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 gold-tone brooch will be a staple for both your casual & formal attire. The brooch portrays three branches of four or five white glass marquise-shaped leaves with diamond rhinestone blossom at the base and a single diamond rhinestone nestled among the white leaves. All the sets are solid-back, prong-mounted. The piece measures 3" in length, 1 1/2" in width and has a safety clasp mechanism. Near mint condition.
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