Emerald Melon Bead French Art Deco Necklace
30" x 3/4" (largest bead)
Graduated melon-shaped emerald-green glass beads with green-glass spacers and rhinestone rondelles form this statement piece. It has substantial weight, is a stunning color and was made to be worn in a single long (30″) strand. This necklace was recently professionally restrung without a clasp.
- ArchivesThis 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?USD$275.00
- ArchivesLarge emerald-art-glass-swirled nuggets with Russian-gold end-caps are separated by round and melon-shaped emerald-glass beads, rhinestone rondelles and small bead spacers in this classic necklace by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell. This opera-length beauty closes with a box clasp topped with rose montées. This necklace is versatile and timeless!USD$350.00
- ArchivesA faceted oval-shaped emerald-glass stone is the centerpiece of this beautifully-detailed silver metal filigree Art Deco bangle bracelet. A small diamanté is on either side of the center. What a lovely example of 1920s workmanship! This bracelet has an extension piece that holds the bracelet together while you put it on. You could wear this bracelet with any of my Art Deco emerald necklaces and brooches — scroll down to see a selection.USD$165.00
- Vintage Bracelets, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis vintage silver filigree bracelet has sterling links adorned with alternating emerald-glass stones and diamanté. 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$325.00