This sterling silver link bracelet with lapis (glass?) panels is an example of the type of jewelry the Wachenheimer Brothers made circa 1929. These pieces, which did not bear the Diamonbartrademark, were advertised in Vogue as Wachenheimer Real Stone Jewelry, with phrases such as “Pride of Possession”, “Unforgettable” and “Inspired by the Mode”. This bracelet has a hidden, tongue-in-groove clasp and was made for a slim wrist. Please measure your wrist before purchasing this piece. You could wear it with any of my Art Deco lapis necklaces and earrings – 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.
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.
Schreiner pieces typically feature stunning art glass and imaginative color combinations, and these lavish 1950s earrings are no exception. A large citrine-colored art glass cabochon is surrounded by oval pale amethyst (lavender) and round citrine glass stones, with dangling pale sapphire and lavender crystal beads. The setting is silver-tone metal with clip-backs. What a lovely statement! You can wear these show-stopper earrings with the latest fashion trends as well as your perennial favorites and receive compliments every time. I have to say these are the most extraordinary earrings I've ever seen!
This 1950s French necklace has emerald-green, frosted and clear poured-glass beads wired to gold-tone cable with diamanté accents. These elements create a light and airy look to this garland-like piece. It has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp.
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.
An alternative to the chicklet, this 1920-1930s choker from England features rectangular-shaped sapphire glass in silver-tone frames with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace was made for a slim neck. Please note the necklace length (14 1/2") and check your neck size before purchasing this piece.