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 Juliana brooch, circa 1950's, consists of two separate layers of rhinestones. The bottom layer has three large oval open back amber crystals and groups of round, solid back amber rhinestones. The top layer consists of four flowers composed of six round, solid back amber rhinestones with an emerald rhinestone center. All the stones are prong-set and the 3-dimensional image allows the light reflection on all the sets. The six-pointed star shape measures 2 3/8" across and has a safety clasp mechanism. Near mint condition with rich colors.
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