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Mazer Bros. Jewelry

Mazer Brothers jewelry, made in New York City from 1927-1952, was characterized by the company’s slogan — “the precious look in fashion jewelry”. From their early days until they severed their business ties, brothers Louis and Joseph used only the finest materials and manufacturing techniques: gold- or rhodium-plated metal before and after World War II, sterling silver and vermeil sterling during the war, imported Austrian crystals, and enamel. This fine collection of brooches and earrings features high-quality pieces in classic motifs, including floral and ribbon-and-bow designs. Jewelry by this maker was available only at “better department stores”. Read more about Mazer Brothers.

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    Amethyst & Vermeil Sterling 1940s Brooch by Mazer Bros.

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    A large, faceted square-cut amethyst-glass stone sits at the center of this 1940s brooch by Mazer Bros. The four-pronged setting sits on top of a double-loop bow in gold-washed, sterling silver. The color of the stone is gorgeous, the design is very Retro Modern in style, and the complex construction is very characteristic of the maker. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Although the gold plating has darkened in a places, this brooch still has lots of warmth and beauty.

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    Aquamarine, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch by Mazer Bros.

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    This tall and graceful brooch by Mazer Bros. is a fine example of the Retro Modern style. This substantial, stylized flower features a large, faceted cushion-cut aquamarine-glass stone as its focal point. The gold-washed, sterling silver setting is further embellished with four, faceted oval-cut aquamarines along with pavé-accented gold swirls. This pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Pieces of this size with a gold-plated finish often don’t survive as well as this brooch has. But costume jewelry was well-made in the 1940s by companies of this maker’s stature.

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  • 1940s earrings by Mazer – gold ribbons with diamanté
    Diamanté & gold ribbon 1940s earrings by Mazer
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    Diamanté & Gold 1940s Earrings by Mazer Bros.

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    These 1940s earrings by Mazer are a lovely and hard-to-find example of the Retro Modern style of that decade. They feature gold-plated ribbons embellished with faceted, round- and square-cut diamanté. These well-made ear clips face each other, to frame your face to perfection. They will make an elegant addition to any daytime or evening outfit. Just add a simple gold bracelet, and you’ll be good to go.

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    Diamanté 1950s Choker with Buckle by Mazer Bros.

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    A raised, fixed buckle adorned with diamanté in a unique assortment of shapes and sizes is the focal point on this early-1950s choker by Mazer Bros. The remaining necklace has a line of emerald-cut diamanté, each set in its own rhodium-plated link. Both ends finish with a square-cut stone, and the fold-over clasp is jeweled. This necklace was difficult to photograph because it contours to the neck and, therefore, does not lay flat. This choker was made for a slim neck. Please note the necklace length (14 1/2″) and measure your neck before purchasing. The matching bracelet is also available – scroll down to see it.

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    Diamanté 1950s Line Bracelet with Buckle by Mazer Bros.

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    This variation of a line bracelet features faceted, emerald-cut diamanté, each set in its own rhodium-plated link. The focal point is a raised, fixed buckle adorned with diamanté in a unique assortment of shapes and sizes. This early-1950s piece by Mazer Bros. closes with a jeweled fold-over clasp and safety chain. The matching necklace is also available – scroll down to see it.

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  • Double clip brooch by Mazer Bros.
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    Diamanté Art Deco Double Clip Brooch by Mazer Bros.

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    This double clip brooch by Mazer Brothers features sparkly round and baguette diamanté in a late-Art Deco design. What’s interesting about this piece is that the patent for the brooch mechanism that connects the dress clips was issued to Marcel Boucher in 1939, two years after he started his own company. He filed the patent application when he was working for Mazer Brothers, but the patent wasn’t assigned to them when it was issued. (You can see the utility patent here, below Boucher’s name.) I was surprised to find the “MAZER” mark on this piece from the technical perspective but certainly not from an aesthetic point of view. Because this jewel was created with the Boucher mechanism, I think it was made while he still worked for the firm. Wear this lovely piece as a brooch or as separate dress clips. Scroll down to see several complementary bracelets.

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    Emerald & Diamanté 1950s Earrings by Mazer Bros.

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    These domed, early-1950s ear clips by Mazer Bros. are simply beautiful. The pavé tops have overlays of tapered, emerald-glass baguettes. Pairs of trapezoid-shaped emeralds complete the striking design in contrasting colors. These rhodium-plated earrings face each other, to frame your face to perfection. Wear them to add some sparkle to a day or evening ensemble. Scroll down to see a lovely jewel to wear with this pair.

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    Emerald, Diamanté & Gold Bow 1940s Brooch by Mazer Bros.

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    Pavé-trimmed, gold-plated ribbon loops form the foundation of this late-1940s bow brooch by Mazer Bros. On top sits a flower with petals of emerald-glass baguettes and a round diamanté center. A silver-tone metal cup holds the flower, which is attached to the base with a screw. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This company’s use of high-quality materials and techniques is evident in this piece. With its gold-tone metal and green stones, this brooch is perfect for a woman who looks best in warm colors. Scroll down to see a version with more jewels that’s right for someone who wears cool colors.

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    Gold Calla Lily & Diamanté 1940s Brooch by Mazer Bros.

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    This calla lily brooch, made by Mazer Bros. in the late-1940s to early-1950s, is really elegant. It features a graceful design executed in gold-plated fretwork embellished with baguettes and round diamanté. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. A lovely accessory for the shoulder of a dress or a jacket lapel. Wear it with faux or real diamond studs and a gold bangle. In case you haven’t noticed, I love calla lilies!

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    Sapphire, Diamanté & Silver Bow 1940s Brooch by Mazer Bros.

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    A rhodium-plated, diamanté-encrusted bow with five loops and seven tails forms the base of this sparkly brooch. A flower with sapphire-glass-baguette petals and diamanté center, cupped in the same metal, sits on top. This piece was made by Mazer Bros. after World War II. As with all their pieces from this period, this one is well-constructed from the finest materials. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The colors of this brooch makes it perfect for a woman who looks best in cool colors. Scroll down to see another version in warm hues.

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    USD$195.00