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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
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Theodor Fahrner bracelet with gilded sterling & aquamarines
    1920s-1930s filigree bracelet by Theodor Fahrner
    USD$1,495.00
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    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.
    USD$1,495.00
    USD$1,495.00
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    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.
    USD$495.00
    USD$495.00
  • Art Deco dangle earrings with black-and-white cubes
    Art Deco earrings with trio of dangling cubes
    USD$295.00
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage charm bracelet with black & white cubes
    Art Deco tank-track pattern bracelet with charms
    USD$495.00
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    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.
    USD$495.00
    USD$495.00
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    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.
    USD$375.00
    USD$375.00
  • 1930s earrings with black Bakelite & diamanté
    1930s earrings by Schreiber & Hiller
    USD$195.00
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    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.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Art Deco Bakelite brooch in black with diamante
    Close-up view of 'carving'
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    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.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage Bakelite jewelry – bracelet with diamanté
    Close-up view of diamante & Bakelite links
    USD$295.00
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage Bakelite necklace with diamanté links
    Front of black Bakelite Machine Age necklace
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Machine Age necklace with Bakelite & diamanté
    German Machine Age necklace
    USD$395.00
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    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.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Bakelite brooch with diamanté accents
    Curved links with channel-set stones
    USD$175.00
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    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.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Vintage tank track brooch with black diamanté
    Close-up view of tank track brooch
    USD$195.00
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    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.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage plastic bead necklace in blue & cream
    Blue & cream 'carved' Galalith necklace
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    Blue & Cream Carved Galalith Necklace

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    Vintage plastic bead necklaces like this one were very popular in the Art Deco era. The beads were molded to simulate carving. What sets this 1930s necklace apart is the colors – dark blue on cream. This combination and the design are lovely and striking, 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.
    USD$195.00
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    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.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
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    Blue Bead & Chrome Knot Machine Age Bracelet

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    Blue-glass beads separated by chrome balls and knots of textured chrome wire form this 1930s bracelet. It closes with a spring-ring clasp. The textured knots add interest and a Machine Age-look. Wear this versatile bracelet with casual or office attire. It's perfect for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Blue Glass & Chrome 1930s Fringe Necklace

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    Cobalt-blue glass tubes and chrome balls dangle from this 1930s fringe necklace. The chrome links 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 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. A perfect adornment for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Bakelite bangle bracelet in marbled brown with 6 yellow dots
    Brown marbled Bakelite bracelet
    USD$425.00
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    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.
    USD$425.00
    USD$425.00
  • Jakob Bengel necklace in chrome brickwork pattern
    Jakob Bengel brickwork necklace
    USD$395.00
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    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.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Chrome necklace with disks & balls
    Chrome German Machine Age necklace
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Chrome bracelet with curved & textured links
    Chrome link Machine Age bracelet
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    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!
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Chrysoprase necklace with chrome spacers
    Chrysoprase & chrome Machine Age necklace
    USD$225.00
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    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.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
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    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.
    USD$450.00
    USD$450.00
  • Vintage chrysoprase earrings
    Art Deco chrysoprase earrings
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    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.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    Citrine & Vermeil Sterling German Brooch

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    The focal point of this highly-decorated, gold-washed sterling silver brooch is a flower. Its center is a faceted, round citrine-glass stone. 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.
    USD$165.00
    USD$165.00
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    Cobalt blue necklace with rondelles
    Front of blue glass & rondelle necklace
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    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!
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    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!
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Plaque necklace with diamanté links & Bakelite
    German Art Deco plaque necklace
    USD$325.00
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    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.
    USD$325.00
    USD$325.00
  • Vintage Lapel Watch by Pennino in Art Deco design
    Art Deco design on front of clasp
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    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.
    USD$595.00
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    Diamanté & Sterling 1930s Line Bracelet by Otis

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    This lovely example of an Art Deco line bracelet, the forerunner of today's tennis bracelet, features faceted, square-cut diamanté channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver.  Engraved edges and a diamanté-encrusted fold-over clasp complete the piece. The excellent articulation speaks to the high-quality construction of this bracelet, 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 piece still has lots of sparkle. Scroll down to see coordinating pieces.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Silver buckle bracelet by Otis
    Sterling & diamante two-row buckle bracelet
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    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.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Vintage bar brooch with diamanté
    Close-up view of German Art Deco brooch
    USD$175.00
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    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.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
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    Diamanté 1930s Dress Clips

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    This pair of triangular-shaped Art Deco dress clips is beautifully embellished with baguettes, round diamanté, and a center marquis-shaped stone, all set in rhodium-plated base metal. The cut-outs enhance the intricate design. In addition to wearing one or both clips as intended, you can also wear one as a pendant. The last photo shows it on a sterling chain, so you can see the elegant look this combination creates. (The chain is not included.) Although these clips are marked with a utility patent number, it is unreadable. Quite a mystery! Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating bracelets. Or complete your look with your faux or real diamond stud earrings.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Honeycomb bracelet with 3 rows of diamanté
    Honeycomb bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • art deco fashion jewelry – honeycomb bracelet
    Honeycomb bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller
    USD$350.00
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    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.
    USD$350.00
    USD$350.00
  • Double clip brooch by Mazer Bros.
    Another frontal view of Mazer double-clip brooch
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    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.
    USD$345.00
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    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.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Art Deco dress clips on brooch mechanism
    French Art Deco brooch/pair of dress clips
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    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 cord or chain. The last photo shows this option. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (which is shown in the photo) is included with this purchase. A white-gold or silver chain also works well. Scroll down to see a selection of bracelets to wear with this piece.
    USD$245.00
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    Diamanté French Double Clip Brooch

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    This versatile diamanté French Art Deco piece was designed to be worn as a brooch (at different angles, as shown) and as separate dress clips. The photos illustrate a third option of wearing one clip as a pendant on a chain – the one shown 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.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • German flexible bracelet with diamante
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Snake chain necklace with diamante
    Front of German snake chain necklace
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    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.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Chevron link bracelet with diamanté
    1930s German chevron link bracelet
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Fringe earrings with diamanté
    Front of German Machine Age earrings
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    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.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • 1930s brooch in lightning-bolt shape
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    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.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Diamanté link bracelet from 1930s Germany
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Diamanté silver bracelet with 3 rows
    Front of German diamante bracelet
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Trifari costume jewelry – double-clip brooch with diamanté ribbons
    Diamanté ribbon Art Deco Clip-Mate by Trifari
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    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.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • German bracelet in tank track pattern
    Front of German bracelet
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    Diamanté Tank Track German Bracelet

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    This German bracelet features four rows of slightly curved, tapered links channel-set with diamanté. The rhodium-plated setting closes with a concealed clasp and safety catch. Although this piece is unsigned, the tank-track pattern and the bracelet’s construction remind me of pieces made by German companies in the 1930s. This bracelet may have been made in the early 1950s, when the German companies were re-establishing themselves after the war. 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 coordinating pieces.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • German necklace with diamanté in tank track design
    German Machine Age Necklace
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    Diamanté Tank Track German Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This German necklace has three rows of flat-top links of diamanté. The edges of the links are engraved, and the clasp is the concealed type. The ageing of some stones doesn't detract from the sparkle of this Machine Age piece. Schreiber & Hiller produced jewelry with many variations of this pattern. This particular design is the same as that of the sapphire and diamanté bracelet in this group. Scroll down to see it as well as two all-diamanté bracelets in a four-row, tank-track pattern, by the same maker.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage link necklace with diamanté
    Diamante link Machine Age necklace
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    Diamanté Vintage Link Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    With this vintage link necklace from the 1930s, the maker used curved links of diamanté in a tank-track pattern as the centerpiece. The jeweled links have rhodium-plated backs. A link-and-bar chain with a spring-ring clasp complete this Machine Age piece. Because this necklace was in my personal collection, I had it shortened. Its purchase includes four additional links, which are each about one-half-inch long. Scroll down to see some tank track bracelets, also by Schreiber & Hiller, to wear with this wonderful necklace.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Coro Duette to be worn as dress clips or a brooch, with round diamante and baguettes
    Canadian-made Coro Art Deco Duette
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    Diamanté Winged 1930s Coro Duette

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    This Coro Duette can be worn as separate dress clips or a brooch. Embellished with round diamanté and baguettes, this piece looks like a pair of wings. The rhodium-plated brooch mechanism closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This jewel was made in Canada, where Coro had manufacturing operations and sales rooms from 1934 until about 1970. I’m surprised that the maker’s name is absent, but I am confident that this double-clip brooch is by Coro. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro’s name. Scroll down to see several coordinating bracelets.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Art Deco emerald bracelet with diamanté
    Close-up view of pointed, vertical links
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    Emerald & Diamanté 1930s Flexible Bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This Art Deco emerald bracelet is a fine example of this maker's art. The design is a pattern of three "roof-shaped" vertical links of channel-set diamanté followed by one with emerald glass stones. The stones are relatively large, and this bracelet is the widest I've seen from this company. The rhodium-plated links in this substantial piece are joined by a concealed mesh band that was patented by another German maker. This bracelet closes with a concealed clasp. Scroll down to see a necklace, also by Schreiber & Hiller, in the same colors.
    USD$595.00
    USD$595.00
  • Vintage choker necklace with emerald & diamanté
    Emerald & diamanté German Art Deco flexible choker
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    Emerald & Diamanté Vintage Choker Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This substantial vintage choker necklace is just stunning! It has a pattern of three vertical links of diamanté followed by one vertical link of emerald-glass stones. The stones are larger than those in most of the other pieces by this maker. The links are flat-topped with rhodium-plated backs. They're connected by a concealed mesh band, which was patented by another German company. This Art Deco necklace closes with a concealed clasp. Scroll down to see a fabulous bracelet also by Schreiber & Hiller and in the same color pattern.
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    USD$495.00
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    Emerald Bead Czech Pendant Earrings

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    Faceted, round emerald-glass beads are the focal point of these early-1930s Czech earrings. An emerald-glass stone in a silver-tone setting sits at the earlobe. The chain that connects the top and pendant has a lantern-shaped bead in the middle. The color of the crystal balls is a pale shade of emerald green (without a bluish tint). These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. Earrings like these never go out of style! Scroll down to see an Art Deco bracelet to wear with them.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Art Deco pin with emerald & diamante by Otis
    Centerpiece of Otis emerald & diamante brooch
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling 1930s Brooch by Otis

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    This mid-1930s Art Deco pin is a variation on the era’s bar brooch. It features two faceted, square-cut emerald-glass stones at each end. The centerpiece is a diamanté-encrusted circle in a starburst pattern with emerald stones emanating from the pavé center. On each side is a smaller diamanté-encrusted cut-out circle. The setting is rhodium-plated sterling silver with a roll-over safety clasp. A well-executed, intricate design. Wear this lovely piece with your own diamond stud earrings (faux or real) and an emerald and diamanté filigree bracelet – scroll down to see it.
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    Gemstone Fruit Salad & Diamanté Dress Clips

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    Ruby, sapphire, and emerald acorn-shaped glass stones are surrounded by diamanté in this classic pair of 1930s dress clips. Costume jewelry makers adopted this practice of molding colored glass in the shapes of leaves or fruits to imitate Indian-carved gemstones used in fine jewelry. Firms such as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels popularized these fruit salads or tutti frutti in Art Deco pieces. The trio of rubies, sapphires, and emeralds was a favorite combination. The setting of this pair is rhodium-plated base metal. Notice the photo showing one clip worn as a pendant on a sterling silver chain (which is not included), to illustrate the versatility of this type of jewel. You probably have a silver or white-gold necklace that would work as well. The utility patent for the dress clip mechanism is here, shown below the name of Anthony E. Waller.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Trifari Fruit Salad Brooch or Pair of Dress Clips
    Trifari fruit salad dress clips
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    Gemstone Fruit Salad 1930s Clip-Mates by Trifari

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    This Trifari fruit salad piece was designed by Alfred Philippe. It features the company's popular trio of acorn-shaped, molded glass to imitate carved gemstones (rubies, sapphires, and emeralds). This design is one example of Trifari's Clip-Mates, their answer to Coro's Duette. This piece can be worn as a brooch or as separate dress clips. The influence of Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels on Philippe is evident in the fruit salad lines he designed for Trifari in the mid-1930s and early 1940s.  The setting of this special early piece is rhodium-plated metal with diamanté accents. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Trifari's name. Scroll down to see a fruit salad bar brooch, also by this maker but with stones in a different shape.
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    USD$795.00
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    Green & Black Enamel Brickwork 1930s Necklace by Jakob Bengel

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    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. Scroll down to see the same necklace in red and black.
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    Green Bead & Chrome 1930s Necklace

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    A large, faceted spring-green-glass bead capped with textured metal shaped like flower petals is the centerpiece of this early-1930s necklace. Textured chrome balls along with green-glass beads (two with caps, two without) continue up the textured chain to the spring-ring clasp. This light-weight Art Deco piece is probably European in origin. An unusual and delightful piece for a woman who looks best in warm colors to wear in any season. Scroll down to see a complementary bracelet.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage Galalith brooch with diamante
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    Green Galalith Brooch with Diamanté

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    This vintage Galalith brooch is fashioned from a half-dome in light green. When jewelry makers embraced early plastics they no longer needed to imitate gemstones, so the range of colors was limitless. This 1930s piece is embellished with six rings of diamanté. This versatile Art Deco piece is fun to wear and probably European in origin. I love the mix of materials and the choice of green!
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
  • Art Deco jade earrings with diamante accents
    Front of Art Deco jade pendants
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    Jade & Diamanté Pendant Earrings

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    These lovely and delicate Art Deco jade earrings feature molded-glass stones that simulate carved jade. The square stones are set at an angle in silver-tone metal embellished with diamanté. Minor wear to some corners is not visible when these earrings are worn. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. If you don’t have pierced ears, scroll down to see jade Art Deco earrings with screw-backs.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Jade drop earrings from the 1920s
    Art Deco jade pendant earrings
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    Jade Drop Earrings

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    These jade drop earrings are made from molded glass that simulates carved stone. Lusciously-detailed with a silver-tone metal cap, each pendant has small jade-glass beads that lead to the stone at the earlobe. The setting is silver-tone metal. These all-original earrings have screw-backs, which can be modified for pierced ears. Jade was a very popular element in Art Deco jewelry. A soft color for today's woman who looks best in warm hues.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • French Art Deco necklace with lapis beads
    Lapis & celluloid bead 1930s French necklace
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    Lapis & Celluloid Bead French Art Deco Necklace

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    This French Art Deco necklace is substantial. It has tear-drop-shaped lapis-glass beads that alternate with molded dark-blue celluloid(?) beads and decorative brass spacers. The beads and spacers are strung on chain, which has stretched a bit. This stunning and unusual necklace closes with a bee-hive-shaped, screw-in clasp, so typical on French pieces. This necklace was part of my personal collection. The colors and construction are amazing! A perfect adornment for a woman who looks best in cool colors. Scroll down to see a bracelet to wear with this jewel.
    USD$395.00
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    Lapis & Chrome German 1930s Necklace

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    Lapis glass beads separated by decorative chrome links and a center Galalith(?) bead with chrome end caps form this German Machine Age necklace.  The same piece in other colors has been attributed to Bengel by a British expert. (This maker's pieces were never signed.) This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp, which may be a replacement (it is brass in color). The center bead has a minor flaw that probably occurred during manufacture.  This small imperfection does not detract from the beauty or wearability of this necklace. Scroll down to see earrings and bracelets that coordinate with this piece.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
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    Lapis Bead Czech 1930s Drop Earrings

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    A pair of lapis glass beads, each capped with flower-petal-shaped metal, form these Art Deco drop earrings from the former Czechoslovakia. The lower bead is 1/2-inch in diameter. The size and color make these earrings a bit bolder in effect than pieces from the 1920s. The original screw-backs were replaced with sterling silver posts for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco pieces to wear with these earrings.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Lapis blue earrings with large 'carved' pendants
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    Lapis Panel 1930s Pendant Earrings

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    These lapis blue earrings are formed from molded-glass panels that look like carved gemstones. The flower motif in the blue-glass pendants is present in the silver-tone metal components that connect the pendant to the earring top. These all-original, unusual earrings have screw-backs, but they can be modified for pierced ears. Because these Art Deco earrings are 2″ long and bold (the glass panels are 3/4-inch squares), I would wear these drops with only an Art Deco bracelet – scroll down to see a selection. This versatile color is perfect for those who look best in cool hues.
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    Lapis, Marcasite & Sterling German Bracelet

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    The lapis (glass?) stones set in sterling silver with marcasite links are an interesting shape and color. The stones may look more like sodalite than lapis lazuli, because they don't have the brassy specks usually found in the latter. Whatever the case, the color is fabulous, and the workmanship is typical of the high-quality pieces produced in Germany before World War II. This lovely jewel closes with a concealed clasp with a safety catch. Scroll down to see complementary blue Art Deco pieces.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Art Deco silver bracelet with marcasites
    Sterling silver & marcasite Art Deco buckle bracelet
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    Marcasite & Sterling German 1930s Buckle Bracelet

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    This Art Deco silver bracelet with marcasites is extraordinary! With its classic buckle motif, this magnificent and hard-to-find piece has excellent articulation and loads of sparkle. This substantial bracelet is an outstanding example of 1930s German craftsmanship and a real knockout! This jewel was part of my personal collection, and I am reluctantly offering it to a new owner. Scroll down to see the perfect pair of crystal and marcasite earrings to quietly compliment this piece — or wear it alone to make an unforgettable statement.
    USD$1,495.00
    USD$1,495.00
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    Onyx, Diamanté & Sterling 3-Row Bracelet by Wachenheimer Bros.

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    This three-row, sterling silver line bracelet by Wachenheimer Brothers has a row of faceted, round onyx-glass stones on either side of a center row of diamanté. The bejeweled fold-over clasp, which joins the harp-shaped link at each end, was used by this maker in the early 1930s, when they were no longer using their Diamonbar trademark. This bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Please note the bracelet length (6 7/8") and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. Scroll down to see a great selection of Art Deco pieces to wear with this lovely bracelet.
    USD$325.00
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    Onyx, Diamanté & Sterling Bracelet by Wachenheimer Bros.

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    This quintessential Art Deco line bracelet was made by the renowned Wachenheimer Brothers (best known for their Diamonbar pieces). It has faceted, square-cut onyx-glass stones channel-set in sterling silver, with engraved edges and diamanté-studded clasps. This bracelet was made in two sections, with identical fold-over clasps in both places. The type of clasp dates this piece to the early 1930s, after the company stopped using their Diamonbar trademark and near the end of their production. This bracelet was made for a slim wrist, so please note the bracelet length (6 7/8") and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. The last photo shows it along with two other line bracelets – scroll down to see their details as well as other onyx Art Deco jewels to wear with this lovely bracelet.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Marcasite and onyx bracelet
    German onyx, marcasite & sterling bracelet
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    Onyx, Marcasite & Sterling German Bracelet

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    This 1930s marcasite and onyx bracelet from Germany features faceted, rectangular stones alternating with embellished sterling links. I have always found many German Art Deco pieces especially appealing because of their high-quality design and construction. Bracelets like this one are extremely versatile for both day and evening wear. This piece was one of the first German Art Deco jewels that joined my personal collection decades ago. I was thrilled when it was chosen to walk the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to see the 1950s ear clips the designer (unexpectedly, but brilliantly!) selected for the model to wear with this jewel. You'll also see two pairs of complementary Art Deco pendant earrings.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Bakelite bracelet in red & black with chrome
    Red & black Bakelite & chrome bracelet
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    Red & Black Bakelite & Chrome French Bracelet

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    This Bakelite bracelet with red and black curved links that alternate with chrome curved links is a French Art Deco piece. This Machine Age motif was inspired by radio or car grills and has a three-dimensional effect. This bracelet from my personal collection has excellent articulation. It closes with a concealed clasp. A perfect piece for a woman who looks best in cool colors!
    USD$595.00
    USD$595.00
  • Vintage enamel bracelet in red & black on chrome
    Jakob Bengel bracelet in red & black enamel
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    Red & Black Enamel Bracelet by Jakob Bengel

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    Red and black enamel decorate this chrome 1930s German Machine Age bracelet attributed to Jakob Bengel. The articulation is superb. This bracelet closes with a spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see one of his brickwork necklaces and a pair of his earrings, both in the same color combination.
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    Red & Black Enamel Brickwork 1930s Necklace by Jakob Bengel

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    Although it's unsigned, this 1930s Mauerwerk (brickwork) necklace has been well documented as a piece by Jakob Bengel. It features red and black enamel on chrome, with an attractive link chain and a spring-ring clasp. This Machine Age necklace is extremely flexible and can be worn on either side. This piece is from my personal collection. Scroll down to see a red-and-black-enamel bracelet and a pair of earrings by the same maker, as well as the same style necklace with green- and-black enamel.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Jakob Bengel earrings in red and black Galalith
    Jakob Bengel Machine Age earrings
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    Red & Black Galalith 1930s Jakob Bengel Earrings

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    These Jakob Bengel earrings feature raised black Galalith triangles with red Galalith slots. The chrome settings envelope the stones. A stack of chrome disks completes the design. I purchased these earrings from a Bengel expert in the UK. They came with their unmarked ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears, so I am unaware of the metal content. If you require sterling silver, a competent jeweler could switch the ear wires. Scroll down to see Jakob Bengel pieces that work beautifully with these earrings.
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    Red Bakelite Brooch with Chrome

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    This red Bakelite brooch is crafted from a cylinder of red plastic (Bakelite or Galalith?) wrapped in chrome. This Machine Age design reminds me of the work of the German maker Jakob Bengel. Early plastics were often combined with other materials during the 1930s. This piece closes with a simple C-clasp. Scroll down to see the perfect Machine Age earrings, which are by Bengel, to wear with this fashionable and fun brooch.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • 1930s necklace by Jakob Bengel with red beads and chrome
    Red bead & chrome Machine Age necklace by Bengel
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    Red Bead & Chrome 1930s Necklace by Jakob Bengel

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    This 1930s necklace has five deep-red (almost burgundy) glass beads capped with chrome that form the centerpiece of this Jakob Bengel creation. Twisted chrome elements and beads, and a paper-clip chain complete this Machine Age piece. I bought this wonderful necklace and the matching earrings (scroll down to see them) from a Bengel expert in the UK. See more Jakob Bengel jewelry
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Art Deco pendant earrings by Bengel with red beads & chrome
    Red bead & chrome Machine Age earrings
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    Red Bead & Chrome Art Deco Pendant Earrings by Jakob Bengel

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    These Art Deco pendant earrings feature deep-red (almost burgundy) glass beads with chrome caps suspended from lines of twisted-chrome. This pair was made by Jakob Bengel in a Machine Age design. When I bought the earrings from a Bengel expert in the UK, they came with ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears. I do not know their metal content. If these earrings are too long for you, a jeweler could substitute a post where the ear wire meets the earring. Scroll down to see the matching necklace.
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    USD$295.00
  • Sapphire and diamante bracelet in tank track pattern
    Sapphire and diamante bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller
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    Sapphire & Diamanté Bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This sapphire and diamanté bracelet was made in Germany in the 1930s. Of all of the tank-track bracelets in the group by this maker, this piece is the only one with two colors. The long, narrow links with engraved edges are trapezoid in shape when viewed from the side. This Art Deco bracelet closes with a concealed clasp and safety catch. Although some stones have aged, they don't appear cloudy in the way my camera depicts them. This piece still shines! Scroll down to see a matching brooch.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Sapphire brooch with diamanté in curved-links
    Close-up view of Art Deco bar brooch
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    Sapphire Brooch with Diamanté by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This sapphire brooch has three curved links of diamanté between each one with blue-glass stones. At 3” long, this wonderful Art Deco piece is a quarter-inch-high half-dome backed by a flat metal plate. This lovely 1930s bar brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see a tank-track bracelet in the same colors, also by Schreiber & Hiller.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Faux sapphire earrings with dangles
    Faux sapphire Art Deco earrings
    USD$195.00
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    Sapphire Dangling Earrings

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    These faux sapphire earrings create a lot of movement with their half-moon stones suspended on silver chains with a dangling stone in the middle. The domed round stone at the earring top and half-moon at the bottom are both faceted. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Scroll down to see a selection of sapphire Art Deco bracelets to wear with these earrings. If you don’t have pierced earrings, a pair of sapphire dangling Art Deco earrings with their original screw-backs is available — scroll down to see them as well.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Sapphire Melon Bead Art Deco Necklace

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    Sapphire-blue-glass beads molded in the shape of melons form this lovely necklace. It raises a simple strand of beads to new heights! Exactly when this piece was made is uncertain, but I associate melon beads with the Art Deco era. This necklace was professionally restrung with knots by my expert jeweler after these photos were taken. This piece closes with a filigree, gold-tone concealed clasp. Scroll down to see complementary bracelets.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Sapphire, Enamel & Chrome Art Deco Necklace

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    The combination of sapphire-glass stones with blue-and-white enamel on chrome chevrons make this Art Deco necklace extraordinary. It closes with a spring-ring clasp. All of the enamel is present and in great shape. Any washed-out spaces are simply the glare from the lights needed for the photos. This necklace looks lovely with the pieces shown below — scroll down to take a look.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage German jewelry by WMF
    Front of Ikora silver-plated bracelet
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    Silver Link 1930s Ikora Bracelet by WMF

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    An unusual example of vintage German jewelry, this silver link Machine Age bracelet was made by Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF). This German company is best known for its Art Nouveau and Art Deco silver-plated tableware. This silver-plated link bracelet from the Ikora line closes with a concealed clasp. The warm patina is the result of the oxidation process the jewelry department used in its manufacturing. This wonderful bracelet is attractive, yet neutral enough to be worn with a variety of attire for a range of day and evening activities. Scroll down to see some Machine Age necklaces to wear with this piece.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Silver Ring Bib Necklace

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    This unusual 1930s necklace is formed by embossed silver rings connected with embossed links that suggest the appearance of inset stones. The bib portion is an additional two strands, which form a wide V-shape in the front. This piece closes with an older style spring-ring clasp. A versatile necklace for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Theodor Fahrner necklace with gilt sterling flowers
    Front of 1930s Theodor Fahrner necklace
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    Sterling Flower 1930s Necklace by Fahrner

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    This Theodor Fahrner necklace has scrolled filigree-topped flower petals and decorative links that illustrate the high quality of this maker’s work and the elegant simplicity of their design. This charming sterling silver piece has a touch of gilt remaining on the petals. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. Even the link that attaches to the clasp is decorated! Scroll down to see a gorgeous Fahrner bracelet to wear with this lovely necklace from my personal collection.
    USD$695.00
    USD$695.00
  • Tortoise shell bracelet with Bakelite crescents
    Machine Age tortoise shell Bakelite bracelet
    USD$395.00
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    Tortoise Shell Bracelet with Bakelite Crescents

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    This tortoise shell bracelet has three staggered rows of Bakelite(?) interlinked crescents. The pattern is a variation of the tank-track motif that was popular in the 1930s. The hook clasp disappears when the piece is closed. This classic Machine Age bracelet, which was part of my personal collection, is fun and versatile! If warm colors are your palette, this jewel is for you.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
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    Turquoise brooch with flowers & silver nasturtium leaves
    Close-up view of pate de verre
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    Turquoise Brooch with Pate de Verre Flowers

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    This turquoise brooch has pate de verre flowers mounted on a base of two large, textured, silver-tone lily leaves. Additional silver-tone beads and textured elements embellish the intricate design. The closure is a simple "c" clasp. The design is by Frank Hess, and the materials and construction are Haskell all the way. This beautiful jewel is from my personal collection.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00