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  • Diamanté brooch with scrolls & swirls
    Diamante 1940s brooch
    USD$225.00

    Diamanté Brooch or Pair of Dress Clips with Scrolls

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    This diamanté brooch, which can also be worn as separate dress clips, may be European in origin. The curvy design makes me think the piece is from the 1940s, which was the height of the popularity of the double-clip brooch. Although it is marked “SILVER”, I don’t think this brooch is sterling. Nevertheless, the workmanship is excellent, and the sparkle remains.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Diamante dress clips or brooch
    Diamante brooch in horizontal position
    USD$225.00

    Diamanté Dress Clips or Brooch

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    These diamanté dress clips have a mechanism that allows them to be worn together as a brooch. Set in rhodium-plated metal, each clip looks like a vase of flowers to me. The stones are foil backed. The lines are graceful, and the combination of round and navette stones with baguettes is lovely. This piece is unsigned but well-made.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • USD$245.00

    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
    USD$245.00

    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.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • French brooch or pair of dress clips in diamante
    1930s French double clip brooch
    USD$175.00

    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.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Chevron link bracelet with diamanté
    1930s German chevron link bracelet
    USD$295.00

    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
    USD$395.00

    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
  • Diamanté silver bracelet with 3 rows
    Front of German diamante bracelet
    USD$295.00

    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
  • German bracelet in tank track pattern
    Front of German bracelet
    USD$295.00

    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
  • Vintage bib necklace with diamanté spray
    1950s German bib necklace
    USD$295.00

    Diamanté Vintage Bib Necklace

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    This vintage bib necklace has a 3 ½”-wide centerpiece of tapered, curved links of channel-set diamanté and sprays of single stones. The setting is rhodium-plated white metal. An adjustable bar link chain with a spring-ring clasp completes the piece. This type of adjustable clasp – instead of the North American-style J-hook – was used by many German jewelry makers in the 1950s. The design and construction of this piece remind me of the work of Schreiber & Hiller, but this necklace is unmarked. Nonetheless, I think it was German-made. A perfect jewel for a woman who looks best in cool colors! Scroll down to see some coordinating bracelets.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Triangle necklace with alternating emerald and crystal links
    Front of emerald & crystal triangle necklace
    USD$325.00

    Emerald & Crystal Triangle Necklace

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    This triangle necklace from the 1920s has molded emerald-glass stones alternating with faceted crystals, all set in white-metal frames. Molded glass from this period was used to simulate the carved gemstones made popular by fine jewelers such as Cartier. This piece is Art Deco costume jewelry at its best – the use of strong contrasting colors and a geometric shape. This stunning necklace from my personal collection closes with a spring-ring clasp. Although a few of the crystal triangles have tiny chips, they aren't visible when this piece is worn.
    USD$325.00
    USD$325.00
  • USD$225.00

    Emerald & Filigree Necklace with Chicklets

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    This dainty and elegant Art Deco necklace features three faceted, square-cut, emerald-glass chicklets suspended from chromium-plated filigree links. The chicklets alternate with triangle-shaped filigree panels embellished with smaller, square-cut emerald-glass stones. The color is rich and lush. The paper-clip chain closes with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace is perfect for V-necklines. Can't you picture this piece on one of the Crawley sisters on Downton Abbey? Scroll down to see a bracelet to wear with this jewel.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • USD$275.00

    Emerald & Onyx 1920s Bracelet

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    This emerald bracelet features molded sugar-loaf glass stones framed in silver-tone metal that alternate with onyx glass circles. Decorative metal links and an older-style spring-ring clasp complete this classic Art Deco piece. The color combination and detail in the workmanship are divine. The clasp is marked sterling, but the entire bracelet probably isn't. Bracelets of this type were advertised extensively in wholesaler catalogs in the 1920s to early-1930s. Scroll down to see a similar bracelet in lapis as well as several emerald Art Deco jewels to wear with this one.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Emerald bead earrings with dangling crystals
    Emerald crystal pendant earrings
    USD$195.00

    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.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage silver filigree bracelet with emerald & diamante
    Classic 1920s sterling filigree bracelet
    USD$295.00

    Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling Filigree Bracelet

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    This vintage silver filigree bracelet has sterling links adorned with alternating emerald-glass stones and diamanté. The construction of and clasp on this 1920s classic are the same as those of filigree bracelets fashioned from precious metals in that decade. Scroll down to see additional Art Deco pieces to wear with this beautiful jewel.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • USD$245.00

    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
  • USD$195.00

    Glass Bead 2-Strand 1920s Necklace

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    Two strands of faceted, flat, oval-glass beads with glass spacers form this elegant 1920s Art Deco necklace. The concealed clasp is topped with sterling silver filigree set with a faceted crystal stone. You can wear the necklace with the clasp in front, on the side, or in the back. Scroll down to see Art Deco crystal earrings that would look great with this lovely necklace.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • USD$175.00

    Glass Plaque & Pearl 1920s Choker

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    This delicate 1920s Art Deco necklace has plaques of glass molded in a step pattern and set in rhodium-plated frames, alternating with faux pearls. This piece closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This elegant necklace goes with just about everything! This choker was made for a slim neck, so please note the necklace length (14 3/4") and check your neck size before purchasing this piece.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • 1920s drop earrings with golden-topaz accents in silver-tone
    Silver-tone & golden topaz 1920s screw-back earrings
    USD$245.00

    Golden Topaz & Silver 1920s Pendant Earrings

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    These 1920s drop earrings are fun and unusual but hard to describe. The pendant is a ball composed of a faceted, golden-topaz-glass disk sandwiched between two shiny, silver-tone domes. A golden-topaz glass stone sits at the ear lobe, and a small bead is at the center of the paper-clip chain. These all-original, long earrings have screw-backs, which can be modified for pierced ears. Wear them with off-duty and business-casual attire. Scroll down to see a bracelet and necklace to wear with these jewels.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Art Deco bar pin with golden topaz in sterling
    Close-up view of faceted channel-set stones
    USD$195.00

    Golden Topaz & Sterling Art Deco Bar Pin

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

    Golden Topaz & Vermeil Sterling Flower Earrings

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    These graceful earrings are so beautiful and well-made that I'm surprised they are unsigned. They feature curled sterling silver leaves surrounding a faceted, oval golden-topaz glass center. The metal has a hint of a warm gold wash, which was popular in the 1940s. These elegant screw-back earrings are timeless and great for both day and evening wear.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • USD$195.00

    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
  • Green briolette earrings
    1920s green crystal pendant earrings
    USD$245.00

    Green Briolette 1920s Pendant Earrings

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    These lovely and timeless briolette earrings feature faceted, spring-green-glass pendants topped with a green glass stone mounted in silver-tone metal. A small green-glass bead sits at the center of the paper-clip chain. The original screw backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Long and luxurious in a luscious green that’s right for all year-round, these elegant pendants are perfect for women who look best in warm colors.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Vintage Galalith brooch with diamante
    Close-up view of brooch front
    USD$185.00

    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