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All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1119777
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$45.00
Lovely 16 strand necklace of opaque glass beads simulating turquoise, lapis lazuli, and coral, with translucent gold glass beads. Heavy goldtone slide clasp. 19 inches wearable length and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1065216
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$165.00
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...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1037195
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Huge statement size 1980s clip earrings in the form of hearts, in a stylized quilt pattern. Marked ROCHAS PARIS. 2 1/4 inches by 2 1/4 inches. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #985407
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$195.00
Stunning statement bangle in opaque black resin decorated with soft clear plastic threads "stitched" through the resin. Unattributed, but probably European. Circa 1980 or 1990. I am selling a very similar bangle in orange resin. This is a big piece and best worn over a long sleeved sweater or T shirt, or pushed up the forearm stacked with other bangles. 1 1/4 inches wide (sideways) and 3/4 inch thick. The inner inside diameter is 2 5/8 inches and the outer inside diameter is 3 inches...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #949533
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$95.00
Superchic goldtone metal chain belt with square links, an extender chain with a matching small link at the end, and a swivel clasp. Very weighty and top quality. Each link is marked MADE IN ITALY. 1970s or 1980s. Perfectly on trend with the glam, edgy look of the metals, chains, and studs which are all over the runways and fashion magazines. Great size -- each link is 1 3/8 inches square. Total length of the large links is 32 inches. The extender chain is another 7 inches...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #948644
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$145.00
Fabulous classic mid 1960s silvertone drop clip earrings with a solid metal ball studded in prong set stones, suspended from a clip with a prong set navette stone. These are probably French based on the very high quality construction. They have the same construction as the signed French Simone Edouard earrings I have listed. I am also listing a similar pair of earrings from the same estate. 2 3/4 inches long and 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #761017
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$195.00
Fabulous heavy vintage Bakelite bangle in true black (did not start out as another color). Tests positive for Bakelite and guaranteed vintage and original. 1930s. Deeply carved in a classic Art Deco bubble motif. 1 inch wide, just under 1/2 inch thick, and standard 2 1/2 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1950 item #725765
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$75.00
Very chic vintage 1940s bag in very soft black suede with a gathered front decorated with an arc of brilliant prong set colorless stones. Marked PEDRO MAYORGA, BUENOS AIRES on the inside tag. With an interior frame with kiss snap close and a black silk lining and a white jacquard silk lining inside the frame section. With its original change purse.

6 1/2 inches wide and 8 3/4 inches long with a 5 inch strap drop. Excellent condition. All stones are brilliant. Photos enlarged to...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #725581
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$65.00
Heavy and beautifully made Art Deco revival three strand chain belt in dark gunmetal silvertone, with five stations set with brilliant green and purple stones, and with a matching green glass bead at the end of the extender chain. Marked WORTH on the back of two stations. 1990s, from an estate. Worth is a line of very high end ready-to-wear clothing and accessories. Perfectly on trend; gunmetal, chains, and chain belts are all key current looks.

Wearable length is 38 inches. T...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #692485
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$55.00
Beautiful vintage mid century modern Mexico sterling screwback earrings with copper and malachite inlay. From a Baltimore estate. Marked STERLING TAXCO with an illegible set of initials, and also marked with a design number of 5. Each earring has a depiction of a running figure. The top posts of the earrings have matching stone inlay.

1 1/2 inches long by 7/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. No loss to inlay. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #692477
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$55.00
Lovely and charming vintage Mexican sterling and azurite/malachite stone inlay screwback drop earrings in the form of women with bows on their heads. Marked STERLING, MEXICO, and TAXCO, in a very early looking mark. 1930s - 1950s. The stone inlay gives them the look of Ledesma.

1 5/8 inches long. Excellent condition. The skirt of the earring on the right has an open matrix (dark area) in the inlay but this is naturally occurring in the matte open finish stone, and not a loss to the inlay. ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1980 item #653231
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$45.00
Charming vintage layered plastic figural brooch in white and dark pink with painted detail, in the form of a sailor. This is a French piece; several are pictured in the 2003 edition of "Plastic Jewelry" by Lilian Baker, with updates by Ginger Moro and Karima Parry. This piece is 1960s or 1970s. From a Baltimore estate.

Nice size -- 3 inches long by 1 3/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...