Carved plastic beads were very popular in the Art Deco era. What sets this 1930s necklace apart is the colors — dark blue on cream. This combination and the design are lovely, and the different shapes of the beads add interest. Even the screw-in clasp forms a bead. I’m not sure what type of early plastic this piece is (possibly Galalith, the French equivalent of Bakelite) – it’s light, wonderful and fun to wear in any case.
Braided gold-plated strands with prong-set diamanté form this elegant 1950s necklace by Hattie Carnegie. She produced a number of pieces in gold braid and gold mesh at this time. This necklace has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. Wear it whenever you want to be noticed at a weekend outing, at the office, or out for the evening.
Deep red glass beads, Russian-gold filigree beads and end caps, rhinestone rondelles, and a box clasp with rose montées comprise this opera-length 1950s classic by Miriam Haskell. This piece never goes out of style!
Although it's unsigned, this 1930s Mauerwerk(brickwork) necklace has been well-documented as a JakobBengel piece. It features green and black enamel on chrome with an attractive link chain and a spring-ring clasp. This German Machine Age necklace is extremely flexible and can be worn on either side. Scroll down to see the same necklace in red and black.
An alternative to the chicklet, these square-cut glass emeralds are encased in silver-tone metal and are slightly graduated in size. This 1920s-1930s Art Deco choker features a decorative hidden tongue-in-groove clasp. This necklace was made for a slim neck, so please note the necklace length (14 1/2") and check your neck size before purchasing this piece. It looks great with my other emerald Art Deco pieces — scroll down to take a look.