Excellent (the stones are brighter than they appear in photos)
"PAT. NO. 2044225"
Utility patent # 2,044,225 issued to Ralph Polcini in 1936
This diamanté and square-cut sapphire glass stone brooch can also be worn as two separate dress clips. The photos show the brooch at various angles, the separate clips, and a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a black rubber cord; you may prefer a silver chain. The setting is rhodium-plated base metal; the brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. According to Researching Costume Jewelry, Ralph Polcini (who was issued the patent cited), founded Leading Jewelry Co. in 1911. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (like the one in the photo) is included with this purchase.
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.
Large emerald-art-glass-swirled nuggets with Russian-gold end-caps are separated by round and melon-shaped emerald-glass beads, rhinestone rondelles and small bead spacers in this classic necklace by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell. This opera-length beauty closes with a box clasp topped with rose montées. This necklace is versatile and timeless!
Round and marquis-shaped aurora borealis (AB) diamanté reflect light and play with color in these 1950s pendant earrings by Christian Dior. Small turquoise glass beads form the perimeter in a complimentary shade of blue. The color you see in the diamanté centers is only the light dancing on the stones. These clip-back earrings are set in rhodium-plated base metal.
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.