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RETRO Jewelry!

1935-1950

Vintage 1940s Retro Jeweled Bow Brooch
Item #12577

Circa 1940 Retro jeweled bow brooch. Top off your wardrobe with this lovely example of Retro style jewelry. Graceful loops of pink goldtone bows, accented with crystal rhinstones. Measures 1/4" x 1". In very good condition. You will enjoy adding this Retro brooch to your jewelry box.

$25.00

Retro 1940s Vintage Sterling Topaz Stone Brooch
Item #11629

Here is a dramatic 1940s Retro vintage brooch. Features a large topaz stone in a Sterling setting. Brooch measures 2 in diameter x " in height. Marked Sterling. Very good condition, lovely patina. Large center faceted stone is prong-set. Great Autumn color. Center stone measures 7/8" x 1/2". A fabulous brooch you will wear again and again, and enjoy. A friendly reminder this brooch has been previously owned and worn.

$38.00

RETRO! Vintage Heart Amethyst Stone Gold Filled Pearl Necklace
Item #11252

Simple design, elegant effect. A stylish RETRO necklace, circa 1940s. Gold filled with a rose hue to the gold, the necklace pendant features a creamy faux pearl, faceted prong-set amethyst stone, amid a floral design. Necklace chain measures 20" and also has a rose due. Wiidth of pendant is 1" long and 3/4" at widest point. Very good condition. Pendant marked 1/20 12 GF, necklace clasp is also marked but difficult to read (1/20 and CO). Pendant and necklace chain is in good condition with wear you would expect for an item of this age. You will like this lovely vintage necklace.
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Item #11252 $22.00

RETRO! Vintage Gold Filled Pearl Necklace
Item #10597

Simple design, elegant effect. A stylish RETRO necklace, circa 1940s. Gold filled, the necklace pendant features a two-tone ribbon accented with a pearl, with a twisted rope border. Necklace length is 18"; width of pendant is 1" long and 1/2" at widest point. Old style clasp. Very good condition.Marked 1/20 10 Gold Filled, both pendant and necklace clasp are marked. You will like this lovely vintage necklace.
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Item #10597 $42.00

Vintage RETRO Dorson Goldfilled Aqua Stone Floral Brooch
Item #10591

This very pretty vintage Retro brooch is marked Dorsons. Manufactured by D. Ornstein & Sons Corp. located in New York, New York. This mark was first used in the late 1940s to the early 1950s. This brooch has classic Retro styling and is in very good condition. Featuring a large circle accented with a detailed rose bloom and aqua stones. The larger stone is emerald cut while the smaller stone is Chaton cut; both are prong set. Brooch measures 2-1/4" x 1-3/4". Marked Dorsons 12K 1/20 G.F. In very good condition with vintage patina.
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Item #10591 $36.00

Vintage RETRO Bird Brooch
Item #10286

This is a wonderful figural piece from the RETRO era. This brooch has terrific styling and is in very good condition. Measuring 2-1/2" x 1-3/4". Appears to be a goldwash over Sterling however this piece is not marked. In very good condition with vintage patina.

Item #9967 $28.00

Vintage Sterling Red Rhinestone Floral RETRO Brooch
Item #9967

This is a pretty vintage Sterling piece from the RETRO era. This brooch has terrific styling and is in very good condition. Marked Sterling measuring 2-3/4" x 1-1/2" featuring a floral design accented with three Chaton cut ruby red rhinestones. Probably had a gold wash that has worn away. In very good condition.
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Item #9967 $38.00

Vintage Gold Filled over Sterling Symmetalic Floral Bracelet
Item #9880

Here is a vintage Symmetalic goldfilled bracelet over Sterling, featuring a lovely foral design. The mark for Symmetalic, a part of W.E. Richards Co. located in Attleboro, MA, was first used in December 1936. Similar bracelet found on page 56 of Fred Rezazadeh's book entitled Collectible Silver Jewelry. This bracelet has a length measurement is 7-1/2", width is 1/2" at widest point of oval links, with a fold-over clasp. Very good condition. The bracelet is marked Symmetalic Sterling + 12K. You will enjoy wearing this bracelet!
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Item #9880 $40.00

RETRO! Vintage Gold Filled Bracelet
Item #9704

Simple design, elegant effect. Another very stylish RETRO bracelet, circa 1940s. Gold filled, the bracelet consists of alternating detailed sections and engraved links. Length measurement is 7-3/4", width is 1/2" at widest point. Old style clasp. Very good condition. Unmarked but items of this era were typically goldfilled. You will enjoy wearing this bracelet.
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Item #9704 $42.00

Vintage Monet 1940s Sterling RETRO Fur Clip & Earrings
Item #9194

Here is a wonderful v intage Monet Sterling fur clip and matching clip earrings set. All pieces are marked both Monet, and Sterling. Goldwash over Sterling. All pierces are in very good condition, with vintage patina (the pieces have not been polished). The fur clip has two long prongs on back and works differently than a brooch (see pictures). Very RETRO, circa 1940s. Fur clip measures 2" x 1-1/2", clip earrings measure 1-1/4" x 7/8". A suberb example of 1940s Sterling fashion!
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Item #9194 $85.00
Large Topaz Rhinestone RETRO Sterling Brooch
Item #4882

A stunning Retro brooch signed 'Mexico Sterling' in script. The brooch measures almost 4" long and 2- 1/2" at it's widest point. Each long flower stem features flowers created with facet oval topaz rhinestones, unfoiled, which present a lovely warm color. A flowing bow and ribbon connecting the stems completes the look. The brooch is in wonderful condition. Gold wash over Sterling. The pin has a dramatic flair reminescent of 1940 style. You will enjoy wearing this brooch! Please note this is vintage costume jewelry, previously owned and worn.
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Item #4882 $65.00
RETRO Coro Sterling Rhinestone Brooch and Earring Set
Item #8698

I love this delightful 1940s Coro brooch set. Retro style, with flowing ribbon accented with pastal rhinestones; including pink, yellow, topaz, and green. Screw back style earrings mirror this design. All pieces are signed Coro Sterling in script without copyright mark (indicating this set dates prior to 1955). Gold wash over Sterling is in very good condition, some light wear noted overall to set consistent with age and adding charm to these delightful pieces. Brooch measures 3" x 2-1/2", earrings are 3/4" in diameter. A charming vintage brooch set perfect for springtime!
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Item #8698 $65.00

Vintage RETRO Goldfilled Sterling Red Rhinestone Brooch Set
Item #8314

Here is a fabulous 1940s RETRO brooch set. This vintage set features a detailed floral shape tipped with large oval faceted red rhinestones in a Retro center design. Screwback earrings mirror this design. Brooch measures 3-1/2" x 1-1/4", earrings measure All pieces marked 1/20-12 KT; earrings are also marked Sterling. Vintage patina, can be polished if desired. A lovely RETRO brooch set.
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Item #8314 $48.00

1940s Sterling Retro Large Aquamarine Brooch
Item # 3778
Book piece! This lovely 1940s Retro brooch, hallmarked 'Sterling' is featured on pg. 27 of Roseann Ettinger's book 1940s-1950s Popular Jewelry. Stylized design, with a gorgeous aquamarine faceted stone in the center accented with clear Chaton rhinestones on upper right side. The center stone itself measures approx. 1" x 3/4", the entire brooch measures approx. 3 1/4" x 1 1/2". In very good condition. I noticed a tiny nick on the stone, you can see this in the picture. But this large stone is soooo gorgeous that you hardly notice. A wonderful Retro item and collectible. Enjoy.
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Item # 3778 $100.00
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