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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
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage Austrian earrings w/amethysts & diamante
    Amethyst & diamante 1930s pendant earrings
    $ 295

    Amethyst & Diamanté 1930s Austrian Earrings

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    These vintage Austrian earrings 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, making each pendant one piece. A single, faceted, round diamanté sits at the earlobe. These 1930s 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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Art Deco earrings with amethyst teardrops & filigree
    Another view of these Art Deco earrings
    $ 245

    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.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Long vintage amethyst earrings
    Art Deco earrings with amethyst teardrop pendants
    $ 295

    Amethyst & Pearl Drop Earrings

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    These vintage amethyst earrings are long and luxurious. They feature faceted glass teardrop pendants dangling from silver-tone paper-clip chain. Tiny faux pearls and a lantern-shaped amethyst bead accents each chain. These 1920s jewels 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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage amethyst bracelet in sterling silver
    Front of amethyst & sterling Art Deco bracelet
    $ 275

    Amethyst & Sterling 1920s Bracelet

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    This vintage amethyst bracelet from the 1920s is a variation of the era’s line bracelet. Instead of the typical channel-set stones, this jewel's emerald-cut, pale-amethysts are prong-set atop open-back sterling-silver cups. This classic Art Deco bracelet closes with a concealed clasp. The glass stones are a lovely color, and the construction allows the light to pass through. This piece looks elegant with Art Deco necklaces in variations of this regal hue — scroll down to see a selection.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • Sterling amethyst bracelet by Foster & Bro.
    Full view of bracelet front
    $ 195

    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 several coordinating pieces.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Art Deco pendant necklace & earrings w/amethysts
    1920s amethyst & filigree pendant
    $ 295

    Amethyst Art Deco Pendant Necklace & Earrings

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    This dainty Art Deco pendant necklace 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 this elegant day or evening look – scroll down to see examples.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Amethyst bangle bracelet in sterling
    Front of wide amethyst bangle
    $ 425

    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.
    $ 425
    $ 425
  • Vintage amethyst bead necklace w/crystal spacers
    Long view of necklace
    $ 295

    Amethyst Bead Long 1920s Necklace

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    This vintage amethyst bead necklace never goes out of style. It is a long (31”) strand of graduating faceted, deep-purple glass beads with crystal disk spacers. This piece has been professionally restrung without a clasp and has substantial weight. Made in the 1920s, it was designed to be worn as a single, long strand, to compliment the drop-waist fashion of the day. 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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 195

    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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Theodor Fahrner bracelet with gilded sterling & aquamarines
    1920s-1930s filigree bracelet by Theodor Fahrner
    $ 1,495

    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 concealed clasp and safety catch. Scroll down to see a sterling Fahrner necklace that looks lovely with this piece.
    $ 1,495
    $ 1,495
  • Vintage aquamarine necklace
    Aquamarine Art Deco necklace
    $ 345

    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 an aquamarine Art Deco bracelet to wear with this beautiful piece, as well as the same style necklace with crystal.
    $ 345
    $ 345
  • Vintage aquamarine bracelet with diamante in sterling
    1920s aquamarine, diamante & sterling bracelet
    $ 295

    Aquamarine, Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Bracelet

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    This vintage aquamarine bracelet features pyramid-shaped glass stones alternating with links of diamanté. The setting is sterling silver with a spring-ring clasp. Although this lovely and versatile 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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 495

    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.
    $ 495
    $ 495
  • Art Deco dangle earrings with black-and-white cubes
    Art Deco earrings with trio of dangling cubes
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage charm bracelet with black & white cubes
    Art Deco tank-track pattern bracelet with charms
    $ 495

    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.
    $ 495
    $ 495
  • $ 375

    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.
    $ 375
    $ 375
  • 1930s earrings with black Bakelite & diamanté
    1930s earrings by Schreiber & Hiller
    $ 195

    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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Art Deco Bakelite brooch in black with diamante
    Close-up view of 'carving'
    $ 195

    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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Black vintage Bakelite earrings with diamanté-inlaid pendants
    Art Deco black Bakelite earrings
    $ 195

    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 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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Vintage Bakelite jewelry – bracelet with diamanté
    Close-up view of diamante & Bakelite links
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage Bakelite necklace with diamanté links
    Front of black Bakelite Machine Age necklace
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Machine Age necklace with Bakelite & diamanté
    German Machine Age necklace
    $ 395

    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.
    $ 395
    $ 395