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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #983031
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Fabulous clip earrings covered in pale lavender paillettes (sequins) sewn on with tiny brass bead decoration, and with brass findings. Each is marked MADE FRANCE. Circa 1960, in the style of the French designer Lina Baretti, who worked in fabrics, sequins, and other soft materials. Lavender (with all pastels) is a very big color trend this season. 1 3/4 inches long and 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #961406
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Circa 1960 bib necklace and matching clip earrings with amazing prong set stones including cabochon green stones, faceted blue, green, and vitrail peacock blue/green stones. All stones are glass. The metal is a darkened coppery color. Hook close with extender chain. This looks very French in terms of the stones, the stone colors, the coppery metal color, and the construction. I have seen signed French pieces with the same type of back construction...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #953103
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Beautiful French beaded bib necklace made from glass faux pearls, flat backed colorless glass stones, and colorless glass beads, all sewn with gold lame thread. In the style of Lina Baretti and other French jewelry makers known for using non traditional materials such as fabric, thread, yarn, and leather. With long extender strands which have beaded clusters at the ends. Perfectly on trend with the embellished beaded collar necklaces on fabric which all over the runways and fashion magazines...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #951324
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Fabulous vintage bracelet in dark goldtone metal with huge prong set glass cabochons simulating amethysts, framed in rope twist settings. Very weighty and substantial. Possibly French. Circa 1950. With a foldover clasp. The oblong stones are set in crown shaped prongs. 7 1/2 inches wearable length, 1 1/8 inches wide and 7/8 inch deep. The largest stones are 1 inch long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #948657
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Brilliant drop clip earrings in silvertone metal set with large faceted openback and unfoiled lead crystal stones, and one tiny rhinestone in the center of each post. Circa 1960. Possibly French. 2 3/8 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1930 item #843180
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Beautiful sterling necklace with three pendants in classic Art Deco ziggurat form, with brilliant cut lead crystal or quartz rock crystal stones. Circa 1925. The spring ring clasp is marked STERLING. A classic collectible Art Deco piece, and currently perfectly of the moment as well. The fashion world is in the midst of a major Art Deco revival, with top houses such as Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, and Gucci showing jewelry and accessories with a glamorous graphic moderne edge...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #809440
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Beautiful signed charm necklace by Karl Lagerfeld, who, in addition to his role with Chanel, has designed under his own name since the 1980s. Circa 1990. With a chunky chain in matte goldtone metal with a signature charm at the end marked KL in script on one side and KARL LAGERFELD on the other in a faux coin form...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #796549
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Statement jewelry is a key current look and this bold cuff is perfectly on trend. Circa 1950, marked REBAJES. With decorative oxidation. 2 3/8 inches wide and 7 1/8 inches inside diameter including the gap, which is 1 inch. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #748516
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Charming French bracelet in aged brass with beautiful green glass stones. 1930s or 1940s. Marked MADE IN FRANCE. With very large faceted green glass stones in the center and at the end of the fob charm, and with tiny faceted green glass stones and cabochon cut green glass stones. Spring ring clasp. The back has a very interesting textured pattern. With classic French filigree and stamped metal elements. 1 inch wide at center. Wearable length is 6 1/2 inches...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #744437
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Beautiful drop necklace made from soft coral pink silk cord, cross sectioned shells, and small shells, in the style of the Miriam Haskell jewelry made during the 1930s and 1940s from natural materials. The silk cord is knotted in an intricate and dramatic draped design. The length can be adjusted by "buttoning" one of several end strands through the loop at the clasp. A perfect resort or summer look. I am also listing a similar necklace, from the same estate, in green...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #744430
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Beautiful bib necklace made from soft green silk cord, small shells, and one centered cross sectioned shell, in the style of the Miriam Haskell jewelry made during the 1930s and 1940s from natural materials. The silk cord is knotted in an intricate and dramatic fringed design. The length can be adjusted by "buttoning" one of several end strands through the loop at the clasp. A perfect resort or summer look. I am also listing a similar necklace, from the same estate, in coral pink...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #741841
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Fabulous 1980s clip earrings by Deanna Hamro, an American designer who is no longer making costume jewelry but has moved to fine jewelry. Stunning in matte goldtone with incredible aqua and chartreuse poured glass stones in the Byzantine/barbaric style first made popular by Chanel. The colors are more beautiful and richer than the photos depict. Marked DEANNA HAMRO. Nice size -- 2 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #741519
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Early Robert Lee Morris sterling heart shaped pendant on a black fabric cord. Marked RLM in script. 1970s, from a Baltimore estate and I am also listing a crescent shaped pendant necklace from this same estate. Robert Lee Morris began designing jewelry in 1970 and has collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld, Michael Kors, and Donna Karan. This piece is yellow gold over sterling silver, with a matte finish...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #741516
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Early Robert Lee Morris sterling silver crescent shaped pendant on a black fabric cord. 1970s, from a Baltimore estate and I am also listing a heart shaped pendant necklace from this same estate. Robert Lee Morris began designing jewelry in 1970 and has collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld, Michael Kors, and Donna Karan. With a slightly matte finish. It weighs 29 grams. 1 5/8 inches long. The cord is 38 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #738898
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Outstandingly wearable antique garnet earrings. Circa 1900. The metal tests positive for 9KT gold with jeweler's acid. The shepherd's hook backs are probably replacements and they test positive for 14KT gold. The large oval stones are 7 mm by 5 mm and the round stones are 5 mm in diameter. The tiny stones are 1 - 2 mm in diameter. Great size -- 2 1/4 inches long and 5/8 inch wide. They weigh 11 grams. Excellent condition. There is tarnishing on the back; it doesn't show from the ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #732339
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Beautiful antique high relief lava cameo bracelet in 9KT gold with six cameos, two on each end in creamy greens, tans, and gray, and one black and one white cameo in the center. Circa 1900. Not marked but tests positive for 9KT gold. With a slide clasp. It weighs 30 grams. 1 inch wide by 3/8 inch deep and 6 1/2 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #731745
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Beautiful antique gold ring in the form of a coiled snake, with a ruby in the top of its head, and diamonds as eyes. Marked with an antique hallmark with 14 just visible. Also tests positive for 14KT gold. Circa 1900 - 1920. Snakes were a popular motif in the Victorian era, signifying eternity and love, and were also a popular motif in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras. Substantial at 12 grams. The ruby is 5 mm in diameter, or about .65 carat, and the diamonds are 2 mm, or about ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #691437
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Excellent vintage mid-century modern sterling cuff with a very distinctive design incorporating carved wood and turquoise. Circa 1960. Marked STERLING and also with a mark which looks like three animal claws or an animal track. Although I can't find this exact mark in "Hallmarks of the Southwest" I am guessing this piece is Native American.

The centerpiece is a piece of carved grained wood which is layered between silver pieces which follow the outlines of the wood. There is a biomorphic sh...