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Hobé Jewelry

This lovely collection of vintage Hobé jewelry emphasizes the brooches, earrings and bracelets the company produced in the 1940s. These unique designs feature elaborate, hand-crafted leaves and flowers, bows, baskets and hearts. The jewelry from this period was all made in sterling silver. Some pieces were embellished with gold-plating and/or colored stones. In the 1950s, the company’s designs followed the trend for more glamour. Their standards for original designs, high-quality materials and excellent construction continued. Sold in up-scale department stores and boutiques, Hobé jewelry was marketed under the slogan “Jewels of Legendary Splendor”. Stars of the stage and screen wore these creations. Read more about Hobé.

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    Amethyst, Emerald, Sapphire & Sterling Basket 1940s Brooch by Hobé

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    This 1940s Hobé brooch is a basket of layered leaves and flower buds. The focal point is a trio of large, faceted, collet-set glass stones in amethyst, emerald, and sapphire. These popular colors make this round-shaped piece very versatile. Jewelry by this maker was well-designed and hand-crafted in this decade. You won’t be disappointed!

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    Aquamarine & Sterling 4-Loop Bow Brooch & Earrings Set by Hobé

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    A sterling silver four-loop bow forms the foundation of the brooch in this 1940s set by Hobé. Each loop is embellished with layers of leaves and buds. The focal point is the flower that sits on top of the bow. Its aquamarine center forms a vertical line with two additional round aquamarine-glass stones that adorn the piece. Each ear clip is a flower with aquamarine center, topped with two vertical, textured leaves. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This set looks great with Hobé’s Aquamarine & Sterling Flower Bracelet – scroll down to see it.

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    Aquamarine & Sterling Bow 1940s Brooch & Earrings Set by Hobé

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    A flower with an aquamarine-glass-stone center sits atop the four-looped bow foundation of this 1940s Hobé brooch. The ribbons are adorned with layers of buds and leaves. An aquamarine-glass stone is at the center of each bow-shaped ear clip. The detail on these sterling silver pieces is a superb example of the maker’s craftsmanship. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The same floral motif is used in Hobé’s Aquamarine & Sterling Flower Bracelet – scroll down to see it.

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    Aquamarine & Sterling Fan 1940s Brooch by Hobé

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    This 1940s large sterling silver fan-shaped brooch is another beautiful Hobé design. It is layered and ornately-detailed with leaves and bezel-set aquamarine-glass stones. At the base sits a ribbon tied with a four-looped bow and aquamarine center. It suspends a twisted-rope pendant accented with another aquamarine. One stone at the top is clear, but it does appear to be original. This brooch, which closes with a roll-over safety clasp, is a great example of the genius of this maker. Scroll down to see a bracelet that coordinates beautifully with this piece.

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  • Vintage sterling silver flower bracelet with aquamarines
    1940s Hobe sterling & aquamarine bracelet
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    Aquamarine & Sterling Flower 1940s Bracelet by Hobé

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    This vintage sterling silver flower bracelet has six panels of petals with a large, round aquamarine-glass-stone in each center. Hand-made by Hobé in the 1940s, this bracelet illustrates the high-quality of their pieces. Even the connecting links are decorated with small flowers. This bracelet has a fold-over clasp. The same floral motif can be found in several brooches (some with matching earrings) by this maker – scroll down to see them.

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    Aquamarine & Vermeil Sterling Bow 1940s Brooch by Hobé

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    This gorgeous horizontal, sterling silver bow brooch is a larger and more elaborate variation of a popular Hobé theme. Flowing buds are graceful embellishments to the trio of aquamarine glass stones that follows the curve of each ribbon loop. The gold-plated sterling flower in the center is a stunning rendition of my favorite Hobé form. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp.

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  • Hobe earrings with dangling blue beads & pearls
    Close-up view of 1950s dangling earring
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    Blue Bead & Pearl Dangling Hobé Earrings

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    These Hobé earrings from the 1950s feature a cascade of tubular, opalescent, blue-glass beads, glass pearls and textured, gold-tone lantern beads. Set in gold-plated metal, these ear clips by the second generation of Hobé designers have lots of movement. Wear this pair with jeans or for a night on the town all year round.

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    Citrine & Sterling Bouquet 1940s Brooch & Earrings Set by Hobé

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    The brooch in this amazing 1940s set by Hobé features flowers in shades of citrine glass atop sterling silver stems, surrounded by leaves and buds, all wrapped in ribbon and tied with a bow. The earring centers of citrine glass are surrounded by furled petals. The brooch has a rollover safety clasp; the earrings are screw-backs. Pieces by this maker were all hand-made and very three-dimensional. This set is extraordinary! Scroll down to see a 1940s sterling bracelet with citrine flowers by the same maker.

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    Citrine & Sterling Flower Link 1940s Bracelet by Hobé

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    Five round plaques form this gorgeous 1940s sterling silver bracelet by Hobé. Each open-back circle is adorned with layered flowers, buds, and leaves. Each also has a faceted, round, collet-set citrine-glass stone. Even the connecting links are topped with tiny buds. This substantial bracelet has a concealed clasp and a safety chain. This piece is hand-made with superb quality, as are all pieces by this maker.  Scroll down to see the extraordinary Citrine & Sterling Bouquet 1940s Brooch & Earrings Set, also by Hobé, to wear with this bracelet.

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    Jade Art Glass, Gemstone & Pearl 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Hobé

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    Large jade-art-glass nuggets set in gold-plated metal are the focal point of this 1950s brooch and earrings set by Hobé. The oval-shaped brooch has two nuggets surrounded by faux pearls and glass stones in amethyst, sapphire, and citrine. These embellishments are in various shapes and sizes. An overlay of gold-plated filigree flowers with tiny sapphire centers complete the brooch. It closes with a roll-over safety clap. The ear clips each have one jade nugget with a semi-circle of the same colorful stones. The earrings face each other, so they will frame your face to perfection. The combination of elements and the complexity of design make this set very special. It’s a great example of Hobé’s ’50s Glam look.

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  • Hobe brooches with pink tourmaline
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    Pink Tourmaline & Sterling Flower 1940s Hobé Brooches

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    This pair of Hobé brooches is delicate and lovely. Each is a flower with a deep-pink tourmaline (almost fuchsia) center. The sterling petals on one side are furled; those on the other side feature a beautiful open-work design that is known as fretwork. You can wear the pair together on the shoulder of a dress or jacket, or on either side of a collar. These brooches were hand-made. Although they’re marked “DESIGN PAT’D”, I have been unable to identify a design patent that looks like them.

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    Pink Tourmaline, Sapphire, Peridot & Sterling Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Hobé

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    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 one of this maker’s bracelets with a floral motif that coordinate well with this brooch.

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    Ruby, Onyx, Pearl, Diamanté & Gold Dangling 1950s Bracelet by Hobé

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    Prong-set diamanté surrounding gold-tone links decorated with dangling pearls, and ruby and onyx bi-color glass beads form this lively 1950s bracelet by Hobé.  It closes with a concealed clasp. This piece is a fine example of 1950s glam from the second generation of the company’s designers.  Note that this bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Be sure to measure yours and note the bracelet’s dimensions ( 6 3/4-inch length) before purchase.

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    Sapphire & Sterling Bow 1940s Brooch & Earrings Set by Hobé

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    This 1940s sapphire and sterling silver set by Hobé is a bit smaller and more restrained than others in the collection, but it is just as beautiful. A deep-sapphire-blue glass stone is the center of the flower that sits atop the six-loop bow that forms the brooch. The ribbons are adorned with applied leaves and buds. The pin has a roll-over safety clasp. The screw-back earrings are bow-shaped, with sapphire centers.

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    Sterling 1940s Floral Oval Brooch by Hobé

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    This 1940s Hobé brooch has sterling silver flowers and leaves applied to an oval base, resulting in a piece with lovely textures and depth. Even the back shows the meticulous workmanship that went into the crafting of this brooch. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This design is similar to two others the maker patented in the early 1940s. Scroll down to see a Hobé bracelet with a floral motif.

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    Sterling Floral 1940s Brooch & Earrings Set by Hobé

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    This sterling silver floral brooch has richly- detailed, textured layers of buds and leaves that emanate from the multi-layered flower in the center. In my opinion, the quality of Hobé’s flowers is unsurpassed. The earrings replicate the center of the brooch. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp; the earrings have screw-backs. This set is one of the maker’s more unusual designs from the 1940s and doesn’t need any colored stones to make it sparkle. Scroll down to see a flower bracelet by Hobé that coordinates with this set.

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    Sterling Floral Basket Link 1940s Bracelet by Hobé

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    This sterling silver bracelet with floral basket links has a concealed clasp and safety chain. The intricate flowers have layers of petals, and the back clearly shows the detailed design and handcrafted workmanship Hobé is known for. You could wear this beautiful bracelet with any of this maker’s brooches with a floral motif – scroll down to see a selection.

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    Sterling Flower & Leaf 1940s Brooch by Hobé

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    This petite (by Hobé standards) sterling silver flower and leaf 1940s brooch has the same level of detail and quality workmanship as its larger sisters. The intricate buds on either side of the central flower are particularly lovely. This three-dimensional piece has a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see a bracelet by Hobé that also has a floral motif.

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    Sterling Rose Bough & Wildflowers 1940s Brooch by Hobé

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    In my opinion, Hobé made the best sterling silver flowers in the 1940s. On this brooch, the large blossom at the center with surrounding buds illustrate his extraordinary design talent and the company’s high-level of craftsmanship. Their pieces were all hand-made at this time. The unusual design of this brooch is similar to one that was patented in 1940. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see a sterling silver bracelet by the same maker.

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