$ 3,800.00

Pierre Cardin Chrome Bib Necklace with Enamel Pendants, circa 1969

An amazing work of wearable art.

Approx. Size: 8” x 10” (20 x 25.5 cm)

Condition: Very minor wear on metal commensurate with age.  Enamel is intact.

Mark/Label: None

 

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Long chrome bib necklace with round pendants enameled in orange and blue concentric circles.  Chrome links on the back allow this piece to set into the contours of your neck. Cardin made several iterations of this design in 1969 and this one is the largest.   http://bit.ly/2pLRJVX

Pierre Cardin was at the height of his powers in the 1960s & 1970s, designing some of the most futuristic jewelry, clothing & hats of the era.  He was known for using geometric and bubble shapes that often looked more like art than practical fasion. Born in Italy in 1922, Cardin grew up in France and starting apprenticing as a tailor's apprentice at age 14.  Cardin moved to Paris in 1945. There, he studied architecture and worked with fashion designer Paquin after World War II. The then worked with Elsa Schiaparelli until he became head of design at Christian Dior.   Cardin founded his own haute couture house in 1950. His career was launched when he designed about 30 of the costumes for "the party of the century", a masquerade ball in Venice on 3 September 1951. He was one of the first couture designers to create a ready-to-wear line. He also was a trailblazer in licensing his name for products such as perfume, automobiles and using his logo on accessories and furniture. Cardin eventually overexposed his brand through that licensing and it fell out of favor in the 1990s. He has retaken control of his branding and has reemerged with new designs plus a renovation of the ruins of the castle in Lacoste, Vaucluse that was once inhabited by the Marquis de Sade.

 

 
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$ 395.00

1950s Napier Pendant Necklace & Earrings Set, Maltese Cross Necklace, Oval Clip Earrings

A book piece mid-century set from Napier in silver plate.  Coordinates with this Napier bracelet.

Approx. Size:  Necklace is 19" long. Pendant 3"x 3" (48 cm, 7.5 x 7.5 cm)

Earrings: 1" diameter (2.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: All pieces are marked Napier

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A book piece mid-century set from Napier in silverplate. Large Maltese Cross pendant necklace and coordinating earrings. Necklace is open work silver plate with a scroll and bead design. Large spring ring closure. Oval clip earrings feature the same open scrollwork and beading. Large high quality faceted sapphire colored crystals look like pools of light. One of the most outstanding Napier designs from the 1950s. Shown on
on page 220. "The Napier Co." by Melinda L. Lewis.  Coordinates with the Napier bracelet shown in final photo.

 

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$ 45.00

Vintage 1960s, Brass Bead Necklace, 32 Inch

Sensational brass bead necklace. Very long multi-strand with graduated sizes of beads from 3 mm to 7 mm. Very versatile look and can be dressed up or down. #JN216

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Approx. Size: 32" (81 cm) including 4" (10 cm) extender chain; 3 mm - 7 mm diameter beads

Condition: Beads are in very good shape and strung very well. The original clasp was missing and has been replaced by us with a spring ring closure.

Mark/Label: None

 

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$ 20.00

1950s Long Tassel Silver Necklace, 19"

The extra long tassel makes this necklace really unique

Approx. Size: Necklace: 19" (48 cm) + Tassel" 7" (17.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

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Three strand chain necklace. Tassel hangs from large ring and 15 mm silver metal ball. Ten chains comprise the tassel. Spring ring closure.

 

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$ 40.00

Art Nouveau Blue Cabachon & Gold Metal Bib Necklace, Neiman Marcus New Old Stock

Stunning bib necklace with turquoise blue cabochons.  The cabs are channel set into a stylized art nouveau gold metal necklace.   Adjustable chain and lobster closure.  Thie piece is a very interesting combination of modernist and nouveau and will make quite the statement.  Originally priced at $100.

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Approx. Size: 21" (53 cm); Outside Diameter: 16" (40 cm); Height of Crown 3” (7.5 cm); Width of Brim: 

Condition: New old Stock, never worn. 

Mark/Label: None on necklace, Neiman Marcus paper tag

 

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$ 55.00

Gold Chain & Bead Bib Necklace, Nieman Marcus New Old Stock

Sensational gold metal bib necklace with large gold faceted beads within interconnected rings.  The beaded bib hangs from three different kinds of chains that are repeated hanging from the bottom of the bib.  New old stock from Neiman Marcus originally priced at $108.00.  Lobster clasp.

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Approx. Size:   Base necklace is 17" long (43 cm); Bib 3" x 8"  (7.5 x 20 cm)

Condition: New old stock with tags

Mark/Label:  Paper Neiman Marcus Tag, None on necklace 

 

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$ 85.00

1950s Red & Black Glass Bead Necklace, 24"

Eye-catching in it's simplicity

Approx. Size: Length: 24" (61 cm); beads range from 7mm to 15 mm.

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

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Gorgeous strand of red and black faceted glass beads in oblong and round shapes. Larger beads are separated by tiny black spacer beads. Gold metal box clasp. Absolutely stunning on.

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$ 95.00

Millefiori Necklace, Hand knotted Venetian Glass Beads, 28"

Beautiful strand of Venetian millefiori glass beads

Approx. Size: 28" long

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

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Handknotted with flat filigree spacer beads. Bright floral patterns in blue, red, white, yellow and black. Barrel clasp. 

Millefiori is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware. The term is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers). The millefiori technique involves the production of glass canes or rods, known as murrine, with multicolored patterns which are viewable only from the cut ends of the cane.[5] A murrine rod is heated in a furnace and pulled until thin while still maintaining the cross section's design. It is then cut into beads or discs when cooled.

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$ 25.00

Vintage Pearl & Red Bead Necklace & Earring Set

Gorgeous faux pearl and red bead necklace. Large round and baroque pearls are set off by bright red and burgundy faceted plastic beads. Perfect for the holidays. #CS-JN2

Approx. Size: Approx. Size:  17" long including 3" extender (43 cm), pearls range from 4 mm - 10 mm; earrings are 1" (2.5) diameter
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: None

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$ 28.00

Woven Black & Silver Bead Choker

Perfect necklace for goth style fans

Approx. Size: 17" long; 1.25: at widest point

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

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Gorgeous woven bead necklace with black and silver glass beads. Woven triangle pattern with a silver glass bead at each tip. Silver metal hook close.

 

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$ 12.00

1960s White Floral Bead Necklace

Lovely white floral beads

Approx. Size: 18" (45 5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

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White plastic bead necklace.  White floral beads alternate with round ones. Perfect summer time necklace to wear alone or mix with others.  Spring ring closure.  


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$ 15.00

Modernist Kramer Crackle Tile Necklace

Modernist tile necklace with distinctive crackle finish

Approx. Size:  16" x .75" (40.5 x 2 cm)

Condition: One small section of string is missing between two links. You can see the gap in the lower left corner in the first photo.  Since each link is fastened separately no other links are affected.

Mark:  None.  Did have a Kramer hang tag

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1960s modernist tile choker necklace by Kramer. Rectangular links of cream thermoset plastic with gold crackle finish. Links are double strung with plastic inset in the links. Small gap between each link emphasizes the design. Gold back. Hook clasp with gold chain extender.

Kramer was founded by Louis Kramer 1943. Since all activities of the company were centered in New York City many of the pieces are marked “Kramer NYC or Kramer of New York. The company was know for it intricate design work and use of rhinestones particularly in floral or geometric patterns. Kramer was also a maker for Dior in the 1950s-60s. The company closed in the 1970s.

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$ 25.00

1970s Poodle Dog Head Pendant Necklace by Rafaelian

Don't you just love the large round eyes dangling in the middle?

Approx. Size: 23" chain (58.2  cm); pendant 2" x 2" (5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Rafaelian

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Fun 1970s poodle head pendant in shiny open work gold metal. Nice Gold rope chain with spring ring closure. 

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$ 25.00

Large Pearl Choker Necklace, Gold Floral Spacer Beads, 16"

Lovely flower gold petal spacer beads between the large faux pearls

Approx. Size: 16"  (40.5 cm) long

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

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Sophisticated pearl choker with large 13 mm faux pearls. Gold metal spacer beads shaped like flower petals add an interesting accent as they cup around each pearl. Classic 1980s style. 

 

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$ 25.00

Retired Stella & Dot Owl Pendant Necklace, Gold Plated Chain

Vintage inspiration from Stella & Dog

Approx. Size: Chain:  18" long (45.5 cm) ; Pendant:  2" x 1" (5 x 2.5 cm)

Mark/Label:  Dotted Heart (Stella & Dot mark)

Condition: Very Good

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Vintage inspired necklace with a very cute gold plated owl with green rhinestone eyes and a coral marbled cabochon body.  Gold link chain with lobster clasp.  Great detail on this piece.  Originally sold in 2011 for $44.00. 

 

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$ 35.00

1970s LJM Chinese Coin Necklace, Gold Metal, Green Cabochons

This Asian style necklace makes quite a statement

Approx. Size: 18" (45.5 cm); Pendant is 2.5" x 2.5" (6 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: LJM © (Laurentian Jewelry Manufacturing)

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Beautiful gold metal necklace in the style of Chinese coins Pendant consists of three large coins fused together with bright green cabochons. The chain is smaller coins with two green beads. Spring ring closure. 

 

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$ 38.00

Mid Century Lisner Set, Necklace & Bracelet, Modernist Ribbon Design

Mid Century Lisner set in a beautiful gold ribbon design

Approx. Size: Necklace: 15.5 long 39 cm), including 3.5" extender; 1" (2.5 cm) wide

Bracelet: 6.5 long (16.5 cm); 1" wide

Condition: This set is in very good condition. The original hook on necklace has been replaced.

Mark/Label: Lisner © on bracelet closure

 

Striking 1950s demi parure set from Lisner. Ribbons of textured gold metal wrap your neck and arm. Very classic mid century look from one of my favorite jewelry companies. Each piece stand on it's own and together make quite the elegant statement. Hook clasp on necklace and fold-over clasp on bracelet. 

Founded by David Lisner in 1904, the company started as a wholesaler and was well known as the importer of Schiaparelli jewelry. The company produced their own jewelry in Providence, RI starting in the early 30s and employed the newest materials such as Dupont's new colored acrylic plastic called Lucite, as well as clear and colored rhinestones (particularly aurora borealis) and lava stones, as well as chromed, silver-plated, and black japanned metal. Lisner is has become very collectible as more vintage jewelry lovers appreciate the wonderful shapes and colors.

 

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$ 145.00

Kenneth Jay Lane Asian Pendant Necklace (KJL), 30"

This is a real statement piece. The play of colors in this design is gorgeous

Approx. Size: 30"  (76 cm) long, Ring: 3” (7.5 cm) diameter

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Kenneth Lane ©

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Long gold metal chain necklace with Asian warrior head pendant. Pendant hangs from a beautiful ring amber resin.

Kenneth Jay Lane is on of the most successful costumer jewelers of all time. He got his start designing shoes for Delman and Christian Dior, using his free time to create jewelry. By the late 60s he had opened his own design house. Lane has designed jewelry all across the price spectrum from unique designs for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Avon; from Bergdorf Goodman to QVC. His jewelry is known for it's high quality and incredible style range from classic pearls to ethic tribal pieces and even over-the-top rococo and baroque designs. KJL has designed for many companies over the past 50 years and the age of his pieces can be determined by the mark. Every woman should have at least one piece of KJL in her collection.

 

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$ 155.00

Kenneth Jay Lane (KJL) Treasures of the Duchess Tassel Necklace

Phenomenal black enamel and rhinestone necklace.  Part of a series inspired by the jewels of the Duchess of Windsor
Approx. Size: 30" long, Tassel: 4” x 2.5”
Condition: Very good. The box has a loose corner and inside is discolored.
Mark/Label: © KJL
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Faux onyx and pearl necklace with rhinestone roundel accents. Large black tassel hangs from enamel beads. Exquisite detail on the pendant. Comes in original box. #JN154

 

Kenneth Jay Lane started out designing shoes for Delman and Christian Dior, using his free time to create jewelry. By the late 60s he had opened his own design house. Lane has designed jewelry all across the price spectrum from unique designs for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Avon; from Bergdorf Goodman to QVC. His jewelry is known for it's high quality and incredible style range from classic pearls to ethic tribal pieces and even over-the-top rococo and baroque designs. KJL has designed for many companies over the past 50 years and the age of his pieces can be determined by the mark. Every woman should have at least one piece of KJL in her collection.

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$ 18.00

Santa Claus Pendant Necklace by Wallace Silversmiths, 20" Chain

Cheerful winking Santa necklace

Approx. Size:  Pendant 1.5" x 1" (3.8 x 2.5 cm); chain length 20" (50.8 cm)

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: Wallace Silversmiths

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Fun enamel Santa necklace.  Bright red  coat and stocking cap. Black enamel gloves and boots. Gold chain. Silver metal backing on pendant.

 

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$ 95.00

Modernist Czech Glass Cluster Bead Necklace

Vibrant red cluster glass beads are twisted and flattened for a unique abstract look

Approx. Size: Necklace (45.5 cm); total width of strands: 2" (5 cm)

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: None

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Czech glass necklace with modernist red glasss beads.  Cylindrical grooved beads on the back half of the necklace. gold metal barrel clasp. 

 

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$ 125.00

1920s Art Deco Beaded Sautoir Necklace, Black & Silver Beads

Authentic 1920s sautoir necklace with black and silver micro glass beads

Approx. Size:   Necklace length: 26" (40.5 cm), 1/2"(1.27 cm); Fringed center 3.5" x 1.75"  (9 x 4.5 cm)

Condition: One small section of bead loss per final photo. Some loose strings in the fringe. 

Mark/Label: None

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Considering the age of this piece it is amazing shape. Long wide neck of Micro-glass beads come to a center with lovely twisted fringed glass dangles. Authentic 1920s piece. Continuous necklace, no clasp.  

 

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$ 295.00

Lilly Dache Rhinestone Sunburst Pendant - Brooch

This is the most beautiful brooch that Madge has ever seen.  Plus it has a loop to hang on a chain

Approx. Size: 2" diameter, 1" thick (5 x 2.54 cm)

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: Lilly Dache

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Large rhinestone dome brooch.  Amazing piece by Lilly Dache bursting with alternating rows of round and baguette rhinestones.  Large faceted rhinestone in center. Five rows of stones are stacked to the center in a sunburst motif. Center stone is a whopping 20 mm. Rhodium backed for extra sparkle. Has a loop so you may hang this dazzler on a chain. 

 

 

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$ 25.00

Vintage Kramer Embroidered Pendant - Brooch

Truly a unique brooch. Very snazzy on your navy blazer.  Also works as a pendant.

Approx. Size: 2.5" (6 cm) diameter

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: Kramer ©

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Late 60s or early 70s Kramer pendant/brooch with embroidered crest. Gold metal shield that works as both a brooch and a pendant. Detail is embroidered navy blue fabric. Stylized British royal coat of arms on a dark navy background. 

Kramer was founded by Louis Kramer 1943. Since all activities of the company were centered in New York City many of the pieces are marked “Kramer NYC or Kramer of New York. The company was know for it intricate design work and use of rhinestones particularly in floral or geometric patterns. Kramer was also a maker for Dior in the 1950s-60s. The company closed in the 1970s.

Read Madge's article on this storied costume jewelry company.

 

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