Featured in the recently released book "Schreiner: Masters of Twentieth Century Costume Jewelry" by Tanenbaum and Townsend, page 170, this piece is described as " ...truly audacious, oversized Asscher cut stones - we have never seen another." Here is another, the color combination is topaz, yellow and clear stones in a japanned setting. Asscher cut is when the underside of an emerald cut (the pavilion) is cut with layers or “steps.” Stunning effect.
Size: 7 x 2" wide; Condition; Very Good - slight wear on back metal in one spot; Circa: 1960
Evolving from a blacksmith to buckle fabricator and then finally to costume jeweler, Henry Schreiner is responsible for designing some of the most intricate and uniquely colorful costume pieces. His work has appeared on the cover of Vogue in the 1950s. The Schreiner of New York brand continued after Henry's death in 1954 with his daughter and son-in-law until the late 1970s. Schreiner pieces are coveted by collectors.
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