All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #1022039
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Huge statement size Bakelite bangle in yellow (originally probably a cream color and now oxidized and aged) with a Maltese cross in goldtone metal with green Gripoix glass cabochons and small colorless strass stones. Stones are prong set. The cross is attached to the bracelet with rivets. Tests positive for Bakelite. Examples of this piece are generally considered to be early unsigned Chanels. Circa 1950...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1960 item #1022038
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Stunning statement size bangle in shiny black celluloid with dark cream celluloid applied dimensional flowers with black celluloid centers. Circa 1950. 2 5/16 inches wide, 5/8 inch deep, and 2 9/16 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is lifesize.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1950 item #1022035
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Stunning rare true black Bakelite clamper with a carved bow in the center, accented with engraved brass decoration. Tests positive for Bakelite and true black in that it has not oxidized to black from another color. Circa 1940. Guaranteed vintage and original. 1 1/4 inches wide at center, 6 3/8 inches inside circumference and inside diameters are 2 7/16 and 1 3/4 inches. Excellent condition. Spring is tight. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is lifesize.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #1022032
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Fabulous and unusual apple juice Bakelite bangle with applied chrome plated metal decoration, and inset brilliant colorless strass stones. This piece is French, circa 1930. Tests positive for Bakelite. Guaranteed vintage and original. 7/8 inch wide, 3/4 inch thick, and 2 1/2 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is lifesize.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #985409
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Simply stunning and very dimensional collar or bib necklace in colorless Lucite strung on monofilament. With a metal hook and extender chain of metal wired Lucite beads. Circa 1970, in the style of Coppola e Toppo. Possibly Italian. Small beads alternating with large beads are strung in raised arches. Very large faceted drops alternate with large bead drops. The design is very complex and dimensional and the photos do not do justice.

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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #978699
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Stunning dramatic Kenneth J. Lane long drop clip earrings perfect for resort and summer. Circa 1965. Made from raffia paillettes (sequins) sewn in fish scale patterns and with tiny white glass beads and larger wooden beads sewn around the outlines. Marked K.J.L. on the clip backs. From a Philadelphia estate. Great size -- 3 1/2 inches long and 2 3/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. One earring has had some slight reinforcing of threads at the top back for security...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #978692
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French long rope necklace with goldtone chain and glass beads in fabulous modern shapes. 1960s. The beads include a large saucer shaped vermilion bead, and oblong and round beads in pink, pale green, pale blue, opaque cream, and white, as well as faux baroque pearls. Colors are brighter than photos depict. Spring ring clasp. Long enough to wrap three tiers. Wearable length is 52 inches. The largest bead (vermilion) is 3/4 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is lifesize...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1900 item #975694 (stock #01708)
A mid-Victorian 2-1/4 x 1-7/8" reverse painted Essex crystal brooch c1850s-60s. This pin features a rolled gold plated setting with the original long c-clasp and pin. The reverse carved and hand painted flowers have silver paint (with some oxidation on a few of the flowers) and the crystal is bevelled...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1930 item #969898 (stock #01699)
A vintage Art Deco 2-5/8 x 1-1/8" sapphire crystal and white rhinestone brooch c1920. This pin has white metal mounts and a safety catch; it is unsigned and it is in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than some minor yellowing to some of the stones. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #961403
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Fabulous necklace in silvertone metal with brilliant prong set stones in pale lemon, set in large oblong elements, and with openback colorless and sherry color stones designed as acorn form elements. 1960s...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #961399
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Amazing very big collar necklace in silvertone metal with huge brilliant glass stones in fuschia, cobalt blue, topaz, and opaque black. Slide clasp. 1960s or 1970s. This piece looks like a hand made one off runway piece. All the stones are round except one oval topaz stone on the lower left side. The stones are much more brilliant than the photos depict. This piece would be fabulous worn over a black sweater or T shirt. 17 inches wearable length and 2 1/4 inches wide in the center. Exc...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #961398
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Glam statement size vintage clip back earrings by Kenneth J. Lane. Circa 1965. In red Lucite with brilliant colorless rhinestones, all set in dark goldtone metal. Marked K.J.L. on the backs. 3 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #955647 (stock #0951)
These vintage earrings have a diameter of 1". They are baby blue and copper / brown enamel on brass. The enamel work is excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #955519 (stock #0949)
This brooch / pin features set or "embedded" polished turquoise stones of different shapes and sizes with genuine pearl eyes. They are set in goldtone. It measures 2 3/4" x 1 1/4". It is in excellent condition. I believe it is c. 1990's
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #951325
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Fabulous and modern looking wear-everywhere YSL necklace of very large graduated goldtone beads strung on a goldtone metal chain, with three wheel shaped center elements with large glass cabochons in violet, cobalt blue, fuschia, and opaque pink. 1970s. Marked YSL on attached metal hang tag. With hook clasp. Perfectly on trend with the glam, edgy look of the metals, chains, and studs which are all over the runways and fashion magazines. 21 inches wearable length and 1 3/8 inches wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #951317
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Glam long bib necklace in goldtone metal with very large poured glass beads with an iridescent silvery finish. Circa 1965. Large cast metal elements have Etruscan revival applied beading and wirework and are suspended from groups of metal chains. Spring ring clasp. Perfectly on trend with the glam, edgy look of the metals, chains, and studs which are all over the runways and fashion magazines. Wearable length is 19 inches. Drop is 7 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide. Excellent conditi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #951305
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Fabulous big drop necklace in goldtone metal with pale pink seamless Lucite beads and cabochons simulating angelskin coral, with bamboo form mountings, and filigree beads. 1970s, marked LES BERNARD. Screw barrel clasp. The pink beads and the pink cabochons are slightly different colors.26 inches wearable length and 3/4 inch wide at sides. Drop is 4 3/4 inches long and 1 5/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Necklace form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #951303
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Fabulous statement making vintage 1970s necklace with a heavy wide openwork snake chain, a huge Bakelite pendant simulating jade with an engraved goldtone coiled element, and glass faux coral and turquoise cabochon stones. The large stone is set in dogtooth prongs. The chain has an engraved end cap. Marked ALICE CAVINESS. The necklace hooks at the pendant to close. Weighty and substantial and drapes beautifully. I am selling the matching drop earrings in a separate listing. Excellent...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #951298
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Long signed Cadoro necklace in goldtone metal with a pendant drop in the form of a Maltese cross with engraving, in the Byzantine style popularized by Chanel. Also with yellow Bakelite beads, engraved metal beads, and very large poured glass beads. Marked CADORO on an attached metal tag. Late 1960s or early 1970s. Spring ring clasp. The rings connecting the pendant and the clasp are silvertone. 23 1/2 inches wearable length and 5/8 inch wide at sides. The pendant drop is 6 1/2 inches l...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #951295
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Very glam vintage clip earrings in heavy cast slightly matte goldtone metal, with rope form twists at the top, and metal chains surmounted by a moghul style umbrella shaped ornate cap. Marked SCHIAPARELLI and also marked PAT. 156452. This is probably a design patent number. Circa 1960. Great size -- 3 1/4 inches long and 1 inch wide at top. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #949557
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Fabulous and wide YSL sculpted bangle in Lucite simulating carved ivory. Marked YSL on a tiny goldtone plaque. Late 1970s or early 1980s. Great size -- 1 7/8 inches wide, 2 5/8 inches inside diameter, and 3/8 inch thick. Excellent condition. There are two tiny spots on the plastic only visible in enlarged photo. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #949549
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Amazing vintage bracelet made of dozens of different nuts and seeds wired to a heavy goldtone chain, with matching detailed goldtone leaves. The foldover clasp is marked NAPIER. Circa 1960. One large seed has ALOHA carved into it. A fabulous statement piece. 3 inches wide and 2 inches thick. 7 1/2 inches wearable length. This will fit an average 6 inch wrist fairly snugly because it is so thick. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #949536
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Chic vintage 1970s or 1980s Hermes signed black leather belt on signed goldtone buckle. The buckle hooks into two holes in the belt. The belt loops through two bars on the buckle and has a thin matching leather "keeper." The buckle is marked HERMES with an additional mark. The belt is marked HERMES, PARIS, and MADE IN FRANCE and also stamped with number 70 and letters T (in a circle) and M and L. Guaranteed authentic. The buckle is 2 1/4 inches wide and 1 3/8 inches long. The wearab...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #948684
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Super modern wear everywhere signed pendant necklace in polished green and matte black Lucite, with goldtone metal and a goldtone snake chain. Marked LANVIN PARIS. The pendant/top element slide along the snake chain. Spring ring clasp. Late 1960s or early 1970s. With the recent resurgence of the house of Lanvin, vintage 1960s and 1970s Lanvin jewelry is hotter than ever. 19 inches wearable length. The pendant is 3 1/2 inches long and 2 3/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. The slight wear t...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #948656
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Fabulous and rare huge Schreiner piece which can be used as a hair barrette or a clip/pendant (try it as a pendant asymmetrically on one side of a multistrand beaded or rhinestone strand necklace). Circa 1970. Made in silvertone metal with colorless openback and unfoiled cabochon and faceted stones as well as small backed stones. The two strands are flexible. Key Schreiner construction elements include: inverted faceted stones (set upside down); crimped back settings on stones, dogtooth...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #948654
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Fabulous faux lariat glass beaded necklace and matching screw back drop earrings with a great modern look. By the French maker Louis Rousselet. The screw back of one earring is marked MADE IN FRANCE (difficult to photograph). Necklace and earrings have amazing slightly translucent pale aqua glass beads with slight marbling and tiny black specks, white baroque glass based faux pearls, brilliant rhinestone rondelles, and a large constructed metal drop set with rhinestones on each end of ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #948650
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Stunning articulated collar necklace in goldtone metal scale shaped elements which have a tiny cross hatched textured pattern, and small slightly smoke colored rhinestones. With a slide clasp. Circa 1960 or 1970. Substantial and weighty but flexible and drapes nicely. Perfectly on trend with the glam, edgy look of the metals, chains, and studs which are all over the runways and fashion magazines. 2 inches wide and 15 1/4 inches inside circumference. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #948634
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Lovely necklace of woven multi colored silk in red, blue, and green, with two very large knotted silk beads which slide along the strand. Also with a knotted button and loop close, and a long tassel in the center. Circa 1970 or 1980. Possibly an unsigned Yves Saint Laurent. From the same estate as the YSL black silk tasseled necklace I am listing. Wearable length is 22 inches. 1 inch wide at the silk beads. The tassels are 5 1/2 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to sho...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #948632
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Fabulous statement drop clip earrings with red silk rosettes and black silk bows surmounting huge brilliant colorless cut lead crystal stones, all mounted in silvertone metal. Circa 1980, unsigned, probably by Yves Saint Laurent or Valentino. From the same estate as several of the other French signed pieces I am listing. 2 3/4 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1960 item #948380 (stock #0942)
This is a beautiful brooch. It has several pink flowers, each with a central rhinestone. The flowers are all enamelled metal. The leaves are green enamel on a goldtone branch. The brooch measures 3" x 2" x 3/4". It's in excellent condition, circa 1950's. FREE US STANDARD S/H
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #947255 (stock #KJL33N)
Large and glamorous, the color combination of rich purple and deep blue cabochons accentuated by tiny pearls makes for a stunning necklace. The unusual shape of the bib provides a prominent and dramatic display when worn. The bottom of the bib is 12" across, 3 1/2" high. The necklace is approximately 16" end to end. The oval name plate is stamped KJL.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #946455
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Stunning vintage necklace in YSL's signature bohemian chic style, with seamless black Lucite beads, goldtone metal beads and drops, and black silk tassels, all strung on a fine metal chain in typical French construction. Circa 1970 or 1980. Marked YSL on the attached hang tag. Wearable length is 16 1/2 inches and it drops 3 1/2 inches in the center. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Necklace form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1980 item #946453
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Glam vintage pendant necklace in black Lucite with brilliant strass stones. Circa 1970. The large pendant is suspended from a chain made from circular links and oblong pieces. Possibly European. 21 inches wearable length by 5/8 inch wide. The pendant is 2 7/8 inches long with bale by 2 3/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Necklace form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1980 item #946443
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Animal prints are a top trend and this fabulous piece makes a super statement. Vintage, circa 1970. This feels like Lucite with a lacquered overlay finish forming the zebra pattern on the outside and also on the inside. 1 1/8 inches wide, 1/4 inch thick, and 2 5/8 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #946400
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Stunning studio pendant in bronze or brass set with a pink stone which looks like a rhodochrosite. Circa 1970. This would be great on a ribbon as shown or on a neckring. Great size -- 4 1/8 inches long and 2 1/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Necklace form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1900 item #890611 (stock #gal-127)
This is an antique 9K yellow gold filled scale link pocket watch chain; 19th century, English; Measures 24 1/2 in length. Condition is very good with minor wear to plate.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1940 item #887864 (stock #gal-125)
Exquistely designed vintage Japanese Damascene butterfly drop necklace, each link beautifully detailed with flowers and birds in 24K gold, circa 1910, marked on clasp K24. Measurement: 20"Long, Butterfly Pendant-2 1/2'L X 1 1/2" W; Condition is excellent vintage, light wear on back.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1980 item #883856 (stock #0925)
This brooch/pin is made and signed by renown, French, Jewish sculptor Jacques Lipchitz. It is his interpretation of an Olive Tree. Artist-designed, this golden brooch is one of a small series of gifts given to purchasers of Israeli bonds in the 1960's-1970's. It measures 2" x 2". The back is signed (incised) Lipchitz in script. This piece is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1940 item #853554 (stock #gaf-209)
Vintage gold-filled double-sided hinged Photo Locket made by the American Company Hamilton and Hamilton Jr, Providence, RI, circa 1935, featuring a curved surface engraved with script monogram EHJ, original double-sided celluloid covers, hallmarked H&H with a star, reverse side horizontally engraved PAUL. Size: 1 1/2"long x 1" wide. Condition is very good with minor plate wear, small indentation on back.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #839899
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Stunning and very weighty and substantial bib necklace with huge colorless stones in heavy thick cast goldtone openback metal settings with ornate decoration and crown form prongs. The small drops are set with dog tooth prongs. With goldtone metal extender chain. The construction and stones suggest this is a French piece. Circa 1950 or 1960. 16 1/2 inches wearable length and drops 2 1/8 inches in the center. The largest stone is 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. One stone is dar...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #838768
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Amazing matched pair of statement size bracelets in silvertone metal with very large brilliant stones in fuschia and a green which has an edge of teal. Circa 1975. The stones are openbacked. Not marked but very substantial and weighty and with the look of French construction and style. The colors are a classic French combination. The colors are warmer and brighter and the stones are more brilliant than the photos depict. Slide clasps. Each is 2 1/4 inches wide and 7 inches long c...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #838755
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Fabulous weighty and substantial pendant in silvertone metal with brilliant green stones in a variety of shapes. Double sided, and both sides are identical, making it very dimensional. Circa 1970. Many Schreiner pieces were made for designers such as Christian Dior, Norman Norell, Pauline Trigere, and others, and were unsigned because they were made to be shown or sold as accessories to the designer's couture clothing collection. Signed Schreiner pieces were made to be sold indivi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #837300
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Stunning unsigned Schreiner necklace with detachable large brooch. The signed brooch only version of this piece is more common. In dark silvertone metal with huge marbled mauve pink glass stones, and huge pale violet blue molded glass leaf form stones. Many Schreiner pieces were made for designers such as Christian Dior, Norman Norell, Pauline Trigere, and others, and were unsigned because they were made to be shown or sold as accessories to the designer's couture clothing collecti...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #837287
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Unsigned but most definitely by Schreiner, this fabulous set has a very large and dimensional pendant suspended from a goldtone metal braided chain. The pendant has a huge marbled blue glass stone surrounded by layers of pale green glass cabochons, and pale blue and raspberry glass faceted stones. The pendant has a drop with matching stones and a matching raspberry poured glass bead. The clip earrings have matching stones and beads. Many Schreiner pieces were made for designers s...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #837285
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Possibly made for Dior, this lovely necklace with matching clip earrings has the distinctive S shaped hook which was frequently used on Dior necklaces. One earring is marked FRANCE. Circa 1960. In goldtone metal with large glass based faux pearls, opaque topaz stones, and chain tassels. In a longer length which is currently very fashionable. The necklace has a wearable length of 22 inches. The center drops 3 1/2 inches and is 3 inches wide. The earrings are 1/2 inch in diameter. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #837277
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Beautiful French rope necklace in the style of Chanel; possibly an early unsigned Chanel. Circa 1960. With large Gripoix poured glass beads, glass based faux pearls, rhinestone rondelles, and distinctive fluted goldtone metal beads which I have had on two other confirmed French pieces. The chain elements are also French. The green beads are 17 mm long, the red beads are 21 mm long, and the blue beads and pearls are 10 mm in diameter. 44 inches long and 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #837276
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Stunning matched pair of spring hinged cuffs in celluloid or other plastic, with heavy thick applied silvertone cast metal elements with oblong curved green Lucite stones, and tiny pave colorless rhinestones. Circa 1950. From the estate of a New York socialite who had a huge quantity of Chanel and other French jewelry, as well as American designer jewelry. They are weighty and substantial. The decorative elements are mounted on the bracelets with pins inserted into drilled holes.The...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #833949
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Stunning bib necklace in luscious aqua turquoise and green round glass and poured glass melon shaped beads, with gilt metal findings. The slide clasp is set with matching cabochon stones. Marked CHR. DIOR GERMANY and dated 1965. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. The two rows of beads are connected by twisted wire rods which are meant to allow the top row to stand up slightly as shown. The transparent melon shaped beads are fabulously shaded from aqua to green. Su...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #833947
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A fabulous example of French glass artistry, these clip earrings have large iridescent finish leaf form green poured glass stones and flower form opaline glass stones prong set in silvertone metal. Marked FRANCE. Circa 1970 or 1980. Super wearable for day or evening. Nice size -- 2 1/8 inches long and 7/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #833941
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Stunning vintage three strand necklace with large coral glass lampworked beads simulating coral, and green poured glass beads with white accents simulating carved jade. Also with ornate gilt metal filigree findings and large beads, and fine metal links. With a hook clasp with a flower. The glass beads and the filigree elements are characteristically French. Circa 1960. Wearable length is 19 1/2 inches. The center drops about 3 inches. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show de...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #828534
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Beautiful modernist signed Yves Saint Laurent beaded bib necklace with a large goldtone metal center element with a hammered texture, and very large cabochon glass stones simulating banded agate and garnets. With marbled Lucite beads simulating carved carnelian. Constructed in classic French couture fashion, with the beads strung on fine goldtone metal chains, allowing the strands to drape gracefully and flexibly. With YSL hangtag at the hook clasp and also marked YSL on the back...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #825729
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Amazing and very big signed YSL clip earrings in heavy solid goldtone metal with red resin stones and purple glass based faux pearl drops. 1970s or 1980s. Marked YSL. The sculpted form has the look of a Goossens design. Fabulous and super wearable for day or night. Perfectly of the moment; statement jewelry is the "it" accessory of the season. 2 7/8 inches long and 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #825727
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Beautiful statement size vintage signed YSL articulated bracelet in heavy goldtone metal enameled in opaque black and translucent red. Marked YSL. Circa 1975. The metal elements are attached with very fine metal springs which allow it to stretch and flex slightly. With a slide clasp. A stunning piece and super wearable for day or night. Perfectly of the moment; statement jewelry is the "it" accessory of the season. Wearable length is 8 1/4 inches. Just under 2 inches wide. Exce...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #823304
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Huge vintage statement size signed Kenneth Lane clip earrings in goldtone metal with brilliant colorless rhinestones. 1960s. Marked K.J.L. on the backs of the clips. From the estate of a New York socialite. Great size -- 4 1/8 inches long and 1 5/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #823303
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1960s French necklace of black glass beads, and black and clear Lucite oblong drops, with goldtone metal findings. From the atelier runway collection of Madame Gres. Not marked but well documented. Germaine Emilie Krebs (1903-1993), known as Alix Barton and later as Madame Gres, launched her design house in Paris in 1942. She produced haute couture designs for many fashionable women, including Greta Garbo and Jacqueline Kennedy. She was the subject of a recent exhibition (and compan...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #823298
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Fabulous matched pair of statement size oval bangles in a pale golden slightly matte textured finish resin, with very big brilliant colorless Swarovski stones. Circa 1975. Probably by a European designer. From the estate of a New York socialite. Perfectly on trend; statement jewelry is the "it" accessory this season. Each is 1 1/2 inches wide, 3/8 inch thick, and inside diameters are 2 3/4 inches and 2 5/16 inches. Inside circumferences are 7 1/4 inches. Excellent condition. Photo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #819584
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Fabulously drapable, flexible and wearable necklace by the Italian brother and sister team of Lyda Coppola Toppo and Bruno Coppola. They worked for many French and Italian designers, including Jacques Fath, Robert Piguet, Emilio Pucci, and Valentino. This piece is circa 1970. Aqua faceted glass beads are connected with fine filament, and bordered with rows of glass based baroque faux pearls, and draped with festoons of metal chains in a rose goldtone color. Hook clasp with extende...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #819581
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Amazing shoulder sweeping clip earrings made from glittering purple glass faceted beads with an iridescent finish, probably Swarovski, and with brilliant matching large purple rhinestones at the tops, in dark coppery gunmetal japanned settings. Most likely Italian, circa 1965 or 1975, in the style of Coppola e Toppo. Possibly unsigned Coppola e Toppo, with their distinctive style of weaving glass beads with fine filament. The color is warmer than the photos show. Photos are not capturin...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #819576
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Fabulous heavy French necklace, circa 1960, with amazing blue and black foiled baroque shaped beads, opaque faceted black beads, and glittering faceted blue transparent beads, all connected with metal wires. All beads are glass. There are six tiers with draped festoons. The beads are arranged in a slightly asymmetrical pattern. The clasp is marked MADE IN FRANCE. The metal is brass with a silvertone finish. The blue faceted beads are probably Swarovski. A stunning piece and perfe...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #818308
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In the signature Chanel colors of red and green, and marked MADE IN FRANCE on the screw barrel clasp, this fabulous necklace is probably by Chanel. Circa 1940, in moghul style, with aged brass chains, large and small glass based faux pearls, red glass beads, and huge teardrop shaped green glass beads. 15 3/4 inches wearable length. The sides are 1 1/8 inches wide. The drop is 4 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.