Emerald, Sapphire & Golden Topaz 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Hattie Carnegie
Brooch: 2 1/2" x 2 1/4". Earrings: 1 1/4" x 1"
Brooch: "Hattie Carnegie" in script with © on oval cartouche. Earrings: "Carnegie" in script
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.