Single and clusters of blown-ruby-glass beads separated by crystal disks form this lovely Art Deco necklace. It closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. Reds are hard to match, so consider wearing any of my crystal bead Art Deco earrings with this necklace. Scroll down to see a selection.
Faceted crystal beads dangle from filigree settings in these 1920s Art Deco earrings. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These earrings coordinate well with any of my Art Deco necklaces with clear crystals only or with a combination of clear and colored crystals. Scroll down to see a selection of necklaces and brooches to wear with these earrings.
A faceted clear crystal ball hangs from a fine sterling silver chain in these dainty 1920s Art Deco earrings. The all-original screw-backs (which can be modified for pierced ears) have a framed glass stone at the earlobe. These stones appear to have darkened only because the attachment of the screw-back mechanisms does not allow the light to pass through the stones. These earrings go with everything! Scroll down to see a selection of necklaces and brooches to wear with this pair.
This blue and green glass bead 1950s necklace is another example of Hattie Carnegie's extraordinary flare with beads. Here most beads are bi-color. The shapes and sizes vary, and the predominant colors are interspersed with white and clear beads and clear crystal spacers. This necklace has substantial weight and an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp.
Although it's unsigned, this 1930s Mauerwerk(brickwork) necklace has been well-documented as a JakobBengel piece. It features green and black enamel on chrome with an attractive link chain and a spring-ring clasp. This German Machine Age necklace is extremely flexible and can be worn on either side. Scroll down to see the same necklace in red and black.
The combination of sapphire glass stones with blue and white enameled chevrons make this chrome 1930s Art Deco necklace extraordinary. It closes with a spring-ring clasp. All of the enamel is present and in great shape. Any blank spaces are simply the glare from the lights needed for the photos. This necklace looks lovely with the sapphire Art Deco pieces shown below — scroll down to take a look.
Gold-plated fretwork embellished with baguette-shaped diamanté form the center of this lovely 1950s snake chain necklace by Coro. A pear-shaped diamanté adorns the tail of the hook closure. This piece is another great example of the work Adolph Katz produced for Corocraft, Coro's high-end line. What's interesting is that this piece appears in an October 1, 1953 Vogue ad with the following copy: "excitingly beautiful as Paris by night ... Vendome by Coro". (Vendome later became another one of the company's high-end lines.)