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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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  • Triangle necklace with alternating emerald and crystal links
    Front of emerald & crystal triangle necklace
    $ 325

    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. Although a few of the crystal triangles have tiny chips, they aren't visible when this piece is worn.
    $ 325
    $ 325
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    Art Deco emerald bracelet with diamanté
    Close-up view of pointed, vertical links
    $ 595

    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.
    $ 595
    $ 595
  • Sold out
    $ 185

    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.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Emerald & diamante 1940s McClelland Barclay brooch
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 150

    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.
    $ 150
    $ 150
  • Sunburst brooch with emerald & diamante
    Close-up view of emerald baguettes
    $ 195

    Emerald & Diamanté Sunburst Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    This 1950s sunburst brooch has rays of emerald-glass baguettes emanating from a pavé center and joined by an outer-circle of diamanté. The setting is rhodium-plated with a roll-over safety clasp. The design is classic, and the color combination is lush! In fact, Carnegie made a pair of ear clips with the same motif a few years later. Scroll down to see them.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Sunburst earrings in emerald & diamante
    1950s emerald & diamante earrings by Hattie Carnegie
    $ 245

    Emerald & Diamanté Sunburst Earrings by Hattie Carnegie

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    These sunburst earrings by Hattie Carnegie have emerald-glass baguettes emanating from a pavé center. The setting is rhodium-plated. These elegant 1950s ear clips 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 these earrings sparkle on a model who walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week 2019. Scroll down to see the coordinating brooch and a dress clip to wear with these lovely jewels.
    $ 245
    $ 245
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    Vintage choker necklace with emerald & diamanté
    Emerald & diamanté German Art Deco flexible choker
    $ 495

    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.
    $ 495
    $ 495
  • Art Deco emerald necklace with filigree & chicklets
    Front of necklace with filigree & dangling chicklets
    $ 245

    Emerald & Filigree Necklace with Chicklets

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    This dainty and elegant Art Deco emerald necklace features three faceted, square-cut, 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 it on one of the Crawley sisters on Downton Abbey? Scroll down to see a bracelet to wear with this jewel.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Corocraft necklace in gold-tone with emeralds
    Front of snake chain with emerald & gold center
    $ 195

    Emerald & Gold Snake Chain Corocraft Necklace

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    This Corocraft necklace was designed by Adolph Katz for Coro's high-end line. The glamorous 1950s gold-plated snake-chain has a feathery centerpiece embellished with emerald-glass baguettes. A large, faceted pear-shaped emerald-glass stone is the focal point. The chain closes with an emerald-topped folder-over clasp. Lovely detail in a well-made piece that’s perfect for those who wear warm colors! Just add simple gold earrings.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 250

    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.
    $ 250
    $ 250
  • $ 395

    Emerald & Diamanté 1950s Double Clip Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    The heart-shaped dress 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 sterling silver chain (which is not included). A white-gold one would also work well. How's that for a three-in-one jewel!
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • Frank Hess dress clip with emerald beads & pavé leaves
    Close-up view of cluster of beads
    $ 175

    Emerald Bead & Pavé Leaves Frank Hess Dress Clip

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    This Frank Hess dress clip is a well-known World War II design. It features emerald-glass beads atop and hanging from silver-tone metal leaves inset with diamanté – much like a bunch of grapes. In typical Haskell style, the large beads have metal tips. The components are hand-sewn onto the pierced plastic back, which is finished with a dress clip. This piece is unsigned, but its maker is well documented. Although this lovely dress clip needs to be handled with care, it has retained its original beauty. An elegant addition to your jewelry wardrobe!
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Miriam Haskell earrings with emerald beads & rondelles
    Emerald chandelier earrings by Miriam Haskell
    $ 245

    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!
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Emerald bead earrings with dangling crystals
    Emerald crystal pendant earrings
    $ 195

    Emerald Bead Czech Pendant Earrings

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    These emerald bead earrings from the early-1930s are Czech in origin. An emerald-glass stone in a silver-tone setting sits at the earlobe. The chain that connects the top and the faceted, round glass ball pendant has a lantern-shaped bead in the middle. The color of the crystal beads 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! An elegant accessory for day or evening wear. Scroll down to see an Art Deco bracelet to complete your ensemble.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Emerald costume earrings by Miriam Haskell
    Miriam Haskell earrings with emerald melon beads
    $ 225

    Emerald Melon Bead Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These emerald costume earrings by Miriam Haskell feature a melon-shaped glass bead capped with a tiny emerald-glass stone covered by four Russian-gold prongs. This centerpiece is encircled by smaller 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, flat-back 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!
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • 1920s brooch with emerald & crystal stones set in sterling filigree
    Center stone in 1920s Ostby & Barton brooch
    $ 195

    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 Art Deco jewels to wear with this beautiful bar brooch.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 175

    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.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Schreiner earrings with emeralds, pearls, & diamante
    1950s Schreiner ear clips with emeralds
    $ 245

    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.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Corocraft bracelet in rose-gold with emeralds & diamanté
    Front of 1940s Adolph Katz bracelet
    $ 295

    Emerald, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling Corocraft Bracelet

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    This Corocraft bracelet has faceted, oval emerald-glass stones set in rose-gold-plated sterling silver and accented with pavé scroll links. The color combination is rich and timeless. Designed in the Retro Modern style by Adolph Katz for Coro’s high-end line, this graceful piece has a fold-over clasp with safety chain. A lovely addition to the jewelry wardrobe of those who wear warm colors.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Coro screw back earrings & brooch set in flower motif
    Flower set with emerald-glass stones & diamante
    $ 195

    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!
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 195

    Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Dress Clip

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    This dress 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. The hinged, double-prong fastener works best on weighty fabrics. 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!
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Vintage silver filigree bracelet with emerald & diamante
    Classic 1920s sterling filigree bracelet
    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 185

    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!
    $ 185
    $ 185