This 1920s-1930s Art Deco brooch with three faceted chrysoprase (glass?) stones set in sterling silver with a marcasite border exhibits typical German construction and aesthetic of the period. The 935 mark refers to a higher silver content than the sterling standard, which is 925 parts per 1000 — not uncommon in German pieces of the era. This brooch was in my personal collection and was among the first pieces I bought when I focused on Art Deco jewelry. You can wear this petite brooch at the throat of a blouse or on the collar of a jacket to great effect. Scroll down to see Art Deco chrysoprase earrings that look lovely with this piece.
Faceted, square- and triangle-shaped chrysoprase-glass stones mounted in silver-tone metal form these simple, yet elegant 1920s Art Deco earrings. These all-original screw-back earrings have a nice swing and can be modified for pierced ears. These earrings coordinate well with my other chrysoprase Art Deco pieces — scroll down to see them.
This 1950s sapphire, diamanté and gold-plated bouquet brooch by Marcel Boucher exemplifies the flowing motifs and textured metals of the period. The pave ribbon that ties the stems speaks to the maker's attention to detail and design genius. This piece has a roll-over safety clasp.
Sterling silver flowers and leaves are applied to an oval base, with the result of lovely textures and depth in this 1940s brooch by Hobé. Even the back shows the meticulous workmanship that went into the crafting of this piece. This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see this maker's bracelets that also have a floral motif.
A bouquet of sterling silver flowers, stems, and leaves are tied in a bow and accented with collet-set pink tourmaline, pale sapphire and peridot glass stones. This brooch, with its roll-over safety clasp, is another example of the fine hand-made 1940s sterling silver pieces Hobé is known for. I particularly love the vertical orientation of this piece. Scroll down to see two of this maker's bracelets with a floral motif that coordinate well with this brooch.
This 1930s large, black Bakelite brooch with ornate carving is adorned with square-cut and round diamanté replaced by the previous owner. (The plastic was molded to simulate carving.) This brooch, which has a roll-over safety clasp, is not for the faint-hearted. A real statement piece. If you like this design but prefer something smaller, scroll down to see the matching dress clip.