Pavé disks intersect and overlay scored disks of gold-tone metal to form this classic 1950s brooch and earrings set by Pennino. The gold disks remind me of open fans. The layered design and construction of this set are characteristic of exceptional makers like this one. The brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The earrings are clip-backs; note that about 1/4″ of the pave disk will sit below your earlobe. Wear the earrings and brooch together or separately, to create different looks. Your own real or faux diamond studs or hoop earrings would also work well with this brooch.
Each piece in this elegant late-1950s set by Elsa Schiaparelli features a faceted citrine glass stone surrounded by tiny pearls in an elaborate, antiqued gold-plated setting. Notice how the faceting of each citrine ― known as a dentelle― forms an eight-pointed star design. Schiaparelli frequently used this cut of glass stone in her pieces. This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp; the matching earrings are clip-backs. You can see the utility patent here, below the names Frederick A. Ballou, Jr. & Rogers T. Stafford.
Graduated crystal disks and a faceted crystal-set sterling clasp make this 1920s Art Deco necklace a real knockout! The faceting reflects light beautifully. This necklace has substantial weight. The original screw-backs on the matching earrings were converted to sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. The original velvet case is included with this set. How divine!
Marcel Boucher designed a number of circle pins and earrings in the 1950s, and this 1950s set is a lovely example of this work. The gold-plated open-circle brooch is embellished with an arrow of pavé topped with ruby glass baguettes. The closed-circle earrings are embellished with the same stones in a leaf-like setting. Perhaps these pieces were not originally a set. (The brooch is unmarked; the earrings have no design number.) Even so, they look great together!
Layered, textured gold-tone petals form flowers with diamanté centers in this 1950s set by Pennino. The bracelet links are joined by textured gold-tone disks. The brooch has a roll-over clasp; the bracelet has a fold-over clasp. The maker's high-quality design and construction are evident here. Textured metal was a popular motif in 1950s jewelry.