An Albert Weiss signed articulated brooch and earring set in a spectacular olive rhinestone and beaded antiqued goldtone setting. The prong set stones are perfect. The sparkle is perfect. The settings are perfect. Breathtaking, really. In the 1950's Weiss was doing so well that the company contracted out to HOLLYCRAFT to help with production. I am going to make an educated guess and say that these pieces may very well be part of that output. The settings are the rich burnt gold with black antiquing that HOLLYCRAFT is known for. The mid 1950's timeframe is suggested by the gorgeous aurora borealis stones used in the surrounds. (Weiss and Kramer AND DIOR LOVED aurora borealis stones. Well, you know Dior invented them along with the Swarovski company.)
The brooch is 3" x 2" and the clip earrings are 1 1/4" in diameter. The largest clear olive stones are 11 mm in diameter. They are multifaceted and the central brooch stone is gold foiled. The navettes are open back and sparkling. The hand set stones are in gold tiny beaded hoops antiqued settings. The brooch is articulated - twice. All pieces are signed. 1950's. Familial BOOK PIECE. The sister earrings are on page 132 of COSTUME JEWELRY collector guide by Judith Miller.
PERFECT VINTAGE over 40 years old. May have been worn once.
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Rarity in a world of the mundane. Good design has no boundaries in either time or space.