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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1980 item #1301138
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$1,195.00
Amazing vintage probably 1970s necklace with very big angel skin coral barrel shaped graduated beads in pink, salmon, and cream, with silvertone lobster clasp. Possibly Chinese. The coral is guaranteed genuine, natural, undyed, and untreated. It weighs 223 grams. It is currently securely strung on monofilament and completely wearable as is but might benefit from restringing on a softer thread. The beads have a polished finish...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1301136
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$345.00
Gorgeous big statement vintage 1970s or earlier Santo Domingo Native American necklace with large graduated turquoise nuggets spaced with small shell heishe beads, and with heishe beads at the ends, and with small silver wire hook clasp. It weighs 191 grams. 25 inches wearable length and the largest bead is 1 3/8 inches wide. Excellent condition with some discoloration of the turquoise stabilizing material on a few beads toward the ends, not noticeable at a short distance...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1301133
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$145.00
Chic vintage 1980s tribal style French necklace with a very dimensional goldtone metal mounted pendant with leopard jasper stone and faux amber fluted Lucite, on a soft dark brown wool cord with matching goldtone metal terminals and a spring ring clasp with an extender chain ending in a peach color facted glass bead. Marked FABRICE PARIS. Wearable length is 19 inches and the pendant drops 2 inches and is 7/8 inch deep. Excellent condition. Display form is life size...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1297706
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$625.00
Stunning very big signed Monies bib drop necklace in wood with a gold finish, strung and hand knotted on black leather, with asymmetrical drops, and a toggle close. Late 1980s or 1990s. Marked MONIES. From the same estate as the other Monies pieces I am listing. Great size -- 19 inches wearable length and the drop is 6 inches. Excellent condition...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1297699
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Huge statement 1980s or 1990s unsigned couture Lucite necklace with large shaped beads hand knotted with blue silk cord and lobster clasp. From the same estate as the Monies Lucite earrings and necklaces I am listing. 21 1/2 inches wearable length and 1 1/2 inches by 1 1/8 inches at center. Most of the beads are very slightly champagne in color; one or two are slightly pinker. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #1297695
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Big vintage 1980s or 1990s signed Monies teardrop shaped clip earrings in clear Lucite. Marked MONIES on the backs. 2 1/4 inches long and 1 1/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1297692
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1980s or early 1990s unsigned carved horn necklace by Gerda Lynggaard for Monies Copenhagen, with five strands of oblong flat beads and a large heavy toggle clasp. Not marked but distinctively and guaranteed Monies, as collectors will recognize. Monies pieces were and are sometimes only marked with paper hang tags. From the same estate as the other Monies pieces I am listing. 16 1/2 inches wearable length on inside strand and 4 1/2 inches wide...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #1297691
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$65.00
Vintage 1990s signed Barrera large clip earrings in heavy goldtone metal with a beautiful antiqued hammered finish. Marked BARRERA. By Jose and Maria Barrera for the couture collection which is sold in high end stores such as Nieman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. 1 1/4 inches long, 1 1/2 inches front to back, and 3/4 inch side to side. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1297688
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$125.00
Great statement vintage 1970s Etruscan style necklace with faux ivory resin beads and heavy cast goldtone mountings, with a large pendant with lion heads and bead drops. Not signed but the style and quality of Les Bernard and KJL jewelry. Spring ring clasp. 24 1/2 inches wearable length and the center drops 4 1/2 inches. Excellent condition with two beads with small manufacturing flaws, toward the clasp of the necklace, pictured but not noticeable at a short distance. Display form is...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #1297685
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$95.00
1980s or 1990s signed Monies modernist carved bone clip back earrings. Marked MONIES on the backs. 2 1/2 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1294724
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Outstanding very big vintage Santo Domingo necklace with a double strand of turquoise free form beads and spiny oyster heishe beads, and two large jaclas with turquoise heishe beads and cream stone beads. With the original stringing done in the traditional manner, on heavy string with some ends visible. Collectors may wish to preserve this but it could certainly be restrung. Wearable length is 26 inches. The jaclas drop 5 inches. 286 grams. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1294723
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$195.00
Outstanding vintage 1960s or earlier Native American necklace, probably Navajo, with large graduated free form green turquoise beads and silver beads known as Navajo pearls, with a silver hook and eye clasp. Not marked as is traditional with older Native American jewelry but the metal tests positive for at least 900 silver. As found with dark aged finish on the silver beads. 24 inches wearable length and approximately 3/4 inch wide at center. 92 grams. Excellent condition. One literally pinpoint...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1292817
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$145.00
Beautiful unusual early vintage Art Deco necklace with graduated Bakelite beads in very very dark cherry amber color which appears black but shows dark red at the edges with a strong light behind it. The beads are strung on a silver chain which tests positive for low grade silver. With early spring ring clasp with a thumb collar rather than a thumb tab. The beads test positive for Bakelite with Simichrome. It has an unusual construction with the beads being fairly well fixed along the chain at r...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1292814
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$45.00
Fabulous vintage 1970s or 1980s sculptural modernist carved dark wood bangle bracelet in the style of Monies jewelry. Carved in a saucer shape with a decorative opening on one side. Very finely finished and polished. Great size -- 1 3/8 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick. Inside diameter is 2 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1288587
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Huge statement circa 1970 Renaissance revival necklace in repousse goldtone metal with festooned chains and matching tassels, with a large resin malachite green center stone. Marked NAPIER on the back of the foldover clasp. Great size -- center drops 8 1/2 inches and wearable length is 18 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1288586
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$175.00
Stunning very big 1970s heavy cast goldtone metal tribal or Etruscan style pendant with poured glass beads simulating jade, on a heavy goldtone long chain with spring ring clasp. The pendant has a textured hammered finish. Great size -- pendant is 5 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide and chain is 30 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1288579
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$125.00
Jet set chic heavy chunky vintage 1970s necklace in slightly matte goldtone metal with five cast metal drops, including three double sided faux Roman coins, and two tribal masks, on a double chain with foldover clasp. Wearable length is 18 1/2 inches and the center drops 1 7/8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
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...