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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1294724
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Outstanding very big vintage Santo Domingo necklace with a double strand of turquoise free form beads and spiny oyster heishe beads, and two large jaclas with turquoise heishe beads and cream stone beads. With the original stringing done in the traditional manner, on heavy string with some ends visible. Collectors may wish to preserve this but it could certainly be restrung. Wearable length is 26 inches. The jaclas drop 5 inches. 286 grams. Excellent condition. Display form is life size...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1294723
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$195.00
Outstanding vintage 1960s or earlier Native American necklace, probably Navajo, with large graduated free form green turquoise beads and silver beads known as Navajo pearls, with a silver hook and eye clasp. Not marked as is traditional with older Native American jewelry but the metal tests positive for at least 900 silver. As found with dark aged finish on the silver beads. 24 inches wearable length and approximately 3/4 inch wide at center. 92 grams. Excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1292942
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Very beautiful antique English Victorian or Edwardian dainty choker length necklace with natural undyed salmon coral beads and a 9 karat gold mounted matching pendant with a carved coral rose surmounting a coral teardrop. The pendant slides along the strand. Marked 9C on the gold mounting of the pendant...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1940 item #1292914
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From the same estate, a gorgeous pair of green poured glass necklaces with graduated beads simulating Indian moghul emeralds, with early box clasps. 1930s, French. The glass beads are made by Gripoix. Shorter necklace is 15 3/4 inches long and longer necklace is 18 1/2 inches long. Drop for the two is about 2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
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 : 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. 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
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 #1288586
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$175.00
Stunning very big 1970s heavy cast goldtone metal tribal or Etruscan style pendant with poured glass beads simulating jade, on a heavy goldtone long chain with spring ring clasp. The pendant has a textured hammered finish. Great size -- pendant is 5 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide and chain is 30 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1288585
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$95.00
Sumptuous long vintage 1970s glass based faux pearls necklace with stations of marbled opaque turquoise glass wired beads, in a continuous strand. The faux pearls are hand knotted. 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...
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 : Designer : Pre 1950 item #1288550
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$245.00
Gorgeous large signed Joseff brooch in Victorian Celtic style with brilliant openback unfoiled faceted glass stones in bezel settings. Marked JOSEFF. Circa 1940. Joseff jewelry was designed and made for costuming in top Hollywood movies in the 30s through the 60s, and also sold to consumers in exclusive stores such as Nieman Marcus...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1950 item #1288549
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$195.00
Gorgeous vintage 1940s large beaded necklace with marbled dark honey amber Bakelite graduated beads with a matching screw barrel original clasp. It weighs 82 grams. Tests positive for Bakelite with Simichrome. Professionally restrung on matching silk thread for security. Wearable length is 23 3/4 inches. 1 inch wide at largest bead, which is 33mm by 27mm. 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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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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1900 item #1288107
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Beautiful antique Victorian choker length collar necklace made from genuine Whitby jet graduated carved dome shaped oblong beads with a centerpiece in the form of a Maltese cross, with box slide clasp with a jet piece applied to the top. Late 19th century, English. The centerpiece is slightly wider at the bottom and has a textured background surface, and applied faceted jet pieces. The necklace is strung on the original black thread. Guaranteed genuine Whitby jet...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1940 item #1288106
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$195.00
Very beautiful vintage 1930s or 1940s Art Deco long necklace with graduated genuine amethyst faceted beads hand knotted on matching pale lavender thread, with a gold washed sterling silver filigree clasp. Clasp is marked STERLING. The beads have gorgeous slightly variegated color...