This wonderful vintage brooch is signed DeMario. Robert DeMario was in business from 1945 to 1965. This beautiful brooch is gold tone filigree base with leaves and prong set green rhinestones set into them. From the bottom of the brooch are 3 faceted green crystals that have a topaz color to them also. The brooch measures 2-1/4" x 3" and is in great condition.
Robert DeMario founded his company in New York City in 1945. DeMario worked for Miriam Haskell during the 1940s until he ventured on his own, thus, his creations are sometimes confused with Haskell’s because of the intricacy of the beadwork and pearl designs.
DeMario’s jewelry was distinctive for its clusters of glass beads, pearls and rhinestones on gilt filigree; for his use of faceted Austrian crystal beads and rhinestones and superior craftsmanship and design. His products are usually marked with his name DeMario or DeMario NY.
DeMario’s closed on or about 1965, and Robert DeMario retired to Florida. Since the company’s production was limited, and not in large quantities, DeMario jewelry today is highly collectible and commands high prices.
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