Designer William DeLizza and Harold Elster founded the D & E Company in 1947 and it closed in the late 1990's. By 1953 the 'Juliana' line of unmarked jewelry was being produced. For only two years, 1967-1969, the pieces were marked with a hang tag. There are some identifying clues to Juliana pieces - figure eight puddling of soldering , attached pin assembly, prong-set stones, odd numbers used in construction and wire reinforcement to list some. They also made jewelry for many of the major costume jewelry companies of the era to their individual specifications.
This lovely emerald green and green aurora borealis rhinestone brooch is set with navette, tear-drop, pear, baguette and round shaped stones in various sizes. With the exception of the three AB stones, all the stones are unfoiled and mounted in open-back settings. Measuring an impressive 2 3/4" long and 1 1/2" wide, safety clasp closure, gold-tone findings and all stones are prong set. Original, near mint condition for your enjoyment.
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