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All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1356929
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$165.00
Fabulous very big statement size necklace with genuine lapis lazuli beads slightly graduated, hand knotted with blue thread, and with embedded gold hook clasp. Vintage, probably a handmade studio piece. The lapis is gemologist verified. The clasp tests positive for 14KT gold with jeweler's acid. The beads are a gorgeous subtle dark variegated gray blue with veils of silver and gold pyrite adding sparkle and shimmer. Very heavy at 486 grams/17 ounces. Great size -- the center largest bead is 23mm...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1325351
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$395.00
Fabulous big statement Gerda Lynggaard Monies 11 strand necklace with variegated colors of small round horn beads with horn clasp. I am also listing a matching bracelet from the same estate. Not marked but guaranteed Monies. Many signed examples of this group of Monies jewelry, with matching clasps and beads, can be found online. Great size -- 24 inches wearable length at the inside strand and the center drops about 6 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enl...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1292917
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$195.00
1980s necklace by Jean Louis Scherrer in goldtone metal with large ball bead chains and a centerpiece with a large coin form element and an aqua resin stone. Hook clasp. Marked SCHERRER PARIS, and MADE IN FRANCE. Wearable length is 16 1/2 inches and center width is 1 7/8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1292916
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$145.00
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1249198
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$95.00
Circa 1990 four strand necklace with iridized poured glass beads, metal beads, and carved bone beads, all wired in dark brass tone metal with lobster clasp. Not marked but I have had signed French pieces with the same kinds of beads, glass, and construction. 20 inches wearable length on inside strand and about 3 inches wide. Excellent condition. One bead is missing toward the back, pictured but not not at all noticeable when worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show de...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1207470
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Amazing statement size unique cuff bracelet in translucent gray Lucite with impressed very big brilliant strass rhinestones. Not marked but couture quality and very weighty at 125 grams. 1970s or 1980s. Great size -- 2 inches wide and 3/8 inch thick. Inside diameters are 2 1/2 inches and 2 3/8 inches. Inside circumference is 8 inches including the gap, which is 1 1/4 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1063921
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$195.00
Beautiful unusual bracelet with inlaid abalone and large hemispheres along the edge. Marked SHG or SHC, TAXCO MEX STERLING 925, and with eagle 3. Circa 1950. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. It weighs 69 grams. 3 1/2 inches wide in front and with a wearable length (when the edges meet) of 6 3/4 inches. Excellent condition. No dents. There is a very small corner loss to one end of the abalone at one hinge, probab...
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. Ex...
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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #743232
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$395.00
Fabulous French glass beaded necklace in transparent chartreuse, opaque pink, opaque light green, and glass faux pearl beads. Not marked but probably by the French maker Louis Rousselet, who produced jewelry for many French couturiers. Circa 1960. With three strands of glowing chartreuse beads alternating with very small baroque faux pearls, and a very big center element with pink bell shaped beads, light green disk shaped beads, faux pearls, and clear faceted beads in a slightly darker green th...
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.