Lapis, Marcasite & Sterling German Bracelet
7 1/4" x 5/8"
"STERLING GERMANY" on clasp
The 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.
Vintage Necklaces, 1930s Jewelry, Jakob Bengel JewelryLapis glass beads separated by decorative chrome links and a center Galalith(?) bead with chrome end caps form this German Machine Age necklace. The same piece in other colors has been attributed to Bengel by a British expert. (This maker's pieces were never signed.) This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp, which may be a replacement (it is brass in color). The center bead has a minor flaw that probably occurred during manufacture. This small imperfection does not detract from the beauty or wearability of this necklace. Scroll down to see earrings and bracelets that coordinate with this piece.$ 175
Vintage Necklaces, 1930s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryCobalt-blue-glass beads, pierced chrome balls, and blue-plastic rings form the center of this Machine Age necklace. Decorative chrome links dotted with an additional bead on each side complete this 1930s treasure. It closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This piece is probably European in origin and is perfect for women who look best in cool colors. Scroll down to see a selection of bracelets that complement this fabulous necklace.$ 245
Vintage Earrings, 1930s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryA pair of lapis glass beads, each capped with flower-petal-shaped metal, form these Art Deco drop earrings from the former Czechoslovakia. The lower bead is 1/2-inch in diameter. The size and color make these earrings a bit bolder in effect than pieces from the 1920s. The original screw-backs were replaced with sterling silver posts for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco pieces to wear with these earrings.$ 245
Vintage Earrings, 1930s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThese lapis blue earrings are formed from molded-glass panels that look like carved gemstones. The flower motif in the blue-glass pendants is present in the silver-tone metal components that connect the pendant to the earring top. These all-original, unusual earrings have screw-backs, but they can be modified for pierced ears. Because these Art Deco earrings are 2″ long and bold (the glass panels are 3/4-inch squares), I would wear these drops with only an Art Deco bracelet – scroll down to see a selection. This versatile color is perfect for those who look best in cool hues.$ 245