"STERLING" inside a fish followed by the letter "L"
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.
Clear crystal beads separated by onyx glass beads and clear crystal disks form this classic 1920s-1930s Art Deco necklace. The clear beads are shaped like lanterns and are beautifully faceted to reflect light. This black-and-white look is always in style. The beads have recently been professionally re-strung on wire. This necklace closes with a silver-tone filigree tongue-in-groove clasp. I have Art Deco earrings and bracelets to wear with this necklace – scroll down to see a selection.
This excellent example of an Art Deco line bracelet, the forerunner of today's tennis bracelet, features square-cut diamanté channel set in rhodium-plated sterling silver with engraved edges and a diamanté-encrusted fold-over clasp. The excellent articulation speaks to the high-quality construction of the piece. Line bracelets (known as flexible bracelets in that era) were all the rage in the 1920s-1930s and were typically worn in multiples. You can see this bracelet paired with other line bracelets in the detailed images.
Onyx-glass hoops attached to emerald-green-enamel and diamanté-embellished panels of silver-tone metal form these lovely and versatile Art Deco earrings. These all-original earrings with lever-backs for pierced ears have additional diamanté designed to adorn the earlobe. The lever-backs are unmarked, so I don't know if they are sterling silver. These earrings are probably European in origin. Though Art Deco in style, something about these earrings make me think they may be from a later Revival era. Nevertheless, they are beautiful! 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 Fishel, Nessler sterling silver bar brooch has the black and white color combination and geometric motif that are characteristics of the Art Deco style. This timeless piece closes with a simple C-clasp. I have a sterling line bracelet by the same maker with the same colors. Scroll down to see it and other Art Deco bracelets to wear with this brooch.
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.
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 Art Deco necklace features oval molded onyx-glass plaques with a flower-and-leaf design, alternating with black-and-white-enameled links with the same motif. The style of the chain link makes me think this piece is German in origin. A classic color combination and a classic design! Scroll down to see earrings and bracelets that coordinate well with this piece.
This Art Deco necklace features faceted, opaque chrysoprase, onyx and ruby glass disks and rhinestone rondelles. The components are strung on metal chain. The necklace closes with a screw-in clasp formed by two of the disks. Based on the construction of this piece, I think it is European in origin. As often happens with necklaces like this one, the chain has stretched. If you don't need the full 15" length and the extra chain bothers you, you could get it cut by an expert jeweler. This colorful and versatile necklace can be worn with many of my other Art Deco pieces, depending on which color you wish to emphasize — scroll down to see a selection. Or wear your real or faux diamond studs to complete the look.
This diamanté and sterling silver Art Deco line bracelet by Dorsons takes the line bracelet design one step further. Square-cut diamanté channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver are enhanced with two squares of baguettes. This well-made bracelet with excellent articulation has a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp. Pieces with all clear rhinestones are really hard to photograph, and this one is no exception. All stones are clear and bright, and the overall effect is much brighter than my photos.
Large glass pearls rise from circles of diamanté set in sterling silver in this gorgeous late-1940s Eisenberg bracelet. The design is similar to the maker's Cornucopia brooch and earrings but on a larger scale. The substantial weight and quality make this bracelet another statement piece! You can wear it with my Diamanté & Sterling Sunburst Post-war Earrings, also by Eisenberg, which are similar in design. Scroll down to see them.
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 square-cut aquamarine glass stones are channel set in rhodium-plated sterling silver links with engraved edges, forming an excellent example of an Art Deco line bracelet of the 1920s-1930s. Usually worn in multiples, these bracelets were the forerunners of today's tennis bracelets but were called flexible bracelets in their era. This one has substantial weight and width, as well as excellent construction and articulation. The hidden tongue-in-groove clasp has a safety catch. This bracelet is signed, but I cannot identify the maker. You can wear this lovely piece with an early Miriam Haskell brooch with aquamarine beads -- scroll down to see it.