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Vintage Bracelets

About Vintage Bracelets

Vintage bracelets from the Art Deco style of the 1920s-30s, Retro Modern pieces of the 1940s, and 1950s designs by imaginative makers in beautiful materials can be found here. An important accessory to 1920s fashion, when bare arms required adornment, bracelets in this decade were typically worn in multiples. The popular styles were one- , two- , and three-row flexible bracelets (what we now call line or tennis bracelets), filigree bracelets, and bangles. Bracelets got wider and more three-dimensional in the 1930s, as the Machine Age style took hold. In the 1940s, gold-tone snake chains, basket-weave links, and flexible spirals were popular styles. The 1950s produced tailored pieces as well as fabulous fakes.

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  • Vintage Bakelite jewelry – bracelet with diamanté
    Close-up view of diamante & Bakelite links
    USD$295.00

    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
  • 1950s expansion bracelet with diamanté
    Close-up view of diamante links
    USD$395.00

    Diamanté 1950s Expansion Bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This expansion bracelet is unlike any you've ever seen! Four rows of rhodium-plated curved-top links set with diamanté stretch to allow you to put on the bracelet – it has no clasp. What's amazing is that the mechanism for stretching the piece – a series of springs – is concealed. The last photo shows part of the British utility patent for this construction. This bracelet is the only piece in this group with the 'SIMEX' trademark. I can’t figure out how to tell you the size of this piece other than how it fits me. My wrist is 6 ¾”, and the bracelet fits me fine. It stretches to the diameter of the widest part of my hand – 8 ½” – that’s required to put it on. Scroll down to see complementary necklaces.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • 1950s German tank track bracelet
    Tank track bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller
    USD$375.00

    Diamanté 1950s Tank Track Bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This tank-track bracelet features rhodium-plated links in raised settings that the maker called "roof-shaped". The surface of each diamanté link is pointed. The edges are engraved. Unlike others with this pattern, this one has a double row in the center. This lovely bracelet closes with a concealed clasp and safety catch. Pair it with other bracelets and/or a similar necklace by this maker for a great day or evening look.
    USD$375.00
    USD$375.00
  • Honeycomb bracelet with 3 rows of diamanté
    Honeycomb bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller
    USD$345.00

    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, which is a variation of the tank track. 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$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • art deco fashion jewelry – honeycomb bracelet
    Honeycomb bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller
    USD$395.00

    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 variation of the tank track. 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$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Diamanté link bracelet from 1930s Germany
    Close-up view of bracelet front
    USD$345.00

    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$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Sapphire and diamante bracelet in tank track pattern
    Sapphire and diamante bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller
    USD$195.00

    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