Faceted clear crystal chicklets in sterling silver frames set at an angle give this Art Deco bracelet a lot of class. The positioning of the stones adds to the sparkle and makes this piece unique. This bracelet closes with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp; its style makes me think this piece was produced in Japan in the late 1940s to early 1950s, one of the Art Deco Revival eras. Scroll down to see the matching necklace to this bracelet as well as a selection of crystal chicklet-style Art Deco pieces. Post script: This bracelet was purchased as an engagement gift by the bride-to-be’s future mother-in-law.
These stunning 1920s Art Deco earrings combine square-cut and round chicklet-stylecrystals in graduating sizes. They sparkle beautifully while they swing! The screw-backs are marked sterling, but I cannot say whether the metal that frames each stone is as well. These all-original screw-back earrings are beautifully made, nonetheless. Please note that these earrings can be modified for pierced ears. Scroll down to see several Art Deco pieces to wear with these earrings.
Clusters of citrine and clear glass beads at the center of this wonderful 1920s-1930s Art Deco necklace give it a three-dimensional look. Glass spacers flanked by yellow metal are interspersed with the remaining graduated citrine glass beads. This piece, which closes with a screw-barrel clasp, is probably European in origin. This necklace has been restrung by my expert jeweler. You can wear this piece with a number of my Art Deco earrings – scroll down to see a selection.
Faceted emerald glass stones and crystals are set in sterling silver and mounted atop a filigree base in this classy 1920s Art Deco piece. Ostby & Barton are well-regarded today for their work in precious metals and precious/semi-precious stones. The high level of their craftsmanship shows in this piece, which closes with a roll-over clasp. This brooch coordinates beautifully with any of my emerald Art Deco bracelets. You could also wear any of my crystal Art Deco earrings with this piece. Scroll down to see a selection.
Although unmarked, the design and quality of this 1920s-1930s Art Deco chrysoprase (glass?) and crystal chicklet-style necklace makes me think it's German. The faceting of the crystals is phenomenal, and the mountings of the stones are highly-decorated. The metal stone frames and links may be sterling, although they are unmarked. This gorgeous piece from my personal collection closes with an older spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see Art Deco earrings and bracelets to wear with this necklace.
This variation of a 1920s-1930s Art deco chicklet necklace is fashioned from deep citrine glass stones and crystals in the shape of parallelograms. The stones are set in unmarked silver-tone frames. The combination of colors and the shape of the stones make this piece unique and easy to wear. Scroll down to see Art Deco pieces that coordinate well with this shade of citrine and with crystal.
Another lovely 1920s Art Deco classic is this necklace with faceted clear crystal chicklets set in decorative silver-tone mounts. The three-part drop in the center is formed from links of crystal chicklets, which add to the sparkle and uniqueness of this piece. This necklace is probably silver plate. It closes with a spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see several coordinating earrings, which also have crystal chicklets.
Faceted, long amethyst glass stones are separated by trios of faceted crystals collet-set in decorative mounts in this classic 1920s Art Deco necklace. The stones are all open-back to allow for the maximum reflection of light. The settings for the three crystals closest to the spring-ring clasp have plain edges – they were added to lengthen the original 14.5 inch necklace. This necklace may be sterling, but it is unmarked (except for the clasp). The gorgeous necklace was part of my personal collection. You can wear this lovely piece with several of my Art Deco earrings and bracelets – scroll down to see a selection.
Faceted clear crystal chicklets in sterling silver frames set at an angle give this Art Deco necklace a lot of class. The positioning of the stones adds to the sparkle and makes this piece unique. This necklace closes with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp; its style makes me think this piece was produced in Japan in the late 1940s to early 1950s, one of the Art Deco Revival eras. After the war, Japan produced a lot of high-quality costume jewelry that was exported. I have chicklet-style earrings that coordinate beautifully with this necklace – scroll down to take a look.
The design and construction of this citrine glass and crystal tiered Art Deco necklace, a variation on the chicklet style, is first class. Deep yellow/golden square-cut glass stones alternate with oblong crystals to form the necklace and tiered center piece. Round dangling citrine glass stones add the movement that was so essential in this era. All of the stones are faceted and mounted in decorated, silver-tone metal. This divine necklace, which I initially purchased for myself, closes with a spring-ring clasp. I have a number of Art Deco earrings and bracelets to wear with this necklace – scroll down to see them.
Three faceted square-cut crystal chicklets dangle in these charming 1920s Art Deco earrings. The all-original screw-backs (which can be modified for pierced ears) each have a diamond-shaped crystal chicklet at the earlobe. The mountings and findings may be sterling silver, but only the screw-backs are marked. Because the dangling chicklets are separated by rings, these earrings have lots of movement and light reflection. These earrings look great with many of my Art Deco pieces – scroll down to see a selection.
Rectangular, faceted onyx-glass and crystal stones with faceted onyx-glass triangles on the ends form this cut-out Art Deco bar brooch. The pattern creates a checkered effect. The stones are all open-back, and the workmanship is superb. This piece closes with a trombone clasp, which makes me think the brooch is European in origin. I think the setting is sterling silver, but the mark is unreadable. Scroll down to see Art Deco earrings and bracelets that coordinate beautifully with this brooch. Black-and-white never goes out of style!
Round and marquis-shaped aurora borealis (AB) diamanté reflect light and play with color in these 1950s pendant earrings by Christian Dior. Small turquoise glass beads form the perimeter in a complimentary shade of blue. The color you see in the diamanté centers is only the light dancing on the stones. These clip-back earrings are set in rhodium-plated base metal.
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.
This elegant French necklace in the style of Louis Rousselet has elongated faux baroque pearls separated by clusters of small, round faux pearls and blue-glass beads. It has an adjustable hook-and-tail closure. I have other pieces by and in the style of this maker -- scroll down to see them.
This ruby rhinestone and pearl 1950s bracelet by Hattie Carnegie features rhodium-plated metal with large oval ruby glass cabochons separated by diamanté and faux pearls in raised settings. The bracelet closes with a fold-over clasp. This piece is another elegant and timeless design from one of the best makers of the era. Scroll down to see my Ruby, Diamanté & Pearl Post-war Dangle Earrings, also by Carnegie, for a great coordinating accessory.