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April Birthstone Jewelry

April birthstone jewelry features the diamond, one of the most prized gemstones and admired objects of desire since ancient times. Fortunately, imitation diamonds (called brilliants, pastes, strass, rhinestones and diamanté) have been used in jewelry since the 15th century. This collection of bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces, and clips features diamanté in both white and yellow metal settings, all from the 1920s through the 1950s. Color analysts recommend diamonds for women whose coloring defines them as an Autumn (a cool palette). But that doesn’t leave the rest of us out in the cold. Whether your palette is warm, cool, or neutral, you can add sparkle to your wardrobe with diamond and diamanté jewelry. See my styling tips for this gem.

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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.

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    Crystal Teardrop, Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Pendant Earrings

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    If you’re looking for glamor, these long sterling silver Art Deco crystal pendant earrings are for you! They feature bead-set diamanté in round and baguette shapes leading to a large faceted crystal drop. These all-original screw-back earrings, which were in my personal collection, can be modified for pierced ears. Wear these fun earrings and you’re guaranteed to be noticed! Scroll down to see a lovely selection of coordinating bracelets.

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  • 1940s earrings by Mazer – gold ribbons with diamanté
    Diamanté & gold ribbon 1940s earrings by Mazer
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    Diamanté & Gold 1940s Earrings by Mazer Bros.

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    These 1940s earrings by Mazer are a lovely and hard-to-find example of the Retro Modern style of that decade. They feature gold-plated ribbons embellished with faceted, round- and square-cut diamanté. These well-made ear clips face each other, to frame your face to perfection. They will make an elegant addition to any daytime or evening outfit. Just add a simple gold bracelet, and you’ll be good to go.

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    Diamanté & Gold Disk 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Pennino

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    Pavé disks intersect and overlay scored disks of gold-tone metal to form this classic 1950s brooch and earrings set by Pennino. The gold disks remind me of open fans. The layered design and construction of this set are characteristic of exceptional makers like this one. The brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Note that about 1/4″ of the pavé disk on each ear clip will sit below your earlobe. Wear the earrings and brooch together or separately, to create different looks. Your own real or faux diamond studs or hoop earrings would also work well with this brooch.

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    Diamanté & Gold Leaf 1950s Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    This 1950s brooch features ropes of gold-tone metal that form a trio of leaves adorned with diamanté. This graceful piece by Hattie Carnegie has lots of sparkle. It goes with nearly everything and closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Wear your own yellow gold hoop earrings, or a pair of diamond studs or hoops to complete the look. Or put on your gold bangle bracelet if you have one.

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  • Coro necklace with gold & diamanté centerpiece
    Corocraft gold necklace by Adolph Katz
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    Diamanté & Gold Snake Chain 1950s Necklace by Adolph Katz for Coro

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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.

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    Diamanté & Gold Starfish 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Alice Caviness

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    This 1950s set by Alice Caviness is bold and dazzling. The aurora borealis rhinestones in the gold-tone setting take on the color of the metal, catch the light, and seem to dance. The starfish-shaped brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. Each ear clip is in the shape of one of the “arms”. This set is perfect for an outfit in a warm color palette and is guaranteed to get you noticed!

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    Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling Floral Spray Brooch by Réja

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    This graceful 1940s brooch by Réja is crafted in the Retro Modern style. It features rose-gold-plated sterling silver embellished with diamanté flowers and pavé leaves. The warm metal setting makes this piece a perfect adornment for women who look best in warm colors. This maker’s jewels are hard to find, and this one is lovely and timeless.

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  • Vintage dangle earrings in silver with diamante
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    Diamanté & Silver Art Deco Dangle Earrings

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    These vintage dangle earrings are diamanté-encrusted with faceted, square-cut stones at the earlobe and as the focal point in the drop. Long and luxurious, these all-original Art Deco pendants have gold-colored ear wires with shepherd hooks for pierced ears. I am unaware of their metal content. I think these beautiful earrings are European in origin. Though stamped “SILVER” on the earring backs, I don’t think the settings are sterling. Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating bracelets.

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  • Vintage Lapel Watch by Pennino in Art Deco design
    Art Deco design on front of clasp
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    Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Lapel Watch by Pennino

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    This amazing vintage lapel watch by Pennino is the ultimate in Art Deco design, with pavé and baguettes set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. And the best part is that the watch works! It has been cleaned by my expert watchmaker. The watch is attached to the brooch upside down, so you can read the time when you are wearing this piece. The numbers on the watch face are also SO Deco in design, and the original blue hour, minute and second hands are present. What an unusual and fantastic piece! Scroll down to see a selection of lovely coordinating bracelets.

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    Diamanté & Sterling ‘Platina’ 1940s Brooch or Pair of Dress Clips by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    This Duette, Coro’s name for their double clip/brooch, is a pair of flowers with diamanté centers and oval petals, crowned with baguettes, and set in pavé-embellished sterling silver. It was designed as part of the Platina line by Adoph Katz for the company’s high-end pieces. You can wear this one as a brooch or as separate fur clips. The latter look great on weightier fabrics, such as wool blazers and dresses. This piece was advertised along with the complete Platina line in a fashion magazine with the copy: “Glittering glamour set in sterling silver with that ‘platinum look'”. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro’s name.

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    Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Bracelet by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    This well-crafted 1940s Retro Modern bracelet was designed by Adolph Katz for Coro’s high-end line. This piece has large diamanté centers decorated with small diamanté set in sterling silver plaques. This bracelet closes with a fold-over clasp. The safety chain is a replacement. This piece is another wonderful example of period design and manufacture from one of the best! If you prefer gold bracelets, scroll down to see the same piece in vermeil sterling with aquamarine glass centers.

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  • Vintage silver bracelet by Catamore in sterling
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    Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Bracelet by Catamore

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    This vintage silver bracelet by Catamore has three vertical rows of channel-set diamanté. This well-articulated, well-crafted, sterling bracelet has engraved edges and settings. It closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain. A similar piece by this maker was advertised in the November 15, 1946 issue of Vogue. This bracelet dates from 1942 at the earliest, since the company did not open until that year. Please note that this bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Be sure to measure yours and note the bracelet’s dimensions (6 7/8″ length) before purchasing.

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    Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Bracelet by Dorsons

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    This diamanté and sterling silver 1940s bracelet by Dorsons takes the line-bracelet design one step further. Square-cut diamanté channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver are enhanced with two squares of clear baguettes. This well-made bracelet with excellent articulation has a concealed clasp. Pieces with all diamanté are really hard to photograph, and this one is no exception. All stones are clear and bright, and the overall effect is much brighter than my photos indicate. Scroll down to see coordinating pieces.

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  • Eisenberg bracelet with diamanté & sterling
    1940s Eisenberg bracelet
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    Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Bracelet by Eisenberg

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    This Eisenberg bracelet features large oval and small round diamanté set in sterling silver with a concealed clasp and safety chain. This substantial and well-articulated 1940s piece epitomizes the high-quality of its maker and the glamour of the period. Although some of the stones have yellowed a bit, this piece is still beautiful and very wearable. This bracelet was advertised in the May 15, 1947 issue of Vogue.

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    Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Brooch by Dorsons

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    This 1940s diamanté brooch set in rhodium-plated sterling silver is in its original box!  Jubilee is a trademark used by Dorsons (aka D. Ornstein & Sons. This piece is timeless, and it goes with everything! This brooch was advertised in the December 1, 1947 issue of Life magazine. Scroll down to see a selection of lovely coordinating bracelets.

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    Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Earrings by Eisenberg

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    These late-1940s earrings by Eisenberg look like flowers in a vase. They have faceted oval and round stones set in rhodium-plated sterling silver with screw-backs. These earrings faces each other, so they will frame your face to perfection. This pair features all of the beauty and high-quality of this maker’s creations.

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    Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Fur Clip

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    Prong-set, large diamanté flowers are complemented with pavé ribbons in this substantial, yet graceful sterling silver 1940s fur clip.  Although it is unsigned, the high-quality design and construction as well as the style of the piece makes me believe that it came from Eisenberg.  The mechanism is a fur clip.  This piece would really stand out on the lapel or shoulder of a jacket or coat.  What a glorious statement!

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    Diamanté & Sterling 2-Row Art Deco Bar Brooch

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    This 1920s diamanté and sterling silver 2-row Art Deco bar brooch has the same look and construction of the channel-set glass-stone bangle bracelets of the era. Even the edges of the brooch are engraved. The faceted square-cut stones are bright and sparkly.  This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Be sure to look at all of the photos to see the brooch in different positions. This classic piece goes with everything! Scroll down to see a selection of lovely coordinating bracelets.

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    Diamanté & Sterling 2-Row Art Deco Bracelet

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    Diamanté set in two rows of sterling silver decorative links form this delicate and versatile 1920s Art Deco bracelet. It closes with a tongue-in-groove clasp with safety chain. Please note that the photos suggest a slight yellowing of stones, which is not visible to the naked eye. Scroll down to see coordinating pieces.

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    Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Line Bracelet by Otis

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    This lovely example of an Art Deco line bracelet, the forerunner of today’s tennis bracelet, features faceted, square-cut diamanté channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver.  Engraved edges and a diamanté-encrusted fold-over clasp complete the piece. The excellent articulation speaks to the high-quality construction of this bracelet, which actually was the same as that used by Wachenheimer Bros. (Read about the companies’ connection.) Bracelets in this style (known as flexible bracelets in that era) were all the rage in the 1920s-1930s and were typically worn in multiples. You can see this one paired with other line bracelets in the photos. Although the stones have aged a bit, this piece still has lots of sparkle. Scroll down to see coordinating pieces.

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  • Diamonbar bracelet of diamanté set in sterling
    Diamonbar Art Deco bracelet
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    Diamanté & Sterling Diamonbar Art Deco Line Bracelet by Wachenheimer Brothers

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    This Diamonbar bracelet has square-cut diamanté in a sterling silver box setting. Its excellent articulation makes this bracelet an Art Deco classic. It closes with a hidden, tongue-in-groove clasp and figure-8 safety catch. This stunning bracelet was made for a slim wrist, so please note the bracelet length (6 5/8″) and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. It can be worn alone or with line bracelets with colored stones. Scroll down to see a selection of beautiful companions.

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    USD$375.00
  • Ciro brooch or pair of dress clips
    Vintage Ciro double-clip brooch
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    Diamanté & Sterling English 1940s Brooch or Pair of Dress Clips by Ciro

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    This fine vintage Ciro brooch is a dainty and exceptionally well-made 1940s piece by this well-known, long-standing British company. The design of furled sterling silver ribbons set with diamanté reflects the romanticism of the decade.  Wear this piece as a brooch or as separate dress clips. This double-clip brooch is the only one I’ve seen with a brooch mechanism that frames the entire piece. Ciro pieces were not inexpensive. A 1941 Vogue ads shows a gold-plated, sterling silver and diamanté double-clip brooch for $25.

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    Diamanté & Sterling Leaf 1940s Fur Clip by Eisenberg

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    This substantial (in weight and size) late-1940s fur clip by Eisenberg has two layers: square-cut diamanté flowers with a pavé stem that sit atop a sterling silver leaf embellished with additional diamanté. The cut-outs on the leaf add a graceful effect. You could wear this jewel on the shoulder or lapel of a dress, jacket or coat, and own any room you enter! What a knockout!

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