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, unique, insect-shaped, gold-tone brooch will catch many admiring glances. The brooch is composed of round, marquise and pear-shaped rhinestones in green, aqua, aura borealis as well as light and dark amber colors. The sets are both open and solid-back, prong-mounted. The brooch measures 2" in width, 1 3/4" in length and has a safety clasp mechanism. Near mint condition.
Juliana (DeLizza & Elster) Gold-Tone & Colored Rhinestone "Insect" Brooch