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Unusual Sets



Wonderful and unusual vintage
costume jewelry sets,
both signed and unsigned
Many who are interested in
vintage jewelry enjoy assembling sets (parures) of things they love, and even more
so when finding pieces they never knew existed. One of the many things I
love about my job is that there are so many new pieces to see and learn about almost every single day!

Some sets took years to assemble, and learning along the way made it
such an adventure. Miriam Haskell sets designed by Frank Hess, for
instance, often include the original hand painted advertising art work
illustrating them, and they can be even more scarce than the jewelry
itself. Victorian sets sometimes come with the charming turtle-shaped
boxes from that era, a lovely way to display those antique pieces. And original
illustrations of De Rosa jewelry have allowed me to identify some of the
unusual and unsigned DeRosa creations. Vintage catalogues are a real delight, and
many of them are 500-700 pages long with illustrations of jewelry from
long ago.

Our available sets of jewelry can be purchased
HERE
where you can enjoy adding some to your own collection.




PURPLE gold
tone double hinged adjustable bracelet with purple and clear rhinestones, 2"
across the front and 1" back band, and matching
1-1/4" earrings.
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PINK "moonglow" and clear rhinestones 14-1/8" necklace and
3/4" earrings.
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#Y22161

COIL aurora
faceted glass beads and artificial pearls 6-1/2" by 1-1/3" coil bracelet and
1".
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PARURE of carnelian-colored molded glass oval disks and jade colored glass beads set in
slightly antiqued gold tone,
circa 1920s, necklace 15" by 7/8", bracelet 7" by 7/8",
earrings with newer clip backs
7/8".
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BLUE art glass necklace and
earrings set in textured gold tone, necklace 17" wearable length by 1" wide,
bracelet with safety chain 7" by 1-1/4", clip back earrings 1-1/3".
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AQUA robin’s egg blue art
glass cabochons set in textured gold tone 16-18" necklace w/3" drop, 7-1/2"
by 1-5/8" bracelet and 1-1/2" earrings.
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WEST
GERMANY
beautifully made purple cabochon and opalescent
rhinestones 13-15" necklace, 7" bracelet and 1-3/4" earrings.
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ORNATE
gold tone 17" by 1-1/2" necklace, 2" brooch and 1-1/4" earrings with mother-of-pearl,
art glass cabs and purple and green rhinestones. See other pieces
in this series in Carole Tanenbaum’s "Fabulous Fakes" on page 143.
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WEST GERMANY aqua art glass cabochons with
purple rhinestone accents14-1/2" to17-1/2" necklace with 1-1/4" earrings.
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TOPAZ -colored glass
cameos and intaglios set in heavy gold tone bracelet, 6-1/2" by 1-1/4", and
slide necklace with 28" opening and 2-1/2" pendant.
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DEEP blue glass with
etched gold tone and inset rhinestones floral design and alternating pastel
blue glass rhinestones all set in gold tone, 7-1/2" by 7/8" bracelet and 19"
necklace .
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ORANGE unsigned orange and topaz
unfoiled reverse mounted rhinestones 7" by 1" bracelet, 2-3/4" brooch and 1"
earrings, 1 stone chipped at tip. When I first got this I thought it has the
earmarks of a Schreiner, but looking again at both the bracelet and earrings
backs, I am not so sure. So for now it is just a lovely unsigned set.
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POT METAL necklace and earrings set with lovely rainbow-like
colors of rhinestones, baguettes and pressed glass flowers, circa 1930. The colors include baguettes of
red, rose, purple, topaz, blue and green and the glass florets are red,
blue, purple and black. The necklace is 17-1/2" by 1/3" with a front element
that is 1-1/4" by 1-1/8". The drop earrings for pierced ears are 3" from the hook top to the
earring bottom. While some of the tiny clear rhinestones are graying a bit,
the overall look is brilliant, as is the pot metal setting. In all the years
I have been handling vintage jewelry, this is the first set of it’s kind I
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PEACOCK EYE
Arts & Crafts parure set in textured silver with colorful glass peacock eye
cabochons and
dangly earrings with clip backs. It is not often you find an entire matching
group like this one. Peacock eyes are made of crystal or glass over a
silver foil, and according to Ginger Moro, some were made in Gablonz,
Bohemia (Germany). The necklace is 17-1/2" and each leaf is 1-3/4"; the
bracelet is 7" by 1"; the smaller earrings are 1" long, and the dangling
clip back earrings 2-5/8" top to bottom. It has the older tube style closure
on the necklace and it is all in excellent condition. I am not an expert on
this style, but I think it is from the
Amsterdam School of design and circa 1930s.

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STERLING and
marcasite necklace and bracelet with large faceted purple
rhinestones. View
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BLUE and aqua unfoiled and clear
foiled
rhinestones set in sterling 14″ by 7/8″ necklace, 7″ by 7/8" bracelet and 1-1/3″ drop earrings.
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STERLING VERMEIL clear
rhinestones and artificial pearls 7" by 1" bracelet, 2-1/2" brooch and 1"
earrings.
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BLUE art glass, rose, aqua, gold tone textured and opalescent rhinestones all
set in gold tone 18" by 4" front drop necklace, 7-1/4" by 1-3/4" bracelet and
2-1/3" earrings. View
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#Y29372

LAVENDER, purple, blue and clear rhinestones and lavender
cabochons 16-17" by 2-3/4" necklace, 3" brooch and 1-1/2" earrings.
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GREEN and topaz colored watermelon and rhinestones with gold tone filigree
bead spacers all set in gold tone wide 7-3/4" by 1-1/2" bracelet, 2-7/8"
brooch and 1-1/3" earrings.
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TRIFARI unsigned
clear rhinestone
flowers trembler 14-1/2" by 1-1/4" necklace, 7" by 7/8" bracelet and 7/8"
earrings. Patent number 116,575. See a matching brooch in Moro’s "European Jewelry" page 25.
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"FRANCE" Rousselet
attributed gray and white artificial pearls 14-16" necklace and 1"
earrings. View
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GRAY rhinestone 16-18″
necklace, 7-1/4 x 1-1/3″ bracelet and 1-1/4″ earrings with silver tone
accent swirls. View
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PARURE gold tone, gold
colored marcasites and amethysts 1-1/4" pendant on 17" necklace, 7" by 3/4" bracelet
and 2-1/4" screw back earrings. This is probably a European set circa
1930. See Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry" 2nd Edition page 214 for
similar set.
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BAS
STERLING
German rococo style set with pendant, pin, ring
and bracelet. "BAS" is "
"Blachian Antik Schmuck" of Munich,
Germany. It translates ""Blachian Antique Jewelry" in English, and I
believe this set is circa 1950. It is marked on the backs
"BAS 925". There is a 17" necklace with 2-1/2" pendant, 7" x 1-1/4" bracelet, 2" pin and ring size 7-3/4
and 1" along the finger. Every piece is in excellent condition in this
wonderful parure.
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CZECH set circa 1930, marked "Made in
Czechoslovakia" it has purple rhinestones with marcasites. It
includes a 2" pendant on a 20" chain, 7-1/2" by 7/8" bracelet, 2-1/3"
bar pin and 1" earrings.
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MARVELLA red and clear
rhinestone earrings that coordinate with the necklace at left.
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#S9101

RED and clear
rhinestones and faux pearls dazzle in this dressy bib necklace.
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RED and clear rhinestones
bracelet. #Y11329




CRANBERRY pomegranate
cabochons and clear rhinestones 2-7/8″ brooch and 1-1/3″ earrings in japanned
setting.
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GRAY opalescent
cabochons, red rhinestones and cream set in gold tone 6-1/2" by 1-1/2"
bracelet, 2" brooch and 1-1/2" earrings.
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POURED
flowers topaz-colored glass beads
5-strand 7" by 1-1/4" expansion bracelet and 4-3/4" brooch.
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BLUE and green
carved iridescent glass roses and blue and aurora borealis rhinestone 3"
brooch and 1-1/8" earrings.
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RED carved glass
rose and rhinestone 2-1/3" brooch and 1-1/8" earrings.
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#Y27983

PINK, green and caramel
rhinestones set in gold tone filigree, and truly unusual brooch with
dangling pink stone and earrings set. Although unsigned, it has the
characteristic Schreiner reverse-mounted stones but an Austria-style
setting, 3" pin and 1-1/4" earrings
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CARAMEL yellow
and aurora borealis rhinestones set in gold tone filigree necklace,
14-17", 7-1/3" bracelet and 1-1/3" earrings.
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GOLDEN and black
criss-cross rhinestones 15" necklace with 2" front drop, 7" by 1-1/4"
bracelet, as is and 1-1/2" earrings. Also found marked by the
Rifas company.
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LAVENDER rhinestone with
pink rhinestone accents set in antiqued gold tone filigree 14-16" necklace, 7"
by 1" bracelet and 1" earrings.
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RED cranberry glass beads, artificial pearls and clear rhinestones set in silver
tone 16" by 1-1/2" necklace, 7-1/4" by 1-1/3" bracelet and 1-1/3" earrings.
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RED richly colored open backed unfoiled marquis shaped rhinestones and
aurora dangle bib 17" by 2-1/4" necklace, 7" by 1-5/8" wide bracelet and
2" dangle earrings. View
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RIFAS black and golden art glass rhinestones with green accents 15" by 2"
necklace and 1-1/2" earrings.
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PINK Schreiner style but
unsigned art glass
cabochons and rhinestone 16″ by 1-1/4″ necklace and 7-1/2″ by 1-1/2″
bracelet.
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LAVENDER rhinestone
and artificial pearls 16" by 3" necklace and 3" earrings.
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PINK foiled and unfoiled
rhinestone necklace, 16″ with 4″ front drop, 7-1/2″ by 1-1/4″ bracelet, 3″
earrings.
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MILK CHOCOLATE brown givre and carnelian glass cabs 15"
necklace and 1-3/4" earrings.
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CARAMEL milk
chocolate brown givre and carnelian colored glass cabochons 14-1/2" by
1-1/8" necklace, 2-1/2" brooch and 1-1/2" earrings.
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CARAMEL brown and golden
rhinestone and aurora borealis 14-16" necklace, 3-1/4" brooch and 1"
earrings.
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AQUA and gray
watermelon and rhinestone 13-15" necklace, 7" by 1-1/2" bracelet and 3-1/2"
brooch. View
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GLASS pastel petals and
artificial pearls 15" necklace and 1-1/4" earrings.
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GREEN swirled
satin glass beads and aurora borealis 14-16" necklace and 1-1/2" earrings.
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DECO red glass squares
mounted on a metal back necklace and earrings; 16" by 1/2" necklace and 2-1/4" glass hoop screw
back earrings, circa 1930. View View
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#Y28633

TEXTURED gold tone leafy design
with clear rhinestones and dangling artificial pearls and barrel faceted
clear glass beads 14-16" by 1-1/2" necklace and 1-1/2" earrings.
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PINK carved roses, red
rhinestones and aurora borealis with gold tone textured leaves 14" necklace and 1-1/4" earrings.
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SMOKED topaz-colored carved roses and gold tone leaves 15″ necklace
and matching 7″ bracelet. View
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WATERMELON blue and green
rhinestones set in silver tone 15-1/2" by 2/3" necklace, 3-1/3" brooch and
1-1/4" earrings. View
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AURORA borealis
faceted glass beads and seed beads on aurora rhinestone strands 2" earrings,
all set in gold tone.
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AURORA borealis faceted
glass beads and seed beads on aurora rhinestone strands 16" necklace that
converts to long 7-3/4" brooch by unclasping the chains, all set in gold
tone.
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GRAY rhinestones and faceted
glass bead dangles 14-16" by 2" necklace with 1-1/4" earrings.
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GRAY Japan gray faceted glass
beads expansion bracelet, 1-1/4". #Y28969

TOPAZ caramel rhinestones
accented with aurora 4" starburst brooch, 1-1/2" earrings and 7-3/4" by
1-1/2" bracelet. #Y26876




AUSTRIA aurora borealis, blue
and yellow necklace and bracelet, necklace 17" with 4" front drop, bracelet
7-1/3" by 1-1/8". Brilliant stones in a mint setting, like it was
never worn. It is interesting that I have had other pieces of this set (see
picture at right) which were marked "Vendome"). View
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AUSTRIA aurora borealis, blue
and yellow necklace and bracelet, necklace 17" with 4" front drop, bracelet
7-1/3" by 1-1/8". Brilliant stones in a mint setting, like it was
never worn. It is interesting that I have had other pieces of this set (see
picture at left) which were marked "Vendome"). View
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WHITE and golden glass set in
gold tone floral design 16-18" by 1-1/3" necklace and 7-1/4" by 1-1/8"
bracelet, slight motif wear.
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TOPAZ glass
beads collar necklace and bracelet set with gold tone chains, necklace 15-1/3" bracelet 7" by
1", possibly Hess Haskell. View
#Y33633

GUM DROP necklace and brooch set
with glass red, blue and green balls and gold tone leaves in a necklace and
brooch set, circa 1940, necklace 16" length and 1-1/2" front drop, brooch
3-1/2". While this has some elements of an early Hess Haskell, I cannot prove it
with either an ad or art work, so I am not making that attribution. I am selling
it as a just lovely set circa 1940s and while delicate, it is in excellent
condition. A Miriam Haskell Larry Austin advertisement for a similar set
can be seen in Deanna Cera’s book, "Costume Jewellery" 1997 edition on page 10.
#Q33784


DENMARK
Br°ndsted Denmark ceramic clay with yellow and black enamel
necklace and clip back earrings, marked "Brondst Denmark" on the back of
each segment, necklace 16-3/4" by1-1/2", earrings 1" by 3/4", circa 1960
mid-century modern.

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YELLOW
cabochons and rhinestones three-piece set, a necklace, 15-1/2", a bracelet
6-3/4" and clip back earrings 7/8". Beautiful butter colored
stones and in very good vintage condition with light wear on the back side only.

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HUGE
deep golden rhinestones set of a necklace, bracelet and earrings
set in gold tone. The necklace is a wearable length of 14" to 17-1/2", and 1"
wide; the bracelet with safety chain is 7-1/4" by 1" and the clip back earrings
are 1-1/16" by 1". All pieces are in excellent condition.

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BOXED aqua and pink rhinestone
starburst parure set in gold tone. It consists of a
necklace that convert to a brooch, a hinged bangle bracelet and earrings all
in the
original fitted box. The necklace is 16" long, the removable brooch is 2" by
1-5/8", the bracelet is 7" around the inside, and the screw back earrings
are 1-1/8" by 3/4". The box is 8" by 5-1/2" by 1-1/3" deep. This set looks
like it was never worn, and came to me in this excellent condition, circa
1950.
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