The focal point of this highly-decorated gold-washed sterling silver brooch is a flower with a citrine- glass center. The twisted metal decoration on the sides give this piece a bit of a Machine Age feel. The markings indicate that this brooch was handmade of a higher silver content (935) than the 925 North American standard. Please note that gold plating on the center flower is in tact, even though the photos suggest wear.
Five sterling silver flowers are tied in a bouquet to form this lovely 1940s brooch from Coro's high-end line. This piece has a roll-over safety clasp. This brooch is the same design as my MassaRaimond-designed bracelet and earrings -- scroll down to see them.
This gold-tone late-1940s brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli is "designed as [a] dancing openwork leaf" (Becker) and set with emerald, ruby, sapphire and amber art glass cabochons in dog-tooth prongs. The outline of the leaf and stem are textured. This versatile and elegant brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. I think the brooch was meant to be worn with the leaf pointing down, as shown in the first photo, but the third photo shows the leaf pointing up -- you decide which you prefer!
Sterling silver flowers and leaves are applied to an oval base, with the result of lovely textures and depth in this 1940s brooch by Hobé. Even the back shows the meticulous workmanship that went into the crafting of this piece. This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see this maker's bracelets that also have a floral motif.
This 1940s sterling silver heart brooch by Hobé is deliciously detailed with flowers, leaves, and a large bow with trailing curled ribbons. The back shows the incredible craftsmanship of Hobé's work. This substantial piece has a roll-over safety clasp. While I usually avoid heart-shaped pieces, I couldn't resist this one! Scroll down to see lovely flower bracelets by the same maker that pair beautifully with this brooch.