Length: 16"; single stones: 1/2" x 1/8"; center panel: 1" wide by 1 1/8" long
"Czechoslovakia" on jump ring opposite clasp
Oblong dark-blue opaque-glass stones are set in a step-pattern in this Czech Art Deco necklace from my personal collection. What raises this piece above the rest (aside from the unusual color) are the silver metal strips that look like fringe on the three center panels. This well-made and fun necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. Although I’ve called the stones lapis, they do not have the gold flecks one would expect in that stone. In this case I chose the name for its color alone. Scroll down to see two coordinating bracelets.
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.
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.
This classic chicklet necklace features square-cut faceted pink-tourmaline-glass stones set in sterling silver frames with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace is an excellent example of an Art Deco classic in a hard-to-find color.
This elegant French Art Deco necklace is fashioned from glass baroque pearls and onyx-glass beads hand-wired onto gilt metal panels connected with swags of small onyx-glass beads and faux pearls. The beads on the panels look like flowers. This piece closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This necklace would make a lovely accessory for a bridal, wedding, prom or other special occasion outfit.
Large emerald-art-glass-swirled nuggets with Russian-gold end-caps are separated by round and melon-shaped emerald-glass beads, rhinestone rondelles and small bead spacers in this classic necklace by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell. This opera-length beauty closes with a box clasp topped with rose montées. This necklace is versatile and timeless!
These 1950s earrings by Hattie Carnegie each feature a cranberry glass teardrop that dangles from a cluster of diamanté. The setting is rhodium-plated with clip-backs. These earrings are elegant and classic yet glamorous enough when the occasion warrants.