Diamanté Vintage Link Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller
Schreiber & Hiller
15 1/2" x 3/8"
German utility patent # 1138525 issued to Schreiber & Hiller in 1930
With this vintage link necklace from the 1930s, the maker used curved links of diamanté in a tank-track pattern as the centerpiece. The jeweled links have rhodium-plated backs. A link-and-bar chain with a spring-ring clasp complete this Machine Age piece. Because this necklace was in my personal collection, I had it shortened. Its purchase includes four additional links, which are each about one-half-inch long. Scroll down to see some tank track bracelets, also by Schreiber & Hiller, to wear with this wonderful necklace.
Schreiber & Hiller Jewelry, Vintage Bracelets, 1950s JewelryThis tank-track bracelet features rhodium-plated links in raised settings that the maker called "roof-shaped". The surface of each diamanté link is pointed. The edges are engraved. Unlike others with this pattern, this one has a double row in the center. This lovely bracelet closes with a concealed clasp and safety catch. Pair it with other bracelets and/or a similar necklace by this maker for a great day or evening look.$ 350
Schreiber & Hiller Jewelry, Vintage Bracelets, 1950s JewelryThis expansion bracelet is unlike any you've ever seen! Four rows of rhodium-plated curved-top links set with diamanté stretch to allow you to put on the bracelet – it has no clasp. What's amazing is that the mechanism for stretching the piece – a series of springs – is concealed. The last photo shows part of the British utility patent for this construction. This bracelet is the only piece in this group with the 'SIMEX' trademark. I can’t figure out how to tell you the size of this piece other than how it fits me. My wrist is 6 ¾”, and the bracelet fits me fine. It stretches to the diameter of the widest part of my hand – 8 ½” – that’s required to put it on. Scroll down to see complementary necklaces.$ 395
ArchivesThis Machine Age bracelet with its diamanté-embellished tank-track pattern is slightly wider than its counterparts from this maker – this one has a double-row in the center. The flat-topped links each have only five stones. The edges of this bracelet are engraved. This wonderful German 1930s piece in fantastic condition closes with a concealed clasp and safety catch. Although this bracelet is no longer available, you can scroll down to see similar ones by the same maker.$ 325