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Costume Jewelry Sets / Parures

This nice selection of costume jewelry sets (also called parures) is from the 1920s-1950s. Each set has a necklace, bracelet, or brooch with matching earrings. Parures were particularly popular in the 1950s, when matching accessories (hats, gloves, belts, shoes, and jewels) were in vogue. During that decade, a full parure might have included a necklace, brooch, earrings, and a single or pair of bracelets, which a woman would wear at the same time. With today’s fashions, we tend to dress down, so you can wear the pieces in these sets together or separately. You can also combine one part of the set with complementary contemporary jewelry already in your jewelry box.

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    Amethyst & Filigree Art Deco Pendant & Earrings Set

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    This dainty 1920s Art Deco pendant with matching earrings features faceted, princess-cut amethyst glass stones mounted in a light-weight, chromium- or rhodium-plated setting with filigree accents.  The necklace has a paper-clip chain with an old-fashioned filigree clasp. The earrings are all-original screw-backs, but they can be modified for pierced ears. Pick an Art Deco amethyst bracelet to complete the look – scroll down to see examples.

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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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    Black Enamel & Diamanté ‘Rose of Seville’ 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Marcel Boucher

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    In this 1950s set, Boucher crafted a lovely three-dimensional rose in rhodium-plated metal with black enamel and round diamanté. The stem of the flower is adorned with baguettes. The brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The ear clips are just as well designed. This incredibly-detailed set deserves its elegant name: Rose of Seville. Wear the pieces together or separately to make your outfit memorable.

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  • Schreiner Brooch & Earrings Set in Brown Topaz with Citrine
    Brown topaz & citrine brooch in layered gold-tone setting
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    Brown Topaz & Citrine 1950s Brooch/Pendant & Earrings Set by Schreiner

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    This Shreiner brooch, the centerpiece of this 1950s set, features huge multi-faceted, oval brown topaz glass stones with layers of citrine and clear inverted glass stone accents in elaborate gold-tone settings. Even if the pieces weren’t signed, the gorgeous glass, inverted stones, ornate settings and donut-hole clip-backs scream SCHREINER! This great color combination is stunning in any season. The dome-shaped brooch, which has a roll-over safety clasp, can also be worn as a pendant. The last photo shows that option on a black rubber cord, although you may prefer a gold chain. A 17-inch, 2mm black rubber cord with a stainless steel twist lock (just like the one in the photo) is included with this purchase.

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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, Golden Topaz & Mother of Pearl 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Alice Caviness

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    This 1950s set by Alice Caviness features amazing layers of components wired onto a decorative brass frame. Included are citrine glass stones in multiple shapes and sizes, faceted golden-topaz beads, mother-of-pearl disks, aurora borealis diamanté, and textured brass leaves. The brooch is shaped like an oval wreath, with the jeweled frame mounted on another that holds the pin and roll-over safety clasp. Each earring has a jeweled frame mounted on a round filigree back with the ear clip. The complexity of the design and construction seen here are often present in this maker’s work, which I believe is underrated. This set is definitely not for the faint-hearted! I will include the matching bracelet, which has only three of its four strands of beads, but it is definitely wearable. Scroll down to see a similar pair of earrings by the same maker.

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    USD$375.00
  • Schiaparelli earrings and brooch set with citrine & pearls in gold
    Schiaparelli brooch with dentelle faceted citrine
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    Citrine, Pearl & Gold 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    This Schiaparelli earrings and brooch set from the 1950s features a large 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.

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    Coral, Pearl & Gold 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Hattie Carnegie

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    This 1950s brooch and ear clips set by Hattie Carnegie executes one of her common themes – florals – to perfection. Each piece is made with coral enamel on gold-tone metal with a faux pearl accent. The design and detail are superb: the leaves look as though they’re blowing in the breeze, and the backs of the brooch and ear clips show the leaves’ veins. The brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. You could wear these pieces together or separately, for different looks. The brooch would also look great with simple pearl stud earrings. A perfect set for a woman who looks best in warm colors.

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    Crystal 1950s Necklace & Earrings Set

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    This faceted, rock-crystal-bead necklace with matching earrings and sterling findings comes in its original box. (Rock crystal is a natural mineral.) Made in the 1950s, this set is reminiscent of similar pieces made in the Art Deco era. The necklace closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. The original screw-backs on the earrings were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. The trademark Elco may refer to Milglo Jewelry Co.

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    Crystal Briolette Art Deco Necklace & Earrings Set

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    Nine faceted crystal briolettes dangle from a silver-tone chain in this elegant 1920s Art Deco necklace. The matching earrings feature a pair of the same briolettes that dangle from unequal lengths of chain. The all-original screw-back earrings, which can be modified for pierced ears, each have a crystal stone at the earlobe. This elegant set goes with everything and really sparkles as the crystals dance when you move!

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    Crystal Disk Art Deco Necklace & Earrings Set

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    Graduated crystal disks and a faceted, crystal-set sterling clasp make this 1920s Art Deco necklace a real knockout! The faceting reflects light beautifully. This necklace has substantial weight. The original screw backs on the matching earrings were converted to sterling silver ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. The original velvet case is included with this set. How perfect for a bride!

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    Diamanté & Gold Disk 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Pennino

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    Pavé disks intersect and overlay scored disks of gold-tone metal to form this classic 1950s brooch and earrings set by Pennino. The gold disks remind me of open fans. The layered design and construction of this set are characteristic of exceptional makers like this one. The brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Note that about 1/4″ of the pavé disk on each ear clip will sit below your earlobe. Wear the earrings and brooch together or separately, to create different looks. Your own real or faux diamond studs or hoop earrings would also work well with this brooch.

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    Diamanté & Gold Starfish 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Alice Caviness

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    This 1950s set by Alice Caviness is bold and dazzling. The aurora borealis rhinestones in the gold-tone setting take on the color of the metal, catch the light, and seem to dance. The starfish-shaped brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. Each ear clip is in the shape of one of the “arms”. This set is perfect for an outfit in a warm color palette and is guaranteed to get you noticed!

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    Emerald, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch & Earrings Set by Coro

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    The tall (3 3/4″) brooch in this set has two large flowers with curved petals surrounding round emerald-glass stones, each encircled with a row of diamanté. Two smaller, simpler flowers without petals complete the bouquet. The settings, stems, and ribbon that tie them together are rose-gold-washed sterling silver. The screw-back earrings are the same size and design as the large flowers. This Retro Modern set was made for Coro’s high-end line. A warm-toned, somewhat playful set!

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    Emerald, Sapphire & Golden Topaz 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Hattie Carnegie

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    Layers of emerald, sapphire and golden topaz glass stones are combined with black metal flower petals in this 1950s brooch and earrings set by Hattie Carnegie. Some of the stones appear teal in color, depending on the light. This set is a fine example of her imaginative color combinations, favored floral motifs, and complexity of design. What a knock-out! The settings are japanned metal, and the brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. When worn, the ear clips face each other and beautifully frame your face. The last photo shows how fantastic this brooch looks on a dress sash. Although the brooch has a ring designed to allow the piece to be worn as a pendant, my expert jeweler advises that the ring is not sturdy and cannot be replaced without damaging the back of the brooch. I don’t see this point as a problem – I’m just mentioning it in the interest of full disclosure.

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    Gold & Diamanté ‘Merry Whirl’ 1940s Double-clip Brooch & ‘Gay Swirl’ Earrings by Coro

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    This double-clip brooch and earrings were sold to me as a set, but my research uncovered a different story. The diamanté-embellished gold-tone Coro Duette is named Merry Whirl, while the gold-tone and diamanté earrings are from their Gay Swirl design. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t hesitate to wear these pieces together. The Duette, Coro’s double-clip brooch, can be worn as a brooch (in the positions shown) or as separate fur clips. The earrings are screw-backs. Both pieces were advertised in the April 1948 issue of Life magazine, which is how I found out the design names. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro’s name.

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  • Sautoir necklace and earrings set with grey and white pearls
    Louis Rousselet pearl sautoir and earrings set
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    Grey & White Pearl 1940s French Sautoir & Earrings Set by Louis Rousselet

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    This sautoir necklace and earrings set is a stunning Art Deco-style creation made with faux grey and white pearls for Coco Chanel’s boutique in 1948-1952. The white pearls are round; the grey, tear-drop shaped. The fringe pendant is capped with a rondelle. I bought this set for my personal collection from Ginger Moro, author of European Designer Jewelry and Rousselet expert. This set appears on page 67. The necklace broke when I wore it to my favorite nephew’s wedding. When I had it professionally restrung at a slightly shorter length, my jeweler created a bracelet. I’m including it with the purchase of this fabulous set.

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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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    Pearl, Diamanté & Gold Flower 1950s Brooch/Pendant & Earrings Set by Marcel Boucher

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    The brooch in this 1950s set by Marcel Boucher features a trio of heart-shaped blossoms. Their gold-plated fretwork has swirled pavé edges that embrace champagne-colored faux pearls. The ear clips are single hearts. The brooch, which closes with a roll-over safety clasp, can be worn as a pendant by inserting the pin stem through the loops attached to the snake chain. Pretty clever, eh! While the pendant appears slightly off-center on the chain, its position was fixed at manufacture, as the loops are attached to the chain. Please note that this necklace (which measures 14 3/8″) was made for a slim neck, but you could easily add a chain extender.

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  • 1950s costume jewelry: necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet
    Louis Rousselet signed necklace
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    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle French 1950s Necklace & Earrings Set by Louis Rousselet

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    This masterpiece of 1950s costume jewelry is an exceptional necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet. It features four strands of glass pearls with ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown-glass-bead and rondelle accents. (In case you aren’t familiar with his work, you need to know that he was regarded as the premier faux pearl maker in the first half of the 20th century.) The necklace closes with a concealed clasp adorned with pearls and colored beads. The matching earrings are ear clips. Finding a Rousselet-signed piece is incredibly rare (most had only signed paper hang tags), which makes this necklace with matching earrings all the more extraordinary! Scroll down to see another pair of the same style earrings sold separately.

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    Ruby, Diamanté & Gold Circle 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Marcel Boucher

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    Marcel Boucher designed a number of circle pins and earrings in the 1950s, and this set is a lovely example of this work. The gold-plated open-circle brooch is embellished with an arrow of pavé topped with ruby glass baguettes. The closed-circle earrings are embellished with the same stones in a leaf-like setting. Perhaps these pieces were not originally a set. (The brooch is unmarked; the earrings have no inventory number.) Even so, they look great together!

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  • Coro Duette brooch & earrings set
    Coro-Craft Duette brooch
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    Ruby, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling 1940s ‘Sparkling Peonies’ Duette & Earrings Set by Adolph Katz for Coro

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    This Coro Duette brooch has two rose-gold-plated sterling silver flowers edged in diamanté with ruby-glass-stone centers. It can be worn as a brooch or as separate fur clips, and has matching earrings. Made for the company’s high-end line, this stunning set showcases one of Adolph Katz’s brilliant Retro Modern designs, from both an aesthetic and engineering point of view. For Duettes that were asymmetrical like this one, the brooch frame had to be customized to work with the particular pair of clips. Truly gorgeous pieces in remarkable condition! You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro’s name. This design was advertised by the company as Sparkling Peonies.

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  • Trifari leaf brooch & earrings set
    'Jeweleaf' brooch
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    Sapphire & Diamanté Jeweleaf Brooch & Earrings Set by Trifari

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    This Trifari leaf brooch and earrings set was named Jeweleaf. Designed by Alfred Philippe in 1952, it features diamanté-paved maple leaves outlined with sapphire-glass baguettes. The setting is rhodium-plated base metal. The brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp; the earrings are clip-backs. An all diamanté version, described as “platinum-toned … paved with stones” and “one of two charming variations on a Spring theme”, was advertised in the February 1, 1952 issue of Vogue. The brooch was $17.50, and the earrings were $15.00, for a total of $32.50. (In 1950, the average U.S. family’s income was $81.50 per week.) Note that the photo of the brooch alone shows it in the position indicated in the design patent (last photo), but you can wear the brooch in any position you wish. Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet to wear with this set.

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