Ruby, Crystal & Sterling Art Deco Bangle by H. Payton
Outside: 2 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 1/4"; inside circumference: 7"
This Art Deco bangle has faceted square-cut ruby glass stones alternating with square-cut crystals, set in sterling silver. This bracelet by H. Payton (better-known as PAYCO) has a concealed clasp and etched edges. This design and construction are typical of this type of piece so popular in the 1920s. Bangles like this one never go out of style. Wear it alone or with coordinating pieces like the ones shown below. Or wear it with contemporary jewelry.
- ArchivesThis bangle bracelet by H. Payton is a style that was all the rage in the 1920s. The company is best known by their PAYCO mark. Bracelets like this one were available in many colors of glass to imitate gemstones. With open-back faceted, square-cut crystal stones to let light pass through, this piece goes with everything. It also looks great with other bangles and/or line bracelets of the era. Women typically wore multiple bracelets back then, and I confess that I’ve adopted that practice as part of my own personal style. This bracelet was made for a slim wrist, so please note the inside circumference (6 3/4″) and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. A few of the stones have tiny chips, and there's a space between the stone next to the hinge and the metal (shown in the last photo). Scroll down to see other Art Deco crystal pieces to wear with this bracelet.USD$275.00
- Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis pinwheel brooch has ruby-glass beads wired in a spiral and adorned with channels of diamantés. A large ruby-glass bead sits on top. Frank Hess designed a nearly identical dress clip for Miriam Haskell circa 1940, but his had diamantés only on the front. This brooch has them on both sides. The trombone clasp tells me this piece was made in Europe. The beads and filigree back make me think it's from France. Real or faux diamond ear studs are the perfect accompaniment for this charming and unusual jewel.USD$295.00
- Vintage Earrings, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThese vintage ruby drop earrings from the 1920s have faceted, three-dimensional, ruby-glass triangles dangling from double chains. At the top is a matching square-cut stone. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Ruby Art Deco pendant earrings are a jewelry wardrobe essential!USD$275.00
- Vintage Necklaces, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis delicate 1920s pendant necklace is another variation of the chicklet-style so popular in the Art Deco era. This piece has a beautifully-faceted, rectangular ruby-glass stone suspended from a smaller, oblong-shaped stone along with three chicklets on each side of the chain closest to the center drop. The metal is silver-tone and unmarked. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. I don’t usually like pendants, but this one is special! It’s perfect for a v-neckline.USD$175.00
- ArchivesThis vintage multi strand necklace is a variation of the chicklet-style so popular in the 1920s-1930s. Three rows of faceted, ruby-glass chicklets drape in the front, with two larger faceted ruby-glass triangles joining the three rows to the rest of the piece. The chicklets are open-back; the triangles are not. This unusual version of the classic chicklet in hard-to-find red closes with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace is probably Czech in origin. What a great piece for a round or scooped neckline!USD$245.00
- ArchivesThis red glass brooch is an Art Deco bar pin. It has large, faceted, square-cut ruby stones divided by pairs of round diamanté. This well-made, sterling silver piece is finished with engraved edges and an older-style clasp. The 935 mark, which refers to a higher silver content than the American sterling standard of 925 parts per 1000, makes me think this lovely piece is European in origin. Bar brooches never go out of style, and this one is exceptional! The deep-red stones are perfect for a woman who looks best in cool colors. Just add your own real or faux diamond stud earrings to complete the look.USD$225.00
- Vintage Earrings, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThese ruby red earrings from the 1920s are long (2 1/2″) and luxurious. They feature a large, faceted drop suspended from silver-tone metal links and a collet-set round matching stone. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Richly-colored earrings like these are a great jewelry wardrobe staple, especially for women who love Art Deco and long earrings!USD$275.00
- ArchivesThese Art Deco ruby bead earrings are long and luxurious pendants from the 1920s. A molded ruby-glass bead resembling a flower is suspended from a silver-tone chain dotted with two small, faceted ruby-glass beads. A flatter bead in the same color glass is designed to adorn the earlobe. The original screw-backs on these earrings were converted to sterling silver posts for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Lots of movement with these vibrant earrings, which are another great jewelry wardrobe staple.USD$295.00
- Vintage Necklaces, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis ruby bead necklace has single and clusters of poured-red-glass beads separated by clear-glass disks. Made in the 1920s-1930s, this lovely and versatile piece closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. At 18 inches, this necklace is longer than most of its contemporaries.USD$295.00