Not for the timid. This is a show stopper and meant to attract attention. Handsomely made of plastic so it is not overly heavy to wear. The two colors mixed with gold spacers is a beautiful combination. 17" end to end, fringe is 3 1/4" long.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1990 item #94189 (stock #butwil3HX)
Very dramatic mask by British designers Butler and Wilson. Pave rhinestones with richly brilliant pear and square red rhinestones. B&W plaque on the rhodium back. 2 1/2" high, 2 3/8" wide.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #415297 (stock #bauer17)
What a fun pin! Dorothy Bauer has a great sense of humor which is expressed in many of her charming creations. This brooch is very three dimensional. The ball of rhinestone "ice cream" is 3/4" from front to back and forms one half of a sphere. The brooch is 3" long and 1 1/2" wide. Great piece for the summer season!
Thelma Deutsch's little guy is up to all kinds of monkeyshines! You can see it in his beautiful great big eyes. Frankly, he is adorable. Silver-colored metal, very three dimensional. Thelma Deutsch signature on the back. He is 1 3/4" wide and 2 1/4" tall.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Contemporary item #454158 (stock #uns5304FX)
These real pearls in an unsigned necklace have personality. Their oval shape picks up much light and gives back a velvet-like glisten. It is a fun necklace, and its real! Pearls are 7 1/2mm by 9mm, approximately. The necklace is approximately 18" long.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1950 item #349428 (stock #uns5302D)
Gold plate with elegant faceted glass amethysts. Bezel set. Sparkling clear rhinestones. 6 1/8" inside circumference, band is 7/8" wide, front mounting 1 3/4" high by 3" wide.
SOLD, in archives
SOLD, in archives
Glass cabochons in simulated ruby, onyx and lapis. Links are strung on metal chain. Very smart when worn. The roundedness of the collar makes dark edges in this picture that do not exist on the collar. 14" inside circumference, 1 1/2" at its widest.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1990 item #192628 (stock #laRitz1DX)
Lunch at the Ritz presents their version of the Man in the Moon.The attached card dates these earrings 1989. Since Lunch at the Ritz creates limited editions of their jewelry, by now these are a true collector's item. Made for pierced ears, gold plated with small crystals and enamel. 4 1/2" long, 1 5/8" wide.
These regal brooches are gold plated and enameled, and are accented by tiny red beads. They are probably pre the second world war and are stamped Germany. Large figure 2 3/4" by 2". Small 2" by 1 1/2".
Five strand glass beads and crystals with that distinct Miriam Haskell look. Necklace strands: longest 16 1/2", shortest 13", with a 3" extension provided. Oval plaque marked Miriam Haskell on necklace. Clip earrings are 1" in diameter and are stamped Miriam Haskell.
Vendome choker and earrings with two colors of faceted blue crystals and with pronged clear rhinestone balls - beautiful sparkle. Necklace opens to 16" and earrings are 2 1/2" long. Ca 1960s
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #94196 (stock #pav2GX)
Contemporary French designer Pavone has created this charming piece to make you smile. He is made of galalith (an early plastic first used around the beginning of the last century. It is a protein derived from skim milk.) and presents a very contemporary design. The yellow "flowers" are small spheres. 3 1/2" high, 2" at widest, 1/4" thick. Signed Pavone on the back. White highlights do not exist on the piece, they are reflections the light used to take his picture.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #352929 (stock #bauer15G)
Outrageous! To start with this Bauer bird is 6" long, has "tail feathers" dangling freely to pick up any movement, and is very three dimensional. The Austrian crystal stones are all prong set and range from irridescent green, to white, pink and gold. This parrot does everything but talk! The oval Bauer cartouche is on the back. He comes with a collectors' record and description.
Stunning Kenneth J Lane hinged bracelet in twisted rope design. Both gold plating and pave rhinestones sparkle. 1" wide, 2 1/4" inside diameter.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #646870 (stock #hask142L59)
Handsome Miriam Haskell bracelet was probably created to honor the Egyptian Antiquities Show held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in the 1970's. The bracelet is adjustable thus fitting many wrist sizes (see attachment pictures). The mesh chain is 9" long. The elegant three dimensional pharoah-head clasp measures 1 1/2" by 1 1/4". Haskell's oval cartouche is on the clasp.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #502335 (stock #Dior8L86)
SOLD, in archives
SOLD, in archives
Elegant in its simplicity, this Dior brooch is composed of shiny black enamel, gold plate and sparkling clear rhinestones. Note how handsomely the rhinestones are set. The brooch is 2 1/2" long and 7/8" at its widest, It is signed on the back Chr. Dior.
Beautifully and deeply carved Bakelite, this set was once a lighter melon color as the back of each piece demonstrates. The stiffened fabric belt (37") and can be used or easily replaced by another belt of choice. Buckle is 2 3/4" wide, 2 1/8" high. Pair of dress clips 1" wide, 1 3/4" high.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 2000 item #187053 (stock #laritz2DX)
The fun of Lunch at the Ritz jewelry! These earring will spice up the holidays. Light weight with gold plate, enamel and small crystals. For pierced ears. Lunch at the Ritz puts their jewelry on tri-folding cards which tells about them and dates each piece of jewelry. These particular earrings date from their 1990 collection and as such are "old timers" and very collectible! 3 5/8" long,1 1/4" wide approximately.
Iridescent red, green, and blue enamel, pewter-like metal and clear rhinestones make up this lovely creature. Dark gray painted backing, heavy and with green rhinestone eyes. Hard to tell age on this piece, but I think newer than older, 1980-1990"s perhaps. 3" by 2 7/8".
Cute little dog. This Bakelite brooch is carved (the white lines are light reflection and do not exist on the piece), painted, and with a painted glass eye. He is 1 3/4" from nose to tail and 1 3/8" ear to paw.
Faceted glass beads and tiny mirrorback rhinestones form this necklace by Eugene. The pendant presents a glass bead flower head thatis surrrounded by gilt leaves. It is so chunky that the picture shows shadows where none exist. Please note the beautiful backing with the Eugene plaque. The whole of the necklace is very much in the Haskell style. Inside length 17". Pendant 2 5/8" by 2".
Kenneth J Lane offers elegant earrings for that special occasion. They are clip earrings, 3 3/4" long and all rhinestones are prong set.
Heavily gold plated, this Trifari fur clip has the crown mark over the stamp of Trifari.An old Trifari piece probably from the 1930's. Note the safety clasp on one of the prongs. Pave rhinestones with large multi-colored crystals. 3" by 1 1/2".
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #190133 (stock #bauer6EX)
Enormous and elegant is this Dorothy Bauer creation. The delicate body is like an elongated spool of antiqued wire. The shimmering wings are aurora borealis pronged rhinestones. A wonderful unique piece to add to (or start) a collection. 5" by 5".
Very three dimensional and heavy. Beautifully made by Vendome in the 1960's.The quality of the stones make them appear to be real gemstones. Trunk to tail 2 1/8", rider's plume to elephant's foot 2 1/8".
Hattie Carnegie presents coppery autumn colors in this chunky set. Glass beads, sequin shaped aurora borealis beads, copper colored stones and metal flowers with a taupe faux Baroque pearl dangle. Lovely Haskell-like filigree back. Brooch would also be lovely worn as a pendant if a pendant ring were added (simple, see a jeweler). Brooch is 3 1/4" total length, body of brooch is 1 3/4" in diameter, 3/4" deep. Clip earrings are 1 3/8" in diameter, 3/4" deep.
Amathyst glass open-back stones with gold plated flowers form this clip. Very elegant. Can be worn in many ways: plunging neckline, hat, belt, pocket, purse. Ornate single clip attachment.3" wide, 2" high, 5/8" thick.
Very three dimensional, this prong-set brooch is elegant. By using "hot pink" with clear rhinestones, a favorite color in the 1950's-60's, the age of this Dior brooch is revealed. Plaque says Christian Dior, 1961. 2 1/2" high, 2 1/2" wide, 3/4" deep.
Vendome elegance. Turquoise glass beads and heavy gold plate. Vendome plaque on the back of pendant. 23 3/4" end to end, pendant 3 1/4" wide,2 1/2" long. Longest dangle 2 1/2".
Glass cabochon and beads with gilt. Haskell is stamped on the shank of the screw-clip. Total length is 1 3/4, dangle is 1 1/8 long and 1" wide.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #416966 (stock #bauer16EX)
Wonderful Dorothy Bauer brooch! This little turtle has personality!. Beautiful prong set blue and green rhinestones making a charming design on the turtle's back. The brooch is very three dimenional being 1 1/8" thick from top of shell down. He is 2 3/4" nose to tail and 1 1/2" flipper to flipper.
Ornate oval disk with six 1/2" round dangles to add more "dangle ability". This is impressive since these huge earrings measure 3" from the top of the clip to the bottom of the dangles. The width of the oval is 1 3/4".
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #187420 (stock #BAUER10E)
The prong set rhinestones that create this Dorothy Bauer brooch are brilliant! The basket handle swivels and can be used as a prop to display the basket as part of a collection. The basket is rounded and the brooch is chunky. 2 1/2" by 2", 3/8" front to back.
Deep, deep saphire blue emerald-cut glass stone in a handsome setting. Goldtone with a three strand goldtone chains necklace. Any jewelry by Adele Simpson is rare, and sometimes made for Simpson by Schreiner as this piece may have been. Pendant is 1 1/4" by 1" and is 3/4" deep. Full length of chains and clasp is 14 1/2".
Lovely black and clear crystal faceted beads and an ornate clasp are presented by Givenchy. The cartouche on the back of the clasp is dated 1980 and is signed Givenchy. 36" approximately end to end including clasp.
Beautiful quality and design in this Ben Amun necklace. Bronze color metal. The amber colored glass cabochons are translucent, the other colors are opaque. The age of this is unknown;it is probably early to mid twentieth century. It is signed Ben Amun in several places. The necklace is 19 1/2" end to end with an additional extension of 2". The pendant is 3 1/2" long, including the drop and it is 2" wide.