Quickview Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1940s Jewelry, Walter Lampl Jewelry
Aquamarine baguette and pink round glass stones adorn this gold-plated mesh disk brooch with an elaborate bow. This 1940s piece by Lampl has a roll-over safety clasp.
Quickview Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1920s Jewelry, Walter Lampl Jewelry
This 1920s scarab brooch has sterling silver branches, leaves, and settings that support the flowers of chrysoprase, tiger’s eye, carnelian, amethyst and clear quartz glass, which all celebrate this quintessential Art Deco motif. This colorful and versatile brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. Walter Lampl’s pieces are coveted by collectors because of the high quality of his jewelry. This brooch looks great with my Art Deco earrings in chrysoprase and crystal, depending on which color in the brooch you wish to emphasize – scroll down to see them. Or wear your own amethyst, carnelian, or tiger’s eye studs.
Quickview Vintage Necklaces, 1940s Jewelry, Walter Lampl Jewelry
This sterling silver Retro Modern flexible spiral choker by Walter Lampl was the height of style in the mid- to late-1940s. The simplicity of this piece makes it wearable with anything. This well-constructed necklace closes with a tongue-in-groove clasp. This necklace was made for a slim neck. Please note the length (14 1/2″), and measure your neck before making this purchase. The style of the piece affords it a bit of stretch, but I think it looks best without stretching. This necklace was advertised in the May 1947 issue of The Jewelers’ Circular – Keystone (a trade publication); the gold-filled and sterling silver versions each cost $4.50, at a time when the average family income in the U.S. was about $50/week. Gene Tierney is wearing this style of necklace in the opening and later scenes of the 1946 movie Leave Her to Heaven. Cate Blanchett wears a gold version in Carol (2015). Scroll down to see two gold flexible spiral bracelets.