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 brooch will be a staple for both your casual & formal attire. The brooch portrays a large floral blossom composed of a background row of black prong-set beads and in the foreground a circle of slender, white prong-set navettes. The blossom is supported by a gold-tone stem and leaf with accenting black and white sets. The piece measures 3 1/2" in length, 1 1/2" in width and has a safety clasp mechanism. Near mint condition.
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