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 diamond rhinestones as well as large emerald and marquise cut sets. All the larger sets are prong mounted in silver-tone metal. The small diamond rhinestones decorating the delicate ribbons on the brooch are not prong mounted. The brooch measures 2 1/2" in length, 1 3/4" in width with a safety clasp mechanism. The clip earrings measure 1 1/4" by 3/4" in size with tight and secure clips. The brooch is stamped in block letters "Eisenberg Ice" and copyright symbol; the earrings are not marked. Excellent, near mint condition with no issues and loads of sparkle.