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All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1368942
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Gorgeous huge vintage 1980s couture necklace in black and frosted translucent Lucite with a center bead with brilliant strass rhinestones. Probably Italian. Side clasp. Great size -- 40 inches long and 1 1/8 inches at center. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1362911
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Beautiful vintage 1930s bib necklace in dark goldtone metal with festooned chains with solid metal drops with a cross hatched design, with hook clasp. Most likely French, based on quality and construction. Substantial and very well made. No missing elements. 18 1/2 inches wearable length and the center drops about 1 5/8 inches. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1335080
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Chic charming big vintage brooch in painted or resin washed plastic, in the form of a cartoon mouse, with brass decorative mountings. With French tube trombone pin closure. 1970s, or possibly earlier. Great size -- 3 5/8 inches long and 2 7/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1325353
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$165.00
Stunning unusual vintage probably 1970s modernist Machine Age style French or possibly German very big wired necklace with carved washed resin beads in black or very dark blue with a cream or beige underlay, with silvertone metal end caps and findings and large spring ring clasp. It is made like an older Art Deco necklace of the 1930s, and the clasp is an old fashioned thumb collar clasp but this piece is most likely 1970s Art Deco Machine Age revival, possibly made with earlier fin...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1940 item #1325332
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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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1316660
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Beautiful vintage French Art Deco long sautoir necklace with wired glass bead groups in opaque red and black, and clear crystal, on dark brass tone wire with screw barrel clasp. 1970s or earlier. All beads are glass. The groups of beads are arranged in alternating patterns. 38 inches wearable length and 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1309384
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Stunning very big Art Deco / Arts & Crafts silver ring with a large rectangular smoky quartz stone in a prong setting. German, circa 1920, marked 835 for silver content. The stone, which has many naturally occurring inclusions, has been verified by a gemologist. Ring size 8. The top is just under 7/8 inch square. The stone is 17mm by 15mm. Excellent condition. No losses or cracks in the stone. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1305340
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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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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. The carnelian disks are 25mm in diameter ...
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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #1288547
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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. Professionally restrung on silk thread for securi...
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 : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1940 item #1277829
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Lovely Art Deco pools of light necklace circa 1920 or 1930, made from 19 genuine rock crystal orbs, undrilled, held in silver plated brass tone wire, with a beautiful openwork flower motif slide clasp also in brass tone metal, with brass tone connecting jump rings. Guaranteed genuine rock crystal; images viewed through the orbs are shown upside down and backwards. The metal on the wires holding the rock crystal orbs is mostly still silver plated with some slight loss of plating. The clasp and co...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1940 item #1277824
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Gorgeous vintage translucent rich dark genuine cherry amber necklace with graduated round beads. 1930s. Tested with acetone. It weighs 27 grams. The largest center bead is 13mm and the smallest beads are 6mm. Wearable length is 19 1/8 inches. 1/2 inch wide at center. Excellent condition. It has been professionally restrung with the original matching amber screw barrel clasp. One bead has a small depression, pictured. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1262498
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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. D...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1258738
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Beautiful unusual vintage 1930s Art Deco necklace with multi color beads wired in dark goldtone metal, in a bib design. With large opaque cube shaped black beads, and small faceted transparent beads in green, pink, red, aqua, pale blue, and yellow, arranged in single drops and in sprays of four. A fabulous little statement. 15 1/2 inches wearable length and 1 1/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. No missing elements. 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...