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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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  • Vintage rose brooch and earrings by Marcel Boucher
    Black enamel & diamante rose brooch
    $ 275

    Black Enamel & Diamanté ‘Rose of Seville’ Brooch & Earrings Set by Marcel Boucher

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    In this vintage rose brooch and earrings set, Boucher crafted a lovely three-dimensional flower in rhodium-plated metal with black enamel and round diamanté. The stem of the rose is adorned with baguettes. The brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The ear clips are just as well-designed. This incredibly-detailed 1950s set deserves its elegant name: Rose of Seville. Wear the pieces together (in the style of the decade) or separately to make your outfit memorable. A perfect set for those who look best in cool colors.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • Crystal teardrop earrings with diamante set in sterling
    Long 1920s earrings with crystal pendants
    $ 295

    Crystal Teardrop, Diamanté & Sterling Pendant Earrings

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    If you’re looking for glamour, these crystal teardrop 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 long and luxurious pendants and you’re guaranteed to be noticed! Scroll down to see a lovely selection of coordinating bracelets.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Gold disk earrings and brooch w/pavé by Pennino Bros.
    Gold disk & diamante brooch
    $ 195

    Diamanté & Gold Disk Brooch & Earrings Set by Pennino Bros.

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    These gold disk earrings and brooch were made by Pennino Bros. in the 1950s. Pavé disks intersect and overlay the scored disks of gold-tone metal, which 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 these lovely 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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Gold leaf brooch with diamanté
    Close-up view of brooch front
    $ 195

    Diamanté & Gold Leaf Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    This 1950s gold leaf brooch features ropes of yellow 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. A lovely and elegant jewel for those who love diamonds and look best in warm colors.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Coro necklace with gold & diamanté centerpiece
    Corocraft gold necklace by Adolph Katz
    $ 195

    Diamanté & Gold Snake Chain 1950s Coro Necklace

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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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Vintage starfish brooch & earrings by Alice Caviness
    Starfish earrings
    $ 395

    Diamanté & Gold Starfish Brooch & Earrings Set by Alice Caviness

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    This vintage starfish brooch and earrings 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 1950s set is perfect for an outfit in a warm color palette and is guaranteed to get you noticed!
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • Reja brooch in rose-vermeil-sterling with diamante
    Close-up view of 1940s Reja brooch
    $ 275

    Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling Floral Réja Brooch

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    This Réja brooch is a graceful 1940s creation in the Retro Modern style. It features rose-gold-plated sterling silver embellished with diamanté flowers and pavé leaves. The warm-toned 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.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • Vintage dangle earrings in silver with diamante
    Close-up view of earring top
    $ 345

    Diamanté & Silver Vintage 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. Pieces like these are difficult to photograph, and the earrings are much brighter and more sparkly than the photos indicate. This glamorous pair walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating bracelets.
    $ 345
    $ 345
  • Coro sterling brooch or pair of clips in ‘Platina’ design
    Another view of Coro 'Platina' Duette
    $ 195

    Diamanté & Sterling ‘Platina’ 1940s Duette by Coro

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    This Coro sterling 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 Adolph Katz for the company’s high-end pieces. You can wear this one as a brooch or as separate dress clips. The double-prong fastener works well with 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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Vintage Lapel Watch by Pennino in Art Deco design
    Art Deco design on front of clasp
    $ 595

    Diamanté & Sterling 1930s Lapel Watch by Pennino Bros.

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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.
    $ 595
    $ 595
  • Vintage silver bracelet by Catamore in sterling
    $ 265

    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.
    $ 265
    $ 265
  • Coro vintage bracelet in sterling with diamante
    Sterling silver & diamante 1940s bracelet
    $ 295

    Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Bracelet by Coro

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    This Coro vintage bracelet is a well-crafted 1940s Retro Modern jewel designed by Adolph Katz for the company’s high-end line. This piece has large diamanté centers decorated with small diamanté set in curled, sterling silver plaques. This bracelet closes with a fold-over clasp; the safety chain is a replacement. This jewel is another wonderful example of period design and manufacture from one of the best! It and a pair of Art Deco earrings – an unexpected but splendid combination – were worn by a beautiful model on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019! Scroll down to see these beautiful earrings as well as the same bracelet design in vermeil sterling with aquamarine-glass centers.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 350

    Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Dress Clip

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    Prong-set, large diamanté flowers are complemented with pavé ribbons in this substantial, yet graceful sterling silver 1940s dress 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. It has a hinged, double-prong fastener, which works well with weighty fabrics. This piece would really stand out on the lapel or shoulder of a jacket or coat.  What a glorious statement!
    $ 350
    $ 350
  • $ 195

    Diamanté & Sterling 2-Row 1920s 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 concealed 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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 195

    Diamanté & Sterling 2-Row Bar Brooch

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    This 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. This classic jewel goes with everything! Scroll down to see a selection of lovely coordinating bracelets.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 225

    Diamanté & Sterling 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. All-diamanté pieces 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. In fact, this lovely bracelet sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019! The model wore it with Art Deco crystal bead pendant earrings. Scroll down to see them and other coordinating pieces.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • Diamonbar bracelet of diamanté set in sterling
    Diamonbar Art Deco bracelet
    $ 375

    Diamanté & Sterling Diamonbar Bracelet

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    This Diamonbar bracelet has faceted, square-cut diamanté in a sterling silver box setting. Its excellent articulation makes this bracelet an Art Deco classic. Made in the 1920s, this piece closes with a concealed 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. This bracelet walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. The model wore it with a bridal gown and exquisite flower earrings by Dior.
    $ 375
    $ 375
  • Vintage screw back earrings in diamanté by Eisenberg
    Diamante & sterling earrings by Eisenberg
    $ 245

    Diamanté & Sterling Earrings by Eisenberg

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    These vintage screw back earrings made in the late-1940s by Eisenberg look like flowers in a vase. They have faceted oval and round diamanté set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. These earrings face 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. In fact, these earrings were chosen to walk the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. The model wore them with a pair of bracelets made in Germany in the 1930s – scroll down to see them. Surprised at the combination? It rocked!
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Eisenberg dress clip in leaf shape with diamante
    Close-up view of top
    $ 395

    Diamanté & Sterling Leaf Eisenberg Dress Clip

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    This Eisenberg dress clip from the late-1940s is substantial in weight and size. It 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. The hinged, double-prong fastener works well with weighty fabrics. 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!
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • Otis sterling bracelet with diamanté
    Diamante & sterling Art Deco bracelet
    $ 185

    Diamanté & Sterling Line Bracelet by Otis

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    This Otis sterling bracelet is a lovely example of an Art Deco line bracelet, the forerunner of today's tennis bracelet. It features faceted, square-cut diamanté channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. Engraved edges and a diamanté-embellished fold-over clasp complete the design. The excellent articulation speaks to its high-quality construction, 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 jewel still has lots of sparkle. Scroll down to see coordinating pieces.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Silver buckle bracelet by Otis
    Sterling & diamante two-row buckle bracelet
    $ 245

    Diamanté & Sterling Silver Buckle Bracelet by Otis

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    This silver buckle bracelet features two rows of round diamanté set in sterling. The concealed clasp has a flat, rectangular tongue with a floral-decorated release button in the center; the straight safety-clasp swivels. This style of clasp was used by Wachenheimer Brothers ("WB") late in their production. The back is stamped “3 20 17”, the date the patent was issued to them for the way the links are connected. However, even though this bracelet has these WB characteristics, it doesn’t have the Diamonbar mark. Some of the components or the entire piece may have been made by WB, but I believe this bracelet was sold by Otis, the company that purchased the equipment and inventory from WB after they went out of business. Read more about the connection between these companies. Scroll down to see a selection of lovely coordinating pieces.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Eisenberg earrings with diamanté set in sterling
    Diamanté & Sterling Sunburst 1940s Earrings by Eisenberg
    $ 245

    Diamanté & Sterling Sunburst Eisenberg Earrings

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    These Eisenberg earrings have small round diamanté emanating from a larger stone, forming a sunburst design. The setting is sterling silver with screw-backs. These earrings are really alive with sparkle! They were advertised in the September 1, 1947 issue of Vogue. And they haven't lost their appeal – this pair sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to see a pearl and diamanté bracelet by the same maker, in a similar design.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Dorsons sterling silver brooch with diamante
    Close-up view of brooch front
    $ 225

    Diamanté & Sterling Twisted Bar Brooch by Dorsons

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    The design of this 1940s Dorsons sterling silver brooch with hand-set diamanté was called a ‘twisted bar pin’. It comes in its original box, marked with the Jubilee trademark used by the maker (aka D. Ornstein & Sons). This jewel 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.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • Vintage Ciro brooch or pair of clips
    Ciro brooch or pair of dress clips
    $ 295

    Diamanté & Sterling Ciro Brooch or Pair of Clips

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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.
    $ 295
    $ 295