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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Designer Signed : Pre 1950 item #630296 (stock #41530)
The Lush Life Antiques
$9000.00
This rare bracelet (circa 1950) was designed by renowned French artist, Line Vautrin. She introduced her first collection at the age of 21 and gained public acceptance after showing her designs at the Paris International Exposition of 1937. At that time, she was primarily known as a button maker, but she constantly experimented in new media. It wasn't long before she developed her trademark technique involving mirrors set on a resin background, which she termed "Talosel". This bracelet is an...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1135562 (stock #11407)
The Lush Life Antiques
$8,950.00
This stunning vintage necklace is fluid in both it's design and construction. It has 20 strands of 2mm heishi tubular coral beads that end in a 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" 18k removable medallion. It is 34" in overall length and can be worn as a long necklace or doubled over for a fuller look. The clasp is hallmarked 18k with the makers mark and additional script writing. It has a total weight of of 159 grams and it is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1055570 (stock #138)
The Lush Life Antiques
$7,500.00
This chic necklace was made by the renowned jewelry house of Van Cleef and Arpels. It is 20 1/4" long and consists of 6 strands of 4MM tubular coral beads interspersed with tubular gold beads. It has a 1" long tubular closure that is hallmarked "VCA 4M 970.4" on one side and "14k" on the other. I suspect that this was made in collaboration with the Spanish firm, Puig Doria who made designs for Van Cleef in the 1970s. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1135551 (stock #11404)
The Lush Life Antiques
$4,500.00
This amazing pin was designed by the Taxco silver maestro, William Spratling. Based on traditional Mesomayan images, it is commonly termed the "Jaguar" pin. It is 4 1/2" long x 2 1/2" wide and is hand crafted from repousse sterling silver. It has 6 amethyst cabochons on the border and the reverse has a secure pin closure with safety clutch. The pin has two early repairs at the tongue and shoulder, and one cabochon has a stable fracture. None of this takes away from the beauty of this pin. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1145294 (stock #RIC3)
The Lush Life Antiques
$3,500.00
This sensational necklace was designed by New York contemporary designer jeweler, Patricia Von Musulin. Her pieces are known for their sculptural quality and have been featured in the design collections of Bill Blass, Perry Ellis, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Geoffrey Beene. This necklace is truly a hard to find piece by Patricia and has been recently restrung and polished by her studio. The side panel measures 3 1/4" long x 2 1/2" wide x 3/4" thick and is made from preban...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1079756 (stock #ILC10)
The Lush Life Antiques
$2,950.00
This stunning cuff bracelet is a fantastic example of the work of Maison Gripoix for the couture house of Chanel. It is 2" wide in front with a 6 1/2" end to end measurement and 1" wide gap opening. It is made from heavyweight gilt brass and has 9 Gripoix glass chiclet type stones surrounded by dozens of faceted crystals. It is in excellent condition and is signed "Chanel 2 3 Made in France" (season 23) with the Chanel logo.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1030867 (stock #50565)
The Lush Life Antiques
$2,500.00
This vintage Austrian necklace is by far one of the best pieces of costume I've owned. It is 17" long from end to end and is approximately 4" wide in front. It stands high on the neck when worn and is a little difficult to photo on a standard jewelry mount. It is made from brass with a Russian gilt finish, and the front is elaborately set with topaz rhinestones in oval, pear, and marquis shapes. It is in excellent condition and is signed "made in Austria" on an applied round tag.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1225890 (stock #cet1)
The Lush Life Antiques
$2,500.00
This gorgeous necklace was made by the Italian design duo of Lyda Toppo and Bruno Coppola, better known as Coppola e Toppo. The necklace has a wearable length of 16" from end to end and is 3 1/2" at it's widest point. It is made from ombre red to black crystals in a complex woven collar design. It has the signature heart shaped brass hardware signed "Made in Italy by Coppola e Toppo." It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1303121 (stock #mh1)
The Lush Life Antiques
$2,500.00
This amazing, over the top, bib necklace is a late design by Miriam Haskell head designer, Robert Clark who worked for the costume jeweler from 1958 to 1968. It measures 18" long from end to end and drapes down a dramatic length of 8" in front. I spoke with another former head designer at Haskell, and was informed that these particular beads were sourced from the Routier Attelier in France. They are hand blown glass and made to resemble lavender jade. The drops on the fringe of the necklace ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1135845 (stock #11412)
The Lush Life Antiques
$2,450.00
This stunning vintage pin measures 1 3/4" long x 1 1/2" wide and is handcrafted from 18k white gold. It has 15 cultured pearl "grapes" varying in size from 4.5mm to 7.5mm and the leaves have 2 carat total weight of VS-2 grade diamonds. It can be worn as a pin and has a clever removable mechanism which allows it to attach to a strand of pearls or over a chain. It has no markings except for the number "762" and it has been assayed for 18k gold. It is in excellent condition and weighs 17.9 gra...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1073981 (stock #10806)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,950.00
This wonderful vintage belt was designed by costume jewelry legend, Kenneth Jay Lane. It is 31 1/2" long x 3 1/2" wide and has a gold tone setting elaborately set with turquoise and coral cabochons. It is signed K.J.L. on the reverse and it is in excellent condition.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Contemporary item #1116560 (stock #11171)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,950.00
This unbelievable pin was designed and made by contemporary designer jeweler, Jarin Kasi. It measures 3 1/4" long x 2" wide x 1" thick and is made from heavy cast sterling silver with a bright gold vermeil finish. The intertwined snake and blackamoor collar are hand set with peridot stones, and the bodice and crown have clear topaz stones. The torso and face are enameled in gloss black and the top of the head has a 16 x 20mm faceted citrine stone. The pin is in excellent condition and is sig...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1302902 (stock #cet1)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,950.00
This gorgeous necklace was made by the Italian design duo of Lyda Toppo and Bruno Coppola, better known as Coppola e Toppo. The necklace has a wearable length of 18" from end to end and is 2 1/2" at it's widest point. It is made from ombre blue crystals in a complex woven collar design. It has the signature heart shaped brass hardware on each end but does not bear the coppola signature. I believe that this was probably done private label for Emilio Pucci. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1970 item #1303123 (stock #mc1)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,950.00
This stunning vintage bracelet was designed by Countess Cissy Zoltowska of Vienna. Her designs were carried at the most exclusive retailers in the US, including Bonwitt Teller and Lord and Taylor as well as many exclusive boutiques in Europe and Japan. Maison Cis also made jewelry private label for many couturiers including Balenciaga. This bracelet measures 7 1/2" long x 2 5/8" wide and is intricately made from brass with a gilt finish. The unique design has interlocking chain on the edges w...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1226538 (stock #ic1)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,800.00
I am very pleased to offer this stunning bracelet from the high end accessories designer, Isabel Canovas. Isabelle was born in Paris on the “Night of Kings” in 1945, daughter to Genevieve Corre, and Blas Canovas, a Spanish fabric designer. The product of designers, she began work at an early age as accessories designer at Hermes, and later to Louis Vuitton. She received acclaim from Patrick Vuitton who felt she could help in modernizing the image of Vuitton in the 70‘s. After only one yea...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1288297 (stock #ha1)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,800.00
This unique design by Hector Aguilar was executed at his Taxco shop, Taller Borda. It has a wearable length of 6 1/4" with a 1" gap opening and is 1 3/4" long at it's widest point. It has bold X and O cutwork design across the front and flairs to a scrollwork design on the ends. It is in excellent condition and is hallmarked "Taller Borda 925 Sterling Mexico" on the inner cuff.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Contemporary item #1302345 (stock #jk7)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,700.00
This AMAZING statement bracelet was designed by contemporary costume jeweler, Jarin Kasi. It is cast from sterling silver with an oxidized finish and is intricately set with brown and green crystal accents. The figural monkey motif is 2 1/4" wide in front and the interior measurement is 6 1/2". An off center lemon quartz stone adds to the drama of this piece. It is in excellent condition and is signed "Jarin" on the interior. It is a real show stopper!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1960 item #758735 (stock #44156)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,600.00
Pretty in pink! This stunning vintage Miriam Haskell parure is an outstanding example of the maker in a very hard to find color..pink! The necklace is 17" long with a 2 1/2" long x 1 3/4" center element, the bracelet is 7 1/2" long with a 1 1/2" diameter clasp, and the clip earrings are 1 1/4" in diameter. The set is made from pink glass beads and the bracelet/necklace have pink molded flower accents. The set has Russian gilt brass filigrees, and each piece is hallmarked "Miriam Haskell". T...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #834258 (stock #misc29)
The Lush Life Antiques
$800.00
This lovely bracelet is a classic design by master Mexican silversmith, Hector Aguilar. It is 7/8" wide, and has a wearable length of 6 1/2". It is made from heavyweight sterling silver (85.3 grams), and has an attached safety chain and pin closure. It is is fully hallmarked "940 Taxco" with the Hector Aguilar "HA" monogram, and eagle stamp number 9. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #653407 (stock #42310)
The Lush Life Antiques
$750.00
These amazing hair ornaments are by the master Taxco silversmith, Hubert Harmon. His whimsical and sometimes odd designs are highly sought after, and extremely hard to find. These ornaments came directly from the original estate, and were purchased at Harmon's Taxco taller in the early 1940's. The largest ornament is approximately 5 1/2" long x 2 1/4" wide and is signed "Hubert Harmon Made in Mexico" on the reverse. The other two spherical ornaments are 5 1/2" long but one has a 22.5MM spher...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1030859 (stock #50561)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,500.00
This stunning necklace was designed by the Italian designer jeweler, Carlo Zini. His pieces are hard to find outside of Europe where he sells through exclusive boutiques and retailers like Harrod's. The necklace measures 16 long with an attached safety chain giving an additional 3 3/4" in length. Each octopus is approximately 2 1/2" long x 2" wide and all are intricately pave set with black, gray and clear rhinestones. It has a rhodium finish backing and the safety chain is signed "Carlo Zini"...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Pre 1990 item #1057884 (stock #200)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,450.00
This gorgeous vintage pin was designed by Iradj Moini for the couture house of Oscar de la Renta. It is 5" long x 2 1/2" wide and is made from gilt brass with citrine, jade, amethyst, tourmaline, and crystal stones. It has a double pin stem on the reverse and it's signed "Iradj Moini" across the beak. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1145431 (stock #11514)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,450.00
This stunning vintage necklace was made by the legendary costume jewelry company of Schreiner of New York. The necklace is 18" long from end to end and drapes down 2 3/4" in front. It has a rhodium plated setting and the front is intricately set with clear and emerald rhinestones. One of the round green stones is missing a single dog tooth prong in the setting, but overall, the necklace is in very good condition. It has no markings but has typical Schreiner construction including the signatu...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Contemporary item #1145508 (stock #11518)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,450.00
This jaw dropping pin was designed by contemporary designer jeweler, Robert Sorrell. Mr. Sorrell's pieces have been featured in the runway collections of Thierry Mugler, as well as in a number of theater productions including Cirque de Soleil. The pin was custom made for Lush Life Antiques and incorporates two large pieces of vintage preban carved elephant ivory. It is dynamic in it's scale measuring 5 3/8" long x 2 1/2" wide, but is still easy to wear. The ivory section is 2 1/2" long x 3 1/2" ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Sets : Contemporary item #1215253 (stock #so1)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,400.00
This jaw dropping demi parure was designed by contemporary designer jeweler, Robert Sorrell. Mr. Sorrell's pieces have been featured in the runway collections of Thierry Mugler, as well as in a number of theater productions including Cirque de Soleil. The set was custom made for Lush Life Antiques and includes an 18" long x 2 1/2" wide necklace and coordinating 1 1/2" long x 1 1/4" clip earrings. The set is made from twisted wire with a gun metal finish, and is intricately set with ombre crysta...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Sets : Contemporary item #1215255 (stock #so2)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,400.00
This jaw dropping demi parure was designed by contemporary designer jeweler, Robert Sorrell. Mr. Sorrell's pieces have been featured in the runway collections of Thierry Mugler, as well as in a number of theater productions including Cirque de Soleil. The set was custom made for Lush Life Antiques and includes a necklace and earrings in a wonderful asymmetric designs. The necklace has a wearable length of approximately 18" long with a 4" long x 3" wide center element, and the coordinating drop ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1288286 (stock #fd1)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,400.00
This unusual bracelet was designed by Taxco maestro, Fred Davis. It is handcrafted from sterling silver with a gold vermeil finish and has a sleek art deco design. It has a wearable length of 6 1/8" and is 1 3/4" wide across the 13 repousse panels. It is in very good condition and is hallmarked with the Fred Davis FD monogram.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Contemporary item #1302323 (stock #jk2)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,400.00
This amazing articulated bracelet is made by contemporary designer jeweler, Jarin Kasi. The snakes body is intricately constructed from sterling silver, and has pave CZ crystals throughout. The head has a large glass faux emerald stone and the eyes are made from hematite glass. The body is 5/8" wide in back and it spans 1 3/4" at the crossover front. It has flexibility but will only fit a wrist of about 6 1/2". It has no markings and it is in excellent condition. This really is a showstop...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #1303125 (stock #bb1)
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Auction
This amazing bakelite bracelet is one of the nicest examples I've had in a long time. The apple juice bangle employs several techniques including reverse carving, pierce cutting, and reverse painting. It is 1 1/4" wide and has a 2 1/2" diameter opening. The translucent material has open sections with three repeated reverse carved floral panels with painted details. The bracelet is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. This really is one of the finest bangles I've had in 20 years!
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Contemporary item #1302342 (stock #jk6)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,300.00
This absolutely amazing brooch was designed by renowned contemporary costume jeweler, Jarin Kasi. The oversized pin measures 4 3/4" long x 3 1/4" wide and is hand crafted from sterling silver with an oxidized finish. The front is elaborately done with hand set CZ crystals, and each flower is mounted on a spring giving this pin an incredible kinetic look. The reverse has a double pin stem assembly and it's signed "Jarin" on an applied plaque. Although contemporary, this piece is made almost i...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1057901 (stock #204)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,250.00
This unusual bib necklace was designed and crafted by contemporary designer costume jeweler, Robert Sorrell. His pieces are expertly hand made and have been featured in the runway collection of Thierry Mugler as well as theater productions like Cirque de Soliel's Zoomanity. This particular necklace was made for one of the productions of "Broadway Bares", a charity burlesque show which often derives it's themes from particular shows or musicals of the time. This necklace was Mr Sorrell's take ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1057902 (stock #205)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,250.00
This amazing bib necklace was designed and hand crafted by contemporary couture costume jeweler, Alan Anderson. It is 17" long, draping down 2 1/2" in front, and is elaborately set with peridot crystals. It has 25MM faux jade cabochon sides with borealis tinted rhinestone accents, and the 4 nesting glass strands have peridot crystal rondelles. It has a gold tone finish and the reverse is hallmarked "Alan Anderson". It is in excellent condition.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1058002 (stock #208)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,250.00
This stunning necklace was designed by contemporary designer jeweler, Sherri Jennings, who manufactures her pieces in Florence, Italy. Her pieces have been used in many photo spreads and have graced the covers of notable fashion magazines. You will see here pieces worn by notable celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Cindy Lauper, Mary Kate Olsen, and Tyra Banks. This necklace is reminiscent of the works of French jeweler, Countess Cis, and measures 17 1/2" long x 5" wide with an attached 7" long tai...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1085793 (stock #11023)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,250.00
This amazing convertible bib necklace was made by contemporary jewelers, C&D. These designers worked with Iradj Moini, and his pieces share the same quality and design construction. The necklace is 15" long and has an additional 3 1/2" length so that it can be worn at a variety of lengths. The center medallion is 3 3/4" long x 3 1/2" wide and has a 26mm x 37mm topaz center with citrines and rhinestone accents. It can be detached and worn as a pin giving this piece an alternate look. It is ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Contemporary item #1145492 (stock #11516)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,250.00
This amazing pin was designed by contemporary designer jeweler, Robert Sorrell. Mr. Sorrell's pieces have been featured in the runway collections of Thierry Mugler, as well as in a number of theater productions including Cirque de Soleil. The pin is dynamic in it's scale measuring 5 3/4" long x 3 1/2" wide, but is easy to wear despite it's size. The advantage of this "night and day" pin is that the flower itself (2 1/2" in diameter) can be removed to wear by itself. The stem is set with clear ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1970 item #1213754 (stock #sc3)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,250.00
This sensational necklace by Schreiner of New York will definitely get attention when worn. It is 23 1/2" long x 2" wide and has 12 oval panels with large 27mm x 38mm high dome tortoise resin cabochons in clear stone frames. It is connected by chain on the reverse and it has a gold tone setting. There is some plating wear on a few link connections but it's only noticeable on inspection of the reverse. It is not signed but has typical Schreiner construction including the signature choke chain...