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.
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.
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.
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".
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 : 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.
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.
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".
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 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.
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.
Stunning Kenneth J Lane hinged bracelet in twisted rope design. Both gold plating and pave rhinestones sparkle. 1" wide, 2 1/4" inside diameter.
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
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".
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.
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.