Designed by McClelland Barclay, this 1940s circular brooch in the Retro Modern style features emerald-cut and baguette emerald rhinestones with diamanté accents in a silver-tone setting. Well-constructed with a hefty weight, the brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Silver tone is more rare for this designer’s pieces. Note that his name rather than the maker’s is marked on the piece.
Gold, black and clear seed beads along with gold-tone rope and a diamanté-studded handle form this whimsical Italian 1950s brooch by Ornella. The solid back supports the hand-beading and the trombone clasp. This company's pieces are well made, hard to date, and hard to find.
This 1930s variation on an Art Deco bar brooch features faceted emerald glass stones and diamanté set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. The center circle, in a starburst pattern, is flanked by cut-out circles. Wear this lovely piece with a matching line bracelet by the same maker – scroll down to see it.
This petite sterling silver flower and leaf 1940s brooch by Hobé has the same level of detail and quality workmanship as its larger sisters. The intricate buds on either side of the central flower are particularly lovely. This three-dimensional piece has a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see bracelets by Hobé that also have a floral motif.
A large oval faceted golden topaz glass stone is surrounded by citrine and white-striped diamanté and layers of darker citrine leaves in this 1950s brooch by Hattie Carnegie. It is another three-dimensional example of her quality and ingenuity. The gold-plated metal setting has a roll-over safety clasp.