Quickview Double-Clip Brooches, 1950s Jewelry, Ralph DeRosa Jewelry
This enamel brooch with diamanté embellishments in a sterling silver setting was made by Ralph DeRosa in the 1950s. The detailed design is a fine example of this exceptional maker’s work. This piece can be worn as a single brooch or as separate fur clips. (The latter work well with heavier fabrics, such as wool dresses or blazers.) The photos show a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a black rubber cord; you may prefer to use a gold chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless-steel twist lock (which is shown in the photo) is included with this purchase. I’ve also shown a single clip placed on my own white-gold-and-diamond chain, to show you how beautiful they look together. This necklace, obviously, is not included. I would wear faux or real diamond studs with this gorgeous piece.
Quickview Vintage Earrings, 1940s Jewelry, Ralph DeRosa Jewelry
Sterling silver set with gemstone-colored glass stones in a crescent shape make these 1940s ear clips by DeRosa very versatile. The colored stones are graduated in size and enhanced with an inner ring of diamanté. Moreover, the faux diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby, emerald, sapphire and topaz form the word dearest, making these earrings acrostic (i.e., the initials of the stones form a word or name). This type of sentimental jewelry was very popular in the 19th century Victorian era, a style that inspired some 1940s jewelry designers. DeRosa pieces are always exceptionally well-made and hard to find.