Faceted chrysoprase (glass?) stones are mounted in sterling silver in this outstanding Art Deco bracelet from Germany. Even if this piece weren’t marked, the stones, setting, prongs, and tongue-in-groove clasp all speak to the bracelet’s origins. In my opinion, the German costume jewelry makers in the 1920s-1930s were at the head of the class! This bracelet coordinates well with several other Art Deco chrysoprase pieces — scroll down to see a selection.
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.
A molded chrysoprase glass stone is surrounded by chrysoprase, onyx and lipstick red glass triangles, each set at a jaunty angle in this fun Art Deco brooch. This color combination was very popular in the 1920s-30s. The setting appears to be chrome or chromium-plated. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco pieces that would compliment this brooch, depending on which color you want to emphasize.
This 1920s brooch's sterling silver branches, leaves, and settings support the scarab flowers of chrysoprase, tiger's eye, carnelian, amethyst and clear quartz glass, which all celebrate this quintessential Art Deco motif. This colorful and versatile brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. Walter Lampl's pieces are coveted by collectors because of the high quality of his jewelry. This brooch looks great with my Art Deco earrings in chrysoprase and crystal, depending on which color in the brooch you wish to emphasize – scroll down to see them. Or wear your own amethyst, carnelian, or tiger's eye studs.
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.
A chrysoprase glass circle is mounted on sterling silver wings in this classic Art Deco piece. The life-saver center is a popular motif of the era. This piece is signed, but I cannot identify the maker. This brooch, which has a nice patina that can be cleaned if you wish, closes with a roll-over safety clasp. I have chrysoprase Art Deco earrings which look great with this brooch. Scroll down to take a look.
Polished disks of onyx and chrysoprase glass form this Art Deco necklace. The center beads are thicker, faceted, and graduated in size. This vibrant piece, in a striking color combination, closes with an older tongue-in-groove clasp that looks like a narrow tube when closed. You could emphasize either color by wearing either chrysoprase or onyx Art Deco pieces with this necklace – scroll down to see a selection. This necklace has so many possibilities!
Two faceted oblong chrysoprase (glass?) stones with a faceted round collet-set crystal at the bottom form these classic 1920s Art Deco earrings. Each stone is separated by a ring link, so there's plenty of movement here. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. I have a number of chrysoprase pieces that would compliment these earrings – scroll down to see them.
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.
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.
This iconic glass-stone pineapple brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli was done in graduating tones of brown, from pale citrine to deep cognac. (She did the same piece in two other colors: shades of blue and shades of green, but I like this version best.) The leaves have touches of pink. The foil-backed stones are set in a Japanned base metal with a roll-over safety catch.
The dazzling rhinestones and art glass in shades of tan, golden topaz and charcoal make this 1950s Hattie Carnegie bracelet extraordinary. It has been described as "one of the more ornately made of the Carnegie designs" (Georgiana McCall). It's definitely another statement piece! The setting is gold-tone with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp and safety chain. Wear this versatile piece of many colors with clothes shades of the same hues.