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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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1940 item #1292914
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$175.00
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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1292910
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$75.00
Chic long vintage 1970s clip earrings in goldtone metal with black cabochon stones that feel like Lucite. 4 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail...
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1292813
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$195.00
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...
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 : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1292809
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$95.00
Heavy couture quality vintage 1960s or 1970s modernist necklace in cast goldtone metal with a Florentined finish, with square cut black glass stones. The metal elements are strung on two fine chains to allow it to drape beautifully. Foldover clasp. Possibly an unsigned Les Bernard. Many signed Les Bernard necklaces have this same construction. Very weighty at 217 grams. Wearable length is 15 1/4 inches. 1 inch wide. 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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$195.00
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 #1288582
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$165.00
Circa 1970 huge statement size fantasy necklace in silvertone metal with a heavy very ornate cast metal pendant representing a mythical "North Wind" character. The chain, and the chains dropping from the pendant, have opaque turquoise glass beads. The pendant has a hook so it can be worn with another chain, as well as rings for the matching chain, which attaches with spring rings on the chain. Great size -- pendant drops 6 3/4 inches and chain is 25 inches. Excellent condition. Displ...
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 #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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$545.00
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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1970 item #1277847
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$125.00
Very unusual beautiful vintage 1960s clip earrings with brilliant rhinestones set in goldtone metal, and turquoise Lucite molded curved elements simulating Persian turquoise. 3 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...