Citrine, Golden Topaz & Mother-of-Pearl Brooch & Earrings Set
Brooch: 2 1/4" x 3"; earrings: 1 3/8" x 1 1/4"
Brooch: "ALICE CAVINESS" in block letters on oval cartouche. Earrings: none.
This vintage wreath brooch and earrings 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 jeweled frame of the brooch is mounted on another that holds the pin and roll-over safety clasp; each earring has 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 wearable. Scroll down to see a similar pair of earrings by Caviness.
Vintage Earrings, 1950s Jewelry, Alice Caviness JewelryThese citrine and topaz earrings by Alice Caviness are a colorful and complex design. They 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 that leads me to say that this maker is underrated. These ear clips are just plain fun! Scroll down to see a similar pair of earrings with matching brooch, also by Caviness. Beautiful jewels for women who wear warm colors.$ 185