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The sphere, approximately 20mm in size, is attached to a chain of ridge-seamed metal beads. It does have a dark patina and tarnish as pictured. The buckle is two separate pieces which when connected measure 2 inches wide and 2.25 inches high. Item# JA-1500 Antique Chatelaine with six appendages - compact, lipstick case, notepad, pencil, coin compartment and needle case. Sky blue and Egyptian blue enamel in near perfect condition makes for a striking contrast against the gold overlay. Circa early 1900's this fine estate art nouveau period piece features baroque pearls set in sterling silver with gold highlights. From end-to-end the piece measures 5.25 inches long. ***Fob can be suspended from a chain and re-purposed as a necklace charm. ***Fob can be suspended from a chain and re-purposed as a necklace charm. Item# JA-0814-01 Featured in both the necklace and matching brooch are brilliant channel-set rhinestones and beautiful old Czech beads. Ribbon, lace or velvet would have been threaded through the metal bars on the back to form a belt. Screwback closures with the older European mark for silver jewelry - 835. Item# JA-301 Circa Late Victorian molded glass shell necklace. The closure is an older style spring clasp and is marked STERLING.

Earrings now re-emerged as a fashionable accessory, but Victorians believed that piercing the flesh was uncivilized.

Designed in the archaeological revival style of the 19th century, this watch chain and fob is 4.25 inches in length from end-to-end and possesses very interesting visual and tactile qualities. One side of the sphere smooth while the other features a raised beading and wire-work motif inspired by Etruscan jewelry techniques. Antique Lava Cameo depicting Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. The beads are a forest-green color with a reflective surface indicating a very high-quality finish. An off-set brooch of rhondelle rhinestones and rhondelle opaque glass forms the necklaces' focal point. It's design elements are wired together and topped with small glass end-caps. Hand carved Hawaiian black coral hand carved and polished to a high gloss. On the underside of the bracelet there is small section in which pitting natural to coral can be seen. Slight variation in the shells hints at a handmade process.

This is attached to an interesting and very attractive snake-scale chain. The cameo is in high relief and bezel set with a long pin and c-clasp. Only a few of the beads on the 18" multi-strand necklace have hand-knots in between.

Some vintage earrings were part of a matching set with coordinating pins or necklaces while others were created to stand alone as accents to an ensemble.

Either way, due to their size, earrings are often an affordable path to starting a vintage costume jewelry collection.

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