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Rare Jewelry Box in Solid Brass with an Antique Finish by Charles Hollis Jones
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning and rare jewelry box made out of solid brass and Lucite designed in the 1960s by Charles
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Brass

Sensational Thierry Mugler Blazer Jacket extremely rare jewelry crystal velvet
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Berlin, BE
collection. Extremely rare piece - I have not seen another one yet!! Purple / plum coloured velvet blazer
Category

1990s Rare Vintage Jewelry

Petite & Rare Jewelry Chest by Arthur Umanoff in Walnut & Brass Midcentury
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful versatile petite double drawer small jewelry chest in walnut with brass polished knobs
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Brass

Jewelry Box Silver Plated in the Shape of a Hippopotamus
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1960 we offer this rare jewelry box made in bronze and Silver Plated in the shape of a
Category

1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Bronze

Ulla Poropudas 1986 Lapponia Finland 925 Silver Acrylic and Rubber Jewelery Set
Located in Orimattila, FI
" Silver 925 and Acrylic. Sterling. Very rare jewelry set. Lapponia Helsinki Finland. Made in 1986 and then
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1980s Finnish Modern Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Silver

Paul Oudet 1970 Prototype Gingko Cuff Bracelet in 18kt Gilt Vermeil over Silver
Located in Miami, FL
& Contemporary French artist and sculptor. He created rare jewelry and objects for the Galerie Grotte of Claude
Category

1970s French Modernist Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Gold, Vermeil, Silver

Paul Oudet 1970 Prototype Gingko Cuff Necklace in 18kt Gilt Vermeil over Silver
Located in Miami, FL
& Contemporary French artist and sculptor. He created rare jewelry and objects for the Galerie Grotte of Claude
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1970s French Modernist Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Gold, Vermeil, Silver

Rare Dujay Dimensional Parrot
By DuJay Jewelry
Located in New York, NY
Rare and large Dujay Dimensional Parrot set in sterling silver from the 1940's. Made in 2 layers
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1940s American Art Deco Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Vermeil, Sterling Silver

  • Rare Dujay Dimensional Parrot
  • Vintage Rare Dujay Dimensional Parrot
  • Rare Dujay Dimensional Parrot
  • Vintage Rare Dujay Dimensional Parrot
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W 1.5 in L 4 in
Jean Painlevé Rare Seahorse Jewelry Parure
Located in Southbury, CT
-themed fashion jewelry under the brand "jHp" for Jean Hippocampe Painlevé'. The artist opened at least
Category

1940s French Retro Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Base Metal

Rare Dujay Art Deco Fruit Salad Brooch
By DuJay Jewelry
Located in New York, NY
Rare Dujay Art Deco Fruit Salad Brooch from the 1930's, unsigned. Dujay had the highest quality
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1930s American Art Deco Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Rhodium

Schreiner Rare Long Triangle Pendant Necklace
By Schreiner Jewelry
Located in New York, NY
Rare Schreiner long tapered three sided triangular pendant necklace in blackened metal. Each
Category

1950s American Modern Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Brass

  • Schreiner Rare Long Triangle Pendant Necklace
  • Schreiner Rare Long Triangle Pendant Necklace
  • Schreiner Rare Long Triangle Pendant Necklace
  • Schreiner Rare Long Triangle Pendant Necklace
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H 3.07 in W 1.25 in L 26.5 in
Rare THIERRY MUGLER ETOILE Jewellery Set Necklace Earrings
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Berlin, BE
The Thierry Mugler ETOILE - ANGEL Set. Extremely rare and stunning vintage Thierry Mugler Jewellery
Category

1990s French Rare Vintage Jewelry

HAR rare vintage Genie Cleopatra Harem girl brooch with the fish bowl, 1960 U.S
By Har Jewelry
Located in Stuttgart, DE
This fantastic HAR brooch is a rare find! The gold toned Cleopatra holds a bowl with a gold-toned
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1950s American Arts and Crafts Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Rare Signed Jewelry Box by Emilio Pucci
By Emilio Pucci
Located in Redding, CT
Rare Signed Jewelry Box by Emilio Pucci. Hinged Box designed with his trademark psychedelic silk
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Silk, Upholstery

  • Rare Signed Jewelry Box by Emilio Pucci
  • Rare Signed Jewelry Box by Emilio Pucci
  • Rare Signed Jewelry Box by Emilio Pucci
  • Rare Signed Jewelry Box by Emilio Pucci
H 2.25 in W 10 in D 3.5 in
Rare Vintage Cameo Ring 18 Karat Yellow Gold Antique Jewellery
Located in Geneva, CH
Rare Exclusive Vintage Cameo Ring in 18k Yellow Gold ✨ Step back into a bygone era with this
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20th Century European Art Deco Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Pennino Magenta Paste Tree
By Pennino Jewelry
Located in New York, NY
Rare Pennino Magenta Paste Clip brooch of oval collet set stones which forms the leaves in the tree
Category

1930s American Art Deco Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Rhodium

Vintage Hobe Red Enamel & Emerald Crystal Marquise Fruit Brooch & Earrings 1950s
By Hobé Jewelry
Located in Wilmslow, GB
rare and stunning pieces of the world’s finest vintage jewellery, the founder has extraordinary passion
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20th Century Rare Vintage Jewelry

Rare Trifari Retro Bow
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Unusual and rare Trifari 2 toned retro bow brooch. Pink and yellow gold are mixed with sapphire and
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1940s American Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Base Metal

  • Rare Trifari Retro Bow
  • Rare Trifari Retro Bow
  • Rare Trifari Retro Bow
  • Rare Trifari Retro Bow
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H 2 in W 3 in
Rare Felix Flower Brooch
By Felix
Located in New York, NY
Rare resin and gilt metal flower brooch by Felix. Composed of hand made resin petals stained and
Category

1950s French Rare Vintage Jewelry

Rare Veiled Lady Brooch
Located in Honolulu, HI
This veiled lady brooch is superbly crafted in platinum and 18K yellow gold, with approximately 4.60 ct micro pave round diamonds on her veil. She has ruby earrings totaling approxim...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Multi-gemstone, Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

Carved Foot Jewelry Box
Located in Richmond, VA
Rare, vintage hand-crafted wood jewelry box in the shape of a foot with three secret sliding
Category

1980s Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Wood

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  • Carved Foot Jewelry Box
  • Carved Foot Jewelry Box
  • Carved Foot Jewelry Box
H 6.5 in W 14 in D 4 in
Rare Marcel Boucher Duette Brooch
By Marcel Boucher
Located in New York, NY
Spectacular and Rare Marcel Boucher Duette Brooch from the 1930's. Pair of pave crystal Art Deco
Category

1930s American Art Deco Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Rhodium

  • Rare Marcel Boucher Duette Brooch
  • Rare Marcel Boucher Duette Brooch
  • Rare Marcel Boucher Duette Brooch
  • Rare Marcel Boucher Duette Brooch
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W 2 in L 3.75 in
Rare Trifari Retro Wheat Brooch
By Alfred Philippe for Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Rare Trifari Retro Wheat Brooch on 2 toned gold washed sterling from the 1940's. Pink gold plate
Category

1940s American Retro Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Vermeil, Sterling Silver

  • Rare Trifari Retro Wheat Brooch
  • Rare Trifari Retro Wheat Brooch
  • Rare Trifari Retro Wheat Brooch
  • Rare Trifari Retro Wheat Brooch
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W 2.5 in L 4.25 in
Purple Charoite Jewelry Box
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful, substantial and rare natural purple charoite jewelry box, circa late-20th century
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Stone, Chrome

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  • Purple Charoite Jewelry Box
  • Purple Charoite Jewelry Box
  • Purple Charoite Jewelry Box
H 1.5 in W 4.13 in D 2.75 in
Pair of Lea Stein Mandarin Brooch Pins Estate Jewelry
By Lea Stein
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lea Stein vintage Art Deco style a pair of Mandarin brooch pins These are very RARE. Beautiful
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1960s French Modernist Rare Vintage Jewelry

Rare Trifari Brooch Fur Clip
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Extraordinary and rare Trifari fur clip in gilt metal with maroon enamel berries on a stem of
Category

1940s American Rare Vintage Jewelry

  • Rare Trifari Brooch Fur Clip
  • Rare Trifari Brooch Fur Clip
  • Rare Trifari Brooch Fur Clip
  • Rare Trifari Brooch Fur Clip
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H 4 in W 2.25 in D 0.6 in
Rare Oversized Chanel Jewelled Crest*
By Chanel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Rare Byzantine Crest Brooch of rectangular and square cut gem colored and crystal foiled stones
Category

1980s French Rare Vintage Jewelry

Rare Marcel Boucher Enamel Radish Brooch
By Marcel Boucher
Located in New York, NY
Super rare Marcel Boucher 1941 radish bunch brooch of metallic and pearlized cold enamel with
Category

1940s American Art Deco Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Rhodium, Enamel

  • Rare Marcel Boucher Enamel Radish Brooch
  • Rare Marcel Boucher Enamel Radish Brooch
  • Rare Marcel Boucher Enamel Radish Brooch
  • Rare Marcel Boucher Enamel Radish Brooch
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W 2.5 in L 3 in
Rare Coro Sterling Vermeil Lily Duette
By Corocraft
Located in New York, NY
Large and Rare Coro Sterling Vermeil Lily Duette from the 1940's. 2 huge emerald oval pastes with
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1940s American Retro Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Vermeil, Sterling Silver

Rare Countess Cis Coiled Star Brooch
By Countess Cis Zoltowska
Located in New York, NY
Rare signed Countess Cis coiled star brooch,the center emerald stone of glass infused with mica
Category

1950s French Rare Vintage Jewelry

Vintage Pennino Dangling Earrings
By Pennino Jewelry
Located in New York, NY
.” Because of their high standards, Pennino jewelry was always in demand, and is somewhat rare and very
Category

1960s American Modern Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Mixed Metal

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  • Vintage Pennino Dangling Earrings
  • Vintage Pennino Dangling Earrings
  • Vintage Pennino Dangling Earrings
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H 2.25 in W 1 in D 0.25 in Dm 1 in L 2.25 in
Rare Trifari Alfred Phillipe Sapphire Spray
By Alfred Philippe for Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Rare Trifari Alfred Phillipe Sapphire Spray from the 1930's. Bezel set faux sapphire stones form a
Category

1930s American Art Deco Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Rhodium

Rare Ciner Sterling Deco Paste Duette
By Ciner
Located in New York, NY
Rare Ciner Sterling Deco Paste Duette from the 1930's. Large in scale, beautiful quality made in
Category

1930s American Art Deco Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Sterling Silver

  • Rare Ciner Sterling Deco Paste Duette
  • Rare Ciner Sterling Deco Paste Duette
  • Rare Ciner Sterling Deco Paste Duette
  • Rare Ciner Sterling Deco Paste Duette
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W 1.5 in L 3 in
Vintage Sherman Multi-Color Rhinestone Bracelet
By Sherman Jewelry
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Length: 7.75″ Bin Code: C5 / P8 Elevate your jewelry collection with this stunning Vintage
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20th Century Canadian Art Deco Rare Vintage Jewelry

Rare Zuni Gold Ring
Located in Litchfield, CT
silversmiths, Virginia and Wayne Quam, is a rare gold (14k) version. Demonstrating a sublime use of the
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1970s American Native American Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Onyx, Turquoise, Jasper, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

  • Rare Zuni Gold Ring
  • Rare Zuni Gold Ring
  • Rare Zuni Gold Ring
  • Rare Zuni Gold Ring
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Silver Brooch 1943 Finland, Very Rare
Located in Orimattila, FI
A really rare brooch from Finland. Made 1943. Manufacturer (Kunniamerkkitehdas.)= Medal of Honor
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1940s Finnish Post-War Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Silver

Rare Trifari Pearl Belly Chestnut Brooch
By Alfred Philippe for Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Rare Alfred Philippe for Trifari horse chestnut clip brooch. Of crystal rhinestone pave, hand
Category

1940s American Retro Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Rhodium, Base Metal, Enamel

  • Rare Trifari Pearl Belly Chestnut Brooch
  • Rare Trifari Pearl Belly Chestnut Brooch
  • Rare Trifari Pearl Belly Chestnut Brooch
  • Rare Trifari Pearl Belly Chestnut Brooch
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W 1.3 in L 1.8 in
Rare Marcel Boucher Rock Fish Brooch
By Marcel Boucher
Located in New York, NY
Rare and collectible Marcel Boucher's 1941 gold, pave and large pale sapphire navette Rock Fish
Category

1940s American Retro Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Gold Plate, Rhodium, Base Metal, Gilt Metal

  • Rare Marcel Boucher Rock Fish Brooch
  • Rare Marcel Boucher Rock Fish Brooch
  • Rare Marcel Boucher Rock Fish Brooch
  • Rare Marcel Boucher Rock Fish Brooch
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W 2.5 in L 3.5 in
Rare Laykin Zebra Enamel Gold Cufflinks
Located in Miami Beach, FL
These cufflinks are a rare find. The enamel zebras are prancing and the bars in back are beautiful
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20th Century American Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

14k Gold

  • Rare Laykin Zebra Enamel Gold Cufflinks
  • Rare Laykin Zebra Enamel Gold Cufflinks
  • Rare Laykin Zebra Enamel Gold Cufflinks
  • Rare Laykin Zebra Enamel Gold Cufflinks
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H 0.75 in W 0.88 in
Rare French Felix Resin Pansy Clip
By Felix
Located in New York, NY
Rare Felix Pansy clip brooch of fushia pink resin,faux pearls and fushia crystal. 3.5" high x 3
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1930s French Rare Vintage Jewelry

Rare Bulgari Sapphire Diamond Foliate Brooch
By Bvlgari
Located in New York, NY
A rare folate motif brooch iconic of the Roman house's style of the early 1960s, presenting light
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1960s Italian Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Blue Sapphire, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Rare Mary McFadden Egyptian Brooch/Clip
By Mary McFadden
Located in New York, NY
Rare Mary McFadden Egyptian Brooch/Clip is wonderfully carved in details with the gold hardware
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1980s American Rare Vintage Jewelry

Cartier Vintage Brooch 18k Gold Gems Enamel Pin Clip Estate Jewelry
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A rare vintage brooch by Cartier made of 18 karat yellow and white gold with gemstones and enamel
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1950s Unknown Retro Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Emerald, Quartz, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Rare Marcel Boucher Art Deco Pave Lily
By Marcel Boucher
Located in New York, NY
Rare and Massive Marcel Boucher Art Deco Pave Lily from the 1930's. High rhodium finish with pave
Category

1930s American Art Deco Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Rhodium

  • Rare Marcel Boucher Art Deco Pave Lily
  • Rare Marcel Boucher Art Deco Pave Lily
  • Rare Marcel Boucher Art Deco Pave Lily
  • Rare Marcel Boucher Art Deco Pave Lily
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W 2.75 in L 5 in
Vintage Patek Philippe Wristwatch 18k Gold Estate Jewelry
By Patek Philippe
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
position. From the watch design perspective, it’s a rare, sought after watch complications element. The
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1950s Swiss Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rare Sugilite Cuff Bracelet
Located in Vail, CO
of this rare 18k yellow gold cuff, delicately set in sugilite—a true testament to Native American
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1950s American Artisan Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold

Jade Diamond Buddha Pendant 14K Gold Vintage
By Estate Jewelry
Located in East Brunswick, NJ
of your choice. This rare piece weighs a very substantial 35.8 grams. Great condition. The chain is
Category

Mid-20th Century Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Jade, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rare Bakelite Philadelphia Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
Incredibly Rare Bakelite Philadelphia Bracelet from the 1930's. A black Bakelite cuff with
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1930s American Art Deco Rare Vintage Jewelry

Chanel Rare Haute Couture Gold Metal Brooch
By Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel -Rare hammered gold metal brooch decorated with glass paste cabochons featuring a face
Category

1980s French Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

  • Chanel Rare Haute Couture Gold Metal Brooch
  • Chanel Rare Haute Couture Gold Metal Brooch
  • Chanel Rare Haute Couture Gold Metal Brooch
  • Chanel Rare Haute Couture Gold Metal Brooch
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H 3.15 in W 2.76 in
Modern Diamond Sapphire Ring 14K Gold Band
By Estate Jewelry
Located in East Brunswick, NJ
This rare find is finely crafted in solid 14K Yellow and White Gold and set with genuine Earth
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1980s Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Snake Bracelet 18K Gold Enamel Bangle
By Estate Jewelry
Located in East Brunswick, NJ
This rare and hard to find vintage bangle is made in the shape of a snake and crafted in solid 18K
Category

20th Century Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

GRIPOIX, Magnificent Large old BROOCH, Rare, vintage
By Maison Gripoix
Located in SAINT-CLOUD, FR
Magnificent large old brooch, vintage, by Maison GRIPOIX, very rare model, collector's item, an
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1950s French Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Mixed Metal

Vintage 8.30 Carat Diamonds Floral Full Jewelry Set
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage 8.30 Carat Diamonds Floral Full Jewelry Set. The beautiful design of the floral across all
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1990s Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Rare Signed Countess Cis Sunburst Clip Brooch
By Countess Cis Zoltowska
Located in New York, NY
Huge, Rare signed Countess Cis fushia and emerald Swarovski crystal sunburst clip brooch mounted in
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1950s French Rare Vintage Jewelry

Diamond Emerald Ring Vintage 14K Pink Gold Green Chalcedony
By Estate Jewelry
Located in East Brunswick, NJ
easily be sized). This rare vintage ring weighs 12.6 grams and it is in great vintage condition.
Category

20th Century Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Chalcedony, Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Rare 1940's French Galleon Brooch
Located in New York, NY
This divine Gilt Metal Brooch set with French Cut Emerald and Ruby pastes and prong set stones is a wonderful whimsical depiction of a Ship in Full Sail. An unusual and stunning pi...
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1940s French Rare Vintage Jewelry

Extremely Rare Lesage "Corn Crops" Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Francois Lesage, the last link to the golden era of Haute Couture who passed away on December 1st at the age of 82 in 2012 famously said: "Embroidery was the love of writing your dre...
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1980s Rare Vintage Jewelry

Hermès Vintage Small Hurricane Storm Lantern RARE
By Hermès
Located in FR
Rare Authentic Hermès Lantern Please note: it is a decorative item only. Is not functional. Not a
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20th Century Unknown Rare Vintage Jewelry

Vintage Rare Enamel Reja Carrot Brooch, 1940S
By Reja
Located in New York, NY
. Very rare. Not signed. Period: 1940s. Condition: Very Good. Minor scratches throughout metal
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1940s American Retro Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Enamel

Rare Trifari Hanging Monkey Brooch, Alfred Phillipe
By Alfred Philippe for Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Rare, Collector quality Trifari Hanging Monkey Brooch, by Alfred Phillipe in sterling vermeil with
Category

1940s American Art Deco Rare Vintage Jewelry

Materials

Vermeil, Sterling Silver

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Surely you’ll find the exact piece of rare vintage jewelry you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold Plate and Gold — can elevate any look. You’re likely to find the perfect item from our selection of rare vintage jewelry among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 20th Century. A choice in our collection of rare vintage jewelry from Chanel, Gucci and Moschino — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking an object in our assortment of rare vintage jewelry, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Rare Vintage Jewelry?

On average, a piece of rare vintage jewelry at 1stDibs sells for $1,052, while they’re typically $252 on the low end and $4,079 for the highest priced versions of this item.
Questions About Rare Vintage Jewelry
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 21, 2023
    To tell if jewelry is vintage, first look for hallmarks that may indicate the maker. Then, consult trusted online resources to research the markings and find out when the jewelry house produced pieces that are similar to yours. Anything made at least 20 to 80 years ago is vintage. Because there are many contemporary pieces inspired by vintage designs, you may want to consider taking your jewelry to a certified appraiser or knowledgeable dealer who can inspect and date it. On 1stDibs, explore a wide range of vintage jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    Yes, some vintage jewelry has markings. Makers may have stamped pieces with hallmarks to represent the types of metals used in them and/or to signify that they came from certain brands. However, not all vintage jewelry is marked. On 1stDibs, shop a wide range of vintage jewelry from some of the world's top dealers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    Jewelry that is 20 to 80 years old is considered vintage. Pieces that are 100 years old or older are antiques. Vintage jewelry includes rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches and even hair accessories like combs. Shop a range of vintage jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 21, 2023
    The way to tell if vintage jewelry is real depends first on determining what you mean by "real." If you want to know if a piece is actually made by a particular brand or is a reproduction, you can consult trusted online resources to see what hallmarks and other details are present on genuine pieces. Then, you can examine your jewelry using these criteria. You can also find tests to determine whether precious metals and gemstones are real or not. However, use caution, as some tests can damage jewelry. A simple way to tell if vintage jewelry is an authentic example of a particular maker's work or made of real materials is to take the piece to an experienced appraiser or dealer. Find a large selection of vintage jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    Vintage costume jewelry refers to costume jewelry that is 20 to 80 years old. Jewelry, costume or otherwise, that is 100 years old is referred to as antique. The big design fair in Paris in 1900 inspired jewelers to work with inexpensive materials, and Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel and others helped popularize costume jewelry during the 1920s. The roots of costume jewelry, however, took shape at least as far back as the 18th century, when paste jewelry that featured hand-cut glass instead of gemstones first emerged. Shop a variety of vintage costume jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertDecember 12, 2023
    Many people would argue that vintage jewelry isn't making a comeback because it has never faded in popularity. Although what's considered vintage changes from decade to decade, the demand for jewelry that is between 20 and 99 years old generally remains high. There are collectors who look for pieces featuring specific materials or that were made by certain brands, and many men and women find vintage jewelry appealing because it is unique and has history. Shop a variety of vintage jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertDecember 12, 2023
    To tell if jewelry is vintage or antique, first look for any hallmarks that signify its maker. You can use trusted online resources to research when the maker was active and producing pieces similar to yours to roughly estimate its age. Jewelry is vintage if it's between 20 and 99 years old, and antique if it is 100 years old or more. If you're unable to locate a maker's hallmark, becoming familiar with the materials and other characteristics used during different eras of jewelry can help you date your piece. When in doubt, enlist the help of a certified appraiser or knowledgeable dealer. On 1stDibs, explore a large collection of vintage and antique jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    To find out how much your vintage jewelry is worth, you can conduct online research using trusted sources. By seeing what similar pieces have sold for in the past, you can estimate the value of your jewelry. For a more precise valuation, enlist the services of an appraiser or knowledgeable vintage jewelry specialist. Find a wide range of vintage jewelry on 1stDibs.