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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. Read more about fashion and jewelry in the 1920s and 1930s.

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  • 1920s necklace with amethyst & crystal beads
    Long Art Deco necklace worn doubled
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    Amethyst & Crystal Bead Long 1920s Necklace

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    This 1920s necklace of alternating amethyst-glass and crystal beads was designed to complement the long-waisted, slim flapper silhouette but is equally fashionable today. This substantial piece has just been professionally restrung with knots and no clasp. Although the necklace was designed to be worn as a single long (35″) strand, you can wear it doubled if you have a slim neck. A pearl extender clasp (see the seventh photo), which makes the doubling possible, will be included with this necklace. This jewel looks great with the Amethyst Bead Long Art Deco Necklace, also weighty, shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see it and a selection of coordinating bracelets and earrings.

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    Amethyst & Diamanté 1930s Austrian Earrings

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    These 1930s earrings from Austria feature three rows of vertically-set stones. In the middle are two deep-amethyst 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, so the pendant is one piece. A single, faceted, round diamanté sits at the earlobe. These regal Art Deco earrings are all-original screw-backs and can be modified for pierced ears. The color combination is rich, regal, and easy-to-wear.

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  • Art Deco earrings with amethyst teardrops & filigree
    Another view of these Art Deco earrings
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    Amethyst & Filigree Art Deco Earrings

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    Stunning and elegant, these Art Deco earrings feature faceted, pale-amethyst-glass teardrop pendants. Each is capped with beautiful silver-tone filigree. A faceted, round diamanté sits at the ear lobe, and a row of tiny stones dot the space in between. Although some of these accents have darkened, they are not visible when the earrings are worn. The screw-backs can be modified for pierced ears. Scroll down to see the perfect Art Deco bracelets to wear with these gorgeous jewels.

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    Amethyst & Filigree Pendant & Earrings Set

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    This dainty 1920s pendant with matching earrings features faceted, princess-cut amethyst-glass stones. They are mounted in a light-weight, chromium- or rhodium-plated setting with filigree accents. The necklace has a paper-clip chain with an old-fashioned filigree clasp. The earrings are all-original screw-backs, but they can be modified for pierced ears. Pick an Art Deco amethyst bracelet to complete the look – scroll down to see examples.

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    Amethyst & Pearl Drop Earrings

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    These long and luxurious 1920s earrings feature faceted amethyst-glass-teardrop pendants dangling from silver-tone paper-clip chain. Tiny faux pearls and a lantern-shaped amethyst bead accents each chain. These earrings are the epitome of the glamour and style of the Art Deco era, yet they remain modern and elegant. The screw-backs can be modified for pierced ears. This pair looks wonderful with amethyst Art Deco bracelets – scroll down to see a selection.

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    Amethyst & Sterling 1930s Bracelet

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    Pale emerald-cut amethyst glass stones are prong-set in sterling silver in this late-1930s classic Art Deco bracelet. It closes with a concealed clasp. The stones are a lovely color. This bracelet looks elegant with amethyst Art Deco necklaces — scroll down to see a selection.

    USD$275.00
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    Amethyst & Sterling Link 1920s Bracelet by Foster & Bro.

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    This classic Art Deco bracelet features four faceted, cushion-cut, deep-amethyst glass stones. They are set in open-back, vertical, sterling silver frames that alternate with horizontal oval panels and links. This lovely, well-made bracelet closes with a clasp that hooks onto the last link.

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  • Amethyst bangle bracelet in sterling
    Front of wide amethyst bangle
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    Amethyst Bangle Bracelet

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    This amethyst bangle bracelet from the 1920s has faceted, square-cut glass stones channel-set in sterling silver with engraved edges. This piece is wider and more substantial than its contemporaries. In fact, its size, weight, design, and components are nearly identical to one of my own Lady Gloria Hinged Bracelets by Wachenheimer Brothers. This piece is unsigned on the tongue (where Diamonbar bangles were marked), so I can’t be sure. Either way, this bracelet is so beautiful and well-made that you won’t be disappointed. It was made for a slim wrist, so please note the inside circumference (6 3/4″) and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. Scroll down to see some lovely complementary Art Deco earrings and necklaces.

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    Amethyst Bead Long 1920s Necklace

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    This 1920s necklace of faceted, amethyst-glass beads with crystal disk spacers never goes out of style. It has been professionally restrung without a clasp, has substantial weight and was designed to be worn as a single, long (31″) strand. As an alternative, the third photo shows the necklace worn doubled, with the aid of a device called a pearl extender clasp (shown in the fifth photo). I will include one with this purchase. This necklace looks fabulous with another long 1920s necklace, which is also weighty, that is shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see it and a selection of amethyst Art Deco bracelets to wear with this jewel.

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    Amethyst Chicklet-style 1920s Necklace

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    This 1920s Art Deco necklace of faceted, square-cut amethyst- glass stones set in silver-tone frames with a delicate chain may be sterling, but it is unmarked. It closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. Please note that the color saturation of the crystals 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 coordinating amethyst bracelets.

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    Amethyst Molded Glass Necklace with Drop

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    This charming 1920s Art Deco necklace features a centerpiece of six amethyst-molded-glass plaques. A seventh plaque is a drop suspended with an amethyst-glass bead flanked by tiny pearls. The delicate paper-clip chain was very popular during this era. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. This jewel is lovely with a V-neckline. Scroll down to see amethyst Art Deco bracelets to wear with this pretty piece.

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    Amethyst Triangle Art Deco Necklace

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    Amethyst glass in triangle-shaped mounds are mounted on silver-tone frames in this amazing 1920s Art Deco necklace. The stones are rounded at the top and open-backed. This stunning, glowing piece closes with a spring-ring clasp. Although the clasp is marked “sterling” and “Ger“, the frames are unmarked. This necklace may be German in origin. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco bracelets to wear with this lovely royal jewel.

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    Apple Juice Celluloid Drop Earrings

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    Apple-juice celluloid(?) beads and hoops connected with brass filigree findings form these delightfully long, Art Deco earrings. They are all-original with screw backs, which can be modified for pierced ears. This color is perfect for women who look best in warm hues. These wonderful 1920s earrings are fun to wear!

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    Aquamarine & Filigree Art Deco Necklace

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    This lovely 1920s Art Deco necklace on a delicate chain features a centerpiece with alternating aquamarine-glass stones and square filigree plaques. The open-backed, faceted, shield-shaped stones sit on decorated frames. An aquamarine-glass bead sits at each end of the centerpiece. This necklace, which closes with a press-back filigree clasp, is chromium-plated. These particular aquamarines are right for those who look best in cooler colors. Scroll down to see complementary aquamarine bracelets to wear with this pretty jewel.

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    Aquamarine & Gilt Sterling Filigree 1930s Bracelet by Fahrner

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    Gilded-sterling silver links with corded wire spirals hold collet-set faux aquamarines in this fabulous Art Deco bracelet by Fahrner. It 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 concealed clasp and safety catch. Scroll down to see a sterling Fahrner necklace that looks lovely with this piece.

    USD$1,495.00
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  • Vintage aquamarine bracelet in sterling silver
    Aquamarine Art Deco line bracelet
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    Aquamarine & Sterling Line Bracelet

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    This vintage aquamarine bracelet has square-cut glass stones channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver links with engraved edges. It is an excellent example of an Art Deco line bracelet, so popular in the 1920s-1930s. Longer than many from this era, this one has substantial weight and width as well as excellent construction and articulation. The concealed clasp has a safety catch. This bracelet is signed, but I cannot identify the maker. Because of its simple, classic lines, this bracelet coordinates well with more elaborate pieces from other eras. In fact, it adorned a runway model at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. She wore this jewel with fabulous 1950s diamanté chandelier earrings, which you can see here. Scroll down for a selection of pieces from different decades that coordinate with this beautiful bracelet.

    USD$395.00
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  • Vintage aquamarine necklace
    Aquamarine Art Deco necklace
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    Aquamarine 1920s Necklace

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    This vintage aquamarine necklace has watery-blue-glass stones set in etched-silver-metal frames. The stones are faceted on top and have pointed bottoms. This stunning, well-made 1920s Art Deco classic closes with a spring-ring clasp. The frames and links may be sterling, but only the clasp is marked. This lovely jewel, from my personal collection, would suit someone who looks best in cool colors. Scroll down to see aquamarine Art Deco bracelets to wear with this beautiful piece.

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    Aquamarine, Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Bracelet

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    This Art Deco bracelet features pyramid-shaped aquamarine rhinestones alternating with links of diamanté, all set in sterling silver with a spring-ring clasp. Although this piece is signed, I cannot identify the maker. This bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Please note the bracelet length (6 3/4″) and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. Scroll down to see some coordinating pieces.

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  • Vintage bead necklace in black and cream
    Front view of black & cream vintage necklace
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    Black & Cream Galalith Bead Necklace

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    This vintage bead necklace is a piece that’s especially fun for summer. It has alternating larger and smaller black beads that culminate in a centerpiece of two plaques designed to look carved and two cream-colored cones separated by a black disk. Made from an early plastic (Bakelite or Galalith?), this necklace from 1925-1935 closes with an unusual push-in clasp. This piece is from my personal collection.

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    Black & Red Galalith & Chrome 1930s Necklace

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    This Machine Age necklace has as its centerpiece a row of three arrow-shaped, black Galalith plaques covered with chrome triangle panels. A fourth plaque drops from the trio. Red Galalith cylindrical beads accent the chrome chain links.  This piece reminds me of the work of Jakob Bengel. I had four links removed from this necklace because I bought it for myself, but I saved the pieces for the future owner. Scroll down to see the perfect Bengel earrings to wear with this necklace.

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  • Art Deco dangle earrings with black-and-white cubes
    Art Deco earrings with trio of dangling cubes
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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.

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  • Vintage charm bracelet with black & white cubes
    Art Deco tank-track pattern bracelet with charms
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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.

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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
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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
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