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.
Stunning five strand orange-coral plastic beads in this necklace and bracelet by Schiaparelli. Each piece has an ornate and dramatic clasp of prong set aurora borealis and black rhinestones and small orange- coral beads. The necklace may be worn in the traditional manner, or the clasp may be worn in front or at the side of the neck. Shortest strand of the necklace is 13 1/2", longest 18" with clasp adding another 2", and with top to bottom measurement 1 1/2"...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #97094 (stock #pat20JEX)
Created by contemporary American designer Patrice, this limited edition is the very finest in materials, design and detail. Things made by Patrice are of heirloom quality. Sterling vermeil, fresh water pearls, red jasper, turquoise and German resin compose the elegant necklace. Double strand necklace is 17" end to end. Pendant is 2 3/4" by 1 1/2".
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #70336 (stock #patr17JD)
Created by contemporary American designer Patrice, this limited edition necklace is the very finest in materials, design and details. The necklace is composed of vintage European glass, genuine jade and golden obsidian with brass and a string of genuine pearls. It may be worn looped at the bottom or doubled and then looped through. All things made by Patrice are of heirloom quality. The necklace is 48" end to end.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #80874 (stock #30JEX)
Tops in quality and design.Contemporary American designer Patrice is an international award winner for her hand-crafted, limited edition jewelry.This lion head pendant necklace is of vintage German glass from the 1930-40", resin, genuine turquoise, sterling silver vermeil and real pearls. Outstanding!Necklace is 17" long, pendant is 3" long and 1 1/2" wide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 : 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.
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 #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 #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.
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 : 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.
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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...
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"...
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 : 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.
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...
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".
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SOLD IN ARCHIVES
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"...
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.
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".
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 : 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...