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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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  • Trifari leaf brooch & earrings set
    'Jeweleaf' brooch
    USD$245.00
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    Sapphire & Diamanté ‘Jeweleaf’ Brooch & Earrings Set by Trifari

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    This Trifari leaf brooch and ear clips set was named Jeweleaf. Designed by Alfred Philippe in 1951, it features diamanté-paved maple leaves outlined with sapphire-glass baguettes. The setting is rhodium-plated base metal. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. 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 jewel in any position you wish. Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet to wear with this set.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
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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.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
  • Reinad brooch & earrings with sapphires & diamante
    Rose vermeil sterling brooch w/sapphires & diamante
    USD$375.00
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    Sapphire, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling 1940s Reinad Brooch & Earrings

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    This Reinad brooch with matching earrings feature rose-gold-washed sterling silver set with large, faceted, triangular sapphire-glass stones and diamanté accents. This set is a wonderful example of the Retro Modern style of the 1940s. I couldn’t decide if the brooch should be worn horizontally or vertically until I saw Anne Baxter wearing one like it in the 1946 movie Angel on my Shoulder. Hers was perfectly placed in the vertical position at the base of her V-neckline. She even wore the matching earrings. The pin has a roll-over safety clasp, and the earrings are screw-backs. I’ve included a photo of the brooch in the horizontal position, so you can decide if you prefer it that way. A similar piece was shown in a 1945 wholesaler’s catalog. The page was entitled “New Pink Gold Finish on Sterling Silver — Styled by Master Craftsmen” (who were not named). The brooch was $28.50 retail, and the earrings were $13.50, or $42.00 for the set. (While I don’t have income statistics for the mid-1940s, to put these prices in perspective, the U.S. government reported that by 1950, the average American household’s weekly income was about $81.)
    USD$375.00
    USD$375.00
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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.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Coro earrings and bracelet with sterling silver flowers
    Coro-Craft sterling silver flower bracelet
    USD$175.00
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    Sterling Flower 1940s Coro Earrings & Bracelet Set

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    These Coro earrings and bracelet feature large sterling silver flowers. The bracelet has a small flower on each connecting link. The earrings have screw backs. You can easily remove the age-appropriate patina, if you wish. This set was designed in 1942 by Massa Raimond for the company’s high-end line. Scroll down to see a Coro-Craft brooch in the same design.
    USD$175.00
    USD$175.00