Three trios of textured leaves are layered on this 1950s brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli. The matching ear clips each have a single leaf. The finish has a warmth which suggests to me that it might have been gold-tone originally, as I have seen this design in gold. Although I have a bracelet with the same design, that piece is not the same color as this set. Scroll down to see the bracelet.
A trio of layered and textured silver-tone leaves forms each section of this wide 1950s bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli. Leaves were one of her favorite motifs, and she uses them here to create an unusual statement piece. Bold bracelets were one of this maker's trademarks. This piece has a fold-over clasp and safety chain. If you like this design, scroll down to see a brooch and earrings set by the same maker but with a different finish.
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.
Two large and two small flowers with emerald glass stone and diamanté centers are tied with a bow in this Retro Modern brooch by Coro Craft, Coro's high-end line. The matching screw-back earrings repeat the large flowers. The metal is rose gold-washed sterling silver. A 1940s classic!
A single aquamarine glass stone-centered flower is surrounded by flowers and leaves applied to the ribbons of the bow that forms this sterling silver 1940s brooch by Hobé. An aquamarine glass stone is at the center of each bow-shaped earring. The detail on these pieces is a superb example of the maker's craftsmanship. The brooch has a roll-over safety clasp, and the earrings are clip-backs. The same floral motif is used in Hobé's Aquamarine & Sterling Flower Bracelet -- scroll down to see it.
Each piece in this elegant late-1950s set by Elsa Schiaparelli features a faceted citrine glass stone surrounded by tiny pearls in an elaborate, antiqued gold-plated setting. Notice how the faceting of each citrine ― known as a dentelle― forms an eight-pointed star design. Schiaparelli frequently used this cut of glass stone in her pieces. This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp; the matching earrings are clip-backs. You can see the utility patent here, below the names Frederick A. Ballou, Jr. & Rogers T. Stafford.