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Sapphire & Diamanté 1940s Bow Pennino Brooch

Sapphire & Diamanté 1940s Bow Pennino Brooch

USD$295.00

Additional information

Maker

Pennino Bros.

Size

2 3/8" x 1 3/8"

Condition

Excellent

Date

Late-1940s? (based on non-use of sterling)

Marks

"PENNINO"

The design and construction of this Pennino brooch from the late-1940s is so fine that I bought it for myself. Now I’m reluctantly offering it to a new home. The top layer features a pavé ribbon of rhodium-plated metal that’s edged with faceted, oval sapphire-glass stones topped with tiny diamanté, and cinched in the center with two tones of metal. The bottom layer is a rhodium-plated larger bow. It’s edged with thin rays ending with collet-set, tiny sapphire stones. The two layers are connected with a tiny screw, and the pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Pennino pieces are always exceptional, and this one is superb. Its quality rivals that of fine jewelry, but this one is available for a fraction of the cost! Scroll down to see a variation of this design in rose-gold with amethysts.

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