About 4 years ago I was fortunate to buy (new-old-stock) ivory jewelry that had been stored in a SAKS Fifth Avenue warehouse since the 1970’s.
A little history about the jewelry – The current owner of the warehouse donated all of the jewelry to a Rabbi who ran various charities in Brooklyn, NY. The Rabbi sold the jewelry in his thrift shop. He had boxes of ivory jewelry that had been pulled from the SAKS store in the 1970’s when SAKS no longer sell ivory items...
A Wonderful Antique Vintage Genuine Coral Bead Necklace. This beautiful estate necklace is composed of genuine natural coral beads, each measuring about 7mm in diameter. There are 75 coral beads in all and ends with a gold upon silver antique clasp. The necklace measures about 24 inches in length. This piece was acquired through an estate collection and is in lovely vintage condition.
Gorgeous vintage 1970s torsade necklace with 3 strands of carved round Chinese turquoise beads with a few freshwater pearl spacers, and 2 strands of large
freshwater pearls. Filigree gold filled box slide clasp which marked 14K and a symbol for gold filled. The largest turquoise beads are 5mm and the pearls are
7mm. Wearable length is 21 inches. About 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Lovely early vintage carved salmon to red Mediterranean coral necklace with beads carved in so-called dog bone shapes. Circa 1930. With silver plated spring ring clasp. The coral is natural and undyed. Some of the beads have a naturally occurring whitish deposit on the surface. 18 1/2 inches wearable length and just over 1/4 inch wide. It weighs 23 grams. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Long vintage 1970s Chinese necklace with two very large silvertone metal beads encircled by very detailed dragons in relief work, disk shaped Chinese turquoise
beads, round carnelian beads, small silvertone spaceres, and round and oblong buff color fossil stone beads. The round fossil stone beads are hand knotted. 30
inches wearable length. The large silvertone beads are 20mm or 1 3/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Beautiful long sautoir necklace of graduated salmon red undyed Mediterranean coral spezzati, or branches, with a dark goldtone clasp. The color is well represented in the photos. Circa 1920. This necklace has been professionally restrung on very fine soft flex wire and it drapes beautifully. Clasp is original. Great to wear alone or layer with other similar necklaces. 41 inches long and 1/2 inch wide at the center. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Beautiful early vintage Chinese carnelian beaded necklace with graduated large oblong beads with silvertone spring ring clasp. 1930s. The beads have great
surface variations and shaded colors. 88 grams. This necklace has been professionally restrung on silver color soft flex wire for security. 22 inches wearable length
and the largest bead is 22mm by 15mm. The smalles beads are 8mm by 7mm. Beads are in excellent condition...
very attractive baltic amber beads necklace 64 cm long consist from 35 beads measurement from 1cm x 1cm to 2cm x, 2cm, this baltic amber necklace has been treated with high temperature for make clarification of this necklace-this necklace transparent now, becouse of high temperature a few beads has cracks.
Spectacular statement size vintage 1970s necklace with very large Chinese turquoise beads and smaller turquoise beads accented with red, salmon, and angel
skin coral beads, translucent beads which are probably serpentine, silver repousse butterfly form beads, and a large centerpiece with a carved hardstone
element mounted in silver set with turquoise and coral cabochons. The large carved oblong stone is possibly jade, or possibly another hardstone such as
Vintage very attractive baltic butterscotch amber beads necklace 65 cm long-original amber-it floats in salty water, weight-78gr largest bead-2,5cm x 1,5cm, smallest-1cm x 0,8cm
Sumptuous long antique 1920s jade bead sautoir necklace. I am also listing a matching bracelet from the same estate. 119 grams. 90 beads hand knotted with
matching green thread. All beads are 9mm. Gold filled clasp is marked 1/20 12K. Wearable length is 38 inches. 3/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. One bead has
a hairline that can be felt on the surface, pictured, but it is completely stable. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Beautiful 1920s bracelet with jade beads strung on a fine goldtone metal chain with matching spring ring clasp. I am also listing a matching necklace from the
same estate. All beads are 9mm. It weighs 19 grams. Wearable length is 7 1/8 inches. 3/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos
enlarged to show detail.
A Wonderful Vintage Genuine Natural Carved Pink Coral Bead Necklace, Art Deco. This lovely estate necklace is composed of carved genuine natural pink coral beads with round coral beads. The largest floral beads are about 5 x 7mm and the largest of the round beads are about 5mm. It is finished in a filigree clasp. Overall the necklace is about 18 1/2 inches long. This necklace was acquired through an estate collection and is in lovely vintage condition.
A Wonderful Antique Jade Necklace, Vintage Chinese Gold on Silver Clasp, circa 1940-50's. This lovely estate necklace is composed of genuine green jade beads, each measuring about 8mm in diameter. They are spaced with gold beads between (exact composition unknown) and ends in a gold upon silver vintage clasp with Chinese character. The necklace is about 20 inches in length.
A Wonderful Strand of Vintage Amethyst Bead Necklace, Pools of Light Style, Estate. These lovely estate gemstone beads remind me of the antique pool of light done in rock crystal the way that they are set. The beads are genuine cut and polished amethyst gemstones and the are on average about 1/2 inch thick. They are set with gold filled. The necklace measures about 27 inches long and is in lovely vintage condition.
A Wonderful Vintage Amber Necklace 19" Long Strand. This beautiful genuine amber necklace is composed of 72 polished amber beads. I simply love the color and texture of this necklace. The strand is about 19 inches long and the largest bead is about 18 6mm and the smallest is abouot 7 x 5mm. This necklace came from a fine estate collection and is in lovely vintage condition.
Measuring 18 1/4", including clasp, this necklace is comprised of faceted cherry amber beads separated by smaller faceted jet spacers. The amber beads vary slightly in size, as they are hand cut, and appear to be approximately 8-10 mm in size. The clasp is unmarked. The color of the amber is nicely contrasted with the darker jet beads. Note that the photos taken with flash show a lighter, brighter color, as they would appear in strong light.
A Gorgeous Vintage Natural Coral Onyx Pearl Beaded Necklace, Estate - Antique Collection. This wonderful long substantial gemstone necklace is composed of natutral pink coral beads, striking black onyx beads, and genuine pearls. The necklace portion is about 28 inches long and the pendant/tassel portion is about 3 inches long by about 1 1/8 inches wide. This beautiful necklace was acquired through an estate collection and is in lovely vintage condition.