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AFRICAN INSPIRED WOODEN BEADED NECK COLLAR: This red beaded collar fits around you neck like a choker. It is strung on flexible wire so that it opens easily and slips closed around your neck. Red round and oblong wooden beads are interspersed with 10 rows of glass seed beads. The effect is striking and oh, so fashionable. The theme music from “Out of Africa” runs through my head and I can picture the color and exotic look of Tribal Jewelry. Take a chance and explore the look of “the dark continent”. You will be the main attraction where ever you wear this beaded beauty. (See JJ314 for the matching bracelet.)

Condition: Excellent. Spread collar open and place it around your neck – it closes itself.
Size: 15” long, 1 7/8” wide. Is a medium neck size, but is flexible.





WOODEN BEADED FLEXIBLE WIRE BRACELET: I couldn't resist the colorful ethnic look of this red beaded cuff bracelet. African inspired, the bracelet is strung on wire so that it is flexible in size. Consisting of rows of red round and oblong wooden beads interspersed with 10 rows of glass seed beads. The lure of Tribal Jewelry is fashion's darling. You will be a “hit” wearing this dramatic bracelet that so perfectly says AFRICA. (See JJ313 for the matching necklace.)

Condition: Excellent.
Size:1 1/2” wide, 7 3/4” long, opening at back is flexible. I would suggest a wrist size no bigger than 8”. A medium wrist.





VINTAGE *CHIPITA* JASPER CLIP ON EARRINGS: I wear a lot of Chipita Earrings and they never fail to bring me compliments. This clip-on pair is designed with Jasper and Agate stones with metal dangles in shades of copper, rust and muted gold. Set at the ear the large brown/green stone is surrounded with gold beads and nuggets of rust, mustard and yellow. As with all Chipita Earrings, these are hand stitched to a leather backing. The clip back is hallmarked “Chipita”. These deep, vibrant fall toned beauties were purchased in Santa Fe in the 1980’s. The shades of green and rust are a strong fashion statement for any season. Step out in the timeless style of dangling earrings. All Chipita earrings were expensive but you can have these at an affordable price. Sorry but large Chipita earrings, such as you see here, are no longer being made. Women want them and men love’em!

Condition: Excellent. Clip backs are padded for comfort. One tiny chip – invisible to the naked eye.
Size: 3” long, 1 1/2" wide.





VINTAGE “NAPIER” BRAIDED GOLD MESH NECKLACE: Founded in 1875, Napier originally made modern jewelry after WWI and stayed in business until 1999. An estate piece, this gold mesh braided necklace is as fresh today as the day it was produced. (c. 1980) Gleaming bright gold with wonderful texture, this braid will lie flat on your neck with wonderful flexibility. There is a spring ring closure and a tiny tag hallmarked “Napier”.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 17” long, 1 3/4” wide.





RETIRED *LUNCH AT THE RITZ* “SAIL AWAY” PIERCED EARRINGS: A dream come true for all sail boating lovers! This pair of nautical pierced earrings is different for each ear – my favorite style of LATR. Both earrings are topped with a ship's wheel but one features a suspended sailboat and the other has a dangling anchor with golden wire “rope” encircling it. Fun and fabulous - “Ship ahoy!” The pierced ear backs are accompanied by the LATR logo. All LATR jewelry are a heady mix of Swarovski rhinestones, Austrian crystals, Czechoslovakian glass, resins and brass topped with a thick coating of 24 KT gold electroplate. Bon Appetit!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 3 1/2” long, 1 1/4” wide.





RETIRED *LUNCH AT THE RITZ* “KALAHARI RESERVE” CLIP EARRINGS: Go on your own private safari and see all of the wonders of the wild animals of Africa. These vibrant “Kalahari Reserve” earrings are just so amazing! The circular tops are dimensional African masks – full of stunning details including circular earrings on the masks. Dripping with wild animals each earring is different. One has a zebra, giraffe and lion and the other features a monkey, leopard and a wonderful elephant with tusks and a raised trunk. All of these beauties are surrounded by textured rings and dangles with crystals and gold beads. (The pictures tell the story better than I can.) The compliments will never stop! The padded clips backs are accompanied by the LATR logo. These LATR earrings consist of a heady mix of Swarovski rhinestones, Austrian crystals, Czechoslovakian glass, resins and brass topped with a thick coating of 24 KT gold electroplate. “Menu” card included. Treat yourself to the Glamour and Glitz of “Lunch at the Ritz”!

Condition: Mint.
Size: 3 3/4” long, 2” wide.





MATISSE” VINTAGE MAPLE LEAF PIN & CLIP EARRINGS SET: The Matisse Company was established in Los Angeles in 1952, closing in 1964. They specialized in copper jewelry with colorful enamel decorations. They were best known for their artist palettes & various types of leaves. The Maple Leaf Pin & Clip Earrings Set is a perfect example and, in fact, it is among the Matisse pieces shown in Judith Miller's “Costume Jewelry Collector's Guide”, Page 194 (DK Publishing, 2003). The copper leaves are decorated with opaque white enamel with multiple areas of transparent yellow ocher enamel over foil which makes them glimmer and shine. It is impossible to capture this beauty in a photo. I have added new ear pads over the clips for comfort and safety. You can see the “© Matisse” hallmark on the safety clasp pin back and on the ear clips. Pamper yourself with these lovely pieces of history.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Pin 2 1/2” long, 2” wide. Earrings 1 1/8” long, 1” wide.




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ANTIQUE TIBETAN TRIBAL PENDANT: Perched on a plateau in the Himalayas, Tibet at first glance appears to be a country overshadowed by its much larger neighbors – India to the west and China to the east. Tibet is known worldwide for its astonishing jewelry, such as this piece. The large silver cap on this coral pendant is decorated with a repoussé design representing a ram. Repoussé is a method of embossing a metal sheet by punching and hammering a design from the back, then polishing it up in front with a chasing hammer, producing a three dimensional surface. The cap is then filled with pitch or some other substance to make it solid. There is a large natural branch of red coral below the silver cap. The coral is smooth to the touch and is said to protect the wearer from harm and illness. Who knows how many owners have passed this ethnic beauty along on its journey to you. A fascinating piece of cultural history, this pendant is certain to interest any collector of the exotic and intriguing.

Condition: Excellent. Chain is not included.
Size: 3 1/8” long including bale, 1 1/2" at widest point, 3/4" deep. Silver cap is 1 5/8” high, coral is 1 1/2" long.




*AMY KAHN RUSSELL* FROG EARRINGS: From my personal collection I have selected this scarce and delightful pair of hand carved black frog clip back earrings. I have a passion for frogs and the fact that they are disappearing by the millions is a reality too immense to even consider. These plump frogs have been carved from Tiger’s Eye. They have a silky sheen in the carved areas. If you look closely, you can see hints of brown in the back areas. Obviously, Tiger’s Eye comes in many colors. The faceted triangular at the bottom are cut from Norwegian Moonstone and you can see glints of blue within the stones. (Photos can’t capture the elusive colors hidden within.) The earrings are set in Sterling Silver and have clip backs. These froggies are hallmarked “AKR”, “Sterling”. They are on the original card including the tag listing the stones. Amy Russell says “I like to keep it interesting” and that is what she does, one beautifully exquisite ornament at a time. Celebrity collectors keep her in the limelight. You have to agree that these earrings deserve to light up your collection!

Condition: Excellent
.Size: Large for AKR - 1 1/2" high, 1 1/4" wide, 1/4" deep.





AMY KAHN RUSSELL” ENAMEL BROOCH / PENDANT: As fresh as spring, this hand painted enamel and faceted green Austrian crystal brooch is a perfect fit for any season. Multi-shades of fashion's favorite – bright green – enhance the floral and leaf disks. A tiny glass dangle covered in silver beads completes the fresh look of this design. Marked “Sterling” and hallmarked “AKR”. There is a safety clasp and a pendant hook on the back. This Russell design may be used as either a brooch or a pendant on a chain or neck-wire.

Condition: Mint. Included original card and tag.
Size: Total length 2 1/2”, width 1 5/8”, depth 1/4”.





HAND-PAINTED PORCELAIN FACE CLIP EARRINGS: I purchased these serene hand-painted porcelain face earrings at an Arts & Crafts Show in Dallas in the 1980's. I was struck by the delicate painting on these circular faces. They seem calmly frozen in time. (Love the rosebud lips!) The artist signed the initials “LP” on the clip back of one of them. Dainty delights – keeping secrets in their eyes.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 1 1/8” in diameter, 1/8” deep.



ZEALANDIA DESIGNS ARABIAN WOMAN PENDANT / PIN: Jenny Byrne, Zealandia's creator, was born in New Zealand and has woven her initial love of natural materials and her fascination with mythological and spiritual art into an unusual line of jewelry. At Zealandia Designs all natural materials are used, combining silver, ancient fossilized ivory, etc. Fossilized walrus tusk can span the neutral tones from creamy white to honey or reddish brown, depending on the length of time that it was in the ground and the minerals it was in contact with. This ancient ivory is anywhere fro 500 to 3000 years old. Each piece of jewelry is individually hand crafted in Bali, Indonesia. Jenny likes her jewelry to tell stories that honor the wisdom ancient and foreign people developed to explain and understand the forces surrounding them. Since 1987 Zealandia jewelry has evoked story, scene and a deep love of the natural world. This rare exotic Arabian woman from “The Eternal Woman Speaks” collection features fossilized walrus tusk ivory in both white and honey colors, set in a beautifully designed textured Sterling Silver setting. This piece is both a pin and a pendant. It has a safety clasp pin back. The back is marked “Zealandia ©” and “725”. This pin was featured on the cover of Ornament Magazine and I purchased it over 20 years ago. A recipient of numerous awards in international competitions, Jenny Byrne's Zealandia jewelry is collected and worn world wide.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: $2 1/2” long, 2” wide, 3/4” wide.



*AMY KAHN RUSSELL* LEAF PIN / PENDANT: In a class all her own, AKR jewelry is always vibrant and exciting. Using unusual mixes of stones and minerals, many of her creations have a strong ethnic element. This earth inspired pendant combines a large hand carved leaf of crazy lace agate and accent stones of jasper, carnelian and citrine – all set in Sterling Silver. A wide Sterling bale makes it suitable for a nice silver chain, neck wire or omega necklace if you prefer. The pin back has a safety clasp and, as is her custom, the back is hallmarked “Sterling” and “AKR”. The colors are wonderful for all seasons, but spectacular for Autumn. Make your own fashion statement with this beautiful Pendant.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 1/8” long, 1 1/2" wide, 1/4” deep.


GURR-ATE! ( Retired Vintage “Lunch At The Ritz” Bulldog Brooch / Pin ): This is a large, very fierce looking LATR retired Bulldog Brooch. Of course, despite the fierce appearance, we all know bulldogs are really sweethearts. This big fellow is one of the most animated LATR pieces I have seen. Besides his dangles, his head and all four legs move to any position (see photos). Besides that, his favorite chew “toys” - a bone, mom's slipper and dad's sports page – dangle from him along with a square and a heart-shaped “Lunch At The Ritz” engraved collar tag. His head is 3-dimensional with a large gold-spiked black leather collar. To add to the fun he has a chain leash which has a separate pin attached to the black leather handle – allowing you to position his head however you like. The dangles contain Austrian crystals and Czechoslovakian glass. The body and head are made of resin and brass topped with a thick coating of 24 KT gold electroplate and are covered with iridescent glitter (unable to capture in photos). He has a safety clasp closure and “Lunch At The Ritz” hallmark on the back. A dream come true for Bulldog lovers. Wear on your jacket, dress or pin a shawl shut. He will be impossible to ignore. He's just Gurr-ate!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Bulldog 3 1/2” long, 3” high. Total height 3 1/2”. Leash 8” long.



VINTAGE *LUNCH AT THE RITZ* “ONE FROM COLUMN A” EARRINGS: Why not a little Chinese take out? There is endless delight when wearing these fabulous clip-on earrings. Of all the LATR pieces I have (these are duplicates I was lucky enough to find), these Chinese earrings remain one of my favorites and bring endless compliments. A retired design, the level of detail on these vibrant earrings is just so amazing! Everything associated with Chinese take-out is included: bowl of white rice, teapot, box of yummy looking food, fortune cookie and chopsticks – it's all there. The padded clip-on tops are turquoise plates with black chopsticks trimmed in a deep red. I believe that these are from the 1987 menu. All LATR vintage jewelry is a heady mix of Swarovski rhinestones, Austrian crystals, Czechoslovakian glass, resins and brass topped with a thick coating of 24 KT gold electroplate. Bon Appetit! Treat yourself to the glamour and glitz of “Lunch At The Ritz”!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 1/2” long, plates are 1” in diameter.


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