The sphere, approximately 20mm in size, is attached to a chain of ridge-seamed metal beads. It does have a dark patina and tarnish as pictured. The buckle is two separate pieces which when connected measure 2 inches wide and 2.25 inches high. Item# JA-1500 Antique Chatelaine with six appendages - compact, lipstick case, notepad, pencil, coin compartment and needle case. Sky blue and Egyptian blue enamel in near perfect condition makes for a striking contrast against the gold overlay. Circa early 1900's this fine estate art nouveau period piece features baroque pearls set in sterling silver with gold highlights. From end-to-end the piece measures 5.25 inches long. ***Fob can be suspended from a chain and re-purposed as a necklace charm. ***Fob can be suspended from a chain and re-purposed as a necklace charm. Item# JA-0814-01 Featured in both the necklace and matching brooch are brilliant channel-set rhinestones and beautiful old Czech beads. Ribbon, lace or velvet would have been threaded through the metal bars on the back to form a belt. Screwback closures with the older European mark for silver jewelry - 835. Item# JA-301 Circa Late Victorian molded glass shell necklace. The closure is an older style spring clasp and is marked STERLING.
A full listing of the pieces used in the photos displayed throughout this page can be found at the bottom of the page.Either way, due to their size, earrings are often an affordable path to starting a vintage costume jewelry collection.Whether you have pierced ears or not, there is no need to forgo style.Whilst Chanel is renowned for encouraging women to "fake it" by adorning themselves in faux pearls and jewels that were more affordable than fine jewellery, for the average woman looking to expand their accessory collection, Chanel may be out of the price range.Monet jewellery by comparison is far more affordable and accessible for collectors and once you explore the collections that span the decades of the 1930s - 80s and beyond, you will agree that the quality, design and craftmanship make Monet jewellery items an investment for the future.