Stupendous. As far from generic as you can get. HOBE' delivers BIG time with this totally entrancing rhinestone and obelisk art glass brooch and earrings demi. In lustrous silvertone the two inch square brooch has three tiers or steps of rhinestone baguettes and each side with the base and top in clear and center in aquamarine. Base corner chaton and top corner slant baguette stones are in sapphire blue. The pie'ce de re'sistance is the sapphire blue, bezel and prong set, bevel cut art glass obelisk. The specialty four sided stone measures an incredible approximate 7/8 inch square and rises to about 7/8 inch. Certainly as close to couture as it gets. The matching clip earrings follow the color scheme with baguettes set both horizontally and vertically. Center obelisks are scaled to earring size.
The brooch measures about 2 inches square. The profile on this piece is an incredible approximate 1 3/8 inches. The brooch is substantial and heavy. As the pin shaft is soldered is appears that the brooch may be worn in the diamond shape or points up. The matching clip earrings are about 1 1/8 inches square with clipped corners. Profile is approximately 5/8 inch. The clips on the earrings are soldered at corners, intending they be worn in the diamond shape. The earring retain their original signature rubber roller balls oft used on Hobe' earring clips.
Condition of this set is excellent vintage. I would date the demi to around the late 1950s into the 1960s. Silvertone finishes intact. Pin back and earring clips secure. All rhinestone intact and brilliant. Amazingly all the obelisks are free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks with spectacular sapphire color. The bevels on these art glass obelisks absorb and reflect light, casting cobalt colors beyond belief. Truly some of Hobe''s finest work. No damage / no repairs. This is an authentic vintage set. While it is in excellent vintage condition, it may not appear new. Of course, what vintage lover wants new when we can have the best that vintage has to offer. Hobe' provides just what the doctor ordered with this outstanding demi.
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