Known for its use of Swarovski crystals and colored stones, as well as superior craftsmanship and attention to detail, Eisenberg & Sons was one of the most highly regarded costume jewelry manufacturers in the 1930s and '40s. The company was famous for its replicas of 18th-century fine jewelry, which appeared authentic right down to the pewter-colored metal. Eisenberg also produced stunning figurals, often set in sterling silver.
Today, collectors can recognize an authentic piece of vintage Eisenberg jewelry by its mark. The words "Eisenberg Original" were used from roughly 1935 to 1945, while just plain "Eisenberg" or "Eisenberg Ice" was used from about 1945 to 1950's. To make matters more complicated, silver pieces made from 1943 to 1948 were called "Eisenberg Sterling" and some Eisenberg pieces created between 1952 and 1970 have no trademark stamp at all.
This fabulous Eisenberg Ice demi-parure, circa 1950, is elegance with dynamic styling and bling. The pieces are composed of graduated sizes of round and marquise diamond rhinestones which are prong mounted in silver-tone metal. The stones decorating the delicate, embossed ribbons are not prong mounted. The necklace which measures 17" in total length is adjustable up to 14" so it can be worn as a choker if desired. The center piece on the necklace measures 3" in length and 1" in width, The clip earrings measure 1 1/4" by 1" in size; the clips are tight and secure. All three pieces are stamped in block letters "Eisenberg Ice" with the copyright symbol. Excellent, near mint condition with no issues and loads of sparkle.
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