This 1930s Art Deco bracelet has alternating polished and textured chrome elements fashioned in a Machine Age motif. The textured sections, which are nearly one-half inch high, make this piece very three-dimensional. This bracelet closes with a spring-ring clasp and goes with just about everything. And it’s fun to wear! Scroll down to see a selection of Machine Age necklaces that look great with this bracelet.
This German Machine Age necklace has as its centerpiece a row of three arrow-shaped black Galalith plaques covered with chrome triangle panels, with a fourth plaque as a drop and a red Galalith cylindrical bead on both sides. The chain links and findings are chrome. This piece reminds me of the work of JakobBengel. I had four links removed from this necklace because I bought it for myself, but I saved the pieces for the future owner.
Lapis glass beads separated by decorative chrome links and a center Galalith(?) bead with chrome end caps form this German Machine Age necklace. The same piece in other colors has been attributed to Bengel by a British expert. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp, which may be a replacement (it is brass in color). The center bead has a minor flaw that probably occurred during manufacture. This small imperfection does not detract from the beauty or wearability of this necklace. Scroll down to see earrings and bracelets that coordinate with this piece.
Five polished chrysoprase-glass stones are separated by geometric chrome spacers that give this 1930s Art Deco necklace a real Machine Age look. The silver-tone paper-clip chain closes with a screw-in clasp. You can wear this necklace with my chrysoprase Art Deco earrings and my Machine Age bracelets -- scroll down to see them.
This chromium-plated brass necklace in the well-known Mauerwerk(brickwork) pattern by JakobBengel is the epitome of German Machine Age design. This piece, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, feels very slinky. You can wear this necklace on either side.
Lapis glass beads alternate with decorative chrome elements and lapis plastic(?) rings to form this attractive and versatile 1930s Art Deco necklace with a screw-barrel clasp. This piece is probably European in origin. It looks lovely with my lapis and chrome Art Deco earrings and bracelets – scroll down to see a selection.
This sterling silver and diamanté 1940s bracelet by Eisenberg features large oval and small round clear rhinestones, a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp and a safety chain. This substantial and well-articulated piece epitomizes the high-quality of its maker and the glamor of the period. Although some of the stones are yellowing a bit, this piece is still beautiful and very wearable. This bracelet was advertised in the May 15, 1947 issue of Vogue.
Prong-set diamanté surrounding gold-tone links decorated with dangling pearls and ruby and onyx bi-color glass beads form this lively 1950s bracelet by Hobé. It closes with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp. This piece is a fine example of 1950s glam from the second generation of the company's designers. Note that this bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Be sure to measure yours and note the bracelet's dimensions ( 6 3/4-inch length) before purchase.
This 1950s bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli features faceted brown topaz and golden topaz glass stones with diamanté accents set in gold-plated metal scrolls. This classic piece has a fold-over clasp with safety chain. The matching pendant earrings are available – scroll down to see them.
Domes of emerald glass framed in silver-tone metal and alternating onyx glass circles are connected with decorative links in this 1920s Art Deco classic bracelet. It closes with an older spring-ring clasp. The color combination and detail in the workmanship are divine. The clasp is marked sterling, but the entire bracelet may not be. Bracelets of this type were advertised extensively in wholesaler catalogs in the 1920s-1930s. You could wear this bracelet with several of my emerald Art Deco pieces -- scroll down to see them.