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Modernist Kinetic Spinning Dice Ring
Located in Southbury, CT
This modernist kinetic spinning dice ring is just spectacularly eccentric and unique. Everything about it is unusual: from the profile of the ring itself to the fact that it features...
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Mid-20th Century Artisan Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Betty Cooke Brushed Sterling Silver American Modernist Kinetic Disc Brooch
By Betty Cooke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kinetic brushed sterling silver disc brooch created by master silversmith Betty Cooke of Baltimore, Maryland. Brooch measures 3.75" in length by 2" wide and is signed Cooke, Sterlin...
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Vintage 1970s Modernist Brooches

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rare John Syzmak Sterling Silver American Modernist Kinetic Abacus Cufflinks
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare pair of John Syzmak sterling silver abacus cufflinks, circa 1950's. Cufflinks measure 5/8" by 3/4" and are signed Syzmak, Sterling. A perfect gift for the math enthusiast. In...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Cufflinks

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Sterling Silver

1960s Sterling Silver Mexican Modernist Kinetic Fringe Bib Necklace
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sterling silver Mexican modernist fringe kinetic necklace circa 1960's or 1970's, maker unknown. Necklace is as light as a feather and has a glistening effect with all of its movable...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Drop Necklaces

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Sterling Silver

Rare Henry Steig Sterling Silver Carnelian American Modernist Kinetic Cufflinks
By Henry Steig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare, sterling silver cufflinks featuring natural carnelian flat beads on wire created by Henry Steig of New York City, circa 1950's. Cufflinks measure 7/8" by 1/2" and are signed St...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Cufflinks

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Carnelian, Sterling Silver

Milton Cavagnaro Sterling Silver Ebony Kinetic California Modernist Earrings
By Milton Cavagnaro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare, abstract modernist kinetic sterling silver and ebony earrings created by Milton Cavagnaro of Mill Valley, California. Earrings inner decorative piece spins freely within the s...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Hoop Earrings

Materials

Sterling Silver

Ed Wiener Gold Pearl Kinetic American Modernist Chandelier Earrings
By Ed Wiener
Located in Los Angeles, CA
14k gold and pearl chandelier style earrings created by Ed Wiener of New York City, New York. Earrings measure 4.5" in length and are of the pierced variety. Earrings are unsigned ...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Chandelier Earrings

Materials

Pearl, 14k Gold, Gold

Ruth Berridge American Modernist Silver Vermeil Kinetic Mobile Moon Earrings
By Ruth Berridge
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare, sterling silver kinetic moon mobile earrings created by Ruth Berridge of New York City, New York. Clip back earrings are made of fine silver wire in mobile form, with handmade ...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Dangle Earrings

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Vermeil, Silver

Jane Walker Sterling Silver Coral Wood American Modernist Kinetic Earrings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kinetic sterling silver earrings with coral and wood beads. Screw back earrings measure 1.75" in length and are signed Jane Walker, Sterling on reverse. In very good vintage conditi...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Dangle Earrings

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Coral, Sterling Silver

1950s Art Smith American Modernist Patinated Brass Kinetic Screw Back Earrings
By Art Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950s dangling kinetic leaf earrings created by Art Smith of New York City, New York. Earrings measure 3" in length and are of the screw back variety. Signed art Smith on the back ...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Dangle Earrings

Materials

Brass

Tod Pardon Sterling Silver Gold Wood Kinetic Post Modernist Earrings
By Tod Pardon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of kinetic arrow earrings by New York studio jeweler and artist, Tod Pardon. Wood earrings have sterling silver and 14k gold dotted inlay and are made for pierced ears. Measur...
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Vintage 1980s Modernist Drop Earrings

Materials

14k Gold, Gold, Sterling Silver

Signed Wesley Emmons Modernist Kinetic Sterling Silver and Baroque Pearl Ring
By Wesley Emmons
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An impressive, signed Wesley Emmons ring. Emmons was an important jewelry maker in Philadelphia during the mid-20th century. He created cutting-edge jewelry for decades, and his lon...
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Mid-20th Century Modernist Cocktail Rings

Materials

Pearl, Sterling Silver

Heidi Abrahamson Brushed Sterling Silver Kinetic Earrings
By Heidi Abrahamson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handmade kinetic jointed earrings created by Heidi Abrahamson of Phoenix, Arizona. Earrings measure 3" in length by 2" wide and have a soft chiming noise when worn. Light as a feat...
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2010s Modernist Dangle Earrings

Materials

Sterling Silver

Heidi Abrahamson Sterling Silver Brass Kinetic Earrings
By Heidi Abrahamson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Oxidized sterling silver and brushed brass kinetic post modernist stick earrings created by Heidi Abrahamson of Phoenix, Arizona. Pierced earrings measure 4.5" in length and are sig...
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2010s Modernist Drop Earrings

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Sterling Silver, Brass

Heidi Abrahamson Sterling Silver Brass Kinetic Earrings
By Heidi Abrahamson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brushed sterling silver and brass jointed pierced earrings created by Heidi Abrahamson of Phoenix, Arizona. Earrings measure 4.25" by 2.25" and are signed Heidi, .925. In very good...
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2010s Modernist Chandelier Earrings

Materials

Sterling Silver, Brass

Heidi Abrahamson Long Brushed Sterling Silver Kinetic Earrings
By Heidi Abrahamson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handmade, jointed brushed sterling silver earrings created by Heidi Abrahamson of Phoenix, Arizona. Earrings measure 5" in length by 1.75" wide and have a very light sound when wor...
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2010s Modernist Dangle Earrings

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Sterling Silver

Kinetic Silver Necklace by Elis Kauppi for Kupittan Kulta, Finland, 1960s
By Elis Kauppi
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very cool kinetic silver pendant by Elis Kauppi, made up from three sections. Each section is a cushion design, perforated with holes. Playful and elegant. Also looks good worn on a ...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Drop Necklaces

Materials

Silver

1970s Arnd Heuer Machine Aesthetics Kinetic Modernist Gold Bracelet Bangle
Located in Dusseldorf, NRW
1970s Arnd Heuer Kinetic Machine Aesthetics Modernist Gold Bracelet Bangle 14k yellow gold, magnets Inner circumference 18.5 cm (approx. 7 ¼“), width 2.1 cm (approx. 13/16”) Weight a...
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20th Century Modernist Bangles

Materials

14k Gold

1970s Gold Diamond Kinetic Modernist Swinging Kinetic Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An interesting 14k gold and diamond ring circa 1960's. Diamonds are suspended within the ring, set in white gold have a swinging, teeter totter movement. Cool alternative to an eng...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold

Sterling Silver American Modernist Handwrought Kinetic Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large scale sterling silver kinetic modernist pendant circa 1950's. Pendant is reminiscent of hand made jewelry by Harry Bertoia or Alexander Calder. It measures 5" in length by 2....
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Brass Kinetic Modernist Studio Necklace
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kinetic, handmade brass one of a kind artisan studio made necklace circa 1960's. Necklace has about 16" of wearable neck length, although a smaller sized neck would be more comforta...
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Vintage 1960s Artisan Drop Necklaces

Materials

Brass

Art Smith Copper Kinetic Mobile New York Modernist Earrings
By Art Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Copper mobile screw back earrings created by Art Smith of New York City, New York. Smith worked in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, running a shop there from 1946 until 1979 just bef...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Drop Earrings

Materials

Copper

Ruth Berridge Sterling Silver Kinetic Mobile Modernist Earrings
By Ruth Berridge
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handmade mid century modernist mobile earrings created by Ruth Berridge of New York City, New York. Earrings are made of the finest sterling silver wire, rhinestone and faceted glas...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Sterling Silver

Polly Stehman Sterling Silver Plique a Jour Enamel Kinetic Modernist Brooch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kinetic modernist brooch featuring plique à jour enamel set in sterling silver frames and created by Polly Stehman of Yakima, Washington. Brooch measures 1.75" by .75" and is signed...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Brooches

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Sterling Silver

1970s Hans Hansen 14 Karat Yellow Gold Danish Modernist Kinetic Ring
By Hans Hansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Danish modern 14K gold kinetic ring created by Hans Hansen, circa 1970's. Ring is a finger size 5 - 5.5 and is signed HaH, 585. In very good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s Modernist Cocktail Rings

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Heidi Abrahamson Malachite Kinetic Mobile Earrings
By Heidi Abrahamson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Malachite and brass kinetic mobile earrings created by Heidi Abrahamson of Phoenix, Arizona. Earrings have sterling silver ear hooks and measure 4" in length by 2" wide. Unsigned.
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2010s Modernist Chandelier Earrings

Materials

Malachite, Brass

Heidi Abrahamson Sterling Silver Acrylic Brass Wood Kinetic Bracelet
By Heidi Abrahamson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sterling silver post-modern style bracelet with wood, acrylic and brass accents by Heidi Abrahamson of Phoenix, Arizona. Bracelet measures 3" on its inner circumference by 4.5" oute...
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2010s Modernist Bangles

Materials

Sterling Silver, Brass

1970s Sterling Silver Geometric Modern Long Kinetic Dangling Earrings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of 1970's handmade earrings featuring intersecting geometric shapes suspended by sterling chain. Earrings measure 5 1/2" in length and are unsigned. In very good vintage con...
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Vintage 1970s Modernist Dangle Earrings

Materials

Sterling Silver

1960s Bent Exner Turquoise and Gold Kinetic TOTEM Ring
By Bent Exner
Located in New York, NY
A rare kinetic turquoise and 18 karat gold ring, by Bent Exner, c. 1960 The ring is a size 06½ and is stamped Exner and 750. It measures .9" x 1" x .6" Bent Exner was a renowned Dan...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist More Rings

Materials

Turquoise, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Oswaldo Guayasamin Sterling Silver Kinetic Garnets Ecuador Modern Mask Necklace
By Oswaldo Guayasamin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Silver pendant necklace with kinetic, hanging garnet eyes created by Oswaldo Guayasamin of Ecuador. Pendant measures 1.5" and suspends from a 20" sterling silver chain. Signed Tall...
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Vintage 1970s Modernist Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Garnet, Silver, Sterling Silver

Hans Hansen Sterling Silver Modernist Kinetic Ring Denmark Vintage Scandinavian
By Hans Hansen
Located in Washington, DC
Striking silver ring by Modernist designer Hans Hansen of Denmark. Marked HaH, 925s, Denmark. Ring size 5.75.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Collectible Jewelry

Materials

Silver

1992 C. Teufel Kinetic Modernist Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Dusseldorf, NRW
C. Teufel: Kinetic Modernist Diamond Gold Ring 14k yellow gold, 15 brilliant cut diamonds (vvs-vs, total ca. 0.25 ct.) Ring head: 1.1 cm to 1.1 cm (approx. 7/16" to 7/16") Ring s...
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Late 20th Century Modern Cocktail Rings

Materials

White Diamond, 14k Gold

Ed Wiener Gold and Pearl Modernist Kinetic Earrings
By Ed Wiener
Located in Chicago, IL
These are fun and good looking sculptural earrings.
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Vintage 1960s Dangle Earrings

Materials

14k Gold

1980s pol bury Spheres kinetic silver gilded drop pendant
By Pol Bury
Located in Brussels, BE
Artist jewellery, exquisite silver gilded (white gold) pendant from the "SPHERES" collection, designed by Pol Bury; edited by Artcurial in the 1980'. EA (Artist Proof) 2/12 Pol Bu...
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Vintage 1980s Modernist Drop Necklaces

Materials

Gold Plate

Betty Cooke Gold Sterling Silver Kinetic Modernist Earrings
By Betty Cooke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Timeless 14k gold and sterling silver earrings created by modernist jeweler Betty Cooke of Baltimore, Maryland. Earrings have a swinging movement bottom section of sterling and gold...
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Vintage 1980s Modernist Drop Earrings

Materials

14k Gold, Sterling Silver

1950s Ed Levin American Modernist Sterling Silver Wood Beads Kinetic Brooch
By Ed Levin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American modernist sterling silver brooch with wood beads, created by Ed Levin. Brooch measures 2.25" by 3" and is unsigned. In very good vintage condition, retaining its original ...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Brooches

Materials

Sterling Silver

Early Liisa Vitali Finnish Modernist Sterling Silver Kinetic Ball Ring
By Liisa Vitali
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Perforated sterling silver ring containing a kinetic ball within created by Liisa Vitali of Finland. Ring is a finger size 6 3/4 and is signed on the shank with Finnish hallmarks, M...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Dome Rings

Materials

Sterling Silver

1960s German Modernist Silver and Glass Kinetic Three Pendant Choker Necklace
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s German modernist silver and glass pendant necklace, maker unknown. Choker has a wearable neck length of 16.5", pendant measures 3.25" and 2.75". Signed 825. In very good vin...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Choker Necklaces

Materials

Silver

Pal Kepenyes Silver Plate Spiraling Kinetic Modernist Ring
By Pal Kepenyes
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Silver plate kinetic spiraling ring created by Pal Kepenyes of Acapulco, Mexico. Ring is a finger size 9. Signed on the inside shank, Pal Kepenyes, Mexico. My last picture shows t...
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Vintage 1970s Artisan Cocktail Rings

Materials

Silver Plate

Hans Hansen Sterling Silver Scandinavian Kinetic Ring
By Hans Hansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sterling silver kinetic ring created by Hans Hansen of Denmark. Ring is s finger size 6 and is signed HaH, 925S, Denmark. In excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Cocktail Rings

Materials

Sterling Silver

1960s Gold Diamond Double Spinner Kinetic Disco Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
14k gold and diamond double spinner ring circa 1970's. Ring has two gold plaques which rotate on a center post, creating kinetic movement. A real conversation piece indeed. Ring i...
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Vintage 1970s Modernist Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Gold

Early Salvador Teran Taller Mexico Sterling Silver Kinetic Puzzle Earrings
By Salvador Teran
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sterling silver Mexican modernist dangling earrings created by Salvador Teran of Mexico. Earrings are of the screwback variety and signed with his early shop marks, hallmark and Tal...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Dangle Earrings

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rare Mildred Ball Sterling Chalcedony Carnelian Mobile Kinetic Bells Necklace
By Mildred Ball
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare one of a kind, sterling silver, carnelian and chalcedony necklace created by American modernist jeweler Mildred Ball of West Virginia. Necklace has a large pendant armature whic...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Necklace Enhancers

Materials

Carnelian, Chalcedony, Sterling Silver

Modernist Kinetic Jewelry For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate piece of modernist kinetic jewelry for your needs in our varied inventory. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Silver, Sterling Silver and Gold — can elevate any look. Find an antique version now, or shop for 69 vintage or 6 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. You’re likely to find the perfect item from our selection of modernist kinetic jewelry among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Creating a choice in our collection of modernist kinetic jewelry has been a part of the legacy of many jewelers, but those produced by Heidi Abrahamson, Art Smith and Betty Cooke are consistently popular. Take a look at an object in our assortment of modernist kinetic jewelry featuring Diamond from our inventory today to add the perfect touch to your look. See these pages for a bead iteration of this accessory, while there are also asscher cut cut and ball cut cut versions available here, too. If you’re browsing our inventory for an option in this array of modernist kinetic jewelry, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for unisex and men.

How Much is a Modernist Kinetic Jewelry?

The price for a piece of modernist kinetic jewelry starts at $395 and tops out at $9,215 with these earrings, on average, selling for $850.