This tapered 1950s bar pin by Hattie Carnegie features tiny deep-sapphire-blue glass beads and gold-tone wire wound in alternating rows and finished with a gold-tone back. I have another brooch in the same style, also by this maker, which has pearl and diamanté in a silver-tone setting — scroll down to see it.
This tapered 1950s bar pin by Hattie Carnegie features tiny faux pearls and diamanté wound in alternating layers and finished with a rhodium-plated back. I have another brooch by the same maker in the same style but with deep sapphire glass beads -- scroll down to see it.
Glass pearls and emerald-green-blown-glass beads are hand-wired onto gilt metal in this 1950s French brooch with a trombone clasp. This beautiful three-dimensional piece is in the style of Louis Rousselet. Note that his work was usually signed only with a paper hang tag, so most of his surviving pieces remain unsigned. This spectacular brooch is right for day or evening wear. For a unique look, how about wearing this piece on a wedding gown? Scroll down to see French earrings from the same period and probably the same maker.
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.
This 1930s variation on an Art Deco bar brooch features faceted emerald glass stones and diamanté set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. The center circle, in a starburst pattern, is flanked by cut-out circles. Wear this lovely piece with a matching line bracelet by the same maker – scroll down to see it.
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.