Two large flowers with emerald-glass stone and diamanté accents are tied with a diamanté-adorned ribbon in this stunning and large 1940s Retro Modern brooch by Pennino. This graceful sterling silver piece is rose-gold washed. The shape of the glass-stone clusters and the construction are typical of this high-quality maker. Pennino pieces are hard to find. This brooch, which closes with a roll-over safety clasp, was part of my personal collection.
These 1950s earrings by Hattie Carnegie each feature a cranberry glass teardrop that dangles from a cluster of diamanté. The setting is rhodium-plated with clip-backs. These earrings are elegant and classic yet glamorous enough when the occasion warrants.
Schiaparelli's signature dentelle-faceted tourmaline-glass stones in a blue/green combination rather than the usual watermelon color form this elegant and substantial 1950s bracelet. The elaborately-decorated silver-tone setting closes with a tongue-in-groove clasp and safety chain. Here is another statement bracelet by this amazing designer!
This classic chicklet necklace features square-cut faceted pink-tourmaline-glass stones set in sterling silver frames with a spring-ring clasp. This necklace is an excellent example of an Art Deco classic in a hard-to-find color.
These unsigned 1950s earrings with a large sapphire-blue-art-glass stone surrounded with fuchsia glass stones and faux pearls are beautiful. These earrings exhibit typical Schreiner characteristics: stunning art glass, inverted rhinestones, large dog-tooth prongs and donut-hole clip-backs. The combination of blues, fuchsia and white in a silver-tone setting will compliment many outfits, from jeans to dressy attire.