Carnelian German Art Deco Drop Earrings
1 3/4" x 1/2"
Three carnelian beads are connected by a delicate chain in these 1920s Art Deco drop earrings from Germany. The construction and materials are typical of German workmanship of the era. The original screw-backs were signed “STERLING GERMANY” and were converted to sterling posts for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These earrings were part of my personal collection. I have two Art Deco carnelian bracelets, also from Germany, that coordinate well with this piece. You could also wear these earrings with Art Deco pieces that feature stones in addition to carnelian – scroll down to see a selection.
- ArchivesThis carnelian bracelet has faceted glass stones set in rectangular panels. Each is outlined with alternating faux onyx and marcasites. Even the connecting links are adorned. This sterling silver piece is an excellent example of high-quality German craftsmanship of the 1920s-1930s. Based on its width, I'm dating this jewel to the 1920s, when bracelets were narrow and often worn in multiples. This piece has a concealed clasp with a safety catch and was part of my personal collection.USD$345.00
- ArchivesThis 1920s scarab brooch has sterling silver branches, leaves, and settings that support the flowers of chrysoprase, tiger's eye, carnelian, amethyst and clear quartz glass, which all celebrate this quintessential Art Deco motif. This colorful and versatile brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. Walter Lampl's pieces are coveted by collectors because of the high quality of his jewelry. This brooch brooch is no longer available, but a scarab bracelet is – scroll down to see it.USD$225.00
- ArchivesThe beads in this jade and pearl necklace are flanked by beads of carnelian glass in chrome cups. The green and caramel were a popular color combination in the Art Deco era, when this piece was made in France. Large flat chrome links complete the length, which closes with a decorative screw-barrel clasp. This well-made necklace is a bit longer than most from the 1920s. Depending on which color you want to emphasize, you could wear jade or carnelian Art Deco earrings (or your own pearl studs) with this versatile necklace. Scroll down to see some options.USD$195.00
- ArchivesThis German Art Deco bracelet from my personal collection is one of the most spectacular pieces I've ever had! It has double rows of faceted, oblong carnelian stones separated by triple rows of faceted, oblong crystals. Because substantial sterling silver frames hold the stones (which may be glass), this bracelet has a double concealed clasp with safety chain. Carnelian is a beautiful color for women who look best in warm hues. A striking and extraordinary piece, this jewel definitely makes a statement!USD$895.00
- W.E. Richards Jewelry, Vintage Bracelets, 1950s JewelryThis vintage scarab bracelet has sterling silver links and mounts with molded-glass stones. The colors are tiger’s eye, chrysoprase, carnelian, lapis lazuli, and variegated agates. This piece is a celebration of a quintessential Art Deco motif. By the well-known maker W.E. Richards, this jewel closes with a spring-ring clasp. The multi-colored agates are unusual, and the variety of colors and classic design make this bracelet extremely versatile. You could emphasize one of the colors by wearing earrings or a necklace that matches one of the stones. Scroll down to see some suggestions. My research on this maker's marks indicates that this piece was made in the 1950s, during an Art Deco Revival when scarab bracelets were again all the rage.USD$345.00