Hobe's high-quality pieces lived up to its advertising slogan...'Jewels of Legendary Splendor'. And they still do.
This vintage pin is fantastic with a design that's somewhere between an exotic flower and a flaming torch. The gilded metal holds small faceted clear crystal stones that are prong set. Tucked inside of that, are offshoots of faceted faux ruby pastes in navette shapes. They alternate with rows of smoky glass navettes. The flower has a look of being layered.
The pin measures 1 by 3 1/4 inches. The signature HOBE hallmark is on the back...it was used from 1958 through the 1970s. A couple of stones have darkened with age but all are intact and still full of sparkle. The metal is bright. The rollover clasp on the back works securely. Very good vintage condition. It's a gorgeous HOBE original.
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