This substanial French Art Deco necklace has tear-drop-shaped lapis glass beads that alternate with molded dark blue celluloid(?) beads and decorative brass spacers. The beads and spacers are strung on chain, which has stretched a bit. This stunning and unusual necklace closes with a bee-hive screw-in clasp, so typical on French pieces. This necklace was part of my personal collection. The colors are amazing!
This 1920s-1930s Art Deco necklace of square-cut faceted amethyst glass stones set in silver-tone frames with a delicate chain is probably sterling, but it is unmarked. It closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. Please note that the color saturation of the crystals is even ― any differences in the photos are due to lighting. This necklace looks lovely with several of my Art Deco amethyst earrings and bracelets – scroll down to take a look.
This late-1950s gold-plated metal and glass bead pineapple bib necklace illustrates a typical Carnegie theme — flora — with a clever combination of materials. Gold-tone pineapples along with black and carnelian glass beads hang from the gold-tone collar, which closes with a tongue-in-groove clasp that disappears into a pineapple.
Faceted spring-green glass beads with chrome links, balls and end caps make this 1920s-1930s Art Deco necklace a delightful accessory for any season. This necklace, which is light weight and has a spring-ring clasp, is probably European in origin. I have a great pair of dangling earrings in the same shade and style -- 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.