Large diamanté in a gold-plated setting bordered by smaller diamanté with pearl and clear crystal bead dangles form this fun 1950s bracelet by Hattie Carnegie. It closes with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp with a safety chain. Another delightful confection with lots of movement from this imaginative maker. Scroll down to see one of her necklaces that looks great with this piece.
This gold mesh 1950s necklace with glass pearls and clear crystal beads is another of Hattie Carnegie's wonderful mesh creations. This one has diamanté accents, lots of great movement, and an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. Scroll down to see a Hattie Carnegie bracelet that compliments this necklace.
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.
This sterling silver and diamanté 1940s bracelet by Eisenberg features large oval and small round clear rhinestones, a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp and a safety chain. This substantial and well-articulated piece epitomizes the high-quality of its maker and the glamor of the period. Although some of the stones are yellowing a bit, this piece is still beautiful and very wearable. This bracelet was advertised in the May 15, 1947 issue of Vogue.
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.
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.