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JJ319

BOA NECKLACE ( Vintage Multi-strand Necklace with Snake Pendant ): As those of you who may have looked at my Mourning and Victorian Jewelry sections already know, I have an affinity for Snake Jewelry. The snake engagement ring Prince Albert gave to Queen Victoria symbolized eternal love, wisdom and eternity. I purchased this 11 strand Quartz Necklace with the imposing Boa Constrictor Pendant at Neiman Marcus many years ago. I know that because, when not being worn, he has lived in his original jewelry bag and box. The necklace, which is essentially a chocker in order to best show off the pendant, consists of 3 strands of faceted multi-colored beads, 4 strands of translucent gray-green beads and 4 strands of clear rectangular crystal beads. (One photo shows it spread out.) The resin Boa Constrictor is set on a Sterling Silver coiled wire which also forms the large bale. It is signed “Victor Calvin ??” (I can't read the last name) along with the title “BOA”. It has a large decorated silver hook and eye closure.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Total length of necklace 16” (can be shortened down to 15 1/4”), width roughly 1”. Pendant 3 3/4” long, 2 1/8” wide, 1 3/8” deep.

SOLD!

JJ320

ORIENTAL FROG NECKLACE ( Vintage Oriental Granite and Jade Necklace ): I love “critter” decorated jewelry and, as you can tell from my postings, Frogs are among my favorite critters. The round beads are mainly variegated gray-green granite with touches of peach. The primary decorations are the large detailed resin Frog seated on a large granite disc, the white Jade overlapping carved discs, the white Jade carved dangling rectangle and the large tan resin bead at the bottom decorated with flowers and oriental symbols. In addition there is a small Ivory oriental carved disc and 2 cylindrical banded agate beads. It has an easily handled gold wire hook and eye closure. The necklace is reversible with the frog rotatable so he can also be on the other side.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Length 19 1/2” . Frog 2” long, 1 5/8” wide, 3/4” deep. Double Jade disc 2” long, 1 1/4” wide, 1/8” deep.

SOLD!

JJ321

LIZARD & AMBER NECKLACE ( Susan Tereba Mammoth Tusk and Amber Necklace ): Susan Tereba's “World on a String” creates one-of-a-kind jewelry made in Bali. She calls this delicate creation “Guardians of Truth”. The most striking features are the 2 Lizards carved from fossilized Mammoth Tusk with Emerald eyes. The 3 elliptical beads at the bottom along with the 2 Butterflies and several of the small beads are made from Baltic Amber. The other beads are made of Carnelian, Jasper, Citrine and Quartz – elements from around the globe. I kept her card about this necklace since I found it so interesting and will include it. The name comes from the saying in Bali that when a small lizard chirps during a conversation it is an affirmation that truth is spoken. One of the features I really like about this necklace is that there are 2 extenders of different lengths allowing you to wear it at any of 4 different lengths. The links at both ends of the necklace are Vermeil (14 KT gold over Sterling Silver). The 2 extenders are Sterling Silver. The extenders have spring ring closures and the necklace has a hook and eye closure. A delicate one-of-a-kind beauty you can treasure.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Length 17”, 19” with 2 link extender, 22” with 5 link extender, 24” with both extenders. Lizards are 2 1/2” long, 1” wide, 1/4” deep.

SOLD!

JJ322

FOREVER AMBER ( Vintage Baltic Amber Necklace and Clip Earrings ): I love Amber Jewelry and I'm obviously not the only one since amber jewelry literally dates back to the Stone Age – 13,000 years ago. Amber is fossilized tree resin and is not only a beautiful color but is fascinating due to all the various inclusions caught in the resins centuries ago. It is also known for its healing power. This gorgeous necklace is made of translucent polished beads of Baltic Amber of various sizes and shapes – larger in the front and smaller around the neck. Many of the inclusions gleam like gold. The sturdy string is also amber colored. It has a barrel screw closure. The earrings consist of three stones with a hollow circular one at the bottom. They have a padded clip closure.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Necklace 26” long. Beads vary from 1 1/4” in front to 1/2” in back. Earrings 2 1/2” long, 1” wide.

SOLD!

JJ323

AMBER DRAGONFLY ( Vintage Baltic Amber Dragonfly Brooch / Pin ): A Dragonfly made of Baltic Amber seems appropriate. Amber is fossilized tree resin with the oldest dating back to 320 million years – and fossilized dragonflies have been found that date back 325 million years! I wish I could tell you that among the lovely inclusions within the Amber were dragonfly wings, but I couldn't find any. The body and amber settings are Sterling Silver marked “925”. An eye-catching adornment for your collar.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 1/2” long, 2 1/2” wide, 1/4” deep.

SOLD!

JJ324

AMBER CHOCKER ( Vintage Baltic Amber Spring Chocker ): Sassy and elegant, this Baltic Amber beaded chocker can be worn with casual wear or evening elegance. The three spring wires are strung with small copper beads, decorated silver beads, white beads and multiple opaque and clear Amber beads of various sizes and shapes. It is set off with a large drop shaped Amber dangle in front. The spring in the wires holds it comfortably around your neck no matter what your neck size.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Length 15 1/4”, overlaps around 1” if your neck is smaller. Width 3/4” in front, tapers to 1/4” in back. Amber dangle 1 1/4”long, 3/4” wide, 3/8” deep.

SOLD!

JJ325

LEOPARD JASPER CHIPITAS ( Vintage Chipita Clip Earrings ): Chipita Earrings were extremely popular in the 1980's and collected worldwide. When their popularity waned Joan Eagle, the owner and designer of the southern Colorado company, changed to a simpler look. I panicked because I just loved the old style ones and I started buying all I could find. These earrings are typical of the old style with a large leather backed stone at the top and several dangles of decorated metal shapes, beads and semiprecious stones. These large fan shaped stones are spectacular Leopard Jasper with Onyx around the bottom edged with small gold beads. The dangles consist of small clear, green, amber and gold beads followed by square Jasper beads, burnished copper and black metal discs and larger Amber discs. They are padded clip earrings with “Chipita” stamped on the clip. I still love them! I hope you will too.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Length 3”, width 2”. Top stones 1 1/4” long, 1 3/4” wide, 3/16” deep.

SOLD!

JJ326

AMBER FROG ( Amy Kahn Russell Amber & Moss Agate Pin / Pendant ): Amy Kahn Russell is known for the interesting and lovely semi-precious stones used in her jewelry. Here she has combined a Frog carved out of Amber with a large dangle of a rare and gorgeous example of red Moss Agate. Besides Amber's beauty, it is also known for its healing power. As always her pins can also be worn as pendants which is my preference. This one has attached ring bales at both the top and bottom so it can be worn either way. You can see her familiar “AKR” initials along with “Sterling” on the back of the Sterling Silver setting.

Condition: Excellent. Chain not included.
Size: 2 3/4” long, 1 5/8” wide. Frog 1 3/8” long, 1 1/8” wide, 3/4” deep.

SOLD!

JJ327

AKR FROG PENDANT ( Amy Kahn Russell Deer Antler & Gaspeite Pin / Pendant ): Amy Kahn Russell is known for the interesting and lovely semi-precious stones used in her jewelry – and her carved frogs. Here she combines a quite detailed Frog and an Oriental disc dangle – both carved from Deer Antler – with an elliptical shaped Apple Green Gaspeite dangle between. As always her pins can also be worn as pendants which is my preference. You can see her familiar “AKR” initials along with “Sterling” on the back of the Sterling Silver setting of the frog.

Condition: Excellent. Chain not included.
Size: 2 3/4” long, 2” wide. Frog 1 1/2” long, 1 1/4” wide, 3/4” deep.

SOLD!

JJ328

LUNCH AT THE RITZ “MR. BONES” ( Vintage “Lunch at the Ritz” Halloween Skeleton Pin / Pendant with Jack-o-Lantern Clip Earrings Set ): Glamour & Glitz from Lunch at the Ritz! You will be the envy of your Halloween party if you wear the humorous “Mr. Bones” with his Jack-o-lantern head, along with the Jack-o-lantern Earrings. Mr. Bones has a large black Spider dangling from each hand and a Bat from his tail bone. The earring Jack-o-lanterns each have a dangling Spider and a dangling Bat plus 3 other dangles of shiny beads. They are padded clip earrings. Mr. Bones can be worn as either a pin or a pendant. The gold chain is included. It has a spring ring closure. Each piece has the LATR hallmark on the back. All LATR jewelry is a heady mix of Swarovski rhinestones, Austrian crystals, Czechoslovakian glass, resins and made of brass topped with a thick coating of 24 KT gold electroplate. Bon Appetit!

Condition: Excellent. Gold chain included.

Size: Mr. Bones 5 1/4” long, 1 1/4” wide (when not dancing). Earrings 3” long, 1” wide. Chain 15” long.

SOLD!

JJ309

*OBSIDIAN* OCEAN AGATE RING: Every women wants “rings on her fingers” so here is a ring to suit all occasions! Designed with exquisite semiprecious stones and handcrafted in Sterling Silver, the Obsidian Jewellery Company located in Cape Town South Africa, has long been known for its dedication to searching out unique and intriguing semiprecious stones. This Sterling Silver ring has at its center a round piece of Ocean Agate. This stone features grays and greens with tiny butterscotch circles. Soft colors yet eye-catching. The Ocean Agate is surrounded by 6 bezel set amethysts. The wide ring band is hallmarked with “Obsidian” and “925” silver. The ring size is 8 ½ but the wide band makes it fit better on a slightly smaller ring size. Any color you wear will be enhanced by these unusual and delicate tones. The design of the ring delights the eye and its timeless beauty will never go out of style. A perfect gift for yourself! (See JJ310 for nice matching Obsidian Earrings.)

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Ring size 8 ½ but probably fits an 8. Ocean Agate 3/4” diameter. Amethysts 1/8” diameter. Ring band 5/8” wide at shoulder tapering to 3/8” at the back. Agate stands 3/8” above the band.

SALE!

$75.00

SOLD!

JJ272

MATISSE” VINTAGE MAPLE LEAF PIN & CLIP EARRINGS SET: The Matisse Company was established in Los Angeles in 1952, closing in 1964. They specialized in copper jewelry with colorful enamel decorations. They were best known for their artist palettes & various types of leaves. The Maple Leaf Pin & Clip Earrings Set is a perfect example and, in fact, it is among the Matisse pieces shown in Judith Miller's “Costume Jewelry Collector's Guide”, Page 194 (DK Publishing, 2003). The copper leaves are decorated with opaque white enamel with multiple areas of transparent yellow ocher enamel over foil which makes them glimmer and shine. It is impossible to capture this beauty in a photo. I have added new ear pads over the clips for comfort and safety. You can see the “© Matisse” hallmark on the safety clasp pin back and on the ear clips. Pamper yourself with these lovely pieces of history.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Pin 2 1/2” long, 2” wide. Earrings 1 1/8” long, 1” wide.

SALE!

SOLD!

JJ224

*AMY KAHN RUSSELL* FROG EARRINGS: From my personal collection I have selected this scarce and delightful pair of hand carved black frog clip back earrings. I have a passion for frogs and the fact that they are disappearing by the millions is a reality too immense to even consider. These plump frogs have been carved from Tiger’s Eye. They have a silky sheen in the carved areas. If you look closely, you can see hints of brown in the back areas. Obviously, Tiger’s Eye comes in many colors. The faceted triangular at the bottom are cut from Norwegian Moonstone and you can see glints of blue within the stones. (Photos can’t capture the elusive colors hidden within.) The earrings are set in Sterling Silver and have clip backs. These froggies are hallmarked “AKR”, “Sterling”. They are on the original card including the tag listing the stones. Amy Russell says “I like to keep it interesting” and that is what she does, one beautifully exquisite ornament at a time. Celebrity collectors keep her in the limelight. You have to agree that these earrings deserve to light up your collection!

Condition: Excellent
.Size: Large for AKR - 1 1/2" high, 1 1/4" wide, 1/4" deep.

SALE!

$79.00

SOLD!

JJ280

AMY KAHN RUSSELL” ENAMEL BROOCH / PENDANT: As fresh as spring, this hand painted enamel and faceted green Austrian crystal brooch is a perfect fit for any season. Multi-shades of fashion's favorite – bright green – enhance the floral and leaf disks. A tiny glass dangle covered in silver beads completes the fresh look of this design. Marked “Sterling” and hallmarked “AKR”. There is a safety clasp and a pendant hook on the back. This Russell design may be used as either a brooch or a pendant on a chain or neck-wire.

Condition: Mint. Included original card and tag.
Size: Total length 2 1/2”, width 1 5/8”, depth 1/4”.

SALE!

$75.00

SOLD!

JJ308

HAND-PAINTED PORCELAIN FACE CLIP EARRINGS: I purchased these serene hand-painted porcelain face earrings at an Arts & Crafts Show in Dallas in the 1980's. I was struck by the delicate painting on these circular faces. They seem calmly frozen in time. (Love the rosebud lips!) The artist signed the initials “LP” on the clip back of one of them. Dainty delights – keeping secrets in their eyes.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 1 1/8” in diameter, 1/8” deep.

SOLD!

JJ287

ZEALANDIA DESIGNS ARABIAN WOMAN PENDANT / PIN: Jenny Byrne, Zealandia's creator, was born in New Zealand and has woven her initial love of natural materials and her fascination with mythological and spiritual art into an unusual line of jewelry. At Zealandia Designs all natural materials are used, combining silver, ancient fossilized ivory, etc. Fossilized walrus tusk can span the neutral tones from creamy white to honey or reddish brown, depending on the length of time that it was in the ground and the minerals it was in contact with. This ancient ivory is anywhere fro 500 to 3000 years old. Each piece of jewelry is individually hand crafted in Bali, Indonesia. Jenny likes her jewelry to tell stories that honor the wisdom ancient and foreign people developed to explain and understand the forces surrounding them. Since 1987 Zealandia jewelry has evoked story, scene and a deep love of the natural world. This rare exotic Arabian woman from “The Eternal Woman Speaks” collection features fossilized walrus tusk ivory in both white and honey colors, set in a beautifully designed textured Sterling Silver setting. This piece is both a pin and a pendant. It has a safety clasp pin back. The back is marked “Zealandia ©” and “725”. This pin was featured on the cover of Ornament Magazine and I purchased it over 20 years ago. A recipient of numerous awards in international competitions, Jenny Byrne's Zealandia jewelry is collected and worn world wide.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: $2 1/2” long, 2” wide, 3/4” wide.

SOLD!

JJ233

*AMY KAHN RUSSELL* LEAF PIN / PENDANT: In a class all her own, AKR jewelry is always vibrant and exciting. Using unusual mixes of stones and minerals, many of her creations have a strong ethnic element. This earth inspired pendant combines a large hand carved leaf of crazy lace agate and accent stones of jasper, carnelian and citrine – all set in Sterling Silver. A wide Sterling bale makes it suitable for a nice silver chain, neck wire or omega necklace if you prefer. The pin back has a safety clasp and, as is her custom, the back is hallmarked “Sterling” and “AKR”. The colors are wonderful for all seasons, but spectacular for Autumn. Make your own fashion statement with this beautiful Pendant.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 1/8” long, 1 1/2" wide, 1/4” deep.
SOLD!

JJ263

GURR-ATE! ( Retired Vintage “Lunch At The Ritz” Bulldog Brooch / Pin ): This is a large, very fierce looking LATR retired Bulldog Brooch. Of course, despite the fierce appearance, we all know bulldogs are really sweethearts. This big fellow is one of the most animated LATR pieces I have seen. Besides his dangles, his head and all four legs move to any position (see photos). Besides that, his favorite chew “toys” - a bone, mom's slipper and dad's sports page – dangle from him along with a square and a heart-shaped “Lunch At The Ritz” engraved collar tag. His head is 3-dimensional with a large gold-spiked black leather collar. To add to the fun he has a chain leash which has a separate pin attached to the black leather handle – allowing you to position his head however you like. The dangles contain Austrian crystals and Czechoslovakian glass. The body and head are made of resin and brass topped with a thick coating of 24 KT gold electroplate and are covered with iridescent glitter (unable to capture in photos). He has a safety clasp closure and “Lunch At The Ritz” hallmark on the back. A dream come true for Bulldog lovers. Wear on your jacket, dress or pin a shawl shut. He will be impossible to ignore. He's just Gurr-ate!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Bulldog 3 1/2” long, 3” high. Total height 3 1/2”. Leash 8” long.

SOLD!

JJ270

VINTAGE *LUNCH AT THE RITZ* “ONE FROM COLUMN A” EARRINGS: Why not a little Chinese take out? There is endless delight when wearing these fabulous clip-on earrings. Of all the LATR pieces I have (these are duplicates I was lucky enough to find), these Chinese earrings remain one of my favorites and bring endless compliments. A retired design, the level of detail on these vibrant earrings is just so amazing! Everything associated with Chinese take-out is included: bowl of white rice, teapot, box of yummy looking food, fortune cookie and chopsticks – it's all there. The padded clip-on tops are turquoise plates with black chopsticks trimmed in a deep red. I believe that these are from the 1987 menu. All LATR vintage jewelry is a heady mix of Swarovski rhinestones, Austrian crystals, Czechoslovakian glass, resins and brass topped with a thick coating of 24 KT gold electroplate. Bon Appetit! Treat yourself to the glamour and glitz of “Lunch At The Ritz”!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 1/2” long, plates are 1” in diameter.

SOLD!
 

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