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SOLD! 1806.. SUMMERY NECKLACE
Easy to wear style in summery white. Vaguely Haskell but a more
simple style, the beads are white with a few rhinestone roundels.
The clasp has hand wired bead florets. The center is gold tone
metal, enameled, on which the beads and rhinestone montees have been
hand wired. It is backed with filigree, again in the Haskell
style. Adjustable to 16 inches, vintage costume jewelry
in excellent condition.
GRADUATED CULTURED PEARL NECKLACE
Japanese cultured pearls, they range in size from 6.5 mm to 2.5
mm. Length is 16 inches, finsihed with a sterling, filigree fishhook
clasp. The pearls are well matched and free of blemishes, knotted
and clean. Note that there are several mismatched and/or dull pearls
in the last two inches where they won't be seen. Priced
accordingly. Vintage estate jewelry
WOULD YOU GUESS IT IS ....
Plastic. Sometimes plastics, especially lucites can be more
beautiful than gemstones or the best of glass. Light to wear,
the transparency is very visual, enhanced with tiny gold tone beads.
Vintage costume jewelry in excellent condition , 17 inches
THREE STRANDS OF BABY BLUE CULTURED PEARLS
Strung and knotted to fit one inside the other, buy one or
all. Nice quality freshwater pearls, baroque in shape, the
longest strand is about 26 inches, the shortest about 24 inches.
Knotting ran about $100, pearls were probably in the retail range of
$180. Contemporary jewelry in like new excellent
condition. Available per strand $30 each!
Large, sapphire blue faceted beads are finished with aurora borealis,
giving reflections in purples, golds and blues. Each bead is
joined to a large, cosmic cluster of brownish gold freshwater pearls and
additional beads of style & colors. A choker, the length
is about 18 inches. A stunning, contemporary necklace.
It fits well and is amazingly confortable to
TRIPLE STRAND TURQUOISE NECKLACE
Navajo turquoise nugget and shell heishi triple strand NECKLACE
finished with sterling cones & hook. An excellent length, 26 to 28
inches, the strands lie nicely. The natural, undyed, turquoise, not
stablized, is well matched, making a very pleasant confection. Vintage
estate jewelry circa 1950-60 in excellent condition.
WONDERFUL GRADUATED, 30 INCH LONG NECKLACE
This is a beauty and the picture doesn't capture the liveliness of the
faceted roundels. The large knots used in the
stringing serve to emphasize the beads, which range from 15.5mm to
7mm. A go-with-anything vintage costume jewelry NECKLACE
for day or night.
SOLD! 1706.. SILVERY BLUE AKOYA CULTURED PEARL STRAND
An old strand, pre 1950s, recently restrung at 15
inches. Included are ten loose pearls. A
beautiful, gentle, glowing sort of color, the 7-7.5 mm pearls are
lightly blemished and perfectly matched in color. Finished
with a 14K white gold filigree fishhook clasp. Restringing
at a longer length is available, e-mail Janet at jewel2@Sparklz.com for an
estimate. Vintage estate jewelry in excellent condition.
Estimated retail replacement $950.
DELIGHTFUL COLOR BEST DESCRIBED AS TEAL WITH AURORA BOREALIS *** set ***
The single strand NECKLACE is graduated, faceted beads, 13 mm to
4.5 mm, separataed by crystal clear little bicone
beads. Sometime in the past this was converted from
a double strand, shorter necklace and it is now finished with a 14K
yellow gold fishhook clasp, length is 24 1/2 inches. The BRACELET is
a triple strand, 7.5 mm beads with the same bicones, finished with a
silver tone, rhinestone studded fold over clasp. Length is about 6
3/4, width is approx. 3/4 inch. Matching cluster clip
EARRINGS are about 1 inch. Vintage costume jewelry
in excellent condition. Pieces can be purchased
separately, e-mail janet4@Sparklz.com
CANARY YELLOW, FACETED CRYSTAL NECKLACE
Lovely Jonquil, faceted, transparent, quality 8 mm beads are
separated by matching tiny seed beads. Approximately 16 inches long,
finished with a sterling lobster clasp. Vintage costume jewelry in
LAPIS BEAD NECKLACE
Large 10 mm medium blue Lapis beads alternate with 6 mm gold filled
corrugated beads. The 24 inch strand is finished with a gold filled
fishhook clasp. Fine estate jewelry in excellent condition.
INTENSE COLOR BRANCH CORAL NECKLACE
Natural color (undyed) branch coral NECKLACE is 17 1/2 inches
long. The pieces range from about one inch in the center front to
average of 3/8 inch at the ends. Vintage estate jewelry in
WHAT'S NEW IN THE WORLD
The current fun fad right now is to acquire old beads
and remake them into something new. We weren't the first to think of it
... this totally stunning NECKLACE was put together, probably around
1950-60, , with vintage black beads and crystals. A
yellowed, typewritten tag indicated the information; and Rosemary
Gard created the old-then- new-now-old necklace. Vintage estate
jewelry, 22 inches.
BEADS SHOT WITH GOLD, NECKLACE
Thirty eight inches of 6-7.5 mm lamp worked beads. The color
beads are shot through with gold and have various trailings around them in
red, blue and green. Interspersed are opaque black beads
and gold fill or gold plated metal beads. Probably made
in Gablonz, vintage costume jewelry in excellent condition..
SIX STRAND BRANCH CORAL BRACELET
Very vintage, as is evidenced by the old style brass
fittings. It measures 7 5/8 inches and because of the bulk of
the coral, will fit at about 7 3/8 inches for an average
wrist. Width at the center is 1 3/4 inches; at the terminals
it is 1 1/4 inches. Strung on white cord. Excellent
KAI-YIN LO DESIGNER NECKLACE
The collections of Kai Yin, of international acclaim, were
featured at such places as Cartier, Nieman Marcus, Saks, &
Harrods. Her current work in 2010 is featured on
asiastore.org and is high end in the thousands. This vintage
NECKLACE has 24 karat gold plating on sterling clasp
& findings. The beads include quality shell (round
& moonstone like in appearance), nuggety transparent crystal, and
carnelian. Total Length is about 17 inches. The clasp is
signed KYLO. Original owner was a Bergdorf Goodman
DEEP CORAL & WHITE CORAL NECKLACE
Natural color, natural shape branch coral rods vary in length but
generally are about 10 mm long x 5 mm wide, are separated by 4.5 mm white
coral beads in sets of one, two or three in a row. The NECKLACE is a
surprising 64 inches long. Meant to be worn doubled, there is a
small wire jump ring midway to facilitate doubling. It is also
possible to wear it wrapped 3 times or 4 times around. Vintage
estate jewelry in excellent condition.strung on white
CORAL & TURQUOISE, SHELL HEISHI NECKLACE
Southwestern Indian NECKLACE, consisting of natural, undyed branch
coral barrels, natural turquoise and shell heishi, all hand
cut. About 27 inches, the finish cone ends are sterling.
This piece exhibits the gentle colors of the desert and desert
blooms. Vintage estate jewelry in excellent condition, circa
SOLD! 1606.. LARGE NATURAL SAPPHIRE NECKLACE
An old one, all the beads are hand fashioned and vary in width, though
you can see how well the graduation of sizes has been matched. The
previous owner was a traveler of many countries. These came
to me knotted but with no clasp, just a jump ring on each
end. It has been freshly knotted and an attractive vermeil
(gold plating on sterling) clasp has been added. The beads are
large, ranging from 18 mm to 10 mm. The sapphires are dark and
opaque and the NECKLACE is 22 inches long with substantial weight (approx
5.5 ounces). Sapphire growth pattern, which appears fibrous, appears
in some of the beads where they are lightly
AMBER, BRASS AND GLASS, ARTS AND CRAFTS NECKLACE
The natural (guaranteed) amber beads have been hand cut in
this old necklace. Not polished, they are lightly grooved from
the cutting technique. The orange beads are glass and the others are
brass with impressed design. The centerpiece features a cluster of
orange fruit and two leaves on filigree .. note the interesting
design on the reverse. About twenty inches long. The original
clasp has been replaced with a simple, easy to fasten design, so the metal
does not match the beads. Vintage costume jewelry in very good
SOLD! 1706.. NATURAL MINERALS BEAD NECKLACE
Dark, mossy green beads , 7.5 mm, likely nephrite jade but not
absolutely certain, mixed with oblong amethyst beads bracketed on each
side by tiny round garnet beads. Finished with two tiny brass beads
and a silver tone barrel clasp, indicating they are probably circa
1950s. Vintage estate jewelry in excellent condition.,
about 21 inches long.
GORGEOUS AMETHYST COLOR FACETED BEAD NECKLACE
These faceted oval, graduated glass beads reflect the
richest color as seen in finest natural amethyst. They
have been strung on wire and are separated by double, clear,
faceted rondels and are finished with a jump ring. 17 1/2
inches long, the largest bead is 3/4 x 1/2
inch. Vintage costume jewelry in excellent
GLORIOUS BLUE FACETED BEADS NECKLACE
Fully faceted sapphire-blue glass beads graduate from about 1/2 inch to
1/4 inche. The beads have light percussion marks on some facets,
comparable with their age, and are otherwise in very good condition.
They are separated by clear roundels, strung on wire and completed with a
jump ring. Circa 1950s 18 inch strand vintage bead NECKLACE.
GARNET NECKLACE, DOUBLE STRAND WITH CULTURED PEARLS
Double strand of 4mm garnet beads, 17 inches long. One
strand has three cultured pearls for visual interest. Finished with
a barrel clasp, vintage jewelry probably from the 1970s, in excellent
HAPPY MULTI-COLOR FACETED PLASTIC
Very pretty, faceted, graduated plastic bead NECKLACE. Length is
18 inches and the largest bead is 19 mm (3/4 inch). Vintage costume
jewelry, visual interest is stress lines in some of the
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