This Art Deco carnelian necklace is a marvelous example of the wonderful German design and construction so typical of the period. The sterling silver oval frame set with two carnelians and marcasite accents also holds/hides the tongue-in-groove clasp. The S-pattern chain is another characteristic of German Deco pieces. I have a pair of earrings and a bracelet, in the same style and materials, that coordinate well with this piece.
Faceted carnelian glass, onyx glass and marcasites are set in sterling silver panels in this 1930s Art Deco bracelet. It is an excellent example of high-quality German craftsmanship of the period. This bracelet, which has a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp with a safety catch, was part of my personal collection.
Three carnelian beads are connected by a delicate chain in these 1920s Art Deco drop earrings from Germany. The construction and materials are typical of German workmanship of the era. The original screw-backs were signed "STERLING GERMANY" and were converted to sterling posts for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These earrings were part of my personal collection. I have two Art Deco carnelian bracelets, also from Germany, that coordinate well with this piece. You could also wear these earrings with Art Deco pieces that feature stones in addition to carnelian – scroll down to see a selection.
This ruby rhinestone and pearl 1950s bracelet by Hattie Carnegie features rhodium-plated metal with large oval ruby glass cabochons separated by diamanté and faux pearls in raised settings. The bracelet closes with a fold-over clasp. This piece is another elegant and timeless design from one of the best makers of the era. Scroll down to see my Ruby, Diamanté & Pearl Post-war Dangle Earrings, also by Carnegie, for a great coordinating accessory.
These unsigned 1950s earrings with a large sapphire-blue-art-glass stone surrounded with fuchsia glass stones and faux pearls are beautiful. These earrings exhibit typical Schreiner characteristics: stunning art glass, inverted rhinestones, large dog-tooth prongs and donut-hole clip-backs. The combination of blues, fuchsia and white in a silver-tone setting will compliment many outfits, from jeans to dressy attire.
This elegant French Art Deco necklace is fashioned from glass baroque pearls and onyx-glass beads hand-wired onto gilt metal panels connected with swags of small onyx-glass beads and faux pearls. The beads on the panels look like flowers. This piece closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This necklace would make a lovely accessory for a bridal, wedding, prom or other special occasion outfit.
These earrings speak Schiaparelli's name, with the combination of navettes in shocking pink (her signature color), orange glass stones and pale-pink lava rocks (her signature stone). Set in gold-tone metal, these earrings are clip-backs.