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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1940 item #1262540
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$95
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
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 : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1262498
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$265
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...
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1229144
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$65
Beautiful brooch in silvertone metal with brilliant strass stones and a large glass based baroque pearl that looks French. 1960s. I've added the hand knotted glass based fauux pearl necklace so the brooch can also be worn as an enhancer. The brooch is 1 1/2 inches by 2 nches. The necklace is 58 inches long and the beads are 7mm. Excellent condition. Display form is life size...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1207551
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$65
Glam statement clip drop earrings in goldtone metal with faux pearl drops and very big "headlight" colorless stones which feel like acrylic. 1980s. 3 inches long and 7/8 inch wide. Excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1207485
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$145
Unusual very big vintage late 1960s necklace in silvertone metal with colorless prongset rhinestones with tiers of large acrylic pearls with crown shaped setting also with prongset rhinestones. Great very modern looking statement. With hook clasp with rhinestone and matching pearl at opposite end. 18 inches wearable length and the center drops 6 inches. Excellent condition. 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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$295
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 : Rhinestone : Pre 1970 item #1207477
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$145
Three 1960s long sautoir necklaces with common elements, that look fabulous together. All have silvertone metal. A glass based gray baroque pearls, rhinestone rondelles, and etched solid chain link necklace with a spring ring clasp, a rhinestone ball and etched solid chain link necklace also with spring ring clasp, and an acrylic gray pearls necklace with a tiny hidden box slide clasp. The acrylic necklace is 60 inches long and 3/8 inch/10mm wide. The pearls and strass necklace is 60 inches long...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1970 item #1178262
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$175
Lovely vintage long necklace with matte finish white faux pearls, tiny turquoise glass beads, beautiful rhinestone balls in dark brass with prong set stones (blue and green and the green stones are in two shades -- chartreuse and olive), and dainty very ornate engraved chains, with spring ring clasp. Circa 1960. 62 inches long. The rhinestone balls are 3/8 inch in diameter. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #1141285
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$75
Beautiful very well made faux pearl clip earrings each with four strands of small pearls surmounted by large elements with wired pearls set in rope form dark goldtone metal. The pearls feel like acrylic. Circa 1990 or later. 3 1/2 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1115168
modemodern
$110
Very glam huge vintage clip earrings with very detailed goldtone shell form elements and very big luminous faux pearls. 1980s. The pearl beads are lightweight and may be papier mache. The metal is substantial and the earrings are very well made. Super size -- 4 1/4 inches long and 1 3/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. There are some very small gaps in the metal castings (part of the manufacturing) but this does not show at a short distance. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #1078461
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$295
Beautiful circa 1990 clip drop earrings by Yves Saint Laurent, with stylized heart shaped elements in rich goldtone "molten" metal and brilliant glass stones in two shades of blue. Marked YVES SAINT LAURENT and MADE IN FRANCE. Nice size -- 2 3/8 inches long and 1 3/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1065216
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$165
Very unusual beautiful bracelet in sterling with small prong set openback stones in pink and green. Circa 1920 or earlier, and marked STERLING. The green stones look like genuine stones, with inclusions, and are probably some kind of chalcedony. The pink stones are probably glass or synthetic rubies. The stone settings are engraved to create a star effect. It has very fine patination (tiny marks and scratches from long use) evenly distributed over the surface, giving it beautiful ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1950 item #1043866
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$545
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...