modemodern vintage and antique jewelry accessories and decorative arts
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1435030
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$1,195.00
Beautiful antique French circa 1900 to 1920 long necklace or guard / muff chain in sterling silver with unusually large rock crystal stones, collet set, with a spring ring clasp attached to allow items to be hung from the chain. With the French boar’s head mark for sterling silver on the loop of the clasp. The connecting jump rings are all soldered. Inclusions can be seen in many of the crystals. The stones and settings are 11 mm in diameter and the stones are 10mm. There are 92 stones. 60 inc...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1435029
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$145.00
Gorgeous vintage 1960s French star form brooch in silvertone metal with very brilliant prong set rhinestones. The brooch has a French trombone pin close and typical French construction and materials. Possibly by a designer such as Roger Jean Pierre or Roger Scemama. I've attached it to a long strand of glass based faux baroque pearls, hand knotted, with matching silvertone spring ring clasp, from about the same period. The pearls are possibly Gripoix. The brooch is 1 1/2 inches wide. The pearls ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1435028
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$295.00
Fabulous vintage 1980s asymmetrical very big necklace in black Lucite with beads in varying shapes, finishes, and sizes, with large opaque black tiered rhinestone rondelle spacers in silvertone metal, and an oversized toggle close with matching opaque black stones. Very finely made, finished, and detailed, with silvertone metal mountings on the clasp pieces. The beads are hand knotted. Probably French or Italian. Great size — 19 inches wearable length and 3 inches at the center. Substantial at...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1435027
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$945.00
Spectacular long necklace by French jewelry and home designer Herve Van der Straeten, with large modernist drops in textured goldtone metal on a matching snake chain, with oversized hook clasp. With the Van der Straeten signature on the charm at the clasp. Herve Van der Straeten, born 1965, was first known for his jewelry designs for French couturiers. He designed jewelry beginning in the 1990s for runway shows for Christian Lacroix, Yves St. Laurent, and Jean Paul Gaultier. He no longer mak...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1435025
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Gorgeous early signed and dated Chanel long sautoir chain necklace, with Gripoix plique a jour glass poured glass stations in pink and topaz, mounted in dark goldtone metal, with glass based faux baroque pearls, also Gripoix, with a watch style clasp and Chanel signature charm dated 1984 at the clasp. 66 inches long. The glass stations are 3/4 inch by 9/16 inch. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1435022
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$445.00
Fabulous very big vintage couture wrap bangle bracelet in frosted Lucite with heavy mountings in dark slightly matte cast goldtone metal with faux mabe pearls, in a fantasy Byzantine or barbaric style. Probably French, possibly an unsigned Inna Cytrine. 1980s. From the same estate as the dark goldtone layered bib necklace I am listing. Great size — 2 inches wide at widest point, outside diameter is 4 inches at widest point and inside diameter is 2 1/2 inches. Substantial at 144 grams. Excellen...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1435021
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$295.00
Gorgeous big statement vintage 1980s necklace in burnished goldtone metal, probably French made, with a cascade of layered dimensional drops with pierced edges forming a long centerpiece. With hook clasp. Weighty and substantial at 253 grams. From the same estate as the attributed Inna Cytrine bracelet I am listing. 17 inches wearable length and the center drops 4 1/2 inches. Excellent condition with some age darkening in a few spots. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1434791
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$295.00
Gorgeous glittering extra long gemstone necklace by Italian designer Donatella Pellini. From an estate. Fabulously detailed, with a chain made from wired briolette cut citrine beads accented with large free form watermelon tourmaline beads, with a very large briolette cut smoky quartz teardrop shaped pendant. The beads and pendant are mounted in dark goldtone metal. A section of fine chains at the center of the beaded chain allow the pendant to slide, and there is a matching tassel at the spring...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 2000 item #1434790
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$325.00
Gorgeous big statement signed Stephen Dweck bracelet circa 1990, in Byzantine or Renaissance style in dark goldtone bronze with a heavy Byzantine chain and a huge ornately carved green serpentine stone centerpiece in a bezel setting. The back of the stone setting is decorated with a similar design to the stone carving. With matching safety chain. Marked STEPHEN DWECK. It weighs 111 grams. Great size — wearable length is 8 1/4 inches and the centerpiece is 2 inches long, 1 1/8 inches wide and 1...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1434789
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$345.00
Fabulous signed Siman Tu torsade necklace with twelve strands of oblong pale green chrysocolla beads terminating in large circular elements in rhodium plated silvertone metal set with variegated small round genuine turquoise stones, with a hook clasp and a matching extender chain set with a turquoise stone. Siman Tu couture jewelry was hand made in his New York atelier in the 1990s and 2000s and was sold in top department stores and boutiques. This piece is from an estate. It weighs 255 grams. W...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1434788
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$295.00
Stunning big necklace circa 1990 with large Chinese turquoise beads, two very large Baltic amber focal beads, cubical deep aqua fluorite beads, and gold washed silver spacers and hook clasp. Hand knotted with matching thread. The silver tests positive for sterling with jeweler’s acid. The beads all have a slightly matte patinated finish. It weighs 165 grams. The turquoise beads are 16mm, the amber beads are 23mm, and the fluorite beads are 10mm. Wearable length is 21 inches. Excellent conditio...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1434787
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$545.00
Beautiful vintage Native American 10 strand salmon coral necklace with very ornately detailed large sterling silver terminals, sterling silver beads, traditional silver cones, and hook clasp. 1970s or 1980s. The coral is genuine, natural, and undyed. The silver tests positive for sterling silver with jeweler’s acid. It weighs 126 grams. Wearable length is 26 1/4 inches and the center is about 1 inch wide. The beads vary slightly in size but are about 5-6 millimeters long and 4-5 millimeters wi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1980 item #1404771
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Two gorgeous vintage 1970s necklaces with genuine Mediterranean red coral graduated beads in soft barrel shapes. One is hand knotted in a continuous strand and one has a screw barrel clasp. Together they weigh 93 grams. The beads are polished, with many naturally occurring openings and some areas of dark brown and cream, again naturally occurring. The coral is guaranteed genuine, natural, and undyed. I am also listing a similar larger coral necklace from the same estate. The continuous strand ne...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1403981
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Fabulous vintage 1960s French necklace and matching clip earrings in wired poured glass with rhinestones and faux pearls, in pink and green, in 18th century style with a girandole drop. The earrings are marked DEPOSE. The glass beads are opaque and translucent. The rhinestones are openbacked. The earrings have French open clips. The metal on the necklace is dark silvertone as well as on the earrings, except for the earring post backs, which are dark goldtone. With characteristically French ornat...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1403980
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Stunning antique Austro Hungarian silver girandole drop earrings in 935 silver with glass paste stones, in an 18th century style. Circa 1910. 935 silver is a bit higher in silver content than sterling, and the designation was used in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. The design and construction are characteristic of Austro Hungarian jewelry. Marked 935. With screwbacks. The stones are held in tiny prong settings. The backs of the earrings are as finely and ornately finished as the fronts. The l...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1910 item #1403979
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Fabulous stunning antique 19th century gunmetal or so-called Berlin iron long collet set crystal sautoir necklace. Mid to late 19th century, probably French. These necklaces were also originally used as muff chains, hanging the fur muff around the wearer's neck, where it would fall at about waist length. The watch style clasp and ring could also be used to hang items such as a lorgnette or a lady's watch. This piece is long enough to wear three times around the neck or wear as a longer sautoir. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1403978
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Beautiful antique Edwardian long drop screwback earrings in sterling silver and 10KT white gold with paste rhinestones. Circa 1910. With paste rhinestones in closed settings, and one unfoiled stone on the center drop of each earring in an openback setting. The stones are held with tiny prongs. Marked STERLING with an illegible maker's mark, and also marked 10KT on the backs of the screwbacks. It's possible these were converted from pierced by a very early owner but there are no obvious signs of ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1900 item #1403977
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Gorgeous antique Victorian necklace of graduated matched banded agate onyx beads. The beads are half opaque black and half translucent light brown, with a band of white in the middle. The beads are mid to late 19th century, most likely cut in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. They have tiny facets visible on close inspection, indicating that they were hand cut and finished. They have been professionally restrung, hand knotted in a continuous strand, for security. There are 44 beads. Wearable length is 26...