Sapphire, Diamanté & Sterling Vintage Bangle Bracelet
Outside: 2 5/8" x 2 1/4" x 1/4"; inside circumference: 6 3/4"
This vintage bangle bracelet is one of the first pieces I bought for myself when I started collecting only Art Deco jewels. It features three square sapphire glass stones alternating with three diamanté, all channel-set in sterling silver. This bracelet closes with a concealed clasp and safety chain. This narrow bracelet can be worn on its own or paired with others from the era. This piece is as versatile as they come and as chic today as it was when it was made in the 1920s. Scroll down to see several lovely coordinating pieces.
- Vintage Brooches & Pins, Costume Jewelry Sets / Parures, 1950s Jewelry, Trifari JewelryThis Trifari leaf brooch and ear clips set was named Jeweleaf. Designed by Alfred Philippe in 1951, it features diamanté-paved maple leaves outlined with sapphire-glass baguettes. The setting is rhodium-plated base metal. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. An all-diamanté version, described as “platinum-toned … paved with stones” and “one of two charming variations on a Spring theme”, was advertised in the February 1, 1952 issue of Vogue. The brooch was $17.50, and the earrings were $15.00, for a total of $32.50. (In 1950, the average U.S. family’s income was $81.50 per week.) Note that the photo of the brooch alone shows it in the position indicated in the design patent (last photo), but you can wear the jewel in any position you wish.USD$245.00
- Vintage Earrings, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThese Art Deco drop earrings are a 1920s design with faceted sapphire-glass beads suspended from each end of chain. These earrings are from my personal collection. The original screw-backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These earrings are simple, yet versatile and noticeable. The color is perfect for women who like to wear cool hues.USD$295.00
- Vintage Earrings, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThese sapphire blue drop earrings are classy and long. Each has a blue rondelle (I had never seen a colored one before!) sandwiched between a pair of faceted, sapphire-glass beads. They are capped at each end with decorated silver-tone metal, and the pendants are suspended from silver-tone chain. A small diamanté is designed to adorn each earlobe. These all-original screw-back earrings can be modified for pierced ears. The backs of the screws are marked sterling, but I don’t know if the rest of the silver findings are as well. These lovely earrings can be worn anywhere, anytime and are perfect for those who like cool colors. Scroll down to see faux sapphire pendant earrings already converted for pierced ears. This pair is a wonderful something blue for a bride!USD$295.00
- Vintage Necklaces, 1920s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis faux sapphire necklace has faceted, square-cut, blue-glass chicklets alternating with glass stones molded in a step pattern. The result is an Art Deco classic. The two blue-enamel links on each end make me think this piece is European in origin. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. The original silver-tone finish is worn in places on the piece, so much of the brass is showing. Because the focus is the gorgeous blue stones, this slight blemish doesn't detract in any way from the beauty of this jewel. This elegant necklace is versatile and timeless, and from my personal collection.USD$345.00
- Vintage Necklaces, 1920s Jewelry, Louis Rousselet JewelryThis vintage lapis necklace is another example of Louis Rousselet’s "puzzle" designs. The mottled-blue-glass beads and spacers are interspersed with interlocking ivory and lapis Galalith barrel-shaped beads, all strung on chain. This French Art Deco jewel closes with a barrel clasp. Several examples of necklaces with these unique beads can be seen in Ginger Moro's European Designer Jewelry. This gorgeous piece was part of my personal collection. I guarantee you’ll love wearing it.USD$495.00
- ArchivesThis 1920s necklace has trios of faceted, round sapphire-glass stones alternating with five faceted, rectangular ones. Eleven stone-studded lines form the fringe in the center. All are mounted in silver-tone metal frames. A paper-clip chain with a spring-ring clasp finishes this delicate piece. The fact that the clasp is not centered does not detract from the beauty of this necklace. Wear it with a v-neckline to maximize the jewelry’s beauty. Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet to wear with this jewel.USD$225.00
- ArchivesThese sapphire earrings each have a round, blue-glass stone set in an open-back decorative silver-tone frame suspended from delicate chain. The original screw backs were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. These elegant earrings are versatile and easy to wear – a perfect pair for women who like to wear cool colors. Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating pieces. If you don’t have pierced earrings, sapphire pendant Art Deco earrings with their original screw-backs are available — scroll down to see them as well.USD$245.00
- ArchivesThis melon bead necklace in deep-sapphire-blue raises a simple strand of beads to new heights! Exactly when this piece was made is uncertain, but I associate glass beads molded in the shape of melons with the Art Deco era. This strand of uniformly-sized beads was professionally restrung with knots by my expert jeweler after these photos were taken. It closes with a filigree, gold-tone concealed clasp.USD$225.00