Red and black enamel decorate this chrome 1930s German Machine Age bracelet attributed to JakobBengel. (His pieces were not signed.) The articulation is superb. This bracelet closes with a spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see one of his brickwork necklaces in the same color combination.
Although it's unsigned, this 1930s Mauerwerk (brickwork) necklace has been well documented as a piece by JakobBengel. It features red and black enamel on chrome with an attractive link chain and a spring-ring clasp. This Machine Age necklace is extremely flexible and can be worn on either side. This piece is from my personal collection. Scroll down to see a red and black enamel bracelet by the same maker as well as the same necklace in green and black.
Gilded sterling silver links with corded wire spirals hold collet-set faux aquamarines in this fabulous Art Deco bracelet by Fahrner. It is an excellent example of the type of filigree the maker is known for. This bracelet has a hidden tongue-in-grove clasp. I have a sterling Fahrner necklace that looks lovely with this bracelet – scroll down to see it.
Sparkling baguette and round diamanté form this elegant 1950s bracelet by Hattie Carnegie. It is much more lively and beautiful than the pictures show and certainly worthy of her signature. The rhodium-plated setting, substantial weight, and hidden tongue-in-groove clasp with safety chain speak to the quality of her pieces. This bracelet can be worn with diamanté earrings by another great maker of this era -- scroll down to see my Eisenberg earrings.
Domes of emerald glass framed in silver-tone metal and alternating onyx glass circles are connected with decorative links in this 1920s Art Deco classic bracelet. It closes with an older spring-ring clasp. The color combination and detail in the workmanship are divine. The clasp is marked sterling, but the entire bracelet may not be. Bracelets of this type were advertised extensively in wholesaler catalogs in the 1920s-1930s. You could wear this bracelet with several of my emerald Art Deco pieces -- scroll down to see them.
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.