"STERLING 14KT HOBÉ" on brooch; "STERLING" on earring finding
Similar to design patent # 138,933 issued to William W. Hobé in 1944
This 1940s Hobédemi-parure is spectacular! The large and elaborate brooch features oval golden-topaz and round citrine-glass stones with trails of buds, flowers and leaves applied to the sterling ribbons. The gold-plated center flower and embellishments complement the stones. The brooch has a roll-over safety clasp; the matching flower earrings are screw-backs.
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.
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!
Here is another creation fashioned from richly-textured leaves, one of Schiaparelli's favorite motifs, this time forming a 1950s bracelet and earrings set. The silver-tone metal bracelet closes with a fold-over clasp and safety chain, and the matching earrings are clip-backs. A tailored, classic and elegant look.
This elegant French Art Deco necklace is fashioned from glass baroque pearls and onyx-glass beads hand-wired onto gilt metal panels connected with swags of small onyx-glass beads and faux pearls. The beads on the panels look like flowers. This piece closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This necklace would make a lovely accessory for a bridal, wedding, prom or other special occasion outfit.