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May Birthstone Jewelry

Emerald, the star of May birthstone jewelry, is a lush shade of green that appeals to women born every month of the year. A symbol of rebirth or new beginnings and ascribed with mystical powers, this gemstone was the favorite of Cleopatra. Emerald green has always been a popular color in vintage costume jewelry. Here you will find a unique selection of emerald necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, and clips from Europe and North America. This elegant and classy hue suits all color palettes and fashion personalities. For tips on adorning today’s fashions with emerald vintage jewels, see this blog post.

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    Emerald & Diamanté 1940s Earrings by Mazer Bros.

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    Pavé disks with overlays of emerald glass baguettes form these lovely clip-back earrings, made in the late-1940s to early-1950s by Mazer Bros. The metal is rhodium-plated. These earrings are just right for day and evening wear. Clip-back earrings can be worn on pierced and non-pierced ears! Scroll down to see a bracelet and fur clip to wear with these earrings.

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    Emerald & Diamanté Circle 1940s Brooch by McClelland Barclay for Rice-Weiner

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    Designed by McClelland Barclay, this 1940s circular brooch in the Retro Modern style features emerald-cut and baguette emerald rhinestones with diamanté accents in a silver-tone setting. Well-constructed with a hefty weight, the brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Silver tone is more rare for this designer’s pieces. Note that his name rather than the maker’s is marked on the piece.

     

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    Emerald & Diamanté Flower & Vermeil Sterling Bow 1940s Brooch by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    Teardrop-shaped emerald rhinestones and diamanté baguettes cupped in gold-plated sterling silver form the center of this 1940s Retro Modern bow brooch designed by the incomparable Adolph Katz. CoroCraft was Coro’s high-end line of costume jewelry. This pretty piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp.

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    Emerald & Diamanté Pansy 1950s Brooch or Pair of Dress Clips by Hattie Carnegie

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    The pansy-shaped clips in this 1950s Hattie Carnegie creation have three layers of diamanté topped with large, round, faceted emerald green glass tones. What a sparkling confection! The setting is rhodium-plated. The layers make this piece very three-dimensional. It can be worn as a brooch (at different angles, as shown) or as two separate dress clips. The photos show a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a black rubber cord; you may prefer to use a silver or white gold chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (which is shown in the photo) is included with this purchase.

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    Emerald & Diamanté Sunburst 1950s Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    Rays of emerald rhinestone baguettes emanating from a pavé center are joined by clear rhinestones in this 1950s sunburst brooch by Hattie Carnegie. The setting is rhodium plated with a roll-over safety clasp. The design is classic!  In fact, Hattie made a pair of earrings with the same motif a few years later. Scroll down to see them and a bracelet by another maker that looks great with this brooch.

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    Emerald & Diamanté Sunburst 1950s Brooch by Reinad

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    Layers of emerald rhinestone and diamanté baguette rays radiate from the domed pavé center of this sparkling 1950s brooch by Reinad. The setting is rhodium-plated with a roll-over safety clasp. Reinad pieces are well made and hard to find. You can wear this brooch with a pair of earrings by Hattie Carnegie that have a similar design. Scroll down to see them and a coordinating bracelet.

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    Emerald & Diamanté Sunburst 1950s Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    Emerald rhinestone baguettes emanate from a clear pavé center in these classic 1950s earrings by Hattie Carnegie. The setting is rhodium plated with the original clip-backs.  These earrings coordinate beautifully with my Emerald & Diamanté Sunburst Post-war Brooch, also by Hattie, and with a similar brooch by Reinad from the same era. These classics never go out of style and always look gorgeous wherever you wear them. Scroll down to see these brooches and other pieces you can wear with these earrings.

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    Emerald & Filigree Art Deco Necklace with Chicklets

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    This dainty and elegant 1920s Art Deco necklace features three faceted, square-cut emerald glass chicklets suspended from chromium-plated filigree links. The chicklets alternate with triangle-shaped filigree panels embellished with smaller, square-cut emerald glass stones. The paper-clip chain closes with a spring-ring clasp. Can’t you picture this piece on one of the Crawley sisters? Scroll down to see several bracelets to wear with this necklace.

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    Emerald & Gold Snake Chain 1950s Necklace by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    A large faceted pear-shaped emerald rhinestone is the focal point in this glamorous 1950s gold snake chain necklace designed by Adolph Katz for Corocraft, Coro’s high-end line. Emerald rhinestone baguettes embellish the gold-plated centerpiece. The chain closes with an emerald-topped folder-over clasp.

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    Emerald & Pavé Vermeil Bow 1950s Brooch by Marcel Boucher

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    This 1950 emerald rhinestone and pave bow brooch set in gold-plated metal is an outstanding example of Boucher’s work.  The pavé curls, open-work sides and square-cut faceted emerald rhinestones that form the knot showcase his attention to detail.  This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. The same design with sapphire rhinestones is available — scroll down to see it.

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    Emerald Art Deco choker necklace
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    Emerald Art Deco Choker

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    This Art Deco choker necklace is a variation of the chicklet style. This piece has square-cut emerald-glass stones encased in silver-tone metal. The links are slightly graduated in size. This 1920s necklace features a decorative, hidden tongue-in-groove clasp. This necklace was made for a slim neck, so please note the necklace length (14 1/2″) and check your neck size before purchasing this piece. Scroll down to take a look at other emerald Art Deco jewels to wear with this one.

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    Emerald Bead & Pavé Leaves 1940s Dress Clip by Miriam Haskell

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    This well-known Frank Hess World War II design features a bunch of emerald glass beads atop and hanging from silver metal leaves inset with diamanté. In typical Haskell style, the large beads have metal tips. The pierced plastic back is finished with a dress clip. This piece is unsigned, but the maker is well documented. At this stage of its life, this lovely dress clip needs to be handled with care.

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  • Miriam Haskell earrings with emerald beads & rondelles
    Emerald chandelier earrings by Miriam Haskell
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    Emerald Bead & Rondelle 1950s Chandelier Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These Miriam Haskell earrings feature three emerald glass balls dangling from clear glass tubes with rhinestone rondelles at the center of blue-green crystal beads. This pair is from the late-1950s. In typical Haskell fashion, the bluish-emerald crystal bead at the top is surrounded by a circle of clear glass beads, and the dangling emerald beads have clear glass tips. These all-original earrings have adjustable screw-backs (the combination screw and lever) and are signed. Great color and great movement!

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    Emerald Bead Czech Art Deco Pendant Earrings

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    Each of these 1920s Czech Art Deco earrings has a faceted emerald-glass bead that dangles from a chain with a lantern-shaped bead in the middle and an emerald glass stone in a silver-tone setting at the ear lobe. The color of the crystal balls is a pale shade of emerald green without a bluish tint.  These all-original screw-back earrings can modified for pierced ears. Earrings like these never go out of style! Scroll down to see an Art Deco bracelet to wear with these earrings.

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    1950s emerald & diamanté bracelet
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    Emerald Chaton & Diamanté 1950s Bracelet

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    The vintage emerald bracelet has links of four emerald-glass chatons alternating with links of three diamanté. The color combination and construction of this 1950s piece are superb. The rhodium-plated setting closes with a hidden tongue-in-grove clasp and safety chain. Scroll down to see some great pairs of earrings to wear with this lovely bracelet to add some glamour to your day or evening attire.

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    Emerald Melon Bead 1950s Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    Emerald glass melon beads with twisted Russian-gold spacers are set in a circle with a melon bead center in these 1950s clip-back earrings by Miriam Haskell. The color is divine, and Frank Hess’ design is timeless. These versatile earrings take you anywhere in style!

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    Center stone in 1920s Ostby & Barton brooch
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    Emerald, Crystal & Sterling Filigree Art Deco Brooch by Ostby & Barton

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    This 1920s brooch has faceted emerald glass stones and crystals set in sterling silver and mounted atop a filigree base. This classy and classic Art Deco piece is by Ostby & Barton, a company well-regarded today for their work in precious metals and precious/semi-precious stones. The high level of their craftsmanship shows in this piece, which closes with a roll-over clasp. Scroll down to see a selection of emerald Art Deco bracelets and crystal Art Deco earrings to wear with this brooch.

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    Emerald, Diamanté & Gold Bow 1940s Brooch by Mazer Bros.

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    Pavé-trimmed loops in gold-plated metal add just the right amount of sparkle to the emerald rhinestone and diamanté center of this lovely 1940s bow brooch by Mazer. Its excellent construction is illustrated by the rivet that affixes the center. This piece has a roll-over safety clasp. I have another brooch in the same design but with sapphire rhinestones and silver-tone metal — scroll down to see it.

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    Emerald, Diamanté & Pearl 1950s Earrings by Schreiner (Unsigned)

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    Though unsigned, these 1950s emerald glass stone earrings with pearls and diamanté are another example of Schreiner’s use of high-quality stones in dog-tooth settings with donut-hole clip-backs. The emerald stones even have inclusions! These silver-tone clip-backs are stunning earrings for any occasion. They frame your face and make whatever you’re wearing look even more special. Scroll down to see a bracelet from the same era to wear with these amazing earrings.

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    Emerald, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch & Earrings Set by Coro

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    Two large and two small flowers with emerald glass stone and diamanté centers are tied with a bow in this Retro Modern brooch by Coro Craft, Coro’s high-end line. The matching screw-back earrings repeat the large flowers. The metal is rose gold-washed sterling silver. A 1940s classic!

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    Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Fur Clip by Dewees

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    Whether Dewees is the name of the company or their trademark, I can’t be sure. But the answer doesn’t really matter because this 1940s fur clip is beautiful in design and construction. Faceted emerald-cut and round emerald glass stones are set in rhodium-plated sterling silver, in contrast to the pavé on the rest of the piece. You can wear it on the shoulder or lapel of a jacket, on the shoulder of a dress or sweater, and on a hat or a scarf. Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating pieces.

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    Art Deco emerald, diamante & sterling bracelet
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Bracelet

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    This vintage costume bracelet is exceptional! It features rectangular sterling silver links set with faceted, triangular-cut emerald glass stones. Each link has a bead-set diamanté in each corner. The edges of the bracelet are engraved. This piece closes with a hidden, tongue-in-groove clasp and figure-8 safety catch. Given the high-quality and beautiful design of this Art Deco bracelet, I’m surprised that it has no maker’s mark. Scroll down to see coordinating Art Deco pieces with emerald.

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    Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Brooch by Otis

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    This 1930s variation on an Art Deco bar brooch features faceted emerald glass stones and diamanté set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. The center circle, in a starburst pattern, is flanked by cut-out circles. Wear this lovely piece with a matching line bracelet by the same maker – scroll down to see it.

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    Emerald, diamanté & sterling bracelet by Otis
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Line Bracelet by Otis

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    This vintage line bracelet by Otis features square-cut emerald glass stones channel set in rhodium-plated sterling silver with engraved edges and a diamanté-encrusted fold-over clasp. The superb articulation speaks to the high-quality construction of the piece. Line bracelets (known as flexible bracelets in that era) were all the rage in the 1920s-1930s and were typically worn in multiples. You could wear this one with my Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Line Bracelet by the same maker or my Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling Filigree Art Deco Bracelet. These combinations are shown in the last images. You could also wear this bracelet with an emerald brooch (I have one by Otis) or any of my emerald Art Deco necklaces — scroll down to see a large selection of coordinating pieces.

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