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  • 1930s handbag with black & silver beads
    Close-up view of silver beaded floral design on front
    USD$275.00

    Black & Silver Beaded 1930s Handbag

    This 1930s handbag is just gorgeous! It is covered in black beads with a silver bead decoration on the front and back. The top handle is also covered in black beads. Aside from the lovely floral design, what makes this bag extraordinary is the decorative top of the silver metal frame. The fretwork is continued on the clasp, which hangs in the front. The inside has a smooth, shiny fabric lining with a pocket on each side. One holds a two-sided 2 ½” x 1 5/8” mirror with beveled edges. The high-quality of this unusual bag is felt in its weight. I confess that I'm guessing at the date of the purse, but I don't think that matters. What a lovely and distinctive evening accessory!
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Art Deco Bakelite brooch in black with diamantes
    USD$245.00

    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 diamantés. 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$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • 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. You can see it on my favorite model in this blog post. Scroll down to see a bracelet and pair of earrings by the same maker that complement this piece.
    USD$445.00
    USD$445.00
  • Vintage rose brooch in enamel & diamantes
    Close-up view of flower center
    USD$395.00

    Black Enamel & Diamanté ‘Rose of Seville’ Brooch & Earrings

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    In this vintage rose brooch, Boucher crafted a lovely three-dimensional flower in black-enameled lattice trimmed with round diamantés. The stem is adorned with baguettes. The rhodium-plated setting closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The matching ear clips, which are just as well-designed, are a bonus. This incredibly-detailed 1950s set deserves its elegant name: Rose of Seville. Wear the brooch with real or faux diamond stud earrings. Or, if you like the style of the decade, wear the pieces together. Either approach will make your outfit memorable. Dazzling jewels for day or evening.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Black suede handbag with chrome trim
    Close-up view of handle front
    USD$195.00

    Black Suede Handbag with Chrome

    This black suede handbag is probably a 1930s European design. Nearly square in shape with a fixed, top handle, this bag has chrome trim around the frame, a faille lining, and what appears to be the original mirror and change purse. Each of these accessories has a separate inside pocket. While the slender shape doesn’t lend itself to today’s daytime requirements, this beautiful bag is a lovely evening accessory.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Vintage clutch purse in black velvet
    Close-up view of decorative tab and clasp
    USD$195.00

    Black Velvet Vintage Clutch Purse

    This vintage clutch purse in black velvet is shaped like a trapezoid. It has a chrome frame, decorative black Bakelite and chrome clasp, and faille lining with a pocket. At the center of the interior is a fixed change purse made of the same faille with a chrome frame. On the exterior, the front has a decorative rectangular tab, and the back has a hand strap in the same material. What a lovely accessory for evening! Just slide your hand under the strap, and you can dance the night away with the bag safely resting on top.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Beaded multi strand necklace by Hattie Carnegie
    1950s beaded necklace by Hattie Carnegie
    USD$295.00

    Black, White & Cream Bead Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    This beaded multi strand necklace by Hattie Carnegie is a classic. Smooth and faceted, round black beads are highlighted by marbled-white and cream beads shaped like pebbles. A large, round, faceted black-glass-bead-topped box clasp finishes this 1950s jewel. The color combination is versatile and timeless. Carnegie’s glass beads were among the best! This piece adds a beautiful and elegant collar to a round neckline.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Crystal bead necklace with alternating onyx beads
    Onyx & crystal bead Art Deco necklace
    USD$245.00

    Crystal & Onyx Beaded Necklace

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    This vintage crystal necklace has graduated, lantern-shaped beads that are beautifully faceted to reflect light. They are separated by onyx-glass beads and crystal disks. This black-and-white look, so popular in the Twenties, is always in style. The beads have recently been professionally re-strung on wire. This Art Deco necklace closes with a silver-tone filigree, box-shaped concealed clasp. Scroll down to see a selection of earrings and bracelets to wear with this versatile jewel.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Crystal brooch with onyx stripes
    Crystal & onyx brooch in horizontal position
    USD$275.00

    Crystal Brooch with Onyx Stripes

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    This crystal brooch features a beautifully-faceted triangle on each end. The centerpiece has three rows of alternating crystal and onyx-glass rectangles. The construction of this Art Deco piece is outstanding. White metal frames hold the stones, and the edges of the triangle frames are etched. This stunning jewel from my personal collection closes with a roll-over safety clasp. I believe this piece was made in Germany or the former Czechoslovakia.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Plaque necklace with diamanté links & Bakelite
    German Art Deco plaque necklace
    USD$395.00

    Diamanté & Bakelite 1930s Plaque Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This plaque necklace made in Germany in the 1930s has tapered, curved links of diamanté on either side of a black Bakelite disk. It is topped with a large, claw-set diamanté surrounded by smaller stones. When laid out on a table, the necklace forms a wide v-shape. A scroll chain with a spring-ring clasp completes this beautiful piece from my personal collection. Although some stones have aged, this necklace still has lots of sparkle. Scroll down to see a coordinating bracelet and earrings.
    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Vintage rhinestone brooch in black & white
    Close-up view of center of 1 flower
    USD$545.00

    Onyx & Aurora Borealis Brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    This vintage rhinestone brooch is a stunning, three-dimensional 1950s jewel by Elsa Schiaparelli. It is formed by three layered flowers. The centers are clusters of onyx-glass beads that sit atop petals of onyx glass and Aurora Borealis diamantés. This iridescent coating on the navettes reflects spectacular colors, creates a sense of movement, and gives this piece so much life. These effects are hard to capture in photos. The brooch setting is silver-tone metal with a roll-over safety clasp. If red is your color, scroll down to see the same design in that fiery hue. Wear either piece to create an unforgettable look!
    USD$545.00
    USD$545.00
  • 1920s onyx and silver bracelet
    USD$345.00

    Onyx & Sterling Link Bracelet

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    This onyx and silver bracelet has seven faceted, oval glass stones prong-set and mounted on oval frames joined with links. The stones are 1/4″ high and have points in the center. The setting is sterling silver with a spring-ring clasp. This well-made Art Deco piece, which is longer than most of its era, is signed. However, I can’t determine the maker’s name. Scroll down to see several onyx pieces that complement this jewel.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Alice Caviness earrings with bi-color beads
    Black-and-white ear clips by Alice Caviness
    USD$195.00

    Onyx Bi-color Bead Alice Caviness Earrings

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    These Alice Caviness earrings have clusters of black- and clear-glass bi-colored beads. Some have caps of silver-tone filigree, while other caps are solid metal. These ear clips were designed in the starburst or atomic motif that was popular in the 1950s, yet they are so versatile and wearable now! In fact, these earrings walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. The designer paired them – unexpectedly, yet perfectly – with an Art Deco onyx link bracelet. Scroll down to see it.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Wachenheimer sterling, 3 row bracelet with onyx & diamanté
    Wachenheimer Brothers bracelet
    USD$345.00

    Onyx, Diamanté & Sterling 3-Row Bracelet by Wachenheimer Bros.

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    This Wachenheimer sterling, 3 row bracelet has a line of faceted, round onyx-glass stones on either side of a center row of diamantés. The bejeweled fold-over clasp, which joins the harp-shaped link at each end, was used by this maker in the early 1930s, when they were no longer using their Diamonbar trademark. This bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Please note the bracelet length (6 7/8") and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. Scroll down to see a great selection of Art Deco pieces to wear with this lovely jewel.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Black and white Deco brooch by Fishel, Nessler
    Close-up view, showing bead-set stones
    USD$295.00

    Onyx, Diamanté & Sterling Bar Brooch by Fishel, Nessler

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    This black and white Deco brooch has the popular color combination and geometric motif that were the epitome of style in the 1920s. This timeless sterling silver jewel by Fishel, Nessler closes with a simple C-clasp. In addition to the maker's mark, the back of the piece references a patent issued to the company on April 4, 1908, for an improved method of bead-setting stones. Scroll down to see a sterling line bracelet by the same maker with the same colors as well as other Art Deco bracelets to wear with this jewel.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Black onyx bracelet with diamanté accents in sterling
    Full view of bracelet
    USD$195.00

    Onyx, Diamanté & Sterling Bracelet by Fishel, Nessler

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    This black onyx bracelet with diamanté accents is an Art Deco classic. Each faceted, square-cut stone is set in its own sterling silver box. This early line bracelet (called a flexible bracelet in its day) has a concealed clasp with a safety catch. You can wear this piece alone or with two other vintage bracelets, as shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see a sterling bar pin in black and white by the same maker as well as other coordinating Art Deco pieces. Or wear this bracelet with more contemporary jewels.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Wachenheimer Bros bracelet with onyx in sterling
    1930s onyx & diamante bracelet
    USD$345.00

    Onyx, Diamanté & Sterling Wachenheimer Bros. Bracelet

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    This Wachenheimer Bros bracelet has faceted, square-cut onyx-glass stones channel-set in sterling silver, with engraved edges and diamanté-studded clasps. This jewel was made in two sections, with identical fold-over clasps in both places. The type of clasp dates this piece to the early 1930s, after the company stopped using their Diamonbar trademark and near the end of their production. This bracelet was made for a slim wrist, so please note the bracelet length (6 7/8″) and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. The last photo shows it along with two other line bracelets – bracelets like these were commonly worn in multiples. Scroll down to see their details as well as other onyx jewels to wear with this lovely one.
    USD$345.00
    USD$345.00
  • Black onyx dangle earrings with marcasites in sterling
    Onyx, marcasite & sterling Wachenheimer Bros. earrings
    USD$295.00

    Onyx, Marcasite & Sterling Earrings by Wachenheimer Bros.

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    These black onyx dangle earrings in sterling silver are part of the maker's Wachenheimer Real Stone Jewelry line, launched in the late-1920s. They feature a faceted, square stone set with a top border of marcasites and suspended from a marcasite-encrusted slim sterling bar. A square-cut, prong-set onyx sits at the earlobe. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. This pair in the "Geometric" pattern was advertised in the November 9, 1929 issue of Vogue. Scroll down to see a selection of onyx Art Deco pieces to wear with these versatile and stylish jewels.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00