This bold and beautiful 1950s double- clip brooch by Hattie Carnegie features large cabochon-cut, pear-shaped emerald glass stones, surrounded by round cabochon-cut emerald and ruby glass stones, faux pearls and diamanté. The setting is gold-tone metal. This piece can be worn as a brooch (at different angles, as shown) or as two separate dress clips. The photos show a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a black rubber cord; you may prefer to use a gold chain. The photos also show how the piece comes apart. Because one of the large emerald stones has lost one of its claws, I strongly advise you to pull the clips apart by grasping the pearl edges. My expert jeweler cleaned and re-glued the affected stone, so it is now secure. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (which is shown in the photo) is included with this purchase.
These classy Hattie Carnegie 1950s earrings each feature a brown topaz rhinestone that dangles from a cluster of brown topaz beads with citrine accents. The gold-tone setting is richly textured. These earrings are clip-backs.
Layers of emerald, sapphire and golden topaz rhinestones are combined with black metal flower petals in this 1950s brooch and earrings set by Hattie Carnegie. Some of the stones appear teal in color, depending on the light. This set is a fine example of her imaginative color combinations, favored floral motifs and complexity of design. What a knock-out! The settings are japanned metal. The brooch has a roll-over safety clasp; the earrings have clip-backs. The last photo shows how fantastic this brooch looks on a dress sash. Although the brooch has a ring to allow the piece to be worn as a pendant, the ring is not sturdy and cannot be replaced without damaging the back of the brooch.
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 Duette, Coro's name for their double-clip brooch, is a pair of leaves with emerald-cut and round diamanté set in rhodium-plated base metal. Designed by Adolph Katz, this piece can be worn as a brooch or as separate fur clips. This substantial double-clip brooch was advertised in the December 1, 1947 issue of Vogue and the April 1948 issue of Mayfair. The ad in the last photo shows an example of how to wear the clips. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, beneath Coro's name.