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.
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"
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.
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 : 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.
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 : 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 : 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 : 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.
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...
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.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #154922 (stock #bauer2BX)
This little critter is out for lunch. Adorable little bug, great for a hat, a collar, or perhaps a pocketbook.Created by Dorothy Bauer whose creative designs are always charming and very collectible. The pin is 1 3/8" long to the tip of her antenna, and 7/8" side to side. The Bauer metal plaque is on the underside, and a description card with a collector's record is included.
Luscious, shiny pear fruit with pale green enamel, gold leaf and tiny pave rhinestones. An adorable, wearable pin by wonderful HAR, from the 1950's. 1" wide 2" high, 5/8" deep.
Gold plated heraldic brooch that can also be worn as a pendant. Very ornate. Unusually shaped stones have simulated matrix of black and copper on gray. Back is as ornate as the front. 2 3/4" high, 2 1/2" wide.
Mandle made lovely pins representing stringed instruments, most similar in the size and the use of materials. This charmer is gold plated and uses mother of pearl, beads and rhinestones. 2 3/4" by 1 5/8". Mandle's oval signature plate is on the back.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 2000 item #44713 (stock #uns5251L72)
Sassy. Enamel, gold plate and rhinestones, this cute critter will steal your heart. Contemporary and well made, very three dimensional. 2 1/4" tall, 1 3/4" wide.
Reminiscent of "Tweety Bird", this little HAR enameled bird is sassy and classy. 1 3/8" high, 1 1/4" wide.
Elegant elephant.Great detail for such a tiny little guy.Plum, cream and lavendar enamel with gold plate. Marked Boucher with the #0577p.
This sassy snake brooch and his buddy earrings attempt to look ferocious, but they wouldn't scare anyone. These are well crafted pieces in gold tone with white and red enamel and glinting red rhinestone eyes. Brooch is 1 3/4" by 1 1/2". Dangle clip earrings 1 1/2" from top of clip to bottom of dangle, and 3/4" across.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #500173 (stock #schia28CX)
Elegant, sparkling Schiaparelli "watermelon" clip earrings. They shine in every color in the rainbow. Sophisticated in their squared off design, the faceted glass stone is surrounded by gold plated metal in a twisted rope design. Earrings are 7/8" square. The clips are signed Schiaparelli.
These pretty faux Baroque pearls are surrounded by a gilt setting. The whole of it couldn't be anything but Haskell and the oval plaque on the back confirms it.The pin is 1 3/4" in diameter.
Beautifully made brooch with charm to boot. Enamel with faux pearls on gold plated metal. Trifari plaque on the back. 2 7/8" long, 1 5/8" wide.
The beautiful design and craftsmanshiip typical of Castlecliff is evident in this gold plated brooch. The flowerheads are glass cabochons in transparent and opaque red and pink glass. Very three dimensional. 2 5/8" high, 2 1/4" wide and 7/8" thick.
Beautiful transparent green glass dangles with fussy faux pearls and rhinestones attached. These Vogue earrings would be great for the holidays! 2 3/8" total length, dangle is 1/2" in diameter.
Tiny glass beads cover most of this curled Haskell gilt feather. Delicate. Miriam Haskell oval plaque on the back. 2 1/8" long, 1 1/2" wide.
Delightfully devilish dragon by Schrager. This imp would scare no one and does have the power to charm. Gold plated with fire red rhinestone eyes, turquoise colored beads on his spine and a large sprawling fin with pave rhinestones. Very three dimensional with multi-layers. Oval signed plaque on the back. 2 3/8" wide, 2 1/8" high.
Robert's lovely work in this delicate pin. All tiny wired pearls and prong set rhinestones. Very three dimensional and very Haskell-like. Double filigree gilt backing with the Robert plaque. 1 7/8" diameter, 3/4 deep.
Rope-like metal circles compose this lovely necklace. The fringe pieces forming a pendant give it a graceful look when worn.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #120964 (stock #hask32KL)
This Haskell is clearly for blue lovers. Interesting design and very chunky. Three ornate silver gilt circles form the back, The oval Miriam Haskell plaque tops them off. 2 1/2" long, 1 1/4" wide.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #101292 (stock #schia26L75)
Beautiful shades of blue and turquoise in this Schiaparelli art work. The glass stones seem to glow from within. Gold plated metal with Schiaparelli plaque on the back. 2 1/4" top to bottom, 2 1/4" wide.
This gold plated retro set is typical of the fine design and quality of Mazer jewelry. The brooch measures 2 5/8" long and 1 3/8" wide, the earrings measure 1 1/8" long by 5/8" wide. Very three dimensional.
Fun, fun!!! This saguaro cactus is all decked out. Huge Christmas tree lights all but glow. The delightful shape of the rhinestone sagauro copies the shape of the real thing. A sassy little treasure. Dorothy Bauer plaque on the back. 2 1/2" by 2".
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #187047 (stock #patr19D)
Delightful Patrice frog with vintage German glass, genuine Wyoming jade and brass. Chunky, four layers. 1 1/4" square, 5/8" front to back.
Garnet color glass beads on hand knotted string. Sterling, marquisite: what more could be asked of this elegant Deco necklace? 39" full length of knotted beads, 1 1/8" diameter of circular attachment, 2 3/4" tassel.
Whimsical and just plain fun. Polcini presents us with a court jester of gold and silver plate. Shoulders, hips and legs are articulated and so, the figure moves as you do. Very three dimensional and nicely crafted. The chain on the left (as worn) is 9", the chain on the right 8" which makes the set of two balloons higher than the one balloon. Length of figure including the set of two balloons is 6 1/2". Figure width at arms is 3". Polcini cartouche on the back.
This floral brooch is dramatic and enormous! Note the interesting texture of the flower petals. It is very three dimensional. 4 1/2" in diameter and 1 1/4" deep.
Reversible Yves San Laurant (YSL) pendant necklace from the 1970/80's. Interesting and fun piece: red cabs on one side, blue/green on the other. Nice quality gold plating. 16" end to end with 1 1/2" extension. Pendant 1 3/8" long, 1 1/4" wide. YSL signature at the end of the extension.
This Napier necklace and earrings has a distinctive look. Gold plated and of intricate design, they are light weight for ease of wearing. Necklace is 13" from clasp to bottom. Dangle earring are 2 1/4" from top. Disk is 1" in diameter.
Beautifully crafted HAR pin. Gold plated with delightful faux jade beads. Typical of HAR's quality and personality. Very three dimensional. Marked HAR on the back. From the 1950's. 2 1/2" diameter.
With gilt surfaces and antiqued painted grooves Miriam Haskell presents an interesting look. Chunky and sophisticated. 1" long, 1" wide , 1/2" deep. Each earring is signed in two places.
Faceted crystals and pave rhinestones compose this delicate dome-shaped floral brooch. Rhodium plate. 2 1/4" by 1 1/2" approximately.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #187457 (stock #patr32DX)
Lovely Patrice piece. Made with vintage German glass in combination with brass. Bar is 2 1/8" by 3/4", pendant is 1 1/8" by 1 1/4".
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #712481 (stock #bauer28DX)
This sassy little tree by Dorothy Bauer has personality! Its stones are all prong set including the clear rhinestone "star" on the top. Bauer signature is on the back. The base is round so that the tree may be displayed when not being worn. 2 1/2" tall, 1 1/2" wide.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #190126 (stock #bauer7D)
Dorothy Bauer's leaping frog, perky and fun. As with all her delightful creations the rhinestones are of finest quality and are all prong set. Frog is 3" by 2 1/4" and, as you can see in the pictures, thick. Dorothy Bauer identification card is included. Frog has Bauer's oval stamp on underside.
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.
Chanel's elegant simplicity. Gold plated with lusterous faux pearls. Note the double "C" design in the corners of each earring. Plaque on back says "Chanel, 94p, made in France." 1 1/4" diameter, 1/2" deep.
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".
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #50055 (stock #17FX, 22D)
(brown), (butterscotch) SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
(brown), (butterscotch) SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
The brown Bakelite bracelet on the left has a nicely carved daisy pattern. 7/8" wide, 2 1/2" inside diameter. The brown marbled butterscotch ("Mississippi Mud") on the right is chunky and has a lighter colored inside demonstrating age. 3/4" wide, 3/8" wall, 2 1/2" inside diameter.
Looking more like lace than metal, this necklace is most unique.It is composed of three rows of "lace", each a different width. Very flexible to mold to the wearer's neck and shoulders. Inside circumference is approximately 15" with a 2" extension. Width is 2".
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #344195 (stock #uns5298F)
Huge and clunky. This bangle is that, and add to that the swirls of many colors and you have a great bracelet. The inside diameter is 2 5/8", outside diameter is 3 1/8", wall is 1/2", width is 1 1/8".
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.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #189788 (stock #paveEX)
Sassy Scotty. A whimsical creation by French designer Pavone. Made of galalith (a derivative of skim milk) with a hand painted eye looking right at you. 3 1/2" nose to tail, 2" paw to ear, 1/4" thick. Signed Pavone on the back.
Regal: bejeweled in saphire and white diamond rhinestones, this Florenza charmer has a real presence. Very three dimensional. 1 1/2" high, 1 1/8" wide, 3/4" deep. The white that appears around the mouth is a reflection. There is no flaw on the piece.
Hard to find and always unique. That describes the lovely designs of Cadoro. This elegant necklace presents silky faux pearls and glistening plastic spheres in a pale jade color. Spheres are transparent and scallop-shaped. Necklace is 16" long, large sphere is 1 1/2" in diameter.
Unusual piece by Judith Leiber. Gold plated links ride flat around the back of the neck and that presents a striking effect. The necklace be worn with the long part in the front or in the back. Very elegant! 32" total length, 1" wide. Metal tag marked Judith Leiber.
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.
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.
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.