Faceted crystal beads are separated by cut crystal spacers and rhinestone rondelles in this lovely 1920s-1930s French Art Deco necklace. The rondelles add to the sparkle and elegance of this piece. The beads are strung on wire with a bee hive screw-barrel clasp. This necklace, which was in my personal collection, looks lovely with my crystal bead Art Deco earrings — scroll down to see them. Or wear your own real or faux diamond stud earrings to complete the look.
Faceted crystal beads dangle from filigree settings in these 1920s Art Deco earrings. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These earrings coordinate well with any of my Art Deco necklaces with clear crystals only or with a combination of clear and colored crystals. Scroll down to see a selection of necklaces and brooches to wear with these earrings.
A faceted clear crystal ball hangs from a fine sterling silver chain in these dainty 1920s Art Deco earrings. The all-original screw-backs (which can be modified for pierced ears) have a framed glass stone at the earlobe. These stones appear to have darkened only because the attachment of the screw-back mechanisms does not allow the light to pass through the stones. These earrings go with everything! Scroll down to see a selection of necklaces and brooches to wear with this pair.
Molded sugar-loaf lapis glass stones set in silver-tone frames alternate with silver-tone triangular plaques in this 1920s Art Deco necklace. With its pyramid motif, this piece is a great example of the period's fascination with all things Egyptian. This necklace, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, was in my personal collection. Scroll down to see a coordinating Art Deco bracelet.
This 1950s necklace of intertwining vines of golden topaz and citrine rhinestones with dangling teardrop citrine stones was named Empire by Coro and designed by Adolph Katz. It was one of the pieces featured in a 1954 Life ad with the slogan: "the gift that always wins her heart…Coro Jewelry". The gold-tone flexible snake chain has an adjustable hook-and-tail closure embellished with a citrine glass teardrop. This piece was part of Coro's high-end Corocraft line.
Deep red glass beads, Russian-gold filigree beads and end caps, rhinestone rondelles, and a box clasp with rose montées comprise this opera-length 1950s classic by Miriam Haskell. This piece never goes out of style!
Cobalt-blue glass tubes and chrome balls dangle from this Art Deco fringe necklace. The chrome links have a Machine-Age feel. Possibly French, this piece has lots of movement! This chrome necklace, which closes with an old style spring-ring clasp, was part of my personal collection. I am reluctantly offering it to a new home.