Very good (small ding in galalith on the side, which is not visible when worn; pin stem is bent but fully functional)
This Art Deco brooch is fashioned from a half-dome of green plastic (which may be Galalith, the French equivalent of Bakelite) embellished with diamanté. This versatile brooch is a fun piece to wear and is probably European in origin. I love the mix of materials!
This petite sterling silver flower and leaf 1940s brooch by Hobé has the same level of detail and quality workmanship as its larger sisters. The intricate buds on either side of the central flower are particularly lovely. This three-dimensional piece has a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see bracelets by Hobé that also have a floral motif.
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 1930s large, black Bakelite brooch with ornate carving is adorned with square-cut and round diamanté replaced by the previous owner. (The plastic was molded to simulate carving.) This brooch, which has a roll-over safety clasp, is not for the faint-hearted. A real statement piece. If you like this design but prefer something smaller, scroll down to see the matching dress clip.
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!