Aquamarine & Vermeil Sterling Flower 1940s Brooch by Hess-Appel
4" x 2 1/2"
1944-1946 (based on mark and use of sterling, per Brunialti)
This large 1940s gold-washed sterling silver Retro Modern brooch is bold and beautiful. It features a faceted, round aquamarine-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 to give this brooch a jaunty look. The finish is in great shape. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp.