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.
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.
Faceted peridot-glass stones capped with silver-tone metal filigree are the focal point in these delicate 1920s Art Deco earrings, with peridot-glass beads and silver-tone filigree disks accents. Peridot is a hard-to-find color. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These earrings are long and lovely!
A double silver-tone chain connects a faceted, rich ruby-glass three-dimensional stone to a prong-set square-cut small ruby glass stone in these lively and extra-long Art Deco earrings. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Ruby Art Deco pendant earrings are a jewelry wardrobe essential!
A cluster of sapphire, onyx, citrine and chartreuse glass beads form these clip-back earrings by Hattie Carnegie. This vibrant and unique 1950s color combination is set in gold-tone metal. These colorful earrings are a versatile addition to any jewelry wardrobe. They remind me of colors worn in the early episodes of Mad Men.
These earrings are quintessential Art Deco! Round glass beads the color of pale jade suspended from silver-tone chains hold a circle of beads at the bottom. A single jade-glass bead pendant hangs within each circle, and a matching larger disk is set where it will adorn the earlobe. These lavishly-long (3-inch) earrings are possibly Czech in origin. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears.