The Hobe company was established in Paris in the mid 19th Century as fine jewelers,and the tradition was continued by successive generations.During the 1920's,a descendant William Hobe ,who was a partner in a firm making beaded costumes for the stage,received a commission from Ziegfeld to make expensive looking and dramatic stage jewelry.In the tradition of real jewelry but using inexpensive materials. Subsequently the Hobe jewelry business developed a distinctive style of fashion jewelry.All exquisitely hand made by traditional techniques used in making fine jewelry, This is a large 2 1/2 inch in diameter brooch in sapphire and clear rhinestones .Matching earrings are clip back. All pieces are marked Hobe. All the stones are in spectacular condition. I do consider offers and will combine shipping for multiple orders.