Crystal & Onyx Necklace
37" x 1/2" (largest bead)
This crystal bead necklace from the 1920s is long and unusual. Disks of alternating crystal and onyx separate the faceted, graduated beads. The units of disks are tapered at each end. You can wear this necklace long (37”) or double it with a necklace shortener or ribbon – the striped effect the pattern creates is stunning and eye-catching. I know, because I wore the necklace that way for many years to great acclaim! Scroll down to see some complimentary pieces to wear with this fabulous jewel.
- ArchivesThese 1920s earrings feature a large, faceted, round crystal bead dangling from a filigree caps. Above each pendant is a small, faceted, round bead set between the halves of a pointed-top bicone bead. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These earrings walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to see a selection of necklaces and brooches – in crystal alone and in combination with colored stones – to wear with these versatile earrings. Can you guess which bracelet the runway model wore with them?USD$245.00
- ArchivesThis 1930s marcasite and onyx bracelet from Germany features faceted, rectangular stones alternating with embellished sterling links. I have always found many German Art Deco pieces especially appealing because of their high-quality design and construction. Bracelets like this one are extremely versatile for both day and evening wear. This piece was one of the first German Art Deco jewels that joined my personal collection decades ago. I was thrilled when it was chosen to walk the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to see the 1950s ear clips the designer (unexpectedly, but brilliantly!) selected for the model to wear with this jewel. You'll also see two pairs of complementary Art Deco pendant earrings.USD$395.00
- 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.USD$345.00
- 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 Earrings, 1950s Jewelry, Alice Caviness JewelryThese Alice Caviness earrings have clusters of black- and clear-glass bi-colored beads. Some have caps of silver-tone filigree, while other caps are solid metal. These ear clips were designed in the starburst or atomic motif that was popular in the 1950s, yet they are so versatile and wearable now! In fact, these earrings walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. The designer paired them – unexpectedly, yet perfectly – with an Art Deco onyx link bracelet. Scroll down to see it.USD$195.00