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  • Vintage Bakelite necklace with diamanté links
    Front of black Bakelite Machine Age necklace
    USD$295.00
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    Black Bakelite & Diamanté German Art Deco 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.

    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Bakelite brooch with diamanté accents
    Curved links with channel-set stones
    USD$175.00
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    Black Bakelite Brooch with Diamanté

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    This black Bakelite 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 pieces created by German makers 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 piece.

    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Camphor glass necklace with chrysoprase beads
    Close-up of beads and metal links
    USD$325.00
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    Camphor Glass & Chrysoprase Bead Sautoir

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    The slender, barrel-shaped beads in this camphor glass necklace are flanked by small, round chrysoprase beads. Each trio is connected with tubular white-metal links that form a Y. At the bottom is an inverted V-shaped white metal element that is embellished with marcasites and that holds five rows of fringe. This lovely 1920s sautoir is lightweight. It closes with a box clasp and safety catch. Another wonderful Art Deco piece from my personal collection. I believe this necklace originated in Europe.

    USD$325.00
    USD$325.00
  • Camphor glass earrings with diamante and onyx
    Front view of camphor glass Art Deco style earrings
    USD$295.00
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    Camphor Glass Earrings with Diamanté & Onyx

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    These camphor glass earrings were made in the Art Deco style and were very difficult to photograph in the hanging position (first photo). The camphor glass is more opaque than that picture suggests. The pendants are embellished with diamanté triangles and rectangular onyx glass stones. The ear wires with lever-backs for pierced ears are original to the earrings and unmarked. I have seen similar earrings in Ginger Moro’s book (European Designer Jewelry, p. 49) described as being made from vintage pieces. From my perspective, the date of their manufacture doesn’t detract from the elegance and glamour these earrings provide the wearer. Scroll down to see the same design in lapis.

    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Art Deco crystal earrings with diamante
    Front view of Art Deco crystal pendants
    USD$195.00
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    Crystal Art Deco Pendant Earrings

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    These Art Deco crystal earrings are long pendants that end with beautiful princess-cut stones. Each is topped with a trio of diamanté. Two smaller ones are separated by white-metal links. The large stone at the top was originally the face of sterling silver screw backs. My expert jeweler replaced them with sterling silver wires with lever backs for pierced ears. If the 2 ½” length isn’t to your liking, you could have the lever-back wires replaced with posts. The length would then be 1 ¾”. These lovely earrings were part of my personal collection. They go with absolutely everything!

    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Crystal brooch with onyx stripes
    Crystal & onyx brooch in horizontal position
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    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 brooch from my personal collection closes with a roll-over safety clasp. I believe this piece was made in Germany or the former Czechoslovakia.

    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Crystal dangle earrings with square & round chicklets
    Art Deco chicklet dangling earrings
    USD$395.00
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    Crystal Dangle Earrings with Chicklets

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    These crystal dangle earrings from the 1920s are absolutely gorgeous! Long and elegant, they feature square-cut and round stones in metal mounts, in what is known today as “chicklets”. Two sets of round stones dangle from the pair of square ones. As was common in the early part of the last century, the left and right earrings are complementary, to frame your face properly. These Art Deco earrings were part of my personal collection. The original screw-backs were replaced with sterling silver wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. What a great pair for a wedding, special occasion, or any time you want to look classy! Scroll down to see the perfect bracelets to wear with these earrings.

    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Diamanté brooch with scrolls & swirls
    Diamante 1940s brooch
    USD$225.00
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    Diamanté Brooch or Pair of Dress Clips with Scrolls

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    This diamanté brooch, which can also be worn as separate dress clips, may be European in origin. The curvy design makes me think the piece is from the 1940s, which was the height of the popularity of this type of piece. Although it is marked “SILVER”, I don’t think this brooch is sterling. Nevertheless, the workmanship is excellent, and the sparkle remains.

    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Diamante dress clips or brooch
    Diamante brooch in horizontal position
    USD$225.00
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    Diamanté Dress Clips or Brooch

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    These diamanté dress clips have a mechanism that allows them to be worn together as a brooch. Set in rhodium-plated metal, each clip looks like a vase of flowers to me. The stones are foil backed. The lines are graceful, and the combination of round and navette stones with baguettes is lovely. This piece is unsigned but well made.

    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • German flexible bracelet with diamante
    Front of bracelet showing links
    USD$295.00
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    Diamanté German Flexible Bracelet

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    This German flexible bracelet features curved, rhodium-plated links with channel-set diamanté. Its design and construction remind me of other pieces made in Germany in the 1930s and 1950. A distinctive element of this one is the use of a small disk between each link. This bracelet is wider and longer than most I’ve seen from these decades. Although this piece has a maker’s mark, I cannot identify the company. Scroll down to see a necklace by the same maker as well as an unsigned one with the same construction.

    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Snake chain necklace with diamante
    Front of German snake chain necklace
    USD$225.00
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    Diamanté German Snake Chain Necklace

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    This snake chain necklace from Germany has a curved centerpiece with a Machine Age look. The white-metal links with channel-set stones are separated by trios of flat-metal links. All links are connected with flat disks at the top and bottom (probably to cover a connecting chain). At each end is a triangle-shaped element formed by two long and one short link with channel-set stones. This piece closes with a spring-ring clasp. Although I had always associated snake chains with the 1940s, I just learned that they were first introduced in 1850. This necklace has a maker’s mark, but I have been unable to identify the company. Although this necklace was made for a slim neck (the length is 14 1/2″), you could add a chain extender if needed. The absence of an adjustable closure makes me think this piece was made before the 1950s. Scroll down to see a bracelet by the same maker.

    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Chevron link bracelet with diamanté
    1930s German chevron link bracelet
    USD$295.00
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    Diamanté German Chevron Link Bracelet

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    This chevron link bracelet has diamanté channel-set in tapered, curved links. This pattern is quintessential Art Deco. The rhodium-plated setting closes with a concealed clasp and safety catch. The design and construction of this piece reminds me of the work of German makers in the 1930s. Although this bracelet is unsigned, I think it is one of their creations. Scroll down to see complementary pieces.

    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Fringe earrings with diamanté
    Front of German Machine Age earrings
    USD$350.00
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    Diamanté German Machine Age Fringe Earrings

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    These fringe earrings are the most amazing I’ve ever seen! A full inch of fringe dangles beneath a frame formed by an array of rhodium-plated links with channel-set diamanté. At the top is a single stone. Great articulation! The original ear clips were replaced by sterling silver studs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. The design and construction of this pair remind of Machine Age pieces produced in Germany. A rare find for someone who wants to make a statement! Scroll down to see some coordinating bracelets.

    USD$350.00
    USD$350.00
  • German bracelet in tank track pattern
    Front of German bracelet
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    Diamanté German Tank Track Bracelet

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    This German bracelet features four rows of slightly curved, tapered links set with diamanté. The rhodium-plated setting closes with a concealed clasp and safety catch. Although this piece is unsigned, the tank track pattern and the bracelet’s construction remind me of pieces made by German companies in the 1930s. This bracelet may have been made in the early 1950s, when the German companies were re-establishing themselves after the war. Scroll down to see coordinating pieces.

    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Diamanté silver bracelet with 3 rows
    Front of German diamante bracelet
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    Diamanté Link German Art Deco Bracelet

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    This diamanté silver bracelet has two rows of long, slender, slightly-curved links of channel-set stones. Each link is trapezoid in shape. A single row of slimmer, short, pointed-top connecting links is in the middle. The setting is rhodium-plated white metal. This bracelet closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain. This piece is unsigned, but it reminds me of the work of the German company Schreiber & Hiller. I think this bracelet was made in the 1930s, but it could have been made around 1950, when German companies were re-emerging after the war. Scroll down to see some complementary pieces.

    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage bib necklace with diamanté spray
    1950s German bib necklace
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    Diamanté Vintage Bib Necklace

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    This vintage bib necklace has a 3 ½”-wide centerpiece of tapered, curved links of channel-set diamanté and sprays of single stones. The setting is rhodium-plated white metal. An adjustable bar link chain completes this piece. It closes with a spring-ring clasp instead of the North American-style J-hook. This type of adjustable clasp was used by many German jewelry makers in the 1950s. The design and construction of this piece remind me of the work of Schreiber & Hiller, but this necklace is unmarked. Nonetheless, I think it was German-made. Scroll down to see some coordinating bracelets.

    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Triangle necklace with alternating emerald and crystal links
    Front of emerald & crystal triangle necklace
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    Emerald & Crystal Triangle Necklace

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    This triangle necklace from the 1920s has molded emerald glass stones alternating with faceted crystals, all set in white-metal frames. Molded glass from this period was used to simulate the carved gemstones made popular by fine jewelers such as Cartier. This piece is Art Deco costume jewelry at its best – the use of strong contrasting colors and a geometric shape. This stunning necklace from my personal collection closes with a spring-ring clasp.

    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Art Deco-style earrings with lapis and diamante
    Front of lapis & diamante pendant earrings
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    Lapis & Diamanté Dangling Earrings

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    These Art Deco-style earrings are a bit of a mystery. Based on what I’ve seen in Ginger Moro’s book (European Designer Jewelry, p. 49), I’m guessing that this pair was probably made in Europe in the 1980s from vintage materials. Each rounded-triangular-shaped lapis glass drop is embellished with diamante and a rectangular onyx glass stone. The ear wires with lever-backs are original to the earrings and unmarked. Regardless of their date of manufacture, these earrings from my personal collection are distinctive and beautiful. Scroll down to see the same design in camphor glass.

    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage onyx earrings with marcasite set in sterling
    Art Deco pendant earrings with onyx, Bakelite & marcasites
    USD$395.00
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    Onyx, Marcasite & Sterling Art Deco Pendant Earrings

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    These vintage onyx earrings are long and elegant. They each feature a collet-set, square onyx glass stone with an oval black Bakelite hoop, connected with sterling silver embellished with marcasite. The original screw-backs were replaced with 14kt gold studs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. A gorgeous Art Deco design from the 1920s, when long earrings reigned supreme and movement in clothing and jewels was key. These earrings were part of my personal collection and are guaranteed to get you noticed! Scroll down to see a selection of perfect bracelets to wear with these beauties.

    USD$395.00
    USD$395.00
  • Czech glass earrings with sapphire blue drops
    Front view of earrings
    USD$295.00
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    Sapphire Art Glass Czech Earrings

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    These Czech glass earrings feature sapphire blue oval pendants. Both sides of the translucent molded glass drops have a diagonal design. When viewed from the front, the pattern appears more complex – somewhat like a honeycomb. The top of each pendant has a diamante set in decorated white metal. The original screw-backs were replaced with sterling silver wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These earrings are truly lovely, timeless, and versatile. You won’t be disappointed!

    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00