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 show-stopping, circa 1980's, Juliana pendant necklace is sure to get attention for the lady who is wearing it. The pendant is composed of four embossed cross-bars which are decorated on the ends and where they cross by prong-set diamond rhinestones. In the center is a huge oval watermelon rhinestone, one inch in length, surrounded by a row of additional prong-set diamond rhinestones. The pendant measures 3" X 3" and the link chain measures 18" in total length and has a crab claw closure mechanism. Near mint condition.
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