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    Amethyst & Peridot Flower 1950s Brooch by Alice Caviness

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    This 1950s brooch has navettes and round glass stones in shades of amethyst and peridot. They are layered like the petals of a flower, with a lovely art-glass stone in both colors at the center. The setting is gold-tone with a roll-over safety clasp. This color combination is unusual and serene. I think this designer’s work is often overlooked.

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    Amethyst & Sterling Link 1920s Bracelet by Foster & Bro.

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    This classic Art Deco bracelet features four faceted, cushion-cut, deep-amethyst glass stones. They are set in open-back, vertical, sterling silver frames that alternate with horizontal oval panels and links. This lovely, well-made bracelet closes with a clasp that hooks onto the last link.

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    Amethyst & Vermeil Sterling 1940s Brooch by Mazer Bros.

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    A large, faceted square-cut amethyst-glass stone sits at the center of this 1940s brooch by Mazer Bros. The four-pronged setting sits on top of a double-loop bow in gold-washed, sterling silver. The color of the stone is gorgeous, the design is very Retro Modern in style, and the complex construction is very characteristic of the maker. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Although the gold plating has darkened in a places, this brooch still has lots of warmth and beauty.

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    Amethyst 1940s Earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    These classic and classy emerald-cut, amethyst-glass late-1940s ear clips by Elsa Schiaparelli are really hard to photograph. The stones are open back (without any green, as the photos may suggest) in a silver-tone setting. The actual color is a deep amethyst. I have a faux pearl bracelet with a similar clasp, also by Schiaparelli, which I will include with this purchase. (The clasp of the bracelet is lovely, but the quality of the pearls is disappointing and the strands need re-stringing – hence, the no-cost offer.)

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    Amethyst Molded Glass Necklace with Drop

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    This charming 1920s Art Deco necklace features a centerpiece of six amethyst-molded-glass plaques. A seventh plaque is a drop suspended with an amethyst-glass bead flanked by tiny pearls. The delicate paper-clip chain was very popular during this era. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. This jewel is lovely with a V-neckline. Scroll down to see amethyst Art Deco bracelets to wear with this pretty piece.

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    Amethyst, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling 1940s Duette by Coro

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    This 1940s Duette (Coro’s name for their double-clip brooch) looks like folded fabric crowned with jewels. It is made of rose-gold-plated sterling silver edged with diamanté accents. At the center of each side is a row of amethyst-glass navettes topped with a row of diamanté. This piece, which was created for the company’s high-end line, can be worn as a brooch or as separate fur clips. The latter work well as embellishments on heavier fabric, such as wool blazers and dresses. My camera picked up two stones that appear to be a different shade of purple, but this difference cannot be seen by the naked eye. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro’s name.

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    Apple Juice Celluloid Drop Earrings

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    Apple-juice celluloid(?) beads and hoops connected with brass filigree findings form these delightfully long, Art Deco earrings. They are all-original with screw backs, which can be modified for pierced ears. This color is perfect for women who look best in warm hues. These wonderful 1920s earrings are fun to wear!

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    Aquamarine & Diamanté 1950s Necklace by Bogoff

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    With faceted marquis-shaped and round aquamarine glass stones, this well-made 1950s necklace by Bogoff adds this beautiful color and a touch of class to any outfit. Diamanté accent the center of the piece, and the diamanté-embellished chain speaks the maker’s name. The white metal is rhodium-plated, and the clasp is the fold-over type. Aquamarine is a lovely color for every season and occasion.

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    Aquamarine & Filigree Art Deco Necklace

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    This lovely 1920s Art Deco necklace on a delicate chain features a centerpiece with alternating aquamarine-glass stones and square filigree plaques. The open-backed, faceted, shield-shaped stones sit on decorated frames. An aquamarine-glass bead sits at each end of the centerpiece. This necklace, which closes with a press-back filigree clasp, is chromium-plated. These particular aquamarines are right for those who look best in cooler colors. Scroll down to see complementary aquamarine bracelets to wear with this pretty jewel.

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  • Scandinavian vintage silver brooch with aqua center
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    Aquamarine & Sterling Flower 1920s Brooch by Bjerregaard

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    This Scandinavian vintage silver brooch is in the shape of a simple, yet elegant flower with an aquamarine glass stone center. This sterling piece has the smooth finish often associated with jewelry from that part of the world. According to the website Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks, and Makers’ Marks, this brooch was made by Hans Saugmann Bjerregaard, a silversmith in Kjellerup (central Denmark) from 1921-1937. This piece is lovely!

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    Aquamarine & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch by Hess-Appel

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    This large 1940s gold-washed sterling silver Retro Modern brooch is bold and beautiful. It features a faceted, round aquamarine-glass stone set on each of the flower’s five petals. This tall (4-inch) piece was made by Hess-Appel under their Jollé trademark without the accent (which was used only in their advertisements). The stem and two leaves are curled a bit to give this brooch a jaunty look. The finish is in great shape. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp.

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    Aquamarine & Vermeil Sterling Leaf 1940s Earrings by Pennino Bros.

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    Curled, gold-plated sterling silver leaves adorned with aquamarine-glass stones form these lively ear clips by Pennino. The leaves are the same shape and finish this maker used in a series of 1947 brooches, called Sunburst. The stone settings are the same as their Bulrush brooch and earrings set from the same year. According to Brunialti, the patent pending mark on the earrings refers to the clip mechanism. These designs were not patented. These details are just for background – these ear clips are divine!

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    Aquamarine, Pink Topaz & Gold Circle 1940s Brooch by Lampl

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    This gold-filled circle brooch is formed by a series of rings in different designs. The widest is convex and made of gold-mesh, with an overlay of gold leaves and vines along with tiny pink-topaz glass stones. A narrow ring of aquamarine-glass baguettes provides further embellishment. At the top is an elaborate horizontal bow with three loops on each side and in the center. This 1940s brooch by Walter Lampl has a roll-over safety clasp and a loop at the top and bottom to allow the piece to be worn as a pendant.

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    Aquamarine, Ruby, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch/Pendant by Coro

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    This substantial 1940s vermeil sterling silver flower brooch adorned with aquamarine and ruby glass stones and diamanté accents is a fine example of the Retro Modern style. The petals of the flower have decorative cut-outs and are tilted and slightly curled, giving it lots of life. Designed by the remarkable Adolph Katz, this three-dimensional piece can be worn as a brooch or pendant. One photo shows the pendant on a black cord, but you may prefer a gold chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (just like the one in the photo) is included with this purchase. Scroll down to see similar brooches with a diamanté center (one has the pendant loop) as well as a bracelet with that design, all by the same maker.

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  • Baroque pearl earrings in Louis Rousselet-style
    Cream-colored faux pearl 1950s ear clips
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    Baroque Pearl French 1950s Earrings

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    These baroque pearl earrings have a large, cream-colored glass pearl center encircled by a ring of small, matching round pearls. Though these 1950s earrings are unsigned, the construction (especially the ear-clip mechanism) and materials are consistent with those used by Louis Rousselet. (His pieces were usually only signed with paper hang tags.) These earrings would make a lovely accessory for daytime, evening, or bridal/wedding/prom wear.

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  • Vintage bead necklace in black and cream
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    Black & Cream Galalith Bead Necklace

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    This vintage bead necklace is a piece that’s especially fun for summer. It has alternating larger and smaller black beads that culminate in a centerpiece of two plaques designed to look carved and two cream-colored cones separated by a black disk. Made from an early plastic (Bakelite or Galalith?), this necklace from 1925-1935 closes with an unusual push-in clasp. This piece is from my personal collection.

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  • 1930s earrings with black Bakelite & diamanté
    1930s earrings by Schreiber & Hiller
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    Black Bakelite & Diamanté 1930s Earrings by Schreiber & Hiller

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    At the top of these 1930s earrings is a link with engraved sides that holds seven diamanté. At the bottom is another diamanté -set link flanked by black Bakelite on three sides. In the middle is a single stone. Each earring has a small chip of Bakelite at the bottom, but that minor flaw in no way detracts from their beauty. The original ear clips were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Scroll down to see two necklaces and a bracelet with the same materials by the same maker.

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  • Art Deco Bakelite brooch in black with diamante
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    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 piece has ornate molding that simulates carving. Faceted, square-cut and round diamanté, 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. If you like this design but prefer something smaller, scroll down to see the matching shield-shaped dress clip.

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    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Dangle Earrings

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    The drops of these unusual Art Deco black Bakelite (or other plastic from the 1920s) earrings are embellished with a silver painted design and inlaid diamanté. A sterling chain connects each drop to a diamanté-centered black bead designed to adorn the earlobe. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. Light-weight and easy to wear, this fun pair works well for off-duty and business-casual wear. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco bracelets to wear with these jewels.

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    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Dress Clip

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    This stunning Art Deco dress clip features a large, black Bakelite diamond-shaped carved shield with expertly-replaced (by the previous owner) square and round diamanté. (The plastic was molded to simulate carving.) You can wear this 1930s piece as a dress clip or as a necklace on a black rubber cord, as shown in the last photo. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock is included with this purchase. If you are looking for something bigger and bolder, scroll down to see the matching brooch.

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  • Bakelite brooch with diamanté accents
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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.

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    Black, White & Cream Bead 1950s Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    Smooth and faceted round black-glass beads are highlighted by marbled-white and cream beads shaped like pebbles in this elegant 1950s necklace by Hattie Carnegie. A large, round, faceted black-glass-bead-topped hidden clasp holds together the three strands. The color combination is versatile and timeless. Carnegie’s glass beads were among the best! This necklace adds a beautiful and elegant collar to a round-neck garment.

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    Blue & Cream Carved Galalith Necklace

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    Plastic beads that were molded to simulate carving were very popular in the Art Deco era. What sets this 1930s necklace apart is the colors – dark blue on cream. This combination and the design are lovely, and the different shapes of the beads add interest. Even the screw-in clasp forms a bead. I’m not sure what type of early plastic this piece is (possibly Galalith, the French equivalent of Bakelite) – it’s light, wonderful, and fun to wear in any case.

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    Blue & Green Bead 4-Strand 1950s Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    This 1950s necklace is another example of Hattie Carnegie’s extraordinary flare with glass beads. Here, most are bi-color. The shapes and sizes vary, and the predominant colors are interspersed with white and clear beads along with crystal spacers. Blue and green was a very popular color combination in the 1950s, and it still works well today. This necklace has substantial weight and an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp.

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