Exquisite set of floral styled jewelry in sterling silver covered with clear rhinestones. Love how the petals turn up at the edges to add shiny contrast to the rhinestones. The brooch is signed. R. DeRosa and STERLING, The matching clip earrings are marked STERLING PAT Pend. Nice weight to them at 56 grams for the set. Very wearable and highly collectable.
Size: Brooch: 2 inches, Clip Earrings: 1.25 inches; 56 grams; Condition Clear metals, rhinestones are all good. Any glare or discolor is reflection from lights; Circa: 1940s
Ralph DeRosa jewelry, known for beautifully designed floral brooches with rhinestones, some with enameling. Also used combinations of simulated pearls and rhinestones. Unusual designs and choice of stones. l. Founded by Ralph DeRosa, the company was based in New York, NY from 1934 – 1970. Their sterling pieces were made during WWII from 1942 until around 1949.
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