Brooch: 3 1/2" x 1"; dress clip: 1 5/8" x 1"; earrings: 1 3/8" x 1"
"PAT. PEND" on brooch/clip mechanism; Hobé on earring clips
Marquis-shaped deep sapphire glass stones are accented with round emerald and aquamarine glass stones to form this large late-1950s double-clip brooch and earrings set by the second generation of Hobé designers. An arch of square-cut emerald glass stones at the center of the brooch remains in place when the dress clips are removed from the mechanism. The shape of the dress clips and matching earrings reminds me of Christmas trees. The color combination is late 1950s to 1960s — the early days of Mad Men. This set is definitely unusual!