Category Archives: PINS

Regency Signed 1950’s Aurora Borealis Brooch

Is it too early to think about Fall Jewelry?…..We don’t think so…as a result we are presenting this very 1950’s style arched spray designed brooch accented with Topaz color faceted crystals along with brown tones of Aurora Borealis crystals as well.  Each stone is individually prong set and faceted in marquis style crystals. All of the stones are original and in great condition. The back shows minial signs of wear.  It is signed RECENCY to the verso. Just imagine the statement this brooch has made over the years.

Material: Crystals On Metal
Dimensions: 2″ X 2 1/4″
Condition: Crystals In Excellent Shape,
Reverse Shows Slight Wear
Consistent With Age
Age: 1950’s
Item #: 5728
Price: $ 95.00

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Marcasite & Pearl Deco Retro Combo Brooch Pendant

An Art Deco Retro Beauty best describes this combo brooch/pendant consisting of one center teardrop simulated Pearl accented by two smaller round simulated Pearls at each end. The scalloped flourishes are embedded with marcasites.  Wear it as a pendant or a brooch…either way it is unique.

Material: Simulated Pearls W/genuine Marcasites On
Silver Tone Metal
Dimensions:2″ x 1 1/2″ Approx.
Age: New
Condition:Excellent
Item #: 5722
Price: $ 50.00

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Deco Style Retro Geometric Patterned Brooch

Cannot afford the real brooch? We have the next best thing.  A quality replica of an Art Deco Design Brooch  with enamel work, green acrylic accents and marcasites all mounted on a silver tone scroll etched backing.  Looks like the real thing.

Material: Acrylic, Enamel, Marcasites On Silver
Tone Metal
Dimensions: 2″ x 1 1/4″
Age: New
Condition: Excellent
Item #: 5721
Price: $ 50.00

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Vintage Golden Flamingo Brooch-Special Sale

Unfortunately this magnificent bird has strayed from its flock and has had  a difficult time until now .  We have to find it a great home.  There are obvious wear and tear marks  on this brooch but nothing that really detracts from its grandeur and beauty.  Let’s find this magnificent proud Flamingo a permanent home.

Material: Polished brass Dimensions: Approx: 4″ Tall & 1/3/4″ Wide Condition: Worn and scratches consistent with wear Age : Vintage late 40’s-1950’s Item #: 5716
Special Price: $ 45.00

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Gold Vermeil Floral Bouquet Brooch

What was originally purchased as a costume floral pin has turned out to be more than that.  The maker’s mark is not discernible  but in close examination we found it to be Gold plate on Sterling Silver AKA Gold Vermeil. There is another mark  stamped 1555 V and a 925 Sterling Silver stamp.  The brooch contains two small Sterling Silver Flowers and multi color glass tiny flowers as well all tied in a Gold Vermeil Ribbon.  Sometimes less is more.

Material: Gold Plate On Sterling Silver, Glass &
Sterling Silver Flowers
Dimensions: 2 1/2″ Tall X 1 1/2″ Width
Age: 1950’s +
Condition: Very Good
Item #: 5711
Price: 110.00 Special Price 65.00

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Vintage Leaf Spray Brooch W/Rhinestones

What we have here is a beautiful unsigned brooch which our dear friend Eleanore McMillan calls “an orphan of beauty”. Just imagine creating a lovely costume jewelry brooch and not taking credit for it.  This brooch consists of a large spray of leaves with channels of Rhinestones following the leaf stems as accents.  The leaves are gathered in the middle with a dome of pavé Rhinestones.  Cocktail Party, Black Dress and This Brooch……WOW!

Material: Base Metal W/ Gold Tone Color
Dimension: 2″ X 4″
Age: Vintage
Condition: Excellent-All original stones and no
visible scratches or wear marks
Item #: 5708
Price: $ 95.00

 

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Moulin Rouge Oriental Charms Brooch

Do you remember the vintage TWA or Pan Am travel posters?  As soon as we saw this brooch, it immediately brought up those visions.  This Moulin Rouge signed brooch  contains a  round ,orange/red, enameled center disc with a silver tone Chinese Junk superimposed with a vintage passenger plane flying overhead.  Six oriental charms dangle beneath supported by red and black crystals on miniature springs.  Ok purchase this wonderful brooch and then pack your bags !

Material: Metal, Enamel, Crystal Stones
Dimensions: Disc-1.75″ wide X 5″ Tall
Age:  Vintage
Condition: Very good with some minor wear marks
Item #: 5109
Price: $ 95.00

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Cat’s Paw In Fish Bowl Pin

Oh no, there’s big trouble brewing here.  No dog and the family is out running errands and poor little Cleo is left to her own devices.  One way to stop this trouble is to purchase this whimsical signed pin and make sure Tabby never catches little Cleo.  It’s a cat and mouse ( I mean fish) game going on here!!

Material: Gold Wash Over Metal
Size: 2″ X 1.5″
Signed: J J (Jonette Jewelry Co.)
Style: Whimsical Motifs
Age: Vintage
Condition: Excellent
Item #: 5702
Price: $ 45.00

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Unique Vintage Kramer Victorian Style Brooch

Did you ever look at a piece of jewelry twice to see if it was “real” or not ?  That is the case here with this wonderful  Kramer signed Victorian style costume brooch.  People are going to look once, twice and three times at this beautiful brooch you are wearing.

Material: Gold Tone Metal W/Faux Pearls &
Rhinestones
Signed: Kramer To The Verso
Size: 1 1/2″ Wide X 3″ Length
Condition: Excellent
Age: Probably 60’s / 70’s perhaps
Earlier
Item #: 5687
Price: $ 98.00

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Huge Multi Color Rhinestone Brooch

We are sure that “Glitterati” would bestow it’s bling award on this magnificent multi color brooch. And multi color it is with orange, blue, green, pink, clear and Aurora Borealis  sparkle stones in the shape of a large bow.  Making a statement comes in many forms…..this is one way to do it !

Material: Multi color Rhinestones on base silver tone metal
Size: About 4″ x 4″
Age: New
Condition: New
Item #: 5643
Price: $ 125.00

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Unique Enamel & Rhinestone Large Frog Pin

This delightful froggy  pin is the direct result of Clive being left on his own to purchase jewelry.  You never what he will bring back to the shop.  What we have here is a beautifully coated  enameled green pin with bulging Rhinestone Crystal eyes and a Pavé Rhinestone Crystal Chest.  This little Frog is anxious to jump into your heart.

Metal: Silver Tone Backing w/Green Enamel
Decoration: White Rhinestone Crystals
Age: 1970’s-1980’s
Condition-EXcellent- no chips etc.
Height:3″ Tall
Width: 2.50″ At Widest Point.
Item #: 5608
Price:$ 65.00

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Brutalist Mid Century Modern Sterling Silver Pin

” My Philosophy Is Not Only Should Jewelry Be Well Made, But Be As Exciting As The People Who Wear It ”  Darla Ellickson.

Darla Ellickson a world renowned mid western jewelry artisan has created this magnificent brutalist Sterling Silver creation reminiscent of mid century modern era style. This pin was probably made in the 1970’s or 80’s and is signed to the verso “Darla LXN ) but no date as far as we can see.  The pin does have some slight age  marks  consistent with wear & use  but  nothing to detract from its beauty or value.  Rarely do we find a piece of jewelry that is as exciting to the eye as this creation.

Metal: Sterling Silver
Size: 4.50″ In Length, Approx. 2.0″ At Widest Point
Condition: Wear Marks Consistent W Age & Use
Signature: Darla LXN S.S.
Age: Approx. 1970’s & 80’s
Item #: 5601
Price: $ 495.00

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Unique Vintage S. Silver Duck Brooch

Are all your ducks in a row??…..Well no one’s perfect! Why even in this  brooch, mama duck is battling a “rebel” at the end of the line. This delightful Sterling Silver vintage brooch depicts a family of ducks waddling along side a garden fence.  If ducks are not your thing, then perhaps a gift to someone who loves them. 

Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Size: 2 1/8″W X 5/8″H
Age: Vintage
Condition: Excellent With Lots Of Detail
Signed: H & H DeMateo
Item #: 5588
Price: $ 50.00

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Unique Vintage S. Silver Covered Bridge Brooch

Perhaps this is one of those covered bridges in Madison County, but not THE bridge!  However this delightful Sterling Silver country scene with a covered bridge is just as compelling.  If covered bridges aren’t  your thing, perhaps a gift to one who loves them !

Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Size: 1 5/8″Length X 1″ High
Age: Vintage
Condition: Excellent With Lots Of Detail
Signed: Beau Sterling
Item #: 5587
Price: $ 50.00

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Unique Victorian Amethyst Brooch

Clive’s Unique Jewelry recently purchased this lovely Victorian Amethyst brooch with an accented Chrysanthemum flower.  The base metal is Brass but the brooch might have been gold plated at one time.  We think this would make a terrific hat accent pin….don’t you??

Shape: Triangular
Width: 2-5/8 Inches
Height: 1-7/8 Inches
Metal: Brass
Age: Antique Victorian
Condition: Slight Wear Almost Invisible
Item:#5578
Price: We Are Sorry, This Brooch Is No Longer Available

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Unique Sterling Silver & Amethyst Dragon Brooch

Instead of breathing fire, this dragon is spitting out a lovely Amethyst bezel set into Sterling Silver.  Although purchased recently, this brooch is about 10 years or so old.  The dragon detail is remarkable with the Amethyst showing great color.  This unique brooch is a distant cousin to Puff The Magic Dragon !

Length: 3-3/8 Inches
Width:  1.50 Inches
Metal:  Sterling Silver
Stone:  Amethyst
Condition: Minor Wear To The Verso & Overall Needs
           A Good Cleaning. The Top Of The Brooch In
           Excellent Condition
Age:    10 to 15 Years Old
Item #: 5576
Price: We Are Sorry, This Brooch Is No Longer Available



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Unique Double Head Zebra Pin-Great Detail !

" The Zebra Meaning teaches you to maintain balance in your life, no matter how busy or crazy it gets.  Just like with the horse animal, you should work hard but don't forget to reward yourself.  The Zebra Spirit Animal shows you how agility sometimes trumps strength in the game of life."  You can reward yourself right here !!

Size: 4.5 wide X 2.0 height
Metal: Matted Gold Tone w/Black Enamel Stripes
Weight: 2.7 Ounces
Item:#5572
Price:$65.00

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Unique Huge Orange Aurora Borealis Brooch

Making a HUGE statement is what this brooch all about. The outside edge consists of 24 miniature  flowers. The second row consists of alternating miniature flowers and single stones. The third row consists of eight 1 inch flowers accented with alternating  single stones.  The fourth row consists of twelve miniature flowers.  The sixth row consists of 6 miniature flowers surrounding one small miniature flower.  All of these stones are of orange shaded Aurora Borealis  hues which culminate in a slight dome like shape.  If you are looking to make a gigantic statement…..you have come to the right place !

Shape: Round
Width: 5.0 Inches In Diameter
Clasp: Two- 2.0 Inch Eye Clasp Fastbacks
Stones: Aurora Borealis Orange Hues
Condition: Never Worn
Age: Undetermined
Item #: 5539
Price: $ 160.00

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Unique Vintage Starburst Pattern Brooch/ Pendant W/ Center Green Acrylic Stone

Never mind the beauty, sometimes you have to admire how well a piece of jewelry is made…..this is one example.  My friend Eleanore would call this  “Unsigned Jewelry-Orphans Of beauty”. This brooch consists of silver & gold tone metal in a sunburst pattern supporting a beautiful  Emerald green acrylic centerpiece.  You can wear it as a pendant or as a brooch. Make your friends green with envy.

Metal: Silver & Gold Tone
Shape: Starburst
Size: 2.75 Inches
Age: Vintage
Condition: Excellent
Item #: 5548
Price:  $ Sorry, This Pin Has Been Sold 

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Modernist Lee Wolfe Vintage Designer Brooch # 3

Clive’s Unique Jewelry is presenting the third of the somewhat rare and very unique vintage retro Modernist designer brooches by Lee Wolfe made in the 1990’s.  No two pieces are alike and reflect a timeless classic look.   Timeless…….jewelry that survives trend after trend after trend.  This brooch is an example of that.

Metal: Matted, Brushed Gold Tone Metal
Height: 4.25 Inches
Width: 1.25 Inches
Signed: Lee Wolfe
Design: Modernist
Age: 1990’s
Condition: Excellent
Item #: 5523
Price: $65.00

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Modernist Lee Wolfe Vintage Designer Brooch # 2

Clive’s Unique Jewelry is presenting the second of three somewhat rare and very unique vintage retro Modernist design brooches by Lee Wolfe.  We believe they were made in the 1990’s and no two pieces are alike and reflect a timeless, classic look.  Timeless……. jewelry that survives trend after trend after trend. These brooches are examples of that.

Metal: Matted, Brushed Gold Tone Metal
Material: Black Glass
Height: 3.75 Inches
Width: 1.50 Inches At Widest Point
Signed: Lee Wolfe
Design: Modernist Retro Deco
Age: 1990’s
Condition: Excellent
Item #: 5521
Price: $65.00

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Costume Jewelry Trilogy By Eleanore Sue McMillan

The art of reference books and costume jewelry collecting has just been raised to an even higher level than ever before.  Eleanore Sue McMillan has published three huge definitive books on costume jewelry.   Volume I : Icons Of Costume Jewelry, Volume II: Costume & Fashion Vintage Jewelry and Volume III: Costume Fashion Jewelry Unsigned-Orphans Of Beauty. 

Clive’s Unique Jewelry has obtained all three volumes and believe us when we say that Eleanore’s collective is absolutely dazzling.  Each photo is a delight to the eye.   Each piece takes your breath away and all of this collection whether signed or unsigned has been elevated to a higher art form.  These are not coffee table books, but vast informational guides to collecting costume jewelry.

You can read all about Eleanore’s accomplishments…….serious collector, home sales, consulting, fine art appraiser, auctioneer….the list is  as long as two arm lengths.  What she has achieved in these three volumes will be very hard to duplicate.  As Eleanore says….It’s Jewelry To Live For” !

 You May Order The Books Directly From Eleanore Sue McMillan. She May Be Reached At :

212-737-9134

Volume I: Icons Of Costume Jewelry 

Volume II: Costume & Fashion Vintage Jewelry

Volume III: Costume Fashion Jewelry-Orphans Of Beauty

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Modernist Lee Wolfe Vintage Designer Brooch # 1

Clive’s Unique Jewelry is presenting the first of three somewhat rare very unique vintage retro Modernist designer brooches by Lee Wolfe made in the 1990’s. No two pieces are alike and reflect a timeless,  classic look.  Timeless……jewelry that survives trend after trend after trend ! These brooches are examples of that.

Metal: Matted Brushed Gold Tone Metal
Height: 4.0 Inches
Width: 1.3/8 Inches At Widest Point
Signature: Lee Wolfe
Design: Modernist
Age: 1990’s
Condition: Excellent
Item # : 5522
Price: $60.00

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Cilea-Paris Signed Deco Retro Brooch

Cilea designs  are famous for their unusual jewelry working in resin.  Each piece, twisted and manipulated is bent and formed by heat, then finished, detailed and painted by hand.  Cilea-Paris creates exclusive limited jewelry for French designer Francoise Montague and this brand is  recognized worldwide.  Clive’s Unique Jewelry has been fortunate in acquiring this magnificent signed brooch (Cilea-Paris)  which is Art Deco inspired.  There are 3 resin colored discs- dark brown, lighter brown and gold w/black stripes. Each disc measures 2 inches in diameter, and the width of the pin measures about 2.25 inches in diameter.  Somehow unique and Paris go hand in hand together.

Item #:  5515     Price: $ 225.00

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Rhinestone Easter Egg Basket Pin

It’s been said “never put all your eggs in one basket”, but we think that does not apply here with this delightful Rhinestone basket with a pink Rhinestone bow and 5 delicious colored Easter Eggs—-(yes we know it’s too early for Easter) but we could not resist this small charmer.  The pin measures about 2 x 1.25 inches with a silver tone back.  This will make even the most “hard boiled” person smile !! 🙂

Item #: 5512      Price: $ 45.00

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1940’s Aqua & Rhinestone Scroll Brooch

To quote my dear friend Eleanor McMillan, this brooch is an  “Unsigned Piece…Orphan Of  Beauty” Clive’s Unique Jewelry just purchased this 1940’s brooch at a recent flea market.  The brooch has been well worn .  There are scratches to the Vermeil  coating and some of the foil is missing on the back of the aquamarine crystals and there are Rhinestones missing  on the front…..BUT JUST LOOK AT THIS  BROOCH……look at how well it was made.  It has never lost its elegance, its creative design or its collectability . It was probably lying in some drawer in a cigar box all these years.  Just imagine what this brooch has lived through and still survived.  It could be the start of a great collection for you. The brooch measures  3 inches in length and about 2 inches at its widest point.  Clive’s Unique Jewelry rescued this brooch,  now lets find a permanent home for this elegant piece! 

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Item #:  5510      Price: $ 65.00

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Sarah Coventry Vintage Golden Triple Ribbed Leaf Brooch

Sometimes a piece of jewelry just catches your eye and you know you have to purchase it.  This Sarah Coventry vintage leaf brooch  does just that. It’s triple ribbed leaves are a delight to the touch and feel senses.  This golden delight from the 1960’s measures about 3 inches wide and each leaf is about an inch wide at its widest point.  It’s is just screaming to be worn on a suit, jacket or coat lapel or on plain color outfit. It is in beautiful condition and well cared for.  Sometimes a huge statement can be made  in this subtle yet elegantly  tailored brooch.

Item # : 5501      Price: $ 50.00

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