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 excellent example of an Art Deco line bracelet, the forerunner of today's tennis bracelet, features square-cut emerald glass stones channel set in rhodium-plated sterling silver with engraved edges and a diamanté-encrusted fold-over clasp. The superb articulation speaks to the high-quality construction of the piece. Line bracelets (known as flexiblebracelets in that era) were all the rage in the 1920s-1930s and were typically worn in multiples. You could wear this one with my Diamanté & Sterling Art Deco Line Bracelet by the same maker or my Emerald, Diamanté & Sterling Filigree Art Deco Bracelet. These combinations are shown in the last images. You could also wear this bracelet with an emerald brooch (I have one by Otis) or any of my emerald Art Deco necklaces — scroll down to see a large selection of coordinating pieces.
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.
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.
Hot pink rhinestones and diamanté in a rhodium-plated setting form this snowflake brooch by Bogoff. This pieces closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The color is elegant, and the shape is timeless. Bogoff made lovely pieces in the 1950s.
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.