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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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  • Snake chain necklace with diamante
    Front of German snake chain necklace
    USD$245.00
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    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$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • German necklace with diamanté in tank track design
    German Machine Age Necklace
    USD$195.00
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    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$295.00
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    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$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage link necklace with diamanté
    Diamante link Machine Age necklace
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    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$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Triangle necklace with alternating emerald and crystal links
    Front of emerald & crystal triangle necklace
    USD$325.00
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    Emerald & Crystal Triangle Necklace

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    This triangle necklace from the 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$325.00
    USD$325.00
  • Vintage choker necklace with emerald & diamanté
    Emerald & diamanté German Art Deco flexible choker
    USD$495.00
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    Emerald & Diamanté Vintage Choker Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This substantial vintage choker necklace is just stunning! It has a pattern of three vertical links of diamanté followed by one vertical link of emerald-glass stones. The stones are larger than those in most of the other pieces by this maker. The links are flat-topped with rhodium-plated backs. They're connected by a concealed mesh band, which was patented by another German company. This Art Deco necklace closes with a concealed clasp. Scroll down to see a fabulous bracelet also by Schreiber & Hiller and in the same color pattern.
    USD$495.00
    USD$495.00
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    Emerald & Filigree Necklace with Chicklets

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    This dainty and elegant Art Deco necklace features three faceted, square-cut, emerald-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 this piece on one of the Crawley sisters on Downton Abbey? Scroll down to see a bracelet to wear with this jewel.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
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    Emerald & Gold Snake Chain 1950s Necklace by Coro

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    A large, faceted pear-shaped emerald-glass stone is the focal point in this glamorous 1950s gold-plated snake-chain necklace. It was designed by Adolph Katz for Coro's high-end line. Emerald-glass baguettes embellish the centerpiece. The chain closes with an emerald-topped folder-over clasp. Lovely detail in a well-made piece!
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Frosted Bead & Rondelle 1970s Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    Molded frosted glass beads are the points of interest in this 1970s necklace by Miriam Haskell. A rondelle sandwiched between each pair of frosted glass disks and gold-tone spacers complete this versatile piece. 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!
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
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    Glass Bead 2-Strand 1920s Necklace

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    Two strands of faceted, flat, oval-glass beads with glass spacers form this elegant 1920s Art Deco necklace. The concealed clasp 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. Scroll down to see Art Deco crystal earrings that would look great with this lovely necklace.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Glass Plaque & Pearl 1920s Choker

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    This delicate 1920s Art Deco necklace has plaques of glass molded in a step pattern and set in rhodium-plated frames, alternating with faux pearls. This piece closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This elegant necklace 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$175.00
    USD$175.00
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    Gold 2-strand Snake Chain 1940s Necklace by Forstner

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    This two-strand, gold-filled snake chain necklace is the epitome of mid- to late-1940s style. At that time, snake chains were made into necklaces, bracelets, key chains, brooches, and watchbands. Forstner made theirs in rhodium-plated sterling silver, gold-filled, and 10k and 14k gold. Different versions were advertised in Vogue from 1946-1948. An ad for a three-strand necklace like this one was in the November 15, 1948 issue. Scroll down to see a complementary bracelet by this maker.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Gold pineapple bead necklace with fringe
    Hattie Carnegie fringe necklace with gold-tone, carnelian, & onyx beads
    USD$195.00
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    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$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Green & Black Enamel Brickwork 1930s Necklace by Jakob Bengel

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    Although it's unsigned, this 1930s Mauerwerk (brickwork) necklace has been well-documented as a Jakob Bengel creation. This necklace features green and black enamel on chrome, with an attractive link chain and a spring-ring clasp. This German Machine Age piece is extremely flexible and can be worn on either side. Scroll down to see the same necklace in red and black.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
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    Green Bead & Chrome 1930s Necklace

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    A large, faceted spring-green-glass bead capped with textured metal shaped like flower petals is the centerpiece of this early-1930s necklace. Textured chrome balls along with green-glass beads (two with caps, two without) continue up the textured chain to the spring-ring clasp. This light-weight Art Deco piece is probably European in origin. An unusual and delightful piece for a woman who looks best in warm colors to wear in any season. Scroll down to see a complementary bracelet.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Green Bead 2-Strand French 1950s Necklace

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    Graduated glass beads in a soft-green with swirls of color form this two-strand French 1950s necklace. 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. And best of all, I actually have a pair of pendant earrings with matching green-glass beads – scroll down to see them. These pieces look fabulous together!
    USD$495.00
    USD$495.00
  • Sautoir necklace and earrings set with grey and white pearls
    Louis Rousselet pearl sautoir and earrings set
    USD$1,895.00
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    Grey & White Pearl Sautoir Necklace & Earrings Set by Louis Rousselet for Chanel

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    This sautoir necklace and earrings set is a stunning Art Deco-style creation made with faux grey and white pearls for Coco Chanel’s boutique in 1948-1952. The white pearls are round; the grey, tear-drop shaped. The fringe pendant is capped with a rondelle. I bought this set for my personal collection from Ginger Moro, author of European Designer Jewelry and Rousselet expert. This set appears on page 67. The necklace broke when I wore it to my favorite nephew’s wedding. When I had it professionally restrung at a slightly shorter length, my jeweler created a bracelet. I'm including it with the purchase of this fabulous set.
    USD$1,895.00
    USD$1,895.00
  • Grey Pearl and Onyx Bead Long Miriam Haskell Necklace
    Grey Pearl and Onyx Bead Long Miriam Haskell Necklace
    USD$195.00
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    Grey Baroque Pearl & Onyx Bead 1970s Long Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This long strand of faux grey baroque pearls is interspersed with faceted onyx glass beads, creating a striking necklace by Miriam Haskell. The variation in pearl and bead sizes and arrangement of the elements adds to the elegance of this piece. 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 elegant, timeless and versatile. The wear to the nacre of some pearls does not detract in any way from the stunning appearance of this piece. 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
  • Vintage jade necklace with beads
    Vintage jade bead necklace
    USD$185.00
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    Jade Bead 1950s Necklace

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    This vintage jade necklace is hard to date. Strands of beads like this one have inevitably been restrung and had their clasps replaced. Whenever this piece was made, it features very-good-quality jade-glass beads strung with knots in between. The concealed clasp is gold-plated sterling silver. Necklaces like this one are timeless and elegant for both day and evening wear.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
  • French Art Deco necklace with lapis beads
    Lapis & celluloid bead 1930s French necklace
    USD$395.00
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    Lapis & Celluloid Bead French Art Deco Necklace

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    This French Art Deco necklace is substantial. It has tear-drop-shaped lapis-glass beads that alternate with molded dark-blue celluloid(?) beads and decorative brass spacers. The beads and spacers are strung on chain, which has stretched a bit. This stunning and unusual necklace closes with a bee-hive-shaped, screw-in clasp, so typical on French pieces. This necklace was part of my personal collection. The colors and construction are amazing! A perfect adornment for a woman who looks best in cool colors. Scroll down to see a bracelet to wear with this jewel.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
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    Lapis & Chrome German 1930s Necklace

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    Lapis glass beads separated by decorative chrome links and a center Galalith(?) bead with chrome end caps form this German Machine Age necklace.  The same piece in other colors has been attributed to Bengel by a British expert. (This maker's pieces were never signed.) This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp, which may be a replacement (it is brass in color). The center bead has a minor flaw that probably occurred during manufacture.  This small imperfection does not detract from the beauty or wearability of this necklace. Scroll down to see earrings and bracelets that coordinate with this piece.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Lapis and silver pyramid necklace
    Art Deco necklace with molded sugar-loaf stones
    USD$295.00
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    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 crystal disks
    1920s necklace with lapis-glass beads & crystal disks
    USD$275.00
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    Lapis Bead & Crystal Art Deco Necklace

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    This lapis bead necklace has cone-shaped glass beads with crystal disk centers alternating with small, round lapis-glass-beads flanked by a crystal disk on each end. This necklace, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, has just been restrung professionally. It is perfect for round necklines and women who look best in cool colors. Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating Art Deco earrings and bracelets.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
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    Lipstick-Red Glass & Filigree Necklace with Dangles

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    A faceted, square lipstick-red-glass stone is the focal point of this fun 1920s Art Deco necklace. 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 complements this piece.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00