This Art Deco line bracelet by Otis features two rows of sparkling diamanté, with diamanté-embellished harp-shaped ends, all set in sterling silver. This lovely piece closes with a bejeweled fold-over clasp. Line bracelets, which were known as flexible bracelets in their day, were the era’s version of today’s tennis bracelets. Scroll down to see an Art Deco brooch and other bracelets by Otis.
This excellent example of an Art Deco line bracelet, the forerunner of today's tennis bracelet, features square-cut emerald glass stones channel set in rhodium-plated sterling silver with engraved edges and a diamanté-encrusted fold-over clasp. The superb articulation speaks to the high-quality construction of the piece. Line bracelets (known as flexiblebracelets in that era) were all the rage in the 1920s-1930s and were typically worn in multiples. You could wear this one with my Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Line Bracelet by the same maker or my Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling Filigree Art Deco Bracelet. These combinations are shown in the last images. You could also wear this bracelet with an emerald brooch (I have one by Otis) or any of my emerald Art Deco necklaces — scroll down to see a large selection of coordinating pieces.
This excellent example of an Art Deco line bracelet, the forerunner of today's tennis bracelet, features square-cut diamanté channel set in rhodium-plated sterling silver with engraved edges and a diamanté-encrusted fold-over clasp. The excellent articulation speaks to the high-quality construction of the piece. Line bracelets (known as flexible bracelets in that era) were all the rage in the 1920s-1930s and were typically worn in multiples. You can see this bracelet paired with other line bracelets in the detailed images.
This 1930s variation on an Art Deco bar brooch features faceted emerald glass stones and diamanté set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. The center circle, in a starburst pattern, is flanked by cut-out circles. Wear this lovely piece with a matching line bracelet by the same maker – scroll down to see it.
Large emerald-art-glass-swirled nuggets with Russian-gold end-caps are separated by round and melon-shaped emerald-glass beads, rhinestone rondelles and small bead spacers in this classic necklace by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell. This opera-length beauty closes with a box clasp topped with rose montées. This necklace is versatile and timeless!
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.
In this 1950s bracelet is another color combination that shouts Schiaparelli's name: here her signature color (shocking pink) is paired with red, black and clear rhinestones set in heavy silver-tone metal. This statement bracelet has a fold-over clasp and safety chain. What a glorious piece!