Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling Line Bracelet by Otis
7" x 3/16"
Excellent (slight ageing of stones on clasp)
This vintage line bracelet by Otis features faceted, square-cut emerald-glass stones channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. The piece is finished with engraved edges and a diamanté-encrusted fold-over clasp. The color of the emeralds is rich and lush. The superb articulation speaks to the high-quality construction of the piece, which was the same as that of Wachenheimer Brothers. (Read about their connection with Otis.) Line bracelets were all the rage in the 1920s-1930s and were typically worn in multiples. You could wear this one with another line bracelet by the same maker or with a filigree bracelet with emeralds, as shown in the last images. I was delighted to see this jewel worn by a model on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019! She was also adorned with a necklace and earrings, which are among the coordinating pieces shown below. Can you pick out the other runway jewels?
- Vintage Earrings, 1950s Jewelry, Hattie Carnegie JewelryThese sunburst earrings from the fashion house of Hattie Carnegie have emerald-glass baguettes emanating from a pavé center. The setting is rhodium-plated. These elegant 1950s ear clips never go out of style and always look gorgeous wherever they’re worn. I got to see them sparkle on a model who walked the runway at a recent fashion show. Scroll down to see a dress clip to wear with these lovely jewels.USD$295.00
- Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1920s Jewelry, Ostby & Barton JewelryThis 1920s brooch has a large, faceted, cushion-cut emerald-glass stone in the center, with a pair of faceted, triangular emerald-glass and crystal stones at each end. The settings are sterling silver mounted atop a filigree base. This classy and classic Art Deco piece is by Ostby & Barton, a company well-regarded today for their work in precious metals and precious/semi-precious stones. The high-level of their craftsmanship shows in this piece, which closes with a roll-over clasp. Think outside the box and wear this jewel as a pendant on a chain. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco jewels to wear with this beautiful bar brooch.USD$295.00
- Vintage Bracelets, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis vintage silver filigree bracelet has sterling links. Seven of the center ones are adorned with alternating emerald-glass stones and diamantés. The construction of and clasp on this 1920s classic are the same as those of filigree bracelets fashioned from precious metals in that decade. Scroll down to see additional Art Deco pieces to wear with this beautiful jewel.USD$395.00
- ArchivesThis dainty and elegant emerald necklace features three faceted, square-cut, glass chicklets suspended from chromium-plated filigree links. The chicklets alternate with triangle-shaped filigree panels embellished with smaller, square-cut emerald-glass stones. The color is rich and lush. The paper-clip chain closes with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace is perfect for V-necklines. Can’t you picture it on one of the Crawley sisters on Downton Abbey? Although this item is now sold, you can see other lovely Art Deco jewels here.USD$325.00
- Vintage Bracelets, 1930s Jewelry, Otis JewelryThis Otis sterling bracelet is a lovely example of an Art Deco line bracelet, the forerunner of today's tennis bracelet. It features faceted, square-cut diamanté channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. Engraved edges and a diamanté-embellished fold-over clasp complete the design. The excellent articulation speaks to its high-quality construction, which actually was the same as that used by Wachenheimer Bros. (Read about the companies' connection.) Bracelets in this style (known as flexible bracelets in that era) were all the rage in the 1920s-1930s and were typically worn in multiples. You can see this one paired with other line bracelets in the photos. Although the stones have aged a bit, this jewel still has lots of sparkle. Scroll down to see coordinating pieces.USD$195.00
- ArchivesThis mid-1930s Art Deco pin is a variation on the era’s bar brooch. It features two faceted, square-cut emerald-glass stones at each end. The centerpiece is a diamanté-encrusted circle in a starburst pattern with emerald stones emanating from the pavé center. On each side is a smaller diamanté-encrusted cut-out circle. The setting is rhodium-plated sterling silver with a roll-over safety clasp. A well-executed, intricate design. Wear this lovely piece with your own diamond stud earrings (faux or real) and an emerald and diamanté filigree bracelet – scroll down to see it.USD$195.00
- ArchivesThis vintage costume bracelet is exceptional! It features rectangular sterling silver links set with faceted, triangular-cut emerald-glass stones. Each link has a bead-set diamanté in each corner. The edges of the bracelet are engraved. This piece closes with a concealed clasp and safety catch. Given the outstanding quality and beautiful design of this Art Deco bracelet, I’m surprised that it has no maker’s mark. This jewel walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. The model wore it with a fabulous pair of 1950s emerald earrings. Scroll down to see them and other coordinating pieces. Which earrings would you choose to accompany this beautiful bracelet?USD$395.00
- Vintage Earrings, 1950s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThese diamanté dangle earrings are inset with emerald enamel accents and have additional sparkling stones at the earlobes. Onyx-glass hoops form the bottom of these lovely and versatile pendants. The ear wires for pierced ears are original, but the lever backs are unmarked. These earrings are probably European in origin. Though Art Deco in style, something about this pair makes me think they may be from a later Revival era. Nevertheless, they are beautiful! Scroll down to see a selection of complimentary Art Deco bracelets.USD$345.00
- ArchivesThis Art Deco choker necklace is a variation of the chicklet style. Instead of sitting on top of silver-tone metal mounts, these square-cut emerald-glass stones are actually framed. The links are slightly graduated in size, ending with a decorative, concealed clasp. This jewel looked fabulous on a runway model at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. This necklace was made for a slim neck, so please note the necklace length (14 1/2") and check your neck size before purchasing this piece. Scroll down to take a look at other emerald jewels to wear with this one. Can you guess which earrings and bracelet the runway model wore with this necklace?USD$195.00