This 1950 emerald rhinestone and pave bow brooch set in gold-plated metal is an outstanding example of Boucher’s work. The pavé curls, open-work sides and square-cut faceted emerald rhinestones that form the knot showcase his attention to detail. This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. The same design with sapphire rhinestones is available — scroll down to see it.
This 1950 sapphire rhinestone and pavé bow brooch set in gold-plated metal is another outstanding example of Marcel Boucher's work. The pavé curls, open-work sides and square-cut faceted sapphire rhinestones that form the knot showcase his attention to detail. This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. The same design with emerald rhinestones is available -- scroll down to see it.
Ruby glass beads wired in a spiral are adorned with channels of diamanté and topped with a large ruby bead. Frank Hess designed a nearly identical dress clip for Miriam Haskell circa 1940, but with diamanté only on the front. This brooch has them on both sides and closes with a trombone clasp on a filigree back.
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 gemstone-colored dangling 1950s brooch by Hattie Carnegie features ruby, sapphire, emerald, and amethyst glass beads and rhinestone rondelles that dangle from a circular top adorned with the same beads. This imaginative and elegant piece has gold-tone findings and a roll-over safety clasp.
This stunning three-dimensional 1950s brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli features clusters of onyx crystal beads atop clear aurora borealis (AB) and onyx rhinestones. The AB navettes reflect spectacular colors and give this piece so much life, which is hard to capture in photos. The setting is silver-tone metal with a roll-over safety clasp. If red is your color, scroll down to see the same brooch in fiery red.