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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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  • Sold out
    1920s necklace with amethyst & crystal beads
    Long Art Deco necklace worn doubled
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Art Deco pendant necklace & earrings w/amethysts
    1920s amethyst & filigree pendant
    $ 295

    Amethyst Art Deco Pendant Necklace & Earrings

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    This dainty Art Deco pendant necklace with matching earrings features faceted, princess-cut amethyst-glass stones. They are mounted in a light-weight, chromium- or rhodium-plated setting with filigree accents. The necklace has a paper-clip chain with an old-fashioned filigree clasp. The earrings are all-original screw-backs, but they can be modified for pierced ears. Pick an Art Deco amethyst bracelet to complete this elegant day or evening look – scroll down to see examples.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Sold out
    Vintage amethyst bead necklace w/crystal spacers
    Long view of necklace
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 195

    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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • 1950s Bogoff necklace with aquamarine & diamante
    Aquamarine & diamante 1950s Bogoff necklace
    $ 175

    Aquamarine & Diamanté 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.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Vintage aquamarine necklace
    Aquamarine Art Deco necklace
    $ 345

    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 an aquamarine Art Deco bracelet to wear with this beautiful piece, as well as the same style necklace with crystal.
    $ 345
    $ 345
  • Miriam Haskell pearl necklace with amethyst beads
    Miriam Haskell pearl necklace with amethysts, doubled
    $ 275

    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.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • $ 495

    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.
    $ 495
    $ 495
  • $ 375

    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.
    $ 375
    $ 375
  • Vintage Bakelite necklace with diamanté links
    Front of black Bakelite Machine Age necklace
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Machine Age necklace with Bakelite & diamanté
    German Machine Age necklace
    $ 395

    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.
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • $ 185

    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.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Beaded multi strand necklace in blues & greens
    Blue & green beaded Hattie Carnegie necklace
    $ 195

    Blue & Green Bead 4-Strand Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    This beaded multi-strand 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. The bold colors and depth of the jewel make a statement!
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 245

    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.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • 1920s beaded necklace with fringe
    Blue bead & brass Art Deco necklace
    $ 195

    Blue Bead 1920s Fringe Necklace

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    This 1920s beaded necklace has clusters of blue opaque-glass beads dangling from rectangular brass links. This fun Art Deco jewel 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 round or scooped neckline, and a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • 2-strand blue bead choker necklace
    1950s Hattie Carnegie 2-strand choker necklace
    $ 165

    Blue Bead 2-Strand Choker by Hattie Carnegie

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    This blue bead choker necklace is made from the unusual, high-quality beads typically used by Hattie Carnegie. Although the glass beads look blue from a distance, they are actually tri-colored: pale blue, white, and clear, all in the same bead! In between the beads are twisted gold-tone spacers. This 2-strand necklace has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. Scroll down to see a pair of Carnegie earrings that coordinates well with this piece.
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • Vintage glass bead necklace in shades of blue with rings
    Blue bead & glass ring Art Deco necklace
    $ 425

    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.
    $ 425
    $ 425
  • Fringe statement necklace w/blue glass tubes & chrome balls
    Full view of chrome & blue glass fringe necklace
    $ 345

    Blue Glass & Chrome Fringe Necklace

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    This fringe statement necklace has cobalt-blue glass tubes and chrome balls dangling from chrome links. The metal 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 1930s 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 and loves statement pieces.
    $ 345
    $ 345
  • Blue glass bead necklace from 1920s France
    Blue frosted-glass bead Art Deco necklace
    $ 195

    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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • 1920s choker necklace with blue glass flowers & diamante
    French choker with blue glass flower beads & diamante
    $ 695

    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.
    $ 695
    $ 695
  • Camphor glass necklace with chrysoprase beads
    Close-up of beads and metal links
    $ 345

    Camphor Glass & Chrysoprase Bead Sautoir

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    The slender, barrel-shaped beads in this camphor glass necklace are flanked by small, round chrysoprase beads. Each trio is connected with tubular white-metal links that form a Y. At the bottom is an inverted V-shaped white-metal element that is embellished with marcasites and that holds five rows of fringe. This lovely 1920s sautoir is lightweight. It closes with a box clasp and safety catch. This wonderful Art Deco jewel – which I believe originated in Europe – is from my personal collection. Scroll down to see the perfect earrings to wear with this jewel.
    $ 345
    $ 345
  • Jakob Bengel necklace in chrome brickwork pattern
    Jakob Bengel brickwork necklace
    $ 395

    Chrome Brickwork 1930s Necklace by Jakob Bengel

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    This Jakob Bengel necklace in the well-known Mauerwerk (brickwork) pattern is the epitome of German Machine Age design. This chromium-plated brass piece, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, feels very slinky. You can wear this necklace on either side. Scroll down to see several Machine Age bracelets to wear with this necklace, including one by Bengel.
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • Chrome necklace with disks & balls
    Chrome German Machine Age necklace
    $ 295

    Chrome German Machine Age Necklace

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    This chrome necklace from Germany has three sets of five semi-circular disks separated by two-part balls. A flat-link-and-bar chain with a spring-ring clasp completes this piece. Substantial in weight, this necklace is a great example of the Machine Age style of the 1930s. This piece is from my personal collection. An unusual and versatile addition to the jewelry wardrobe of a woman who looks best in cool colors! Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet from another German maker to wear with this piece.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Chrysoprase necklace with chrome spacers
    Chrysoprase & chrome Machine Age necklace
    $ 225

    Chrysoprase & Chrome Machine Age Necklace

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    This 1930s chrysoprase necklace has five polished-glass stones separated by geometric stacks of chrome spacers that give it a real Machine Age look. The silver-tone chain with alternating flat and wavy links closes with a screw-barrel clasp. I think this piece is European in origin. Scroll down to see chrysoprase Art Deco earrings and a Machine Age bracelet to wear with this necklace.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • $ 450

    Chrysoprase & Crystal Chicklet-Style German Necklace

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    Although unmarked, the design and quality of this early-1930s chrysoprase (glass?) and crystal chicklet-style necklace make me think it was made in Germany. The faceting of the crystals is superb, and the mountings of the stones are highly-decorated. The silver-tone metal may be sterling, although the stone frames are unmarked. This gorgeous piece from my personal collection closes with an older-style spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see Art Deco earrings and bracelets to wear with this jewel.
    $ 450
    $ 450
  • Statement choker necklace with red, black, green & diamanté disks
    Front view of necklace w/faceted, colorful disks
    $ 225

    Chrysoprase, Onyx, & Ruby Disk Choker with Rondelles

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    This statement choker necklace features faceted, opaque chrysoprase-, onyx- and ruby-glass disks and rondelles. The components are strung on metal chain. The necklace closes with a screw-in clasp formed by two of the disks. Based on the construction of this piece, I think it is European in origin. As often happens with necklaces made like this one, the chain has stretched. I don’t recommend having a jeweler cut the excess – just keep it at the back. This multi-colored, versatile necklace can be worn with many Art Deco jewels, depending on the color you wish to emphasize — scroll down to see a selection. Or wear your real or faux diamond studs to complete the look.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • Tiered necklace with alternating citrine & crystal links
    Citrine & crystal Art Deco tiered necklace
    $ 475

    Citrine & Crystal 1920s Tiered Necklace

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    The design and construction of this tiered necklace, a variation on the 1920s chicklet-style, is first class. Golden yellow, square-cut glass stones alternate with oblong crystals to form the necklace and tiered centerpiece. Round dangling citrine-glass stones add the movement that was so essential in the Art Deco era. All of the stones are faceted and mounted in decorated, silver-tone metal. The construction makes me think this piece was made in Europe. This divine jewel, which I initially purchased for myself, closes with a spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see a number of Art Deco earrings and bracelets to wear with this piece.
    $ 475
    $ 475
  • $ 225

    Citrine & Crystal Chicklet-Style Necklace

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    This variation of an Art Deco chicklet necklace is fashioned from deep-citrine-glass stones and crystals in the shape of parallelograms. The stones are set in unmarked silver-tone frames. Some of the crystals have tiny corner chips, but they are not visible when the necklace is worn. The combination of colors and the shape of the stones make this jewel unique and versatile. Scroll down to see Art Deco pieces that coordinate well with this shade of citrine and with crystal.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • Vintage citrine necklace set on sterling silver frames
    Front of Art Deco citrine & sterling necklace
    $ 325

    Citrine & Sterling Chicklet Necklace

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    This vintage citrine necklace is a classic and well-made Art Deco chicklet design. It features square-cut, faceted glass stones set in sterling frames with a spring-ring clasp. The high-quality of this piece is due to the use of sterling silver in the settings and links, which was unusual in this necklace style. A perfect adornment for those who look best in warm colors. Scroll down to take a look at bracelets that look great with this jewel.
    $ 325
    $ 325
  • Citrine and topaz necklace in chicklet style
    Citrine & topaz Art Deco chicklet necklace
    $ 295

    Citrine & Topaz Chicklet Necklace

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    This citrine and topaz necklace from the 1920s has faceted, square-cut stones set in silver-tone frames. The shape and construction of the piece is known today as a chicklet necklace. When it was made, it was called a channel necklace. The alternating warm shades make this piece very wearable with a variety of colors. Another great Art Deco necklace from my personal collection. Scroll down to see citrine and topaz pieces to wear with this jewel.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Cobalt blue necklace with rondelles
    Front of blue glass & rondelle necklace
    $ 295

    Cobalt Blue Necklace with Rondelles

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    This cobalt blue necklace has poured-glass beads alternating with rondelles, which are all shaped like half-moons. The elements are strung on a chain that ends with a diamante-embellished screw-barrel clasp. This French Art Deco beauty is from my personal collection. The chain has stretched a bit over time – a typical issue with pieces from this era. This jewel is perfect for women who look best in cool colors. Simple diamond studs complete the look.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage coral bead necklace with fringe
    Art Deco coral bead fringe necklace
    $ 195

    Coral Bead Fringe Necklace

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    This vintage coral bead necklace is dainty and elegant. It has a delicate silver-tone paper-clip chain that suspends coral-glass beads in decorative oval settings. This Art Deco jewel closes with a spring-ring clasp. This piece looks like something Downton Abbey’s Edith Crawley might wear! A lovely adornment for a round or v-neckline.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Kollmar & Jourdan necklace in chrome with chicklets
    German Art Deco chrome & crystal necklace
    $ 325

    Crystal & Chrome Chicklet-Style Kollmar & Jourdan Necklace

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    This Kollmar & Jourdan necklace features three faceted, square-cut crystal chicklets flanked on either side by decorative chrome plaques. A scroll chain – a style I’ve seen on many German pieces from this era – completes the necklace and closes with a spring-ring clasp. This piece is the only one I have ever seen by this prominent and long-standing Pforzheim jewelry maker. This lovely necklace goes with every color! Scroll down to see some earrings and a bracelet that do, too.
    $ 325
    $ 325
  • Crystal and silver necklace
    $ 325

    Crystal & Silver Necklace

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    This crystal and silver necklace has stones that are faceted on top and have pointed bottoms. Each is set in an etched silver-tone-metal frame. This stunning, well-made 1920s Art Deco classic is elegant and versatile to wear – it goes with everything! The original necklace was extremely short, so my expert jeweler added rings at each end to extend it and replaced the spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see the same style necklace with aquamarine stones.
    $ 325
    $ 325
  • Sterling silver crystal necklace in Art Deco-style
    Art Deco-style crystal chicklet necklace
    $ 295

    Crystal & Sterling Art Deco-Style Necklace

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    This sterling silver crystal necklace is a 1950s revival of the Art Deco chicklet. These faceted, square-cut crystals are set in angled frames, adding to the sparkle and uniqueness of this piece. This necklace closes with a concealed clasp; its style tells me this piece was produced in Japan in the early 1950s. After the war, Japan produced a lot of high-quality costume jewelry for export. This beautiful necklace sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to see the stunning long chicklet earrings the model wore with this piece as well as other complementary jewels.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage rock crystal necklace & earrings set
    Faceted rock crystal necklace
    $ 185

    Crystal 1950s Necklace & Earrings Set

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    This vintage rock crystal necklace and earrings set comes in its original box. (Rock crystal is a natural mineral.) Made in the 1950s, this set is reminiscent of similar pieces made in the Art Deco era. The necklace closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. The original screw-backs on the earrings were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. The trademark ELCO may refer to Milglo Jewelry Co.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • $ 185

    Crystal Bead Art Deco Necklace

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    This 1920s necklace of crystal beads in graduating sizes with knots in between has the weight and quality of lead crystal. This Art Deco piece closes with a fish-hook clasp. You can wear this jewel with just about anything, anytime and anywhere. Did you know that faceted crystal beads were popular in the Twenties because they reflect light and brighten the wearer's face? Scroll down to see a selection of earrings to wear with this necklace.
    $ 185
    $ 185
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    1920s long crystal bead necklace
    1920s crystal bead necklace worn doubled
    $ 375

    Crystal Bead Long 1920s Necklace

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    This long crystal bead necklace has faceted beads uniform-in-size. It can be worn in different ways with just about anything. The quality of the beads is superb, and the design is timeless. The necklace has been recently re-strung by my expert jeweler (who actually sold it to me for my personal collection). Even though the necklace has no clasp, you can wear it three ways:  as a long single strand, knotted, or doubled with a sterling silver pearl enhancer, which I will include with the purchase. Be sure to look at all of the photos, which illustrate these options. Scroll down to see several pairs of earrings to wear with this fabulous jewel.
    $ 375
    $ 375
  • Crystal briolette necklace & earrings
    1920s necklace with 9 crystal briolettes
    $ 225

    Crystal Briolette Necklace & Earrings Set

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    This briolette necklace has nine faceted crystals that dangle from a silver-tone chain. The matching earrings feature a pair of the same crystals dangling from unequal lengths of chain. The all-original screw-back earrings, which can be modified for pierced ears, each have a crystal stone at the earlobe. This elegant 1920s set goes with everything and really sparkles – the crystals dance when you move! Perfect for a bride!
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • $ 175

    Crystal Chicklet Necklace with 3 Drops

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    Another lovely 1920s Art Deco classic is this necklace with faceted, crystal chicklets set in decorative silver-tone mounts. The three-part drop in the center is formed from links of crystal chicklets, which add to the sparkle and uniqueness of this piece. This necklace is probably silver plate. It closes with a spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see several coordinating earrings, which also have crystal chicklets, and a bracelet.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Art Deco bridal jewelry – crystal disk necklace & earrings
    Necklace with faceted crystal disks
    $ 295

    Crystal Disk Necklace & Earrings Set

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    Here is Art Deco bridal jewelry that’s perfect for the occasion – a necklace with graduated crystal disks and a faceted, diamanté-set sterling clasp. This necklace has substantial weight and faceting that reflects light beautifully. The screw backs on the matching earrings were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. The original velvet case is included with this set. How lovely for a wedding or other special event!
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Crystal teardrop bead necklace from 1920s
    Front of 1920s crystal bead necklace
    $ 195

    Crystal Teardrop Bead Necklace

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    This 1920s crystal teardrop bead necklace has faceted beads graduated in size surrounding a round center bead. Crystal spacers and a period-appropriate, diamanté-studded box-clasp finish the piece. Crystal necklaces are extremely versatile and timeless. This one was recently restrung by my expert jeweler. A perfect bridal accessory! Scroll down to see a selection of earrings to wear with this jewel.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Plaque necklace with diamanté links & Bakelite
    German Art Deco plaque necklace
    $ 325

    Diamanté & Bakelite 1930s Plaque Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This plaque necklace made in Germany in the 1930s has tapered, curved links of diamanté on either side of a black Bakelite disk. It is topped with a large, claw-set diamanté surrounded by smaller stones. When laid out on a table, the necklace forms a wide v-shape. A scroll chain with a spring-ring clasp completes this beautiful piece from my personal collection. Although some stones have aged, this necklace still has lots of sparkle. Scroll down to see a coordinating bracelet and earrings.
    $ 325
    $ 325
  • Coro necklace with gold & diamanté centerpiece
    Corocraft gold necklace by Adolph Katz
    $ 195

    Diamanté & Gold Snake Chain 1950s Coro Necklace

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    This Coro necklace features gold-plated fretwork embellished with rows of gold-ended baguettes as its centerpiece, which reminds me of a cornucopia. A pear-shaped diamanté adorns the tail of the hook-and-tail closure of the snake chain. This piece is another great example of the work Adolph Katz produced for Coro’s high-end line. What’s interesting is that this piece appears in an October 1, 1953 Vogue ad with the following copy:  “excitingly beautiful as Paris by night … Vendome by Coro“.  (Vendome later became another one of the company’s high-end lines.) Also of interest is the difference of the clasp on the necklace versus that shown on the design patent.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Snake chain necklace with diamante
    Front of German snake chain necklace
    $ 245

    Diamanté German Snake Chain Necklace

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    This snake chain necklace from Germany has a curved centerpiece with a Machine Age-look. The white-metal links with channel-set stones are separated by trios of flat-metal links. All are connected with flat disks at the top and bottom (probably to cover a connecting chain). At each end is a triangle-shaped element formed by two long and one short link with channel-set stones. This piece closes with a spring-ring clasp. Although I had always associated snake chains with the 1940s, I just learned that they were first introduced in 1850. This necklace has a maker’s mark, but I have been unable to identify the company. Although this necklace was made for a slim neck (the length is 14 1/2"), you could add a chain extender if needed. The absence of an adjustable closure makes me think this piece was made before the 1950s. Scroll down to see a bracelet by the same maker.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • 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 bib necklace with diamanté spray
    1950s German bib necklace
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295