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 beautiful Eisenberg Ice brooch, circa 1950, is dynamic in style and bling. It is composed of graduated sizes of round, pear and marquise shaped diamond rhinestones mounted in silver-tone metal. The floral swag motif is created with the use of huge, prong-mounted. round, pear and marquise shaped diamond rhinestones creating the floral blossoms. Delicate ribbons and leaves with smaller non prong-mounted rhinestones complete this lovely creation. The brooch measures 2 3/8" in length, 2 1/4" in width and has a safety clasp mechanism. The brooch is stamped "Eisenberg Ice" in block letters with a copyright symbol. Excellent, near mint condition with no issues and loads of sparkle