Amethyst Bead Long 1920s Necklace
31" x 5/8"
This vintage amethyst bead necklace never goes out of style. It is a long (31”) strand of graduating faceted, deep-purple glass beads with crystal disk spacers. This piece has been professionally restrung without a clasp and has substantial weight. Made in the 1920s, it was designed to be worn as a single, long strand, to compliment the drop-waist fashion of the day. As an alternative, the third photo shows the necklace worn doubled, with the aid of a device called a pearl extender clasp (shown in the fifth photo). I will include one with this purchase. This necklace looks fabulous with another long 1920s necklace, which is also weighty, that is shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see it and a selection of amethyst Art Deco bracelets to wear with this jewel.
Vintage Necklaces, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis 1920s necklace of alternating amethyst-glass and crystal beads was designed to complement the long-waisted, slim flapper silhouette but is equally fashionable today. This substantial piece has just been professionally restrung with knots and no clasp. Although the necklace was designed to be worn as a single long (35″) strand, you can wear it doubled if you have a slim neck. A pearl extender clasp (see the seventh photo), which makes the doubling possible, will be included with this necklace. This jewel looks great with the Amethyst Bead Long Art Deco Necklace, also weighty, shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see it and a selection of coordinating bracelets and earrings.USD$295.00
Vintage Bracelets, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis vintage amethyst bracelet from the 1920s is a variation of the era’s line bracelet. Instead of the typical channel-set stones, this jewel's emerald-cut, pale-amethysts are prong-set atop open-back sterling-silver cups. This classic Art Deco bracelet closes with a concealed clasp. The glass stones are a lovely color, and the construction allows the light to pass through. This piece looks elegant with Art Deco necklaces in variations of this regal hue — scroll down to see a selection.USD$275.00
Vintage Bracelets, 1920s Jewelry, Wachenheimer Bros. JewelryThis amethyst bangle bracelet from the 1920s has faceted, square-cut glass stones channel-set in sterling silver with engraved edges. This piece is wider and more substantial than its contemporaries. In fact, its size, weight, design, and components are nearly identical to one of my own Lady Gloria Hinged Bracelets by Wachenheimer Brothers. This piece is unsigned on the tongue (where Diamonbar bangles were marked), so I can't be sure. Either way, this bracelet is so beautiful and well-made that you won't be disappointed. It was made for a slim wrist, so please note the inside circumference (6 3/4″) and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. Scroll down to see some lovely complementary Art Deco earrings and necklaces.USD$425.00
Vintage Bracelets, 1920s Jewelry, Foster & Bro. JewelryThis 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.USD$195.00