Featured Iconic necklace from one of our greatest fashion designers

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Ownedbybear, Jul 20, 2023.

  1. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I own ONE Jean Muir piece. A vintage silky knitted edge to edge cardigan in turquoise bought years ago on Ebay. Now, I own a necklace.

    This was my nice sell it all for scrap man, who sold me the Georgian diamonds. He gets job lots and has an instinct. He also picks my brain - his latest find was a white gold and black diamond bracelet in a £100 lot! So he waved this under my nose as he'd never heard of Jean Muir. I expounded and drooled, he asked me what I reckoned it would sell for. I said I'd give twenty to thirty quid, we settled on thirty. I was happy, so was he, as it had been in a ten quid lot. I do not begrudge him his profit, I've had way too many cheap things from him.

    So, here it is. Hallmarked silver, rock crystal. P1220968 small.jpg P1220971 small.jpg P1220970 small.jpg P1220969 small.jpg
  2. Dessert58

    Dessert58 Well-Known Member

    I didn't know Jean Muir, now I do :shame:
    Stunning find, congratulations!
  3. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    I knew she designed clothes but didn’t know she had a jewellery line.
  4. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I vaguely knew, but I’d never seen any. The quality is superb.
  5. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful ! Glad you gave him 30-i used to tell my dealer friends 40 yrs ago 'Treat your pickers right'.
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  6. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    He’s very honest with me, bless him and it’s in my interests too!
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  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    The hallmark is 1991, as I recall. On each branch too.
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  9. Lizzie

    Lizzie All you need is love ...and a dog.

    I am drooling!
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  10. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    What a TREASURE HUNT YOU'VE been on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CONGRATS!!!!
  11. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Whoa. Never heard of Jean Muir, her product wasn't exported this way, but rock crystal and sterling for thirty pounds sounds like a good deal.
  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I found a couple of similar ones which seemed to be selling for substantially more than I paid. I’d guessed thirty quid would be reasonable!
  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    all I can find are closed auctions that you have to log into to get a Sold price or the Estimate. That is called a Good Sign!

    Btw - the designer still has a website with contact info on it. I'd ask directly about how old this is and for any other information. He has a Hotmail box, which means Old Fart. Speaking as an Old Fart with a Hotmail box. https://iainyoungdesign.co.uk/history/
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  14. Satin In A Coffin

    Satin In A Coffin Well-Known Member

    Oh nice piece! I would wear it in a heartbeat. I had never heard of this designer either. Always an education around here!
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  15. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Wasn’t until this year I switched my most important emails to gmail. Before that it was Hotmail. Also use a yahoo for junk stuff. I tried to get into my old Juno email recently but couldn’t figure out how.

    I always felt very old and out of it giving my Hotmail.
  16. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I keep my Juno box alive as a souvenir. If it's not 30 years old yet, it's pushing it.
  17. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    That is spectacular. Congrats!
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  18. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Beautiful, OBB! Thanks for sharing!
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  19. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Still hotmail here LOL…from 95…
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