Though unsigned by the maker, this remarkable bangle has the same engraving, clasp and pierced back of the Diamonbarbangles produced by Wachenheimer Brothers in the mid-1920s. This bangle features square-cut golden-topaz-glass stones channel-set in sterling silver and adorned with a diamanté buckle. The pierced back allows light to enhance this unusual color. This bracelet has a built-in safety clasp, which the company called a secret lock. This feature is illustrated on a page from a 1926 wholesaler’s catalog, which is shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see Art Deco pieces that coordinate well with this bracelet.
These fun 1920s Art Deco earrings are hard to describe. The bottom of the pendant has a faceted golden topaz (or deep citrine color) glass disk sandwiched between two silver-tone metal domes that give a sparkling effect. A golden-topaz glass stone set in silver-tone metal sits at the ear lobe, and a small bead is at the center of the paper-clip chain. These all-original, long earrings have screw-backs, which can be modified for pierced ears. Wear them with off-duty and business-casual attire. I have a gorgeous golden topaz and sterling Art Deco bracelet to wear with these earrings – scroll down to see it.
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.
These earrings speak Schiaparelli's name, with the combination of navettes in shocking pink (her signature color), orange glass stones and pale-pink lava rocks (her signature stone). Set in gold-tone metal, these earrings are clip-backs.
Pale sapphire and peridot glass stone surround an amazing center stone with straight-line striations -- known as porphyry glass -- in a Carnegie-favored leaf motif. The shades of blue and green, and the shapes of the stones make this brooch worthy of the maker's name. The setting is gold-plated metal with a roll-over safety clasp.
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.
Schreiner pieces typically feature stunning art glass and imaginative color combinations, and these lavish 1950s earrings are no exception. A large citrine-colored art glass cabochon is surrounded by oval pale amethyst (lavender) and round citrine glass stones, with dangling pale sapphire and lavender crystal beads. The setting is silver-tone metal with clip-backs. What a lovely statement! You can wear these show-stopper earrings with the latest fashion trends as well as your perennial favorites and receive compliments every time. I have to say these are the most extraordinary earrings I've ever seen!