Ruby & Sterling Flower Brooch by Hess-Appel
3 3/4" x 1 1/2"
1944-1946 (based on mark and use of sterling, per Brunialti)
This brooch is a wonderful statement piece that’s just right for today’s style. A large, beautifully-faceted, cushion-cut ruby-glass flower stands tall with curled sterling silver leaves and stem. The size and gracefulness are hallmarks of the 1940s Retro Modern style. This piece by Hess-Appel is signed with their Jollé trademark (without the accent, which was used only in their advertisements). This tall jewel closes with a roll-over safety clasp. You can easily remove the age-appropriate patina if you wish.