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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)
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$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)
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$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)
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$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)
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$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)
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$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...