Coral glass beads with tiny clear glass spacers, this necklace is a lovely classic. Longest strand is 22", 1 1/2" across the thickest part of the three strands.
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.
This bracelet is a luscious tomato red. It is shiny, sleek, wide and marbled. 1 5/16" wide, 3/16" wall, 2 1/2" inside diameter.
Turquoise cabachons, pave rhinestones and chunky gold plated metal comprise this elegant set. The diamond shaped brooch is 2 3/4" square and the oval looking clip earrings are really round and 1" in diameter.
Art nouveau in feeling, this is the very finest in contemporary costume jewelry. This limited edition set was created with great attention to detail and design by Patrice. Vintage European glass resembling tortoise and jet is combined with brass and a gold-plated 17" chain. The pendant and its attachment is 2 7/8" long, 1 7/8" at widest and 1/2" deep. Note the beautiful three dimensional back of the pendant...
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.
Gold over brass with faux baroque pearls, this is a charming and unusual necklace. Choker length is 13 1/2' with a 1 1/2" extension chain. The bib is 11" at its longest.
Rich sky blue and clear rhinestones in various sizes and shapes, this set demonstrates the elegant style that was Hattie Carnegie's. Rhodium plated, the choker is 12 3/4" with a 3 1/2" rhinestone extension chain.(note rhinestone tassels) Clip earrings are 1 3/4" long and 1" at widest.
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 #28136 (stock #pat4JA)
This is the very finest quality in contemporary costume jewelry. This limited edition set was created by Patrice with great attention to detail and design. It is crafted out of vintage European glass with brass, giving the look of jet, tortoise and gold. The pendant attachment is 2 3/4" long, 1 7/8" wide and 3/4" deep at its deepest. The chunky three dimensional back of the pendant resembles a sun dial. The flat braid-like chain is 3/8" wide and is 17" long, including hooks...
Beyond saying Bakelite and unusual, how do I describe this bracelet. The thin bottom layer appears to have been painted in a "leopard" pattern while the top layer is red-like brown in a beautifully carved floral pattern. It is intricate and delicate looking. Bottom layer has some slight hint of red in some places.5/8" wide, 2 1/2" inside diameter.
This early Dior brooch was designed by Michel Maer for the House of Dior. It has a delicate and elegant look and measures 2 3/4" by 1 1/2".
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.
This floral brooch and clip earrings set was designed by Lawrence Vrba for Miriam Haskell, and it bears the oval Haskell plaque on the ornate back of the brooch. Both brooch and earrings are composed of four layers, with the green petals providing a swirled, bubbled and crackled texture which adds to the richness of this elegant set. Brooch is 3 1/2" in diameter and 3/4" deep. Earrings are 2" by 1 1/2" and are 3/4" at deepest.
Typical great Hollycraft: Encrusted with rhinestones in delicious colors. In this case prong set pink marquis rhinestones and citrine round rhinestones. This stylized bow brooch has the rectangular plaque marked "Hollycraft Copr. 1950". It measures 2 1/4" by 2".
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.
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 : 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.