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Valentino Jewelry

Italian, b. 1932

The mononymously known Italian designer Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani (b. 1932) is renowned for his fashion house of romantic styles and feminine shapes that he founded in Rome in 1960. Valentino dresses, skirts and other apparel captured the hearts of many of Italy’s wealthiest ladies in the couturier’s early days and led to commissions from Babe Paley, Gloria Guinness, Jayne Wrightsman and others on the international best-dressed list (when it still meant something). They sought out Valentino for gorgeous gowns, jackets, elegant daytime wear and even when they needed wedding dresses.

An early fascination with fashion developed when Valentino attended the theater as a child and was dazzled by the evening gowns on stage. While a teenager in Voghera, Lombardy, he studied under Italian designer Ernestina Salvadeo and soon moved to Paris, where he trained at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Valentino spent time apprenticing under haute couturiers Jean Dessès and Guy Laroche, learning how to design and construct high fashion while also thinking about how to strike out on his own.

In 1959, Valentino returned to Italy, and a year later, he opened his own salon, soon joining with longtime professional and personal partner Giancarlo Giammetti. It was located on Rome’s trendy Via Condotti and modeled after the French maisons. One of his earliest clients was Elizabeth Taylor, who discovered Valentino while she was in Rome filming Cleopatra and ordered the white dress that she wore to the premiere of Spartacus.

When the designer launched his first couture line in 1962 with its fiery red colors, it was internationally celebrated, with Valentino soon attiring fashion trendsetters including Princess Margaret and Audrey Hepburn. He formed an especially close friendship with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for whom he designed numerous dresses. Luxurious drapery with fine needlework, bold uses of color and dramatic flourishes would define Valentino fashion across the decades.

As a fashion house, Valentino is best known for its signature Valentino Red color, though one of its iconic lines is the monochromatic “no colour” collection for which the designer won the Neiman Marcus Award in 1967. (The collection also debuted his trademark “V.”) The white dresses and beige dresses led to a demand for Valentino wedding gowns, with clients including Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lopez and Anne Hathaway.

Valentino retired from his fashion empire in 2007, with Alessandra Facchinetti and then the duo Maria Grazia Chiuri (who departed in 2016) and Pierpaolo Piccioli succeeding him as creative directors. But Valentino still steps out of retirement for special occasions, such as designing a wedding gown for Princess Madeleine of Sweden in 2013.

Today, the brand offers a range of collections that include the Valentino Garavani line and REDValentino, a diffusion line that is aimed at a younger audience. The house has expanded far beyond women’s haute couture and prêt-à-porter to encompass various lines of accessories, including shoessunglassesscarves and perfume. 

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Creator: Valentino
Valentino Garavani Jeweled Bowtie Pin Brooch
By Valentino
Located in Atlanta, GA
This exquisite Valentino Garavani couture pin brooch boasts a dimensional gilt metal bowtie-shaped framing, all paved with tiny clear crystal rhinestones. The piece has a security cl...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Valentino Pair of Bracelets Haute Couture in Black Pearls
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Pair of bracelets in gold-plated metal, black pearls, and rhinestone rings. Unsigned jewelry from a défilé. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimens...
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1990s Valentino Jewelry

Valentino VLogo Leather Gold Tone Bracelet
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Add Valentino's magic to the way you accessorize with this bracelet. It has a simple leather string and the VLOGO in gold-tone metal.
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2010s Valentino Jewelry

Valentino necklace with turquoise paste and crystals
By Valentino
Located in Basaluzzo, IT
Vintage Valentino 80s necklace with turquoise paste stones and crystals Gold-colored snap closure with crystals and logo pendant Length 67cm
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1980s Italian Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Turquoise Bracelet in Blue Pearls
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Bracelet in gold-plated metal, ring of rhinestones and blue pearls. Unsigned jewelry from a défilé. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: Le...
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1990s Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Pair of Bracelets Haute Couture in Red Pearls
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Pair of bracelets in gold-plated metal, red pearls, and red rhinestones. Unsigned jewelry from a défilé. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimension...
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1990s Valentino Jewelry

Valentino 1970 Milano Band Ring In 18Kt Yellow Gold With Braided Elephant Hair
By Valentino
Located in Miami, FL
An elephant's hair ring designed by Valentino. Fabulous band ring, created in Milano Italy by the fashion house of Valentino, back in the 1970. This nice ring has been designed with...
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1970s Italian Modernist Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Valentino 11.00 Carat Oval Citrine Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
By Valentino
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage 1970's Valentino oval Citrine Yellow Gold cocktail ring. This stunning piece features a dazzling 11.00 carat oval citrine center stone, exuding a warm and inviting yellow hue...
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Late 20th Century Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Citrine, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Valentino Silver Plated Brooch Paved with Rhinestones
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Silver plated brooch paved with rhinestones. Collection Prêt-à-Porter Automne-Hiver 2007 Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: 12.5 cm (4.92...
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Early 2000s Valentino Jewelry

Valentino "Tree" Brooch in Gold-Plated Metal with Rhinestones
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Impressive "tree" brooch in gold-plated metal ornamented with rhinestones. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: 10.5 cm x 8 cm Seller Refe...
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1990s Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Golden Metal Earrings with Rhinestones
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - (Made in Italy) Golden metal earrings with rhinestones. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: Length: 12 cm Seller Reference: BO99
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Early 2000s Italian Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Valentino Necklace in Silver-Plated Metal
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Necklace in silver-plated metal and rhinestones. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: Length: 106 cm ...
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1990s Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Pink Necklace in Black Enameled Metal
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Necklace in black enameled metal, costume pearly beads, and black rhinestones. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: Length: from 95 cm to 1...
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1990s Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Enamel

Valentino Golden Metal Clip-On Earrings with Rhinestones and Pearly Cabochons
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Golden metal clip-on earrings with rhinestones and pearly cabochons. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: Diameter: 1.7 cm Seller Referenc...
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1980s Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Black and Orange Jeweled Pin Brooch Dangling Cross Charms
By Valentino
Located in Atlanta, GA
This superb Valentino Garavani couture dangling pin brooch features a large domed carved and see-thru gilt metal medallion topped with a black poured glass ca...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Valentino Golden Metal Earrings Ornamented w/ Rhinestone & Glass Paste Cabochons
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Golden metal earrings ornamented with rhinestones and green glass paste cabochons. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: Height: 2 cm Selle...
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1990s Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Golden Metal Clip-On Earrings with Resin Cabochons
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Golden metal clip-on earrings with resin cabochons. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: Height: 4 cm Seller Reference: BO120
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1980s Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Clip Earrings in Golden Enamelled Metal
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino -Golden enamelled metal clip earrings. Additional information: Dimensions: 8 H cm Condition: Very good condition Seller Ref number: BO324
Category

1990s Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Enamel

Valentino Clip Earrings Pale Gilt Metal with Purple Enamel and Coral Cabochons
By Valentino
Located in Atlanta, GA
These mesmerizing Valentino Garavani jeweled clip-on earrings boast a pale gilded metal branch shape ornate with faux-coral glass rhinestone cabochons and purple lavender enamel. The...
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1990s Italian Modern Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Enamel, Gilt Metal

Valentino Golden Enamelled Metal Clip Earrings
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino -Golden enamelled metal clip earrings. Additional information: Dimensions: 5 H cm Condition: Very good condition Seller Ref number: BO325
Category

1990s French Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Enamel

Valentino Gilted Metal Cuff Bracelet
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Gilted metal cuff bracelet adorned with rhinestones and glass cabochons. Additional information: Dimensions: Width: 4 cm (1.57 in) Opening: 2 cm (0.79 in) Circumferenc...
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1980s European Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Valentino Brooch in Gilded Metal and Rhinestones
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino (Made in Italy) Brooch in gilded metal and rhinestones. Additional information: Dimensions: 13 cm x 7 cm (5.11" x 2.75") Condition: Very good condition Seller Ref number: ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Vintage 1980s Signed Valentino Round Domed Navy Enamel Rhinestone Clip Earrings
By Valentino
Located in Easton, PA
Goldtone round domed navy enamel with clear rhinestones clip earrings. Marked with Valentino Garavani's "V" logo. Measures: 13/16 inches across. Condition: Very good; a small amount ...
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1980s Andorran Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gold Plate

Vintage Signed Valentino Goldtone Rhodium Plate Rhinestone Flower Clip Earrings
By Valentino
Located in Easton, PA
1980s round goldtone and brushed rhodium plate flowers with tiny clear round rhinestone accents clip back earrings. Marked "Valentino." Measure: 1 inch across. Excellent condition. ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gold Plate

Vintage 1970s Signed Valentino Wrapped Green & Ivory Lucite Collar Necklace
By Valentino
Located in Easton, PA
1970s goldtone green and ivory Lucite with wire wrap on a woven silk cord with the Valentino V at the clasp. Condition: Very good; a little bit of yellowing to the cord. Center; 1 1/...
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1970s Italian Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gold Plate

Vintage 1980s Signed Valentino Modernist White Enamel Collar Necklace
By Valentino
Located in Easton, PA
Circa 1980s modernist yellow gold plated and white enamel hinged collar necklace. Marked with Valentino Garavani's "V" logo. Made in Italy. Excellent condition. Measures: 4 3/4 inch...
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1980s Italian Modernist Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gold Plate

Vintage Signed Valentino Leather & Enamel Zebra Stripe Rhinestone Cuff Bracelet
By Valentino
Located in Easton, PA
1980s or 90s gold plated leather with three zebra stripe black and white enamel plaques and rhinestone accents cuff bracelet with double hook clasp. Marked with Valentino Garavani's ...
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1980s Italian Modernist Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gold Plate

Vintage Valentino Tassel Necklace
By Valentino
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Fabulous vintage Valentino perfume necklace This rare and collectible necklace. The cording on the necklace is sturdy and silky feeling. The pendant...
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1980s Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Vintage Perfume Pendant Pink Tassel Necklace
By Valentino
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Fabulous vintage Valentino perfume tassel necklace This rare and collectable necklace is made of a bakelite type plastic in a champagne beige color....
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20th Century Unknown Art Deco Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Brooch in Golden Enamelled Metal Spindle
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino -Golden enamelled metal spindle. Additional information: Dimensions: 8 H cm Condition: Very good condition Seller Ref number: BR10
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1990s French Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal, Enamel

Valentino Haute Couture Jeweled Bracelet Bangle
By Valentino
Located in Atlanta, GA
This striking Valentino Garavani Haute Couture bracelet bangle features a chunky domed shape with a laminated design built with gilt metal in a satin finish aspect contrasted with of...
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1990s Italian Modernist Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Valentino Couture Brooche Pin
By Valentino
Located in Paris, FR
Wonderful huge Valentino Couture brooche/pin. In very good condition : no strass missing, micro-scratches on the metal (barely visible). Material : metal, strass Color : gold and si...
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1990s Italian Contemporary Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Jeweled Gilt Metal Bracelet Bangle with Coral Resin Cabochons
By Valentino
Located in Atlanta, GA
This stunning Valentino Garavani Haute Couture bracelet features a chunky faceted heavy gilded metal bangle shape ornate with tiny crystal rhinestones and large faux-coral resin cabo...
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1990s Italian Modern Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Valentino Starfish Brooch Crystal Pearl New Old Stock 1990s
By Valentino
Located in Wallkill, NY
Massive Valentino Star Fish Adorned with Crystal and faux pearls. A new, Never worn piece from the 1990s. Measuring 4 inches. This is out of a massive collection of New Old Stock ite...
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1990s Italian Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Crystal, Pearl, Gilt Metal

Valentino Vintage Bracelet in Gold with Stones
By Valentino
Located in Milano, IT
Rare Valentino gold bracelet, from the 1990s, made in Italy. ORIGINAL LABEL AND BRAND NAME. The bracelet is very soft and its skeleton is made ...
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1990s French Valentino Jewelry

Vintage Valentino Gold Tone with Sapphire and Rhinestone Earrings, Circa 1980s
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Valentino Gold Tone with Sapphire Blue And Rhinestone Earrings. Pave Style Crystal Stones on 3D Heart Earrings with Classic V Shape at Top of Earrings. Clip On.
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Mixed Metal

Oversize Valentino Heart Stone Earrings
By Valentino
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Valentino gold-plated oversize heart earrings with oversize black resin bead and glass multicolored rhinestones. Clip backs. Comes in a velvet pouch. Minimal wear.
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1980s Italian Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Crystal and Enamel Celestial Moon and Stars Necklace Original Pouch
By Valentino
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful! Vintage Valentino Crystal and Enamel Celestial Moons and Stars Multi Strand Silver Drop Runway Necklace. Featuring 7 drop strands of ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modernist Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Crystal, Enamel

Vintage Valentino Gold Crystal Sapphire Blue Butterfly Earrings Circa 1990s
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Valentino Gold Tone Crystal and Sapphire Blue Crystal Butterfly Earrings. There are Clear and Blue sapphire Color Crystals set in Gold tone to make these gorgeous classic ea...
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1990s Italian Modern Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Mixed Metal

Valentino Fluoro Flowers green Crystal Silver Tone collar Necklace
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Check out this classic and stunning Collar Necklace by Valentino to accentuate your party outfit with a stupendous look. Crafted with silver-tone metal, it features impressive chain ...
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2010s Italian Contemporary Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Crystal, Silver

Valentino Garavani Haute Couture Beaded Choker Necklace with Charms
By Valentino
Located in Atlanta, GA
This fabulous Valentino Garavani Haute Couture choker necklace features a chunky double-strand of large off-white resin beads with a faux-ivory textured pattern complemented with a l...
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1990s Italian Modernist Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Rare Authentic Valentino Haute Couture Jeweled Runway Oval Cuff Bracelet
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
One-of-a-kind Valentino hand crafted haute couture cuff made for the 2001 S/S runway show (see photos of model wearing on each arm). This bracelet is the actual one worn on the runw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Vintage Brooch w Flower
By Valentino
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant brooch by the famous stylist Valentino from Italy 90s. The brooch is shaped like a vase with a well-defined flower. The design of the vase is reproduced by metal weaving and ...
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1990s Italian Modern Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Mixed Metal

Vintage Valentino Beaded Rhinestone Crystal Necklace
By Valentino
Located in Portland, OR
This is a sensational vintage Valentino long necklace with beautiful faceted red glass and gold encrusted blue beads, rhinestones, and crystals. Made i...
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1980s Italian Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Vintage Valentino Oversize Faux Pearl Graduated Necklace Crystal Accents, 1980's
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
Striking oversize vintage 1980's Valentino faux pearl necklace with crystal spacers Signed Valentino, Made Italy Large pearls 25mm by 23mm,...
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20th Century Italian Retro Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Crystal, Pearl

Valentino Garavani Rare Snake Iridescent Freshwater Pearl Runway Choker Necklace
By Valentino
Located in Nice, FR
VALENTINO GARAVANI rare runway snake choker necklace. The top has a rigid section of two intertwined bronze snakes with green and black stones. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Valentino Jewelry

Iconic Valentino Earrings by Maison Gripoix
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
Valentino Earrings, by Maison Gripoix, Paris composed of dozens of hand made multicolored glass beads and pearls pegged into a filigreed base with crystal rhinestone accents and a ruby fruit salad flower. The look is very lush and dimensional. Clip back fittings, Marked "France" but a well documented design for Valentino, Italy by Maison Gripoix. 1960's France. 1.25" x 1". Hand made Haute Couture...
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1960s Italian Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Silver Plate, Brass

Valentino Logo Perfume Pendant
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
Iconic pendant from Valentino in black bakelite decorated with Swarovski crystals, a silk tassel and cord. The 2 "V"s open to reveal a vial of "Valentino" perfume. Elegant and practi...
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1980s Italian Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Door Knocker Earrings
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
Valentino Gilded doorknocker earrings in unusual square shape. Italy 1980's. Excellent condition. 1 3/4" high, x 1 3/8". Clip back fittings.
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1980s Italian Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Rare Authentic Valentino Haute Couture Runway Jeweled Square Cuff Bracelet
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
One-of-a-kind Valentino hand crafted haute couture cuff made for the 2001 S/S runway show (see photos of model wearing on each arm). These bracelets are the actual ones worn on the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Vintage Gold Tone Turquoise / Pink Rhinestone Drop Clip on Earrings
By Valentino
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 80s Valentino gold tone with turquoise/pink rhinestones with black dangle drop clip-on earrings. - Height: 3in, Length on top: 2in.
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1980s French Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Large Jet and Pave Lizard
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
Large jet and pave set lizard by Valentino, Italy. Beautifully detailed work with pave crystal accents set onto an black enamel and antique pewter metal finished base. There are se...
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1980s Italian Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Faux Pearl and Glass Rhinestone Starfish Runway Pin / Brooch Vintage
By Valentino
Located in North Miami, FL
This fabulous vintage runway Valentino marked starfish pin is adorned with 5 faux pearls and multitudes of rhinestones and a crystal center. This is very well made and stellar on. It...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Base Metal

Valentino Branch Coral and Faux Pearl Cabochon Necklace
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful large scale Valentino bib in a mixture of faux pearls, glass coral beads,genuine branch coral and Swarovski crystal balls.Beautifully crafted couture quality jewel. impressive scale.
17" length with jewelled box clasp. Necklace drops...
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Late 20th Century Italian Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Coral, Gilt Metal

Valentino Starburst Runway Ear Clips
By Valentino
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Here are another pair of stunning runway earrings from the master Valentino. Shaped like starbursts with undulating rays, the centers are set with "coral" stones. Large and impressive!
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1980s French Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Valentino Golden Metal Clip-On Earrings Ornamented with Rhinestones
By Valentino
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Valentino - Golden metal clip-on earrings ornamented with rhinestones and black glass paste cabochons. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: Height: 2 c...
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1990s Valentino Jewelry

Vintage 1980s Signed Valentino Cabochon Faux-Onyx Pave Rhinestone Clip Earrings
By Valentino
Located in Easton, PA
Vintage 1980s faux onyx cabochon gold plated earrings and pavé crystals. Marked "Valentino". Measures: 1 1/4 inches long by 7/8 inches wide. Condition: Very good; some minor back res...
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1980s Italian Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Gold Plate

Valentino Set of Four Sterling Collar Stays
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
For the well-appointed gentleman: a set of four sterling silver collar stays. Made by VALENTINO and stamped with the Valentino maker's mark. In origin...
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1970s Italian Vintage Valentino Jewelry

Materials

Sterling Silver

Valentino jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Valentino jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using gilt metal. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Valentino jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Valentino crystal jewelry & watches, from our inventory of 4, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 62 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Ugo Correani, Coppola e Toppo, and Palmiero. Prices for Valentino jewelry & watches can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $200 and tops out at $4,800, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $787.
Questions About Valentino Jewelry
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    No, Valentino and Valentino Garavani are not exactly the same. Valentino is the name of an Italian luxury fashion house. The maker offers both couture and ready-to-wear apparel and accessories under the Valentino label. Valentino Garavani is a diffusion brand offered by Valentino. Its focus is mostly on shoes, handbags and small leather goods. Shop a variety of Valentino apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    No, Mario Valentino is not the same as Valentino — Mario Valentino was a Naples, Italy-born shoe designer who eventually expanded his offerings to include handbags, jackets and other apparel in the 1960s, while Valentino Garavani, who is mostly known simply as “Valentino,” is a fashion designer originally from Lombardy, Italy. Other than the Valentino line, the latter’s collections include Valentino Roma, R.E.D. Valentino and more.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Valentino Garavani is known mononymously as Valentino. He is the Italian fashion designer and founder of Valentino, a high-fashion luxury brand which makes haute couture and ready-to-wear fashions. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Valentino pieces from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Valentino, the Italian luxury brand, is 61 years old and was founded in 1960. Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavan, the founder of Valentino, is 89 years old and was born 1932. Valentino clothing and accessories are available directly through Valentino’s website or boutiques as well as through selected authorized sellers, such as 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    Valentino was founded in 1960. Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani established the Italian fashion house in Rome. When the designer launched his first couture line in 1962 with its fiery red colors, it was internationally celebrated, with Valentino soon attiring fashion trendsetters including Princess Margaret and Audrey Hepburn. On 1stDibs, explore a collection of Valentino apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    No, REDValentino and Valentino are not exactly the same. Both luxury fashion lines have been under the umbrella of the Italian house of Valentino, but they are distinct from one another. Valentino is the main luxury collection, while REDValentino was a diffusion line launched in 2003 to produce fashions that appeal to a younger demographic of women. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of Valentino apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    What Valentino Red is depends on the context. If it's referring to the color of the garment, the term is the name for a proprietary shade of red that is recognized by Pantone and is a blend of 100% yellow, 100% magenta and 10% black. Red Valentino is also the name of a diffusion line produced by the luxury fashion house of Valentino. The focus of the label is on contemporary, accessibly priced clothing and accessories. Shop a diverse assortment of Valentino pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    Valentino is known for a few things. As a fashion house, Valentino is best known for its signature Valentino Red color, though one of its iconic lines is the monochromatic "no colour" collection for which the designer won the Neiman Marcus Award in 1967. The collection also debuted the "V" trademark. The white dresses and beige dresses led to a demand for Valentino wedding gowns, with clients including Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lopez and Anne Hathaway. Founder Valentino Garavani is famous for his womenswear featuring romantic styles and feminine shapes. Valentino dresses, skirts and other apparel captured the hearts of many of Italy's wealthiest ladies in the couturier's early days and led to commissions from Babe Paley, Gloria Guinness, Jayne Wrightsman and others on the international best-dressed list. They sought out Valentino for gorgeous gowns, jackets, elegant daytime wear and even, when needed, wedding dresses. Shop a collection of Valentino apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    The difference between Valentino Garavani and Mario Valentino is that they are two distinct designers who are not affiliated with each other. Valentino Garavani founded the Italian luxury fashion house of Valentino in Rome in 1960. Mario Valentino established his eponymous brand, Mario Valentino, in Naples, Italy, in 1952.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    No, Valentino is not a French brand. The luxury fashion house is actually Italian, operating out of its headquarters in Milan. Italian designer Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani established his eponymous fashion brand in Rome, Italy, in 1960. Explore a diverse assortment of Valentino apparel and accessories from some of the world's top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    Who the real Valentino designer is depends on the context, because two designers share the same name. The first is Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani, who founded the Italian luxury fashion house in 1960. Valentino retired from his fashion empire in 2007, with Alessandra Facchinetti and then the duo Maria Grazia Chiuri (who departed in 2016) and Pierpaolo Piccioli succeeding him as creative directors. The second is Mario Valentino, who launched his own eponymous label in 1952. On 1stDibs, explore a collection of Valentino and Mario Valentino apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To determine whether your Valentino shoes are fake, first look at the box they came in. A genuine Valentino box has a linen texture with the brand name embossed in red. Check the stitching on the tag sewn into the interior of the shoe, which should be neat and even. The brand font is crisp, and the sole under the tag is flat, not puffed up. Genuine Valentino does have a serial number that’s the same color as the hardware, while a fake pair will typically have no serial number at all. Shop a collection of authentic Valentino footwear from trusted sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few tell-tale signs you can look for to determine whether your Valentino handbag is real or fake. Authentic Valentino purses will have the same print in the logo as the rivet color, silver with silver and gold with gold. The inner logo inside of the bag will be centered on a red patch and all four sides will be sewn down. Newer bags will also have a serial number that is often found in an inner pocket. Shop a collection of authentic Valentino purses from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.

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