are 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
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. The color of the stones is warmer than it appears in photos. Spring ring clasp. Wearable length is 15 1/4 inches. Stones and settings are 7/16 inch or 11mm wide. Substantial for its size at 49 grams...
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 : Silver : Native American : Pre 1960 item #1252478
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$45.00
Beautiful vintage circa 1940 or 1950 Native American screw back earrings with stunning spider web turquoise stones in sawtooth bezel settings. Not marked but test positive for sterling silver with jeweler's acid. 9/16 inch or 15mm wide and 5mm deep for the stone and setting only not including the backs. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1980 item #1250254
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Spectacular statement size vintage 1970s necklace with very large Chinese turquoise beads and smaller turquoise beads accented with red, salmon, and angel skin coral beads, translucent beads which are probably serpentine, silver repousse butterfly form beads, and a large centerpiece with a carved hardstone element mounted in silver set with turquoise and coral cabochons. The large carved oblong stone is possibly jade, or possibly another hardstone such as serpentine...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1243719
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Early vintage Givenchy Art Deco revival modernist necklace in silvertone metal with black enameling, with Givenchy G logos. Spring ring clasp. 20 inches wearable length and the center drops 3 1/4 inches. Excellent condition with some slight age related wear on the enameling, not noticeable at a short distance. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1920 item #1229180
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Stunning early Art Deco sterling silver bracelet with large emerald cut prong set glass stones, openbacked and unfoiled, signed H&H Sterling, with a star hallmark. This is the mark of Hamilton & Hamilton Jr., of Providence, Rhode Island, in business from approximately 1896 to 1915. This piece is probably from 1910 - 1915. Box slide clasp with two matching smaller stones, set perpendicular to the larger stones. Just under 3/8 inch wide and 6 7/8 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Displa...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1920 item #1229177
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Beautiful glittering sterling silver 1920s Art Deco bracelet with square cut openback unfoiled stones which are either lead crystal paste glass or rock crystal, prong set in frames with very soft repousse decoration on the backs. Early spring ring clasp made with a collar instead of a thumb tab. Clasp is marked STERLING. 6 3/4 inches wearable length and 1/4 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1910 item #1229130
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Beautiful antique 18th century style gold washed silver Italian drop necklace with flower basket, or giardinetti, "little garden," motif. Circa 1900, marked ITALY, and tests positive for at least 800 silver. Wearable length is 19 inches. Center drops 2 7/8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1910 item #1229127
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Three matching antique Chinese sterling silver mounted dark reed or rattan bangle bracelets with repousse designs, all from the same estate. Circa 1900. Not marked. Overall excellent condition. The silver elements are held in place by tiny brass nails. There appear to be two nails missing. One is on a center element, where one of the two nails is missing, and one is on an end element. The silver pieces are secure. Each bangle is approximately 2 1/2 inches inside diameter and 1/4 inch wide/thick....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1950 item #1207445
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Beautiful vintage circa 1940 Chinese export drop screwback earrings in gilt/gold washed silver filigree, with blue enameling and genuine carnelian cabochons. Not marked. 2 1/4 inches long and 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #1148566
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Iconic sterling silver buckle in the form of a toad, on genuine American alligator belt, by Coty and CFDA award winning designer Barry Kieselstein-Cord, who is known for his figural animal jewelry and accessories. The Texas Toad is one of his signature animal representations. Marked B. KIESELSTEIN-CORD, 1991, USA, and STERLING. The belt is marked BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD NEW YORK and GENUINE AMERICAN ALLIGATOR. The buckle is 3 1/4 inches long, 1 1/2 inches wide and 1 inch deep and can accommod...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #1148561
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Beautifully detailed sterling silver alligator form clip earrings by Coty and CFDA award winning designer Barry Kieselstein-Cord, who is known for his figural animal jewelry and accessories. The alligator is one of his signature animal representations. 1998. Marked B. KIESELSTEIN-CORD, 1998, 925 STERLING, and with his signature moon and star. With omega clips which could easily be converted to pierced. With original dust bag. Made in an opposing design. 7/8 inch by just over 3/4 inch. Ex...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1135265
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Amazing fabulous necklace of nine strands of genuine carved emerald beads in smooth oblong shapes and smaller faceted saucer shapes, with a sterling slide clasp. Clasp is marked STERLING on both ends. From an estate. Wearable length is 16 1/4 inches (inside strand). The outside strand is 19 inches long. About 2 inches wide. The large oval beads are 10mm by 7mm and the small beads are 5mm in diameter and 2mm thick. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show de...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1950 item #1131643
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Fabulous long vintage Native American necklace, probably Navajo, of oblong "seed" shaped silver beads, rounded beads, and large rough cut turquoise nuggets. Not marked or signed but tests positive for at least 900 silver. Probably circa 1940 or 1950 given that it is not marked. Hook clasp and strung on wire. Great to wear alone or layer with other necklaces. Wearable length is 24 inches. 1 inch wide at center cluster. Excellent condition with one tiny pin point indentation on one bead, pictured ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1129419
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Beautiful large antique brooch in unmarked silver, with large glass paste stones with tiny black dots painted in the centers, mimicking the open culet (the flat bottom of the stone) of early diamond cuts. Circa 1800. With C catch and extended pin stem. The setting is silver with parts possibly silver plated. The center stone is very large, 13mm/1/2 inch in diameter, and the surrounding stones are 8mm in diameter. This piece appears to have some old repairs on the back, and is probably mi...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 2000 item #1123931
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Spectacular carved wood cuff bracelet by the contemporary artist Patricia Von Musulin, with dozens of tiny sterling silver dots inlaid into the surface of the wood. Marked VON MUSULIN. Just over 1 3/4 inches wide, 1/2 inch thick, and inside circumference is 6 1/8 inches, including the gap, which is 1 1/8 inches. This will fit a 6 inch or smaller wrist. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail....
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1117898
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Stunning modernist necklace with very big oblong genuine polished rock crystal beads and saucer shaped sterling silver beads and solid hook clasp in a slightly matte finish. Marked KUO 925. By Alice Kuo, who is a contemporary jewelry designer. She and her husband Robert are a design team working in a modern style rooted in traditional Chinese art and design, using materials such as gemstones, lacquer, glass, and cloisonne. Their work is collected by designers Gianfranco Ferre and Jam...