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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1940 item #1325332
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$195.00
Beautiful vintage 1930s necklace with graduated rock crystal quartz beads, hand knotted with silk thread, with a 14KT gold spring ring clasp. The beads show some very slight tiny inclusions. Clasp is marked 14K. It weighs 52 grams. 18 inches wearable length and the beads range in size from 12mm to 8mm. Excellent condition with some very slight edge wear and losses typically found on pieces of this age, not at all noticeable at a short distance. Display form is life size. Photos enlar...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1318832
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$95.00
Beautiful heavy vintage 1980s long necklace with large and small glass based faux pearls and goldtone lobster clasp. Marked BEN AMUN on attached metal tag. Ben-Amun jewelry has been hand made in New York City since the early 1980s. Designer and founder Isaac Manevitz, a pioneer of the statement jewelry trend, has made jewelry for Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and Oscar de la Renta, among others. 47 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos en...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1940 item #1288106
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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. Several beads have age related slight wear...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1940 item #1288104
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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. The orbs are 13mm in diameter. 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 : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1207482
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Glittering French hand made drop rhinestone earrings with constructed three dimensional ovals of soldered metal, with prongset stones in blues shading from light aurora borealis pink to dark blue, and larger aurora borealis stones in piecrust settings at the top, circa 1960, possibly by Cis, Countess Cissy Zoltowska. Marked MADE FRANCE. With many hallmarks of the Cis style, including the exotic color progression, the piecrust stone settings, and the dark silvertone metal. 2 1/4 inche...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1207479
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$145.00
Very unusual hand made vintage lariat necklace with pink and blue glass seed beads and two shades of faux pearls wrapped in a torsade form, wired with dark silvertone cast metal terminals set at one end with colorless rhinestones and at the other end with fuschia pink rhinestones. Each side of the torsade is wrapped in a sort of netting of thread which matches the color of the glass beads. 1960s, probably French, based on the wired construction, the metal terminals, and the wrapped ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1078492
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Fabulous signed French drop screwback earrings in dark silvertone metal with brilliant green, lemon, and colorless glass stones. Circa 1960, and possibly for Dior by Countess Cissy Zoltowska (Cis) or by Francis Winter. Marked very faintly MADE IN FRANCE and with another mark on each earring. The additional mark is very faint. It could possibly be the Cis "Z" mark but is too faint to attribute definitely. I am also listing the matching necklace. 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Excellent conditio...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1078491
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Fabulous signed French necklace in dark silvertone metal with brilliant pink, green, lemon, and colorless glass stones. Circa 1960, and possibly for Dior by Countess Cissy Zoltowska (Cis) or by Francis Winter. Slide clasp. It appears that there originally was a signature tag on the back of the clasp (pictured). I am also listing separately the matching earrings, which are marked very faintly MADE IN FRANCE and with another mark on each earring. The additional mark is very faint. It could possibl...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1950 item #1043866
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$545.00
Fabulous articulated bracelet in silvertone rhodium plated white metal / pot metal with large and small square emerald cut invisibly set blue openback unfoiled glass stones and tiny colorless strass stones. Examples of this type of French bracelet are pictured in "European Designer Jewelry" by Ginger Moro. Slide clasp with safety chain. Wearable length is 7 1/2 inches. 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Some colorless stones are dark but all are better than the photos depict. Some s...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #837285
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Possibly made for Dior, this lovely necklace with matching clip earrings has the distinctive S shaped hook which was frequently used on Dior necklaces. One earring is marked FRANCE. Circa 1960. In goldtone metal with large glass based faux pearls, opaque topaz stones, and chain tassels. In a longer length which is currently very fashionable. The necklace has a wearable length of 22 inches. The center drops 3 1/2 inches and is 3 inches wide. The earrings are 1/2 inch in diameter. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #753276
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$1195.00
Stunning and very big vintage gold and genuine angelskin coral ring with 10 diamonds. Circa 1950. Marked 14K and also with a maker's mark which I cannot interpret. Substantial at 12 grams. The diamonds are about .03 carat each and are set in white gold or platinum. The coral is 16 mm in diameter. With a great asymmetrical design and excellent rope form motif. Statement jewelry is a very significant current fashion trend. Photos do not capture this fabulous piece. Ring size 6. The ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #697139
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A beautiful and early vintage sterling brooch in the form of a turtle, with a huge cut glass center stone, clear paste stones, and red glass stones as eyes. Circa 1920. Not marked but tests positive for sterling silver. Possibly French.

A classic collectible Art Deco piece, and currently perfectly of the moment as well. The fashion world is in the midst of a major Art Deco revival, with top houses such as Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, and Gucci showing jewelry and accessories with a glamorous graphi...