Lapis Czech Art Deco Necklace with Fringe
Length: 16"; single stones: 1/2" x 1/8"; center panel: 1" wide by 1 1/8" long
"Czechoslovakia" on jump ring opposite clasp
Oblong dark-blue opaque-glass stones are set in a step-pattern in this Czech Art Deco necklace from my personal collection. What raises this piece above the rest (aside from the unusual color) are the silver metal strips that look like fringe on the three center panels. This well-made and fun necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. Although I’ve called the stones lapis, they do not have the gold flecks one would expect in that stone. In this case I chose the name for its color alone. Scroll down to see two coordinating bracelets.
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Vintage Bracelets, 1930s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThe lapis (glass?) stones set in sterling silver with marcasite links are an interesting shape and color. The stones may look more like sodalite than lapis lazuli, because they don't have the brassy specks usually found in the latter. Whatever the case, the color is fabulous, and the workmanship is typical of the high-quality pieces produced in Germany before World War II. This lovely jewel closes with a concealed clasp with a safety catch. Scroll down to see complementary blue Art Deco pieces.$ 395
ArchivesThis vintage scarab bracelet has sterling silver links and mounts with molded-glass stones. The colors are tiger’s eye, chrysoprase, carnelian, lapis lazuli, and variegated agates. This piece is a celebration of a quintessential Art Deco motif. By the well-known maker W.E. Richards, this jewel closes with a spring-ring clasp. The multi-colored agates are unusual, and the variety of colors and classic design make this bracelet extremely versatile. You could emphasize one of the colors by wearing earrings or a necklace that matches one of the stones. Scroll down to see some suggestions. This bracelet was made in the 1920s or in the 1950s, during an Art Deco Revival when scarab bracelets were again all the rage.$ 225