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Seaman Schepps Silhouette Wood Gold Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand new 18k gold earrings crafted for the Silhouette collection featuring walnut wood. Crafted by Seaman Schepps. Earrings measure 22mm X 17mm and weigh 18.7 grams. Marked Maker's ...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Earrings

Materials

18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Aventurine Coral Pearl Gold Large Frog Brooch
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Large 18k gold and carved aventurine frog brooch, crafted by Seaman Schepps, adorned with corals and pearls. Brooch is 55mm x 60mm. Weight is 64.7 grams. Marked 750, Shell mark, Seam...
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20th Century Brooches

Materials

Coral, Pearl, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Wood Citrine Gold Cuff Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
18k yellow gold and wood cuff bracelet, crafted by Seaman Schepps, decorated with citrines. Bracelet will fit approx. 7" wrist and is 24mm wide, weighs 64.9 grams. Marked 21922, 750,...
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20th Century More Bracelets

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Citrine, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Bubble Multi-Color Gemstone Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand new 18k gold earrings crafted for the Bubble collection featuring Pearl, Pink Tourmaline, Blue Topaz, Aquamarine, Citrine, Yellow Sapphire, Peridot. Crafted by Seaman Schepps. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Earrings

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Aquamarine, Pearl, Peridot, Yellow Sapphire, Tourmaline, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Knight Brooch
By Seaman Schepps
Located in San Antonio, TX
Seaman Schepps Knight Brooch set in Wood accented with Citrine and Pearls.
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Vintage 1980s Brooches

Materials

Citrine, 18k Gold

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Yellow Gold Carnelian Seaman Schepps Hoops
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Dallas, TX
18K Yellow Gold Carnelian Hoops by Seaman Schepps. Stamped Seaman Schepps 750.
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Vintage 1980s Modern Hoop Earrings

Materials

Carnelian, Yellow Gold

Seaman Schepps Amber Gold Cage Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Seaman Schepps 18k gold earrings with amber from Cage collection. earrings are 26mm x 20mm. Marked Seaman Schepps,makers mark,750,1029. weight 21.9g
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21st Century and Contemporary More Earrings

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Amber, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Aquamarine Ring
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boston, MA
The post-war jewelry aesthetic was brash and bold, and no one embodied the spirit of the time more than Seaman Schepps. He capitalized on the desire for dramatic jewels by setting la...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Cocktail Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Seaman Schepps White Coral Necklace
By Seaman Schepps
Located in New York, NY
Seaman Schepps coral necklace with diamonds and sapphires. Circa 1980's.
Category

Vintage 1980s Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Coral, Diamond, Sapphire

Seaman Schepps Amber Gold Link Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in New York, NY
18k gold and amber link bracelet by Seaman Schepps . Bracelet is 7" long, wearable lenth is approx. 6.5". Width - 26mm. Marked: 6279, Seaman Schepps, 750, Shell mark. Weight - 55.2 ...
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20th Century Link Bracelets

Materials

Amber, Gold

Seaman Schepps Gold Gemstone Shrimp Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
18k yellow gold Shrimp earrings by Seaman Schepps, featuring white gemstones. Earrings measure 23mm x 14.5mm wide. Weight is 20.1 grams. Marked: Seaman Schepps 750 Maker's mark 3189.
Category

Late 20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Materials

18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Turquoise Boat Link Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand new 18k gold boat link bracelet featuring turquoise. Crafted by Seaman Schepps. Bracelet measures approximately 6 3/4 inches long, links measure 25mm wide. Weight is 92.6 grams...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Bracelets

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Turquoise, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Shrimp Rosewood Gold Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of brand new 18k yellow gold earrings by Seaman Schepps for the Shrimp collection featuring rosewood. Earrings measure 24mm x 15mm, weight - 18.3 grams. Marked: 750, 247350, Se...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Earrings

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Gold

Seaman Schepps Ebony Wood Cuff
By Seaman Schepps
Located in New York, NY
Solid ebony wood cuff with accenting 18K yellow gold rope twists. Signed by Seaman Schepps.
Category

20th Century Cuff Bracelets

Materials

18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Gold Curb Link Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand new 18k gold curb link bracelet crafted by Seaman Schepps. Bracelet is 8" long end to end, wearable length approx. 7-7.25", width 25mm or 1", medium size. Marked: Seaman Schepp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Link Bracelets

Materials

Gold

Seaman Schepps Shrimp Aventurine Gold Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of brand new 18k yellow gold earrings by Seaman Schepps for the Shrimp collection featuring rosewood. Earrings measure 24mm x 15mm, weight - 18.3 grams. Marked: 750, 247350, Sea...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Earrings

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Aventurine, Gold

Seaman Schepps Gold Lapis Link Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand new Seaman Schepps large link bracelet in 18k gold with lapis lazuli. Comes with box. Bracelet is 7.75" long end to end, wearable length is approx. 7. - 7.25", width 33mm. Wei...
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21st Century and Contemporary Link Bracelets

Materials

Gold

Seaman Schepps Carved Peridot Diamond Aquamarine Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of 18k gold earrings by Seaman Schepps, with carved peridots, milky aquamarine cabochons, pearls and approx. 0.16ctw in G/VS diamonds. Come with Seaman Schepps box. Earrings ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Earrings

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Aquamarine, Diamond, Peridot

Seaman Schepps Coral Gold Cuff Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
18k gold cuff bracelet by Seaman Schepps with 5 corals, measuring from 16mm x 12mm to 25mm x 18mm. Bracelet wil fit up to 7" wrist (no hinge) and is 35mm t the widest point. Weight -...
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20th Century Cuff Bracelets

Materials

Coral, Gold

Seaman Schepps Clear Crystal Clip on Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Dallas, TX
Seaman Schepps Rock Crystal and Gold Braided Earrings. 50.1 Grams Marked Seaman Schepps 750 1699 1.25 inches length 1 inch width 18K yellow gold
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Vintage 1980s Modern Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Crystal, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Diamond, Crystal Brooch
By Seaman Schepps
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite brooch by Seam Schepps, crafted as a carved crystal with brilliant diamond accents mounted in 18k white gold, signed Seaman Schepps. Approx. 2 1/4″ x 2″
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Vintage 1980s Brooches

Materials

Crystal, Diamond, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Link Ruby Crystal Gold Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of Seaman Schepps Link earrings, set in crystal and rubies. Earrings measure 32mm x 22mm. Marked: Seaman Schepps, 5072, Shell mark, 750. Weight - 30.3 grams.
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20th Century More Earrings

Materials

Crystal, Ruby, Gold

Seaman Schepps Crystal Gold Large Cage Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of large 18k gold cage earrings with crystal, by Seaman Schepps. Earrings are 33mm x 28mm. Weight - 58.1 grams. Marked: Seaman Schepps, 750, Shell mark.
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20th Century More Earrings

Materials

Crystal, Gold

Seaman Schepps Yellow Sapphire, Wood Link Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in New York, NY
Exceptionally crafted by Seaman Schepps, comprising a vintage link bracelet crafted with interlocking links made of 18k yellow gold embellished with yellow sapphires and black wood, ...
Category

1990s Link Bracelets

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Moonstones & Diamond Brooch
By Seaman Schepps
Located in New York, NY
Absolutely stunning and one of a kind Seaman Schepps brooch with moonstone, diamonds, sapphires and rubies. Crafted from 18K white gold with 14K white gold clip. Lively color gemston...
Category

20th Century Modern Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Moonstone, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Seaman Schepps White Coral Gold Cage Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of 18k gold Cage earrings by Seaman Schepps, set with white coral. Come with box. Earrings are 26mm x 20mm, weigh 27.5 grams. Marked: Seaman Schepps, 750, Shell mark, P10895.
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20th Century More Earrings

Materials

Coral, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Chalcedony Amethyst Sapphire Iolite Gold Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of 18k gold earrings by Seaman Schepps, with chalcedony, amethyst, iolite and sapphires. Come with Seaman Schepps box. Earrings are 25mm x 18mm. Marked: 750, Shell hallmark, Sea...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Earrings

Materials

Amethyst, Chalcedony, Iolite, Sapphire, Gold

Seaman Schepps Ruby Cabochon Diamond Gold Brooch
By Seaman Schepps
Located in New York, NY
Vintage 14k gold brooch by Seaman Schepps, with three diamonds - approx. 0.45ctw and ruby cabochons (multiple stones have chips). Brooch measures 2.25" x 1.75". Marked: Seaman Schepp...
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20th Century Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold

Seaman Schepps Coral Diamond Gold Flower Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of 18k gold cocktail earrings by Seaman Schepps, set with corals and approx. 1.00ctw in G/VS diamonds. Earrings are 27mm x 25mm. Weight is 19.6 grams. Marked 750, Shell mark, Se...
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20th Century More Earrings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Cage Crystal Citrine Gold Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of 18k gold earrings, crafted by Seaman Schepps for Cage collection, set with crystal and citrines. Come with box. Earrings are 25mm x 20mm and weigh 33.6 grams. Marked 750, 89...
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20th Century More Earrings

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Citrine, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Multistone Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Darnestown, MD
Stunning and most unusual multistone bracelet by Seaman Schepps. Lapiz lazuli; coral; cat's eye; jade; onyx and carnelian are set in round, oval and rectangular bezels creating a rou...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary More Bracelets

Materials

Onyx, Turquoise, Cat’s Eye, Carnelian, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Nantucket Lightship Drop Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Atlanta, GA
The perfect drop earring. Seaman Schepps skillfully weaves rich 18k gold to create this classic drop earring. 1 1/2 inches in length.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Drop Earrings

Materials

18k Gold

Vintage Seaman Schepps 7 Strand Pearl Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Sarasota, FL
Vintage Seaman Schepps 7 strand pearl bracelet with 18k iconic shell clasp with 2 cabochon rubies weighing approximately 2.50 carats.
Category

Vintage 1960s More Bracelets

Materials

Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps 18 Carat Sapphire Ring
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa late 20th Century, 18k, by Seaman Schepps, American. This spectacular Seaman Schepps ring features an 18.81 carat antique cushion cut sapphire flanked by a pair of trapezoid ...
Category

1990s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Citrine, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Seaman Schepps Crystal Gold Large Link Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
18k yellow gold large Link bracelet by Seaman Schepps, with hand carved rock crystal. Bracelet will fit approx. 7-7.25" wrist and is 1.25" wide (Large size). End to end length 8". We...
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21st Century and Contemporary Link Bracelets

Materials

Crystal, Gold, 18k Gold

Ceylon Sapphire Ring by SEAMAN SCHEPPS
By Seaman Schepps
Located in New York, NY
Unique design spectacular Retro ring by American designer Seaman Schepps, 10 oval ceylon sapphires approximately 40 carats 3 diamonds 0.50 carats
SEAMAN SCHEPPS Men's Dress Set
By Seaman Schepps
Located in New York, NY
Distinctive 18K gold men's dress set, made and signed by Seaman Schepps. Consisting of double-sided cufflinks and four studs. Raised cushion-shaped carved polite with faceted diamo...
Category

1990s Cufflinks

Materials

18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Mixed Wood Gold Link Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand new 18k gold classic large link bracelet featuring rosewood, walnut wood, ebony, and sandal wood links. Crafted by Seaman Schepps. Bracelet measures approximately 7 3/4 inches ...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Bracelets

Materials

18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Gold Pearl Diamond Aquamarine Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
18k white gold bracelet by Seaman Schepps, set with approx. 2.00ctw in VS/G diamonds, 7.2mm pearls, and aquamarine cabochons. Bracelet measures 7 1/4 inches long, approx 19mm wide. M...
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Late 20th Century More Bracelets

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, Pearl, Gold

Seaman Schepps Pearl Gold Link Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Seaman Schepps 18k gold link bracelet with pearls. Bracelet is 7.5" long and 25mm wide. Marked:750, Shell signature hallmark. Weight - 87.2 grams.
Category

20th Century Link Bracelets

Materials

Pearl, Gold

Seaman Schepps Gold Ebony Wood Link Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand new Seaman Schepps large link bracelet in 18k gold with ebony wood. Comes with box. Bracelet is 7.75" long end to end, wearable length is approx. 7. - 7.25", width 33mm. Marked...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Bracelets

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Gold

Seaman Schepps Gold Mixed Wood Link Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand new Seaman Schepps large link bracelet in 18k gold with mixed wood. Comes with box. Bracelet id 8 1/8" long end to end, wearable length is approx. 7.5", width 35mm. Weight - 6...
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21st Century and Contemporary Link Bracelets

Materials

Gold

Seaman Schepps 18K Large Square Cage Turquoise Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Dallas, TX
Seaman Schepps 18K Large Square Cage Turquoise Earrings - Vntage Seaman Schepps Turquoise earrings crafted in 18k yellow gold. Weight: 33.3 grams The earrings measure 26mm in length...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Seaman Schepps Emerald Ruby Diamond Brooch
By Seaman Schepps
Located in New York, NY
A Seaman Schepps floral brooch in 18kt yellow gold with cabochon emerald, sapphires and rubies, highlighted with diamonds. Made in the United States, circa 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s Brooches

Materials

White Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Gold White Ceramic Link Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand new Seaman Schepps large link bracelet in 18k gold with white ceramic. Comes with box. Bracelet is 7.75" long end to end, wearable length is approx. 7. - 7.25", width 33mm. Wei...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Bracelets

Materials

Gold

Seaman Schepps Nantucket Cushion Gold Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of 18k gold earrings by Seaman Schepps, from Nantucket collection. Retail $4850. Earrings are 31mm x 29mm. Marked: 750, Shell hallmark, 242719. Weight - 12.6 grams.
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21st Century and Contemporary More Earrings

Materials

Gold

Seaman Schepps Iolite Diamond Gold Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
A pair of 18k white gold earrings set with iolite and diamonds. The earrings measure 31mm x 21mm and weigh 19.6 grams. Marked: SEAMAN SCHEPPS, 750, P10092.
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20th Century More Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Iolite, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Large Half Link Wood Gold Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of large version of Half Link earrings, designed by Seaman Schepps, set with wood. Earrings are 30mm x 21mm, weigh 26.5 grams. Marked: Seaman Schepps, Shell hallmark, 750, 1...
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20th Century More Earrings

Materials

18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Gold Swirl Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Darnestown, MD
Two half circles hug each other in these 14 karat gold earrings by Seaman Schepps. Each half circle has several striations for a bit of texture. The earrings have clip backs that can...
Category

Vintage 1960s Retro Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold

1940s Vintage Seaman Schepps Sapphire Gold Link Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Vintage circa 1940s 14k gold curb link bracelet by Seaman Schepps, set with blue sapphires. Bracelet is 7 34"long and 28mm at the widest point. Weight is 90.0 grams. Marked: Seaman ...
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Mid-20th Century Link Bracelets

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold

Large Seaman Schepps Ebony Wood Gold Link Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Large 18k gold link and wood bracelet by Seaman Schepps. Bracelet is 9" long end to end, wearable length approx. 7.5", width is 33mm. Weight - 88 grams. Marked: 50, P16300 2, Seaman...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Link Bracelets

Materials

Gold

Seaman Schepps Carved Aquamarine Diamond Pearl Sapphire Gold Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of 18k gold earrings by Seaman Schepps, with carved aquamarines, sapphires, pearls and approx. 0.38ctw in G/VS diamonds. Come with Seaman Schepps box. Earrings are 31mm x 29mm...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Earrings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire, Gold

Seaman Schepps Citrine Diamond Gold Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of 18k gold earrings by Seaman Schepps, with citrines and approx. 0.48ctw in G/VS diamonds. Earrings are 31mm x 20mm. Marked: Shell mark, 4303, 750. weight - 19.1 grams.
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20th Century More Earrings

Materials

Citrine, Diamond, Gold

Seaman Schepps Cabochon Sapphire Gold Cufflinks
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of 18k yellow gold cufflinks, crafted by Seaman Schepps, set with blue sapphire cabochons. Each top measures approx. 17mm x 10mm. Marked Seaman Shepps,750. Weight - 12.8 grams ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Cufflinks

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Sugarloaf Citrine Gold Bracelet
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
An 18k yellow gold bracelet set with sugarloaf cut citrines. The bracelet is 6 3/4" long and 25mm wide. Marked: Shell signature mark, 750, 22612, Seaman Schepps. The weight of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Bracelets

Materials

Citrine, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Diamond Aquamarine Sapphire Peridot Gold Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
18k yellow gold cocktail cluster earrings by Seaman Schepps, set with aquamarines, peridots, sapphires and approx. 0.36ctw in G/VS diamonds. retail $16200. Earrings are 26mm in diame...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Earrings

Materials

Aquamarine, Peridot, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Mogul White Blue Topaz Gold Ring
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand new Seaman Schepps Mogul collection white and blue topaz ring. Ring size 6.5, ring top is 15mm wide. Blue Topaz- 5.62, White Topaz- 2.45. Marked: Seaman Schepps, Shell mark, 7...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Topaz, Blue Topaz, Gold

Seaman Schepps Adventurine Half Link Gold Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Seaman Schepps Classic. Beautiful adventurine is custom cut and paired with rich 18k gold. 1 1/8 X 5/8's of an inch in size.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Clip-on Earrings

Materials

18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Crystal Onyx Diamond Convertible Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in New York, NY
SEAMAN SCHEPPS Crystal Onyx Diamond Detachable Earrings in 18k White Gold. A gorgeous pair of detachable on-the-ear clips by Seaman Schepps comprising reeded rock crystals and flute...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Crystal, Diamond, 18k Gold

Seaman Schepps Gold and Ebony Infinity Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Atlanta, GA
A rarely available Seaman Schepps design created with beautiful ebony wood and rich 18k gold. 7/8's of an inch in size. Chic and wearable.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

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Seaman Schepps For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of seaman schepps for sale on 1stDibs. All of the items for sale were constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold. Find a collection of 553 vintage versions or 346 modern creations for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and pieces in stock date back to the 19th Century while others were produced as recently as the 21st Century. Our collection of seaman schepps includes designs that are universally popular, but Modern and Contemporary styles, specifically, are sought with frequency. Browse our collection of 181 Diamond versions today to add the perfect touch to your look. A selection of round cut, cabochon and uncut can be found today on these pages. Most of our seaman schepps for sale are for women, but there are 174 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much are Seaman Schepps?

Prices for seaman schepps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $395 and can go as high as $140,000, while seaman schepps, on average, fetch $6,285.

Seaman Schepps Biography and Important Works

A scrappy, self-made artist who transformed turbo shells into decadent earrings and crystal chessmen into bold bracelets, Seaman Schepps (1881–1972) tirelessly worked his way up from the tenements of New York’s Lower East Side to become “America’s Court Jeweler.”

Born to immigrant parents who named him for the Seamen’s Bank for Savings that his mother could see from the hospital — or so the legend goes — Schepps dropped out of school at the age of 14 and never had any formal jewelry training. He later moved to California, where he opened his first jewelry shop in 1904. In 1921, he returned to New York to build on the success he’d begun to enjoy as a jeweler on the West Coast, but it wasn’t long before his Manhattan house, which counted Broadway stars and theater patrons among its clientele, was hit hard by the stock market crash of 1929. Schepps used this disruption to rethink his approach to jewelry, debuting a new store in 1934 on Madison Avenue, where he would make his mark in playful custom adornments.

While many high-end jewelers of his era focused on the purest and most valuable gemstones, Schepps chose his materials for their color and shape, elevating flawed stones others disregarded in collage-like formations involving unconventional materials such as fine wood, coral, seashells and flea-market finds. Passersby of his New York City shop could find a frog-shaped brooch carved from rosewood, a vintage snuff bottle broken into links for a bracelet and loose-drilled pearls plugged with diamonds. Schepps’s whimsical pieces found fans in fashion icons who appreciated his unique statements, including Doris Duke, Andy Warhol and the Duchess of Windsor.

Following Schepps’s death in 1972, his daughter, jewelry designer Patricia S. Vaill, ran the jewelry house for two decades before it was taken over by Jay Bauer and Anthony Hopenhajm of Trianon jewelry. Following the closure of the company’s Park Avenue store in November 2020, sales for Seaman Schepps is now based in its boutique location out of Palm Beach, Florida, where the legendary brand carries forth its founder’s spirited designs.

On 1stDibs, find a distinctive collection of vintage Seaman Schepps jewelry, including brooches, bracelets and other accessories.