Saturday, May 19, 2012

Modern Gold Earrings Geometric Pierced Curves Vintage Jewelry $37.95

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Made in the 1980s, these Calder inspired pierced earrings are bold geometric open work designs. The earrings are made of thick cast metal with satin yellow/gold plating. The paisley shape is not flat rather slightly curved or arched.

Light weight to wear, the earrings are medium large in size at 1 7/8" long x 1 3/8" wide or 46 mm x 36 mm. You can get a better indication of the size by viewing the photo of the earrings in my hand.

Unsigned, both earrings are in excellent like new pristine clean condition with no imperfections or flaws. The ear studs are new and never worn.

Funky Flower Earrings Gold w Green Glass Pierced 1960s Jewelry $36.95

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Made in the 1960s, I have kept these earrings safely stored away for several reasons. The earrings are a very unique design, and one that is not often seen as the design was not seriously mass produced. The earrings are not signed but Im rather certain they were made in Czechoslovakia in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

The large gold plated flower medallions are a 60's spiral design and the large marbled green cab is Czech glass. The earrings were originally clips but I have converted them to pierced. I will ship the clips to you, or even convert the earrings back to clips if you wish. Please just send me an email greatvintagejewelry@gmail.com

Medium large in size and light weight to wear, the earrings hang down 2 1/4" or 57 mm long and are 1 5/8" or 40 mm wide. Both earrings are in pristine clean like new condition with no imperfections or flaws.

Comes shipped in a new luxury presentation earring gift box.

Antique Locket Sterling Silver Heart Oriental Necklace 1930s Jewelry $135

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This charming antique heart locket was made in the 1920-1930 era. The petite puffed heart is Sterling Silver and is signed Sterling. The locket is a Japanese Oriental design with two different engraved scenes of Mt. Fuji on the front and back.

The locket has the original sterling bail and the original sterling chain. The chain has the original ornate diamond shaped insert clasp from the 1920-1930 era.

Petite in size, the heart is 1" tall with the bail and 3/4" wide or 25 mm x 19 mm. The inside has places for 2 photos that can be about 15 mm x 18 mm in size each. The sterling chain is 16 1/2" or 42 cm long. If the chain is not long enough for you, you can always put this locket on a different chain but keep this chain because it is very old. The clasp is signed Silver as well.

The locket, chain, and clasp are all in excellent condition. There are no crimps in the chain and no scratches or dings in the locket. The outside of the locket has been lightly polished retaining a good portion of the original old patina. The inside of the locket, the sterling has not been polished. The locket is hinged on the side and the closure mechanism is in tight working order.

Comes shipped in a new luxury necklace presentation box.

Robert DeMario Pearl Necklace 2 Strands Fancy Clasp 1950s Jewelry $195

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Just one look at the unique, gorgeous, clasp on this necklace...and you know this is a Robert DeMario necklace for Miriam Haskell. If you seek an exceptional heirloom quality pearl necklace, this is a rare find!

This necklace has two super luminous strands of baroque oval glass pearls, all hand knotted in between each pearl. These are weighty glass pearls with long lasting incredible Majorca finishes. These are exceptional quality glass pearls unlike the vast majority of other vintage designer pearl necklaces; DeMario was top quality.

One very lovely aspect about this necklace : You want to show off the clasp and wear it off to the side of your neckline. The large round clasp design incorporates a large baroque pearl cab, gold leaves, and a cluster of seed pearls at the center. Flanking the sides of the design are rows of diamond like clear sparkling rhinestone chatons, all prong set.

You cant see the complex way in which the clasp was made as it is hidden by the clasp mechanism. However, all of the features on the clasp are individually wired in place. It took as much time to make the clasp as it took to make the rest of the necklace!

When clasped, the shortest strand on the necklace is about 25" or 64 cm long. The baroque pearls are about 9 mm long and the clasp is 1 1/8" or 27 mm wide.

The condition of this necklace is absolutely spectacular. It looks new and never worn. All of the pearls are microscopically clean and luminous with no imperfections or flaws. The thick knotted cord is bright white and like new. The clasp is superb as well with no wear to the pearls or to the gold. All of the rhinestones on the clasp are original, present, and super sparkling. The gold metal on the back of the clasp has some light scratches from handling.

The necklace is not signed, but it is unmistakably DeMario. (Most of his pearl necklace designs only came with a paper hang tag and were not designer signed.)

Comes shipped in a new silk lined necklace presentation box.

Mother of Pearl Vintage Necklace w Earrings Sea Shells w Sterling Chain $85

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It is very uncommon to find vintage Mother of Pearl jewelry carved in sea shell designs. Made in the Bahamas in the 1960s, this pierced earrings and necklace parure are finely carved scallop sea shells. The scallop shells are premium lustrous specimens of Mother of Pearl; perfect glossy specimens with no imperfections or flaws.

The pendant has a sterling silver round snake chain that is 18" or 45.7 cm long. The sterling chain is finished with a sterling lobster clasp and the chain is signed 925.

The shells on the pierced earrings and the pendant are medium petite in size at 3/4" or 19 mm wide. The Mother of Pearl pieces are in pristine clean flawless condition with no scratches, scuffs, dings, chips, or cracks. The vintage sterling chain is pristine clean as well.

Comes shipped in a new luxury presentation jewelry box.

Murano Necklace Pink Millefiori Roses w Crystals 1950s Vintage Jewelry $120

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Made in Italy in the 1950's, this lovely Murano necklace is two feminine strands of pink glass beads and clear crystal rounds.

There are different types of Murano beads including oval pink glass beads with applied glass roses and leaves, wafer style satin glass pink and white cane or stripe beads, and light pink and medium pink round beads.

The clear Austrian crystals are real 1950s crystal; not plastic. Each crystal is encircled with a textured silver metal hoop.

With the original matching beaded extension chain, the necklace can be hooked between 15 3/4" to 18 1/2" long or 40 cm to 47 cm. If you would like the necklace to be a little bit longer, you can add a custom made silver metal extension chain below. A 4" extender will allow the necklace to be hooked between 18 1/2" to 22 1/2".

The entire necklace is in pristine clean like new condition with no imperfections or flaws. There are no signs of wear and all of the beads and crystals are perfect with no chips, scuffs, scratches, or facet wear. The necklace is not signed.

Comes shipped in a new silk lined luxury presentation necklace box.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Art Nouveau Butterfly Pin Sterling Marcasite Brooch 1940s Jewelry $95

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This beautiful Art Nouveau vintage butterfly brooch is very unique.

The butterfly is an open work design with long curling lower wings, like swallowtail butterflies. The brooch is made of sterling silver and is signed 925. The body is pierced and beaded and embellished with small faceted marcasites all over the wings.

This butterfly looks antique because it was made from an antique mold using the lost wax casting method. It was made during the Art Nouveau Revival period of the 1940s. An examination of the back of the brooch shows an old, wide, sterling C-clasp and an old style lever/pin tube hinge. You can also see the fine detail in the sterling mold work from the lost wax casting method.

Medium in size, the butterfly is 1 1/2" tall x 1 1/2" wide or 38 mm x 38 mm. The entire pin is in pristine clean condition with no imperfections or flaws. All of the Marcasites are original and present with no chips or facet wear. There sterling has no dings or scratches front or back. The safety clasp is in perfect working order.