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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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  • Chrysoprase green necklace w/alternating crystal chicklets
    Front of chrysoprase & crystal chicklet necklace
    $ 450

    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.
    $ 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?
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Crystal bead necklace with alternating onyx beads
    Onyx & crystal bead Art Deco necklace
    $ 195

    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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • 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
  • 3 drop necklace with crystal chicklets
    Front of crystal Art Deco necklace
    $ 175

    Crystal Chicklet 3 Drop Necklace

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    This 3 drop necklace is another lovely 1920s Art Deco classic. It has 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. The perfect adornment for a V-neckline. Scroll down to see coordinating earrings 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!
    $ 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
  • Vintage link necklace with diamanté
    Diamante link Machine Age necklace
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295