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Diamanté Art Deco Dress Clips

Diamanté Art Deco Dress Clips

USD$175.00

Additional information

Maker

Unsigned

Size

1 5/8" x 1 3/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1930s

Marks

Unreadable patent number

This triangular-shaped pair of Art Deco dress clips is beautifully embellished with baguettes, round diamanté, and a center marquis-shaped stone, all set in rhodium-plated base metal. The cut-outs enhance the intricate design. In addition to wearing one or both clips as intended, you can also wear one as a pendant. The last photo  shows it on a black rubber cord; you may prefer to use a white gold or silver chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (which is shown in the photo) is included with this purchase. Interestingly, the front of these clips is identical to a double-clip brooch (which is shown below), but the dress clip mechanisms are different. Although these clips are marked with a utility patent number, it is unreadable. Quite a mystery! Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating bracelets.

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