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Platinum Diamond Necklace, circa 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Ribbon design, set with drop shaped motifs framing cushion shaped-diamonds, highlighted throughout with brilliant-cut diamonds, further accented with pear shaped and baguette diamond...
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Vintage 1960s Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

1960s Diamond and Gold Necklace
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-20th century 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds. The necklace has 184 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 14.70 carats, G/H color,VS clarity. The necklace ...
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Vintage 1960s More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Classic 1960s Diamond Yellow Gold Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Classi 14k yellow gold 1960s necklace, decorated with approx. 0.38ctw in diamonds. Necklace is 16" long, pendant drop is 2" long. Marked 14k. Weight - 81.8 grams.
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Diamond, Yellow Gold

1960s GIA Emerald Diamond Choker Pendant Necklace
Located in Miami, FL
This artistically designed pendant necklace with distinctly cut diamonds and a prominent GIA Certified Genuine emerald is crafted in solid 18K white gold, weighing 68.5 grams and mea...
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Vintage 1960s Art Deco Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

GEMOLITHOS Sapphire, Diamond and Pearl Necklace, 1960s
Located in Munich, DE
Sapphire, Diamond & Pearl Necklace 1960´s, Sapphires Natural, Sri Lankan.
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Vintage 1960s Modern More Necklaces

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Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Blue Sapphire

1960s Diamond Platinum Half-Moon Pendant Chain Necklace
Located in Geneva, CH
Diamond Platinum Half-Moon Pendant. Circa 1960. Pendant's height: 1.18 inch (3.00 centimeters). Including white gold 18k original chain. Length of the chain: 16.54 inches (42.00 ce...
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Vintage 1960s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

French 1960s Emerald Diamond Clasp Cultured Pearl Necklace
Located in Poitiers, FR
Necklace of cultured pearls falling with nuanced white orient. It presents a clasp in 18 karat yellow gold, eagle head hallmark, made of gold twists and set with 4 diamonds 8/8- cut ...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Beaded Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Emerald, Yellow Gold, Gol...

1960s Cultured Pearl Diamonds Ruby Clasp Choker Necklace
Located in Poitiers, FR
White nuanced orient cultured pearls choker necklace. The hanging system is in the form of a rosette in 18 karat white gold, owl hallmark, whose center is adorned with a cultured pea...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Beaded Necklaces

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Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Whi...

1960s Cultured Pearl and Diamond White Gold Necklace
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive vintage 1960s cultured pearl and 0.02Ct diamond, 18k white gold necklace; part of our diverse pearl jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine and impressive un...
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Vintage 1960s Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, Cultured Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

1960s Riviera Diamond GIA Heart Emerald Gold Necklace
Located in Miami, FL
This stunning estate diamond and emerald heart necklace is crafted in 18 karat White and yellow gold. Incorporates 84 round-cut and 25 marquise shaped diamonds, prong-set in pairs, c...
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Vintage 1960s Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Platinum

Retro 1960s Aquamarine Diamond 18 Karat Gold Necklace
Located in Berkeley, CA
The aquamarine 5.5ct TW in this necklace has a brilliant blue color and clarity that is unusual to find in such a large stone. The color is accentuated by the 23 diamonds TW of 0.2ct...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Choker Necklaces

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Aquamarine, Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

1960s French Pear Shaped Diamond Drop Necklace, 29 Carat
Located in Lakewood, NJ
A fine diamond necklace with diamond baguette strands and cluster segments and pear shaped diamond drops in platinum. Very very finely crafted. Lays gorgeous on neck. Center pear sh...
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Vintage 1960s Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

1960s White Ceramic Amethyst Peridot Diamond Gold Heart Necklace
Located in New York, NY
18kt yellow gold link Chain/Necklace Designed With A Large Heart Hanging From The Bottom Measuring 1.25 inches in length and 1.75 inches wide. Heart Made Of White Ceramic And Embelli...
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Vintage 1960s Chain Necklaces

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Amethyst, Diamond, Peridot, 18k Gold

Combination Pearl Necklace and 1960s Diamond Brooch Clip
By Baume
Located in Poitiers, FR
Baume creation - unique piece. Transformable necklace consisting of 7 rows of oriental cultured pearls in white, rose white, bronze and chocolate, separated by tiny onyx beads. The c...
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20th Century Beaded Necklaces

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White Diamond, Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Onyx, Gold, White Gold, 1...

1960s Garnet Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Necklace Bracelet Set
Located in Poitiers, FR
Set consisting of a necklace in 18 carat white gold, and a bracelet in 18 karat white gold. The white gold necklace is decorated on the front with 11 round-cut garnets, separated by ...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Garnet, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Graduating Line Riviere Necklace Circa 1960s
Located in London, GB
A stunning graduated diamond line necklace c.1960s formed of a continuous highly articulated line of round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 22cts, a...
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Vintage 1960s Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

1960s 1.86 Carat Diamond and White Gold Collarette Necklace
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive vintage 1.86 carat diamond and 18 karat white gold collarette; part of our diverse diamond jewelry and estate jewelry collections This fine and impressive vint...
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Vintage 1960s More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

1960 Mauboussin Diamond Yellow Gold Platinum Necklace
By Mauboussin
Located in Beziers, FR
18 Karat yellow gold platinum custom made diamonds approximately 6 carats necklace. Signed Mauboussin Paris and Numbered. Weight: 87.4 grams Length: 15.75 inches ( 40 cm) Maximun W...
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Vintage 1960s Link Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

1960s French Multi Gem Diamond Pin Four Bracelets Necklace Set
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful 18K yellow gold versatile French Cut necklace can be divided into 4 bracelets with a detachable pendant/pin. The necklace features a 45.00 carat ruby at the center of ...
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Vintage 1960s Pendant Necklaces

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Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

1960s Black, Starr & Frost 18K Yellow Gold Diamond and Emerald Necklace
By Black, Starr & Frost
Located in Lexington, KY
This timeless necklace was made by and is signed by Black, Starr & Frost, the oldest operating jewelry company in the United States! Dated to the 1960s and made of 18K yellow gold an...
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Vintage 1960s Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1960's Sapphire Diamond Gold Starburst Necklace
Located in Great Neck, NY
1960's Sapphire Diamond Gold Starburst Necklace An 18k Gold vintage floral necklace, showcasing a beautifully crafted large flower. The centered piece is scattered with 2.00 carats ...
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Antique 1660s Modernist Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, ...

Rare David Webb 1960s Diamond Carved Coral Gold Earrings Necklace Set
By David Webb
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Impressive circa 1960s 18k gold necklace and earrings set by David Webb, featuring carved coral and approx. 3 carats in H/Si1 diamonds. Set comes in David Webb pouch. Earrings are 2...
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Coral, Diamond, Gold

1960s Diamond Yellow Gold Platinum Pendant on Sautoir Chain Necklace
Located in Geneva, CH
1960S Diamond Yellow Gold and Platinum Pendant on Gold Sautoir Chain Necklace. Pendant total height: 1.57 inch (4.00 centimeters). Pendant total width: 1.38 inch (3.50 centimeters)...
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Vintage 1960s Aesthetic Movement Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

David Webb 1960s Vintage Certified Turquoise Diamond Gold Necklace Earrings Set
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
David Webb Vintage Certified Turquoise Diamond Gold Necklace Earrings Set An 18k gold and platinum necklace and earrings, set with cabochon turquoise and diamonds, signed David Web...
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Vintage 1960s More Necklaces

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Diamond, Turquoise, 18k Gold, Platinum

1960s Antique Diamonds 18 Karat White Gold Vintage Necklace
Located in Milano, IT
This elegant retro necklace in 18 karat white gold features one central diamond 0.10 ctw shining with twelve white diamonds 0.30 ctw circa. The total length of the necklace is 440 m...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

1960s Freeform Australian Gray Broad Flash Opal Diamond Gold Pendant Necklace
Located in Miami Beach, FL
1960s Custom pendant made to showcase this fine quality gray opal which features blue, green, red & yellow broad flashes. This gorgeous Australian opal in mounted in a handmade 14k ...
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Vintage 1960s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Opal, 14k Gold, Gold

Buccellati 18ct Yellow Gold and Diamond Triple Row Necklace, Circa 1960s
By Buccellati
Located in London, GB
A stylish gold and diamond necklace by Buccellati c.1960s, designed as a multi row openwork collar style necklace in 18ct yellow gold formed of seventeen rectangular openwork links w...
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Vintage 1960s Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Vinatge 1960s Pears and Baguettes Diamond Platinum Choker Necklace
Located in Miami, FL
This spectacular platinum vintage necklace is centered with 11 genuine Pear cut Dangling Dazzling Diamonds approx: 7.45cttw, H-I color, all Pear Shapes are VS1-VS2, except one Pear S...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Boucheron 1960s Platinum 111 Carat Magnificent Musical Note Diamond Necklace
By Boucheron
Located in New York, NY
Embodying the very essence of refined extravagance, this wonderful Boucheron necklace will add a splendidly sophisticated touch to any evening ensemble of yours. A truly magnificent ...
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20th Century Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

1960S GIA 62.25 Ct Cabochon Emerald Diamond 18K Gold Tassel Lariat Rope Necklace
Located in Miami, FL
The eye of the fortune, a unique look for a unique wearer. A rope double link chain braided necklace, with a lariat style with two tassel pendants. Crafted in solid 18K white gold ...
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Vintage 1960s More Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

French, 1960s, Triple Strand Cultured Pearl Necklace
Located in Poitiers, FR
Necklace composed of a triple row of cultured pearls in fall. The clasp is a clasp fagot with link, set with diamonds, ratchet, and 18 karat white gold, eagle head hallmark. The pear...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Beaded Necklaces

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Pearl, Diamond, Cultured Pearl, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Modernist Gold and Keshi Pearl and Diamond Convertible Brooch Necklace, 1960s
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Mid century modern choker necklace featuring an abstract gold plaque. The 1 1/2" gold abstract designed pendant/brooch enhanced with 8 round white diamonds on a detachable 13 1/2 twi...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Choker Necklaces

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Natural Pearl, 18k Gold

5.57 Carat Diamond and White Gold Necklace, Circa 1960
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning vintage Art Deco 5.56 carat diamond and 14 karat white gold necklace; part of our diverse diamond jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This stunning, fine and impressi...
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Vintage 1960s Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Buccellati Gold and Diamond Zig Zag Bib Collar Necklace circa 1960
By Buccellati
Located in London, GB
A stunning gold and diamond bib necklace by Mario Buccellati, c.1960s, designed as a wide flat tapering row of openwork design exquisitely crafted in textured 18ct yellow gold with t...
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Vintage 1960s Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Retro Gold Owl 1 Carat Natural Colorless Diamond Necklace Pendant, circa 1960
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Retro Gold Owl 1 Carat Natural Colorless Diamond Necklace Pendant Circa 1960. The Italian Chain is 14k and the 29 round natural round brilliant diamonds are colorless and VS-SI cla...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold

Three Diamond Necklace, 14K Yellow Gold, Simple Diamond Necklace
Located in McLeansville, NC
A vintage 14 karat yellow gold diamond pendant necklace. This necklace features a tiered design with square mountings on point set with full cut round diamonds weighing approximately...
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Vintage 1960s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Platinum Riviere Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Masterfully hand-crafted this elegant V-shaped riviere necklace is set in platinum with 126 bright white and sparkly round brilliant cut diamonds. The average color of the diamonds h...
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Diamond, Platinum

Classic Platinum Diamond Necklace
Located in New York, NY
A phenomenally prestigous 1960s classic diamond necklace, comprised of several square, round and pear shaped luminous diamonds, all finely crafted in platinum gold. A truly timeless ...
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Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Diamond Platinum Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Diamond Platinum Necklace. A platinum necklace, set with round brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds, circa 1960s. center stone is approx. 1.94 cts. Condition: Good - Previ...
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Diamond, Platinum

Retro Gold 35 Carat Natural Amethyst and Diamond Pendant Necklace, circa 1960
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Retro 14k Yellow Gold 35 Carat Natural Amethyst & Diamond Pendant Necklace Circa 1960. The piece is set with 36 Natural Round Brilliant Diamonds (G-I, VS-I) approximately 1 carat we...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Drop Necklaces

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Amethyst, Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold

Weingrill Gold & Diamond Necklace
By Carlo Weingrill
Located in London, GB
A vintage gold and diamond necklace by Weingrill. Set at the front with a gold and pavé-set diamond geometric clasp with a flexible chain formed of loose 18k gold links. Weight = 121gr.
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Vintage 1960s Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold

1960's 18K Yellow Gold Italian Triangle Motif Diamond Choker Necklace
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This wonderfully designed and constructed Italian 18k yellow and white gold choker necklace simply screams "La Dolce Vita". It is very substantial in weight and gradually tapers from...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, White Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Boucheron Diamond Turquoise Necklace
By Boucheron
Located in New York, NY
An extraordinary Boucheron necklace that dates back to the 1960s, featuring a large turquoise suspending drop surrounded by swirl motifs made of marquise cabochon turquoise and diamo...
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Vintage 1960s Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, Turquoise, 18k Gold

Gold Necklace with Diamond
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and stylish 14K yellow gold diamond necklace depicts a unique design with each unit link composing of one square gold and one diamond. This timelessly elegant, appropria...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold

HOBE c.1960's Gold Diamond Crystal Tassels Pendant Rope Chain Necklace Signed
By Hobé Jewelry
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage c.1960's Hobe crystal geometric statement pendant with gold-tone chain tassels and rope chain. Two large overlapped cut out diamond shaped pendants have two rows of prong set...
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Vintage 1960s Pendant Necklaces

Diamond Gold Drop Necklace
Located in New Orleans, LA
Lovely 4.25 Diamond Drop Necklace.
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Vintage 1960s Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

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H 3 in. L 16.5 in.
Aquamarine Diamond Pendant-Necklace
Located in New York, NY
The pendant and necklace are finely crafted in 18k and 14k, with diamonds weighing a total of 1.50 dwt. Circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Pendant Necklaces

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Aquamarine, Diamond, 14k Gold, 18k Gold

Sapphire and Diamond Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Rondelle shape sapphire & diamond necklace with 41 gradual rondelle sapphires separated with by channel set diamond spacers Estimated total weight of sapphires is: 2044 carats Est...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Necklace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Get your pearls, darling! Feel your best with freshwater pearls draped on your neck. Don't miss the great details of this necklace as it has a three-pearl pendant with four diamonds ...
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Vintage 1960s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Freshwater Pearl

Sapphire and Diamond Drop Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Finely crafted in 18K white gold featuring pear- and trillion-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 26.00 carats and oval cushion-cut sapphires weighing a total of approxima...
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Vintage 1960s Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Briolette and Round Diamond Necklace
Located in New York, NY
A stunning estate necklace comprised of 11.88 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds and 12.10 carats of briolettes mounted in an exceptional platinum design.
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Vintage 1960s Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Pink Tourmaline Diamond Pendant Necklace, Pink Stone Necklace
Located in McLeansville, NC
A vintage 14 karat yellow gold pink tourmaline and diamond pendant necklace. This necklace features a prong set oval cut pink tourmaline weighing approximately 2.10 carats with three...
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Vintage 1960s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Tourmaline, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

1960's Diamond Cabochon Coral White Gold Vintage Pendant Necklace Pin/Brooch
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Diamond coral vintage pendant necklace fashioned in 14 karat white gold. The pendant (which can also be worn as a brooch) features 42 single cut diamonds weighing 1.00 carat total we...
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Mid-20th Century Pendant Necklaces

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Coral, Diamond, White Gold

Italian Gold and Diamond Necklace
Located in New York, NY
A refined necklace of undulated design in 18kt yellow gold with marquise and baguette cut diamonds (27 cts total). Made in Italy, circa 1960s.
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White Diamond, 18k Gold

Cabochon Emerald & Diamond Flower Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Cabochon Emerald & Diamond Flower Necklace 10 cabochon emeralds approximately 17.00 cts surrounded by round cut diamonds approximately 23.00 cts Convertible into two bracelets Me...
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Vintage 1960s Link Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

1960's Coral Diamond Sapphire Emerald 18K Yellow Gold Estate Pendant Necklace
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Beautiful coral, diamond, sapphire, and emerald pendant hancrafted in 18 karat yellow gold. The pendant features an oval cabochon coral gemstone surrounded by 4 sapphires, 8 emeral...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Coral, Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Gold Diamond Collar Necklace
Located in London, GB
A vintage diamond set collar necklace, designed as graduated torpedo shaped links, with five links pavé set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, weighing an estimated total of 5.50ct, ...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Platinum Fringe Rivière Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Diamond Fringe Rivière Necklace in Platinum. An exquisite rivière necklace featuring beautifully curated and meticulously calibrated diamonds throughout. The collar-length serpent ch...
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Diamond, Platinum

Retro Gold Necklace 3.25 Carat Total Natural Ruby & Diamond Gem Stone circa 1960
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Retro 14k Yellow Gold Necklace APPROXIMATELY 3.25 Carat Total Weight. Includes an approximately 1.60 Carat Oval Natural Ruby measuring appx 8x6x4mm. The natural diamonds consist o...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold

Diamonds, Emerald, Pearls, Platinum Necklace
Located in Marcianise, Marcianise (CE)
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). Elegant necklace mounted with five ...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Beaded Necklaces

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Emerald, Pearl, Diamond, Platinum

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1960s Diamond Necklace For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact 1960s diamond necklace you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Frequently made of Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold, this item was constructed with great care. Our collection of these items for sale includes 1368 vintage editions and 4 modern creations to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a 1960s diamond necklace may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Finding an appealing 1960s diamond necklace — no matter the origin — is easy, but Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier and Bvlgari each produced a popular version that is worth a look. See these pages for a round cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also mixed cut cut and brilliant cut cut versions available here, too. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking a 1960s diamond necklace, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a 1960s Diamond Necklace?

The price for a 1960s diamond necklace starts at $216 and tops out at $1,650,000 with these necklaces, on average, selling for $6,815.

Finding the Right Necklaces for You

We are fortunate to know much of the world’s long and dazzling history of necklaces, as this type of jewelry was so treasured that it was frequently buried with its owners.

Lapis lazuli beads adorned necklaces unearthed from the royal graves at the ancient Iraqi civilization of Sumer, while the excavation of King Tut’s burial chamber revealed a sense of style that led to a frenzy of Art Deco designs, with artisans of the 1920s seeking to emulate the elegant work crafted by Ancient Egypt’s goldsmiths and jewelry makers. 

In ancient times, pendant necklaces worn by royalty and nobles conferred wealth and prestige. Today, wearing jewelry is about personal expression: Luxury diamond necklaces exude confidence and can symbolize the celebratory nature of a deep romantic relationship, while paper-clip chain-link necklaces designed by the likes of goldsmith Faye Kim are firmly planted in the past as well as the present. Kim works exclusively with eco-friendly gold, and these fashionable, fun accessories owe to the design of 19th-century watch fobs. 

For some, necklaces are thought of as being a solely feminine piece, but this widely loved accessory has been gender-neutral for eons. In fact, just as women rarely took to wearing a single necklace during the Renaissance, men of the era layered chains and valuable pendants atop their bejeweled clothing. In modern times, the free-spirited hippie and counterculture movements of the 1960s saw costume-jewelry designers celebrating self-expression through colorful multistrand necklaces and no shortage of beads, which were worn by anyone and everyone. 

Even after all of these years, the necklace remains an irrefutable staple of any complete outfit. Although new trends in jewelry are constantly emerging, the glamour and beauty of the past continue to inform modern styles and designs. In a way, the cyclical history of the necklace differs little from its familiar looped form: The celebrated French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels found much inspiration in King Tut, and, now, their Alhambra collection is a go-to for modern royals. Vintage necklaces designed by David Webb — whose work landed him on the cover of Vogue in 1950, two years after opening his Manhattan shop — were likely inspired by the ornamental styles of ancient Greece, Mesopotamia and Egypt

On 1stDibs, browse top designers like Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Bvlgari, or shop by your favorite style, from eye-catching choker necklaces to understated links to pearl necklaces and more.