A dome of diamanté is the centerpiece of this 1940s Retro Modern gold-plated sterling silver multi-loop brooch by Coro for their high-end line, Coro Craft. Even the undersides of the bow loops are embellished with diamanté. This substantial brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This piece was advertised in the November 1, 1946 issue of Vogue, in a two-page spread titled “A collection of sparkling Coro Craft splendor…”. Jewelry from the 1940s doesn’t get much more splendid than this brooch!
A chrysoprase glass circle is mounted on sterling silver wings in this classic Art Deco piece. The life-saver center is a popular motif of the era. This piece is signed, but I cannot identify the maker. This brooch, which has a nice patina that can be cleaned if you wish, closes with a roll-over safety clasp. I have chrysoprase Art Deco earrings which look great with this brooch. Scroll down to take a look.
In my opinion, Hobé made the best sterling silver flowers in the 1930s-1940s, and the large flower at the center of this 1940s brooch illustrates his extraordinary talent. The center is embellished with surrounding sterling buds. Pieces by this maker were all hand-made at this time. This one has an unusual design. Scroll down to see a selection of his sterling silver bracelets.
A superbly detailed gold-plated leaf with an overlay of citrine glass stone flowers atop pavé silver-tone stems form this lovely example of 1950stailored jewelry by Schiaparelli. This brooch has elaborate, layered construction and a roll-over safety clasp. I'm not sure which way it was intended to be worn, so I'm showing both orientations in the photos – take a look and decide which you prefer.
This gemstone-colored dangling 1950s brooch by Hattie Carnegie features ruby, sapphire, emerald, and amethyst glass beads and rhinestone rondelles that dangle from a circular top adorned with the same beads. This imaginative and elegant piece has gold-tone findings and a roll-over safety clasp.