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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
A molded chrysoprase glass stone is surrounded by chrysoprase, onyx and lipstick red glass triangles, each set at a jaunty angle in this fun Art Deco brooch. This color combination was very popular in the 1920s-30s. The setting appears to be chrome or chromium-plated. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco pieces that would compliment this brooch, depending on which color you want to emphasize.
This sterling silver bracelet with floral basket links has a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp and safety chain. The intricate flowers have layers of petals, and the back clearly shows the detailed design and handcrafted workmanship Hobé is known for. You could wear this beautiful bracelet with any of my Hobé brooches with a floral motif – scroll down to see a selection.
This 1950s milk-glass-beaded triple-row wrap bracelet has round faux-mother-of-pearl plagues on each end decorated with brass filigree and flowers of tiny milk glass beads and diamanté. This lovely wire bracelet is probably from Japan, which produced a lot of very nice costume jewelry for export to the U.S. in the 1950s. This bracelet coordinates well with other milk-glass pieces from the same decade — scroll down to see them.
Panels of flowers and leaves joined with decorative links, all in sterling silver, form this 1940s bracelet. As in all of Hobé's work in this era, this piece was hand-made. It closes with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp. This bracelet is longer than most from this period. You could wear this beautiful piece with any of my Hobé brooches with a floral motif – scroll down to see a selection.
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.