Chalcedony (glass?) rectangular stones set in sterling silver form this lovely German Art Deco bracelet from my personal collection. This piece closes with a hidden, tongue-in-groove clasp. Even if this bracelet weren’t marked, its fine design and construction tell me its origin. This blue-purple stone is hard to find. Scroll down to see earrings with stones in a similar shade.
Chalcedony (glass?) teardrops are suspended from silver chain in these 1920s-1930s Art Deco dangling earrings from my personal collection. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. This stone (a bluish-purplish color) isn't easy to find. These versatile earrings are simply elegant!
This 1950s French necklace has emerald-green, frosted and clear poured-glass beads wired to gold-tone cable with diamanté accents. These elements create a light and airy look to this garland-like piece. It has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp.
Pale sapphire and peridot glass stone surround an amazing center stone with straight-line striations -- known as porphyry glass -- in a Carnegie-favored leaf motif. The shades of blue and green, and the shapes of the stones make this brooch worthy of the maker's name. The setting is gold-plated metal with a roll-over safety clasp.
These faceted kite-shaped glass stones in sapphire blue and smoky grey are another example of the high-quality materials and imaginative combinations of shapes and colors in Schiaparelli jewelry. Here the shape of this 1950s brooch is mirrored in the shape of the stones, with round glass stones with an aurora borealis (AB) finish used as accents. The AB stones add an iridescence that changes with the light. The setting is rhodium-plated metal with a roll-over safety clasp. You can wear this gorgeous piece in a variety of positions -- the photos show it vertically, so it looks like a kite, horizontally and at a right angle. You decide which of these choices you prefer, or you may think of another!
Faceted green-glass disks sandwiched between rhinestone rondelles alternate with blue-green-glass beads and metal spacers to form this colorful necklace from France or the former Czechoslovakia. The beads are strung on chain with a green-glass-disk screw-in clasp.