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    Hattie Carnegie brooch with colorful stones
    Hattie Carnegie double clip brooch
    USD$425.00

    Emerald, Ruby, Pearl & Diamanté 1950s Double Clip Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

    This Hattie Carnegie brooch is a bold and beautiful 1950s piece. It features large, cabochon-cut, pear-shaped emerald-glass stones surrounded by round, cabochon-cut emerald- and ruby-glass stones, faux pearls, and diamanté. The setting is gold-tone metal. This piece can be worn as a brooch (at different angles, as shown) or as two separate dress clips. The photos show a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a necklace. I've included two examples from my own jewelry box (which are not for sale), for illustration purposes. You may have better ideas. The photos also show how the piece comes apart. Because one of the large emerald stones has lost one of its claws, my expert jeweler strongly advises you to pull the clips apart by grasping the pearl edges. He cleaned and re-glued the affected stone, so it is now secure. What an exceptional and versatile piece!
    USD$425.00
    USD$425.00
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    USD$295.00

    Emerald, Sapphire & Golden Topaz 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Hattie Carnegie

    Layers of emerald, sapphire and golden topaz glass stones are combined with black metal flower petals in this 1950s brooch and earrings set by Hattie Carnegie. Some of the stones appear teal in color, depending on the light. This set is a fine example of her imaginative color combinations, favored floral motifs, and complexity of design. What a knock-out! The settings are japanned metal, and the brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. When worn, the ear clips face each other and beautifully frame your face. The last photo shows how fantastic this brooch looks on a dress sash. Although the brooch has a ring designed to allow the piece to be worn as a pendant, my expert jeweler advises that the ring is not sturdy and cannot be replaced without damaging the back of the brooch. I don't see this point as a problem – I'm just mentioning it in the interest of full disclosure.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    USD$225.00

    Frosted Blue Bead & Rondelle French Art Deco Necklace

    Frosted blue glass beads with rhinestone rondelles and metal disks strung on chain comprise this elegant and versatile French Art Deco necklace. It closes with a "bee hive" screw-in clasp.  The look is classic and elegant. I have another necklace with the same design and components except for the rondelles — scroll down to see it.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
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    USD$325.00

    Gemstone & Crystal Bead French 1950s Necklace

    This lovely 1950s French necklace intertwines clusters of ruby, sapphire and emerald poured-glass beads with clear and bi-color crystals, and diamanté accents. The center section is very three-dimensional. This necklace has an adjustable hook-and-tail closure and is in the style of French designers. With this necklace, you can wear crystal earrings in any of the gemstone colors -- scroll down to see a selection.  
    USD$325.00
    USD$325.00
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    USD$175.00

    Gemstone & Diamanté 1950s Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

    Emerald, sapphire, amethyst, pink quartz and golden topaz poured-glass stones are embellished with accents of trios of diamanté in these 1950s earrings by Hattie Carnegie. The oval-shaped stones are open back. The setting is gold-tone with clip-backs. The range of colors makes these earrings very versatile and timeless.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
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    Hattie Carnegie bracelet in rich colors with faux pearls
    1950s Hattie Carnegie bracelet in warm hues
    USD$295.00

    Gemstone & Pearl 1950s Hattie Carnegie Bracelet

    This Hattie Carnegie bracelet has faceted round, navette, and pear-shaped glass stones in shades of emerald and citrine, interspersed with ruby cabochons and tiny faux pearls. The gold-tone setting of this 1950s beauty closes with a concealed clasp with safety chain. The rich colors and one-inch width create a real statement piece that is also versatile to wear. These hues are perfect for a woman who looks best in warm colors. Please note that this bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Be sure to measure yours and note the bracelet’s dimensions (6 3/4″ length) before purchasing. Elegance and quality not easily found!
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    USD$185.00

    Gemstone Flower & Vermeil Sterling Bow 1940s Brooch by Coro

    A gold-plated, sterling silver tied ribbon forms the foundation of this 1940s Retro Modern brooch. On top of the bow are three stems  of flowers with petals of faceted ruby, emerald, and citrine glass navettes dotted with diamanté. The largest flower has a faceted amethyst-glass center. A leaf at the top completes the bouquet. This colorful, complex piece was designed by Adolph Katz for Coro's high-end line. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The variety of stones makes this brooch extremely versatile. Note that bright areas on the piece are only camera reflections.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
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    Jewel flower corsage bracelet w/gold double snake chain
    Bracelet front
    USD$345.00

    Gemstone Flower Corsage Bracelet in Vermeil Sterling

    This flower corsage bracelet is a 1940s Coro creation in gold-plated sterling silver. The flower is adorned with ruby- and aquamarine-glass stones along with a diamanté center. Two larger diamantés are at each end. The double snake chain attaches to the corsage with pavé links. Scroll down to see two brooch/pendants and a larger brooch in the same design by Adolph Katz. All are perfect jewels for those who love Retro Modern design.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
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    USD$175.00

    Gold & Diamanté Flower 1950s Bracelet & Brooch Set by Pennino

    Layered, textured gold-tone petals form flowers with diamanté centers in this 1950s set by Pennino. The bracelet links are joined by textured gold-tone disks. The brooch has a roll-over clasp; the bracelet has a fold-over clasp. The maker's high-quality design and construction are evident here. Textured metal was a popular motif in 1950s jewelry.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
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    2-strand chain necklace
    Full view of Forstner snake chain necklace
    USD$195.00

    Gold 2-strand Snake Chain Necklace by Forstner

    This two-strand, gold-filled chain necklace is the epitome of mid- to late-1940s style. At that time, snake chains were made into necklaces, bracelets, key chains, brooches, and watchbands. Forstner made theirs in rhodium-plated sterling silver, gold-filled, and 10k and 14k gold. Different versions were advertised in Vogue from 1946-1948. An ad for a three-strand necklace like this one was in the November 15, 1948 issue. Scroll down to see a complementary bracelet by this maker.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    1940s buckle bracelet by Kreisler in gold with rubies and diamanté
    940s buckle bracelet by Kreisler with basket-weave pattern
    USD$195.00

    Gold Basketweave 1940s Buckle Bracelet by Kreisler

    This 1940s bracelet by Kreisler features the flexible gold-tone links and tasseled end that were very popular Retro Modern design elements. The company referred to the pattern of these woven links as basket-weave and designed several bracelets, necklaces, and brooches with this link pattern. A decorative buckle adorned with diamanté and ruby-glass stones adds elegance to the design of this bracelet. The matching necklace and brooch were advertised in the March 15, 1946 issue of Vogue. Although this bracelet is no longer available, scroll down to see a similar piece you might like.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Vintage gold bracelet with diamante buckle
    Gold-filled Retro Modern bracelet by Dorsons
    USD$225.00

    Gold Brickwork Link Bracelet with Diamanté Buckle

    This gold bracelet of flexible links in the brickwork pattern is adorned with a pavé fixed-buckle. This elegant Retro Modern piece by Dorsons has a fold-over clasp. Gold-tone costume jewelry of the 1940s with intact finishes is really hard to find. This piece is well preserved because it is gold-filled, rather than just plated. A Dorson’s ad in Vogue for other designs made with the same materials said their stones were hand-set. Please note that dark areas in the photos are reflections of the camera.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
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    Gold calla lily pin with diamante
    Close-up view of round diamante & baguette accents
    USD$150.00

    Gold Calla Lily & Diamanté 1940s Brooch by Mazer Bros.

    This gold calla lily pin, made by Mazer Bros. in the late-1940s to early-1950s, is really elegant. It features a graceful design executed in gold-plated fretwork embellished with baguettes and round diamanté. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. A lovely accessory for the shoulder of a dress or a jacket lapel. Wear it with faux or real diamond studs and a gold bangle. Although this item is unavailable, you may like one of these calla lily brooches – scroll down to see them.
    USD$150.00
    USD$150.00
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    USD$325.00

    Gold Disk & Diamanté 1950s Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

    This Hattie Carnegie necklace of textured gold-plated disks topped with diamanté is as stylish today as it was in the early 1950s, when it was created. This necklace has a braided chain with an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. You can wear it to the office and out for a special evening. This piece will definitely get you noticed!
    USD$325.00
    USD$325.00
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    Vintage gold bracelet by Forstner
    Forstner 1940s gold flexible bracelet
    USD$225.00

    Gold Flexible Bracelet by Forstner

    This flexible gold-filled bracelet is chic and sleek. From the 1940s, this piece by Forstner is the epitome of Retro Modern style. This bracelet can be worn anywhere and with everything! Forstner was known for their flexible bracelets and necklaces, which were also made in solid gold. Please note that dark areas in the photos are reflections of the camera – this piece is in excellent condition. (Gold-filled pieces are of higher quality than gold-plated ones.) This bracelet was advertised in the April 15, 1946 issue of Vogue. Scroll down to see a variation of this style bracelet and a snake-chain necklace by the same maker, as well as a sterling flexible necklace by Walter Lampl. Read about this style in one of my ‘Jewelry in the Movies’ blog posts.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
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    USD$245.00

    Gold Mesh & Diamanté 1950s Cuff by Hattie Carnegie

    This 1950s gold mesh cuff adorned with square-cut diamanté is one of several of Hattie Carnegie's designs in gold mesh. A classic and elegant piece, this bracelet coordinates well with this maker's gold-plated necklaces and with a pair of Elsa Schiaparelli earrings – scroll down to see these pieces. Postscript: A bride bought this necklace and the Schiaparelli earrings to wear on her wedding day!  
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
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    USD$165.00

    Gold Scroll & Pavé 1950s Earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli

    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.
    USD$165.00
    USD$165.00
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    USD$535.00

    Golden Topaz & Art Glass 1950s Bracelet by Hattie Carnegie

    The dazzling rhinestones and art glass in shades of tan, golden topaz and charcoal make this 1950s Hattie Carnegie bracelet extraordinary. It has been described as "one of the more ornately made of the Carnegie designs" (Georgiana McCall). It's definitely another statement piece! The setting is gold-tone with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp and safety chain. Wear this versatile piece of many colors with clothes shades of the same hues.
    USD$535.00
    USD$535.00
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    USD$150.00

    Golden Topaz & Citrine 1950s ‘Empire’ Necklace by Adolph Katz for Coro

    This 1950s necklace of intertwining vines of golden topaz and citrine rhinestones with dangling teardrop citrine stones was named Empire by Coro and designed by Adolph Katz. It was one of the pieces featured in a 1954 Life ad with the slogan: "the gift that always wins her heart…Coro Jewelry".  The gold-tone flexible snake chain has an adjustable hook-and-tail closure embellished with a citrine glass teardrop. This piece was part of Coro's high-end Corocraft line.
    USD$150.00
    USD$150.00
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    USD$275.00

    Golden Topaz & Sterling Art Deco Bangle with Buckle

    Though unsigned by the maker, this remarkable bangle has the same engraving, clasp and pierced back of the Diamonbar bangles produced by Wachenheimer Brothers in the mid-1920s. This bangle features square-cut golden-topaz-glass stones channel-set in sterling silver and adorned with a diamanté buckle. The pierced back allows light to enhance this unusual color. This bracelet has a built-in safety clasp, which the company called a secret lock. This feature is illustrated on a page from a 1926 wholesaler's catalog, which is shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see Art Deco pieces that coordinate well with this bracelet.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
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    Elsa Schiaparelli Golden Topaz and Citrine 1950s Bracelet
    USD$225.00

    Golden Topaz, Citrine & Gold 1950s Bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli

    Faceted oval golden topaz glass stones are prong set in swirls of gold-tone metal with citrine glass accents in this graceful 1950s bracelet by Schiaparelli. Looking down at the stones, you can see a variation of her characteristic dentelle – a type of faceting of glass stones that forms an eight-pointed star design (see the third image). This elegant and very wearable bracelet has a fold-over clasp with a safety chain.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
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    USD$395.00

    Green & Black Enamel Brickwork 1930s Necklace by Jakob Bengel

    Although it's unsigned, this 1930s Mauerwerk (brickwork) necklace has been well-documented as a Jakob Bengel creation. This necklace features green and black enamel on chrome, with an attractive link chain and a spring-ring clasp. This German Machine Age piece is extremely flexible and can be worn on either side. Although this necklace has been sold, the same design in red and black enamel is still available – scroll down to see it.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
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    USD$275.00

    Green & Frosted Glass Bead 1950s French Necklace

    This 1950s French necklace has emerald-green, frosted and clear poured-glass beads wired to gold-tone cable with diamanté accents. These elements create a light and airy look to this garland-like piece. It has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
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    USD$395.00

    Green Bead Czech Chandelier Earrings

    These fabulous Czech Art Deco chandelier earrings are fashioned from green-glass beads with white striations, brass chains, and diamanté-embellished brass ornaments. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver posts for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. I bought these long earrings for my personal collection. To my astonishment, the beads match the green in the 2-strand necklace by Louis Rousselet – scroll down to see it. The two look great together!
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00