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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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  • 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
  • USD$225.00
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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
  • USD$195.00
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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
  • USD$195.00
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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
  • USD$175.00
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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
  • USD$395.00
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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
  • 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
  • USD$295.00
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    Lapis & Silver Pyramid Art Deco Necklace

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    Molded sugar-loaf lapis-glass stones set in silver-tone frames alternate with silver-tone triangular plaques in this Art Deco necklace. With its pyramid motif, this piece is a great example of the period's fascination with all things Egyptian. This necklace, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, was in my personal collection. Scroll down to see a coordinating Art Deco bracelet.
    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
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    Milk Glass Bead & Seashell 1970s Long Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This 1970s necklace of milk glass beads and white sea shells was made later than my usual 1920-1960 scope, but this piece is so whimsical that I bought it anyway. This necklace can be worn long, doubled or even tripled! It closes with a slide clasp. This necklace works well with some of my other milk glass pieces, including a pair of earrings by Miriam Haskell — scroll down to see them.
    USD$165.00
    USD$165.00
  • Onyx & chrysoprase bead necklace
    Full view of onyx & chrysoprase Art Deco necklace
    USD$245.00
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    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$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • USD$195.00
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    Onyx & Crystal Bead Art Deco Necklace

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    Crystal beads separated by onyx-glass beads and crystal disks form this classic Art Deco necklace. The crystal beads are shaped like lanterns and are beautifully faceted to reflect light. 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 necklace closes with a silver-tone filigree concealed clasp. Scroll down to see a selection of earrings and bracelets to wear with this jewel.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Onyx & Enamel German Necklace

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    The elaborate design and construction of this necklace make me think it's German or Czech in origin. The centerpiece has three oval, onyx-glass plaques molded in a flower-and-leaf design and set on silver-tone frames. They alternate with black-and-white-enameled links with the same motif. A scroll chain with a spring-ring clasp completes this piece. A classic color combination and design!  Scroll down to see earrings and bracelets that coordinate well with this jewel.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Schiaparelli necklace of onyx stones in silver leaves
    Onyx & silver leaves 1950s Schiaparelli necklace
    USD$295.00
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    Onyx & Silver Leaves 1950s Necklace by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    Each section of this Schiaparelli necklace from the 1950s features a pair of curled, textured, silver-tone leaves revealing a faceted, oval onyx-glass stone. Leaves were one of her favorite motifs, and this piece aptly illustrates how well she designed them. Even the backs are textured. This necklace, with its detailed, decorative chain, closes with an adjustable-hook and ornamental tail. A graceful and stunning piece by an outstanding maker! The matching earrings are also available — scroll down to see them.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00