Onyx, Marcasite & Sterling Earrings by Wachenheimer Bros.
1 3/4" x 1/2"
November 9, 1929 ad in "Vogue"
These 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.
Vintage Bracelets, 1920s Jewelry, Unknown (Maker's Mark is Unknown)This onyx and silver bracelet has seven faceted, oval glass stones prong-set and mounted on oval frames joined with links. 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 Art Deco 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
Vintage Necklaces, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis vintage black onyx necklace has a centerpiece with three oval, onyx-glass plaques molded in a flower-and-leaf design and set on silver-tone frames. They alternate with black-and-white-enameled links with the same motif. A scroll chain with a spring-ring clasp completes this piece. The elaborate design and construction of this necklace make me think it’s German or Czech in origin. A classic color combination and design! Scroll down to see earrings and bracelets that coordinate well with this jewel.$ 195
Vintage Necklaces, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis chrysoprase bead necklace with polished green-glass disks in the front half has onyx-glass disks in the back. The focal point is formed with black-glass beads that are thicker, faceted and graduated in size. This vibrant Art Deco piece, in a striking color combination, closes with an older concealed clasp that looks like a narrow tube. You could emphasize either color by wearing chrysoprase or onyx Art Deco earrings and/or bracelets – scroll down to see a selection. This necklace has so many possibilities!$ 245
Vintage Necklaces, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryCrystal beads separated by onyx-glass beads and crystal disks form this classic Art Deco necklace. The crystal beads are shaped like lanterns and are beautifully faceted to reflect light. This black-and-white look, so popular in the Twenties, is always in style. The beads have recently been professionally re-strung on wire. This necklace closes with a silver-tone filigree concealed clasp. Scroll down to see a selection of earrings and bracelets to wear with this jewel.$ 195