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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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  • Vintage Austrian earrings w/amethysts & diamante
    Amethyst & diamante 1930s pendant earrings
    $ 295

    Amethyst & Diamanté 1930s Austrian Earrings

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    These vintage Austrian earrings feature three rows of vertically-set stones. In the middle are two deep-amethyst baguettes with a round diamanté on top and a faceted, teardrop-shaped diamanté at the bottom. On either side of the middle, the pattern is repeated but with a single baguette. The setting is rhodium-plated metal shaped to hold the stones together, making each pendant one piece. A single, faceted, round diamanté sits at the earlobe. These 1930s Art Deco earrings are all-original screw-backs and can be modified for pierced ears. The color combination is rich, regal, and easy-to-wear.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Theodor Fahrner bracelet with gilded sterling & aquamarines
    1920s-1930s filigree bracelet by Theodor Fahrner
    $ 1,495

    Aquamarine & Gilt Sterling Filigree Theodor Fahrner Bracelet

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    This Theodor Fahrner bracelet is spectacular! Each gilded-sterling silver link with corded wire spirals holds a collet-set faux aquamarine. This fabulous Art Deco jewel is an excellent example of the type of filigree this maker is known for. The book cited as a reference indicates that the filigree pieces were made post-1932, but the same source dates the maker’s mark to the 1920s. I don’t think the date matters – this bracelet is exquisite! It has a concealed clasp and safety catch. Scroll down to see a sterling Fahrner necklace that looks lovely with this piece.
    $ 1,495
    $ 1,495
  • $ 495

    Black & Red Galalith & Chrome 1930s Necklace

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    This Machine Age necklace has as its centerpiece a row of three arrow-shaped, black Galalith plaques covered with chrome triangle panels. A fourth plaque drops from the trio. Red Galalith cylindrical beads accent the chrome chain links.  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. Scroll down to see the perfect Bengel earrings to wear with this necklace.
    $ 495
    $ 495
  • Art Deco dangle earrings with black-and-white cubes
    Art Deco earrings with trio of dangling cubes
    $ 295

    Black & White Bakelite Art Deco Dangle Earrings

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    These Art Deco dangle earrings are an example of the whimsical type of jewelry that could be produced when the early plastics, such as Bakelite and Galalith, became available. Each earring features a trio of black-and-white cubes dangling from chrome bars and links. Two cubes are the same length, while the third is longer. These all-original earrings have ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears. The findings are unmarked, so I don’t know the metal content. Scroll down to see an equally fun matching bracelet.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage charm bracelet with black & white cubes
    Art Deco tank-track pattern bracelet with charms
    $ 495

    Black & White Bakelite Vintage Charm Bracelet

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    This vintage charm bracelet has black-and-white Bakelite cubes that dance on either side of the metal center. The decorated chrome links form a tank-track pattern and close with a spring-ring clasp. To some people, these charms resemble a type of licorice candy (whose name I don’t know). To me, this piece says 1930s Europe. It’s definitely fun to wear. Scroll down to see the matching earrings.
    $ 495
    $ 495
  • $ 375

    Black & White Marbled Glass Bead French Necklace

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    This substantial glass bead necklace is a lovely take on black-and-white. What appear as white glass beads are actually clear glass 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 French necklace from the 1930s closes with a bee-hive screw-in clasp. Once part of my personal collection, this stunning piece is perfect for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    $ 375
    $ 375
  • 1930s earrings with black Bakelite & diamanté
    1930s earrings by Schreiber & Hiller
    $ 195

    Black Bakelite & Diamanté 1930s Earrings by Schreiber & Hiller

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    At the top of these 1930s earrings is a link with engraved sides that holds seven diamanté. At the bottom is another diamanté -set link flanked by black Bakelite on three sides. In the middle is a single stone. Each earring has a small chip of Bakelite at the bottom, but that minor flaw in no way detracts from their beauty. The original ear clips were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Scroll down to see two necklaces and a bracelet with the same materials by the same maker.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Art Deco Bakelite brooch in black with diamante
    Close-up view of 'carving'
    $ 195

    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Art Deco Brooch

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    This Art Deco Bakelite brooch is not for the faint-hearted! From the 1930s, this large black piece has ornate molding that simulates carving. Faceted, square-cut and round diamanté, which were expertly replaced by the previous owner, are a sparkly contrast to the dark color. At 3 ¾” long, this brooch is a real statement piece. It closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Vintage Bakelite jewelry – bracelet with diamanté
    Close-up view of diamante & Bakelite links
    $ 295

    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Flexible Bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller

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    Vintage Bakelite jewelry as beautiful as this German flexible bracelet from the 1930s is hard to find. It has vertical links of diamanté alternating with black Bakelite. The stones in this piece are relatively large – only four to each flat-top link. This Art Deco bracelet closes with a concealed clasp. Because one of the markings is "Patented" (an English word stamped by a German maker), I think this bracelet was intended for export. Scroll down to see some necklaces and earrings that complement this sophisticated, yet easy-to-wear piece.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage Bakelite necklace with diamanté links
    Front of black Bakelite Machine Age necklace
    $ 295

    Black Bakelite & Diamanté German Choker

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    This vintage Bakelite necklace is probably from Germany. It has curved links of black Bakelite alternating with slightly larger curved links of channel-set diamanté. The components are threaded on a chain with metal spacers between each link. When laid out on a table, the necklace retains a slightly curved shape. The back of one of the Bakelite links has a small chip (shown in the last photo), but the appearance and integrity of the piece have not been compromised. This necklace was made for a slim neck, so please note the length (14 3/4") and check your neck size before purchasing this piece. The look of this necklace is Machine Age and very classy. Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet to wear with it.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Machine Age necklace with Bakelite & diamanté
    German Machine Age necklace
    $ 395

    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Machine Age Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    I love the design of this Machine Age necklace! Six curved links set with diamanté alternate with black Bakelite links with roof-shaped (pointed) tops. Because the jeweled links are curved, the centerpiece follows the curve of your neck instead of laying out in a straight line. A scroll chain with a spring-ring-clasp completes this elegant and easy-to-wear necklace that I always enjoyed. Scroll down to see a bracelet and pair of earrings by the same maker that complement this piece.
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • Bakelite brooch with diamanté accents
    Curved links with channel-set stones
    $ 175

    Black Bakelite Brooch with Diamanté

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    This black Bakelite brooch has a curved centerpiece topped with a collet-set diamanté. Each end features three rows of slightly-curved links with channel-set stones. The components are attached to a rhodium-plated metal back. This piece closes with a trombone clasp. The design and construction remind me of pieces created by German makers in the 1930s. Although the channel-set stones have aged a bit, this brooch is still a stunner! Scroll down to see some great earrings and bracelets to wear with this piece.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Vintage tank track brooch with black diamanté
    Close-up view of tank track brooch
    $ 195

    Black Diamanté Vintage Tank Track Brooch by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This vintage tank track brooch is an unusual application of this classic Machine Age pattern. Schreiber & Hiller have made it even more distinctive by using black diamanté channel-set in slender, slightly curved links on the outside and a double-row of smaller, slightly lighter stones inside. The difference in colors is very subtle. At 3 ¼” long, this piece is a fabulous and versatile example of the era. This brooch closes with a trombone clasp.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 245

    Blue Bead & Chrome 1930s Necklace

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    Cobalt-blue-glass beads, pierced chrome balls, and blue-plastic rings form the center of this Machine Age necklace. Decorative chrome links dotted with an additional bead on each side complete this 1930s treasure. It closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This piece is probably European in origin and is perfect for women who look best in cool colors. Scroll down to see a selection of bracelets that complement this fabulous necklace.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Blue bead bracelet with chrome knots
    Full view of blue bead & chrome bracelet
    $ 195

    Blue Bead & Chrome Knot Machine Age Bracelet

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    This blue bead bracelet has glass beads separated by chrome balls and knots of textured chrome wire. Made in the 1930s, this piece closes with a spring-ring clasp. The textured knots add interest and a Machine Age-look. Wear this versatile and fun bracelet with casual or office attire. It’s perfect for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Fringe statement necklace w/blue glass tubes & chrome balls
    Full view of chrome & blue glass fringe necklace
    $ 345

    Blue Glass & Chrome Fringe Necklace

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    This fringe statement necklace has cobalt-blue glass tubes and chrome balls dangling from chrome links. The metal and fringe elements have a Machine Age-look and give this piece lots of movement! Some of the blue glass tubes have minor chips, but they are not noticeable when this beauty is worn. This 1930s 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. A perfect adornment for a woman who looks best in cool colors and loves statement pieces.
    $ 345
    $ 345
  • Bakelite bangle bracelet in marbled brown with 6 yellow dots
    Brown marbled Bakelite bracelet
    $ 425

    Brown Marbled Bakelite Bangle Bracelet with 6 Dots

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    This Bakelite bangle bracelet combines shades of brown in marble-like swirls. The outside is inlaid with six yellow dots.  This piece, which is from my personal collection, slips over the hand, as the bracelet doesn’t open. It is the perfect adornment for a woman who looks best in warm hues. Add a touch of whimsy to any outfit with this richly-colored piece.
    $ 425
    $ 425
  • Jakob Bengel necklace in chrome brickwork pattern
    Jakob Bengel brickwork necklace
    $ 395

    Chrome Brickwork 1930s 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. Scroll down to see several Machine Age bracelets to wear with this necklace, including one by Bengel.
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • Chrome necklace with disks & balls
    Chrome German Machine Age necklace
    $ 295

    Chrome German Machine Age Necklace

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    This chrome necklace from Germany has three sets of five semi-circular disks separated by two-part balls. A flat-link-and-bar chain with a spring-ring clasp completes this piece. Substantial in weight, this necklace is a great example of the Machine Age style of the 1930s. This piece is from my personal collection. An unusual and versatile addition to the jewelry wardrobe of a woman who looks best in cool colors! Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet from another German maker to wear with this piece.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Chrome bracelet with curved & textured links
    Chrome link Machine Age bracelet
    $ 195

    Chrome Link Machine Age Bracelet

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    This chrome bracelet features a trio of curved, polished-chrome links that alternate with five rows of textured links. This piece, with a concealed clasp, is another example of Machine Age design that was inspired by radio or car grills. I think this wonderful and unusual bracelet is European in origin. It goes with everything, and it's perfect for a woman who looks best in cool colors!
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Chrysoprase necklace with chrome spacers
    Chrysoprase & chrome Machine Age necklace
    $ 225

    Chrysoprase & Chrome Machine Age Necklace

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    This 1930s chrysoprase necklace has five polished-glass stones separated by geometric stacks of chrome spacers that give it a real Machine Age look. The silver-tone chain with alternating flat and wavy links closes with a screw-barrel clasp. I think this piece is European in origin. Scroll down to see chrysoprase Art Deco earrings and a Machine Age bracelet to wear with this necklace.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • $ 450

    Chrysoprase & Crystal Chicklet-Style German Necklace

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    Although unmarked, the design and quality of this early-1930s chrysoprase (glass?) and crystal chicklet-style necklace make me think it was made in Germany. The faceting of the crystals is superb, and the mountings of the stones are highly-decorated. The silver-tone metal may be sterling, although the stone frames are unmarked. This gorgeous piece from my personal collection closes with an older-style spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see Art Deco earrings and bracelets to wear with this jewel.
    $ 450
    $ 450
  • Vintage chrysoprase earrings
    Art Deco chrysoprase earrings
    $ 195

    Chrysoprase Earrings

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    Simple, yet fun, these vintage chrysoprase earrings have faceted, square, and triangle-shaped apple-green-glass stones. They are mounted in silver-tone metal frames. These all-original 1930s screw-back earrings have a nice swing and can be modified for pierced ears. Scroll down to see other Art Deco pieces that compliment this pair.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 295

    Citrine & Sterling Bracelet by Wells

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    This 1930s Wells sterling bracelet features a centerpiece of four faceted, cushion-cut citrine-glass stones set in silver frames. Four filigree panels are linked to each side of the center, which is finished with an outline of the stones. The detail on the front and back of this bracelet is extraordinary. The links that hold the panels together give it a bit of a Machine Age-feel and enhance the articulation of the piece. This well-made bracelet closes with a concealed clasp. A truly stunning and unusual piece! Scroll down to see Art Deco necklaces and earrings in similar shades of citrine that look great with this jewel.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage German brooch in gold-washed sterling w/citrine
    Close-up view of brooch center
    $ 175

    Citrine & Vermeil Sterling German Brooch

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    This vintage German brooch in gold-washed sterling silver is highly-decorated. Its focal point is a flower with a faceted, round citrine-glass stone at the center. The twisted metal decoration on the sides gives this piece a bit of a Machine Age-feel. The markings indicate that this brooch was handmade in Germany, using sterling with a higher silver content (935) than the 925 North American standard. Please note that gold plating on the center flower is in tact, even though the photos suggest wear. A petite and lovely jewel.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Cobalt blue necklace with rondelles
    Front of blue glass & rondelle necklace
    $ 295

    Cobalt Blue Necklace with Rondelles

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    This cobalt blue necklace has poured-glass beads alternating with rondelles, which are all shaped like half-moons. The elements are strung on a chain that ends with a diamante-embellished screw-barrel clasp. This French Art Deco beauty is from my personal collection. The chain has stretched a bit over time – a typical issue with pieces from this era. This jewel is perfect for women who look best in cool colors. Simple diamond studs complete the look.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 185

    Colored Bead Dangling 1930s Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    A textured Russian-gold wreath embellished with blue, green, red and yellow glass beads forms the top of this whimsical 1930s brooch by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell. Note that the beads were hand-sewn onto the pierced metal foundation. Dangling tubes and beads in the same colors finish the piece. It closes with a simple C-clasp. Primary colors never looked so good!
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • $ 295

    Crystal & Chrome Chicklet-Style 1930s Necklace by Kollmar & Jourdan

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    This German Art Deco necklace features three faceted, square-cut crystal chicklets flanked on either side by decorative chrome elements. A scroll chain – a style I've seen on many German pieces from this era – completes the necklace and closes with a spring-ring clasp. This piece is the only one I have ever seen by Kollmar & Jourdan, a prominent and long-standing Pforzheim jewelry maker. This lovely necklace goes with every color! Scroll down to see some earrings and a bracelet that do, too.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 245

    Crystal Briolette & Sterling 1930s Earrings

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    A fully-faceted crystal briolette is the focal point in these substantial 1930s earrings. A faceted, prong-set, round crystal stone sits at the earlobe. The screw-backs are sterling silver and can be modified for pierced ears. The round stone at the top is very prominent – 1/2" diameter by 3/8" deep – so be ready to make a statement! These beautiful and unusual earrings sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Add some sparkle to your jewelry wardrobe!
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Plaque necklace with diamanté links & Bakelite
    German Art Deco plaque necklace
    $ 325

    Diamanté & Bakelite 1930s Plaque Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This plaque necklace made in Germany in the 1930s has tapered, curved links of diamanté on either side of a black Bakelite disk. It is topped with a large, claw-set diamanté surrounded by smaller stones. When laid out on a table, the necklace forms a wide v-shape. A scroll chain with a spring-ring clasp completes this beautiful piece from my personal collection. Although some stones have aged, this necklace still has lots of sparkle. Scroll down to see a coordinating bracelet and earrings.
    $ 325
    $ 325
  • Vintage Lapel Watch by Pennino in Art Deco design
    Art Deco design on front of clasp
    $ 595

    Diamanté & Sterling 1930s Lapel Watch by Pennino Bros.

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    This amazing vintage lapel watch by Pennino is the ultimate in Art Deco design, with pavé and baguettes set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. And the best part is that the watch works! It has been cleaned by my expert watchmaker. The watch is attached to the brooch upside down, so you can read the time when you are wearing this piece. The numbers on the watch face are also SO Deco in design, and the original blue hour, minute and second hands are present. What an unusual and fantastic piece! Scroll down to see a selection of lovely coordinating bracelets.
    $ 595
    $ 595
  • Otis sterling bracelet with diamanté
    Diamante & sterling Art Deco bracelet
    $ 185

    Diamanté & Sterling Line Bracelet by Otis

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    This Otis sterling bracelet is a lovely example of an Art Deco line bracelet, the forerunner of today's tennis bracelet. It features faceted, square-cut diamanté channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. Engraved edges and a diamanté-embellished fold-over clasp complete the design. The excellent articulation speaks to its high-quality construction, which actually was the same as that used by Wachenheimer Bros. (Read about the companies' connection.) Bracelets in this style (known as flexible bracelets in that era) were all the rage in the 1920s-1930s and were typically worn in multiples. You can see this one paired with other line bracelets in the photos. Although the stones have aged a bit, this jewel still has lots of sparkle. Scroll down to see coordinating pieces.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Silver buckle bracelet by Otis
    Sterling & diamante two-row buckle bracelet
    $ 245

    Diamanté & Sterling Silver Buckle Bracelet by Otis

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    This silver buckle bracelet features two rows of round diamanté set in sterling. The concealed clasp has a flat, rectangular tongue with a floral-decorated release button in the center; the straight safety-clasp swivels. This style of clasp was used by Wachenheimer Brothers ("WB") late in their production. The back is stamped “3 20 17”, the date the patent was issued to them for the way the links are connected. However, even though this bracelet has these WB characteristics, it doesn’t have the Diamonbar mark. Some of the components or the entire piece may have been made by WB, but I believe this bracelet was sold by Otis, the company that purchased the equipment and inventory from WB after they went out of business. Read more about the connection between these companies. Scroll down to see a selection of lovely coordinating pieces.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Vintage bar brooch with diamanté
    Close-up view of German Art Deco brooch
    $ 175

    Diamanté 1930s Bar Brooch by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This vintage bar brooch has a 3 ½”-long, single channel of diamanté in a rhodium-plated setting. From the side, the shape is a trapezoid. This design incorporates the flat-top construction of the patented link. This brooch closes with a trombone clasp. A great piece for a jacket lapel! Scroll down to see bracelets by this maker to wear with this brooch.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Honeycomb bracelet with 3 rows of diamanté
    Honeycomb bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller
    $ 295

    Diamanté 3-row Honeycomb Bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This German Art Deco honeycomb bracelet has tapered links that are staggered to form the pattern. Each rhodium-plated link has channel-set stones: a large diamanté in the center flanked by a smaller one on both sides. This bracelet closes with a concealed clasp and safety catch. Scroll down to see a five-row bracelet in the same pattern, by this maker. Both sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019! The model wore them with diamanté 1950s Eisenberg earrings, also shown below.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • art deco fashion jewelry – honeycomb bracelet
    Honeycomb bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller
    $ 350

    Diamanté 5-row Honeycomb Bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller

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    Art Deco fashion jewelry made in the 1930s in Germany was unlike anything produced by North American companies. The foundation of this maker’s designs is an oblong link that holds channel-set stones. With this bracelet, they took this concept to another level. These flat, rhodium-plated links with three diamanté form a honeycomb pattern. A large stone is in the center, with a smaller one on each side. This bracelet has five rows; it closes with a concealed clasp and safety catch. Scroll down to see another bracelet by this maker in the same pattern with three rows. Both sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019! The model wore them with 1950s diamanté Eisenberg earrings, also shown below.
    $ 350
    $ 350
  • Double clip brooch by Mazer Bros.
    Another frontal view of Mazer double-clip brooch
    $ 345

    Diamanté Double Clip Brooch by Mazer Bros.

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    This double clip brooch by Mazer Brothers features sparkly round and baguette diamanté in a late-Art Deco design. What’s interesting about this piece is that the patent for the brooch mechanism that connects the dress clips was issued to Marcel Boucher in 1939, two years after he started his own company. He filed the patent application when he was working for Mazer Brothers, but the patent wasn’t assigned to them when it was issued. (You can see the utility patent here, below Boucher's name.) I was surprised to find the “MAZER” mark on this piece from the technical perspective but certainly not from an aesthetic point of view. Because this jewel was created with the Boucher mechanism, I think it was made while he still worked for the firm. Wear this lovely piece as a brooch or as separate dress clips. Scroll down to see several complementary bracelets.
    $ 345
    $ 345
  • $ 245

    Diamanté Floral Double Clip Brooch

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    This geometric diamanté-encrusted Art Deco piece can be worn as a brooch or as two separate dress clips. The photos show a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a black rubber cord; you may prefer to use a white gold or silver chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (which is shown in the photo) is included with this purchase. The setting is rhodium-plated base metal; the brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. What's curious about this piece is its origin: although it is marked "PRO. PAT. 864999", I cannot identify the country. Scroll down to see several complementary bracelets.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Art Deco dress clips on brooch mechanism
    French Art Deco brooch/pair of dress clips
    $ 245

    Diamanté French Art Deco Dress Clips or Brooch

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    These Art Deco dress clips from France are paved in diamanté set in rhodium-plated metal with cut-outs that enhance the design. The clips can be worn together as a brooch. Because the design is symmetrical, I like to wear this type of clip as a pendant on a chain or cord. The last two photos show this option: one with a sterling chain from my jewelry box (not included); the other with a 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord (included with this purchase). Scroll down to see a selection of bracelets to wear with this piece.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • French brooch or pair of dress clips in diamante
    1930s French double clip brooch
    $ 175

    Diamanté French Brooch or Pair of Clips

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    This diamanté French brooch was designed to be worn as a brooch (at different angles, as shown) and as separate dress clips. With its symmetrical Art Deco design, this jewel has a third option: one clip as a pendant on a chain. The one shown in the photo is sterling silver and is not included. The setting of this piece is rhodium-plated base metal. The brooch clasp is the trombone style, which is typically used in French pieces from this era. This piece is marked Deposé, which is the French word for patented. Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating bracelets.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • German flexible bracelet with diamante
    Front of bracelet showing links
    $ 295

    Diamanté German Flexible Bracelet

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    This German flexible bracelet features curved, rhodium-plated links with channel-set diamanté. Its design and construction remind me of other pieces made in Germany in the 1930s and 1950. A distinctive element of this one is the use of a small disk between each link. This bracelet is wider and longer than most I’ve seen from these decades. Although this piece has a maker’s mark, I cannot identify the company. Scroll down to see a necklace by the same maker as well as an unsigned one with the same construction.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Snake chain necklace with diamante
    Front of German snake chain necklace
    $ 245

    Diamanté German Snake Chain Necklace

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    This snake chain necklace from Germany has a curved centerpiece with a Machine Age-look. The white-metal links with channel-set stones are separated by trios of flat-metal links. All are connected with flat disks at the top and bottom (probably to cover a connecting chain). At each end is a triangle-shaped element formed by two long and one short link with channel-set stones. This piece closes with a spring-ring clasp. Although I had always associated snake chains with the 1940s, I just learned that they were first introduced in 1850. This necklace has a maker’s mark, but I have been unable to identify the company. Although this necklace was made for a slim neck (the length is 14 1/2"), you could add a chain extender if needed. The absence of an adjustable closure makes me think this piece was made before the 1950s. Scroll down to see a bracelet by the same maker.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Chevron link bracelet with diamanté
    1930s German chevron link bracelet
    $ 295

    Diamanté German Chevron Link Bracelet

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    This chevron link bracelet has diamanté channel-set in tapered, curved links. This pattern is quintessential Art Deco. The rhodium-plated setting closes with a concealed clasp and safety catch. The design and construction of this piece remind me of the work of German makers in the 1930s. Although this jewel is unsigned, I think it is one of their creations. This bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Please note its length (6 7/8") and measure your wrist before purchasing this piece. Scroll down to see complementary pieces.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Fringe earrings with diamanté
    Front of German Machine Age earrings
    $ 395

    Diamanté German Fringe Earrings

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    These fringe earrings are the most amazing I’ve ever seen! A full inch of fringe dangles beneath a frame formed by an array of rhodium-plated links with channel-set diamanté. (They are much brighter than the first photo indicates.) At the top is a single stone. Great articulation! The original ear clips were replaced by sterling silver posts for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. The design and construction of this pair remind of Machine Age-style pieces produced in Germany in the 1930s. A rare find for someone who wants to make a statement! Scroll down to see some coordinating bracelets.
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • 1930s brooch in lightning-bolt shape
    Close-up view of brooch
    $ 195

    Diamanté Lightning Bolt 1930s Brooch by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This 1930s brooch by the German maker Schreiber & Hiller reminds me of a bolt of lightning, a popular theme in Machine Age jewelry of that decade. This piece is formed by seven flat-top links that are bent to form a sort of zig-zag shape. Long (3 ¼”) and lean, this unusual brooch closes with a trombone clasp. An elegant and unusual adornment for a jacket lapel. Scroll down to see coordinating bracelets.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Diamanté link bracelet from 1930s Germany
    Close-up view of bracelet front
    $ 295

    Diamanté Link Bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This link bracelet has three rows of diamanté in the tank-track pattern so popular with this maker and in the 1930s. In this case, the set stones have a flat top. From the side, the links are trapezoid-shaped. The rhodium-plated setting closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain. What a great bracelet to wear on its own or with others from this group. Scroll down to see some suggestions.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Diamanté silver bracelet with 3 rows
    Front of German diamante bracelet
    $ 295

    Diamanté Link German 1930s Bracelet

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    This diamanté silver bracelet has two rows of long, slender, slightly-curved links of channel-set stones. Each link is trapezoid in shape. A single row of slimmer, short, pointed-top connecting links is in the middle. The setting is rhodium-plated white metal. This bracelet closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain. This piece is unsigned, but it reminds me of the work of the German company Schreiber & Hiller. I think this bracelet was made in the 1930s, but it could have been made around 1950, when German companies were re-emerging after the war. Scroll down to see some complementary pieces.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Trifari costume jewelry – double-clip brooch with diamanté ribbons
    Diamanté ribbon Art Deco Clip-Mate by Trifari
    $ 275

    Diamanté Ribbon 1930s Clip-Mates by Trifari

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    Trifari costume jewelry of the late-1930s included Clip-Mates, their version of the double clip brooch. This example features loops of diamanté-encrusted ribbons. The setting is rhodium-plated. 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 sterling silver chain (which is not included). A white-gold one would also work well. Wear this piece with faux or real diamond studs for an added touch of sparkle. Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating bracelets. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Trifari's name.
    $ 275
    $ 275