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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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  • German bracelet in tank track pattern
    Front of German bracelet
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • German necklace with diamanté in tank track design
    German Machine Age Necklace
    $ 195

    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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Vintage link necklace with diamanté
    Diamante link Machine Age necklace
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Coro Duette to be worn as dress clips or a brooch, with round diamante and baguettes
    Canadian-made Coro Art Deco Duette
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Art Deco emerald bracelet with diamanté
    Close-up view of pointed, vertical links
    $ 595

    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.
    $ 595
    $ 595
  • Vintage choker necklace with emerald & diamanté
    Emerald & diamanté German Art Deco flexible choker
    $ 495

    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.
    $ 495
    $ 495
  • Emerald bead earrings with dangling crystals
    Emerald crystal pendant earrings
    $ 195

    Emerald Bead Czech Pendant Earrings

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    These emerald bead earrings from the early-1930s are Czech in origin. An emerald-glass stone in a silver-tone setting sits at the earlobe. The chain that connects the top and the faceted, round glass ball pendant has a lantern-shaped bead in the middle. The color of the crystal beads 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! An elegant accessory for day or evening wear. Scroll down to see an Art Deco bracelet to complete your ensemble.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Art Deco pin with emerald & diamante by Otis
    Centerpiece of Otis emerald & diamante brooch
    $ 195

    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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 245

    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.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Trifari Fruit Salad Brooch or Pair of Dress Clips
    Trifari fruit salad dress clips
    $ 795

    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.
    $ 795
    $ 795
  • $ 395

    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.
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • $ 195

    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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Vintage Galalith brooch with diamante
    Close-up view of brooch front
    $ 185

    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!
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Art Deco jade earrings with diamante accents
    Front of Art Deco jade pendants
    $ 195

    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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Jade drop earrings from the 1920s
    Art Deco jade pendant earrings
    $ 245

    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.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • $ 175

    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.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • $ 245

    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.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Lapis blue earrings with large 'carved' pendants
    Close-up view of earring front
    $ 245

    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.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • $ 395

    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.
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • Art Deco silver bracelet with marcasites
    Sterling silver & marcasite Art Deco buckle bracelet
    $ 1,495

    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.
    $ 1,495
    $ 1,495
  • $ 325

    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.
    $ 325
    $ 325
  • $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Marcasite and onyx bracelet
    German onyx, marcasite & sterling bracelet
    $ 395

    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.
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • Vintage enamel bracelet in red & black on chrome
    Jakob Bengel bracelet in red & black enamel
    $ 325

    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.
    $ 325
    $ 325