An alternative to the chicklet, these square-cut glass emeralds are encased in silver-tone metal and are slightly graduated in size. This 1920s-1930s Art Deco choker features a decorative hidden tongue-in-groove clasp. This necklace was made for a slim neck, so please note the necklace length (14 1/2″) and check your neck size before purchasing this piece. It looks great with my other emerald Art Deco pieces — scroll down to take a look.
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.
Sterling-silver filigree links are adorned with alternating emerald-glass stones and diamanté on the links in the center of the classic 1920s Art Deco bracelet. The construction and clasp are the same as those on filigree bracelets fashioned from precious metals. You can wear this piece with many of my emerald Art Deco brooches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings — scroll down to see a selection.
Domes of emerald glass framed in silver-tone metal and alternating onyx glass circles are connected with decorative links in this 1920s Art Deco classic bracelet. It closes with an older spring-ring clasp. The color combination and detail in the workmanship are divine. The clasp is marked sterling, but the entire bracelet may not be. Bracelets of this type were advertised extensively in wholesaler catalogs in the 1920s-1930s. You could wear this bracelet with several of my emerald Art Deco pieces -- scroll down to see them.
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.
Smooth and faceted onyx glass beads are highlighted by marbled-white and cream beads shaped like pebbles in this elegant 1950s necklace by Hattie Carnegie. A large, round, faceted black glass bead-topped tongue-in-groove clasp holds together the three strands. The color combination is versatile and timeless. Carnegie's glass beads were among the best!
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.
Frosted blue glass beads with gold-tone metal disks strung on chain comprise this elegant and versatile 1920-1930s French Art Deco necklace. It closes with a bee-hive screw-in clasp. The beads are unusual, and the look is classic.