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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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  • 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
  • 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