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1930s Jewelry

This collection of 1930s jewelry includes pendant earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and brooches, as well as new types of jewels – dress clips and double-clip brooches. In fact, dress clips were the most important jeweled accessory during the Great Depression. Costume jewelry makers also produced fruit salads, molded glass that imitated carved gemstones popularized by fine jewelers such as Cartier. Bakelite and other plastics were used to create whimsical jewelry in every possible form. The Art Deco style continued to evolve, with new motifs and streamlining. By decade’s end, Machine Age or Streamline Modern jewelry was in vogue. Read more about 1930s jewelry and fashion.

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    Amethyst & Diamanté Dangling Austrian Art Deco Earrings

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    These 1930s Art Deco dangling earrings from Austria feature a trio of faceted, rectangular-shaped deep-amethyst glass stones along with teardrop-shaped and round diamanté, all set in rhodium-plated metal. The color combination is striking and easy to wear. These earrings are all-original screw-backs, but they can be modified for pierced ears.
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    Amethyst & Sterling Art Deco Bracelet

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    Pale amethyst glass stones are prong-set in sterling silver in this late-1930s classic Art Deco bracelet. It closes with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp. The stones are a lovely color. This bracelet looks elegant with any of my amethyst Art Deco necklaces — scroll down to see a selection.
    CAD$275.00
    CAD$275.00
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    Amethyst Chicklet-Style Art Deco Necklace

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    This 1920s-1930s Art Deco necklace of square-cut faceted amethyst glass stones set in silver-tone frames with a delicate chain is probably sterling, but it is unmarked. It closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. Please note that the color saturation of the crystals is even ― any differences in the photos are due to lighting. This necklace looks lovely with several of my Art Deco amethyst earrings and bracelets – scroll down to take a look.
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    Aquamarine & Gilt Sterling Filigree German Art Deco Bracelet by Fahrner

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    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.
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    Aquamarine & Sterling Art Deco Line Bracelet

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    These square-cut aquamarine glass stones are channel set in rhodium-plated sterling silver links with engraved edges, forming an excellent example of an Art Deco line bracelet of the 1920s-1930s. Usually worn in multiples, these bracelets were the forerunners of today's tennis bracelets but were called flexible bracelets in their era. This one has substantial weight and width, as well as excellent construction and articulation. The hidden tongue-in-groove clasp has a safety catch. This bracelet is signed, but I cannot identify the maker. You can wear this lovely piece with an early Miriam Haskell brooch with aquamarine beads -- scroll down to see it.
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    Aquamarine & Sterling Flower 1920s Danish Brooch by Bjerregaard

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    This simple yet elegant sterling silver brooch in the shape of a flower with an aquamarine glass stone center has the smooth finish often associated with Scandinavian pieces. According to the website Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks, and Makers' Marks, this brooch was made by Hans Saugmann Bjerregaard, a silversmith in Kjellerup (central Denmark) from 1921-1937. Although it was made in the Art Deco era, I think this brooch has more of an Arts & Crafts style. It is lovely!
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    Aquamarine Art Deco Necklace

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    Crystals that are watery-blue, almost aquamarine in color, are set in etched-silver-metal frames in this 1920s-1930s Art Deco classic necklace. The stones are faceted on top and have pointed bottoms.  This stunning, well-made necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. The frames and links may be sterling, but only the clasp is marked. This lovely necklace is from my personal collection. Scroll down to see aquamarine Art Deco bracelets to wear with this piece.
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    Black & Red Galalith & Chrome German Machine Age Necklace

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    This German Machine Age necklace has as its centerpiece a row of three arrow-shaped black Galalith plaques covered with chrome triangle panels, with a fourth plaque as a drop and a red Galalith cylindrical bead on both sides. The chain links and findings are chrome.  This piece reminds me of the work of Jakob Bengel.  I had four links removed from this necklace because I bought it for myself, but I saved the pieces for the future owner.
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    Black & White Marbled Glass Bead French Art Deco Necklace

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    This substantial glass bead French Art Deco necklace is a lovely take on black and white. What appear as white glass beads are actually clear but with white swirls. The variation in shape and size of beads adds to the beauty of this piece. The beads and black spacers are strung on chain. This necklace, which closes with a bee-hive screw-in clasp, was part of my personal collection. It is stunning!
    CAD$375.00
    CAD$375.00
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    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Art Deco Dress Clip

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    This stunning Art Deco dress clip features a large black Bakelite diamond-shaped carved shield with newly-replaced (by the previous owner) square and round diamanté. (The plastic was molded to simulate carving.) You can wear this piece as a dress clip or as a necklace on a black rubber cord, as shown in the last photo. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock is included with this purchase. If you are looking for something bigger and bolder, I have the matching brooch – scroll down to see it.
    CAD$150.00
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    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Art Deco Brooch

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    This 1930s large, black Bakelite brooch with ornate carving is adorned with square-cut and round diamanté replaced by the previous owner. (The plastic was molded to simulate carving.) This brooch, which has a roll-over safety clasp, is not for the faint-hearted. A real statement piece. If you like this design but prefer something smaller, scroll down to see the matching dress clip.
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    Blue & Cream Carved Galalith Art Deco Necklace

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    Plastic beads that were molded to simulate carving were very popular in the Art Deco era. What sets this 1930s necklace apart is the colors -- dark blue on cream. This combination and the design are lovely, and the different shapes of the beads add interest. Even the screw-in clasp forms a bead. I'm not sure what type of early plastic this piece is (possibly Galalith, the French equivalent of Bakelite) – it's light, wonderful and fun to wear in any case.
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    Blue Art Glass & Diamanté Art Deco Drop Earrings

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    Blue art glass stones with faint striations and filigree caps fall from links of rectangular and round diamanté set in white metal. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These unusual Art Deco earrings are a lovely shade of blue. Although the diamanté are ageing, the blue stones -- which are the star attraction -- are perfect. I bought these earrings for my personal collection, but I'm reluctantly offering them for sale.
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    Blue Bead & Chrome Knot Machine Age Bracelet

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    Blue-glass beads are separated by chrome balls and knots of textured chrome wire in this 1930s Art Deco bracelet. It closes with a spring-ring clasp. The textured knots add interest and a Machine-Age look and feel. Wear this versatile bracelet with casual or office attire.  
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    Blue Frosted Glass Bead French Art Deco Necklace

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    Frosted blue glass beads with gold-tone metal disks strung on chain comprise this elegant and versatile 1920-1930s French Art Deco necklace. It closes with a bee-hive screw-in clasp. The beads are unusual, and the look is classic.
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    Blue Glass & Chrome Art Deco Fringe Necklace

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    Cobalt-blue glass tubes and chrome balls dangle from this Art Deco fringe necklace. The chrome links have a Machine-Age feel. Possibly French, this piece has lots of movement!  This chrome necklace, which closes with an old style spring-ring clasp, was part of my personal collection. I am reluctantly offering it to a new home.
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    Blue-Glass Flower & Diamanté French Art Deco Necklace

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    Clusters of delicate blue-glass-flower-shaped beads with white glass centers interspersed with clusters of diamanté form this gorgeous Art Deco necklace that is probably from France. Three rhinestone rondelles form the screw-in closure. This necklace has been restrung by my expert jeweler. What a knockout! Wear it with real or faux diamond stud earrings and you'll own any room you enter!
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    Brass Filigree 2-Strand Art Deco Necklace

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    This Art Deco necklace with filigree plaques and links is brass with a warm gold-tone. Probably European in origin, this lovely and versatile necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. A piece like this one goes with nearly everything!
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    Brown Marbled Bakelite Art Deco Bangle with 6 Yellow Dots

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    This brown marbeled Bakelite Art Deco bangle bracelet with its six yellow dots is a charming example of the era. The swirls of color are on the outside and inside. This piece, which is from my personal collection, slips over the hand as the bracelet doesn't open.
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    Carnelian, Crystal & Sterling German Art Deco Bracelet

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    Double rows of faceted oblong carnelian stones are separated by triple rows of facted oblong crystal stones in this spectacular 1930s Art Deco bracelet from Germany. Because substantial sterling silver frames hold the stones (which may be glass), this bracelet has a double hidden tongue-in-groove clasp with safety chain. This striking and extraordinary piece was part of my personal collection.  This bracelet definitely makes a statement!
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    Carnelian, Onyx, Marcasite & Sterling German Art Deco Bracelet

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    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.
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    Chalcedony Dangling Art Deco Earrings

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    Chalcedony (glass?) teardrops are suspended from silver chain in these 1920s-1930s Art Deco dangling earrings from my personal collection. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. This stone (a bluish-purplish color) isn't easy to find. These versatile earrings are simply elegant!
    CAD$245.00
    CAD$245.00
  • Jakob Bengel brickwork necklace
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    Chrome Brickwork German Machine Age Necklace by Jakob Bengel

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    This Jakob Bengel necklace in the well-known Mauerwerk (brickwork) pattern is the epitome of German Machine Age design. This chromium-plated brass piece, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, feels very slinky. You can wear this necklace on either side.
    CAD$475.00
    CAD$475.00
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    Chrome Link Machine Age Bracelet

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    This 1930s Art Deco bracelet has alternating polished and textured chrome elements fashioned in a Machine Age motif. The textured sections, which are nearly one-half inch high, make this piece very three-dimensional. This bracelet closes with a spring-ring clasp and goes with just about everything. And it's fun to wear! Scroll down to see a selection of Machine Age necklaces that look great with this bracelet.
    CAD$185.00
    CAD$185.00