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  • Alice Caviness brooch with amethyst & peridot flower petals
    Close-up view of brooch center
    $ 165

    Amethyst & Peridot Flower 1950s Alice Caviness Brooch

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    This Alice Caviness brooch from the 1950s has navettes and round glass stones in shades of amethyst and peridot. They are layered like the petals of a flower, with a lovely art-glass stone in both colors at the center. The setting is gold-tone with a roll-over safety clasp. This color combination is unusual and serene. The darkening of the metal in some spots does not diminish the beauty of this piece. I think this designer’s work is often overlooked.
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • Kreisler bracelet in sterling with amethysts
    Kreisler 1940s sterling bracelet
    $ 295

    Amethyst & Sterling Flower 1940s Kreisler Bracelet

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    This Kreisler bracelet features four oval, open-back links that form the foundation of this 1940s piece. Atop each link sits a flower with silver petals and a deep-amethyst glass center. The layers add depth to this well-made, sterling silver bracelet. It closes with a fold-over clasp. A lovely piece for casual and office wear with cool colors.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 225

    Amethyst, Diamanté & Sterling Flower Basket 1940s Brooch by Trifari

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    This flower basket brooch by Trifari was made during WWII, when romanticism was in style. This piece has faceted, oval amethyst-glass flowers surrounded by diamanté leaves in a diamanté-trimmed basket. The setting is rhodium-plated sterling silver; the pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The design, materials and color combination make this brooch timeless. Two others by this maker in the same design are available: one has ruby flowers; the other, aquamarine – scroll down to see them. All three pieces are from my personal collection. Choose your favorite color, or take all three to wear in different combinations!
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • 1940s Corocraft brooch with amethyst & diamante
    1943 Adolph Katz-designed Corocraft brooch
    $ 295

    Amethyst, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    This Corocraft brooch is just stunning! This Adolph Katz-designed piece has four pavé stems topped with faceted, oval amethyst-glass stones that are gathered through the center of a flower with diamanté-rimmed gold-plated sterling silver petals. The gold-plating on the flower is perfect – the difference in tone you see is from the camera’s reflection. What an outstanding example of the Retro Modern style! I have photographed the brooch in the horizontal position, as it appears in the patent drawing, but you could also wear it vertically (as shown in the second photo). This jewel, which closes with a roll-over safety clasp, is rich in contrasting colors and was in my personal collection. Wear it on the lapel of a blazer, and I guarantee you’ll be noticed!
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 295

    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!
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage sterling silver flower bracelet with aquamarines
    1940s Hobe sterling & aquamarine bracelet
    $ 325

    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.
    $ 325
    $ 325
  • Flower petal earrings in gold-washed sterling with aquamarines
    Flirty 1940s earrings by Pennino Brothers
    $ 195

    Aquamarine & Vermeil Sterling Flower Petal Earrings by Pennino Bros.

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    These lively flower petal earrings with aquamarine-glass-stone centers were made by Pennino Bros. in the 1940s. The curled, flirty flower petals in gold-washed sterling silver are the same shape and finish this maker used in a series of 1947 brooches, called Sunburst. The stone settings are the same as their Bulrush brooch and earrings set from the same year. According to Brunialti, the patent pending mark on the earrings refers to the clip mechanism. These designs were not patented. These details are just for background – these ear clips are divine! And by facing each other, they frame your face to perfection.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Aquamarine flower pin in gold-washed sterling
    Close-up view of faceted stones
    $ 150

    Aquamarine & Vermeil Sterling Flower Pin

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    This aquamarine flower pin in gold-washed sterling silver is bold and beautiful. It features a faceted, round glass stone set on each of the flower’s five petals. This tall (4-inch) piece was made by Hess-Appel under their Jollé trademark without the accent (which was used only in their advertisements). The stem and two leaves are curled a bit, a characteristic of the 1940s Retro Modern style. The finish is in great shape. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. If statement pieces, which are in vogue right now, are your style, this jewel is for you!
    $ 150
    $ 150
  • Coro leaf pin with aquamarine & diamante flowers
    Close-up view of one flower
    $ 295

    Aquamarine, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling Coro Leaf Pin

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    This stunning Coro leaf pin in rose-gold-washed sterling silver has pavé along one curved edge. Layered on top are three stems topped with flowers formed by diamanté leaves and aquamarine-glass-stone centers. This spectacular 1940s piece was designed by Adolph Katz for Coro Craft, the company's high-end line. This three-dimensional Retro Modern brooch is in amazing condition, has a roll-over safety clasp, and is perfect for women who look best in warm colors. This piece was part of my personal collection – I am reluctantly offering it to a new home. Note that any color variations in metal are only camera reflections.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Flower basket brooch with aquamarine & diamante
    Close-up view of flowers
    $ 225

    Aquamarine, Diamanté & Sterling Flower Basket Brooch by Trifari

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    This flower basket brooch by Trifari is a romantic design from the 1940s. It features faceted, oval aquamarine-glass flowers among diamanté leaves in a diamanté-trimmed basket. The setting is rhodium-plated sterling silver; the pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This design is a classic, and the aquamarine stones are lovely. Two other brooches in this design are available: one has ruby flowers; the other, amethysts – scroll down to see them. All three pieces were from my personal collection. You could wear them together on your shoulder for a unique embellishment!
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • $ 325

    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.
    $ 325
    $ 325
  • Vintage brooch pendant in vermeil sterling w/jewels
    Close-up view of jeweled center
    $ 195

    Aquamarine, Ruby, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling Flower Brooch/Pendant by Coro

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    This vintage brooch pendant is a substantial 1940s ‘2-for-1’ jewel. The gold-plated sterling silver flower is embellished with aquamarine- and ruby-glass stones and diamanté accents. The petals of the flower have decorative piercing and are tilted and slightly curled, giving it lots of life. Designed by the remarkable Adolph Katz, this three-dimensional piece is a fine example of the Retro Modern style. One photo shows the pendant on a black cord, but 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. Scroll down to see similar brooches with a diamanté center (one has the pendant loop) as well as a bracelet with that design, all by the same maker.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Floral brooch by Miriam Haskell with black glass beads
    Close-up view of floral brooch
    $ 295

    Black Bead & Diamanté 1940s Floral Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    This floral brooch features a cluster of black glass beads sitting atop silver-tone metal leaves paved in diamanté. These elements were wired and sewn by hand onto a pierced metal foundation with edges. The pin closes with a simple C-clasp. Another lovely Frank Hess design from the World War II era.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Vintage rose brooch and earrings by Marcel Boucher
    Black enamel & diamante rose brooch
    $ 275

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

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    In this vintage rose brooch and earrings set, Boucher crafted a lovely three-dimensional flower in rhodium-plated metal with black enamel and round diamanté. The stem of the rose is adorned with baguettes. The brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The ear clips are just as well-designed. This incredibly-detailed 1950s set deserves its elegant name: Rose of Seville. Wear the pieces together (in the style of the decade) or separately to make your outfit memorable. A perfect set for those who look best in cool colors.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • Trifari dress clip with blue chalcedony & moonstone fruit salads
    Close-up view of center of maple leaf clip
    $ 295

    Blue Chalcedony & Moonstone Fruit Salad Trifari Dress Clip

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    This Trifari dress clip is a 1941 Alfred Philippe design. It features fruit salads in translucent blue chalcedony and moonstone, surrounded by diamanté in a rhodium-plated setting. This graceful, beautifully-detailed piece is shaped like a maple leaf. You can wear it as a brooch – the hinged, double-prong fastener works well with weighty fabrics. Or wear the clip as a pendant. The third photo shows this piece attached to a sterling chain (which is not included with the clip) – I wanted you to see how lovely this combination looks.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • 1920s choker necklace with blue glass flowers & diamante
    French choker with blue glass flower beads & diamante
    $ 695

    Blue Glass Flower & Diamanté 1920s Choker Necklace

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    This 1920s choker necklace is formed by clusters of delicate blue-glass-flower-shaped beads with white glass centers that alternate with clusters of diamanté. Three rondelles form the screw-in closure. This necklace, which was probably made in France in the 1920s, has been restrung by my expert jeweler. What a knockout! Wear it with real or faux diamond stud earrings and you’ll own any room you enter! A great jewel for women who look best in cool colors.
    $ 695
    $ 695
  • Citrine pin with diamanté on gold-tone textured leaf
    Another full view of Elsa Schiaparelli brooch
    $ 275

    Citrine & Diamanté Spray on Gold Leaf Brooch

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    This citrine pin by Elsa Schiaparelli is a lovely example of 1950s tailored jewelry. A richly-textured, gold-plated leaf forms the base. The top layer has citrine-glass-stone flowers with pavé silver-tone stems. The level of detail is superb: in addition to the elaborate, layered construction, the leaf has visible veins and a furled bottom on its front as well as texture on the back. I’m not sure which way this jewel was intended to be worn, so I’m showing both orientations in the photos – take a look and decide which you prefer.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • $ 195

    Citrine & Silver Flower 1950s Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These flower-shaped earrings feature a large, faceted, round citrine-glass bead that sits on a bed of textured, silver-tone metal leaves. They alternate with faceted, round citrine-glass stones in a deeper hue. This elegant, three-dimensional pair was designed by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell. The French ear clips date them to the late-1940s or 1950s. Vibrant and easy to wear with casual, office, and evening attire, these earrings are timeless and unusual.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 495

    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.
    $ 495
    $ 495
  • $ 350

    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.
    $ 350
    $ 350
  • Calla lily brooch with citrine by Coro
    Close-up view of citrine navettes
    $ 195

    Citrine Calla Lily Brooch by Coro

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    This calla lily brooch is a rose-gold-plated sterling silver ribbon tied in a three-looped bow. Three stems of flowers with citrine-glass navette centers sit on top, and three tiny navettes tie the stems together. This 1940s Retro Modern creation has a roll-over safety catch. Until I saw the drawing on the design patent (in the last photo), I thought the brooch should be worn the other way around, so the flowers are reaching for the sky! The photos show the brooch both ways, so you can decide. This lovely Adolph Katz design for Coro’s high-end line, Corocraft, was also made with multi-colored stones – scroll down to see it.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 175

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

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    These 1950s ear clips by Alice Caviness feature layers of citrine and golden-topaz glass beads along with aurora borealis diamanté, mother-of-pearl disks, and textured brass leaves. These elements are wired onto a brass mesh back, which is mounted on a filigree scalloped-edged disk. This is the type of creation by this maker that leads me to say that she is under-rated. These earrings are just plain fun! Scroll down to see a similar pair of earring with matching brooch, also by Caviness.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Citrine brooch with golden topaz flowers
    Close-up view of citrine art glass stone
    $ 195

    Citrine, Golden Topaz & Silver Bead 1950s Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    The focal point of this citrine brooch by Miriam Haskell is a luscious art glass stone that looks like melted caramel. In true Frank Hess style, the rest of this 1950s piece is embellished with textured silver-tone beads and three golden topaz glass flowers. Rose montées complete the elements that are all woven onto a silver-tone filigree back. The size and shape make this brooch perfect for a collar, belt, hat, or purse.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Vintage leaf earrings & brooch by Hattie Carnegie
    1950s coral enamel on gold brooch
    $ 195

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

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    This vintage leaf earrings and brooch 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 wears warm colors.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Flower-shaped diamante earrings by Miriam Haskell
    Miriam Haskell ear clips with diamante centers and beaded petals
    $ 225

    Diamanté & Bead Flower 1950s Earrings by Miriam Haskell

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    These flower-shaped diamante earrings are much more beautiful than the photos convey. Six petals formed from tiny clear- and grey-glass bi-color beads wired together surround each large, faceted, round diamanté center. Designed by Frank Hess, this elegant pair features the style and workmanship that characterize Miriam Haskell pieces. The use of French ear clips dates these earrings to no earlier than the late-1940s, but I think the style is more 1950s. You can wear this pair for a special occasion or with everyday attire – they go with everything! They even sparkled on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019!
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • Reja brooch in rose-vermeil-sterling with diamante
    Close-up view of 1940s Reja brooch
    $ 275

    Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling Floral Réja Brooch

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    This Réja brooch is a graceful 1940s creation in the Retro Modern style. It features rose-gold-plated sterling silver embellished with diamanté flowers and pavé leaves. The warm-toned metal setting makes this piece a perfect adornment for women who look best in warm colors. This maker’s jewels are hard to find, and this one is lovely and timeless.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • Vintage screw back earrings in diamanté by Eisenberg
    Diamante & sterling earrings by Eisenberg
    $ 245

    Diamanté & Sterling Earrings by Eisenberg

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    These vintage screw back earrings made in the late-1940s by Eisenberg look like flowers in a vase. They have faceted oval and round diamanté set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. These earrings face each other, so they will frame your face to perfection. This pair features all of the beauty and high-quality of this maker’s creations. In fact, these earrings were chosen to walk the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. The model wore them with a pair of bracelets made in Germany in the 1930s – scroll down to see them. Surprised at the combination? It rocked!
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • $ 245

    Diamanté Floral Double Clip Brooch

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    This geometric diamanté-encrusted Art Deco piece can be worn as a brooch or as two separate dress clips. The photos show a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a black rubber cord; you may prefer to use a white gold or silver 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. The setting is rhodium-plated base metal; the brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. What's curious about this piece is its origin: although it is marked "PRO. PAT. 864999", I cannot identify the country. Scroll down to see several complementary bracelets.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • $ 250

    Diamanté, Aquamarine, Ruby & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Bracelet by Coro

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    This 1940s gold-plated sterling silver bracelet has a double snake chain that fastens to a flower corsage with a fold-over clasp. The corsage is adorned with ruby and aquamarine glass stones along with a diamanté center. Two larger diamanté are at each end, and the snake chain attaches to the corsage with pavé links. Scroll down to see two brooch/pendants and a larger brooch in the same design by Adolph Katz.
    $ 250
    $ 250
  • $ 175

    Diamanté, Aquamarine, Ruby & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    This substantial gold-plated sterling silver flower brooch adorned with aquamarine and ruby glass stones and a diamanté center is a fine example of the Retro Modern style. The petals of the flower have decorative cut-outs and are tilted and slightly curled, giving them lots of life. This lovely piece was designed by the remarkable Adolph Katz. This three-dimensional brooch is the larger version of two brooch/pendants and a bracelet in this design – scroll down to see them.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Vintage flower brooch by Coro with diamanté, aqua and ruby set in gold-plated sterling
    Close-up of Coro brooch
    $ 195

    Diamanté, Aquamarine, Ruby & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch/Pendant by Coro

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    This substantial vintage flower brooch made from gold-plated sterling silver is adorned with aquamarine and ruby glass stones and a diamanté center – a fine example of the Retro Modern style. The petals of the flower are decorated with cut-outs and are tilted and slightly curled, giving them lots of life. Designed by the remarkable Adolph Katz, this piece can be worn as a brooch or pendant. One photo shows the pendant on a black cord, but 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. Scroll down to see the matching bracelet, a larger version of this brooch, and another brooch/pendant in the same design with a color variation.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Coro screw back earrings & brooch set in flower motif
    Flower set with emerald-glass stones & diamante
    $ 195

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

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    These Coro screw back earrings and brooch in a matching flower motif are lovely. The tall (3 3/4″) brooch 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. Warm-toned, somewhat playful jewels!
    $ 195
    $ 195
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    $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Coro brooch from the 1940s, Stars in the Sky set in rose vermeil sterling
    Close-up of Coro bouquet brooch
    $ 275

    Gemstone & Rose Vermeil Sterling ‘Stars in the Sky’ 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    This 1940s Coro brooch is named Stars in the Sky. At 4 1/2" in length, this bouquet brooch designed by Adolph Katz is a triumph of the Retro Modern style and the largest piece in this collection. Nine rose-gold-plated sterling silver stems are held together with furls of ribbon and topped with faceted-glass flowers in shades of emerald, sapphire, ruby and citrine. Diamanté accents complete the piece. This brooch, priced at $15, was advertised in the September 1, 1943 issue of Vogue.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • Calla lily pin with 3 gemstones by Coro
    Close-up view of amethyst, ruby & peridot glass stones
    $ 195

    Gemstone & Rose Vermeil Sterling Calla Lily Pin by Coro

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    This calla lily pin from the 1940s has a rose-gold-plated sterling silver ribbon tied in a three-looped bow. Three stems of calla lilies with a navette centers of amethyst, ruby, and peridot glass sit on top. Tiny pink tourmaline, sapphire, and diamanté navettes tie the stems together. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Although the drawing in the design patent shows this brooch with the flowers facing down, I prefer them facing up, reaching for the sky! The photos show both positions, so you can decide. This gorgeous Retro Modern design by Adolph Katz for Coro’s high-end line was also made with all citrine flowers – scroll down to see that version.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Flower bouquet brooches in sterling by Otis
    Otis sterling brooch with sapphire, ruby, amethyst & emerald flowers
    $ 195

    Gemstone & Sterling Flower Bouquet Brooches by Otis

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    These flower bouquet brooches from the 1940s have deep-colored-glass petals with diamanté centers and accents. The stems and settings are sterling silver. The brooch on the left features sapphire, ruby, amethyst, and emerald glass flowers; the one on the right is all emerald. Delicate and well-made by Otis, these brooches can be worn separately (e.g., on either side of a collar) or as a pair with great effect. These pieces were advertised in the 1949 catalog of George T. Brodnax Jewelry Co., a mail-order company located in Memphis, Tennessee.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Gold plated flower brooch with diamante by Otis
    Close-up view of Otis brooch
    $ 175

    Gold & Diamanté Flower Brooch by Otis

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    This gold-plated flower brooch is the only Otis piece I and my friend and co-author Robin Deutsch have ever seen with this finish. Though petite, this graceful sterling silver brooch with diamanté is charming. The finish has a few dark spots, but overall it looks much better with the naked eye than my camera indicates. You can read our Otis article here.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • $ 150

    Golden Topaz & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    Oval, faceted golden-topaz glass stones form the flower on this graceful, large gold-plated sterling silver brooch by Coro. The tilt of the blossom and the furled leaves make this piece look as though it is blowing in the wind. Joan Crawford wore a similar brooch at the throat of her blouse in a scene in Mildred Pierce.
    $ 150
    $ 150
  • $ 195

    Golden Topaz & Vermeil Sterling Flower Earrings

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    These graceful earrings are so beautiful and well-made that I'm surprised they are unsigned. They feature curled sterling silver leaves surrounding a faceted, oval golden-topaz glass center. The metal has a hint of a warm gold wash, which was popular in the 1940s. These elegant screw-back earrings are timeless and great for both day and evening wear.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 195

    Green Bead & Chrome 1930s Necklace

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    A large, faceted spring-green-glass bead capped with textured metal shaped like flower petals is the centerpiece of this early-1930s necklace. Textured chrome balls along with green-glass beads (two with caps, two without) continue up the textured chain to the spring-ring clasp. This light-weight Art Deco piece is probably European in origin. An unusual and delightful piece for a woman who looks best in warm colors to wear in any season. Scroll down to see a complementary bracelet.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Grey pearl flower brooch by Miriam Haskell
    Miriam Haskell 1950s grey pearl flower brooch
    $ 225

    Grey Pearl Flower Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    This pearl flower brooch by Miriam Haskell features a trio that forms a semi-circle. Each flower has a grey pearl center and engraved silver-tone petals. The components are wired onto filigree plaques. This jewel closes with a roll-over safety clasp. I’ve photographed the brooch in the vertical and horizontal positions, so you can decide which you like better. Great color and lovely detail!
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • Gemstone brooch and earrings set by Hobé
    Brooch w/jade glass nuggets, gemstones & pearls
    $ 245

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

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    This gemstone brooch and earrings set has large jade-art-glass nuggets set in gold-tone metal as its focal point. 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 style and suits today’s preference for statement jewelry. Wear the pieces together or separately, to create different looks.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Lapis blue earrings with large 'carved' pendants
    Close-up view of earring front
    $ 245

    Lapis Panel 1930s Pendant Earrings

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    These lapis blue earrings are formed from molded-glass panels that look like carved gemstones. The flower motif in the blue-glass pendants is present in the silver-tone metal components that connect the pendant to the earring top. These all-original, unusual earrings have screw-backs, but they can be modified for pierced ears. Because these Art Deco earrings are 2″ long and bold (the glass panels are 3/4-inch squares), I would wear these drops with only an Art Deco bracelet – scroll down to see a selection. This versatile color is perfect for those who look best in cool hues.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • $ 295

    Pearl & Blown Glass Flower French 1950s Earrings

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    Clusters of tiny faux pearls with blown-glass flowers and leaves form these 1950s ear clips. The design and style of the beads remind me of the work of the French maker Louis Rousselet, although the earring backs are not the same as those he typically used. However, the findings I'm familiar with would have been too small for this creation. Please note that although these earrings are not mirror images, the lack of symmetry – which is not unusual in hand-strung pieces – does not detract from their lovely appearance. What a great choice for a bride!
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 195

    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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Vintage gold flower brooch with pearl & diamante
    Center of 'Day to Night' flower
    $ 185

    Pearl, Diamanté & Gold Flower Brooch by Marcel Boucher

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    This vintage gold flower brooch from the late-1940s is one of several versions Marcel Boucher created with petals that open and close. This design is often referred to as Day to Night. With its gold-tone petals and stem, and a faux pearl adorned with diamanté in the center, this brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Note that the bright areas on the petals are only camera reflections. This piece is charming! A perfect adornment for women who look best in warm colors.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Hobe brooches with pink tourmaline
    Close-up view of one brooch
    $ 195

    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. What a lovely adornment for a bride's hair! 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.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Jeweled brooch by Hobé in sterling with colorful flowers
    Close-up view of flowers, buds & leaves
    $ 275

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

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    This jeweled brooch is a bouquet of sterling silver flowers, stems, and leaves. They 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 jewelry Hobé is known for. I particularly love the size and vertical orientation of this jewel. Scroll down to see one of this maker’s bracelets with a floral motif that coordinates well with this brooch.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • $ 175

    Ruby & Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch by Hess-Appel

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    A large, beautifully-faceted, cushion-cut ruby glass flower stands tall with curled sterling silver leaves and stem in this graceful 1940s Retro Modern brooch by Hess-Appel. This piece is signed with their Jollé trademark (without the accent, which was used only in their advertisements). This tall brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp. You can easily remove the age-appropriate patina if you wish.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Trifari bouquet brooch with enamel & ruby flowers
    Close-up view of ruby flowers with diamante
    $ 195

    Ruby, Diamanté & Enamel Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Trifari

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    This Trifari bouquet brooch has enamel leaves with faceted, oval ruby-red glass flowers surrounded by pavé petals. Long pavé leaves and a pavé ribbon that ties the bouquet complete this graceful Alfred Spaney design. This lovely and timeless 1940s brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Coro Duette brooch & earrings set
    Coro-Craft Duette brooch
    $ 795

    Ruby, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling 1940s ‘Sparkling Peonies’ Duette & Earrings Set by 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 dress 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.
    $ 795
    $ 795
  • Trifari brooch with ruby flowers in a sterling basket
    Close-up of ruby flowers
    $ 225

    Ruby, Diamanté & Sterling Flower Basket Trifari Brooch

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    This Trifari brooch from the 1940s is a flower basket design in the Victorian Revival style. It has faceted, oval ruby-glass flowers surrounded by diamanté leaves in a diamanté trimmed basket. The setting is rhodium-plated sterling silver; the pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Two other brooches by this maker in this design are available: one has aquamarine flowers; the other, amethysts – scroll down to see them. All three are from my personal collection. You could wear one, two, or all together, creating unique looks each time!  
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • Boucher flower brooch in gold w/sapphires & diamanté
    Close-up view of metal work
    $ 225

    Sapphire, Diamanté & Gold Boucher Flower Brooch

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    This Boucher flower brooch exemplifies the flowing motifs and textured metals of the period. Sapphire-glass stones and diamanté set in gold-tone form a beautiful bouquet with furled outside petals and a raised center. The pavé ribbon that ties the stems speaks to the maker’s attention to detail and design genius. This lovely jewel closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Just add faux or real diamond studs to complete your look.
    $ 225
    $ 225
  • $ 195

    Sapphire, Diamanté & Sterling 1940s Bouquet Brooch by Trifari

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    Floral bouquets were a popular theme for Trifari and other costume jewelry makers during WWII. This design is horizontal in format, with faceted, oval sapphire-glass flowers, diamanté leaves, and silver stems. The setting is rhodium-plated sterling silver. The roll-over safety clasp has been replaced by my expert jeweler. Pieces like this one are easy to wear with modern jewelry – just add simple diamond (faux or real) studs or hoops to complete your jeweled accessories.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Oval Brooch with flowers and leave by Hobé
    Close-up view of brooch front
    $ 165

    Sterling 1940s Floral Oval Brooch by Hobé

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    This 1940s oval brooch has flowers and leaves in sterling silver applied to an oval base. The result is a piece with lovely textures and depth. Even the back shows the meticulous workmanship that went into the crafting of this jewel. 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.
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • $ 295

    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.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Hobé sterling silver brooch with flowers & leaves
    Close-up view of flowers & leaves
    $ 165

    Sterling Flower & Leaf Brooch by Hobé

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    This Hobé sterling silver brooch is petite (by Hobé standards), but it 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. From the 1940s, this three-dimensional piece has a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see a bracelet by Hobé that also has a floral motif.
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • Theodor Fahrner necklace with gilt sterling flowers
    Front of 1930s Theodor Fahrner necklace
    $ 695

    Sterling Flower 1930s Necklace by Fahrner

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    This Theodor Fahrner necklace has scrolled filigree-topped flower petals and decorative links that illustrate the high quality of this maker’s work and the elegant simplicity of their design. This charming sterling silver piece has a touch of gilt remaining on the petals. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. Even the link that attaches to the clasp is decorated! Scroll down to see a gorgeous Fahrner bracelet to wear with this lovely necklace from my personal collection.
    $ 695
    $ 695
  • Coro earrings and bracelet with sterling silver flowers
    Coro-Craft sterling silver flower bracelet
    $ 175

    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.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Coro flower brooch – sterling silver bouquet
    Close-up view of flower
    $ 150

    Sterling Flower Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    This 1940s Coro flower brooch has five sterling silver stems tied in a bouquet. From Coro-Craft, the company's high-end line, this piece bears hints of the Retro Modern style of that decade – the slightly curved, stylized flowers and the 3 ¾” length. This piece has a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see a Coro bracelet and earrings set by Massa Raimond in the same design.
    $ 150
    $ 150
  • Large vintage flower pin in sterling silver
    Close-up view of pin front
    $ 185

    Sterling Flower Bouquet Brooch

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    This vintage flower pin in sterling silver has wonderful detail and an unusual design. A cluster of petals defines the flower, which sits atop a pair of veined leaves. The fourth stem ends in a spiral. This lovely piece is very three-dimensional, well-made and somewhat whimsical. Because of its size and motif, I’m guessing it dates to the 1940s. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. I only wish I could find information about the maker (which is definitely not Rafael Canada)!
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Sterling silver floral bracelet by Felch
    1940s bracelet by Victor Primavera
    $ 195

    Sterling Silver Floral Bracelet by Felch

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    This sterling silver floral bracelet features four plaques decorated with flowers and leaves. Their textured surfaces are raised from the back (a technique called repoussé). This timeless piece from the 1940s goes with just about everything. According to Researching Costume Jewelry, Victor Primavera, who patented this design, was the co-owner of and designer for Felch & Co. when this bracelet was made. He later started Danecraft. This piece has no maker’s mark.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Sterling silver link bracelet with baskets of flowers
    Hobé sterling silver bracelet
    $ 250

    Sterling Silver Link Bracelet with Flowers

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    This sterling silver link bracelet with floral basket panels 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 jewel with any of this maker’s brooches with a floral motif – scroll down to see a selection.
    $ 250
    $ 250
  • Sterling silver rose brooch by Hobé
    Close-up view of rose
    $ 195

    Sterling Silver Rose Brooch by Hobé

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    This sterling silver rose brooch is just one of numerous floral pieces designed by this extraordinary maker. In my opinion, Hobé made the best sterling flowers in the 1940s. On this pin, the large blossom at the center with surrounding buds illustrate his exceptional 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 bracelet by the same maker.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Boucher pin of silver leaves with turquoise buds
    Close-up view of pin front
    $ 185

    Turquoise & Silver Leaf Marcel Boucher Pin

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    This Boucher pin has richly-textured silver-tone metal leaves paired with turquoise-glass buds. The blue stones have the gold-tone flecks and veins usually seen in the real gemstone. This tailored and elegant 1950s piece has a rhodium-plated back with a roll-over safety clasp. A great addition to the jewelry wardrobe of those who look best in cool colors.
    $ 185
    $ 185
  • Turquoise bead choker necklace with diamanté
    Full view of 1950s turquoise bead choker
    $ 195

    Turquoise Bead Choker Necklace

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    This turquoise bead choker necklace has molded glass leaves with diamanté accents wired onto a brass-colored link base. The construction adds flexibility to this fun 1950s piece, which beautifully conforms to the shape of the neck. This choker closes with an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp, with beads on the end of the tail to add an extra touch of glamour. For even more of this fabulous color, add the matching earrings and/or bracelets – scroll down to see them.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Turquoise brooch with flowers & silver nasturtium leaves
    Close-up view of pate de verre
    $ 345

    Turquoise Brooch with Pate de Verre Flowers

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    This turquoise brooch has pate de verre flowers mounted on a base of two large, textured, silver-tone lily leaves. Additional silver-tone beads and textured elements embellish the intricate design. The closure is a simple C-clasp. The design is by Frank Hess, and the materials and construction are Haskell all the way. This beautiful jewel is from my personal collection. Scroll down to see a lovely bracelet by the same maker to wear with this piece.
    $ 345
    $ 345
  • Vintage glass bead bracelet in turquoise & diamante
    Turquoise glass bead bracelet w/diamante
    $ 155

    Turquoise Glass Bead & Diamanté 1950s Bracelet

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    This vintage glass bead bracelet was made in one of the most popular colors of the 1950s: turquoise. It features molded-glass leaves interspersed with diamanté and woven onto a gold-tone mesh cuff. This bold, three-dimensional piece is not for the faint-hearted! Because it has a hinge but no clasp, this bracelet can accommodate a variety of wrist sizes. This is a rare instance where I have two of the same jewels, and they are shown together in the last photo. However, the bracelets are priced separately, so you may choose to buy only one. Scroll down to see the matching earrings and necklace.
    $ 155
    $ 155
  • Turquoise bead earrings with diamanté accents
    Turquoise & diamante 1950s ear clips
    $ 150

    Turquoise Glass Bead & Diamanté 1950s Earrings

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    These turquoise bead earrings are fashioned from molded-glass leaves and diamanté woven onto a brass-colored filigree disk. This bold hue was the height of fashion in the 1950s and is perfect for those who look best in warm colors. A lovely color for warmer months, it also adds cheerfulness to the dark days of winter. These ear clips have a matching necklace and bracelet – scroll down to see them.
    $ 150
    $ 150
  • $ 175

    Turquoise, Diamanté & Gold Leaf 1950s Brooch by Hattie Carnegie

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    Tiny turquoise glass beads decorate the flower layer on this graceful and elegant 1950s brooch by Hattie Carnegie. The bottom layer is a furled leaf made from openwork, gold-tone metal. Both layers are pavé-embellished. The detail is superb, especially on the back, as one would expect from this maker. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
    $ 175
    $ 175