Amethyst & Pavé Gold Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Mazer Bros.
2 1/2" x 1 7/8"
1946-1948 (based on mark and non-use of sterling, per Brunialti)
"MAZER" and "8" (stone-setter's mark)
This brooch is a bouquet of emerald-cut pale-purple-glass flowers with gold-plated stems and pavé accents is tied with a bow. Even the stem ends of this 1940s Retro Modern piece by Mazer are finished with diamanté. These details and the two-piece construction illustrate the high quality associated with this maker’s work. This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. Although this piece is no longer available, scroll down to see similar brooches from the 1940s that you might like. See all of Mazer Brothers pieces here.
- Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1940s Jewelry, Coro JewelryThis 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!USD$395.00
- Vintage Brooches & Pins, 1940s Jewelry, Pennino Bros. JewelryThis vintage rose gold brooch is a striking Retro Modern piece made by Pennino Bros. in two layers. The top is a pavé ribbon of rhodium-plated metal that’s edged with faceted, oval amethyst-glass stones topped with tiny diamanté. The center is cinched with rose-gold plated metal. The second layer is a furled rose-gold ribbon that’s attached to the top with a tiny screw. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This brooch is not flat – the four corners of the bottom layer fold under, as curls of ribbon or fabric would. The back shows the high-quality, complex construction characteristic of this maker. Scroll down to see a variation of this design in rhodium-plated metal with sapphires.USD$275.00
- Double Clip Brooches, 1940s Jewelry, Coro JewelryThis brooch/dress clips looks like folded fabric crowned with jewels. It is made of rose-gold-plated sterling silver edged with diamanté accents. At the center of each side is a row of amethyst-glass navettes topped with a row of diamanté. This Duette, which was created for Coro’s high-end line, can be worn as a brooch or as separate dress clips. Their double-prong fasteners work well with heavier fabrics, such as wool blazers and dresses. My camera picked up two stones that appear to be a different shade of purple, but this difference cannot be seen by the naked eye. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro's name.USD$295.00