Diamanté & Sterling Ciro Brooch or Pair of Clips
2" x 3/4"
"CIRO ENGLAND STERLING"
This fine vintage Ciro brooch is a dainty and exceptionally well-made piece, probably from the early-1940s. The design of furled sterling silver ribbons set with diamanté reflects the romanticism of that decade. Although this jewel bears Ciro’s mark, the piece was made by an unknown French or German company. Like the jewelry of many high-end retailers, Ciro’s was designed, produced and stamped with their logo by various manufacturers whose work was commissioned. The trombone clasp is a clue to the country of origin. Wear this lovely piece as a brooch or as separate dress clips. This double clip brooch is the only one I’ve seen with a brooch mechanism that frames the entire piece. Ciro jewels are hard to date and were not inexpensive.