Onyx, Marcasite & Sterling German Bracelet
7 1/8" x 5/8"
This 1930s marcasite and onyx bracelet from Germany features faceted, rectangular stones alternating with embellished sterling links. I have always found many German Art Deco pieces especially appealing because of their high-quality design and construction. Bracelets like this one are extremely versatile for both day and evening wear. This piece was one of the first German Art Deco jewels that joined my personal collection decades ago. I was thrilled when it was chosen to walk the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to see the 1950s ear clips the designer (unexpectedly, but brilliantly!) selected for the model to wear with this jewel. You’ll also see two pairs of complementary Art Deco pendant earrings.
Vintage Earrings, 1920s Jewelry, Wachenheimer Bros. JewelryThese black onyx dangle earrings in sterling silver are part of the maker's Wachenheimer Real Stone Jewelry line, launched in the late-1920s. They feature a faceted, square stone set with a top border of marcasites and suspended from a marcasite-encrusted slim sterling bar. A square-cut, prong-set onyx sits at the earlobe. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. This pair in the "Geometric" pattern was advertised in the November 9, 1929 issue of Vogue. Scroll down to see a selection of onyx Art Deco pieces to wear with these versatile and stylish jewels.$ 295
Vintage Earrings, 1950s Jewelry, Alice Caviness JewelryThese Alice Caviness earrings have clusters of black- and clear-glass bi-colored beads. Some have caps of silver-tone filigree, while other caps are solid metal. These ear clips were designed in the starburst or atomic motif that was popular in the 1950s, yet they are so versatile and wearable now! In fact, these earrings walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. The designer paired them – unexpectedly, yet perfectly – with a 1930s German Art Deco bracelet. Scroll down to see it.$ 185
Vintage Earrings, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThese vintage onyx earrings are long and elegant. They each feature a collet-set, square onyx glass stone with an oval black Bakelite hoop, connected with sterling silver embellished with marcasite. The original screw-backs were replaced with 14kt gold studs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. A gorgeous Art Deco design from the 1920s, when long earrings reigned supreme and movement in clothing and jewels was key. These earrings were part of my personal collection and are guaranteed to get you noticed! Scroll down to see a selection of perfect bracelets to wear with these jewels.$ 495