Excellent (minor darkening on chain back in a few places)
This brass Art Deco bookchain necklace has dangling brass-capped opaline beads. The five in the center are double beads with filigree caps. This unusual necklace closes with an older spring-ring clasp. This piece is probably European in origin.
Large emerald-art-glass-swirled nuggets with Russian-gold end-caps are separated by round and melon-shaped emerald-glass beads, rhinestone rondelles and small bead spacers in this classic necklace by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell. This opera-length beauty closes with a box clasp topped with rose montées. This necklace is versatile and timeless!
These 1950s clip-back earrings with pavé centers encircled in gold-plated scrolls by Elsa Schiaparelli are just right for a tailored yet elegant look for daytime or evening attire. You can wear them with gold and diamanté pieces created in the 1950s by Hattie Carnegie – scroll down to see a selection. Also a great option for a bridal, mother-of-the-bride or any special occasion. Postscript: a bride bought these earrings and a Hattie Carnegie cuff to compliment her wedding gown.
This iconic glass-stone pineapple brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli was done in graduating tones of brown, from pale citrine to deep cognac. (She did the same piece in two other colors: shades of blue and shades of green, but I like this version best.) The leaves have touches of pink. The foil-backed stones are set in a Japanned base metal with a roll-over safety catch.
Round and marquis-shaped aurora borealis (AB) diamanté reflect light and play with color in these 1950s pendant earrings by Christian Dior. Small turquoise glass beads form the perimeter in a complimentary shade of blue. The color you see in the diamanté centers is only the light dancing on the stones. These clip-back earrings are set in rhodium-plated base metal.