These delicate sterling and marcasite German Art Deco earrings were one of the first pieces I collected when I was fell in love with Art Deco jewelry from Germany. The detail on these earrings shows you why I felt that way. The original screw-backs were replaced with sterling silver posts for pierced ears a long time ago by my expert jeweler. Notice that these earrings are marked 935, which is a slightly higher silver content than sterling (925). You could wear these earrings with any of my Art Deco sterling silver and marcasite pieces, with or without colored stones. Scroll down to see a selection.
This 1920s-1930s Art Deco brooch with three faceted chrysoprase (glass?) stones set in sterling silver with a marcasite border exhibits typical German construction and aesthetic of the period. The 935 mark refers to a higher silver content than the sterling standard, which is 925 parts per 1000 -- not uncommon in German pieces of the era. This brooch was in my personal collection and was among the first pieces I bought when I focused on Art Deco jewelry. You can wear this petite brooch at the throat of a blouse or on the collar of a jacket to great effect. Scroll down to see Art Deco chrysoprase earrings that look lovely with this piece.
Marcasite and sterling silver German Art Deco bracelets don't get much better than this one! With its classic Art Deco buckle motif, this magnificent and hard-to-find piece has excellent articulation and loads of sparkle. This substantial bracelet is an outstanding example of 1930s German craftsmanship and a real knockout! This piece was part of my personal collection, and I am reluctantly offering it to a new owner. My Czech Art Deco crystal and marcasite earrings compliment rather than compete with this bracelet — scroll down to see them -- or wear it alone to make an unforgettable statement.
Faceted carnelian glass, onyx glass and marcasites are set in sterling silver panels in this 1930s Art Deco bracelet. It is an excellent example of high-quality German craftsmanship of the period. This bracelet, which has a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp with a safety catch, was part of my personal collection.
These faceted kite-shaped glass stones in sapphire blue and smoky grey are another example of the high-quality materials and imaginative combinations of shapes and colors in Schiaparelli jewelry. Here the shape of this 1950s brooch is mirrored in the shape of the stones, with round glass stones with an aurora borealis (AB) finish used as accents. The AB stones add an iridescence that changes with the light. The setting is rhodium-plated metal with a roll-over safety clasp. You can wear this gorgeous piece in a variety of positions -- the photos show it vertically, so it looks like a kite, horizontally and at a right angle. You decide which of these choices you prefer, or you may think of another!
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 gorgeous 1950s earrings have lapis art glass, pale blue and aurora borealis glass stones, and faux pearls. Notice the gold flecks in the lapis stones, which are present in genuine lapis lazuli. Though unsigned, these earrings feature the characteristics of Schreiner's work: high-quality art glass, elaborate settings, hook-and-eye construction and donut-hole clip-backs. These versatile earrings can be worn with casual, office and evening attire.
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!