Design patent D168,551 issued to Adolph Katz in 1952
A large faceted pear-shaped emerald rhinestone is the focal point in this glamorous 1950s gold snake chain necklace designed by Adolph Katz for Corocraft, Coro’s high-end line. Emerald rhinestone baguettes embellish the gold-plated centerpiece. The chain closes with an emerald-topped folder-over clasp.
Pairs of textured, silver-tone leaves hold faceted oval onyx glass stones in this 1950s necklace by Elsa Schiaparelli. Leaves were one of her favorite motifs, and this piece aptly illustrates how well she designed them. This necklace, with its textured links, closes with an adjustable hook and decorative tail. The matching bracelet and earrings are also available -- scroll down to see them.
Lapis glass beads separated by decorative chrome links and a center Galalith(?) bead with chrome end caps form this German Machine Age necklace. The same piece in other colors has been attributed to Bengel by a British expert. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp, which may be a replacement (it is brass in color). The center bead has a minor flaw that probably occurred during manufacture. This small imperfection does not detract from the beauty or wearability of this necklace. Scroll down to see earrings and bracelets that coordinate with this piece.
Lapis glass beads alternate with decorative chrome elements and lapis plastic(?) rings to form this attractive and versatile 1930s Art Deco necklace with a screw-barrel clasp. This piece is probably European in origin. It looks lovely with my lapis and chrome Art Deco earrings and bracelets – scroll down to see a selection.
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!