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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 : 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...
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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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. 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...
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 #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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #1288547
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$145.00
Chic vintage French Art Deco modernist necklace with oblong Bakelite beads capped in chrome plated hemispheres, alternating with matching chrome beads and stacks of the chrome hemispheres, with French screw barrel clasp. Possibly as early as 1930s, although I have owned a 1980s Yves Saint Laurent necklace with the same stacked hemisphere design. The Bakelite beads all test positive with Simichrome, and are translucent, some with marbling. Professionally restrung on silk thread for securi...
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. ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1277846
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Chunky big statement making hinged bangle in matte goldtone with box slide clasp, in a basketweave design. Unsigned, but documented, by the late Italian designer Ugo Correani, who had his own label beginning in the 1970s, and also designed jewelry for Valentino, Fendi, and Versace, as well as Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Lacroix. Nice size -- 1 3/8 inches wide and inside diameters are 2 inches and 2 1/4 inches. Inside circumference is just under 7 inches. Excellent condition. Display...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1277843
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$165.00
Big fabulous statement vintage 1970s Carol Dauplaise long necklace with large faceted opaque black glass beads and huge disk shaped translucent red briolette faceted beads held with dark brass chains. Marked DAUPLAISE at the clasp. Weighty and substantial. 33 1/2 inches wearable length. The red glass elements are just over 1 1/8 inches wide and 1/2 inch deep. Excellent condition with slight stretch to the string. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1277838
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Very chic vintage 1980s runway size French necklace with large black and white Lucite disks on thick black silk braided cord, with ornate Etruscan style goldtone snap clasp. Not marked but it looks like the Yves Saint Laurent jewelry designed by LouLou de la Falaise in the 1980s. 18 inches wearable length and 3 1/8 inches wide at center. Excellent condition. Display form is lifesize. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1277837
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Stunning huge statement vintage 1970s heavy chainmaille link bracelet in goldtone metal, with a push clasp. 2 3/8 inches wide at clasp and 8 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1277836
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Stunning very very big 1970s signed Les Bernard tiered necklace in goldtone metal with Byzantine style and Roman style coins, dark silvertone beads, marbled amber Lucite beads, and transparent amber Lucite beads mounted in heavy ornate cast metal settings, with a large center cross pendant. With heavy ornate chains and hook clasp. The coins have a dark antiqued finish with touches of black. Marked LES BERNARD on the clasp and on the back of the largest coin. The Les Bernard company, now ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1930 item #1277834
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$145.00
Fabulous very big vintage 1920s Art Deco beaded necklace strung on a chain, with very large yellow citrine faceted glass beads and clear beads which are probably rock crystal. The white gold clasp is marked 14K and tests positive for 14KT gold. The chain does not test positive for gold, and is probably sterling silver. Very heavy for its size at 189 grams. Wearable length is 33 1/2 inches. The citrine glass beads are 5/8 inch or 15mm wide. Overall excellent condition with age related...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1277831
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$95.00
Glam long 1980s black poured glass beaded necklace with large and tiny opaque beads, one tiered silvertone rondelle station with brilliant Swarovski rhinestones, and silvertone lobster clasp. 60 inches long. The rondelle element is 3/4 inch long and 1/2 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...