This 1950 sapphire rhinestone and pavé bow brooch set in gold-plated metal is another outstanding example of Marcel Boucher’s work. The pavé curls, open-work sides and square-cut faceted sapphire rhinestones that form the knot showcase his attention to detail. This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. The same design with emerald rhinestones is available — scroll down to see it.
This 1950 emerald rhinestone and pave bow brooch set in gold-plated metal is an outstanding example of Boucher's work. The pavé curls, open-work sides and square-cut faceted emerald rhinestones that form the knot showcase his attention to detail. This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. The same design with sapphire rhinestones is available -- scroll down to see it.
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.
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.
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.
The design and construction of this late 1940s sapphire-and-diamanté-layered bow brooch by Pennino is so fine that I bought it for myself, but now I'm reluctantly offering it to a new home. The quality rivals that of precious jewelry, but this one is available for a fraction of the cost! The top layer features a pavé ribbon with sapphire rhinestones and diamanté, cinched with gold metal. The bottom layer has tiny sapphire rhinestones set in white metal. Pennino pieces are always exceptional, and this one is superb.