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Description: Multi Jeweltone Dress Clip - A versatile dress clip that will go with many popular clothing colors, this uses unfoiled glass oval stones that have been prong set into a pyramidal design. The red stones lean more to the raspberry red rather than fire-engine, very pretty. At 2 1/4" x 1 5/8", this was almost certainly meant to be worn as a single. Goldtone setting. A bit of play in the clip but still works well on any thicker fabric. Excellent condition

Item: ND1-271

Price: $47.50 US

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Description: Pastel Glass Moonstone Brooch & Bracelet Set - Always very wearable because they go with so many colors, this circular brooch not only has multi pastel oval and round cabochons, but also small clears on the alternating leaves branching from the center and also along the edges. The bracelet also has the same leaves and cabochons you see in the brooch, on a pierced gilt frame that has small floral patterns on the perimeter and center lines. Push in clasp, safety chain (not original but matches well). It is my feeling that the bracelet might have had a full circle of stones and that some of the branches might have broken off, but if there are any break marks they have been well hidden by a previous owner. Brooch is 2" in diameter, bracelet is 3/4" wide, standard 2" x 2 1/2" oval dimensions.

Item: NS1-219

Price: $85.00/set US

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Description: Glass Briolette Necklace and Earring Set - Absolutely fabulous. Glass briolette cut beads are separated by fancy cut crystal beads and brass "wheels", with brass chain and beads and clear bicone spacers in stations around the back. Old type spring ring clasp appears to be marked goldfilled on both parts. Rhinestone topped screwback earrings are technically not a match because they are silvertone rather than brass but the briolettes are identical in size and cut and I do not think you could find anything that would be a better match. Necklace is a little over 15 1/2"; earrings dangle 1 1/4".

Item: NS1-120

Price: $149.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Mint Green Shoebutton Dress Clip - Some collectors feel these are early KTF (Trifari) pieces but this is unmarked. Kind of a bunch of grapes motif, with large gilt leaves over the top, and green cabochon rounds centered with a single clear rhinestones. Giltwork around the cabs also has many clear rhinestones. Whether this originally had black enameling on the veining is unknown, as the leaves are somewhat worn and if there was something on the high points is has long since worn off. The cabs are in good shape and an unusual color, all rhinestones are present and look to be original, with normal slight aging. As mentioned, the gilding as worn off of the leaves in spots and on the veining and top "stem", otherwise very nice with clip having excellent tension. I love the attention to detail on the clip mechanism, which to me looks late 1920's-early 1930's. 2 1/8" x 1 1/2".

Item: ND1-272

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Multi Pastel Floral and Rhinestone Brooch - If you find these pieces charming, as I do, you will also find this one unusual, with the cluster bouquet in the center that I have not ever seen on any of these pieces. Whether the floral pieces are glass or plastic are unknown, but all of the single flowers (26 of them) have a clear rhinestone at the center, with additional small clears on the potmetal "latticework". About 2 1/4" in diameter, very nice shape, a couple of the small clears have darkened around the edges but that is to be expected of a genuine 70+ year old piece. Many collectors believe these are early Trifari (TKF) but could also be L/N, S in a Star, or other companies of that time period.

Item: NP1-168

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Czech Type Deep Topaz Glass Bead & Pendant Necklace - Unsigned but probably of Czech origin, this uses octagonal and rectangular glass pieces set in frames that are very deco in nature that are set with tiny topaz colored round rhinestones, with v shaped connecting links that are also set with tiny topaz colored rhinestones. The side chains are done in Czech-cut crystal elongated beads with brass endcaps, ending with a brass spring ring clasp, that while not thumbless, is of an older style. There is a short amount of tiny chain that connects the clasp to the bead portion, and would be a place to add length if desired. Chain portion is about 16", with drop falling another 2". Excellent condition, I can find no flaw here.

Item: NN1-254

Price: $129.50 US

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Description: The Nov-e-line Mar-vel Quality Hinged Bangle with Rhinestones - In what little information that I have been able to obtain about this company, I have not found out what "Mar-Vel Quality" means, except that both of the two I have had have been hinged bangles. This one has bead set clear rhinestones with kind of a comet design that seems to be earlier than most of the deco styles this company has become known for. Note the attention to detail along the upper and lower edges. Push in closure, safety chain, 3/8" wide, 2 3/16" inner diameter, for average to smaller wrists. Excellent condition for almost 100 years old, with expected patina and rhinestone greying. Beautiful probably early 1920's piece.

Item: NB1-361

Price: $95.00 US

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Description: Victorian Revival Bracelet - I am almost positive this is not Victorian, but a 1940's Revival piece. Center is black enamel with a small brass flower in the center, surrounded by metal leaves (they are not purple, that is a reflection of my sweater when I took the picture). The center is riveted to the metal frame, which has an embossed floral and stylized heart? lyre? motif that goes around the outside of the frame. Black enamel tracery has mostly worn off, though it remains in a few places (see pictures). Push-in clasp closes with a tight click and safety chain looks original. Inside of bracelet frame shows wear; tiny scratches on two of the center leaves. I see nothing outside of normal vintage wear; black enamel tracery could possibly be redone and would make this a tremendously interesting piece. Band is 3/4" wide, slightly oval 2 1/4" x 2 1/8". Centerpiece is 1 3/8" in diameter.

Item: NB1-273

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Deco Potmetal and Rhinestone Bracelet - Many small links make this a very flexible and appealing bracelet. All set with clear rhinestones, 7 1/4" x 3/4". Push-in clasp is hidden when closed, a sign of a better quality piece. Closes with a nice click. Back side plating is in very good-excellent shape. I completely restoned this piece about 20 years ago with Swarovksi crystal stones. You will find this to be comparable to most of the Trifari pieces of this same era.

Item: NB1-274

Price: $60.00 US

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Description: Elaborate Cut Out Bow Brooch - Really nice pave set potmetal bow with floral cut out pattern. Attention to detail like this is not usually found in contemporary jewelry. This bow actually has 3-dimensional loops. Heavy for its 3 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 3/8" size. Excellent condition, with only a tiny bit of yellowing to a few stones and some residual glue.

Item: NP1-206

Price: $37.50 US

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Description: Bug Earrings - An entomologist I am not.  I am assuming that this is a stylized bee, but I guess these could be anything.  Material appears to be brass.  Unusual clip mechanism suggests that these might be European made.  About .75" in diameter at largest point across wing span

Item: NP1-0017

Price: $15.00 US

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Description: Czecho Blue Dangling Choker Necklace - Done in almost a faux blue lace agate glass, this features a 1920's style silvertone chain with elongated diamond shapes and alternating small and medium size light blue beads. Center features a large blue round cabochon from which dangle three graduated sets of beads that match the chain. Spring ring clasp is marked Czech. Other than a small coincoidal chip at the edge of the large cabochon (see closeup) it is in excellent shape. Will fit up to a 15" neck but could easily be lengthened with any silvertone chain extender.

Item: NN1-108

Price: $65.00 US

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Description: Watch Fob with Initials - This must have originally belonged to someone with the initials "DJ" as those are the initials found in script on the bottom oval on this piece.  Clip mechanism and lanyard hook, marked "The D.F.B. Co", are in excellent working condition.  Very small solder repair on base of one of the four decorative chains, price reflects.  4.5" from top to bottom, a little less than .75" across.

Item: NM1-0019

Price: $35.00 US

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Description: Leaf Brooch with Cobalt Blue/Sapphire Blue and Clear Rhinestones - This circa 1930's piece features blue oval stones, of which the largest are a particularly vibrant, cobalt blue color. Very good condition, with a few of the clears being replacements, and most of the foiling off of one of the smaller ovals, which is not noticeable from the front. 3 1/8" x 1 1/2". I particularly like the small heart shape leaf at the bottom of the design.

Item: NP1-207

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Small Deco Brooch in Faux Carnelina/Jet/Clear Rhinestones - Absolutely beautiful in person, this uses old style faceted glass carnelian colored baguettes, along with black traditional baguettes and clear rhinestones. This piece is heavy for its size; c clasp, potmetal setting. About 1 1/2" x 1/2", excellent condition, with only slight signs of aging/wear on the back side.

Item: NP1-260

Price: $37.50 US

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Description: Nov-e-line Link Bracelet with Blue, Clear, and Red Stones - While this kind of "watchband" look is typical of Nov-e-line bracelets, the fact that there are two large stones at the center instead of one is rather unusual. Note that the table on the stone is set at a 45 degree angle instead of running parallel to the edges as modern stones do. The colored baguettes on the side links alternate between red and blue, with the other stones being bead hand set rounds. This has quite a bit of patina and could probably be polished to a lighter silvertone, but I will leave that to the buyer's discretion. This is a shorter than average bracelet at 6 1/2" (not uncommon for bracelets of this time period) , about 5/8" at widest center point. Lovely, about 90 years old. Signed Nov-e-line on last link.

Item: NB1-364

Price: $89.50 US

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Description: Medium sized bar pin - Lovely engraved bar pin appears to be gold-filled and features a floral motif at the center.  Safety pin clasp appears to be unusual in that it has a springy closure mechanism that holds the clasp securely closed.  About 1.75" by .5" at the widest points.

Item: NP1-0022

Price: $27.50 US

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Description: Delicate Victorian Festoon Necklace with Purple Bezel Set Stones - This is probably over 100 years old, with purple glass round, square and pointed pear shaped stones. Thumbless clasp, goldtone, this has aged to kind of a rose gold color. 15", center dangle is about a 1" drop. One tiny contemporary jumpring is all I see that isn't original. Very pretty.

Item: NN1-365

Price: $59.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weisner Two Row Square Rhinestone Bracelet - This piece matches a necklace and also a necklace and earrings set that we have in this section of the website, but it is the only piece that is signed. Set in shiny rhodium plate, all square clear rhinestones are prog set. Old style push in clasp, safety chain seems to be original. The only fault I find here is that some of the stones have darkened, and while it still has a lot of sparkle, it is not "new" looking, so I am pricing this very affordably and leaving it up to the new owner to decide if they wish to replace stones. Still very wearable as it is. Signed Joseph Wiesner in an oval.

Item: NB1-257

Price: $35.00 US

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Description: Pretium Bracelet with All Clear Stones - The larger center clears are in good shape and clasp has a good "click" to it. All of the stones in this piece have some degree of darkening but this still has a lot of sparkle. 7" x 1/2" . Rarely found signature.

Item: NB1-213

Price: $95.00 US

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Description: Leach & Miller Sterling Triple Row Rhinestone Bracelet - Another wonderful piece from the 1920's-30's. I believe the July 7, 1925 patent is probably for the clasp mechanism rather than the design, though L&M certainly used this bracelet design and variations thereof in not only all clear but colored stones and/or colored stones mixed with clear. Rainwater lists last known date in business per advertising in Keystone magazine (a trade periodical) as 1931, so I think we can safely circa date this piece to the late 1920's. I tried to take a picture of the detailing found on each link on the ends and sides but my camera refused to cooperate, but you may be able to see it if you look closely at the bottom of the top picture. 36 individual links, (108 stones), gives this piece a fluidity that makes it fit like a glove. 6 1/2" wearable length, 7/16" wide. Excellent condition with some mild overall aging of the clear rhinestones, as to be expected with a piece that is 80+ years old. N. Sil. refers to the fact the push in clasp is "nickel silver" (a silvertone metal that contains no silver) while the rest of the piece is sterling.

Item: NB1-239

Price: $99.50 US

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Description: Flapper Style Seed Bead Lariat with Tassles - Done in a wonderful coppery brown faceted seed bead, this piece is in excellent condition; I can find no flaw. Photographed with an extra loop around neck form, this measures 48". Make an evening special with this subtle sparkling piece.

Item: NN1-140

Price: $24.50 US

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Description: Unsigned Nov-e-line Pendant Necklace - We found this necklace and are excited to say that it is the match for the Nov-e-line bracelet farther down (NB1-167). Noveline did both signed and unsigned pieces; the bracelets are almost always signed but the matching necklaces, brooches and rings are often not signed. This uses the same beautiful step-cut stone in an amber colored glass, surrounded by small clear rhinestones in potmetal. Jointed laveliere style, long original chain is about 23 inches, with the pendant just shy of 2". Wonderful original condition, usually the delicate chains on these have broken, so this is a real find. I encourage you to buy both pieces so you have a set.

Item: NN1-255

Price: $89.50 US

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Description: Allco Light Sapphire Square Rhinestone Linear Link Bracelet - Though similar in style to most of Allco's bracelet production, this is a little more rare in that it uses all square, colored stones. Each link features two stones in little embossed compartments. This closes with a good click (push-in v box clasp) and is in excellent condition. 7" wearable length x 5/16".

Item: NB1-249

Price: $95.00 US

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Description: Czech-style Green Leaf Dress Clip -  Emerald green rhinestone  pear and oval shapes are surrounded by smaller, lighter emerald green round rhinestones.  A really pretty piece.  Clip is strong and operates easily.

Item: UD4-045

Price: $45.00 US

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Description: Aqua and Clear Flapper Necklace - Pretty. Dark aqua firepolished beads alternate with clear seed beads, with oval frosted beads accenting the sides and the tassle portion. Tassle has five strands that end with a slightly smaller frosted bead, secured with a clear seed bead. Endless strand is approx. 28", with tassle portion measuring about 4" (dangles vary slightly in length.) Excellent original condition.

Item: NN1-227

Price: $39.50 US

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Description: The Nov-e-line Topaz and Clear Rhinestone 1930's Bracelet - Similar to the piece above but probably slightly later, with a more "deco" look (characteristic links are the same). Center stone is beautifully cut in a true topaz glass, not quite as yellow as my monitor indicates. 7" x 5/8" at widest point. Clasp works well. This is in very good but not excellent condition - the small clears flanking the center stone have darkened, and one of the stones near the clasp is quite yellowed, almost brown. A few of the linkages are a little bent. None of these things affects the wearability or even the appearance but are noted for accuracy and are reflected in the price.

Item: NB1-167

Price: $89.50 US

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Description: Foliate Motif Hinged Bangle Bracelet - One of the most unusual of this type of bracelet that I have ever had, and very lovely. Leaf pattern has cutwork that makes it seem delicate, even though the pattern is 1 1/8" wide at the front opening. All clear rhinestone set, all stones original. Back portion of the bracelet is plain metal. Silvertone potmetal, bracelet is a squared oval, measuring 2 3/8" side to side and 2 1/8" front to back. Because of the squaring, this won't rotate on the wrist when worn, even when it is too large for the wearer. Graduates down to 1/2" at the back. Aside from a little residual glue yellowing I can see no problems with this beautiful piece.

Item: NB1-275

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Unsigned Two Row Square Rhinestone Necklace - This would match the Joseph Wiesner bracelet above. Two rows of clear square rhinestones are prong set; all the two-stone links are attached at the top for correct fit and wonderful flexibility. Push in clasp, shiny silver plating. All the stones have slight darkening but it is uniform and the piece is still very sparkly. Very definitely choker length, about 14 3/4".

Item: NN1-258

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Topaz Rhinestone and Bead Fringed Bib Necklace and Coordinating Sterling Bracelet - These are not a match per se but as you can see from the pictures they are very close. Bib style necklace is done with each dangle terminating with a topaz colored Czech type bead, with the strands graduating in length to the longest at center, 1", and most set with topaz colored rhinestones, as is the chain portion. Setting is brass, with older style spring ring clasp. Necklace measures about 16". Bracelet is heavier and uses slightly larger bezel set topaz rhinestones, hook type clasp has an embossed floral pattern on one side and is marked sterling on the other; setting has age appropriate patina and while not the same color as the brass setting on the necklace they blend nicely. Bracelet is about 7 1/4" wearable length, about 3/16" wide. Pretty 1920's look and very wearable.

Item: NS1-283

Price: $59.50/set US

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Description: Large Floral Brooch with Green and Clear Stones - Three dimensional floral has "stamens" of unfoiled green oval stones, which have been partially bezeled to protect the stones from chipping. Clear rhinestones outline the center of the floral petals and the leaves, the front edge of the flower and the center of the small accent floral at the bottom. Areas where the rhinestones are set are silvertone, whereas the rest of the piece has a light goldtone wash. 3 3/4" x 2 1/4", about 3/8" deep at the center of the flower. Other than the goldwash being somewhat worn I see no other issues. Nice weight.

Item: NP1-276

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Catamore Sterling Deco Style Clear Rhinestone Bracelet - Very similar to the Leach & Miller Sterling Bracelet NB1-239, this also features 3 rows of clear rhinestones set into small links; as you can see from the closeup the ends of the links are an embossed floral design, while the sides of the links that help protect the stones from damage are in a geometric design. I tried to get a picture of the signature but couldn't get a clear one: Catamore is curved, with the word sterling in a straight line immediately below. All is ship shape (safety chain is a replacement done with of-the-time-period chain) with stones showing some uniform aging but still having plenty of sparkle. 7/16" wide by 7 1/8" wearable length.

Item: NB1-290

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: 1920's Dog Collar Rhinestone Necklace - This style reflects the start of the Deco influence on fashion, with a more geometric center surrounded by a softer style chain. (Please note similarities between this necklace and NN1-296). Side chain is made up of small links, each set with a single clear rhinestone, with the center using pave set bar, triangle, circle, and x links. Silvertone, probably potmetal, setting, 13 3/4" x 1/2" at widest points (side chain is only 3/16" wide). Rhinestone set foldover clasp; jump ring end on opposite side is probably not original, but works, and would enable you to add some length if you needed it. A little age-commensurate yellowing of the rhinestones but less than what you might expect for a 90 year old piece.

Item: NN1-297

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Pink and Light Blue Faux Moonstone Dress Clip - This pretty accent clip is slightly domed, about 1 3/4" in diameter. Eight oval shaped pink cabochon stones in sawtooth settings encircle a large round light blue center cabochon. Was this a single or half of a pair? I'm not certain, but it seems too large to have been a pair. Regardless, it is perfect for the center of a V neckline or any place else you'd like to clip it. Excellent condition.

Item: ND1-363

Price: $24.50 US

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Description: Czech Type Butterfly Brooch with Multi Jeweltone Rhinestones - This pretty little pin measures 1 5/8" x 1", potmetal setting is a burnished silvertone. Excellent condition, great for the butterfly lover!

Item: NP1-362

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Allco Pink/Blue Clear Link Bracelet - I think this is the only Allco bracelet that I have seen with two colors of colored stones. Each of the hinged links has a single pink French cut? baguette flanked by two dark bead hand set blue squares, running down the center of each link, and rows of small clear rhinestones bordering each side. Push in V clasp works nicely. 7 1/8" x 1/2". Underside shows mild wear to metal; one of the blue squares is chipped (please see closeup.) You might be able to have this replaced but because an exact color match would be difficult, and because the square stones are bead hand set, I have elected not to replace it. This flaw is not noticeable when worn, but must be mentioned for accuracy. Beautiful and very wearable piece.

Item: NB1-326

Price: $129.50 US

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Description: Multi Pastel Floral, Enamel and Rhinestone Brooch - A cousin to NP1-168, this floral brooch additionally has some mint green enamel. 2 3/4" x almost 1 1/2", excellent condition with just a little enamel loss at the tip of two leaves. A very charming piece for those who love 1930's florals.

Item: NP1-325

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Sash Pin Brooch with Unusual Purple Stone, As Is - Large center elongated diamond shaped stone has unusual faceting, not unusual for stones in antique pieces. The stone actually comes to a point at the center, with elongated diamond "tables" coming off the center point. Set in a slightly layered brass setting with heavy claw prongs, this unfortunately has a fractured end (see closeup), so selling as is, in hopes that someone will love this beautiful piece even with this flaw. Approximately 3" x 2". Could be a gift for someone who is missing the point. Ba boom ching.

Item: NP1-367

Price: $28.00 US

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