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 beautiful Juliana brooch, circa 1950's, consists of a huge, oval, smoke crystal, faceted, bezel mounted and open backed, at the top of the piece. There are two rows of graduated, round, diamond and citrine rhinestones starting near the top of the brooch and continuing down and around. The brooch measures 1 3/4" in length, 1 3/4" in width with safety clasp mechanism. Near mint condition with fabulous color.
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