This stunning jacket is in the style of Paco Rabanne. Wear it over, say, a long slinky black dress or pants, very dramatic! It is if disk and link construction which makes it easy to wear and move in. Front opening with oval disk closure at the top. Purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, 1967. You will never see another one. Size 8, approximately.
Created by contemporary American designer Patrice,this limited edition set is the very finest in quality, design and detail. Art Nouveau style is evident here in the lovely dragonfly design. The set is made of vintage European glass with brass. The flat 17" chain is plated in 24 carat gold. The pendant is 2" wide, 2 1/8" long and very chunky. Note the beautiful three dimensional pendant backing. The earrings are 1" long by 7/8" wide and also very chunky...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Handiwork : Resin : Contemporary item #186969 (stock #maya27JG)
ABOUT MAYA..... Maya and her mother Veni began the Maya Company in 1985. Simply stated, they produce collectible wearable art be it jewelry or handbags. Their designs have been infused with the richest of materials from around the world like magnificent crystals, semi-precious stones and metallic accents. The man made hand molded resin purses featured in this catalog represent well the beautiful work of Maya...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Handiwork : Resin : Contemporary item #179998 (stock #maya17JFX)
Beautiful embroidered lace pattern, this Maya resin purse is stunning. Smoky topaz and fresh water pearls are added to the richness of the resin body to make a wonderful, truly collectible purse. 9" wide, 4" high, and 1 3/4" front to back. The chain is 44" and can be detached and worn as a belt or a necklace.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #21788 (stock #5228jgx)
For those who enjoy the spotlight, this is the necklace! The prong set rhinestones shimmer like diamonds in every color of the rainbow. The choker part is 14 1/4" long with a 2 1/2" extension, and it is 1 3/4" wide. The fringe itself is 6 1/4" at its longest, and 1" at its shortest.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Handiwork : Resin : Contemporary item #186899 (stock #maya26JD)
This sleek and simple Maya purse is made of resin with a pattern simulating python skin. Maya frequently uses animal or plant textures in her designs and this wonderful purse is a good example of that. Purse and detachable chain are adorned with semi-precious stones as are most all of Maya's resin bags. Antiqued metal resembling copper frame the bag. Measurements are 5" by 5" with a depth front to back of 2 1/2". The chain is 45" end to end.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #10100 (stock #5182L58)
Crystal-clear beautiful quality rhinestones.This dramatic bracelet is 6 3/4" around and 3 5/8" in width. No other jewelry need be worn, this says it all!
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #18761 (stock #Kramer 21E)
Signed Kramer of NY, this stunning necklace and earrings are all prong set. The green stones are a vibrant emerald color, and the clear rhinestones sparkle like diamonds. Great for any special occasion. Necklace is 18 1/2" end to end with the seven strand tassel measuring 2 3/8" long. The clip earrings have five strands and are 2" long.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #74680 (stock #uns5031HX)
Ferociously dramatic cat, this.Composed of real stones and plastic he makes his presence known. Good even if you're not a Leo. Necklace length 23", including clasp. Pendant 3 3/8" wide, 3 1/4" high, approximately. Earrings 1 1/2", approximately.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #454184 (stock #maya71HX)
Maya accents this bracelet with large chunks of tiger eye and obsidian, and a sprinkling of colored rhinestones. The antiqued metal work is ornate, and, if you look closely, you can see that the sides of the metal cuff are covered with metalic fabric in a tapestry pattern. This is truly a piece of art! The bracelet is 6 1/2" around with a 2" opening that makes it adjustable. The center medallion is 2 1/2" high.
These two sterling (vermeil) figurals by Trifari have been dancing since the 1940's and they are still full of energy. Rare to find a pair like this. Male: 1 3/4" tall, 1 3/8" at widest. Female: 1 3/4" tall, 1 1/4" at widest.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #147565 (stock #hask185E)
Haskell's various shaped glass beads in crisp white, red, and blue is great for warm weather dressing. This long rope necklace (54") and the matching wrap bracelet (7" around, 3/4" high) may have been designed in honor of the bicentenial in 1976. Each piece has the Miriam Haskell oval tag attached.
Various shapes of pink and lavendar rhinestones, all prong set, make this an elegant piece of jewelry. Beautiful on a suit or on that little black dress. 2 1/2" by 2 3/4"
Black jewelry has a sophisticated look. This Weiss set is no exception.Glittering black- faceted glass beads compose the leaf brooch and the clip earrings. Brooch 2 1/4" wide and 2 1/2" high. Earrings 3/4" in diameter. Pin and one earring marked Weiss.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #458023 (stock #deLil7L82)
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SOLD in archives
Stunning and of superb quality and design, this amazing set was designed for the House of DeLillo in 1970 by Robert Clark former chief designer for Miriam Haskell. We purchased it directly from Mr. Clark and Mr. DeLillo. It was part of their personal collection. All hand done, the metal work is intricate and elaborate, and the glass stones are deep and rich in color. The gold plating is very heavy. The necklace and bracelet are signed deLillo and the earrings are signed wm deLillo...
Spectacular set designed for Miriam Haskell by Frank Hess. The heavily gold plated work is outstanding with its three dimensional leaf design on the necklace and complimentary flower head design on the earrings. As is typical of Haskell, there are many elements used here: large green glass beads, three different sizes of simulated pearls, and three sizes of clear, prong-set rhinestones. Both the necklace and earrings are thick and very well made...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #680284 (stock #deLil12S)
set SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
set SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
The color combination in this DeLillo set is stunning! The faceted black glass beads are laced with turquoise roundels. The faceted red crystals are open back and the red is firey and gleaming. The red stones are surrounded by turquoise and black stones, all prong set by hand. This set was designed and executed by Robert Clark, chief designer for DeLillo, and former chief designer for Miriam Haskell. This particular set was the proto-type for the limited edition of it that followed...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #416228 (stock #delil2L82Q)
This gorgeous DeLillo set was designed by DeLillo's partner, Robert Clark, head designer for Miriam Haskell until the late 1960's when he joined DeLillo in creating some of the most exclusive and elegant costume jewelry of that time. Many pieces were made to order and all contined only finest materials and were hand crafted. This necklace, bracelet and earrings are of glass and heavy gold plate. We purchased this set from Mr. DeLillo's and Mr. Clark's personal collection...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #653090 (stock #deLil11QE)
DeLillo offers an unbelievably gorgeous necklace! Expert craftsmanship and design. Fourteen gold-plated fused segments with tiny green rhinestones and teardrop shape glass stones, all hand set.Designed for the House of deLillo by Robert Clark, former chief designer for Miriam Haskell, this necklace was Mr. Clark's prototype for the limited edition of it. It came from Mr. deLillo's personal archives...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #462035 (stock #deLil5L82)
Very dramatic and very versitile, this William DeLillo necklace is is a choker, a pendant-necklace, and a brooch (this necessitates prying open the two rings that attach the pendant to the choker) If worn as a pendant-necklace, the pin fastener can be secured to fabric to hold the pendant in place. This ingeneous piece was designed by Robert Clark, former chief designer for Miriam Haskell. This piece was purchased from Mr...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #452192 (stock #deLil4L82)
This magnificent necklace was created for the House of DeLillo by Robert Clark in the early 1970s. Clark, former chief designer for Miriam Haskell, left to form a partnership with DeLillo in the late 1960's. Fantasy Jewels purchased this most unusual necklace from DeLillo/Clark personal collection. The necklace is heavily gold plated and all the hundreds of tiny rhinestones are hand set. The detail work on this amazing piece makes it an artwork and truly a collectors dream. The multiple picture...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #469229 (stock #deLil6L82)
Robert Clark designed this gorgeous set for the House of deLillo in the 1970's. Clark was, prior to his partnership with William deLillo, chief designer for Mariam Haskell. He brought with him to deLillo his superb design ability and craftsmanship. This set uses only the finest materials in both glass beads and heavy gold plate.We purchased this set directly from William deLillo and Robert Clark and was part of their personal collection. The necklace has the flower head clasp used by Clark, and ...
Wonderful Chanel brooch from the 1930's. It is in excellent condition. There are five enamel flowers with leaves (the white one faces sideways), and the center and the perimeter of the bow are studded with clear, sparkling, tiny rhinestones. The metal back is silver color. Chanel in script is on the center back. 3 1/4" wide, 1 3/4" high. Quite chunky.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #409920 (stock #DeLil3L82)
The House of DeLillo produced only the finest in quality and design. The jewelry was made to order for specific customers, many well known in theatrical and political circles. Robert Clark, chief designer for Miriam Haskell, left there to join forces with DeLillo in the late 1960's. This beautiful necklace was part of the DeLillo/Clark personal collection from which we purchased it. It's two level fringe is gold plated and presents an intricate design along with the pearls. It has a flower clasp...
Drop dead gorgeous! Fantastic brilliant rhinestones, all prong set by Vogue. Could not be more dramatic--a real show-stopper! 15" around. Bib is 4 1/2" wide at top, 4" long. Each rhinestone is 1/2" wide, 3/4" long. Marked VOGUE JLRY.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1960 item #468475 (stock #uns5310N)
Dramatic and shimmering in three shades of green, this set deserves a good home. All the stones are prong set and foil backed. The quality of the rhinestones is outstanding. The necklace, bracelet, and one earring are marked "Made in West Germany. The inside edge of the choker is 13 1/2", end to end with a 2 1/2" extension chain. The choker is 1 3/8" wide. The bracelet is 7 1/8" end to end, and 1 3/8" wide. The clip earring are 1" by 1/2".
Stunning necklace and earrings by Ian St. Gielar for Stanley Hagler. Various size and shape of glass beads, red rhinestones and gold plated metal combine to make this fabulous jewelry. Outstanding craftsmanship. Necklace is 20" end to end with a 3 3/4" extension. The center disk is 4" by 3 1/2". The clip earrings are 1 3/4" in diameter. There are two plaques on the back, Stanley Hagler and Ian St. Gielar. The next picture on this page is the matching bracelet.
Stunning set created by contemporary designer Ian St Gielar for Stanley Hagler. This intricate design uses various sizes of glass beads, enamel flowers, multi-colored rhinestones, large cabochons and gold plated metal. The colors that St Gielar uses in this set work to make it truly unique and dramatic. Necklace is 19" end to end with a 3" extension, and links are 1 1/2" in diameter. Center link is 2 1/4" wide and 2 1/8" long. Clip earrings are 1 1/2" by 1 1/8". Necklace has two plaques: Stanle...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #569147 (stock #holly1JGX)
Show stopper. No doubt about it, this necklace will be noticed and admired. Large iridescent faceted crystals compose the two strand necklace, while various shapes, sizes and colors of rhinestones make up the very chunky bow and clasp. The plaque on the back of the bow says "Hollycraft, 1957". Necklace, including bow is 17" with a 4" extension, bow is 3 1/4" by 3 1/4".
Fantastic!The finest in quality and design: the pearls, while false, look absolutely real, and the Venitian glass blue beads glow and shimmer in the light. Purchased in Venice in the 1970's. Clasp is marked PAULY,CVH. The necklace has four strands, the pendant six dangles. The necklace is 31" end to end, the pendant with dangles is 4 1/2", the lovely intricate sphere is 1 1/4" in diameter.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #462461 (stock #Sorr3LE)
Vivid, sparkling royal blue faceted crystals, faceted copper colored triangular crystals, and various sizes and shapes of clear rhinestones comprise this glorious set by designer Robert Sorrell. The set is very chunky and all stones are prong set. Never have I seen more brilliant stones; they all but glow in the dark. This set is a real treasure by very talented designer. His work is sure to become even more valuable and sought after as time goes by. Inside of the necklace measures 15" around. W...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #96763 (stock #uns5269L76)
Outrageous!This chunky necklace is fun and also dramatic. Real sea shells,gold plated faux branch coral, large faceted crystals with small plastic "crystals" that form the choker to which the others are attached (plastic used there to keep the necklace light enough to be comfortable.) A show stopper on any festive occasion. 13" long with a 2" extension, 3 1/2" wide, approximately.
Spectacular by any standard!This Weiss collar-necklace with its matching bracelet and earrings is outstanding, as is the quality of its rhinestones. The necklace is 3 1/2" wide with a 13" inside length, approximately. It has a hook and eye type fastening. The bracelet is 7" long and 5/8" wide. Clip earrings are 1" long and 3/8" wide. The bracelet is the marked piece and it is stamped Weiss on the clasp.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #768937 (stock #sor4L)
Outrageous! Sorrell, always dramatic, is true to form in this feather brooch. The curved black feathers are iridescent, shining a rich blue-green with the slightest movement. The rhinestone quill is all prong set with various sizes of clear rhinestones, and deep rich red square rhinestones. Can be worn as a regular brooch, or, perhaps, placed diagonally on the front of your shoulder,or on a hat. Endless possibilities! 7 1/2" high, 6 3/4" wide, over-all size. Rhinestone quill 3" by 2". "Sorrell O...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #96798 (stock #hask188L76)
Huge, ornate, heavy Haskell. Faux Baroque pearls with various size rhinestones, all prong set. Miriam Haskell oval plaque on back of brooch, earrings stamped Haskell. Brooch is 3" in diameter, 1/2" thick. Clip/screw earrings are 1 1/4" in diameter plus pearl dangle.
the set SOLD
the set SOLD
These hand done lamp-worked beads are probably Indian in origin, and they most likely are old, perhaps quite old. The workmanship is superb. The brass and glass compliment each other and they are enhanced by the jewel-like work on the round and elongated beads on the fringe. Very dramatic when worn. The choker is 13 1/2" around with a 1 3/4" extension, and is 1 5/8" wide. Longest piece of fringe is 5 5/8". The bracelet is 8" around including clasp,1 5/8" wide with 1/2" fringe of b...
In the style of Paco Rabanne who introduced "metal clothing" in the late 1960's, this Italian halter is something you are not likely to see again. Light as a feather for ease of wearing, boldly chic, and great worn under, say, an open velvet jacket, or over a long halter-shaped dress. Purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City in 1967. Fits size eight, approximately.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #31307 (stock #vrba2kcx)
This flower basket brooch by Vrba is spectacular, huge and very three dimensional. Verba, who formerly designed for Miriam Haskell, has outdone himself on this one! Composed of glass beads and shimmering amathyst rhinestones placed in a dark metal setting, this brooch is a show stopper when worn. And, it is a treasure for the collector. An astounding 5" high, 4" wide and (approximately) 1 1/4" deep. Signed Lawrence Vrba on an oval plaque.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #296475 (stock #patr43KDX)
American designer Patrice uses semi-precious stones in her jewelry. In this case olive jade and charoite with brass and vermilion for the pendant and earrings. The necklace itself is composed of freshwater pearls and gold plated chain. Necklace is 17", pendant is 3" by 2 1/2". The clip earrings are 1" square. Note the beautiful butterfly on the back of the pendant.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #468230 (stock #pat48KHX)
The frogs(two)pendant is antique and is from Tibet. The frogs are a symbol of prosperity. the beads are Chinese turquoise and red and yellow jasper combined with sterling silver. Note the lovely design on the reverse side of the pendant. Necklace is 17" end to end. Pendant is 2 1/2" nose to foot, and 1 5/8" side to side.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #772257 (stock #vrba7JGX)
Dramatic and elegant, typical of Vrba's designs. The dangles have black faceted beads and sparkling heart shaped rhinestones. There are thirty three dangles attached to eleven gold colored hearts completing the necklace. A single heart with three dangles compose the clip earrings. Appears heavy and chunky when worn, but is light weight for ease of wearing. Necklace 14" long with a 3" extender. Hearts with attached dangles are 3". Earrings are 3" long and 1 1/4" wide.
set SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
set SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
This trio of carved Bakelite bangles is great worn is stack fashion. The green are translucent, the butterscotch is opaque.Each is 7/8" wide with a 1/4" straight wall.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #184502 (stock #star2KGX )
Hard to find Staret from the 1930's or 40's. This is a graceful pin with every rhinestone glistening brightly. Multi-layered, chunky and heavy, wonderful for any collection. Staret is stamped under the clasp. Can be worn horizontally or vertically. 3 1/2" by 1 5/8". 5/8" deep.
Spectacular Haskell! This silver-tone pendant necklace is Haskell at its best. 16" end to end, it is composed of six chains and dozens and dozens of various size prong set mirror back rhinestones in a floral-leaf three part pendant 2 1/4" wide and 1 1/4" high. Oval signature plaque on the back of the pendant.
Five strands of unusually shaped black and gray-swirl glass beads with gold spacers. Shortest strand is 18 1/2", longest is 22". The 1 3/8" clasp is very ornate with gilt flowers and leaves and black beads and mirror back rhinestones in classic, elegant Haskell fashion. Oval signature on back of clasp.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #286348 (stock #ciner24K)
Beautiful quality and design, this is an elegant set by Ciner. Heavy gold plating and enamel with brilliant prong set rhinestones. Truly a set for the collector. Necklace measures 15" around the inside, links 3/4" wide, bracelet measures 7" around the inside with links 3/4" wide.
Huge, heavy, dramatic Bakelite. This bangle is outstanding. Rootbeer with butterscotch swirls. 1 5/8" wide, 5/8" wall, 2 1/2" inside diameter.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #461086 (stock #kLane28KE)
Outrageous is truly the word for these Kenneth Lane dangle earrings. All stones are prong set. 4 5/8" long from the top of the clip to the bottom of the middle drop. The dangle itself is 2 1/4" by 2 1/4".
This beautiful choker and its fringe is a show-stopper for sure! The 7/8" by 3/8" fringe-ends glow a deep rich red, while the 1/4" round rhinestones glisten. The all prong-set choker is 13 1/4" long with a 4" extension, and is 1" wide. Longest fringe is 4 1/2". Unsigned.
One of Elsa Schiaparelli's most sought after designs, and this set has the original tag! The gorgeous multi-colored rhinestone all but glow in the dark. The necklace is 16 1/2" long with ring links so that it may be worn shorter if desired. The bracelet is 7 1/2" long. The stones in both are 7/8" in diameter, including the setting. the clip earrings are 1 1/4" in diameter including setting. The necklace and bracelet are signed Schiaparelli, the earrings are unsigned.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #297587 (stock #bauer11JH)
Huge and sparkling is what to call this Dorothy Bauer sun brooch. Every rhinestone is prong set by hand. Heavy gold plating and the Bauer oval mark compose the back. The brooch is 5" in diameter.
Flowers, leaves and bows from the 1930's. Luscious square red rhinestones surround pale pink aurora borealis rhinestones. these are accompanied by sterling and enamel. Brooch is 3 1/2" by 3". Hinged clip earrings are 1" in diameter.
Elegant Kenneth J Lane choker. Coral colored cabochons and tiny, tiny rhinestones surrounded by gold plated metal. Oval plaque on the back stamped KJL. 12 3/8" long with a 5" extension, 1 1/8" high.
The beads in this necklace are tiny, interestingly shaped and delicate. Yet the effect of the necklace is dramatic. It can be worn short or long depending upon where the clasp is placed on the extender. Miriam Haskell plaque is on the back and Miriam Haskell stamp is on the flower clasp. Shortest bead strand is 11 1/2", necklace is 27 1/2" end to end.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #140312 (stock #hask191KBX)
Wonderful quality simulated pearls. This Haskell five tier bracelet presents a charming "ruffle" of pearls , strung to be flexible in movement. Gold tone spacers enhance the elegant look. A glamorous conversation piece and a most collectible piece of Miriam Haskell. Metal oval tag marked Miriam Haskell. 7" length, including clasp. Ruffle is 1 1/2" deep approximately.
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SOLD in ARCHIVES
Designed for Haskell by Larry Vrba in 1973. Made of gilded metal with plastic stones imitating jade (or perhaps end of day Bakelite?). Featured in "The Jewels of Miriam Haskell", page 202. Oval metal cartouche is marked Miriam Haskell. Bracelet is 2" high.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #529502 (stock #carn37L86)
Hattie Carnegie uses enamel,faux pearl and gold plate for this most unusual set, huge and dramatic to say the least. Very three dimensional.The brooch may also be worn as a pendant. Brooch is 3" long plus 1" pearl dangles, and is 2 1/4" wide. Earrings are 1" in diameter. The brooch and one ear are signed.
Luscious red Bakelite bangle. Chunky, heavy and nicely carved. 1 5/8" wide, 2 1/2" inside diameter. The Bakelite is old. I think the bracelet may be recently carved.
This stunning hinged bracelet was designed for Stanley Hagler by Ian St. Gielar. The red glass beads, red rhinestones and gold on brass make for a stunning combination. A beautifully crafted piece. Both Hagler and St. Gielar plaques are on the back. Inside circumference is 7 1/2", red floral chunky disk is 5 1/2" by 2 1/4"
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1950 item #466327 (stock #uns5305KE)
Hundreds and hundreds of tiny sparking rhinestones compose this unsigned 1940's brooch. The crystal center stone is a rich blue and is faceted in an unusual way that gives it maximum glitter. Wearing this brooch means letting it take center stage without any other jewelry for competition! Brooch is 4 1/4" in diameter and has a smooth silver-colored metal back.