This is a signed Van Dell brooch dating to the 1960's - 1970's. It is designed as three rings held together by ropes. The top portion is smooth gold filled and the lower portion is twisted rope gold filled. On the reverse is a small gold tone plaque with V.D. (Van Dell) 12K GF. The closure is a safety locking clasp soldered to the frame with a straight pin stem. This brooch is in very good condition. Size is 1 3/8 inches in diameter.
The Van Dell Corporation was founded in 1943 in Providence, RI producing high quality costume jewelry. The company was sold to Hallmark in 1970 and in 1988 became a part of Calibri and is still in production today.
Signed V.D. 12K gold filled circular triple ring Brooch