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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1262631
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Antique Victorian, late 19th century, 9 karat gold bracelet with hollow links with repousse hammered decoration on the fronts of alternating groups of links, with matching heart shaped detachable clasp, and attached safety chain. The backs of the links are plain and the bracelet is a reversible "night and day" piece. The heart, and one end link of the bracelet are marked 9.C., which is the English designation for 9 karat gold. 7 1/2 inches wearable length and 1/4 inch wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1262629
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Classic vintage circa 1950 bracelet with carved agate scarabs mounted in 14KT yellow gold. Marked 14K. With scarabs in carnelian, rock crystal, tiger eye, banded onyx, unakite, and bloodstone. 7 1/4 inches wearable length and 1/2 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1940 item #1262540
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$95.00
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1255310
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$95.00
1980s tribal style drop clip earrings in matte goldtone metal with leaf form motifs with circles of opaque marbled Lucite simulating amber. Marked DAUPLAISE. Very well made in an opposing mirror image design. 3 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1249156
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Antique English Victorian long necklace with a watch clip in 9 karat gold. Late 19th century. The clip was used to hold items such as lorgnettes and watches, or to thread through a muff so it could be worn around the neck, falling at or below the waist. Marked A.C.C. 9CT on the clasp and also marked 9CT on a cartouche at the top of the chain. The hinge of the clasp is brass, shown on both sides in photos. The rest of the clasp and chain is 9 karat gold...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1244623
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Beautiful antique gold ring with turquoise stones cut and fitted around a center riviere of mine cut diamonds which are set in what looks like silver. Late 19th century, with tiny marks on the outside of the shank that look like French marks, pictured but very difficult to photograph. Tests positive for 14KT gold with jeweler's acid. Ring size 5 1/2 to 5 3/4. The top is 3/4 inch long and just under 3/8 inch wide. Excellent original condition. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1930 item #1244259
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Beautiful circa 1920 genuine translucent honey amber faceted graduated bead necklace hand knotted with original matching thread, with openwork honeycomb form 14KT gold tiny box slide clasp...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1229140
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1980s clip earrings with Chanel No. 5 logo in a rope twist frame, in goldtone metal. Definitely authentic Chanel, but not marked because of the design; there is no place for the signature Chanel round or oval cartouche because it would show from the front. 1 inch in diameter. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1900 item #1229135
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Gorgeous large antique Victorian finely detailed necklace with reeded chain with matching detachable locket, both in Etruscan revival style with wirework and granulation, circa 1870. Very heavily rolled/plated gold. A jeweler's X-ray analysis reveals other metals besides gold, but the plating is very heavy. The chain has a spring ring clasp. Excellent condition. There are about six small indentations from use on the back, pictured, and one edge of the back is very slightly depressed,...
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1166376
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Super chic vintage Art Deco revival Yves Saint Laurent necklace with a centerpiece in slightly matte goldtone metal with large red resin stones, on a "gaspipe" chain finished in dark gunmetal tone. Marked YSL. Circa 1980. 1 7/8 inch wide at center and 16 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1980 item #1135257
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Fabulous statement making asymmetrical necklace with a double sided genuine mabe pearl gold mounted station strung among very large black onyx round beads, hand knotted with black thread. Circa 1970 or 1980. The gold tests positive for 14KT with jeweler's acid. Continuous strand and can be doubled with a necklace extender/shortener, which I will include. Each mabe pearl is 20mm in diameter. The pearl station is 21mm by 18mm overall. The onyx beads are 12mm in diameter. Wearable length is...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1123700
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Lovely antique necklace of carved graduated coral beads in reds and oranges, with a tiny 14KT gold slide clasp. Circa 1900. The coral is undyed Mediterranean. The clasp tests positive for 14KT gold. It has been professionally restrung for security, on a very fine flexible gold finished wire. 24 inches wearable length and just under 1/4 inch wide at the center. The largest bead is 5 mm wide. Excellent condition. The clasp has a tiny indentation, pictured but not noticeable when worn. Disp...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1940 item #1123699
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Beautiful early vintage Chinese apple jade beaded necklace with a very finely carved and pierced oval element mounted with prongs in a 14KT gold setting with a slide clasp. Circa 1930. Marked 14K and tests positive for 14KT gold. The beads graduate from large to small and back again to large at either end of the center element. 15 inches wearable length and 1 inch wide at the center. The carved gold mounted element is 1 5/8 inches side to side and 1 inch top to bottom. The beads graduate...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1090418
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Fabulous early statement size YSL bracelet in heavy cast goldtone metal with "molten gold" stones in sculpted settings. Marked YSL and MADE IN FRANCE. Late 1970s or early 1980s, designed by Robert Goossens, who has designed jewelry for decades for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, and other couturiers. Early foldover clasp. 8 inches long, 1 1/2 inches wide and 1/2 inch deep. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1065213
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Beautiful four strand choker length necklace made from unusual double cultured pearls caught in two gold stations, and with a gold hook clasp with a short chain. Mid-20th century, or possibly earlier, given that the gold is not marked. The pearls have been identified and verified by a gemologist, and the gold has also been tested and confirmed with jeweler's acid at the same professional jeweler. Each side section has four strands with five double pearls each. The center has two stra...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #978698
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$65.00
Lovely necklace of light color wooden beads strung on a fine darkened goldtone chain with matching goldtone spacer beads and hook clasp. 1960s. From a Philadelphia estate with many signed and unsigned European pieces. This piece has typical French construction and findings, including the chain stringing, and the hook catch which I have had on other marked French pieces. Great to layer with other beaded necklaces. Wearable length is 16 inches. Width is 5/8 inches. Excellent condition. Dis...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Contemporary item #941619
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$995.00
Lush fabulous 6 stranded necklace with oblong flourite beads, turquoise beads carved in Chinese motifs, pale golden agate faceted beads, and oblong faceted horn beads, mounted in bronze, with bronze strands and decorative floral form hook clasp. Marked STEPHEN DWECK. Guaranteed authentic, from an estate. Very much of the moment; multi stranded asymmetrical necklaces are a significant current trend. Wearable length (shortest strand) is 27 inches and longest strand is 33 inches. About 4 inches w...