These delicate sterling and marcasite German Art Deco earrings were one of the first pieces I collected when I was fell in love with Art Deco jewelry from Germany. The detail on these earrings shows you why I felt that way. The original screw-backs were replaced with sterling silver posts for pierced ears a long time ago by my expert jeweler. Notice that these earrings are marked 935, which is a slightly higher silver content than sterling (925). You could wear these earrings with any of my Art Deco sterling silver and marcasite pieces, with or without colored stones. Scroll down to see a selection.
This Art Deco marcasite brooch with three faceted chrysoprase (glass?) stones set in sterling silver exhibits typical German construction and their aesthetic of the 1920s-1930s. The 935 mark refers to a higher silver content than the sterling standard, which is 925 parts per 1000 – not uncommon in German pieces of the era. This brooch was in my personal collection and was among the first pieces I bought when I focused on Art Deco jewelry. You can wear this petite brooch at the throat of a blouse or on the collar of a jacket to great effect. Scroll down to see Art Deco chrysoprase earrings that look lovely with this piece.
Marcasite and sterling silver German Art Deco bracelets don't get much better than this one! With its classic Art Deco buckle motif, this magnificent and hard-to-find piece has excellent articulation and loads of sparkle. This substantial bracelet is an outstanding example of 1930s German craftsmanship and a real knockout! This piece was part of my personal collection, and I am reluctantly offering it to a new owner. My Czech Art Deco crystal and marcasite earrings compliment rather than compete with this bracelet — scroll down to see them -- or wear it alone to make an unforgettable statement.
Faceted carnelian glass, onyx glass and marcasites are set in sterling silver panels in this 1930s Art Deco bracelet. It is an excellent example of high-quality German craftsmanship of the period. This bracelet, which has a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp with a safety catch, was part of my personal collection.