Onyx, Emerald & Diamanté Dangling Earrings
2 1/8" (including wire) x 5/8"
Onyx-glass hoops attached to emerald-green-enamel and diamanté-embellished panels of silver-tone metal form these lovely and versatile earrings. Additional diamanté adorn the earlobe. The ear wires for pierced ears are original, but the lever backs are unmarked. These earrings are probably European in origin. Though Art Deco in style, something about this pair makes me think they may be from a later Revival era. Nevertheless, they are beautiful! Scroll down to see a selection of complementary Art Deco bracelets.
Vintage Bracelets, 1920s Jewelry, Fishel, Nessler JewelryThis black onyx bracelet with diamanté accents is an Art Deco classic. Each faceted, square-cut stone is set in its own sterling silver box. This early line bracelet (called a flexible bracelet in its day) has a concealed clasp with a safety catch. You can wear this piece alone or with two other vintage bracelets, as shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see a sterling bar pin in black and white by the same maker as well as other coordinating Art Deco pieces. Or wear this bracelet with more contemporary jewels.$ 195
Vintage Bracelets, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis emerald bracelet features molded sugar-loaf glass stones framed in silver-tone metal that alternate with onyx glass circles. Decorative metal links and an older-style spring-ring clasp complete this classic Art Deco piece. The color combination and detail in the workmanship are divine. The clasp is marked sterling, but the entire bracelet probably isn't. Bracelets of this type were advertised extensively in wholesaler catalogs in the 1920s to early-1930s. Scroll down to see a similar bracelet in lapis as well as several emerald Art Deco jewels to wear with this one.$ 275
Vintage Bracelets, 1930s Jewelry, Wachenheimer Bros. JewelryThis quintessential Art Deco line bracelet was made by the renowned Wachenheimer Brothers (best known for their Diamonbar pieces). It has faceted, square-cut onyx-glass stones channel-set in sterling silver, with engraved edges and diamanté-studded clasps. This bracelet was made in two sections, with identical fold-over clasps in both places. The type of clasp dates this piece to the early 1930s, after the company stopped using their Diamonbar trademark and near the end of their production. This bracelet was made for a slim wrist, so please note the bracelet length (6 7/8") and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. The last photo shows it along with two other line bracelets – scroll down to see their details as well as other onyx Art Deco jewels to wear with this lovely bracelet.$ 295
Vintage Bracelets, 1920s Jewelry, Unknown (Maker's Mark is Unknown)Seven faceted, oval onyx-glass stones prong-set and mounted on oval frames form this lovely Art Deco bracelet. The stones are 1/4" high and have points in the center. The setting is sterling silver with a spring-ring clasp. This well-made piece, which is longer than most of its era, is signed. However, I can't determine the maker's name. Scroll down to see several onyx pieces that complement this jewel.$ 195