Layers of emerald rhinestone and diamanté baguette rays radiate from the domed pavé center of this sparkling 1950s brooch by Reinad. The setting is rhodium-plated with a roll-over safety clasp. Reinad pieces are well made and hard to find. You can wear this brooch with a pair of earrings by Hattie Carnegie that have a similar design. Scroll down to see them and a coordinating bracelet.
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.
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.
Glass pearls and emerald-green-blown-glass beads are hand-wired onto gilt metal in this 1950s French brooch with a trombone clasp. This beautiful three-dimensional piece is in the style of Louis Rousselet. Note that his work was usually signed only with a paper hang tag, so most of his surviving pieces remain unsigned. This spectacular brooch is right for day or evening wear. For a unique look, how about wearing this piece on a wedding gown? Scroll down to see French earrings from the same period and probably the same maker.
Multiple layers of jade green glass beads, faux pearls and diamanté cascade in this stunning dangling 1950s brooch by Hattie Carnegie. The setting is rhodium-plated metal with a roll-over safety clasp. Wear this statement piece on a lapel, sash, or purse, or as a pendant. The last photo shows the brooch as the centerpiece on a white gold and diamond chain. (This necklace is not included.) This large brooch is not for the faint-hearted!
This 1950s sapphire, diamanté and gold-plated bouquet brooch by Marcel Boucher exemplifies the flowing motifs and textured metals of the period. The pave ribbon that ties the stems speaks to the maker's attention to detail and design genius. This piece has a roll-over safety clasp.