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All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1294681
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$345.00
Fabulous luxe big statement 1980s French long sautoir necklace in antiqued slightly matte goldtone metal with double link chain, faux Byzantine coins, double sided, and large poured resin beads in pale yellow and pale lavender, simulating barbaric carved citrine and amethyst stone beads. Marked JACKY DE G PARIS on metal tag. The beads have cast metal ornate caps in the same style as the coins. Continuous strand with no clasp. Long enough to be worn doubled as shown...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1292918
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$375.00
Stunning very big and heavy 1980s French bracelet in cast goldtone metal in a rope form, with hollow charms in the form of hazelnuts (noisettes) and acorns, with toggle clasp. From France. With construction and elements which are found on Chanel jewelry. Great size -- width with large charms is 2 3/8 inches and wearable length is about 9 inches, which is needed because of the width and thickness of the links...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1292916
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$245.00
Beautiful heavy 1980s bracelet by Jean Louis Scherrer in goldtone metal with a large centerpiece with an aqua resin stone, and large ball bead chains, with hook clasp and safety chain. Marked SCHERRER, and MADE IN FRANCE. Wearable length is 7 1/2 inches and width at clasp is 1 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1940 item #1292914
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From the same estate, a gorgeous pair of green poured glass necklaces with graduated beads simulating Indian moghul emeralds, with early box clasps. 1930s, French. The glass beads are made by Gripoix. Shorter necklace is 15 3/4 inches long and longer necklace is 18 1/2 inches long. Drop for the two is about 2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1292912
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$195.00
Stunning big and heavy vintage bracelet in cast silvertone plated metal, in the form of linked chains, with large pale silvery blue Rivoli inverted rhinestones. From France. Foldover clasp. Weighty and substantial. Wearable length is 7 1/2 inches and width is 1 5/8 inches. Excellent condition with very slight loss to silver plating in one or two spots, and very slight darkening around edges to the two end stones, pictured but not noticeable at a short distance. Display form is life size...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1292813
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Chic glam modernist six strand necklace in matte sculpted silvertone metal with blue gray Lucite beads, all wired, with toggle clasp, by French designer Nellie Biche de Bere. C. 1990. Marked BICHE DE BERE. It has a great feature -- one section of three strands is detachable with lobster clasps, to allow it to be worn two different ways. Wearable length is 18 1/2 inches and the center drop is about 3 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 2000 item #1292811
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$175.00
Super chic modernist cuff bracelet in matte goldtone sculpted metal with luminous mirrored Lucite cabochon stones, by French designer Nellie Biche de Bere. C. 1990. Marked BICHE DE BERE. 1 3/8 inches wide. For a slightly small wrist -- inside circumference is 6 3/4 inches, including the gap, which is 1 inch. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail....
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 : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1920 item #1288105
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$195.00
Gorgeous unusual early long tasseled sautoir necklace, probably Italian, with faux amber early plastic beads in different shapes, mounted in what appears to be a combination of low grade silver and silver plated filigree wirework and repousse floral design elements. Circa 1910 or 1920. Very detailed and ornate mountings with fine connecting chains and matching spring ring clasp. Great size -- wearable length is 34 inches. The tassel pendant drops an additional 7 inches. Excellent condition. Disp...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1930 item #1288102
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$95.00
Beautiful unusual early vintage 1920s Art Deco long sautoir necklace with opaque dark pink poured glass beads in round and oblong teardrop shapes, original stringing, hand knotted with genuine rock crystal spacers and genuine hematite spacers. Nice weight and drapes beautifully. Wearable length is 35 inches. 1/2 inch wide at center bead. Excellent condition. One section toward the back has one more small pink bead than the corresponding section on the opposite side of the necklace. Given that th...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1280311
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From France, stunning pendant necklace by French designer Isabel Canovas in dark goldtone metal with Gripoix poured glass cabochons in green and blue. 1980s, marked ISABEL CANOVAS. The large pendant is fixed on a chain made from reeded links with a watch clip clasp and oversized jump ring with repousse decoration. The pendant is a quatrefoil shape with recessed decoration and an attached drop. The pendant is 4 inches long and 2 7/8 inches wide and wearable length is 28 inches. Excell...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1280310
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$1,445.00
From France, fabulous Balenciaga necklace in sculpted goldtone metal with briolette faceted colorless glass drops in ornate dogtooth caps. 1980s. Probably a Robert Goossens design. Marked BALENCIAGA EDITION on the heavy hook clasp. The heavy oblong reeded links are twisted to create additional dimension. The links are individually soldered together. It has a slightly asymmetrical design: spaced along the necklace at intervals of two, four, and six links are links with groups of four, fiv...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1280307
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$395.00
From France, gorgeous 1980s French clip earrings in cast goldtone metal with long strands of wired faceted glass beads in jewel colors with matching brilliant rhinestones set in the tops, in the moghul style. The strands are finished with matching head pins. Great size -- 4 1/4 inches long and 1 1/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1277849
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Stunning statement vintage 1970s French necklace with five strands of poured glass beads in translucent jewel tones, marbled topaz, and opaque carnelian, with repousse flower decorated dark goldtone metal beads, chains, and openwork terminals with a French screw barrel clasp. Very weighty and substantial. Wearable length on inside strand is 30 inches and the center drops about 4 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1277848
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Fabulous very weighty and substantial 1980s unsigned Yves Saint Laurent necklace in goldtone with five tiers of braided chains each centering a fixed brilliant Swarovski glass stone pendant in a different jewel tone and shape. With a heavy sculpted S hook clasp and sculpted terminals. Not marked but I have seen this necklace with one additional strand, marked Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche with an attached metal hang tag (I also had a duplicate of this same fabulous necklace a couple of ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1277844
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Chic and versatile vintage 1980s very long necklace in dark bronze tone metal with links with ornate engraving, with smaller ornate links at the end tassels. French or Italian. Can be worn many different ways. 48 inches wearable length and the tassels are an additional 4 inches each. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1277838
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Very chic vintage 1980s runway size French necklace with large black and white Lucite disks on thick black silk braided cord, with ornate Etruscan style goldtone snap clasp. Not marked but it looks like the Yves Saint Laurent jewelry designed by LouLou de la Falaise in the 1980s. 18 inches wearable length and 3 1/8 inches wide at center. Excellent condition. Display form is lifesize. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1277835
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Big statement vintage circa 1970 signed Lanvin necklace with a large goldtone pendant with a silvertone center element, on a heavy goldtone chain with spring ring clasp. Marked LANVIN PARIS. The pendant is 3 1/8 inches long and the snake chain is 30 inches long. Excellent condition with some very slight loss to the goldtone finish at the edges of the pendant, not noticeable at a short distance. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...