Ruby & Sterling Art Deco Bangle
2 1/4" x 2" oval; 6 3/4" internal circumference; 1/4" wide
Here is another classic Art Deco line bracelet in the form of a bangle: square-cut deep ruby-glass stones channel-set in sterling silver with engraved edges and a safety chain. This rare bangle has great color and is wider than many. (Note: Red glass stones of this period are more rare than other colors because gold was used to make red.) I have several other ruby Art Deco pieces that coordinate well with this bangle — scroll down to see a selection.
- Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis pinwheel brooch has ruby-glass beads wired in a spiral and adorned with channels of diamantés. A large ruby-glass bead sits on top. Frank Hess designed a nearly identical dress clip for Miriam Haskell circa 1940, but his had diamantés only on the front. This brooch has them on both sides. The trombone clasp tells me this piece was made in Europe. The beads and filigree back make me think it's from France. Real or faux diamond ear studs are the perfect accompaniment for this charming and unusual jewel.USD$295.00
- Vintage Necklaces, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis ruby bead necklace has single and clusters of poured-red-glass beads separated by clear-glass disks. Made in the 1920s-1930s, this lovely and versatile piece closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. At 18 inches, this necklace is longer than most of its contemporaries.USD$295.00
- ArchivesThis vintage multi strand necklace is a variation of the chicklet-style so popular in the 1920s-1930s. Three rows of faceted, ruby-glass chicklets drape in the front, with two larger faceted ruby-glass triangles joining the three rows to the rest of the piece. The chicklets are open-back; the triangles are not. This unusual version of the classic chicklet in hard-to-find red closes with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace is probably Czech in origin. What a great piece for a round or scooped neckline!USD$245.00