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Vintage Necklaces

This beautiful selection of vintage necklaces includes a variety of styles, from 1920s Art Deco to the colorful bead designs of the 1950s. Choose from pieces that are long or short, single-strand or many, chokers set with stones, bib, tiered, fringe necklaces, and more in a wide range of colors and materials. In many cases, even the clasps are specially embellished for added detail. Whether you want to dress up your jeans and tee shirt for weekend brunch or drinks with friends, step up your office attire for a night on the town, or adorn a special-occasion ensemble, the right necklace will make your outfit shine.

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  • 1920s necklace with amethyst & crystal beads
    Long Art Deco necklace worn doubled
    USD$295.00
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    Amethyst & Crystal Bead Long 1920s Necklace

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    This 1920s necklace of alternating amethyst-glass and crystal beads was designed to complement the long-waisted, slim flapper silhouette but is equally fashionable today. This substantial piece has just been professionally restrung with knots and no clasp. Although the necklace was designed to be worn as a single long (35″) strand, you can wear it doubled if you have a slim neck. A pearl extender clasp (see the seventh photo), which makes the doubling possible, will be included with this necklace. This jewel looks great with the Amethyst Bead Long Art Deco Necklace, also weighty, shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see it and a selection of coordinating bracelets and earrings.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage amethyst bead necklace w/crystal spacers
    Long view of necklace
    USD$295.00
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    Amethyst Bead Long 1920s Necklace

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    This vintage amethyst bead necklace never goes out of style. It is a long (31”) strand of graduating faceted, deep-purple glass beads with crystal disk spacers. This piece has been professionally restrung without a clasp and has substantial weight. Made in the 1920s, it was designed to be worn as a single, long strand, to compliment the drop-waist fashion of the day. As an alternative, the third photo shows the necklace worn doubled, with the aid of a device called a pearl extender clasp (shown in the fifth photo). I will include one with this purchase. This necklace looks fabulous with another long 1920s necklace, which is also weighty, that is shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see it and a selection of amethyst Art Deco bracelets to wear with this jewel.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    Amethyst Chicklet-style 1920s Necklace

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    This 1920s Art Deco necklace of faceted, square-cut amethyst- glass stones set in silver-tone frames with a delicate chain may be sterling, but it is unmarked. It closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. Please note that the color saturation of the crystals is even ― any differences in the photos are due to lighting. This necklace walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to take a look at coordinating amethyst bracelets.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • USD$195.00
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    Amethyst Molded Glass Necklace with Drop

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    This charming 1920s Art Deco necklace features a centerpiece of six amethyst-molded-glass plaques. A seventh plaque is a drop suspended with an amethyst-glass bead flanked by tiny pearls. The delicate paper-clip chain was very popular during this era. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. This jewel is lovely with a V-neckline. Scroll down to see amethyst Art Deco bracelets to wear with this pretty piece.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • USD$295.00
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    Amethyst Triangle Art Deco Necklace

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    Amethyst glass in triangle-shaped mounds are mounted on silver-tone frames in this amazing 1920s Art Deco necklace. The stones are rounded at the top and open-backed. This stunning, glowing piece closes with a spring-ring clasp. Although the clasp is marked "sterling" and "Ger", the frames are unmarked. This necklace may be German in origin. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco bracelets to wear with this lovely royal jewel.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • 1950s Bogoff necklace with aquamarine & diamante
    Aquamarine & diamante 1950s Bogoff necklace
    USD$175.00
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    Aquamarine & Diamanté 1950s Bogoff Necklace

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    This 1950s Bogoff necklace with faceted marquis-shaped and round aquamarine glass stones adds this beautiful color and a touch of class to any outfit. Diamanté accent the center of this well-made piece, and the diamanté-embellished chain speaks the maker’s name. The white metal is rhodium-plated, and the clasp is the fold-over type. Aquamarine is a lovely color for every season and occasion.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
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    USD$195.00
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    Aquamarine & Filigree Art Deco Necklace

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    This lovely 1920s Art Deco necklace on a delicate chain features a centerpiece with alternating aquamarine-glass stones and square filigree plaques. The open-backed, faceted, shield-shaped stones sit on decorated frames. An aquamarine-glass bead sits at each end of the centerpiece. This necklace, which closes with a press-back filigree clasp, is chromium-plated. These particular aquamarines are right for those who look best in cooler colors. Scroll down to see complementary aquamarine bracelets to wear with this pretty jewel.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage aquamarine necklace
    Aquamarine Art Deco necklace
    USD$345.00
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    Aquamarine 1920s Necklace

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    This vintage aquamarine necklace has watery-blue-glass stones set in etched-silver-metal frames. The stones are faceted on top and have pointed bottoms. This stunning, well-made 1920s Art Deco classic closes with a spring-ring clasp. The frames and links may be sterling, but only the clasp is marked. This lovely jewel, from my personal collection, would suit someone who looks best in cool colors. Scroll down to see aquamarine Art Deco bracelets to wear with this beautiful piece.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Miriam Haskell pearl necklace with amethyst beads
    Miriam Haskell pearl necklace with amethysts, doubled
    USD$275.00
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    Baroque Pearl & Amethyst Bead 1970s Long Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This Miriam Haskell pearl necklace is a beautiful example of this maker’s work. The long strand of faux cream baroque pearls and pearl bead spacers is interspersed with faceted amethyst glass beads. The pearls are textured and somewhat varying in size. Wear this piece as a single long strand or doubled, depending on your neckline and the look you want to create. Although I usually prefer earlier vintage jewels, this beautiful necklace was part of my personal collection because it is so elegant, timeless and versatile. The wear to the nacre of some pearls does not detract in any way from the lovely appearance of this piece.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Vintage bead necklace in black and cream
    Front view of black & cream vintage necklace
    USD$195.00
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    Black & Cream Galalith Bead Necklace

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    This vintage bead necklace is a piece that's especially fun for summer. It has alternating larger and smaller black beads that culminate in a centerpiece of two plaques designed to look carved and two cream-colored cones separated by a black disk. Made from an early plastic (Bakelite or Galalith?), this necklace from 1925-1935 closes with an unusual push-in clasp. This piece is from my personal collection.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • USD$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
  • USD$375.00
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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
  • Vintage Bakelite necklace with diamanté links
    Front of black Bakelite Machine Age necklace
    USD$295.00
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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
  • USD$185.00
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    Black, White & Cream Bead 1950s Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    Smooth and faceted round black-glass beads are highlighted by marbled-white and cream beads shaped like pebbles in this elegant 1950s necklace by Hattie Carnegie. A large, round, faceted black-glass-bead-topped hidden clasp holds together the three strands. The color combination is versatile and timeless. Carnegie's glass beads were among the best! This necklace adds a beautiful and elegant collar to a round-neck garment.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
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    Blue & Cream Carved Galalith Necklace

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    Plastic beads that were molded to simulate carving were very popular in the Art Deco era. What sets this 1930s necklace apart is the colors – dark blue on cream. This combination and the design are lovely, 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$185.00
    USD$185.00
  • USD$195.00
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    Blue & Green Bead 4-Strand 1950s Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    This 1950s necklace is another example of Hattie Carnegie's extraordinary flare with glass beads. Here, most are bi-color. The shapes and sizes vary, and the predominant colors are interspersed with white and clear beads along with crystal spacers. Blue and green was a very popular color combination in the 1950s, and it still works well today. This necklace has substantial weight and an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • USD$245.00
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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
  • USD$195.00
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    Blue Bead 1920s Fringe Necklace

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    Clusters of blue opaque-glass beads and rectangular brass links form this fun 1920s Art Deco necklace. It has lots of movement and is great for casual and office wear. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. It's perfect for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Blue Bead 2-Strand 1950s Choker by Hattie Carnegie

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    The glass beads in this 1950s 2-strand choker by Hattie Carnegie look like blue from a distance, but they are actually pale blue, white, and clear all in the same bead! In between the beads are twisted gold-tone spacers. The necklace has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. Scroll down to see a pair of Carnegie earrings that coordinates well with this piece.
    USD$150.00
    USD$150.00
  • Vintage glass bead necklace in shades of blue with rings
    Blue bead & glass ring Art Deco necklace
    USD$425.00
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    Blue Blown Glass Bead Necklace with Rings

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    This vintage glass bead necklace has clusters of blown-glass beads in shades of blue wound together with wire and linked with clear glass rings. Although the spring-ring clasp doesn’t provide a clue to the necklace’s origin, I believe it was made in Europe. This piece was recently restrung by my expert jeweler. This wreath-like jewel from my personal collection is a lovely topping to a round-neck garment and the perfect colors for women who dress in a cool palette. Scroll down to see crystal ball earrings to wear with this necklace as well as a similar one with peach-glass beads.
    USD$425.00
    USD$425.00
  • USD$345.00
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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
  • Blue glass bead necklace from 1920s France
    Blue frosted-glass bead Art Deco necklace
    USD$195.00
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    Blue Glass Bead Necklace from France

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    This frosted blue glass bead necklace has gold-tone metal-disk spacers strung on chain. This elegant and versatile 1920s French Art Deco piece closes with a bee-hive-shaped, screw-in clasp. The beads are unusual, and the look is classic. A lovely design for round necklines, and a great hue for women who look best in cool colors.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • 1920s choker necklace with blue glass flowers & diamante
    French choker with blue glass flower beads & diamante
    USD$695.00
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    Blue-Glass Flower & Diamanté 1920s Choker Necklace

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    This 1920s choker necklace is formed by clusters of delicate blue-glass-flower-shaped beads with white glass centers that alternate with clusters of diamanté. Three rondelles form the screw-in closure. This necklace, which was probably made in France in the 1920s, has been restrung by my expert jeweler. What a knockout! Wear it with real or faux diamond stud earrings and you’ll own any room you enter! A great jewel for women who look best in cool colors.
    USD$695.00
    USD$695.00