Chrysoprase, Marcasite & Sterling German Art Deco Bracelet
6 3/4" x 1/2"
Excellent (safety clasp replaces safety chain)
Oval chrysoprase (glass?) stones set in sterling silver alternating with marcasite-embellished links form this Art Deco bracelet. It is another excellent example of the high-quality German workmanship of the period. This piece has a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp with a safety catch and was made for a slim wrist. Please note the bracelet length (6 3/4″) and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. This bracelet was part of my personal collection when I favored German Art Deco jewelry. I have other chrysoprase Art Deco pieces that look lovely with this bracelet – scroll down to see a selection.
- ArchivesA chrysoprase glass circle is mounted on sterling silver wings in this classic Art Deco piece. The life-saver center is a popular motif of the era. This piece is signed, but I cannot identify the maker. This brooch, which has a nice patina that can be cleaned if you wish, closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to take a look at chrysoprase Art Deco earrings that look great with this piece.USD$150.00
- ArchivesThis Art Deco marcasite brooch has three faceted chrysoprase (glass?) stones set in sterling silver. It exhibits typical German construction and their aesthetic of the 1920s-1930s. The 935 mark refers to a higher silver content than the sterling standard, which is 925 parts per 1000 – not uncommon in German pieces of the era. This brooch was in my personal collection and was among the first pieces I bought when I focused on Art Deco jewelry. You can wear this petite jewel at the throat of a blouse or on the collar of a jacket to great effect. Scroll down to see Art Deco chrysoprase earrings that look lovely with this piece. This green is lovely on women who look best in warm colors.USD$175.00
- Vintage Earrings, 1930s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelrySimple, yet fun, these vintage chrysoprase earrings have faceted, square, and triangle-shaped apple-green-glass stones. They are mounted in silver-tone metal frames. These all-original 1930s screw-back earrings have a nice swing and can be modified for pierced ears. Scroll down to see other Art Deco pieces that compliment this pair.USD$225.00
- Vintage Necklaces, 1930s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis chrysoprase green necklace has rectangular-shaped stones that alternate with square crystals. All are mounted on linked silver-tone frames, in the style of Art Deco chicklet necklaces. Although unmarked, the design and quality of this jewel make me think it was made in Germany. The faceting of the crystals is superb, and the mountings of the stones are highly-decorated. The silver-tone metal may be sterling, although the stone frames are unmarked. This gorgeous piece from my personal collection closes with an older-style spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see Art Deco earrings and bracelets to wear with this classic piece.USD$475.00