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.
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.
Polished disks of onyx and chrysoprase glass form this Art Deco necklace. The center beads are thicker, faceted, and graduated in size. This vibrant piece, in a striking color combination, closes with an older tongue-in-groove clasp that looks like a narrow tube when closed. You could emphasize either color by wearing either chrysoprase or onyx Art Deco pieces with this necklace – scroll down to see a selection. This necklace has so many possibilities!
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 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 classy Hattie Carnegie 1950s earrings each feature a brown topaz rhinestone that dangles from a cluster of brown topaz beads with citrine accents. The gold-tone setting is richly textured. These earrings are clip-backs.
These 1950s diamanté earrings are definitely "top-of-the-line Alice Caviness jewelry!" (Julia Carroll). They feature large octagonal clear rhinestones with clear crystal beads and diamanté-studded beads attached to a filigree disk. The position of the large stones and their faceting maximize the flash the earrings produce. They are so flashy though that they're difficult to photograph — the yellow that appears along the edges of some of the stones is only a reflection. The silver-tone settings have clip-backs, which, unfortunately, are too short to sustain the weight of the large bottom stone in each earring. A clever buyer could remove that stone and attach smaller stones and/or crystal beads to the filigree back, and make these earrings more wearable.
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.
A double silver-tone chain connects a faceted, rich ruby-glass three-dimensional stone to a prong-set square-cut small ruby glass stone in these lively and extra-long Art Deco earrings. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Ruby Art Deco pendant earrings are a jewelry wardrobe essential!