Lapis beads separated with clear crystal disks form this elegant 1920s-1930s Art Deco classic. It closes with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace has just been restrung professionally. It looks lovely with several of my Art Deco lapis pieces as well as with my clear crystal Art Deco earrings. Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating pieces.
Faceted crystal beads dangle from filigree settings in these 1920s Art Deco earrings. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These earrings coordinate well with any of my Art Deco necklaces with clear crystals only or with a combination of clear and colored crystals. Scroll down to see a selection of necklaces and brooches to wear with these earrings.
A pair of lapis glass beads, each capped with flower-petal-shaped metal, form these Art Deco drop earrings from the former Czechoslovakia. The lower bead is 1/2-inch in diameter -- the size and color make these earrings are a bit bold in effect. The original screw-backs were replaced with sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These earrings look great with several of my Art Deco lapis necklaces and bracelets – scroll down to see a selection.
A faceted clear crystal ball hangs from a fine sterling silver chain in these dainty 1920s Art Deco earrings. The all-original screw-backs (which can be modified for pierced ears) have a framed glass stone at the earlobe. These stones appear to have darkened only because the attachment of the screw-back mechanisms does not allow the light to pass through the stones. These earrings go with everything! Scroll down to see a selection of necklaces and brooches to wear with this pair.
The blue (glass?) stones in this 1930s marcasite and sterling Art Deco bracelet actually look more like sodalitethan lapis lazuli, because they don't have the brassy specs usually found in the latter. Whatever the case, the color is fabulous, and the workmanship is typical of the high-quality pieces produced in Germany before the World War II. This lovely bracelet closes with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp with a safety hook. This shade of blue coordinates really well with several of my Art Deco pieces – scroll down to see them.
Sterling silver links and mounts with scarabs of molded-glass tiger's eye, chrysoprase, carnelian, lapis and variegated agates celebrate this quintessential Art Deco motif. This bracelet by the well-known maker W.E. Richards closes with a spring-ring clasp. The multi-colored agates are unusual, and the variety of colors and classic design make this piece extremely versatile. You could emphasize one of the colors by wearing earrings or a necklace that matches one of the stones. Scroll down to see some suggestions. This bracelet was made in the Art Deco era or in the 1950s, when scarab bracelets were again all the rage.
This classic and well-made 1920s-1930s Art Deco chicklet necklace features square-cut faceted citrine glass stones set in sterling silver frames with a spring-ring clasp. I have citrine earrings and bracelets that look great with the shade of citrine in this necklace – scroll down to take a look.
The combination of sapphire glass stones with blue and white enameled chevrons make this chrome 1930s Art Deco necklace extraordinary. It closes with a spring-ring clasp. All of the enamel is present and in great shape. Any blank spaces are simply the glare from the lights needed for the photos. This necklace looks lovely with the sapphire Art Deco pieces shown below — scroll down to take a look.
Gold-plated fretwork embellished with baguette-shaped diamanté form the center of this lovely 1950s snake chain necklace by Coro. A pear-shaped diamanté adorns the tail of the hook closure. This piece is another great example of the work Adolph Katz produced for Corocraft, Coro's high-end line. What's interesting is that this piece appears in an October 1, 1953 Vogue ad with the following copy: "excitingly beautiful as Paris by night ... Vendome by Coro". (Vendome later became another one of the company's high-end lines.)
Single and clusters of blown-ruby-glass beads separated by crystal disks form this lovely Art Deco necklace. It closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. Reds are hard to match, so consider wearing any of my crystal bead Art Deco earrings with this necklace. Scroll down to see a selection.