Brooch: 2 1/2" x 1 1/2". Earrings: 1 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Jade art glass; amethyst, sapphire and citrine glass stones; and faux pearls set in gold-plated metal with an overlay of filigree flowers and leaves form this 1950s brooch and earrings set by Hobé. Notice the striations in the jade stones and the delicate flower and leaves in gold wire. The brooch has a roll-over safety clasp, and the earrings are clip-backs. This set is a great example of Hobé’s‘50s Glam look.
This 1940s sterling silver set by Hobé features a textured bow brooch adorned with three large aquamarine glass stones, with the center flower as the focal point. The flower earrings with aquamarine glass centers are topped with leaves to add a bit of flare. The brooch has a roll-over safety clasp, and the earrings are clip-backs. This set looks great with my Aquamarine & Sterling Flower Bracelet by the same maker -- scroll down to see it.
Five large sterling silver flowers are linked by small flowers in this 1940s bracelet with matching earrings from Coro's high-end line. This set, which was designed in 1942 by MassaRaimond, is the same design as one of my Corocraft brooches -- scroll down to see it.
This 1950s brooch and earrings set by Alice Caviness features amazing layers of citrine crystals, golden topaz beads, mother-of-pearl disks and textured brass leaves wired onto a decorative frame, which is mounted on another frame with the pin and roll-over safety clasp. The complexity of the design and construction seen here are often present in this maker's work, which I believe is underrated. This set is definitely not for the faint-hearted! I will include the matching bracelet, which has only three of its four strands of beads, but it is definitely wearable. I have a similar pair of earrings by the same maker – scroll down to see them.
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.