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  • Art Deco dangle earrings with black-and-white cubes
    Art Deco earrings with trio of dangling cubes
    USD$295.00
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    Black & White Bakelite Art Deco Dangle Earrings

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    These Art Deco dangle earrings are an example of the whimsical type of jewelry that could be produced when the early plastics, such as Bakelite and Galalith, became available. Each earring features a trio of black-and-white cubes dangling from chrome bars and links. Two cubes are the same length, while the third is longer. These all-original earrings have ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears. The findings are unmarked, so I don’t know the metal content. Scroll down to see an equally fun matching bracelet.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage charm bracelet with black & white cubes
    Art Deco tank-track pattern bracelet with charms
    USD$495.00
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    Black & White Bakelite Vintage Charm Bracelet

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    This vintage charm bracelet has black-and-white Bakelite cubes that dance on either side of the metal center. The decorated chrome links form a tank-track pattern and close with a spring-ring clasp. To some people, these charms resemble a type of licorice candy (whose name I don’t know). To me, this piece says 1930s Europe. It’s definitely fun to wear. Scroll down to see the matching earrings.
    USD$495.00
    USD$495.00
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    Black & White Marbled Glass Bead French Necklace

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    This substantial glass bead necklace is a lovely take on black-and-white. What appear as white glass beads are actually clear glass with white swirls. The variation in shape and size of beads adds to the beauty of this piece. The beads and black spacers are strung on chain. This French necklace from the 1930s closes with a bee-hive screw-in clasp. Once part of my personal collection, this stunning piece is perfect for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    USD$375.00
    USD$375.00
  • 1930s earrings with black Bakelite & diamanté
    1930s earrings by Schreiber & Hiller
    USD$195.00
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    Black Bakelite & Diamanté 1930s Earrings by Schreiber & Hiller

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    At the top of these 1930s earrings is a link with engraved sides that holds seven diamanté. At the bottom is another diamanté -set link flanked by black Bakelite on three sides. In the middle is a single stone. Each earring has a small chip of Bakelite at the bottom, but that minor flaw in no way detracts from their beauty. The original ear clips were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Scroll down to see two necklaces and a bracelet with the same materials by the same maker.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Art Deco Bakelite brooch in black with diamante
    Close-up view of 'carving'
    USD$195.00
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    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Art Deco Brooch

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    This Art Deco Bakelite brooch is not for the faint-hearted! From the 1930s, this large black piece has ornate molding that simulates carving. Faceted, square-cut and round diamanté, which were expertly replaced by the previous owner, are a sparkly contrast to the dark color. At 3 ¾” long, this brooch is a real statement piece. It closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Dangle Earrings

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    The drops of these unusual Art Deco black Bakelite (or other plastic from the 1920s) earrings are embellished with a silver painted design and inlaid diamanté. A sterling chain connects each drop to a diamanté-centered black bead designed to adorn the earlobe. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. Light-weight and easy to wear, this fun pair works well for off-duty and business-casual wear. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco bracelets to wear with these jewels.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage Bakelite jewelry – bracelet with diamanté
    Close-up view of diamante & Bakelite links
    USD$295.00
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    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Flexible Bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller

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    Vintage Bakelite jewelry as beautiful as this German flexible bracelet from the 1930s is hard to find. It has vertical links of diamanté alternating with black Bakelite. The stones in this piece are relatively large – only four to each flat-top link. This Art Deco bracelet closes with a concealed clasp. Because one of the markings is "Patented" (an English word stamped by a German maker), I think this bracelet was intended for export. Scroll down to see some necklaces and earrings that complement this sophisticated, yet easy-to-wear piece.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage Bakelite necklace with diamanté links
    Front of black Bakelite Machine Age necklace
    USD$295.00
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    Black Bakelite & Diamanté German Choker

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    This vintage Bakelite necklace is probably from Germany. It has curved links of black Bakelite alternating with slightly larger curved links of channel-set diamanté. The components are threaded on a chain with metal spacers between each link. When laid out on a table, the necklace retains a slightly curved shape. The back of one of the Bakelite links has a small chip (shown in the last photo), but the appearance and integrity of the piece have not been compromised. This necklace was made for a slim neck, so please note the length (14 3/4") and check your neck size before purchasing this piece. The look of this necklace is Machine Age and very classy. Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet to wear with it.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Machine Age necklace with Bakelite & diamanté
    German Machine Age necklace
    USD$395.00
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    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Machine Age Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    I love the design of this Machine Age necklace! Six curved links set with diamanté alternate with black Bakelite links with roof-shaped (pointed) tops. Because the jeweled links are curved, the centerpiece follows the curve of your neck instead of laying out in a straight line. A scroll chain with a spring-ring-clasp completes this elegant and easy-to-wear necklace that I always enjoyed. Scroll down to see a bracelet and pair of earrings by the same maker that complement this piece.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Bakelite brooch with diamanté accents
    Curved links with channel-set stones
    USD$175.00
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    Black Bakelite Brooch with Diamanté

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    This black Bakelite brooch has a curved centerpiece topped with a collet-set diamanté. Each end features three rows of slightly-curved links with channel-set stones. The components are attached to a rhodium-plated metal back. This piece closes with a trombone clasp. The design and construction remind me of pieces created by German makers in the 1930s. Although the channel-set stones have aged a bit, this brooch is still a stunner! Scroll down to see some great earrings and bracelets to wear with this piece.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Floral brooch by Miriam Haskell with black glass beads
    Close-up view of floral brooch
    USD$295.00
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    Black Bead & Diamanté 1940s Floral Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    This floral brooch features a cluster of black glass beads sitting atop silver-tone metal leaves paved in diamanté. These elements were wired and sewn by hand onto a pierced metal foundation with edges. The pin closes with a simple C-clasp. Another lovely Frank Hess design from the World War II era.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage tank track brooch with black diamanté
    Close-up view of tank track brooch
    USD$195.00
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    Black Diamanté Vintage Tank Track Brooch by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This vintage tank track brooch is an unusual application of this classic Machine Age pattern. Schreiber & Hiller have made it even more distinctive by using black diamanté channel-set in slender, slightly curved links on the outside and a double-row of smaller, slightly lighter stones inside. The difference in colors is very subtle. At 3 ¼” long, this piece is a fabulous and versatile example of the era. This brooch closes with a trombone clasp.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Black Enamel & Diamanté ‘Rose of Seville’ 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Marcel Boucher

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    In this 1950s set, Boucher crafted a lovely three-dimensional rose in rhodium-plated metal with black enamel and round diamanté. The stem of the flower is adorned with baguettes. The brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The ear clips are just as well designed. This incredibly-detailed set deserves its elegant name: Rose of Seville. Wear the pieces together or separately to make your outfit memorable.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Enamel brooch with diamanté by DeRosa
    Double-clip enamel & diamante brooch by DeRosa
    USD$395.00
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    Black Enamel, Diamanté & Sterling Double-Clip Brooch by DeRosa

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    This enamel brooch with diamanté embellishments in a sterling silver setting was made by Ralph DeRosa in the 1950s. The detailed design is a fine example of this exceptional maker's work. This piece can be worn as a single brooch or as separate fur clips. (The latter work well with heavier fabrics, such as wool dresses or blazers.) The photos show a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a black rubber cord; you may prefer to use a gold chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless-steel twist lock (which is shown in the photo) is included with this purchase. I’ve also shown a single clip placed on my own white-gold-and-diamond chain, to show you how beautiful they look together. This necklace, obviously, is not included. I would wear faux or real diamond studs with this gorgeous piece.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Black suede handbag with chrome trim
    Close-up view of handle front
    USD$195.00
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    Black Suede Handbag with Chrome

    This black suede handbag is probably a 1930s European design. Nearly square in shape with a fixed, top handle, this bag has chrome trim around the frame, a faille lining, and what appears to be the original mirror and change purse. Each of these accessories has a separate inside pocket. While the slender shape doesn’t lend itself to today’s daytime requirements, this beautiful bag is a lovely evening accessory.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage clutch purse in black velvet
    Close-up view of decorative tab and clasp
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    Black Velvet Vintage Clutch Purse

    This vintage clutch purse in black velvet is shaped like a trapezoid. It has a chrome frame, decorative black Bakelite and chrome clasp, and faille lining with a pocket. At the center of the interior is a fixed change purse made of the same faille with a chrome frame. On the exterior, the front has a decorative rectangular tab, and the back has a hand strap in the same material. What a lovely accessory for evening! Just slide your hand under the strap, and you can dance the night away with the bag safely resting on top.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Black, White & Cream Bead 1950s Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    Smooth and faceted round black-glass beads are highlighted by marbled-white and cream beads shaped like pebbles in this elegant 1950s necklace by Hattie Carnegie. A large, round, faceted black-glass-bead-topped hidden clasp holds together the three strands. The color combination is versatile and timeless. Carnegie's glass beads were among the best! This necklace adds a beautiful and elegant collar to a round-neck garment.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
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    Blue & Cream Carved Galalith Necklace

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    Plastic beads that were molded to simulate carving were very popular in the Art Deco era. What sets this 1930s necklace apart is the colors – dark blue on cream. This combination and the design are lovely, and the different shapes of the beads add interest. Even the screw-in clasp forms a bead. I'm not sure what type of early plastic this piece is (possibly Galalith, the French equivalent of Bakelite) – it's light, wonderful, and fun to wear in any case.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
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    Blue & Green Bead 4-Strand 1950s Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    This 1950s necklace is another example of Hattie Carnegie's extraordinary flare with glass beads. Here, most are bi-color. The shapes and sizes vary, and the predominant colors are interspersed with white and clear beads along with crystal spacers. Blue and green was a very popular color combination in the 1950s, and it still works well today. This necklace has substantial weight and an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage drop earrings with blue glass and diamanté
    Blue art glass and diamanté vintage drop earrings
    USD$225.00
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    Blue Art Glass & Diamanté Drop Earrings

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    These vintage drop earrings feature blue art-glass teardrops with faint striations and filigree caps. They fall from links of baguettes and round diamanté set in silver-tone metal. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These unusual Art Deco earrings are a lovely shade of blue. Although the diamanté are ageing, the blue stones – which are the star attraction – are perfect. I bought these earrings for my personal collection, but I'm reluctantly offering them for sale. They're the perfect adornment for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
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    Blue Bead & Chrome 1930s Necklace

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    Cobalt-blue-glass beads, pierced chrome balls, and blue-plastic rings form the center of this Machine Age necklace. Decorative chrome links dotted with an additional bead on each side complete this 1930s treasure. It closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This piece is probably European in origin and is perfect for women who look best in cool colors. Scroll down to see a selection of bracelets that complement this fabulous necklace.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
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    Blue Bead & Chrome Knot Machine Age Bracelet

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    Blue-glass beads separated by chrome balls and knots of textured chrome wire form this 1930s bracelet. It closes with a spring-ring clasp. The textured knots add interest and a Machine Age-look. Wear this versatile bracelet with casual or office attire. It's perfect for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Hobe earrings with dangling blue beads & pearls
    Close-up view of 1950s dangling earring
    USD$150.00
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    Blue Bead & Pearl Dangling Hobé Earrings

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    These Hobé earrings from the 1950s feature a cascade of tubular, opalescent, blue-glass beads, glass pearls and textured, gold-tone lantern beads. Set in gold-plated metal, these ear clips by the second generation of Hobé designers have lots of movement. Wear this pair with jeans or for a night on the town all year round.
    USD$150.00
    USD$150.00
  • 1920s beaded necklace with fringe
    Blue bead & brass Art Deco necklace
    USD$195.00
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    Blue Bead 1920s Fringe Necklace

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    This 1920s beaded necklace has clusters of blue opaque-glass beads dangling from rectangular brass links. This fun Art Deco jewel has lots of movement and is great for casual and office wear. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. It’s perfect for a round or scooped neckline, and a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00