Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Butterfly Pin Vintage Peacock Enamels 1960s Figural Jewelry $38

Butterfly Pin Vintage Peacock Enamels 1960s Figural Jewelry $38

Made in the 1960's, this unique butterfly pin has airbrushed in neon peacock enamels. The wing tips are also an uncommon serrated style.

Made of both silver and gold metal, the brooch is weighty and well made. The brooch is not signed but it was designer made in the US. Look at the back and you can see the quality riveted construction.

Medium in size, the butterfly is 1 3/4" tall x 1 7/8" wide or 45 mm x 48 mm.

The entire butterfly is in pristine clean excellent like new condition with no imperfections or flaws. There are no signs of wear anywhere on this pin, front or back. The back has the original fine working safety clasp.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new luxury presentation brooch box.

Green Crystal Vintage Gold Hoop Earrings $38

Green Crystal Vintage Gold Hoop Earrings $38

A great pair of unique earrings, these pierced earrings are both a hoop and dangle design.

The earrings have 4 glistening gold metal rope style hoops with shimmering wired on crystals. The squash shaped and faceted 6 mm crystals are frosted light green and clear emerald green.

Medium in size and light weight to wear, the earrings are 1 3/4" long x 5/8" wide or 45 mm x 15 mm.

The pair is in pristine clean excellent like new unworn condition with no imperfections or flaws. The ear studs are brand new and the earrings are not signed.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation earring box.

Flower Pin RARE Vintage Lavender Openwork Lace Brooch 1960s Jewelry $55

Flower Pin RARE Vintage Lavender Openwork Lace Brooch 1960s Jewelry $55

You will probably never see another 1960s vintage flower pin like this one!
It is a very wild, very rare design!


The flower is made of thick cast metal and the petals are diamond shapes with openwork loops or ribbons. The petals are stacked in an alternating top and bottom fashion, lending a great 3D look. The stem has two pear shaped leaves with a different openwork design; a floral pattern. The stem, leaves, and stamen area are ivory white. The flower is lavender purple.

Medium large in size, this wild 1960s flower is 3 3/4" tall x 2 1/16" wide or 93 mm x 52 mm.

The entire brooch is in pristine clean condition with no imperfections or flaws like dings or dents or serious signs of wear. The enamels are still in excellent glossy condition with only some very tiny specks of wear on a few of the petal tips. The back is finished in both purple and neon pink enamels. The back has the original fine working safety clasp. The brooch is not signed but was assuredly designer made in the US in the 1960s.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new luxury presentation brooch box.

Mid Century Modern Earrings Gold w Turquoise Enamel 1950s Jewelry $45

Mid Century Modern Earrings Gold w Turquoise Enamel 1950s Jewelry $45


Made in the 1950s, these Mid Century Modern earrings are a unique planetary or orbital design.

The earrings are clips and made of polished gold metal. The overlapping cabs are free floating inside the round gold frames. The enamels are light turquoise blue with pink, purple, and green flecking.

Medium petite in size, the earrings are 1 1/2" tall x 3/4" wide or 38 mm x 19 mm.

The pair is in pristine clean excellent like new unworn condition with no imperfections or flaws. There is no enamel wear or loss of enamel and all of the cabs retain their original high gloss shine. The gold metal clips are like new as well.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation earring box.

Pastel Peacock Glass Vintage Silver Hoop Earrings 1970s Jewelry $45

Pastel Peacock Glass Vintage Silver Hoop Earrings 1970s Jewelry $45

Made in the 1970s, these lovely pierced hoop earrings are embellished with Venetian glass mouth blown wound beads with tiny air bubbles. The beads are peacock or pastel colors. The stiff silver hoops and the ear wires are sterling plated.

Medium large in size the earrings are 3" long x 1 3/4" wide or 76 mm x 44mm.

The pair is in pristine clean excellent like new condition with no imperfections or flaws. The beads range in size from 6 mm to 10 mm. The earrings are not signed.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation earring box.

Hot Fuchsia Pink Tangerine Orange Vintage Rhinestone Earrings $45


Hot Fuchsia Pink Tangerine Orange Vintage Rhinestone Earrings $45

Made in the 1950-1960 era, these chic vintage clip earrings are an uncommon find!

The earrings are polished gold metal openwork leaves with flashy hot fuchsia pink / tangerine orange faceted rhinestone chatons. The Austrian rhinestones are Aurora Borealis and also reflect shimmering hues of gold, blue, green, and purple. The earrings are not signed but they were most likely made by Judy Lee.

Medium in size, the earrings are 1 1/4" tall x 1 1/8" wide or 32 mm x 30 mm.

The pair is in pristine clean excellent like new unworn condition with no imperfections or flaws. All of the rhinestones are present, original, and super sparkling. There is no gold wear or loss of gold and the clips are like new as well.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation earring box.

Art Deco Necklace RARE Aquamarine Pyramid Crystals 1920s Jewelry $450

Art Deco Necklace RARE Aquamarine Pyramid Crystals 1920s Jewelry $450

Made in Gablonz in the 1920s, this Art Deco crystal necklace is an extremely rare design.

This necklace is so rare you will not find it photographed in any antique or vintage jewelry books in print. These beads are also not depicted in either book written by the most renowned author on antique European beads, Sibylle Jargstorf.

These pyramid crystals are rare because they were experimental and not mass produced. In my 30+ years of collecting antique and vintage jewelry I have never seen another necklace like this one and it may be one of a kind. A necklace like this should be in a museum or purchased by serious Art Deco collectors only.

First let me tell you the magnificent length of this necklace. It is an outstanding 38 1/2" or 98 cm long. It can be worn as one long strand or looped twice around the neck.

The rich Aquamarine color and luminosity of the crystals is astonishing. You will not find crystals from the Gablonz region this color that were produced at anytime before or after the 1920s. The fluorescent appearance of the crystals was accomplished with the use or uranium. Uranium used in Aqua glass is very rare; it was most commonly used in the creation of fluorescent green or yellow crystal.

Each pyramid section of beads is composed of 7 beads of graduated sizes that exemplify superior machine cut facets. The shape of these beads do not have a name. You might call them a bicone design with the ends cut off. Each pyramid bead section is 1 3/4" or 44 mm long. There are 23 bead sections on the necklace in total. The largest beads at the center are 1/2" or 13 mm wide.

All of the beads are strung on heavy gauge stainless steel wire, looped at the ends and joined from one pyramid section to the next. Look at the old machined stainless steel screw in clasp. It is an oversized clasp that is 5/16" or 8 mm in width.

The necklace is weighty but not uncomfortable to wear. The entire necklace is in pristine clean superb condition. I have examined every bead individually under 7" high powered lighted magnifier ( the kind dentists use) and the beads are superb for their age. There are only microscopic hints of light facet wear on some of the largest beads. There are no chips, cracks, or scratches on any of the beads, which is astonishing.

The necklace is not signed but undoubtedly a product of the Gablonz region, circa 1925.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new luxury presentation necklace box.

Antique Art Deco Dress Clip Clear Crystal Silver Brooch 1930s Jewelry $65

Antique Art Deco Dress Clip Clear Crystal Silver Brooch 1930s Jewelry $65

This very elegant antique Art Deco dress clip was made in the 1920-1930 era.

The ornamental or architectural design is made of silver gilt over silver metal and the face has glistening pierced decorative and openwork relief. The dress clip is slightly domed and paved with 50 medium and small clear crystals. The back has the original decorative Art Deco silver metal clip as well.

Medium in size, the dress clip is 1 5/8" tall x 1 7/8" wide or 46 mm x 41 mm.

The entire dress clip both front and back is in pristine clean excellent like new condition with no imperfections or flaws. All of the crystals are original, present, and super sparkling. There is no silver wear or loss of silver metal. The dress clip is not signed.

Comes gift wrapped and sipped in a luxury presentation brooch box.

Mid Century Modern Bracelet RARE Silver Snake Chain Nautical Knot $110

Mid Century Modern Bracelet RARE Silver Snake Chain Nautical Knot $110

Made in the 1950s, this rare to find wide vintage bracelet is an exceptional example of Mid Century Modern jewelry.

The bracelet looks like a nautical knot and is composed of three strands of flat laying box link snake chains. The metal is solid chromium with an antique finish.

Wide in size, the bracelet is 2 1/4" or 55 mm wide. The snake chain is 1/4" or 5 mm. It can be hooked between 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" long, or 19 cm to 22 cm. A new large silver metal lobster clasp has been added for easy use. If you look at the back, the photo with the quarter, you can see the quality solder welds between the chains.

The entire bracelet both front and back is in pristine clean excellent like new condition with no imperfections or flaws. There are no dents, kinks, or pulls anywhere in the snake chains. The bracelet is not signed.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new luxury presentation bracelet box.

Exquisite Gold n Black Crystal Wrap Bracelet Vintage Jewelry $75

Exquisite Gold n Black Crystal Wrap Bracelet Vintage Jewelry $75

There are crystal wrap bracelets, and then there are crystal wraaaaap bracelets !

This 1950s vintage faceted crystal bracelet will wrap around your wrist a full 6 times!

The bracelet is made of faceted black crystal rounds that have been flashed with gold aurum. Not all sides or all facets are gold flashed so you see a combination of both black and the gold. The faceted crystal beads are 8 mm and are strung on thick and strong memory wire.

The entire bracelet is in pristine clean excellent like new condition with no imperfections or flaws. There is no gold aurum wear and I doubt the bracelet has ever been worn. The bracelet is not signed.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new luxury presentation bangle box.

Art Deco Crystal Necklace Citrine w Black Glass 1930s Jewelry $145

Art Deco Crystal Necklace Citrine w Black Glass 1930s Jewelry $145


Made in Gablonz in the 1920-1930 era, this exquisite Art Deco necklace features beads that are very rare to find.

The hand faceted crystals are Uranium glass in an unusual light Citrine or lemon/lime hue. All of the crystals are hand faceted in small box facets lending superb sparkle and magnification.

Contrasting the vibrant lemon lime uranium glass are black glass mold faceted beads of exceptional quality. There are black glass disk shapes, half cones, and small rounds. The necklace is finished with the original antique filigree brass insert clasp.

Medium in length, the necklace is 19 1/2" or 49.5 cm long. The largest Uranium crystal beads are 13 mm and 15 mm.

The entire necklace is in pristine clean excellent condition with no imperfections or flaws. The necklace has been extremely well cared for and there are no chips, cracks, or scratches to any of the beads. The clasp is in perfect working order and the necklace is not signed.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in new luxury presentation necklace box.

Pink Moonstone Vintage Earrings w Rhinestones 1960s Petite Clips $38

Pink Moonstone Vintage Earrings w Rhinestones 1960s Petite Clips $38

Made in the 1950-1960 era, these feminine clip earrings are for ladies who like pink !

The domed cabs are baby pink moonstone framed with medium or light rose pink crystals. The earrings are clips and are the slender lever style that are comfortable to wear. The gold metal backs show vintage point back construction, indicative of earrings that used to be made in Austria.

Small to petite in size, the earrings are hang down 7/8" or 23 mm long and are 5/8" or 17 mm wide.

Both earrings are in pristine clean excellent like new condition with no imperfections or flaws. It is obvious the earrings have never been worn. The earrings are not signed.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation earring box.

Murano Vintage Glass Necklace RARE 1950s Long Italian Brown Design $75

Murano Vintage Glass Necklace RARE 1950s Long Italian Brown Design $75

This necklace is very rare and rather old. These Italian Venetian or Murano glass beads were made in the 1950-1960 era.

The unique beads are all hand wound beads in swirls of honey browns, deep browns, and white. You will not see any mold lines in these vintage Italian beads; you can clearly see on the ends of the beads the glass pulls from when the beads came of the glassmakers rod.

This necklace was all hand wired, a very time consuming process, as each bead is individually looped on gold plated brass wire. The necklace has two bead shapes: long tear drop cylinders and small rounds.

A nice long design that is one continuous loop with no clasp, the necklace is 47" or 119 cm long. The cylinder beads are 22 mm long and the rounds are 5 mm.

The entire necklace is in pristine clean well cared for condition with no imperfections or flaws. There are no missing, chipped, or cracked beads. The gold plated brass wire loops are polished and bright but a few have an aged patina.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in new luxury presentation necklace box.