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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1435030
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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 : 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 : 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 : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1403973
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Fabulous 1960s French collier made from goldtone metal and wired glass beads simulating different colors of jade, coral, amber, turquoise, carnelian, and lapis. Also with small goldtone metal fluted beads which I have had on another signed French necklace. Slide clasp with matching wired beads. I had a very very similar necklace several years ago, with a slightly different clasp. Wearable length is 16 inches. The drop is 2 1/4 inches. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1403407
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Very chic unusual vintage 1970s French long sautoir necklace with double snake chains in dark goldtone metal, and stations with large translucent tortoise Lucite rings with large rhinestone balls with brilliant clear rhinestones, and a characteristically French S hook clasp. The rings reference French Art Deco glass rings found on necklaces from the 1920s and 1930s. 33 inches wearable length and 1 1/16 inches wide at the rings. Excellent condition and all stones are very bright and better than t...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1392432
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Gorgeous vintage 1980s French necklace in heavy cast goldtone metal in a burnished matte finish. Very dimensional, detailed, and finely finished. Marked VERONIQUE CHERANICH PARIS. Designed in the Etruscan or barbaric revival style popularized by long time Chanel jewelry designer Robert Goossens. This is possibly a Goossens design. Box slide clasp. 16 inches wearable length and 1 3/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1960 item #1392431
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Gorgeous heavy vintage circa 1950 French necklace with three strands of large blue glass beads wired in dark goldtone metal with a matching slide clasp with a large matching cabochon poured glass stone. With large and medium size poured glass beads in honeycomb shapes, and faceted transparent beads with a slightly iridescent finish. 16 1/2 inches wearable length on the inside strand and the center drops 2 1/2 inches. Excellent condition with a side loss to one small honeycomb bead; pictured but ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1391995
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Fabulous statement size modernist French necklace with a fixed pendant mounted in sculpted dark silvertone metal with a large carved horn drop, on a beige gray fabric cord with matching hook clasp. Marked LA TRIBU RIGAUX (The Tribal Queen) and FRANCE. Circa 1990. Wearable length is 23 inches and the center drops 4 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1385832
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Fabulous 1960s or 1970s big glass beaded necklace with jewel tone art glass beads, most likely French. Also from the same estate, coordinating pierced earrings with black and white glass cabochons which are very similar to the black and white embedded in some of the beads on the necklace. There is a silvertone bead at the back that looks like a French style screw barrel clasp, but it appears to be a faux decorative clasp. It is not needed as the necklace is long enough to go over the head easily...
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 : 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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1371935
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$165.00
Pair of gorgeous vintage 1970s long link necklaces in the stylized Byzantine or barbaric style popularized by Robert Goossens for Chanel. Probably French. In heavy cast slightly matte goldtone metal with a slight pale pinkish enameled decoration. With spring ring clasps. I am also listing the coordinating bracelet from the same estate. With original inventory tags and never worn. One is 33 1/2 inches long and just over 1/2 inch wide and the other is 31 inches long and 3/8 inch wide. Excellent co...
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 : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1371933
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$95.00
Gorgeous vintage 1970s link bracelet in the stylized Byzantine or barbaric popularized by Robert Goossens for Chanel. Probably French. In heavy cast slightly matte goldtone metal with a slight pale pinkish enameled decoration. With foldover clasp. I am also listing the coordinating necklaces from the same estate. With original inventory tag and never worn. 7 1/2 inches wearable length and 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
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 #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.