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 gold-tone brooch is a combination of open and closed back, prong mounted sets. There are pink marquise and pastel blue round rhinestones; molded glass marquise and leaf shaped pink-to-white sets; pear shaped white-to-clear sets all interspersed and highlighted by two gold-tone leaves. The brooch measures 3 1/4" long; 1 1/4" wide and has a safely clasp mechanism. Near mint condition for your wearing pleasure.
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