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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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  • Camphor glass necklace with chrysoprase beads
    Close-up of beads and metal links
    USD$345.00
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    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.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Jakob Bengel necklace in chrome brickwork pattern
    Jakob Bengel brickwork necklace
    USD$395.00
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    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.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Chrome necklace with disks & balls
    Chrome German Machine Age necklace
    USD$295.00
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Chrysoprase necklace with chrome spacers
    Chrysoprase & chrome Machine Age necklace
    USD$225.00
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    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$225.00
    USD$225.00
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    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.
    USD$450.00
    USD$450.00
  • USD$225.00
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    Chrysoprase, Onyx, & Ruby Disk Choker with Rondelles

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    This Art Deco choker 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 colorful and 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$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Tiered necklace with alternating citrine & crystal links
    Citrine & crystal Art Deco tiered necklace
    USD$475.00
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    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$475.00
    USD$475.00
  • USD$225.00
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    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.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • USD$295.00
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    Citrine & Sterling Chicklet 1920s Necklace

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    This classic and well-made Art Deco chicklet necklace features square-cut, faceted citrine 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 stone settings, which was unusual in this type of necklace. Scroll down to take a look at bracelets that look great with this piece.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Citrine and topaz necklace in chicklet style
    Citrine & topaz Art Deco chicklet necklace
    USD$295.00
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    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
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    Cobalt blue necklace with rondelles
    Front of blue glass & rondelle necklace
    USD$295.00
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    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$195.00
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    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$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • USD$295.00
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    Crystal & Chrome Chicklet-Style 1930s Necklace by Kollmar & Jourdan

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    This German Art Deco necklace features three faceted, square-cut crystal chicklets flanked on either side by decorative chrome elements. 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 Kollmar & Jourdan, a 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$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Sterling silver crystal necklace in Art Deco-style
    Art Deco-style crystal chicklet necklace
    USD$295.00
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    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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage rock crystal necklace & earrings set
    Faceted rock crystal necklace
    USD$185.00
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    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.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
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    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.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
  • 1920s long crystal bead necklace
    1920s crystal bead necklace worn doubled
    USD$375.00
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    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.
    USD$375.00
    USD$375.00
  • Crystal briolette necklace & earrings
    1920s necklace with 9 crystal briolettes
    USD$225.00
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    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
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    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.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • USD$295.00
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    Crystal Disk Necklace & Earrings Set

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    Graduated crystal disks and a faceted, crystal-set sterling clasp make this 1920s necklace a real knockout! The faceting reflects light beautifully. This necklace has substantial weight. 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 perfect for a bride!
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    Crystal Teardrop Bead Necklace

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    Faceted crystal beads shaped like teardrops and graduated in size surround a round crystal center bead in this 1920s necklace. 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. Scroll down to see a selection of earrings to wear with this jewel.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
  • Plaque necklace with diamanté links & Bakelite
    German Art Deco plaque necklace
    USD$325.00
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    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$325.00
    USD$325.00
  • Coro necklace with gold & diamanté centerpiece
    Corocraft gold necklace by Adolph Katz
    USD$195.00
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    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$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Diamanté 1950s Choker with Buckle by Mazer Bros.

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    A raised, fixed buckle adorned with diamanté in a unique assortment of shapes and sizes is the focal point on this early-1950s choker by Mazer Bros. The remaining necklace has a line of emerald-cut diamanté, each set in its own rhodium-plated link. Both ends finish with a square-cut stone, and the fold-over clasp is jeweled. This necklace was difficult to photograph because it contours to the neck and, therefore, does not lay flat. This choker was made for a slim neck. Please note the necklace length (14 1/2") and measure your neck before purchasing. The matching bracelet is also available – scroll down to see it.
    USD$150.00
    USD$150.00