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.
These onyx, marcasite and sterling silver Art Deco pendant earrings are part of a line the maker called Wachenheimer Real Stone Jewelry. They feature a faceted, onyx (or glass?) stone set with a top border of marcasites and suspended from a marcasite-encrusted sterling slim bar. A square-cut, prong-set onyx stone sits at the earlobe. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. By the late 1920s, the company had moved away from their Diamonbarsterling and crystal flexible bracelets and bangles to this line, but the maker's high-quality is still present in these lovely earrings. Scroll down to see a selection of onyx Art Deco pieces to wear with these versatile earrings.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Deep red glass beads, Russian-gold filigree beads and end caps, rhinestone rondelles, and a box clasp with rose montées comprise this opera-length 1950s classic by Miriam Haskell. This piece never goes out of style!
Gold-plated fretwork embellished with baguette-shaped diamanté form the center of this lovely 1950s snake chain necklace by Coro. A pear-shaped diamanté adorns the tail of the hook closure. This piece is another great example of the work Adolph Katz produced for Corocraft, Coro's high-end line. What's interesting is that this piece appears in an October 1, 1953 Vogue ad with the following copy: "excitingly beautiful as Paris by night ... Vendome by Coro". (Vendome later became another one of the company's high-end lines.)
This classic and well-made 1920s-1930s Art Deco chicklet necklace features square-cut faceted citrine glass stones set in sterling silver frames with a spring-ring clasp. I have citrine earrings and bracelets that look great with the shade of citrine in this necklace – scroll down to take a look.
This 1950s necklace of intertwining vines of golden topaz and citrine rhinestones with dangling teardrop citrine stones was named Empire by Coro and designed by Adolph Katz. It was one of the pieces featured in a 1954 Life ad with the slogan: "the gift that always wins her heart…Coro Jewelry". The gold-tone flexible snake chain has an adjustable hook-and-tail closure embellished with a citrine glass teardrop. This piece was part of Coro's high-end Corocraft line.