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.
Emerald rhinestone baguettes emanate from a clear pavé center in these classic 1950s earrings by Hattie Carnegie. The setting is rhodium plated with the original clip-backs. These earrings coordinate beautifully with my Emerald & Diamanté Sunburst Post-war Brooch, also by Hattie, and with a similar brooch by Reinad from the same era. These classics never go out of style and always look gorgeous wherever you wear them. Scroll down to see these brooches and other pieces you can wear with these earrings.
Links with four emerald-glass chatons alternate with links of three diamanté in this high-quality 1950s bracelet. The color combination and construction are superb. The setting is rhodium-plated base metal, which closes with a hidden tongue-in-grove clasp and safety chain. Scroll down to see some great pairs of earrings to wear with this lovely bracelet.
Pavé disks with overlays of emerald glass baguettes form these lovely late-1940s clip-back earrings by Mazer Bros. The metal is rhodium-plated. These earrings are just right for day and evening wear. Clip-back earrings can be worn on pierced and non-pierced ears! Scroll down to see a bracelet and fur clip to wear with these earrings.
This 1940s sterling silver heart brooch by Hobé is deliciously detailed with flowers, leaves, and a large bow with trailing curled ribbons. The back shows the incredible craftsmanship of Hobé's work. This substantial piece has a roll-over safety clasp. While I usually avoid heart-shaped pieces, I couldn't resist this one! Scroll down to see lovely flower bracelets by the same maker that pair beautifully with this brooch.
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!
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.
A bouquet of sterling silver flowers, stems, and leaves are tied in a bow and accented with collet-set pink tourmaline, pale sapphire and peridot glass stones. This brooch, with its roll-over safety clasp, is another example of the fine hand-made 1940s sterling silver pieces Hobé is known for. I particularly love the vertical orientation of this piece. Scroll down to see two of this maker's bracelets with a floral motif that coordinate well with this brooch.