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All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1392434
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Gorgeous big vintage 1980s signed Dominique Aurientis clip earrings in goldtone metal with glass based faux baroque pearls and prong set brilliant strass rhinestones. Marked DOMINIQUE AURIENTIS PARIS. 1 7/8 inches in diameter. Excellent condition with a few minimal flea bites not noticeable at a short distance. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1391993
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$95.00
Fabulous runway statement Ben Amun bib necklace in dark silvertone metal with faceted glass beads in gray and iridescent/metallic finished black, with a centerpiece set with large glass faceted stones in very pale lemon yellow/gray and opaque black. Lobster clasp. Marked BEN AMUN on the back and also marked BA on the tab of the extender chain. 20 inches wearable length and the center drops 3 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #1391991
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$75.00
Huge heavy late 1960s or early 1970s long clip earrings in heavy cast goldtone metal with pave clear rhinestones. Great size -- 4 3/8 inches long. I am selling several other pairs of earrings from the same estate. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1391988
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Gorgeous heavy big statement 1980s or early 1990s cuff bracelet in shiny goldtone metal with black Lucite cabochons. With spring hinged opening. This is an unsigned Kenneth J. Lane piece. Signed examples can be found online, and many KJL pieces were and are unsigned. 2 inches wide and the inside circumference is 6 1/2 to 7 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1391987
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$55.00
Statement size vintage late 1960s or early 1970s French modernist earrings in goldtone metal with cascading drops with black glass rods and diamond shaped tiny charms. Clipback. Not marked but the construction and elements are characteristically French. I am listing several other pairs of earrings from the same estate. 4 inches long. Excellent condition; I found one glass rod with a small loss at one top end, this is not noticeable when worn. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1385829
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$95.00
Big statement vintage 1980s bib necklace with strands of heavy solid seamless very dark blue Lucite beads held by matching dark blue silk cord, with goldtone metal rings with a hammered surface, and matching goldtone metal lobster clasp and extender chain. Weighty and substantial. Probably Italian. Up to about 31 inches wearable length on the inside strand and the center drops 3 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1381482
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$145.00
Chic signed Ben Amun heavy couture tribal style bib necklace in matte slightly antiqued silvertone metal with many ornate large and small drops. Marked BEN AMUN on the end of the extender for the lobster clasp. 20 1/2 inches wearable length and 3 1/2 inches wide at center. Excellent condition with all elements present. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 2000 item #1381480
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$125.00
Big statement signed Ben Amun heavy Lucite bangles in black and fuschia or magenta pink. Both are marked BEN AMUN. Great size -- the black bangle is just under 1 5/8 inches wide at widest point and 5/8 inch thick and 2 5/8 inches inside diameter. The magenta bangle is 7/8 inch wide and 3/4 inch thick and 2 7/16 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Contemporary item #1381403
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Gorgeous statement size pair of bangle bracelets in clear Lucite with embedded gold leaf. From an estate. Great size -- each one is 1 1/8 inches wide, just over 1/2 inch thick, and 2 5/8 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1381401
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Fabulous early signed Monies shoulder sweeping modernist clip earrings in medium to dark brown horn, 1980s. Marked MONIES. The beads are hand knotted with matching thread. Great size -- 6.5 inches long. Excellent condition with some scratches on a few of the beads, which can be worn at the back, and is not noticeable at a short distance. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1381400
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Vintage unsigned Gerda Lynggaard Monies necklace in beige coconut shell with dark brown carved horn terminals and hook close. Not marked, as is common with Monies jewelry but this necklace in particular is very recognizable as Monies. 19 1/2 inches wearable length and about 3 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1381392
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Fabulous vintage 1980s Jose and Maria Barrera signed bracelet with matching necklace, both from the same estate, in goldtone metal with heavy very flexible snake chains, in a modernist design. The bracelet is marked BARRERA on both ends. The necklace is not marked but the snake chains match the bracelet exactly in size, weight, and color, and again, these two pieces are from the same estate. The bracelet has a pin slide close and the necklace has a hook close with a decorative flower form cover ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1371936
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Gorgeous big statement 1980s necklace in soft goldtone metal with wired deeply textured balls and very ornately detailed bamboo form oversized hook clasp with decorated chain and decorative tab. All surfaces of the elements very finely finished and detailed. The elements are hollow and made in segments. The piece is weighty and substantial at 191 grams. French, based on the design and construction. Great size -- 19 inches wearable length on inside strand and 2 inches wide. Excellent condition. D...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1371934
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Gorgeous huge signed Escada necklace in heavy shiny cast goldtone metal with fired enameled flower form drops in very pale green with small white center cabochons that feel like plastic. Marked ESCADA. This piece was issued in 1992. Weighty and substantial at 293 grams. 16 1/2 inches wearable length and the bib drops 3 inches. Excellent condition with some finish loss at the clasp only, from storage, pictured but will not be noticeable when worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to sho...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1371755
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Gorgeous vintage 1980s Philippe Ferrandis statement size butterfly form clip earrings in goldtone metal with huge blue and green glass stones, openback and unfoiled. Marked PHILIPPE FERRANDIS PARIS. With original Nieman Marcus card, and most likely never worn. From an estate with a large quantity of 1970s through 1990s couture jewelry, most never worn. Top couture quality and beautifully made in an opposing "mirror image" style. 1 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1371753
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Gorgeous vintage 1980s torsade necklace with multi strands of glass based faux pearls, and a fabulous toggle clasp in heavy sterling silver with pave gold marcasites. Not marked but the metal tests positive for sterling silver with jewelers acid. Very substantial at 137 grams. Wearable length is 17 inches. Excellent condition and appears rarely or never worn. From an estate with a large quantity of 1970s through 1990s couture jewelry, most never worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged t...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1371752
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$95.00
Beautiful 1980s French long sautoir necklace with glass beads, glass based faux pearls, and large molded and decorated Lucite beads, wired in dark goldtone metal with foldover clasp, in a Renaissance revival style. Not marked but characteristically French. I have had some very similar necklaces marked Monette France. 37 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1371751
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Beautiful vintage 1980s Christian Dior clip earrings in goldtone metal with very big "headlight" brilliant Swarovski rhinestones framed in black fired enamel. Marked CHR DIOR. Beautifully made in an opposing "mirror image" design. 7/8 inch long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.