DESCRIPTION: The costume jewelry of Monet is an American success story. The firm became the center of the national jewelry-making industry that influenced and merged individual style, casual fashion, and the elegance of timeless pieces that last for generations.
This unusual gold tone costume jewelry brooch is bold and of moderne design. The burst features both brushed and solid gold tone that complements the design. Of a substantial size and perfectly weighted, the brooch measures 2” x 2-1/4” and glimmers in natural light and shines in sunlight. This brilliant brooch is quite a statement piece. Vintage Monet pieces are triple-plated and with proper care, the gold tone finish will last for generations.
The security clasp is a locking C-clasp. This unusual vintage Monet brooch adds a unique layer of fashion to any garment or outfit.
This vintage brooch hails from an era when faux gold was all the rage, statement pieces defined fashion, and earrings were big and bold.
WHY I LIKE IT: We love brooches! I typically wear one with both casual and evening wear simply because vintage costume jewelry is always fashionable and noticed. It may be a nod to the past but a very deliberate nod that redefines moderne. We especially love the design combination of textured and solid gold tone.
Backstamp(s): (c) Monet
Artist’s Signature: none
CIRCA: 1956 – 1970s
DIMENSIONS: 2” length x 2-1/4”
CONDITION: Excellent. Remarkable condition for age and obviously a piece that was gently used on special occasions, if worn at all. Slight manufacturing anomalies that do not detract.
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