Excellent (added color to the center pearl is caused by camera reflection)
1950s (based on brooch back)
"MIRIAM HASKELL" on oval cartouche
See #33 in "Haskell Clip and Pin Backs" on Gordon website
This 1950s brooch by Miriam Haskell is a real knockout! It features a large pale grey faux pearl in the center, surrounded by spokes of sapphire blue rhinestones, large ribbed emerald glass stones and tiny faux pearls. The mounting is silver-tone filigree. This stunning piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Although I bought this brooch for my personal collection, I am reluctantly offering it for purchase.
Five sterling silver flowers are tied in a bouquet to form this lovely 1940s brooch from Coro's high-end line. This piece has a roll-over safety clasp. This brooch is the same design as my MassaRaimond-designed bracelet and earrings -- scroll down to see them.
Rays of emerald rhinestone baguettes emanating from a pavé center are joined by clear rhinestones in this 1950s sunburst brooch by Hattie Carnegie. The setting is rhodium plated with a roll-over safety clasp. The design is classic! In fact, Hattie made a pair of earrings with the same motif a few years later. Scroll down to see them and a bracelet by another maker that looks great 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.
Three deep citrine-colored prong-set glass-stone calla lilies are tied in a matching accented bow in this 1940s Retro Modern brooch. The setting has a rose-gold wash over sterling silver, with a roll-over safety catch. Until I saw the drawing on the design patent (see the last photo), I thought the brooch should be worn the other way around, so the flowers look as though they're reaching for the sky! I've positioned this piece in that direction in the third photo. This lovely Adolph Katz design for Coro's high-end line, Corocraft, was also made in multi-colored stones – scroll down to see it.