This iconic glass-stone pineapple brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli was done in graduating tones of brown, from pale citrine to deep cognac. (She did the same piece in two other colors: shades of blue and shades of green, but I like this version best.) The leaves have touches of pink. The foil-backed stones are set in a Japanned base metal with a roll-over safety catch.
The dazzling rhinestones and art glass in shades of tan, golden topaz and charcoal make this 1950s Hattie Carnegie bracelet extraordinary. It has been described as "one of the more ornately made of the Carnegie designs" (Georgiana McCall). It's definitely another statement piece! The setting is gold-tone with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp and safety chain. Wear this versatile piece of many colors with clothes shades of the same hues.
Schiaparelli's signature dentelle-faceted tourmaline-glass stones in a blue/green combination rather than the usual watermelon color form this elegant and substantial 1950s bracelet. The elaborately-decorated silver-tone setting closes with a tongue-in-groove clasp and safety chain. Here is another statement bracelet by this amazing designer!
This 1950s French necklace has emerald-green, frosted and clear poured-glass beads wired to gold-tone cable with diamanté accents. These elements create a light and airy look to this garland-like piece. It has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp.
These 1950s earrings by Hattie Carnegie each feature a cranberry glass teardrop that dangles from a cluster of diamanté. The setting is rhodium-plated with clip-backs. These earrings are elegant and classic yet glamorous enough when the occasion warrants.