I think this is wonderful and I have never seen anything like it. This great brooch came from an elderly womans estate and she loved costume jewelry. Most of her pieces were unusual and fabulous.
This is an unsigned brooch featuring a bamboo design. It was very well made and looks like vermeil over sterling but I cannot find the sterling mark so I am assuming it is goldtone metal. There are 3 rods of bamboo finished in a rich gold metal. The center stalk measures about 3 inches long and the two side stalks measure about 1-1/2 inches long. It measures a slim 1 inch wide.
There is a large true red emerald cut rhinestone featured in the center of the pin. It is set in a substantial bezel and is held in with prongs at each corner. The color is rich true red, clear and in excellent condition.