Diamanté & Sterling Bracelet by Dorsons
7" x 1/2"
1942-1947 (based on use of sterling)
This diamanté and sterling silver 1940s bracelet by Dorsons takes the line-bracelet design one step further. Square-cut diamanté channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver are enhanced with two squares of clear baguettes. This well-made bracelet with excellent articulation has a concealed clasp. All-diamanté pieces are really hard to photograph, and this one is no exception. All stones are clear and bright, and the overall effect is much brighter than my photos indicate. In fact, this lovely bracelet sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019! The model wore it with Art Deco crystal bead pendant earrings. Scroll down to see them and other coordinating pieces.
Vintage Earrings, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThese 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?$ 245
Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1930s Jewelry, Pennino Bros. JewelryThis amazing vintage lapel watch by Pennino is the ultimate in Art Deco design, with pavé and baguettes set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. And the best part is that the watch works! It has been cleaned by my expert watchmaker. The watch is attached to the brooch upside down, so you can read the time when you are wearing this piece. The numbers on the watch face are also SO Deco in design, and the original blue hour, minute and second hands are present. What an unusual and fantastic piece! Scroll down to see a selection of lovely coordinating bracelets.$ 595
Vintage Earrings, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThese vintage dangle earrings are diamanté-encrusted with faceted, square-cut stones at the earlobe and as the focal point in the drop. Long and luxurious, these all-original Art Deco pendants have gold-colored ear wires with shepherd hooks for pierced ears. I am unaware of their metal content. I think these beautiful earrings are European in origin. Though stamped "SILVER" on the earring backs, I don't think the settings are sterling. Pieces like these are difficult to photograph, and the earrings are much brighter and more sparkly than the photos indicate. This glamorous pair walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating bracelets.$ 345
Vintage Earrings, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryIf you’re looking for glamour, these crystal teardrop earrings are for you! They feature bead-set diamanté in round and baguette shapes leading to a large, faceted crystal drop. These all-original screw-back earrings, which were in my personal collection, can be modified for pierced ears. Wear these long and luxurious pendants and you’re guaranteed to be noticed! Scroll down to see a lovely selection of coordinating bracelets.$ 295
Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1940s Jewelry, Dorsons JewelryThe design of this 1940s Dorsons sterling silver brooch with hand-set diamanté was called a ‘twisted bar pin’. It comes in its original box, marked with the Jubilee trademark used by the maker (aka D. Ornstein & Sons). This jewel is timeless, and it goes with everything! This brooch was advertised in the December 1, 1947 issue of Life magazine. Scroll down to see a selection of lovely coordinating bracelets.$ 225