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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.
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.
"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
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.)
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
COROCRAFT day and night blue cabochon and pave floral 4" brooch.
The petals on the central flower
and CLOSE around
the center blue cabochon.
giving the brooch a different look. The
allows this is amazingly complex.
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.
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!
HOBE pink and yellow unfoiled
rhinestones set in gold tone filigree leaf brooch with flower trembler,
2-1/2" by 1-3/4". View
gold tone, clear rhinestones and artificial pearl 2" flower trembler
necklace, 15". View
ROSENSTEIN gold plated base metal with clear rhinestones apple trembler brooch,
ENAMELED blue, yellow and red 3" bird trembler brooch circa 1940. Springs allow the wings to tremble. View
WHITE and black
enameled swan brooch with hinged wing, 2-1/3". The wing opens to about 45
degrees on a hinge.
MOSELL wind up
music box mechanical organ grinder’s monkey brooch. View
Courtesy of Harrice Miller
CARNEGIE smoke and clear rhinestones trembler necklace.
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"
circa 1940. Shown in Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry" on page 236.
pink, red and clear rhinestone floral pin with trembler stamen, 3-1/2".
Some of the clear rhinestones have grayed with time, circa 1940.
SCHREINER unsigned trembler
rhinestone turtle brooch, coral, tan, green and yellow rhinestones set in
antiqued gold tone, 1-1/3".
FLORENZA purple rhinestones
and aqua cabochons butterfly brooch with trembler wings.
|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.
|CORO matte gold tone 2-3/4"|
doorknocker with red clear and aqua rhinestones. The knocker works like a
|LES BERNARD mechanical flower brooch with aqua|
stones set in gold tone. View
MECHANICAL covered wagon brooch
with wheels that turn and multi-colored rhinestones, probably by LN, 2-1/4".
MECHANICAL steamboat brooch
with turning paddle wheel and multi-colored rhinestones and black enamel,
probably by LN, 2-1/4".
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".
MECHANICAL green frog pin
with moving legs, 1-1/4".
and black enamel automobile brooch with moving wheels.
mechanical gold tone flower with clear rhinestones, the petals open and
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