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 fantastic, over-the-top, silver-tone and diamond rhinestone brooch, circa 1950's, will be sure to turn heads in your direction. Resembling a swirling comet with long extended tail it features various size, prong-set, clear rhinestones, in round, marquise and baguette shapes in a three-layer design. The brooch measures 3 1/2" in length, 1 3/4" in width with safety clasp mechanism. There are no damages, missing or darkening stones; near mint condition. A beauty.