Star and Staret jewelry was originally produced by the Star Novelty Company, Inc of Chicago. The company began making costume pieces marked "Star" in 1925 -1940. The company changed its name to "Staret" in the 1940's. Known for exuberant design and exceptional use of enameling and high quality rhinestones. The company ceased operations in 1947.
This lovely creation, circa late1940's, portrays a large cluster of grapes hanging in a vineyard. Two detailed embossed leaves with stem holds the prong-set, foiled, diamond rhinestone grapes in open-back mountings. The brooch measures measures 2 3/4"" in length, 2" in width and has a safety clasp mechanism. Stamped "Staret" on the leaf. The condition is excellent vintage with no missing rhinestones and very little if any metal wear. The rhinestones have turned lightly milky, but still have good glimmer. Wonderful piece.