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All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Contemporary item #985368 (stock #50302)
The Lush Life Antiques
$395.00
This stunning pin was designed by contemporary designer jeweler, Alexis Bittar. It is 4 1/4" in diameter and stands almost 1" tall. It is made from hand carved translucent lucite and has a rich gold and purple reverse painting with rhinestone ball center. It is in excellent condition and is signed "Handcrafted by Alexis Bittar" on the reverse. It is new and is in excellent condition. It is definitely lavender in person, but photographs with a blue cast online.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Contemporary item #985458 (stock #50313)
The Lush Life Antiques
$495.00
This amazing pin was made by former Miriam Haskell head designer, Larry Vrba. Larry's pieces are theatrical, and always make a statement when worn. This pin is 5 1/4" long x 3 1/2" wide x 1 1/2" tall, and is completely hand crafted. It has a gunmetal finish and has 10 faceted borealis crystal grapes with clear rhinestone accents. It is in excellent condition and is signed "Lawrence Vrba" on the reverse pin stem.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #989472 (stock #JK3)
The Lush Life Antiques
$295.00
This charming vintage pin is 3" long x 3" wide and is made from carved black bakelite. The horse's profile has nice details in the carved mane, painted eye/nose, and yellow reins. It has some light loss of the yellow coating on the reins, but other than that, it is in very good condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #989474 (stock #JK4)
The Lush Life Antiques
$295.00
This charming vintage bakelite pin measures 3" long x 2" wide and is made from butterscotch bakelite tumbled in a red resin. This gives the pin great patina and dimension in the carved details. It has glass eyes, patterned brass reins, and a riveted pinback assembly. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1000400 (stock #as38)
The Lush Life Antiques
$195.00
The artist and designer jeweler, Andrew Spingarn, has been in the jewelry industry for over 25 years. His company is based in Providence, RI, the center of jewelry manufacturing in the US. What sets Andrew apart from his contemporaries is his attention to detail and old world techniques. Many of his pieces incorporate lamp work art glass pieces which are made in the traditional method used by French costume jewelers, Maison Gripoix. In fact, his lampwork technique was so precise that Gripoix fam...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1001101 (stock #50321)
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This gorgeous vintage necklace was designed by Dallas based designer jeweler, Rebecca Collins. Her works are known for their unique medley of silver, gemstones, and found objects, and each is one of a kind. This torsade style necklace has 9 strands of gold tone pearls that end in a 2 1/4" long x 2" wide blister pearl/mother of pearl clasp. It is in very good condition and is signed "Rebecca Collins Bless Our Earth Sterling Dallas" on the inside clasp.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1001253 (stock #50331)
The Lush Life Antiques
$395.00
This unusual modernist bird set was designed by Jorge Castillo, better known as Chato of the renowned Los Castillo taller. The pin measures 2 3/4" long x 2" wide and the matching earrings are 1 1/2" long x 1" wide. The set handwrought from sterling silver and has pearl, coral, and green stone accents. Each piece is hallmarked "Chato Castillo 925", and the pin bears his logo as well as model #4. The earrings have non silver pivot backs but I can not detect if these are original or later replac...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1001354 (stock #50339)
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$95.00
This great modernist pin was made by the Canadian duo of Micheline de Passille and Yves Sylvestre. It is made from chrome plated metal with a black, white, and burgundy enamel front. It does have some surface wear on the left figure, but it does not detract from the piece. Overall, it is in good condition and the reverse is signed "de Passille-Sylvestri".
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #1010677 (stock #50407)
The Lush Life Antiques
$495.00
This amazing bracelet was designed by Marcel Boucher and manufactured in Mexico during WWII. It is 6 3/4" long x 1" wide and is hand wrought from sterling silver with clear and blue paste stone accents. It has an attached safety chain and it's in excellent condition. The reverse is hallmarked "Sterling Parisina" with eagle #6. I have owned many Parisina pieces, but I have never seen this one before. It is definitely very European in it's design and construction, but interestingly Mexican ma...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1011218 (stock #50422)
The Lush Life Antiques
$750.00
This amazing vintage necklace was designed for the couture house of Yves Saint Laurent. It is 21" from end to end and each heart panel is 1 1/4" long x 1 1/4" wide. It is made from 22k gold plated metal and the front is elaborately set with clear rhinestones in a variety of shapes. It is a quality heavy casting and it is in excellent vintage condition. It is not signed but my European consignor purchased it directly from one of the Paris atteliers that makes jewelry for YSL.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Pre 1990 item #1011226 (stock #50423)
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$125.00
This lovely vintage pin was made for the couture house of Christian Lacroix. It is 2 3/4" long x 2 1/2" wide and is made from 22k gold plated metal. It has a logo front and the reverse is signed "Christian Lacroix Made in France". It has some very minor wear to the plating on front, but overall, it is in very good condition.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Contemporary item #1013412 (stock #50540)
The Lush Life Antiques
$125.00
This unusual belt buckle was designed by contemporary San Miguel de Allende artist, Felipe Barbosa. It is made from antiqued silvertone metal and has a detailed casting of a large skull surrounded by angel wings. Two small black rhinestones in the eyes give this piece a bit of sparkle. It measures 4 1/2" long x 2 1/2" wide and will fit a 1 3/4" wide strap. It is in excellent NEW condition and is hallmarked "DB" in script on the reverse of the buckle. I have one of these in my personal colle...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1980 item #1030520 (stock #50556)
The Lush Life Antiques
$195.00
These stunning contemporary costume earrings not only look, but are constructed like "real" antique Mogul empire jewelry. They are completely handcrafted from a silver/copper alloy with a 24k gold finish, and measure 3 1/4" long x 1" wide. They have dome tops with traditional enamel and mirrored stones. The dome edges have 1 1/2" long genuine fresh water pearl strands which give these earrings lots of movement when worn. They are in excellent condition.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1030585 (stock #50559)
The Lush Life Antiques
$900.00
This stunning torsade necklace and earrings set was designed by contemporary designer jeweler, Sherri Jennings. Her designs are handcrafted in Italy and use vintage and antique glass components. The necklace is 19 1/2" long with a 3" x 2 1/2" oval medallion, and the matching clip earrings are 1 3/4" long x 1 1/2" wide. The set has light blue and sapphire unfoiled rhinestones with strands of light blue round and faceted beads. It has an antiqued/Japanned finish and it is in excellent conditio...
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 : Bracelets : Contemporary item #1030862 (stock #50563)
The Lush Life Antiques
$750.00
This stunning bracelet 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 bracelet is 3 3/4" wide in front and has an interior wearable length of 6 3/4". It has a rhodium finish and is intricately pave set with clear, gray, and black rhinestones. It is in excellent condition and is signed "Zini". Please see my other listings for the matching necklace.
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Contemporary item #1030878 (stock #50601)
The Lush Life Antiques
$895.00
This stunning bracelet was designed and made by one of the best contemporary costume jeweler's of today, Robert Sorrell. His pieces are known for their exuberant use of color and their exquisite construction. Each is hand made by Robert in his NY studios and all show is meticulous attention to detail. The bracelet is 2" wide in front and has a wearable interior measurement of 6 5/8". It has a Japanned finish and the exterior is elaborately set with topaz, clear, canary, and citrine rhinestones ...