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Mechanical Jewelry



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Mechanical, Convertible & Trembler Jewelry

Note: These items were
photographed from private collections, and are for reference only. Most
are not for sale, though you are welcome to ask if something strikes your
fancy. Jewelry that is available for sale can be
accessed at the links at the bottom of the page.


Simply put, mechanical
jewelry is jewelry that moves. In some cases, flower petals are hinged
so that they open. In some cases, tiny springs allow parts to tremble,
such as the wings on a bird brooch. In all cases it is
wonderful and innovative jewelry.




CORO
pink enameled floral
Duette marked "Coro Duette, Pat’n 1798867" and is 3-5/8" by 2-1/3", similar to the Day & Night set. Patent issued
to Adolph Katz in 1939. In this case, the brooch becomes two clips, and
the flower centers revolve.
View
#C13105

CORO unsigned
"Day and Night" pieces. The earrings are 1-1/8" and the bracelet
is 7" by 1-1/4". "Day and Night" unsigned bracelet. Each
flower on these pieces opens and closes. They are enameled on both sides,
and the underneath each are round glass beads and rhinestones. View
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View They are beautifully enameled,
and the flower petals move to open and close the flower. (Seen in
Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 188.)
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CORO unsigned
Blue set day
and night style, circa 1940. The necklace is 16-1/4" and 6-1/2" by 1-1/3" (front
width), the pin on the top left is 3-1/4" and the clip is 2-1/2". View
#C14732





COROCRAFT
day and night blue cabochon and pave floral 4" brooch.
The petals on the central flower
OPEN
and CLOSE around
the center blue cabochon.
giving the brooch a different look. The
MECHANISM that
allows this is amazingly complex.
View
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#C20223

CORO Day and Night brooch with brown
enameling on gold tone and clear rhinestones. ONe-half of each flower opens and
closes to reveal the beaded petals underneath.
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View #C20355

ROSENSTEIN sterling and enameled 2-3/4"
flying fish fur clip with green rhinestone eyes. Each of the large
fins flips as though this fish could swim!
View #X24351




HOBE pink and yellow unfoiled
rhinestones set in gold tone filigree leaf brooch with flower trembler,
2-1/2" by 1-3/4". View
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#O31114

ROSENSTEIN
gold tone, clear rhinestones and artificial pearl 2" flower trembler
necklace, 15". View
#X25989

ROSENSTEIN gold plated base metal with clear rhinestones apple trembler brooch,
2". View
#X28533





ENAMELED
blue, yellow and red 3" bird trembler brooch circa 1940. Springs allow the wings to tremble. View
View #Y24418

WHITE and black
enameled swan brooch with hinged wing, 2-1/3". The wing opens to about 45
degrees on a hinge.
View
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#Y24340

MOSELL wind up
music box mechanical organ grinder’s monkey brooch. View
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Courtesy of Harrice Miller




DeNICOLA bug pin
with moveable wings, 1-1/2".
View
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#X5115

IRADJ MOINI
huge unsigned blue and green rhinestone pin with
hinged double wing, 4-1/4".
View
View #K21875

CARNEGIE trembler winged insect
pin View
View #C20279




CARNEGIE smoke and clear rhinestones trembler necklace.
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View #C17851

CLEAR rhinestone
flowers trembler 14-1/2" by 1-1/4" necklace, 7" by 7/8" bracelet and
7/8" earrings. See a matching brooch in Moro’s "European Jewelry"
page 25.
View
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View #27679

TREMBLER "Zulu"
circa 1940. Shown in Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry" on page 236.
View #Y27756




MAZER
pink, red and clear rhinestone floral pin with trembler stamen, 3-1/2".
Some of the clear rhinestones have grayed with time, circa 1940.
View #M23527

SCHREINER unsigned trembler
rhinestone turtle brooch, coral, tan, green and yellow rhinestones set in
antiqued gold tone, 1-1/3".
View #S31190

FLORENZA purple rhinestones
and aqua cabochons butterfly brooch with trembler wings.
View #F20231






ENAMELED flower farmer on wagon
brooch with turning wheels, 2-3/4". Multi-color enamel with
clear rhinestones add to the wonderful detail on this pin.
View #Y61288
CORO matte gold tone 2-3/4"
doorknocker with red clear and aqua rhinestones. The knocker works like a
real one.
View #C25128
LES BERNARD mechanical flower brooch with aqua
stones set in gold tone. View
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View #X61568




MECHANICAL covered wagon brooch
with wheels that turn and multi-colored rhinestones, probably by LN, 2-1/4".
View #Y33763

MECHANICAL steamboat brooch
with turning paddle wheel and multi-colored rhinestones and black enamel,
probably by LN, 2-1/4".
View #Y33762

See our feature on LN jewelry HERE.

MECHANICAL hopping rabbit brooch with
turning legs and multi-colored
rhinestones and pink enamel,, probably by LN 1-1/2".
View #Y33761




MECHANICAL green frog pin
with moving legs, 1-1/4".
View #Y33764

MARCASITE
and black enamel automobile brooch with moving wheels.
View #Y61503

MB BOUCHER
mechanical gold tone flower with clear rhinestones, the petals open and
close, 2-1/4".
View
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#M61863


CAROLEE Limited 1997 Edition clown on a unicycle mechanical brooch with
turning wheel, clear rhinestone pave with colored accents all set in gold tone, 1-7/8". View
#X61689