Venus Flame set features a dazzling brooch pendant and matching earrings.
Brooch pendant is composed of a large center Hyacinth chaton rhinestone surrounded by smaller topaz chaton stones. Framing these stones are alternating sparkling green and hyacinth chatons, with the green stones being slightly larger than the orangey hyacinths. Outer layer is comprised of alternating hyacinth chatons and olivine green navette stones. On this level if you look closely you will see smaller hyacinth chatons peeping out from under the turned up metal flame leaves that semi cover them. The glimmer they throw off is seen more with movement or when viewing the brooch from different angels.
Clusters of leaves are interspersed on all levels of this piece. Back of brooch has both a pin assembly as well as a push in loop for a chain so that it can be worn as a pendant.
Earrings have the same design elements as the brooch and measure roughly 1-1/4”. Backs are clip ons.
Brooch measures 2-1/8” diameter and has a lovely rise of 3/4” when laid flat. Stones on all pieces are alive and fiery. They are also prong set. This set is verified and referenced in Ann Pitman’s Juliana Reference Delizza and Elster Identification and Value Guide.
On the brooch, the outer metal leaf groupings are in sets of three leaves to a group. One grouping has only two leaves. Very hard to notice unless you count each leaf grouping. All pieces are in excellent condition other than the leaves mentioned above. Earrings show a little wear on the backs as can be expected.