Design patent # 159,778 issued to Herman Bogoff in 1950
This 1950s brooch by Bogoff features a delicate flower set with multiple shapes of citrine-glass stones and a pavé stem. The setting is gold-plated base metal with a roll-over safety clasp. The dating of this piece is interesting, as the design patent was granted on August 22, 1950, yet the maker’s mark includes a copyright symbol, which typically wasn’t used on jewelry until 1955. This piece seems to be a 1950 design that was executed after 1955.
These earrings speak Schiaparelli's name, with the combination of navettes in shocking pink (her signature color), orange glass stones and pale-pink lava rocks (her signature stone). Set in gold-tone metal, these earrings are clip-backs.
Pale sapphire and peridot glass stone surround an amazing center stone with straight-line striations -- known as porphyry glass -- in a Carnegie-favored leaf motif. The shades of blue and green, and the shapes of the stones make this brooch worthy of the maker's name. The setting is gold-plated metal with a roll-over safety clasp.
This ruby rhinestone and pearl 1950s bracelet by Hattie Carnegie features rhodium-plated metal with large oval ruby glass cabochons separated by diamanté and faux pearls in raised settings. The bracelet closes with a fold-over clasp. This piece is another elegant and timeless design from one of the best makers of the era. Scroll down to see my Ruby, Diamanté & Pearl Post-war Dangle Earrings, also by Carnegie, for a great coordinating accessory.
An alternative to the chicklet, this 1920-1930s choker from England features rectangular-shaped sapphire glass in silver-tone frames with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace was made for a slim neck. Please note the necklace length (14 1/2") and check your neck size before purchasing this piece.