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)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #529502 (stock #carn37L86)
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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"
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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 : 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.
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.
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 #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.
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 #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 #71300 (stock #patr42JDX)
Contemporary American designer Patrice uses vintage European glass from the 1930-40's, brass and gold plated mesh to create this masterwork. It is adorned with scroll work and two brass frogs to keep the dragonfly company. Heavy and dramatic and the finest obtainable in materials, design and detail. Certainly an heirloom. 1 1/2" wide, 6 1/8" inner circumference with a 1 1/8" opening on underside.The following two items presented can be mixed and matched with this bracelet.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #408741 (stock #maya58JC)
Maya goes wild with this sleek resin purse. Golden brown color is translucent giving a slight glowing effect. Note the ornate clasp. The back is flat and stays neatly beside the body. The bag is 5 1/2" wide, 5" high and 2" front to back. The chain is 44" end to end.
Glamorous Miriam Haskell. Pearlized beads with gold tone highlights. Miriam Haskell oval stamp on the back of the flower clasp. 14 1/2" end to end, center "pendant" 2 1/2" by 1 3/4".
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #295281 (stock #hask202JD)
Elegant and smart looking, this Baroque pearl set by Miriam Haskell is perfect with a simple, sleek outfit. The necklace is 13" around the neck, the "necktie" is 10 1/2" long. The drop on the earrings is 1 1/2" long.
Older Haskell with unusual tassel and chain attachment. The necklace has lovely, large Baroque pearls and two differing chains. The separate delicate chain with tassels can be wrapped around the front part of the necklace in a variety of configurations, or it can be used separately with another piece of jewelry. The oval Miriam Haskell mark is on the flower clasp. Necklace 22 1/2" end to end, the chain and tassels 8" end to end.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #646487 (stock #schia29JC)
Elegant, chunky and sophisticated, this Schiaparelli set is heavily gold plated and in a rope design. The tassels on the earrings and necklace swing slightly on movement. All pieces are signed. The necklace is adjustable and is 16" end to end when fully extended. The longer tassel on the necklace is 5". Total length of earrings is 2 1/2" by 3/4".
While not a true set, these two match beautifully. Both are marbled with yellow, and the luscious green is more vivid than appears in the picture. The longer of the two necklace strands of carved graduated beads is 21" end to end. There is a 3 1/2" extension. The chunky uncarved bracelet is 7/8" wide with a 1/4" wall and a 2 1/2" inside diameter.