Sapphire, Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Line Bracelet by Otis
7" X 1/4"
Mid- to late-1930s
This line bracelet by Otis features channel-set, square-cut faceted sapphire-blue-glass stones alternating with round diamanté, all set in sterling silver. The clasp is the bejeweled fold-over type associated with this maker. These bracelets, which were called flexible bracelets in their day, can be worn from morning through the evening, as a single piece or in multiples (as shown in the last photo). These bracelets are timeless. Scroll down to see some lovely sapphire Art Deco pieces to wear with this bracelet.
- Vintage Bracelets, 1930s Jewelry, Otis JewelryThis Otis sterling bracelet is a lovely example of an Art Deco line bracelet, the forerunner of today's tennis bracelet. It features faceted, square-cut diamanté channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. Engraved edges and a diamanté-embellished fold-over clasp complete the design. The excellent articulation speaks to its high-quality construction, which actually was the same as that used by Wachenheimer Bros. (Read about the companies' connection.) Bracelets in this style (known as flexible bracelets in that era) were all the rage in the 1920s-1930s and were typically worn in multiples. You can see this one paired with other line bracelets in the photos. Although the stones have aged a bit, this jewel still has lots of sparkle. Scroll down to see coordinating pieces.USD$195.00
- ArchivesAn alternative to the chicklet, this 1920-1930s choker from England features rectangular-shaped sapphire glass in silver-tone frames with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace was made for a slim neck. Please note the necklace length (14 1/2") and check your neck size before purchasing this piece.USD$150.00
- ArchivesThis lovely Art Deco necklace is formed by faceted oval sapphire-blue-glass stones set in silver-tone frames, separated by silver-tone filigree plaques decorated with blue and white enamel flowers and leaves. The delicate paper-clip chain closes with a spring-ring clasp.USD$265.00
- Vintage Earrings, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThese Art Deco pendant earrings are wonderfully unusual. Each features a large, faceted, bi-color glass bead. Its top is clear, and the bottom is a deep-sapphire-blue. A small glass bead is at the center of the silver-tone links, and a silver-tone filigree knot is at the earlobe. These all-original, long (2 1/2″) earrings are dainty, yet full of life. The screw-backs can be modified for pierced ears. The screws are marked "sterling", but I don’t think the rest of the findings are.USD$295.00
- ArchivesThis 1920s bracelet with faux sapphires and sterling silver filigree has the same detail and craftsmanship as Art Deco filigree bracelets fashioned from gold and platinum. The slide-in safety clasp is the same type as those used in fine pieces. This one is a bit wider than usual, too. Granbery Flexible Bracelets were advertised in the June 1925 issue of The Keystone, a trade publication. This bracelet is no longer available, but a similar one by the same maker is – scroll down to see it.USD$295.00