Vintage Hattie Carnegie rare book piece dress clip duette and its matching earrings make up this dazzling rhinestone set in clear white and emerald green rhinestones in near mint condition; all original, a collector's dream find.
The dazzling rhinestone's settings are covered with mirror reflecting rhodium plating and the assembled duette measures a respectable 2 3/8 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide and 11/16 inch proud. The triangular shaped earrings measure 1 1/4 inches on all three of their sides and both are signed, Carnegie, on their clip backs. The frame of the duette is signed, Hattie Carnegie, in an oval cartouche. This beautiful, classic and striking Carnegie combo; is the perfect accessory for so many occasions, seasons, events and ensembles!
You will find this set displayed FULL page on pg. 115 of Georgiana McCall's book, 'HATTIE CARNEGIE JEWELRY Her Life and Legacy'. In her write up, Ms. McCall states " duet " pins in Carnegie Jewelry are extremely rare and highly collectable; she also states that "The sky would be the limit on this pin for a serious collector ". Interesting note: The mark on the book's pictured duette's frame has the copyright logo, indicating it was was produced after 1955; the duette offered here has no copyright logo indicting it is a piece produced prior to 1955. (K8540)
Duettes are such fun and so versatile (one of my favorite pieces of jewelry); a brooch like any other and then there are the clips when separated can be added to the neckline of a tee top, an A-line dress or try them with chain to wear as a pendant / necklace, add them to the top of a pocket, to a shirt collar or jacket's lapel the possibilities are almost endless, so many pieces of jewelry packed into two clips that make into a brooch and WOW wearable art too!!
....see photo 7, a collection of black and white photos and drawings from '30-40's showing clips worn / color photos showing them today....
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