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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 chicklets
    Amethyst chicklet-style Art Deco necklace
    USD$295.00

    Amethyst Chicklet-style 1920s Necklace

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    This 1920s necklace of faceted, square-cut amethyst-glass stones set in silver-tone frames with a delicate chain closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. This style has taken on the modern-day term chicklet. Please note that the color saturation of the stones 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 a coordinating amethyst bracelet.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Amethyst drop necklace w/molded-glass plaques
    Necklace front
    USD$245.00

    Amethyst Drop Necklace of Molded Glass

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    This amethyst drop necklace features a centerpiece of six molded-glass plaques. A seventh is suspended from an amethyst-glass bead flanked by tiny pearls. A delicate silver-tone paper-clip chain, which was very popular in the 1920s, and a spring-ring clasp complete the piece. This jewel is lovely with a V-neckline. Scroll down to see a complementary amethyst Art Deco bracelet.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Miriam Haskell pearl necklace with amethyst beads
    Miriam Haskell pearl necklace with amethysts, doubled
    USD$345.00

    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$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • 1930s French necklace w/black & white-marbled glass beads
    Full view of black-and-white beaded necklace
    USD$395.00

    Black & White Marbled Glass Bead French Necklace

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    This 1930s French 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 substantial piece. The beads and black spacers are strung on chain. This jewel closes with a bee-hive screw-in clasp. Once part of my personal collection, this stunning piece is perfect for a woman who wears cool colors.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Vintage black Bakelite necklace with diamanté links.
    German Machine Age necklace
    USD$425.00

    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    A beautiful example of Machine Age design that you will love. This vintage black Bakelite necklace features six curved links set with diamanté that alternate with 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$425.00
    USD$425.00
  • Black & white beaded necklace by Hattie Carnegie
    1950s beaded necklace by Hattie Carnegie
    USD$225.00

    Black, White & Cream Bead Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    This black and white beaded necklace has three strands. Smooth and faceted, round black-glass beads are highlighted by marbled-white and cream beads shaped like pebbles. A large, round, faceted black-glass-bead-topped concealed clasp finishes this 1950s jewel. The color combination is versatile and timeless. Carnegie’s glass beads were among the best! This piece adds a beautiful and elegant collar to a round neckline.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • 2-strand blue bead choker necklace
    1950s Hattie Carnegie 2-strand choker necklace
    USD$195.00

    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.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Fringe statement necklace w/blue glass tubes & chrome balls
    Full view of chrome & blue glass fringe necklace
    USD$375.00

    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.
    USD$375.00
    USD$375.00
  • 1920s choker necklace with blue glass flowers & diamante
    French choker with blue glass flower beads & diamante
    USD$695.00

    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
  • Camphor glass necklace with chrysoprase beads
    Close-up of beads and metal links
    USD$395.00

    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.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • 1930s necklace with disks & balls
    Chrome German Machine Age necklace
    USD$345.00

    Chrome 1930s Necklace from Germany

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    This 1930s 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 the design. Substantial in weight, this chrome necklace is a great example of the Machine Age style. This piece is from my personal collection. An unusual and versatile addition to the jewelry wardrobe of a woman who likes to wear cool colors! Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet from another German maker to wear with this jewel.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Jakob Bengel necklace in chrome brickwork pattern
    Front of chrome brickwork necklace
    USD$395.00

    Chrome Brickwork Collar 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 collar on either side. Scroll down to see several Machine Age bracelets to wear with this necklace, including one by Bengel.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Chrome necklace & bracelet set w/glass links
    Machine Age chrome & glass necklace
    USD$995.00

    Chrome Necklace & Bracelet with Glass Links

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    This chrome necklace and matching bracelet with molded glass links is so unusual that its origin has been debated by the expert in European costume jewelry – Ginger Moro. Her book European Designer Jewelry describes the pieces as Belgian (where the Art Deco style was “a synthesis of French and German styles”). When I purchased the set, she told me that she had bought it in Brussels about 40 years ago from a dealer who also had sold her some Bengel jewelry. At that time, before the first Bengel book was published, no one knew about the firm. Since then, Moro and the dealer have decided that this set had to be by Bengel for three reasons: “nobody else was doing any chrome jewelry that sophisticated”; the dealer had bought it from the same source as other Bengel pieces; and they discovered that Bengel was working with glass links. I don’t think the maker matters. This Machine Age look is modern and striking! The color of the glass segments, which are pale pink in reality, is very difficult to capture in photographs. As Ginger said, the glass "melts into your skin". The necklace closes with a hook; the bracelet has a spring-ring clasp. This necklace was made for a slim neck, so please note the length (14 3/4") and check your neck size before purchasing this set.
    USD$995.00
    USD$995.00
  • Chrysoprase necklace with chrome spacers
    Chrysoprase & chrome Machine Age necklace
    USD$245.00

    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.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Chrysoprase green necklace w/alternating crystal chicklets
    Front of chrysoprase & crystal chicklet necklace
    USD$475.00

    Chrysoprase & Crystal Chicklet Necklace

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    This chrysoprase green necklace has rectangular-shaped stones that alternate with square crystals. All are mounted on linked silver-tone frames, in the style of Art Deco chicklet necklaces. Although unmarked, the design and quality of this jewel 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 classic piece.
    USD$475.00
    USD$475.00
  • Statement choker necklace with red, black, green & diamanté disks
    Front view of necklace w/faceted, colorful disks
    USD$245.00

    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.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Tiered necklace with alternating citrine & crystal links
    Citrine & crystal Art Deco tiered necklace
    USD$395.00

    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.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Chicklet necklace with citrine & crystal
    Variation of chicklet necklace w/parallelograms
    USD$245.00

    Citrine & Crystal Chicklet Necklace

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    This chicklet necklace is a variation of the typical Art Deco style. Instead of square-cut stones, this one is fashioned from deep-citrine-glass 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.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Vintage citrine necklace set on sterling silver frames
    Front of Art Deco citrine & sterling necklace
    USD$345.00

    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.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Citrine and topaz necklace in chicklet style
    Citrine & topaz Art Deco chicklet necklace
    USD$295.00

    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Cobalt blue necklace with rondelles
    Front of blue glass & rondelle necklace
    USD$295.00

    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage coral bead necklace with fringe
    Art Deco coral bead fringe necklace
    USD$225.00

    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.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Kollmar & Jourdan necklace in chrome with chicklets
    German Art Deco chrome & crystal necklace
    USD$345.00

    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.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Crystal and silver necklace
    USD$345.00

    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.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Vintage rock crystal necklace & earrings set
    Faceted rock crystal necklace
    USD$225.00

    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 was registered to the Milglo Jewelry Co. in New York City.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Faceted crystal bead necklace w/filigree clasp
    Graduated strand of lead crystal beads
    USD$195.00

    Crystal Bead Art Deco Necklace

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    This faceted crystal bead necklace has the weight and quality of lead crystal. This strand in graduating sizes has knots in between and a filigree, fish-hook clasp. You can wear this Art Deco 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? Note that this necklace is a bit longer than its contemporaries.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Crystal bead necklace with alternating onyx beads
    Onyx & crystal bead Art Deco necklace
    USD$225.00

    Crystal Bead Necklace with Onyx

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    This crystal bead necklace has graduated, lantern-shaped beads that are beautifully faceted to reflect light. They are separated by onyx-glass beads and crystal disks. This black-and-white look, so popular in the Twenties, is always in style. The beads have recently been professionally re-strung on wire. This Art Deco necklace closes with a silver-tone filigree, box-shaped concealed clasp. Scroll down to see a selection of earrings and bracelets to wear with this jewel.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Crystal briolette necklace & earrings
    1920s necklace with 9 crystal briolettes
    USD$225.00

    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!
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Crystal teardrop bead necklace from 1920s
    Front of 1920s crystal bead necklace
    USD$195.00

    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!
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Plaque necklace with diamanté links & Bakelite
    German Art Deco plaque necklace
    USD$395.00

    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.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Coro necklace with gold & diamanté centerpiece
    Corocraft gold necklace by Adolph Katz
    USD$275.00

    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.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Snake chain necklace with diamante
    Front of German snake chain necklace
    USD$325.00

    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.
    USD$325.00
    USD$325.00
  • German necklace with diamanté in tank track design
    German Machine Age Necklace
    USD$195.00

    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.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage bib necklace with diamanté spray
    1950s German bib necklace
    USD$345.00

    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$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Vintage link necklace with diamanté
    Diamante link Machine Age necklace
    USD$345.00

    Diamanté Vintage Link Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    With this vintage link necklace from the 1930s, the maker used curved links of diamanté in a tank-track pattern as the centerpiece. The jeweled links have rhodium-plated backs. A link-and-bar chain with a spring-ring clasp complete this Machine Age piece. Because this necklace was in my personal collection, I had it shortened. Its purchase includes four additional links, which are each about one-half-inch long. Scroll down to see some tank track bracelets, also by Schreiber & Hiller, to wear with this wonderful necklace.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Triangle necklace with alternating emerald and crystal links
    Front of emerald & crystal triangle necklace
    USD$395.00

    Emerald & Crystal Triangle Necklace

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    This triangle necklace from the late-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$395.00
    USD$395.00
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    Art Deco emerald necklace with filigree & chicklets
    Front of necklace with filigree & dangling chicklets
    USD$325.00

    Emerald & Filigree Necklace with Chicklets

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    This dainty and elegant Art Deco emerald necklace features three faceted, square-cut, 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 it on one of the Crawley sisters on Downton Abbey? Scroll down to see a bracelet to wear with this jewel.
    USD$325.00
    USD$325.00
  • Frosted bead necklace by Miriam Haskell
    Long beaded necklace with rondelles
    USD$295.00

    Frosted Bead & Rondelle Long Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This frosted bead necklace was made by Miriam Haskell in the 1970s. Two pairs of molded-glass beads form the focal point. A rondelle sandwiched between each pair of glass disks and gold-tone spacers complete this versatile jewel. It has been cleaned and restrung by my expert jeweler. Although this necklace was made more recently than the scope of this collection, I bought it because I like it and because it can be worn with virtually anything! Just add your real or faux diamond studs to complete your look.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage double strand necklace w/faceted oval glass beads
    Another view of glass bead 2-strand necklace
    USD$195.00

    Glass Bead 2-Strand 1920s Necklace

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    This vintage double strand necklace has faceted oval-glass beads with glass spacers. The concealed clasp on this elegant 1920s piece 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. A lovely jewel that goes with everything! Scroll down to see complimentary Art Deco crystal earrings. Or wear your diamond studs to compliment the clasp.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Glass choker necklace with pearls
    Glass plaques alternating with pearls
    USD$195.00

    Glass Plaque & Pearl Choker

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    This glass choker necklace is a delicate 1920s Art Deco design. It has plaques of glass molded in a step-pattern and set in rhodium-plated frames. They alternate with barrel-shaped faux pearls. This elegant jewel, which closes with a screw-barrel clasp, 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$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Gold pineapple bead necklace with fringe
    Hattie Carnegie fringe necklace with gold-tone, carnelian, & onyx beads
    USD$295.00

    Gold Pineapple Bead Necklace with Fringe

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    This late-1950s pineapple bead necklace illustrates a typical Carnegie theme – flora – with a clever combination of materials. Textured, gold-tone pineapple-shaped beads alternating with small carnelian-glass beads form the main necklace. Gold-tone beads in various shapes combined with onyx- and carnelian-glass beads dangle from the entire length of the piece. This elaborate fringe necklace closes with a pineapple-shaped concealed clasp. This jewel is the perfect adornment for a scoop-neck or strapless garment.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Green bead necklace w/chrome accents
    Green bead & chrome Machine Age necklace
    USD$245.00

    Green Bead & Chrome Necklace

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    This green bead necklace from the 1930s is probably European in origin. A large, faceted glass bead capped with textured metal shaped like flower petals is the centerpiece. Textured chrome balls along with green-glass beads (two flower-shaped with caps, two round ones without) continue up the textured chain to the spring-ring clasp. This playful jewel has a Machine Age-feel. An unusual and delightful piece for a woman who likes to wear warm colors in any season. Scroll down to see a coordinating bracelet.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Green glass bead necklace by Louis Rousselet
    Front of 2-strand French necklace
    USD$495.00

    Green Bead 2-Strand French Necklace

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    This green glass bead necklace is just gorgeous! Two strands of graduated beads in a soft-green with swirls of color form this French 1950s jewel. I think it was made by Louis Rousselet. (As you may know, few of his pieces were signed directly on the jewelry – instead, a paper hang tag was used.) The clasp, which is the type he typically used, is topped with his well-known button-shaped bead. This necklace from my personal collection was recently professionally restrung. A timeless addition to your jewelry wardrobe.
    USD$495.00
    USD$495.00
  • Vintage long beaded necklace w/grey pearls & onyx accents
    Grey pearl & onyx bead necklace worn doubled
    USD$195.00

    Grey Baroque Pearl & Onyx Bead Long Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This vintage long beaded necklace has faux grey baroque pearls interspersed with faceted onyx-glass beads, creating a striking color combination. The variation in pearl and bead sizes and arrangement of the elements adds to the elegance of this Miriam Haskell creation. Wear it 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 lovely necklace was part of my personal collection because it is so refined, timeless and versatile. The wear to the nacre of some pearls does not detract in any way from the stunning appearance of this jewel. Scroll down to see another baroque pearl necklace and a bangle with grey and cream pearls, also by Haskell.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Lapis and silver pyramid necklace
    Art Deco necklace with molded sugar-loaf stones
    USD$295.00

    Lapis & Silver Pyramid Necklace

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    This lapis and silver pyramid necklace has molded sugar-loaf glass stones set in silver-tone frames alternating with silver-tone triangular plaques. This motif illustrates the world's fascination with all things Egyptian in the 1920s. This necklace, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, was in my personal collection. Scroll down to see a coordinating Art Deco bracelet with lapis stones in the same shape.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Lapis bead necklace with chrome
    Chrome necklace w/cobalt blue accents
    USD$295.00

    Lapis Bead Necklace with Chrome

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    This lapis bead necklace has at its center cobalt-glass beads, pierced-chrome balls, and blue-plastic rings. Decorative chrome links dotted with an additional bead on each side complete this 1930s Bauhaus-inspired treasure. It closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This piece is probably European in origin and is perfect for women who like to wear cool colors. Scroll down to see a selection of bracelets that compliment this fabulous and fun jewel.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Art Deco filigree necklace w/dangles & lipstick red accents
    Necklace front
    USD$195.00

    Lipstick-Red Glass & Filigree Necklace with Dangles

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    This Art Deco filigree necklace has a faceted, square lipstick-red-glass stone in the center. Faceted triangular stones with filigree panels flank the centerpiece and also form a two-part drop. The paper-clip chain closes with a spring-ring clasp. The metal is chrome or chromium plate. Although the side of one triangle has a tiny dent, it cannot be seen when the necklace is worn. Scroll down to see a wonderful pair of earrings with lipstick-red stones that compliments this piece.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage seashell necklace w/milk-glass beads
    Close-up view of beads & shells
    USD$195.00

    Milk-Glass Bead & Seashell Long Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This vintage seashell necklace with milk-glass beads is an exceptionally long (46”) strand by Miriam Haskell. It was made later than my usual 1920-1960 scope, but this piece is so whimsical that I bought it anyway. This jewel can be worn long, doubled or even tripled! It closes with a slide clasp, which is the clue to the date of manufacture. This necklace works well with other milk-glass jewelry, including earrings by the same maker. Scroll down to see them.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Onyx & chrysoprase bead necklace
    Full view of onyx & chrysoprase Art Deco necklace
    USD$275.00

    Onyx & Chrysoprase Bead Necklace

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    This chrysoprase bead necklace with polished green-glass disks in the front half has onyx-glass disks in the back. The focal point is formed with black-glass beads that are thicker, faceted and graduated in size. This vibrant Art Deco piece, in a striking color combination, closes with an older concealed clasp that looks like a narrow tube. You could emphasize either color by wearing chrysoprase or onyx Art Deco earrings and/or bracelets – scroll down to see a selection. This necklace has so many possibilities!
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Art Deco swag necklace with onyx, diamante & filigree
    Front of Art Deco swag necklace
    USD$185.00

    Onyx, Diamanté & Filigree Art Deco Swag Necklace

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    This Art Deco swag necklace features an octagon-shaped onyx-glass stone in the center of the lower strand. On either side is a faceted, diamond-shaped diamanté, with a third in the center of the upper strand. Decorative filigree links in two patterns separate the stones. Even the surface of the chain links is textured. This delicate, chromium-plated necklace from the 1920s closes with a press-back filigree clasp. Even though one diamanté is slightly yellowed (much less so than the photos suggest), these stones have retained lots of sparkle.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
  • Hattie Carnegie necklace with dangling pearls & crystals
    Gold mesh choker with dangling pearls & crystal beads
    USD$395.00

    Pearl, Crystal Bead & Gold Mesh Hattie Carnegie Necklace

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    The base of this 1950s Hattie Carnegie necklace is a gold-mesh choker. It is embellished with diamanté and dangling glass pearls and faceted crystal beads in various sizes and shapes. The gold mesh is designed to hug the neck. Even the hook on the adjustable hook-and-tail clasp is jeweled. Carnegie designed many pieces with gold mesh. This one has great movement in addition to glamour. If you like lots of jingle in your jewels, scroll down to see a bracelet by this maker in a similar design.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Vintage gold flower necklace/brooch & earrings
    Floral brooch worn as pendant
    USD$275.00

    Pearl, Diamanté & Gold Flower Necklace/Brooch & Earrings Set

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    This vintage gold flower necklace and earrings set from 1950 is a '3-for-1' jewel! It has a trio of heart-shaped blossoms that form the centerpiece, which can be detached and worn as a brooch. The ear clips are single blossoms. The gold-plated fretwork has swirled pavé edges that embrace champagne-colored faux pearls. Attach the brooch to the snake chain by inserting the pin stem through the necklace loops. Pretty clever, eh! While the pendant appears slightly off-center on the chain, its position was fixed at manufacture. Please note that this necklace (which measures 14 3/8″) was made for a slim neck, but you could easily add a chain extender. Wear the pieces together or separately with complimentary contemporary jewels.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Exceptional vintage pearl necklace by Louis Rousselet
    Louis Rousselet signed necklace
    USD$1,995.00

    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle Necklace & Earrings by Louis Rousselet

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    This exceptional vintage pearl necklace by the incomparable Louis Rousselet features four strands of glass pearls in varied shapes and sizes. They are accented with blown-glass beads in gemstone colors paired with rondelles. (In case you aren't familiar with his work, you need to know that he was regarded as the premier faux pearl maker in the first half of the 20th century.) The necklace closes with a concealed clasp adorned with pearls and colored beads. The matching ear clips are a bonus. Finding a Rousselet-signed piece is incredibly rare (most had only signed paper hang tags), which makes this set all the more extraordinary! Scroll down to see another pair of ear clips in the same style, sold separately.
    USD$1,995.00
    USD$1,995.00
  • Blown glass necklace with pink beads & glass rings
    Pink bead necklace with clear glass rings
    USD$395.00

    Pink Blown-Glass Bead Necklace with Rings

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    This blown-glass necklace has clusters of pale-pink beads wound together with wire and linked with clear-glass rings. This Art Deco jewel from my personal collection looks like a garland when worn. The materials, construction, and screw-barrel clasp make me think this necklace was made in Europe. A unique and classy piece that creates a lovely and memorable topping to a round-neck garment, any time of year.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
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    Bogoff necklace w/pink tourmaline & alexandrite.
    1950s Bogoff necklace with pink tourmaline and alexandrite
    USD$245.00

    Pink Tourmaline & Alexandrite Bogoff Necklace

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    This Bogoff necklace has pink tourmaline with alexandrite accents in a striking color combination. The faceted pink glass stones are pear-shaped, while the light blue/purple ones are round. (Alexandrites change color according to the light source.) The setting is rhodium-plated. The focal point is a V-shaped centerpiece of six panels of stones, with a seventh positioned like a drop. In the style typical of this maker, the chain is set with alternating pink and alexandrite stones. This stunning and well-crafted jewel closes with an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. Scroll down to see the matching bracelet and earrings. Perfect pieces for those who like to wear cool colors.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Red and black enamel necklace by Jakob Bengel
    Front of brickwork pattern necklace
    USD$425.00

    Red & Black Enamel Necklace by Jakob Bengel

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    This red and black enamel necklace is unsigned. Even so, it has been well-documented as a Mauerwerk (brickwork) piece by Jakob Bengel. It features enamel on chrome, with an attractive link chain and a spring-ring clasp. This Machine Age necklace is extremely flexible and can be worn on either side. This piece is from my personal collection.
    USD$425.00
    USD$425.00
  • 1920s pendant necklace with rectangular, ruby-glass stones
    Ruby Art Deco pendant
    USD$175.00

    Ruby 1920s Pendant Necklace with Chicklets

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    This delicate 1920s pendant necklace is another variation of the chicklet-style so popular in the Art Deco era. This piece has a beautifully-faceted, rectangular ruby-glass stone suspended from a smaller, oblong-shaped stone along with three chicklets on each side of the chain closest to the center drop. The metal is silver-tone and unmarked. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. I don’t usually like pendants, but this one is special! It’s perfect for a v-neckline.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Ruby red and crystal necklace
    Another view of ruby bead & crystal necklace
    USD$275.00

    Ruby Bead & Crystal Necklace

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    This ruby red and crystal necklace has single and clusters of blown-ruby-glass beads separated by crystal disks. Made in the 1920s-1930s, this lovely and versatile piece closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. At 18 inches, this necklace is longer than most of its contemporaries.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Ruby bead necklace with gold filigree & rondelles
    1950s Miriam Haskell ruby bead necklace
    USD$345.00

    Ruby Bead, Filigree & Rondelle 1950s Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This ruby-glass bead necklace by Miriam Haskell is a 1950s classic. The round beads are accented with large glass nuggets in the same color. They have a Russian-gold-filigree end cap, a rondelle, and a small filigree bead on each end. The filigree-topped box clasp is embellished with rose montées. Made in a rich color with elegant, this opera-length piece can go everywhere and never goes out of style!
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Vintage red glass bead necklace with rondelles
    Deep-red melon-bead long necklace
    USD$595.00

    Ruby Glass Bead Necklace with Rondelles

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    This vintage red glass bead necklace with rondelles is probably from France. The uniformly-sized beads were molded in the shape of melons, a popular style in the 1920s-1930s. Wear this piece as a single long strand of 33 inches, or double it with a necklace shortener or ribbon tied at the back. Either way, you’ll love the deep-red color and the substantial quality of these beads. This necklace from my personal collection has been professionally restrung. Just add simple diamond studs to complete your look.
    USD$595.00
    USD$595.00
  • Sapphire bead necklace in puzzle design
    Sapphire bead Art Deco necklace by Louis Rousselet
    USD$495.00

    Sapphire Bead & Ivory Galalith 1920s Puzzle Necklace by Louis Rousselet

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    This sapphire bead necklace is another example of Louis Rousselet’s puzzle designs. The mottled-blue-glass beads are interspersed with interlocking cream and dark-blue Galalith oval beads, all strung on chain. This French Art Deco necklace closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This gorgeous piece was part of my personal collection. I guarantee you’ll love wearing it.
    USD$495.00
    USD$495.00
  • Faux sapphire necklace with square & step-pattern stones
    Sapphire chicklet Art Deco necklace
    USD$295.00

    Sapphire Chicklet & Enamel 1920s Necklace

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    This faux sapphire necklace has faceted, square-cut, blue-glass chicklets alternating with glass stones molded in a step pattern. The result is an Art Deco classic. The two blue-enamel links on each end make me think this piece is European in origin. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. The original silver-tone finish is worn in places, so much of the brass is showing, but who cares? This elegant piece is versatile and timeless, and from my personal collection. Scroll down to see a lovely sapphire Art Deco bracelet to wear with this jewel.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Art Deco sapphire necklace
    Sapphire chicklet-style Art Deco necklace
    USD$175.00

    Sapphire Chicklet-style Necklace

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    This Art Deco sapphire necklace of square-cut, faceted pale-blue-glass stones is another variation of the era’s popular chicklet style. The stones are set in silver-tone frames at the center of a delicate chain that may be sterling silver, but it is unmarked. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. A delicate jewel for those who wear cool colors. Perfect for day or evening wear.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Fringe necklace with sapphire glass stones
    Sapphire glass stone fringe necklace
    USD$225.00

    Sapphire Fringe Necklace

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    This 1920s fringe necklace has trios of faceted, round sapphire-glass stones alternating with five faceted, rectangular ones. Eleven stone-studded lines form the fringe in the center. All are mounted in silver-tone metal frames. A paper-clip chain with a spring-ring clasp finishes this delicate piece. The fact that the clasp is not centered does not detract from the beauty of this necklace. Wear it with a v-neckline to maximize the jewelry’s beauty. Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet to wear with this jewel.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Melon bead necklace in deep-sapphire-blue
    Full view of 18" necklace
    USD$225.00

    Sapphire Melon Bead Necklace

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    This melon bead necklace in deep-sapphire-blue raises a simple strand of beads to new heights! Exactly when this piece was made is uncertain, but I associate glass beads molded in the shape of melons with the Art Deco era. This strand of uniformly-sized beads was professionally restrung with knots by my expert jeweler after these photos were taken. It closes with a filigree, gold-tone concealed clasp. Scroll down to see a complementary bracelet.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Blue & white enamel necklace with sapphires
    Art Deco enamel necklace on chrome with sapphires
    USD$295.00

    Sapphire, Chrome & Enamel Necklace

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    This enamel necklace is a quintessential Art Deco design. Dark blue-and-white on chrome chevrons alternate with faceted, rectangular sapphire-glass stones. This extraordinary piece closes with a spring-ring clasp. All of the enamel is present and in great shape. Any washed-out spaces are simply the glare from the lights needed for the photos. This necklace looks lovely with the pieces shown below — scroll down to take a look.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • 1950s necklace by Engel Brothers with sapphire & diamanté set in sterling
    Sterling necklace with faux sapphire & diamante
    USD$245.00

    Sapphire, Diamanté & Sterling 1950s Necklace by Engel Bros.

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    This 1950s necklace by Engel Bros. features a centerpiece of faceted, pear-shaped sapphire-glass stones along with round and navette diamanté. The setting is rhodium-plated, sterling silver. A square-cut faceted diamanté separates each link. This elegant and timeless necklace has a fold-over clasp.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Art Deco bib necklace with silver rings
    Front of silver ring bib necklace
    USD$195.00

    Silver Ring Bib Necklace

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    This Art Deco bib necklace is an unusual 1930s piece. It is formed by embossed silver-tone rings connected with embossed links that suggest the appearance of inset stones. The bib portion is an additional two strands, which form a wide V-shape in the front. This piece closes with an older style spring-ring clasp. A versatile necklace for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Theodor Fahrner necklace with gilt sterling flowers
    Front of 1930s Theodor Fahrner necklace
    USD$795.00

    Sterling Flower 1930s Necklace by Fahrner

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    This Theodor Fahrner necklace has scrolled filigree-topped flower petals and decorative links that illustrate the high quality of this maker’s work and the elegant simplicity of their design. This charming sterling silver piece has a touch of gilt remaining on the petals. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. Even the link that attaches to the clasp is decorated! Scroll down to see a gorgeous Fahrner bracelet to wear with this lovely necklace from my personal collection.
    USD$795.00
    USD$795.00
  • Sterling silver choker, 1940s, by Walter Lampl
    Walter Lampl sterling silver flexible choker
    USD$295.00

    Sterling Silver Choker by Walter Lampl

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    This sterling silver choker by Walter Lampl was the height of style in the mid- to late-1940s. The simplicity of this piece makes it wearable with almost anything. This well-constructed necklace closes with a concealed clasp. This choker was made for a slim neck, even though the construction allows for a bit of stretch. Please note the length (14 1/2"), and measure your neck before making this purchase. This necklace was advertised in the May 1947 issue of The Jewelers' Circular - Keystone (a trade publication). I wrote a blog post about two stars who wore this style of necklace in 1940s films – read it here. Cate Blanchett wore a gold version in the 2015 movie Carol. After seeing the 2019 Oscars, I was inspired by Amy Adams' red-carpet look to add a Marcel Boucher brooch to this necklace, as shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see this brooch as well as a gold flexible bracelet by another maker.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Long turquoise bead necklace on silver-tone chain
    Close-up view of round beads
    USD$295.00

    Turquoise Bead & Silver Chain Long Necklace

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    This long turquoise bead necklace features round and tubular-shaped glass beads in various sizes connected with silver-tone chain. Today we’d call this piece a station necklace. When I bought it for my personal collection, I had my expert jeweler add the spring-ring clasp. The photos show this 47” piece worn doubled; if you have a slim neck, you could also wear it tripled!
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Turquoise bead choker necklace with diamanté
    Full view of 1950s turquoise bead choker
    USD$225.00

    Turquoise Bead Choker Necklace

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    This turquoise bead choker necklace has molded glass leaves with diamanté accents wired onto a brass-colored link base. The construction adds flexibility to this fun 1950s piece, which beautifully conforms to the shape of the neck. This choker closes with an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp, with beads on the end of the tail to add an extra touch of glamour. For even more of this fabulous color, add the matching earrings and/or bracelets – scroll down to see them.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Vintage yellow bead necklace from France
    Yellow beads with colorful glass disk spacers
    USD$445.00

    Yellow Glass Bead & Caramel Disk French Necklace

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    This vintage yellow bead necklace is a substantial French Art Deco jewel. In between the yellow-and-white glass beads are sets of five colored-glass disks: four caramel with a teal/green in the center. The color combination is unusual, striking, and extremely versatile. This necklace, which closes with a screw-barrel clasp, has been restrung on chain by my expert jeweler. The clasp can be a bit tricky, but it works fine. This piece was part of my personal collection. A beautiful jeweled accessory for a woman who wears warm colors.
    USD$445.00
    USD$445.00