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1920s Jewelry

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This unique selection of 1920s jewelry includes long earrings, long and short necklaces, narrow bracelets, and brooches. Originally designed for the flapper, these jewels are equally stylish today. Many 1920s costume pieces were made from materials such as white metals, clear and colored glass stones and beads, faux pearls, diamanté, and marcasites, in imitation of fine jewelry. Filigree pieces in white and gilt metal were also popular. Colorful early plastics (Celluloid, Bakelite, and Galalith) were fashioned into novelty pieces at this time. Jewelry in the Art Deco style made its debut in the 1920s.

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  • Diamonbar bracelet of diamanté set in sterling
    Diamonbar Art Deco bracelet
    USD$345.00

    Diamanté & Sterling Diamonbar Bracelet

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    This Diamonbar bracelet has faceted, square-cut diamanté in a sterling silver box setting. Its excellent articulation makes this bracelet an Art Deco classic. Made in the 1920s, this piece closes with a concealed clasp and figure-8 safety catch. This stunning bracelet was made for a slim wrist, so please note the bracelet length (6 5/8") and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. It can be worn alone or with line bracelets with colored stones – scroll down to see a selection of beautiful companions. This bracelet walked the runway at a recent fashion show. The model wore it with a bridal gown and exquisite flower earrings by Dior.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • 1920s brooch with emerald-glass & crystal stones in sterling filigree
    Center stone in 1920s Ostby & Barton brooch
    USD$295.00

    Emerald, Crystal & Sterling Filigree Brooch by Ostby & Barton

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    This 1920s brooch has a large, faceted, cushion-cut emerald-glass stone in the center, with a pair of faceted, triangular emerald-glass and crystal stones at each end. The settings are sterling silver mounted atop a filigree base. This classy and classic Art Deco piece is by Ostby & Barton, a company well-regarded today for their work in precious metals and precious/semi-precious stones. The high-level of their craftsmanship shows in this piece, which closes with a roll-over clasp. Think outside the box and wear this jewel as a pendant on a chain. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco jewels to wear with this beautiful bar brooch.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage silver filigree bracelet with emerald & diamante
    Classic 1920s sterling filigree bracelet
    USD$395.00

    Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling Filigree Bracelet

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    This vintage silver filigree bracelet has sterling links. Seven of the center ones are adorned with alternating emerald-glass stones and diamantés. The construction of and clasp on this 1920s classic are the same as those of filigree bracelets fashioned from precious metals in that decade. Scroll down to see additional Art Deco pieces to wear with this beautiful jewel.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Vintage double strand necklace w/textured oval glass beads
    Glass bead 2-strand necklace
    USD$245.00

    Glass Bead 2-Strand Necklace

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    This vintage double strand necklace has textured oval-glass beads with small round bead spacers. The box clasp on this elegant 1920s piece is topped with sterling silver filigree set with a faceted glass stone. You can wear the necklace with the clasp in front, on the side, or in the back. A lovely jewel that goes with everything! It has just been restrung by my expert jeweler. Scroll down to see complementary Art Deco earrings. Or wear your diamond studs to accompany the clasp.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Glass choker necklace with pearls
    Glass plaques alternating with pearls
    USD$245.00

    Glass Plaque & Pearl Choker

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    This glass choker necklace is a delicate 1920s Art Deco design. It has trapezoid-shaped plaques of glass molded in a step-pattern and set in rhodium-plated frames. They alternate with barrel-shaped, cream-colored faux pearls. This elegant jewel, which closes with a barrel clasp, goes with just about everything! This choker was made for a slim neck, but the clasp can be replaced with a spring-ring style and chain extender. Upon close inspection with a loupe, I see minor blemishes on two pearls that do not diminish the beauty of this piece.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Glass teardrop earrings with diamantes set in sterling
    Long 1920s earrings with faceted glass pendants
    USD$345.00

    Glass Teardrop Earrings with Diamantés in Sterling

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    If you’re looking for glamour, these teardrop earrings are for you! They feature bead-set diamantés in round and baguette shapes leading to a large, faceted glass drop. These all-original screw-back earrings, which were in my personal collection, can be modified for pierced ears. A few tiny nicks on the teardrops can be seen only with a jeweler's loupe. Wear these long and luxurious pendants and you’re guaranteed to be noticed! Scroll down to see a lovely selection of coordinating bracelets.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
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    Whiting & Davis mesh bag
    Close-up of muted colors
    USD$150.00

    Gold-tone Metal Mesh Bag by Whiting & Davis

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    This Whiting & Davis mesh bag was made from interwoven metal in the 1920s. It has a muted geometric design in red, blue and green on a background of pale gold. At the bottom, the plain border suggests fringe. The frame is gold-tone, with decorative engraving, a chain handle, and unusual clasp. The condition is very good for the age of this piece. I’ve detected one small hole on the side. In addition, if the bottom of the frame was meant to be attached to the mesh, it isn't any longer. Because of the nature of the construction, I would suggest lining the bag with a handkerchief and carrying only lightweight essentials. Still a pretty treasure from the Roaring '20s!
    USD$150.00
    USD$150.00
  • 1920s drop earrings with golden-topaz accents in silver-tone
    Silver-tone & golden topaz 1920s screw-back earrings
    USD$295.00

    Golden Topaz & Silver 1920s Pendant Earrings

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    These 1920s drop earrings are fun and unusual but hard to describe. The pendant is a ball composed of a faceted, golden-topaz-glass disk sandwiched between two shiny, silver-tone domes. A golden-topaz glass stone sits at the ear lobe, and a small bead is at the center of the paper-clip chain. These all-original, long earrings have screw-backs, which can be modified for pierced ears. Wear them with off-duty and business-casual attire. Scroll down to see a bracelet and necklace to wear with these jewels.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Art Deco bar pin with golden topaz in sterling
    Close-up view of faceted channel-set stones
    USD$195.00

    Golden Topaz & Sterling Art Deco Bar Pin

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    This Art Deco bar pin is made in the same way as the imitation-gemstone bangle bracelets of the era. The faceted, square-cut golden-topaz (or citrine) glass stones are channel-set in sterling silver with engraved edges. This piece, which closes with a roll-over safety clasp, never goes out of style! Scroll down to see a matching Diamonbar bracelet. Both are a lovely caramel hue that is perfect for those who look best in warm colors.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Topaz bracelet by Wachenheimer Bros.
    Vintage topaz bracelet
    USD$345.00

    Golden Topaz & Sterling Diamonbar Bracelet

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    This topaz bracelet has faceted, square-cut golden-glass stones channel-set in sterling silver. It closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain. At 7 1/2" by 3/8", this Diamonbar jewel is longer and wider than most made in this style in the 1920s. Though the patent number is not marked on the piece, its construction is in accordance with patent #1,344,365, which was issued to Harry Wachenheimer in 1920. You can see the utility patent here, the second one shown below the maker's name. This piece was part of my personal collection and is the perfect adornment for a woman who likes to wear warm colors. A simple, lovely jeweled accessory for day or evening. Scroll down to see a matching brooch.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Art Deco chandelier earrings w/jade glass beads
    Jade bead Art Deco earrings
    USD$395.00

    Jade Bead Art Deco Chandelier Earrings

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    These Art Deco chandelier earrings feature a circle of mottled, pale jade-glass beads suspended from a triangle of silver-tone chain dotted with additional beads. A single bead pendant hangs within each circle, and a matching larger disk is set where it will adorn the earlobe. Lavishly-long (3-inch), this pair is possibly Czech in origin. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. Lots of movement; fun to wear!
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Vintage jade earrings with dangling beads
    Art Deco jade dangling earrings
    USD$295.00

    Jade Bead Dangling Earrings

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    These vintage jade earrings from the 1920s are fashioned from small jade-glass beads that hang from five brass chains. They are suspended from a domed larger jade-glass button designed to fall at the earlobe. Lots of movement here! These all-original Art Deco earrings have screw-backs, which can be modified for pierced ears.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Lapis and silver pyramid necklace
    Art Deco necklace with molded sugar-loaf stones
    USD$295.00

    Lapis & Silver Pyramid Necklace

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    This lapis and silver pyramid necklace has molded sugar-loaf glass stones set in silver-tone frames alternating with silver-tone triangular plaques. This motif illustrates the world's fascination with all things Egyptian in the 1920s. This necklace, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, was in my personal collection.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage lapis necklace by Louis Rousselet
    Art Deco necklace with lapis & ivory Galalith beads
    USD$495.00

    Lapis & Ivory Galalith Bead Necklace by Louis Rousselet

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    This vintage lapis necklace is another example of Louis Rousselet’s "puzzle" designs. The mottled-blue-glass beads and spacers are interspersed with interlocking ivory and lapis Galalith barrel-shaped beads, all strung on chain. This French Art Deco jewel closes with a barrel clasp. Several examples of necklaces with these unique beads can be seen in Ginger Moro's European Designer Jewelry. This gorgeous piece was part of my personal collection. I guarantee you’ll love wearing it.
    USD$495.00
    USD$495.00
  • Red glass drop earrings with diamanté
    Lipstick-red & diamante 1920s earrings
    USD$295.00

    Lipstick-Red Glass Drop Earrings with Diamantés

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    These red glass drop earrings are most likely European in origin. The lipstick-red marquise-shaped stones are set in white metal with diamanté accents. These all-original earrings have ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears and are constructed of an unknown metal. Wear this fun pair to off-duty activities and on casual-business-attire days for a change of pace.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Onyx & chrysoprase bead necklace
    Full view of onyx & chrysoprase Art Deco necklace
    USD$275.00

    Onyx & Chrysoprase Bead Necklace

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    This chrysoprase bead necklace with polished green-glass disks in the front half has onyx-glass disks in the back. The focal point is formed with black-glass beads that are thicker, faceted and graduated in size. This vibrant Art Deco piece, in a striking color combination, closes with an older concealed clasp that looks like a narrow tube. You could emphasize either color by wearing chrysoprase or onyx Art Deco earrings and/or bracelets – scroll down to see a selection. This necklace has so many possibilities!
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Art Deco bar brooch with onyx & crystal
    Close-up view of stones & cut-outs
    USD$295.00

    Onyx & Crystal Art Deco Bar Brooch

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    This Art Deco bar brooch is formed from faceted, rectangular onyx-glass and crystal stones. Each end has a faceted, onyx-glass triangle. The silver-tone metal setting has cut-outs, creating a checkered pattern with the stones. They are all open-back, and the workmanship is superb. The trombone clasp and unusual design tell me this brooch is European in origin. I think the setting is sterling silver, but the mark is unreadable. Scroll down to see Art Deco earrings and bracelets that coordinate beautifully with this jewel. Black-and-white, so popular in the Twenties, never goes out of style!
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Black onyx drop earrings with enamel accents
    1920s onyx & enamel Czech earrings
    USD$275.00

    Onyx & Enamel 1920s Drop Earrings

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    These black onyx drop earrings are probably Czech in origin. A delicate black-and-white-enamel-flower on a silver-tone filigree triangle connects the large, oval pendant to the faceted round stone at the earlobe. These elegant all original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating pieces for this versatile and unique pair.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • 1920s onyx and silver bracelet
    Onyx and sterling link bracelet
    USD$295.00

    Onyx & Sterling Link Bracelet

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    This onyx and silver bracelet has seven faceted, oval glass stones prong-set and mounted on oval frames joined with links. The stones are 1/4″ high and have points in the center. The setting is sterling silver with a spring-ring clasp. This well-made Art Deco piece, which is longer than most of its era, is signed. However, I can’t determine the maker’s name. Scroll down to see several onyx pieces that complement this jewel.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Art Deco swag necklace with onyx, diamante & filigree
    Front of Art Deco swag necklace
    USD$185.00

    Onyx, Diamanté & Filigree Art Deco Swag Necklace

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    This Art Deco swag necklace features an octagon-shaped onyx-glass stone in the center of the lower strand. On either side is a faceted, diamond-shaped diamanté, with a third in the center of the upper strand. Decorative filigree links in two patterns separate the stones. Even the surface of the chain links is textured. This delicate, chromium-plated necklace from the 1920s closes with a press-back filigree clasp. Even though one diamanté is slightly yellowed (much less so than the photos suggest), these stones have retained lots of sparkle.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
  • Black onyx bracelet with diamanté accents in sterling
    Full view of bracelet
    USD$195.00

    Onyx, Diamanté & Sterling Bracelet by Fishel, Nessler

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    This black onyx bracelet with diamanté accents is an Art Deco classic. Each faceted, square-cut stone is set in its own sterling silver box. This early line bracelet (called a flexible bracelet in its day) has a concealed clasp with a safety catch. You can wear this piece alone or with two other vintage bracelets, as shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see a sterling bar pin in black and white by the same maker as well as other coordinating Art Deco pieces. Or wear this bracelet with more contemporary jewels.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Black and white Deco brooch by Fishel, Nessler
    Close-up view, showing bead-set stones
    USD$295.00

    Onyx, Diamanté & Sterling Bar Brooch by Fishel, Nessler

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    This black and white Deco brooch has the popular color combination and geometric motif that were the epitome of style in the 1920s. This timeless sterling silver jewel by Fishel, Nessler closes with a simple C-clasp. In addition to the maker's mark, the back of the piece references a patent issued to the company on April 4, 1908, for an improved method of bead-setting stones. Scroll down to see a sterling line bracelet by the same maker with the same colors as well as other Art Deco bracelets to wear with this jewel.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Black onyx dangle earrings with marcasites in sterling
    Onyx, marcasite & sterling Wachenheimer Bros. earrings
    USD$295.00

    Onyx, Marcasite & Sterling Earrings by Wachenheimer Bros.

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    These black onyx dangle earrings in sterling silver are part of the maker's Wachenheimer Real Stone Jewelry line, launched in the late-1920s. They feature a faceted, square stone set with a top border of marcasites and suspended from a marcasite-encrusted slim sterling bar. A square-cut, prong-set onyx sits at the earlobe. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. This pair in the "Geometric" pattern was advertised in the November 9, 1929 issue of Vogue. Scroll down to see a selection of onyx Art Deco pieces to wear with these versatile and stylish jewels.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage peridot earrings with diamantés
    Art Deco peridot pendant earrings
    USD$345.00

    Peridot & Diamanté Pendant Earrings

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    These vintage peridot earrings each have a faceted, teardrop-shaped glass stone with a decorative silver-tone metal cap. It drops from diamanté-embellished links. The yellow-metal shepherd hooks on these delicate and elegant 1920s pendants make me think they are European in origin. Most of the diamantés are cloudy, but they do not detract from the appearance of these beauties – the star attraction is the pale-green-glass drops. An easy-to-wear adornment for a woman who loves Art Deco and likes to wear warm colors!
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00