Rectangular, faceted onyx-glass and crystal stones with faceted onyx-glass triangles on the ends form this cut-out Art Deco bar brooch. The pattern creates a checkered effect. The stones are all open-back, and the workmanship is superb. This piece closes with a trombone clasp, which makes me think the brooch is European in origin. I think the setting is sterling silver, but the mark is unreadable. Scroll down to see Art Deco earrings and bracelets that coordinate beautifully with this brooch. Black-and-white never goes out of style!
This quintessential Art Deco line bracelet, by the renowned Wachenheimer Brothers (makers of Diamonbar pieces) has faceted square-cut onyx-glass stones set in sterling silver, with engraved edges and diamanté-studded clasps. This bracelet was made in two sections, with identical fold-over clasps in both places. Because of the type of clasp used, I know that this piece was made in the early 1930s, after the company stopped using their Diamonbar trademark and near the end of the their production. The last photo shows this bracelet along with two other line bracelets – scroll down to see their details as well as other onyx Art Deco pieces to wear with this lovely bracelet.
A faceted clear crystal ball hangs from a fine sterling silver chain in these dainty 1920s Art Deco earrings. The all-original screw-backs (which can be modified for pierced ears) have a framed glass stone at the earlobe. These stones appear to have darkened only because the attachment of the screw-back mechanisms does not allow the light to pass through the stones. These earrings go with everything! Scroll down to see a selection of necklaces and brooches to wear with this pair.
These stunning 1920s Art Deco earrings combine square-cut and round chicklet-stylecrystals in graduating sizes. They sparkle beautifully while they swing! The screw-backs are marked sterling, but I cannot say whether the metal that frames each stone is as well. These all-original screw-back earrings are beautifully made, nonetheless. Please note that these earrings can be modified for pierced ears. Scroll down to see several Art Deco pieces to wear with these earrings.
The drops of these unusual Art Deco black Bakelite (or other plastic from the 1920s) earrings are embellished with a silver painted design and inlaid diamanté. A sterling chain connects each drop to a diamanté-centered black bead designed to adorn the earlobe. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. Light-weight and easy to wear, these fun earrings work well for off-duty and business-casual wear. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco bracelets to wear with these earrings.
The delicate black-and-white-enamel-flower accents add style to these 1920s Art Deco pendant earrings with oval onyx-glass stones at the bottom and round ones designed to sit at the earlobe. These all original screw-back earrings, which are possibly Czech in origin, can be modified for pierced ears. Scroll down to see a necklace adorned with onyx glass and black-and-white enamel as well as other coordinating pieces for these versatile earrings.
This 1920s sterling silver line bracelet with onyx-glass stones and diamanté by Fishel, Nessler is an Art Deco classic. Each faceted, square-cut stone is set in its own box. This bracelet has a hidden, tongue-in-groove clasp with a safety catch. You can wear this bracelet with two other line bracelets, as shown in the last photo. I also have a sterling bar pin in black and white by the same maker. Scroll down to see it and other coordinating Art Deco pieces for this bracelet. Or wear it with more contemporary jewels.
Faceted crystal beads dangle from filigree settings in these 1920s Art Deco earrings. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These earrings coordinate well with any of my Art Deco necklaces with clear crystals only or with a combination of clear and colored crystals. Scroll down to see a selection of necklaces and brooches to wear with these earrings.
This three-row sterling silver line bracelet by Wachenheimer Brothers has two rows of onyx-glass stones flanking a single row of diamanté in the center. The bejeweled fold-over clasp, which joins a harp-shaped link at each end, was used by the makers in the early 1930s, when they were no longer using their Diamonbartrademark. This bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Please note the bracelet length (6 7/8") and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. Scroll down to see a great selection of Art Deco pieces to wear with this lovely bracelet.
Three faceted square-cut crystal chicklets dangle in these charming 1920s Art Deco earrings. The all-original screw-backs (which can be modified for pierced ears) each have a diamond-shaped crystal chicklet at the earlobe. The mountings and findings may be sterling silver, but only the screw-backs are marked. Because the dangling chicklets are separated by rings, these earrings have lots of movement and light reflection. These earrings look great with many of my Art Deco pieces – scroll down to see a selection.
Seven faceted oval onyx glass stones are set in sterling silver with sterling links in this lovely Art Deco bracelet. The stones are 1/4" high and have points in the center. The faceting and cut of the onyx glass gives this bracelet, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, an attractive shine. This piece, which is longer than most of its era, is possibly by George Fuller & Sons (based on the mark). I have several onyx Art Deco pieces that compliment this bracelet – scroll down to see them.
This stunning three-dimensional 1950s brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli features clusters of onyx crystal beads atop clear aurora borealis (AB) and onyx rhinestones. The AB navettes reflect spectacular colors and give this piece so much life, which is hard to capture in photos. The setting is silver-tone metal with a roll-over safety clasp. If red is your color, scroll down to see the same brooch in fiery red.
Ruby glass beads wired in a spiral are adorned with channels of diamanté and topped with a large ruby bead. Frank Hess designed a nearly identical dress clip for Miriam Haskell circa 1940, but with diamanté only on the front. This brooch has them on both sides and closes with a trombone clasp on a filigree back.
Turquoise glass beads decorate the flower layer on this 1950s pave-embellished openwork gold-tone furled leaf by Hattie Carnegie. The detail is superb, as one would expect from this maker. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
A bouquet of sterling silver flowers, stems, and leaves are tied in a bow and accented with collet-set pink tourmaline, pale sapphire and peridot glass stones. This brooch, with its roll-over safety clasp, is another example of the fine hand-made 1940s sterling silver pieces Hobé is known for. I particularly love the vertical orientation of this piece. Scroll down to see two of this maker's bracelets with a floral motif that coordinate well with this brooch.