Chrysoprase, Onyx, & Ruby Disk Choker with Rondelles
15" x 3/8"
Excellent (see description)
This Art Deco choker features faceted, opaque chrysoprase, onyx and ruby glass disks and rondelles. The components are strung on metal chain. The necklace closes with a screw-in clasp formed by two of the disks. Based on the construction of this piece, I think it is European in origin. As often happens with necklaces made like this one, the chain has stretched. I don’t recommend having a jeweler cut the excess – just keep it at the back. This colorful and versatile necklace can be worn with many Art Deco jewels, depending on the color you wish to emphasize — scroll down to see a selection. Or wear your real or faux diamond studs to complete the look.
Vintage Bracelets, 1920s Jewelry, Unknown (Maker's Mark is Unknown)This onyx and silver bracelet has seven faceted, oval glass stones prong-set and mounted on oval frames joined with links. The stones are 1/4″ high and have points in the center. The setting is sterling silver with a spring-ring clasp. This well-made Art Deco piece, which is longer than most of its era, is signed. However, I can’t determine the maker’s name. Scroll down to see several onyx pieces that complement this jewel.$ 195
Vintage Earrings, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryTwo faceted, oblong chrysoprase (glass?) stones with a faceted, round collet-set crystal at the bottom form these classic 1920s earrings. Each stone is separated by a ring link, so there's plenty of movement here. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Note that although the open-back bottom crystals appear dark in the first photo, they are, in fact, clear and sparkly (as in the second photo). Scroll down to see a number of chrysoprase pieces that would compliment these earrings. This apple-green color is fabulous for women who look best in warm hues.$ 195
Vintage Bracelets, 1920s Jewelry, Fishel, Nessler JewelryThis black onyx bracelet with diamanté accents is an Art Deco classic. Each faceted, square-cut stone is set in its own sterling silver box. This early line bracelet (called a flexible bracelet in its day) has a concealed clasp with a safety catch. You can wear this piece alone or with two other vintage bracelets, as shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see a sterling bar pin in black and white by the same maker as well as other coordinating Art Deco pieces. Or wear this bracelet with more contemporary jewels.$ 195
Vintage Bracelets, 1930s Jewelry, Wachenheimer Bros. JewelryThis quintessential Art Deco line bracelet was made by the renowned Wachenheimer Brothers (best known for their Diamonbar pieces). It has faceted, square-cut onyx-glass stones channel-set in sterling silver, with engraved edges and diamanté-studded clasps. This bracelet was made in two sections, with identical fold-over clasps in both places. The type of clasp dates this piece to the early 1930s, after the company stopped using their Diamonbar trademark and near the end of their production. This bracelet was made for a slim wrist, so please note the bracelet length (6 7/8") and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. The last photo shows it along with two other line bracelets – scroll down to see their details as well as other onyx Art Deco jewels to wear with this lovely bracelet.$ 295
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.$ 195