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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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  • Art Deco emerald bracelet with diamanté
    Close-up view of pointed, vertical links
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    Emerald & Diamanté 1930s Flexible Bracelet by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This Art Deco emerald bracelet is a fine example of this maker's art. The design is a pattern of three "roof-shaped" vertical links of channel-set diamanté followed by one with emerald glass stones. The stones are relatively large, and this bracelet is the widest I've seen from this company. The rhodium-plated links in this substantial piece are joined by a concealed mesh band that was patented by another German maker. This bracelet closes with a concealed clasp. Scroll down to see a necklace, also by Schreiber & Hiller, in the same colors.
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    Emerald & Diamanté 1950s Double-Clip Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    The heart-shaped clips in this 1950s Hattie Carnegie creation have three layers of diamanté topped with large, round, faceted emerald glass stones. What a sparkling confection! The setting is rhodium-plated, and the color combination is striking. 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 1950s Earrings by Mazer Bros.

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    These domed, early-1950s ear clips by Mazer Bros. are simply beautiful. The pavé tops have overlays of tapered, emerald-glass baguettes. Pairs of trapezoid-shaped emeralds complete the striking design in contrasting colors. These rhodium-plated earrings face each other, to frame your face to perfection. Wear them to add some sparkle to a day or evening ensemble. Scroll down to see a lovely jewel to wear with this pair.
    USD$185.00
    USD$185.00
  • Emerald & diamante 1940s McClelland Barclay brooch
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    Emerald & Diamanté Circle 1940s Brooch by McClelland Barclay

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    This vintage emerald brooch, designed by McClelland Barclay, has two layers. On the bottom is a curved, rhodium-plated base with a pin and roll-over safety clasp. The top layer has faceted, emerald-cut emerald-glass stones, emerald baguettes, and diamanté accents, all set in a spiraling rhodium-plated frame. As with all of this designer’s creations, this 1940s piece  is well-constructed with a hefty weight. I’ve shown this jewel positioned in different ways, so you can choose which you prefer. Note that the Barclay’s name rather than the maker’s is marked on the brooch.
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    Emerald & Diamanté Flower & Vermeil Sterling Bow 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    A triple-loop bow of gold-plated sterling silver adorned with a row of diamanté at each end of ribbon forms the foundation of this 1940s brooch. A flower cupped in the same metal sits on top. It has a diamanté center and petals of baguettes alternating with teardrop-shaped emerald glass stones. This Retro Modern piece was designed by Adolph Katz for CoroCraft, Coro's high-end line of costume jewelry. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
    USD$150.00
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    Emerald & Diamanté Sunburst 1950s Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    Rays of emerald-glass baguettes emanating from a pavé center are joined by a circle of diamanté in this 1950s sunburst brooch by Hattie Carnegie. The setting is rhodium-plated with a roll-over safety clasp. The design is classic, and the color combination is lush! In fact, Hattie made a pair of ear clips with the same motif a few years later. Scroll down to see them and an Art Deco bracelet that looks great with this brooch.
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    Emerald & Diamanté Sunburst Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    Emerald-glass baguettes emanate from a pavé center in these classic 1950s ear clips by Hattie Carnegie. The setting is rhodium-plated. These elegant earrings coordinate beautifully with a brooch by the same maker in a similar design. Pieces like these never go out of style and always look gorgeous wherever they're worn. I got to see them sparkle on a model who walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week 2019. Scroll down to see the coordinating brooch as well as bracelets to wear with these earrings.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Vintage choker necklace with emerald & diamanté
    Emerald & diamanté German Art Deco flexible choker
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    Emerald & Diamanté Vintage Choker Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    This substantial vintage choker necklace is just stunning! It has a pattern of three vertical links of diamanté followed by one vertical link of emerald-glass stones. The stones are larger than those in most of the other pieces by this maker. The links are flat-topped with rhodium-plated backs. They're connected by a concealed mesh band, which was patented by another German company. This Art Deco necklace closes with a concealed clasp. Scroll down to see a fabulous bracelet also by Schreiber & Hiller and in the same color pattern.
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    Emerald & Filigree Necklace with Chicklets

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    This dainty and elegant 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 color is rich and lush. The paper-clip chain closes with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace is perfect for V-necklines. Can't you picture this piece on one of the Crawley sisters on Downton Abbey? Scroll down to see several bracelets to wear with this jewel.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
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    Emerald & Gold Snake Chain 1950s Necklace by Coro

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    A large, faceted pear-shaped emerald-glass stone is the focal point in this glamorous 1950s gold-plated snake-chain necklace. It was designed by Adolph Katz for Coro's high-end line. Emerald-glass baguettes embellish the centerpiece. The chain closes with an emerald-topped folder-over clasp. Lovely detail in a well-made piece!
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    Emerald & Pavé Vermeil Bow 1950s Brooch by Marcel Boucher

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    This 1950s emerald and pavé 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-glass stones that form the knot showcase his attention to detail. This brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see the same design with sapphires.
    USD$250.00
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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-tone 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 its maker is well documented. At this stage of its life, this lovely dress clip needs to be handled with care, but it has retained its original beauty.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • 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 rondelles at the center of blue-green crystal beads. 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 Pendant Earrings

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    Faceted, round emerald-glass beads are the focal point of these early-1930s Czech earrings. An emerald-glass stone in a silver-tone setting sits at the earlobe. The chain that connects the top and pendant has a lantern-shaped bead in the middle. The color of the crystal balls is a pale shade of emerald green (without a bluish tint). These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. Earrings like these never go out of style! Scroll down to see an Art Deco bracelet to wear with them.
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    Emerald Melon Bead 1940s Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These Miriam Haskell earrings feature an emerald-glass melon bead capped with a tiny emerald glass stone covered by four Russian-gold prongs. This centerpiece is encircled by smaller emerald-glass melon beads with twisted Russian-gold spacers. These components are wired together by hand and attached to a gold-tone metal filigree foundation. The short, flatback ear clips date this Frank Hess creation to the late 1940s. The color is divine, the quality is exceptional, and the design is timeless. These versatile earrings will take you anywhere in style!
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  • 1920s brooch with emerald & crystal stones set in sterling filigree
    Center stone in 1920s Ostby & Barton brooch
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    Emerald, Crystal & Sterling Filigree 1920s Brooch by Ostby & Barton

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    This 1920s brooch has a large, faceted, cushion-cut emerald-glass stone in the center, with a pair of faceted, triangular emerald and crystal stones at each end. The settings are sterling silver 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 beautiful bar brooch.
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Gold Bow 1940s Brooch by Mazer Bros.

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    Pavé-trimmed, gold-plated ribbon loops form the foundation of this late-1940s bow brooch by Mazer Bros. On top sits a flower with petals of emerald-glass baguettes and a round diamanté center. A silver-tone metal cup holds the flower, which is attached to the base with a screw. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This company’s use of high-quality materials and techniques is evident in this piece. With its gold-tone metal and green stones, this brooch is perfect for a woman who looks best in warm colors. Scroll down to see a version with more jewels that's right for someone who wears cool colors.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00
  • Schreiner earrings with emeralds, pearls, & diamante
    1950s Schreiner ear clips with emeralds
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Pearl Schreiner Earrings

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    These Schreiner earrings are striking in design and color, with lush-emerald-glass stones accented with faux pearls and diamanté. Though unsigned, these 1950s ear clips show all of the characteristics of Schreiner pieces. They have high-quality stones in dog-tooth settings with donut-hole ear clips. The emeralds even have inclusions! These silver-tone earrings are stunning for any occasion. They face each other, so they frame your face and make whatever you’re wearing look even more special. This pair sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to see the bracelet the evening-gown-clad runway model wore with these earrings.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Coro screw back earrings & brooch set in flower motif
    Flower set with emerald-glass stones & diamante
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch & Earrings Set by Coro

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    These Coro screw back earrings and brooch in a matching flower motif are lovely. The tall (3 3/4″) brooch has two large flowers with curved petals surrounding round emerald-glass stones, each encircled with a row of diamanté. Two smaller, simpler flowers without petals complete the bouquet. The settings, stems, and ribbon that tie them together are rose-gold-washed sterling silver. The screw-back earrings are the same size and design as the large flowers. This Retro Modern set was made for Coro’s high-end line. Warm-toned, somewhat playful jewels!
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Art Deco pin with emerald & diamante by Otis
    Centerpiece of Otis emerald & diamante brooch
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling 1930s Brooch by Otis

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    This mid-1930s Art Deco pin is a variation on the era’s bar brooch. It features two faceted, square-cut emerald-glass stones at each end. The centerpiece is a diamanté-encrusted circle in a starburst pattern with emerald stones emanating from the pavé center. On each side is a smaller diamanté-encrusted cut-out circle. The setting is rhodium-plated sterling silver with a roll-over safety clasp. A well-executed, intricate design. Wear this lovely piece with your own diamond stud earrings (faux or real) and an emerald and diamanté line bracelet – scroll down to see it.
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Fur Clip

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    This fur clip is beautiful in design and construction. Faceted emerald-cut and round emerald-glass stones, in sharp contrast to the diamanté and rhodium-plated sterling silver setting. This color combination is rich and versatile You can wear this piece on the shoulder or lapel of a jacket, on the shoulder of a dress or sweater, or on a hat or a scarf. Although this piece is marked, I cannot identify the maker. The design and use of sterling make me think it's from the 1940s. But I don't think these details matter – this clip is stunning!
    USD$195.00
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  • Vintage silver filigree bracelet with emerald & diamante
    Classic 1920s sterling filigree bracelet
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling Filigree Bracelet

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    This vintage silver filigree bracelet has sterling links adorned with alternating emerald-glass stones and diamanté. The construction of and clasp on this 1920s classic are the same as those of filigree bracelets fashioned from precious metals in that decade. Scroll down to see additional Art Deco pieces to wear with this beautiful jewel.
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    Here is another beautiful Retro Modern brooch designed by Adolf Katz for Coro's high-end line. This one features a gold-washed-sterling silver furled ribbon with one edge trimmed in diamanté and emerald-glass baguettes at the center of the curl. A cut in the ribbon holds four baguette-lined stems with faceted, oval, foil-backed emerald-glass flowers with diamanté accents. This piece has a complex construction, as illustrated by the rivets that bind the elements. The pin fastens with a roll-over safety clasp. This brooch was included in an ad in the August 1, 1944 issue of Vogue that featured Coro-Craft "Masterpieces of Fashion Jewelry".The first image shows the brooch as it is positioned in the technical drawing for the design patent; the second shows it as positioned in the ad. You decide how to wear it!
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    Vintage costume bracelet with emerald, diamante and sterling
    Art Deco emerald, diamante & sterling bracelet
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    Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling 1920s 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 concealed clasp and safety catch. Given the outstanding quality and beautiful design of this Art Deco bracelet, I’m surprised that it has no maker’s mark. This jewel walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. The model wore it with a fabulous pair of 1950s emerald earrings. Scroll down to see them and other coordinating pieces. Which earrings would you choose to accompany this beautiful bracelet?
    USD$395.00
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