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.
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.
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.
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.
Molded lapis-blue-glass panels that look like carved gemstones form these unusual Art Deco pendant earrings. The flower motif in the blue glass is present in the silver-tone metal components that connect the glass to the earring top. These all-original earrings have screw-backs, but they can be modified for pierced ears. Because these earrings are 2" long and bold (the glass panels are 3/4-inch squares), I would wear these drops with only an Art Deco lapis bracelet – scroll down to see a selection.
Molded sugar-loaf lapis glass stones set in silver-tone frames alternate with silver-tone triangular plaques in this 1920s Art Deco necklace. With its pyramid motif, this piece is a great example of the period's fascination with all things Egyptian. This necklace, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, was in my personal collection. Scroll down to see a coordinating Art Deco bracelet.
This diamanté and sterling silver Art Deco line bracelet by Dorsons takes the line bracelet design one step further. Square-cut diamanté channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver are enhanced with two squares of baguettes. This well-made bracelet with excellent articulation has a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp. Pieces with all clear rhinestones are really hard to photograph, and this one is no exception. All stones are clear and bright, and the overall effect is much brighter than my photos.
This Art Deco bracelet features pyramid-shaped aquamarine rhinestones alternating with links of diamanté, all set in sterling silver with a spring-ring clasp. Although this piece is signed, I cannot identify the maker. Wear this bracelet with a lovely early brooch by Miriam Haskell -- scroll down to see it. This bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Please note the bracelet length (6 3/4") and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece.
These square-cut aquamarine glass stones are channel set in rhodium-plated sterling silver links with engraved edges, forming an excellent example of an Art Deco line bracelet of the 1920s-1930s. Usually worn in multiples, these bracelets were the forerunners of today's tennis bracelets but were called flexible bracelets in their era. This one has substantial weight and width, as well as excellent construction and articulation. The hidden tongue-in-groove clasp has a safety catch. This bracelet is signed, but I cannot identify the maker. You can wear this lovely piece with an early Miriam Haskell brooch with aquamarine beads -- scroll down to see it.
Domes of emerald glass framed in silver-tone metal and alternating onyx glass circles are connected with decorative links in this 1920s Art Deco classic bracelet. It closes with an older spring-ring clasp. The color combination and detail in the workmanship are divine. The clasp is marked sterling, but the entire bracelet may not be. Bracelets of this type were advertised extensively in wholesaler catalogs in the 1920s-1930s. You could wear this bracelet with several of my emerald Art Deco pieces -- scroll down to see them.