This substantial (in weight and size) 1940s fur clip by Eisenberg has two layers: square-cut diamanté flowers with a pavé stem that sit atop a sterling silver leaf embellished with additional diamanté. The cut-outs on the leaf add a graceful effect. You could wear this bejeweled leaf on the shoulder or lapel of a dress, jacket or coat, and own any room you enter!
Small round diamanté emanate from a larger stone in each of these 1940s sunburst earrings by Eisenberg. The setting is sterling silver with screw-backs. These earrings are really alive with sparkle! They were advertised in the September 1, 1947 issue of Vogue. I have a Pearl, Diamanté & Sterling Post-war Bracelet, also by Eisenberg, with a similar design. For a bling-only look, add my Baguette & Round Diamanté Post-war Bracelet by Hattie Carnegie. Scroll down to see these coordinating pieces.
Whether Deweesis the name of the company or their trademark, I can't be sure. But the answer doesn't really matter because this 1940s fur clip is beautiful in design and construction. Faceted emerald-cut and round emerald glass stones are set in rhodium-plated sterling silver, in contrast to the pavé on the rest of the piece. You can wear it on the shoulder or lapel of a jacket, on the shoulder of a dress or sweater, and on a hat or a scarf. Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating pieces.
Molded ruby, sapphire and emerald glass stones (to imitate Indian-carved gemstones) surrounded by diamanté form this classic pair of 1930s Art Deco dress clips. Molded colored stones like these in the shapes of leaves or fruits are known as fruit salads or tutti frutti and were first made popular by fine jewelry firms such as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. You can see the utility patent for the dress clip mechanism here, shown below the name of Anthony E. Waller.
These two 1940s rose gold-plated sterling silver flowers edged in diamanté with ruby glass stone centers can be worn together as a brooch or as separate fur clips. This Coro Retro Modern Duette— their name for their double clip/brooch — has matching earrings. This versatile set showcases one of Adolph Katz's brilliant designs from both an aesthetic and engineering point of view. For Duettes that were asymmetrical like this one, the clip/brooch frame had to be customized to work with the particular pair of clips. Truly gorgeous! You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro's name. This design was advertised by Coro as Sparkling Peonies.