This marcasite and sterling silver Art Deco necklace epitomizes the incredible style and craftsmanship of German costume jewelry of this era. Even the box that houses the tongue-in-groove clasp is a work of art. Although this necklace is signed, I cannot identify the maker. This necklace was in my personal collection. Scroll down to see earrings and a bracelet, both with marcasites, to wear with this lovely piece.
Each of these well-made earrings has a large, faceted open-back clear crystal set in silver-tone metal and embellished with clear crystals and marcasites. The bottom portion of these all-original screw-backs has lovely detail. This pair of 1920s Art Deco earrings is really unusual and very versatile. They look lovely with all of my crystal chicklet-style pieces as well as my Marcasite & Sterling German Art Deco Buckle Bracelet. Scroll down to see these pieces. Please note that these earrings can be modified for pierced ears.
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.
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.
Round and marquis-shaped aurora borealis (AB) diamanté reflect light and play with color in these 1950s pendant earrings by Christian Dior. Small turquoise glass beads form the perimeter in a complimentary shade of blue. The color you see in the diamanté centers is only the light dancing on the stones. These clip-back earrings are set in rhodium-plated base metal.
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.
This iconic glass-stone pineapple brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli was done in graduating tones of brown, from pale citrine to deep cognac. (She did the same piece in two other colors: shades of blue and shades of green, but I like this version best.) The leaves have touches of pink. The foil-backed stones are set in a Japanned base metal with a roll-over safety catch.