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Vintage Art Deco Jewelry

About Vintage Art Deco Jewelry

This vintage Art Deco jewelry is characterized by clean lines, geometric forms, stylized Egyptian themes – e.g., scarabs, pharaohs, and hieroglyphics – fruit salads, abstract designs, and dramatic, contrasting colors. The pendant earrings, long and short necklaces, brooches, bracelets, dress clips, and double-clip brooches in this collection were made with faux pearls, crystal and richly-colored-glass stones and beads, shimmery stones (marcasites and diamanté), early plastics, and enamel. If you think you need to dress like a character from The Great Gatsby to wear this stunning jewelry, think again: its appeal has endured for nearly a century. And the quality of these 1920s-1930s European and North American makers is unsurpassed.

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  • Vintage amethyst earrings w/diamantes
    Close-up view of single earring
    USD$295.00

    Amethyst & Diamanté Earrings from Austria

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    These vintage amethyst earrings feature three rows of vertically-set stones. In the middle are two deep-purple baguettes with a round diamanté on top and a faceted, teardrop-shaped diamanté at the bottom. On either side of the middle, the pattern is repeated but with a single baguette. The setting is rhodium-plated metal shaped to hold the stones together, making each pendant one piece. A single, faceted, round diamanté sits at the earlobe. These 1930s Art Deco earrings from Austria are all-original screw-backs and can be modified for pierced ears. The color combination is rich, regal, and easy-to-wear.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Sterling amethyst bracelet by Foster & Bro.
    Full view of bracelet front
    USD$245.00

    Amethyst & Sterling Bracelet by Foster & Bro.

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    This sterling amethyst bracelet is a popular style from the 1920s. It features four faceted, cushion-cut, deep-amethyst-glass stones. They are set in open-back, vertical frames that alternate with horizontal oval panels and narrower links. This lovely, well-made jewel by a less-known maker closes with a clasp that hooks onto the last link. A lush, regal color that’s versatile and easy to wear. Scroll down to see coordinating necklaces.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
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    1920s necklace with amethyst chicklets
    Amethyst chicklet-style Art Deco necklace
    USD$295.00

    Amethyst Chicklet-style 1920s Necklace

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    This 1920s necklace of faceted, square-cut amethyst-glass stones set in silver-tone frames with a delicate chain closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. This style has taken on the modern-day term chicklet. Please note that the color saturation of the stones is even ― any differences in the photos are due to lighting. This necklace walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to take a look at a coordinating amethyst bracelet.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Amethyst drop necklace w/molded-glass plaques
    Necklace front
    USD$245.00

    Amethyst Drop Necklace of Molded Glass

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    This amethyst drop necklace features a centerpiece of six molded-glass plaques. A seventh is suspended from an amethyst-glass bead flanked by tiny pearls. A delicate silver-tone paper-clip chain, which was very popular in the 1920s, and a spring-ring clasp complete the piece. This jewel is lovely with a V-neckline. Scroll down to see a complementary amethyst Art Deco bracelet.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Theodor Fahrner bracelet with gilded sterling & aquamarines
    1920s-1930s filigree bracelet by Theodor Fahrner
    USD$1,495.00

    Aquamarine & Gilt Sterling Filigree Theodor Fahrner Bracelet

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    This Theodor Fahrner bracelet is spectacular! Each gilded-sterling silver link with corded wire spirals holds a collet-set faux aquamarine. This fabulous Art Deco jewel is an excellent example of the type of filigree this maker is known for. The book cited as a reference indicates that the filigree pieces were made post-1932, but the same source dates the maker’s mark to the 1920s. I don’t think the date matters – this bracelet is exquisite! It has a box clasp and safety catch. Scroll down to see a sterling Fahrner necklace that looks lovely with this piece.
    USD$1,495.00
    USD$1,495.00
  • Vintage charm bracelet with black & white cubes
    Art Deco tank-track pattern bracelet with charms
    USD$495.00

    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!
    USD$495.00
    USD$495.00
  • 1930s French necklace w/black & white-marbled glass beads
    Full view of black-and-white beaded necklace
    USD$395.00

    Black & White Marbled Glass Bead French Necklace

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    This 1930s French 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 substantial piece. The beads and black spacers are strung on chain. This jewel closes with a barrel clasp. Once part of my personal collection, this stunning piece is perfect for a woman who likes to wear cool colors.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • 1930s earrings with black Bakelite & diamanté
    1930s earrings by Schreiber & Hiller
    USD$245.00

    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 diamantés. At the bottom is another diamanté-set link flanked by black Bakelite (or Galalith) 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$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Art Deco Bakelite brooch in black with diamante
    Close-up view of 'carving'
    USD$225.00

    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 jewel has ornate hand-carving accented with faceted, square-cut and round diamanté. The stones, 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$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Black vintage Bakelite earrings with diamanté-inlaid pendants
    Art Deco black Bakelite earrings
    USD$225.00

    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Dangle Earrings

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    These vintage Bakelite earrings are unusual. The pendants in black Bakelite (or other plastic from the 1920s) are embellished with a silver painted design and inlaid diamantés. 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 attire. Although many of the stones have darkened, these earrings are still very attractive. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco bracelets to wear with these jewels.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Vintage Bakelite jewelry – bracelet with diamanté
    Close-up view of diamante & Bakelite links
    USD$295.00

    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 black Bakelite necklace with diamanté links.
    German Machine Age necklace by Schreiber & Hiller
    USD$445.00

    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    A beautiful example of Machine Age design that you will love. This vintage black Bakelite necklace features six curved links set with diamantés that alternate with Bakelite (or Galalith) links with 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$445.00
    USD$445.00
  • Bakelite brooch with diamanté accents
    Curved links with channel-set stones
    USD$225.00

    Black Bakelite Brooch with Diamantés

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    This black Bakelite (or Galalith) 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 jewelry created by the German makers Schreiber & Hiller 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 jewel.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Vintage tank track brooch with black diamanté
    Close-up view of tank track brooch
    USD$195.00

    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 diamantés channel-set in slender, slightly curved links on the outside with 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 jewel closes with a trombone clasp.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Blue bead bracelet with chrome knots
    Full view of blue bead & chrome bracelet
    USD$225.00

    Blue Bead & Chrome Knot Machine Age Bracelet

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    This blue bead bracelet has glass beads separated by chrome balls and knots of textured chrome wire. Made in the 1930s, this piece closes with a spring-ring clasp. The textured knots add interest and a Machine Age-look. Wear this versatile and fun bracelet with casual or office attire. It’s perfect for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Fringe statement necklace w/blue glass tubes & chrome balls
    Full view of chrome & blue glass fringe necklace
    USD$375.00

    Blue Glass & Chrome Fringe Necklace

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    This fringe statement necklace has cobalt-blue glass tubes and chrome balls dangling from chrome links. The metal and fringe elements have a Machine Age-look and give this piece lots of movement! Some of the blue glass tubes have minor chips, but they are not noticeable when this beauty is worn. This 1930s necklace, which closes with an old-style spring-ring clasp, was part of my personal collection. I am reluctantly offering it to a new home. A perfect adornment for a woman who looks best in cool colors and loves statement pieces.
    USD$375.00
    USD$375.00
  • 1920s choker necklace with blue glass flowers & diamante
    French choker with blue glass flower beads & diamante
    USD$795.00

    Blue Glass Flower & Diamanté 1920s Choker Necklace

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    This 1920s choker necklace is formed by clusters of delicate blue-glass-flower-shaped beads with white glass centers that alternate with clusters of diamantés. Three rondelles form the barrel clasp. This necklace, which was probably made in France in the 1920s, has been restrung by my expert jeweler. What a knockout! Wear it with real or faux diamond stud earrings and you’ll own any room you enter!
    USD$795.00
    USD$795.00
  • Bakelite bangle bracelet in marbled brown with 6 yellow dots
    Brown marbled Bakelite bracelet
    USD$495.00

    Brown Marbled Bakelite Bangle Bracelet with 6 Dots

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    This Bakelite bangle bracelet combines shades of brown in marble-like swirls. The outside is inlaid with six yellow dots.  This piece, which is from my personal collection, slips over the hand, as the bracelet doesn’t open. It is the perfect adornment for a woman who looks best in warm hues. Add a touch of whimsy to any outfit with this richly-colored piece.
    USD$495.00
    USD$495.00
  • 1930s necklace with disks & balls
    Chrome German Machine Age necklace
    USD$345.00

    Chrome 1930s Necklace from Germany

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    This 1930s necklace from Germany has three sets of five semi-circular disks separated by two-part balls. A flat-link-and-bar chain with a spring-ring clasp completes the design. Substantial in weight, this chrome necklace is a great example of the Machine Age style. This piece is from my personal collection. An unusual and versatile addition to the jewelry wardrobe of a woman who likes to wear cool colors! Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet from another German maker to wear with this jewel.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Jakob Bengel necklace in chrome brickwork pattern
    Front of chrome brickwork necklace
    USD$395.00

    Chrome Brickwork Collar by Jakob Bengel

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    This Jakob Bengel necklace in the well-known Mauerwerk (brickwork) pattern is the epitome of German Machine Age design. This chromium-plated brass piece, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, feels very slinky. You can wear this collar on either side. Scroll down to see several Machine Age bracelets to wear with this necklace, including one by Bengel.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Chrome bracelet with curved & textured links
    Chrome link Machine Age bracelet
    USD$225.00

    Chrome Link Machine Age Bracelet

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    This chrome bracelet features a trio of curved, polished links, inspired by radio or car grills. They alternate with five rows of textured links in the tank-track pattern. This piece, with a concealed clasp, is a great example of Machine Age design that incorporates two motifs of the style. I think this wonderful and unusual bracelet is European in origin. It goes with everything, and it's perfect for a woman who likes to wear cool colors! Scroll down to see several colorful coordinating pieces.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Art Deco dangle earrings with chrysoprase & crystal
    Chrysoprase & crystal dangling earrings
    USD$245.00

    Chrysoprase & Crystal Art Deco Dangle Earrings

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    These Art Deco dangle earrings feature two faceted, oblong chrysoprase (glass?) stones with a faceted, round collet-set crystal at the bottom. Each stone is separated by a ring link, so there’s plenty of movement here. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Note that although the open-back bottom crystals appear dark in the first photo, they are, in fact, clear and sparkly (as in the second photo). Scroll down to see a number of chrysoprase pieces that would compliment these earrings. This apple-green color is fabulous for women who look best in warm hues.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Chrysoprase green necklace w/alternating crystal chicklets
    Front of chrysoprase & crystal chicklet necklace
    USD$495.00

    Chrysoprase & Crystal Chicklet Necklace

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    This chrysoprase green necklace has rectangular-shaped stones that alternate with square crystals. All are mounted on linked silver-tone frames, in the style of Art Deco chicklet necklaces. Although unmarked, the design and quality of this jewel make me think it was made in Germany. The faceting of the crystals is superb, the mountings of the stones are highly-decorated, and the weight is substantial. This gorgeous piece from my personal collection closes with a spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see Art Deco earrings and bracelets to wear with this classic jewel.
    USD$495.00
    USD$495.00
  • Chrysoprase and sterling drop earrings
    Late-1920s chrysoprase earrings
    USD$295.00

    Chrysoprase & Sterling Drop Earrings by Wachenheimer Bros.

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    These chrysoprase and sterling drop earrings by Wachenheimer Bros. have square and oblong stones. By the end of the 1920s, the company was marketing Wachenheimer Real Stone Jewelry with their company name instead of the Diamonbar trademark. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Scroll down to see an Art Deco necklace to wear with these lovely earrings.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00