This dainty and exceptionally well-made diamanté and sterling silver Art Deco piece by the British company Ciro can be worn as a brooch or as separate dress clips. The design of furled ribbons is very three-dimensional. This double-clip brooch is the only one I’ve seen with a true frame as the brooch mechanism.
Lapis glass beads alternate with decorative chrome elements and lapis plastic(?) rings to form this attractive and versatile 1930s Art Deco necklace with a screw-barrel clasp. This piece is probably European in origin. It looks lovely with my lapis and chrome Art Deco earrings and bracelets – scroll down to see a selection.
The pansy-shaped clips in this 1950s Hattie Carnegie creation have three layers of diamanté topped with large, round, faceted emerald green glass tones. What a sparkling confection! The setting is rhodium-plated. The layers make this piece very three-dimensional. It can be worn as a brooch (at different angles, as shown) or as two separate dress clips. The photos show a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a black rubber cord; you may prefer to use a silver or white gold chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (which is shown in the photo) is included with this purchase.
This Duette, Coro's name for their double-clip brooch, is a pair of leaves with emerald-cut and round diamanté set in rhodium-plated base metal. Designed by Adolph Katz, this piece can be worn as a brooch or as separate fur clips. This substantial double-clip brooch was advertised in the December 1, 1947 issue of Vogue and the April 1948 issue of Mayfair. The ad in the last photo shows an example of how to wear the clips. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, beneath Coro's name.
Round, baguette and marquis-shaped diamanté adorn this large geometric Art Deco brooch that can also be worn as separate dress clips. The setting is rhodium-plated with lovely cut-outs. The photos show a third option for wearing this piece: one clip worn as a pendant on a black rubber cord; you may prefer to use a silver or white-gold chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (which is shown in the photo) is included with this purchase. Although the findings were made by Whitaker-Fielding Co., this piece is unsigned. You can see the utility patent for the dress clips here, beneath Fielding's name, and the brooch mechanism patent here, the second drawing beneath Fielding's name. Scroll down to see my matching pair of dress clips.