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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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  • Hattie Carnegie necklace with dangling pearls & crystals
    Gold mesh choker with dangling pearls & crystal beads
    $ 295

    Pearl, Crystal Bead & Gold Mesh Hattie Carnegie Necklace

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    The base of this 1950s Hattie Carnegie necklace is a gold-mesh choker. It is embellished with diamanté and dangling glass pearls and faceted crystal beads in various sizes and shapes. The gold mesh is designed to hug the neck. Even the hook on the adjustable hook-and-tail clasp is jeweled. Carnegie designed many pieces with gold mesh. This one has great movement in addition to glamour. If you like lots of jingle in your jewels, scroll down to see a bracelet by this maker in a similar design.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 195

    Pearl, Diamanté & Gold Flower 1950s Brooch/Pendant & Earrings Set by Marcel Boucher

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    The brooch in this 1950s set by Marcel Boucher features a trio of heart-shaped blossoms. Their gold-plated fretwork has swirled pavé edges that embrace champagne-colored faux pearls. The ear clips are single hearts. The brooch, which closes with a roll-over safety clasp, can be worn as a pendant by inserting the pin stem through the loops attached to the snake chain. Pretty clever, eh! While the pendant appears slightly off-center on the chain, its position was fixed at manufacture, as the loops are attached to the chain. Please note that this necklace (which measures 14 3/8") was made for a slim neck, but you could easily add a chain extender.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • 1950s costume jewelry: necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet
    Louis Rousselet signed necklace
    $ 1,795

    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle 1950s Necklace & Earrings Set by Louis Rousselet

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    This masterpiece of 1950s costume jewelry is an exceptional necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet. It features four strands of glass pearls with ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown-glass-bead and rondelle accents. (In case you aren't familiar with his work, you need to know that he was regarded as the premier faux pearl maker in the first half of the 20th century.) The necklace closes with a concealed clasp adorned with pearls and colored beads. The matching earrings are ear clips. Finding a Rousselet-signed piece is incredibly rare (most had only signed paper hang tags), which makes this necklace with matching earrings all the more extraordinary! Scroll down to see another pair of the same style earrings sold separately.
    $ 1,795
    $ 1,795
  • Pink tourmaline necklace with alexandrite, by Bogoff
    1950s Bogoff necklace with pink tourmaline and alexandrite
    $ 195

    Pink Tourmaline Necklace with Alexandrite by Bogoff

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    This pink tournaline necklace with alexandrite accents features a striking combination. The faceted pink glass stones are pear-shaped, while the light blue/purple ones are round. (Alexandrites change color according to the light source.) The setting is rhodium-plated. The focal point is a V-shaped centerpiece of six panels of stones, with a seventh positioned like a drop. In typical Bogoff style, the chain is set with alternating pink tourmaline and alexandrite stones. This stunning piece closes with an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. Scroll down to see the matching bracelet and earrings. Perfect pieces for those who look best in cool colors.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Red and black enamel necklace by Jakob Bengel
    Front of brickwork pattern necklace
    $ 395

    Red & Black Enamel Necklace by Jakob Bengel

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    This red and black enamel necklace is unsigned. Even so, it has been well-documented as a Mauerwerk (brickwork) piece by Jakob Bengel. It features enamel on chrome, with an attractive link chain and a spring-ring clasp. This Machine Age necklace is extremely flexible and can be worn on either side. This piece is from my personal collection. Scroll down to see a red-and-black-enamel bracelet and a pair of earrings by the same maker, as well as the same style necklace with green-and-black enamel.
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • 1930s necklace by Jakob Bengel with red beads and chrome
    Red bead & chrome Machine Age necklace by Bengel
    $ 395

    Red Bead & Chrome 1930s Necklace by Jakob Bengel

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    This 1930s necklace has five deep-red (almost burgundy) glass beads capped with chrome that form the centerpiece of this Jakob Bengel creation. Twisted chrome elements and beads, and a paper-clip chain complete this Machine Age piece. I bought this wonderful necklace and the matching earrings (scroll down to see them) from a Bengel expert in the UK. See more Jakob Bengel jewelry
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • 1920s pendant necklace with rectangular, ruby-glass stones
    Ruby Art Deco pendant
    $ 150

    Ruby 1920s Pendant Necklace with Chicklets

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    This delicate 1920s pendant necklace is another variation of the chicklet-style so popular in the Art Deco era. This piece has a beautifully-faceted, rectangular ruby-glass stone suspended from a smaller, oblong-shaped stone along with three chicklets on each side of the chain closest to the center drop. The metal is silver-tone and unmarked. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. I don’t usually like pendants, but this one is special! It’s perfect for a v-neckline.
    $ 150
    $ 150
  • Vintage glass necklace in ruby red
    Vintage ruby Art Deco necklace
    $ 195

    Ruby Art Deco Necklace

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    This vintage glass necklace with nine faceted, oval-cut ruby-glass stones in open-back settings is a lovely Art Deco piece. The color is a deep-raspberry. A silver-tone chain with a spring-ring clasp completes this necklace from my personal collection. Although this piece was made for a slim neck, you could easily add a chain extender.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Ruby red and crystal necklace
    Another view of ruby bead & crystal necklace
    $ 245

    Ruby Bead & Crystal Necklace

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    This ruby red and crystal necklace has single and clusters of blown-ruby-glass beads separated by crystal disks. Made in the 1920s-1930s, this lovely and versatile piece closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. At 18 inches, this necklace is longer than most of its contemporaries.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Ruby bead necklace with gold filigree & rondelles
    1950s Miriam Haskell ruby bead necklace
    $ 295

    Ruby Bead, Filigree & Rondelle 1950s Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This ruby-glass bead necklace by Miriam Haskell is a 1950s classic. The round beads are accented with large glass nuggets in the same color. They have a Russian-gold-filigree end cap, a rondelle, and a small filigree bead on each end. The filigree-topped box clasp is embellished with rose montées. Made in a rich color with elegant, this opera-length piece can go everywhere and never goes out of style!
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage multi strand necklace with ruby chicklets
    Front of 3-strand ruby chicklet necklace
    $ 245

    Ruby Chicklet 3-Strand Necklace

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    This vintage multi strand necklace is a variation of the chicklet-style so popular in the 1920s-1930s. Three rows of faceted, ruby-glass chicklets drape in the front, with two larger faceted ruby-glass triangles joining the three rows to the rest of the piece. The chicklets are open-back; the triangles are not. This unusual version of the classic chicklet in hard-to-find red closes with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace is probably Czech in origin. What a great piece for a round or scooped neckline!
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Vintage red glass bead necklace with rondelles
    Deep-red melon-bead long necklace
    $ 495

    Ruby Glass Bead Necklace with Rondelles

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    This vintage red glass bead necklace with rondelles is probably from France. The uniformly-sized beads were molded in the shape of melons, a popular style in the 1920s-1930s. Wear this piece as a single long strand of 33 inches, or double it with a necklace shortener or ribbon tied at the back. Either way, you’ll love the deep-red color and the substantial quality of these beads. This necklace from my personal collection has been professionally restrung. Just add simple diamond studs to complete your look.
    $ 495
    $ 495
  • $ 155

    Sapphire Art Deco Chicklet-style Necklace

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    This Art Deco necklace of square-cut, faceted pale-sapphire-glass stones is another variation of the era's popular chicklet necklace. The stones are set in silver-tone frames at the center of a delicate chain that may be sterling silver, but it is unmarked. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp.
    $ 155
    $ 155
  • Sapphire bead necklace in puzzle design
    Sapphire bead Art Deco necklace by Louis Rousselet
    $ 425

    Sapphire Bead & Ivory Galalith 1920s Puzzle Necklace by Louis Rousselet

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    This sapphire bead necklace is another example of Louis Rousselet’s puzzle designs. The mottled-blue-glass beads are interspersed with interlocking cream and dark-blue Galalith oval beads, all strung on chain. This French Art Deco necklace closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This gorgeous piece was part of my personal collection. I guarantee you’ll love wearing it. Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet to wear with this necklace.
    $ 425
    $ 425
  • Faux sapphire necklace with square & step-pattern stones
    Sapphire chicklet Art Deco necklace
    $ 245

    Sapphire Chicklet & Enamel 1920s Necklace

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    This faux sapphire necklace has faceted, square-cut, blue-glass chicklets alternating with glass stones molded in a step pattern. The result is an Art Deco classic. The two blue-enamel links on each end make me think this piece is European in origin. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. The original silver-tone finish is worn in places, so much of the brass is showing, but who cares? This elegant piece is versatile and timeless, and from my personal collection. Scroll down to see lovely sapphire Art Deco bracelets to wear with this jewel.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Fringe necklace with sapphire glass stones
    Sapphire glass stone fringe necklace
    $ 195

    Sapphire Fringe Necklace

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    This 1920s fringe necklace has trios of faceted, round sapphire-glass stones alternating with five faceted, rectangular ones. Eleven stone-studded lines form the fringe in the center. All are mounted in silver-tone metal frames. A paper-clip chain with a spring-ring clasp finishes this delicate piece. The fact that the clasp is not centered does not detract from the beauty of this necklace. Wear it with a v-neckline to maximize the jewelry’s beauty. Scroll down to see the perfect bracelets to wear with this jewel.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Melon bead necklace in deep-sapphire-blue
    Full view of 18" necklace
    $ 195

    Sapphire Melon Bead Necklace

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    This melon bead necklace in deep-sapphire-blue raises a simple strand of beads to new heights! Exactly when this piece was made is uncertain, but I associate glass beads molded in the shape of melons with the Art Deco era. This strand of uniformly-sized beads was professionally restrung with knots by my expert jeweler after these photos were taken. It closes with a filigree, gold-tone concealed clasp. Scroll down to see complementary bracelets.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Blue & white enamel necklace with sapphires
    Art Deco enamel necklace on chrome with sapphires
    $ 295

    Sapphire, Chrome & Enamel Necklace

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    This enamel necklace is a quintessential Art Deco design. Dark blue-and-white on chrome chevrons alternate with faceted, rectangular sapphire-glass stones. This extraordinary piece closes with a spring-ring clasp. All of the enamel is present and in great shape. Any washed-out spaces are simply the glare from the lights needed for the photos. This necklace looks lovely with the pieces shown below — scroll down to take a look.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • 1950s necklace by Engel Brothers with sapphire & diamanté set in sterling
    Sterling necklace with faux sapphire & diamante
    $ 185

    Sapphire, Diamanté & Sterling 1950s Necklace by Engel Bros.

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    This 1950s necklace by Engel Bros. features a centerpiece of faceted, pear-shaped sapphire-glass stones along with round and navette diamanté. The setting is rhodium-plated, sterling silver. A square-cut faceted diamanté separates each link. This elegant and timeless necklace has a fold-over clasp.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Art Deco bib necklace with silver rings
    Front of silver ring bib necklace
    $ 195

    Silver Ring Bib Necklace

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    This Art Deco bib necklace is an unusual 1930s piece. It is formed by embossed silver-tone rings connected with embossed links that suggest the appearance of inset stones. The bib portion is an additional two strands, which form a wide V-shape in the front. This piece closes with an older style spring-ring clasp. A versatile necklace for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Theodor Fahrner necklace with gilt sterling flowers
    Front of 1930s Theodor Fahrner necklace
    $ 695

    Sterling Flower 1930s Necklace by Fahrner

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    This Theodor Fahrner necklace has scrolled filigree-topped flower petals and decorative links that illustrate the high quality of this maker’s work and the elegant simplicity of their design. This charming sterling silver piece has a touch of gilt remaining on the petals. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. Even the link that attaches to the clasp is decorated! Scroll down to see a gorgeous Fahrner bracelet to wear with this lovely necklace from my personal collection.
    $ 695
    $ 695
  • Sterling silver choker, 1940s, by Walter Lampl
    Walter Lampl sterling silver flexible choker
    $ 295

    Sterling Silver Choker by Walter Lampl

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    This sterling silver choker by Walter Lampl was the height of style in the mid- to late-1940s. The simplicity of this piece makes it wearable with almost anything. This well-constructed necklace closes with a concealed clasp. This choker was made for a slim neck, even though the construction allows for a bit of stretch. Please note the length (14 1/2"), and measure your neck before making this purchase. This necklace was advertised in the May 1947 issue of The Jewelers' Circular - Keystone (a trade publication). I wrote a blog post about two stars who wore this style of necklace in 1940s films – read it here. Cate Blanchett wore a gold version in the 2015 movie Carol. After seeing the 2019 Oscars, I was inspired by Amy Adams' red-carpet look to add a Marcel Boucher brooch to this necklace, as shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see this brooch as well as a gold flexible bracelet by another maker.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Long turquoise bead necklace on silver-tone chain
    Close-up view of round beads
    $ 250

    Turquoise Bead & Silver Chain Long Necklace

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    This long turquoise bead necklace features round and tubular-shaped glass beads in various sizes connected with silver-tone chain. Today we’d call this piece a station necklace. When I bought it for my personal collection, I had my expert jeweler add the spring-ring clasp. The photos show this 47” piece worn doubled; if you have a slim neck, you could also wear it tripled!
    $ 250
    $ 250
  • Turquoise bead choker necklace with diamanté
    Full view of 1950s turquoise bead choker
    $ 195

    Turquoise Bead Choker Necklace

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    This turquoise bead choker necklace has molded glass leaves with diamanté accents wired onto a brass-colored link base. The construction adds flexibility to this fun 1950s piece, which beautifully conforms to the shape of the neck. This choker closes with an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp, with beads on the end of the tail to add an extra touch of glamour. For even more of this fabulous color, add the matching earrings and/or bracelets – scroll down to see them.
    $ 195
    $ 195