Very dimensional, this large hat pin features a rhinestone'd flower decoration, as well as additional rhinestone-tipped sprigs. It has a large fluted brim and a high box. Matching screw-back fluted earrings feature miniature flowers of their own, with rhinestones. Brooch is marked STERLING inside of box portion; each earring is marked STERLING on the ear screw. Pin is 2.5" across; earrings are 1" across. Rhinestones are all present, appear to be original, and are well-preserved. Excellent condition. Time period: 1940s.
The hat brooch may be seen on page 223 of "Warman's Jewelry, 5th Edition," by Christie Romero. The brooch in the book says sterling vermeil, but this brooch is clearly marked "Sterling."
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