Monday, June 4, 2012

Sailboat Necklace w Earrings 1970s Vintage Nautical Jewelry $55

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Really nice vintage nautical jewelry is rather hard to find.

Most nautical jewelry that was made in the 1940s and 1950s was carved wood jewelry that is very rare to find today. Most nautical jewelry that was made in the 1960s and 1970s was tacky looking and poor quality. There were only few US designers who made some nice nautical jewelry in the 1950-1960 era, which is something I've collected for decades. (You can find more nautical jewelry in the Tropical-Nautical-Sea Shell Category in the left hand column.)

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, carved wood nautical jewelry came back a little bit and was being hand made in Bali. Now carved wood nautical jewelry has disappeared as no one is making anything anywhere ! Finding the nautical jewelry that was made in Bali in the 1980s is now very difficult!

This attractive necklace and earring set is made of bright red and navy wood stained beads. The beads are light weight fruitwood and they are flattened disk beads about 3/8" wide, or about the width of a large pea. The hand carved light weight fruitwood sailboat pendant is painted in glossy white enamel with red and blue accents. The front is painted as same as the back.

The matching earrings are for pierced ears, painted the same front and back as well. The necklace is 20" long or 50 cm and the sailboat on the necklace is 2 1/4" tall x 2 1/8" wide or 5.8 cm x 5.6 cm. The sailboat earrings are large at 2" tall x 1 3/4" wide or 5 cm x 4.4 cm. With the silver metal ear wires, the earrings hang down 2 5/8" long or cm overall.

All pieces are in pristine microscopically clean condition with no signs of age or wear or other imperfections.
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