Sapphire & Sterling Diamonbar Art Deco Line Bracelet with Buckle by Wachenheimer Bros.
6 3/4" x 1/4"
This quintessential Art Deco line bracelet (called a flexible bracelet, in its day) with sapphire-glass squares channel-set in sterling silver is a typical example of the maker’s high-quality Diamonbar bracelets. The diamanté buckle is part of the clasp. This bracelet was made for a slim wrist, so please note the bracelet length (6 3/4″) and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. I have the same piece with citrine-glass squares, although that bracelet is unsigned. You can wear this type of bracelet alone or in multiples. Scroll down to see some more beautiful sapphire Art Deco pieces to wear with this stunning bracelet.
- 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
- Vintage Necklaces, 1930s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis enamel necklace is a quintessential Art Deco design. Dark blue-and-white on chrome chevrons alternate with faceted, rectangular sapphire-glass stones. This extraordinary piece closes with a spring-ring clasp. All of the enamel is present and in great shape. Any washed-out spaces are simply the glare from the lights needed for the photos. This necklace looks lovely with the pieces shown below — scroll down to take a look.USD$295.00
- Vintage Earrings, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThese Art Deco pendant earrings are wonderfully unusual. Each features a large, faceted, bi-color crystal bead. Its top is clear, and the bottom is a deep-sapphire-blue. A small crystal 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 know if the rest of the findings are. Scroll down to see a selection of necklaces and bracelets to wear with these stylish jewels.USD$295.00
- 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
- 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