Whether Raffaelle is the name of a company or its maker’s mark, I can’t be sure. Whatever the case, this sterling silver flower Retro Modern (1940s) brooch has wonderful detail and an unusual design. A cluster of petals defines the flower, which sits atop a pair of veined leaves. The fourth stem ends in a spiral. This lovely piece is very three-dimensional and well made. I only wish I could find information about the maker (which is definitely not Rafael Canada)!
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!
Sterling silver flowers and leaves are applied to an oval base, with the result of lovely textures and depth in this 1940s brooch by Hobé. Even the back shows the meticulous workmanship that went into the crafting of this piece. This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see this maker's bracelets that also have a floral motif.
In my opinion, Hobé made the best sterling silver flowers in the 1930s-1940s, and the large flower at the center of this 1940s brooch illustrates his extraordinary talent. The center is embellished with surrounding sterling buds. Pieces by this maker were all hand-made at this time. This one has an unusual design. Scroll down to see a selection of his sterling silver bracelets.
A bouquet of sterling silver flowers, stems, and leaves are tied in a bow and accented with collet-set pink tourmaline, pale sapphire and peridot glass stones. This brooch, with its roll-over safety clasp, is another example of the fine hand-made 1940s sterling silver pieces Hobé is known for. I particularly love the vertical orientation of this piece. Scroll down to see two of this maker's bracelets with a floral motif that coordinate well with this brooch.