Ralph Polcini, a goldsmith, emigrated to the US from Italy and founded the Polcini Company in 1911. The name was changed to Leading Jewelery Mfg Co in 1949. The short version of the name is Ledo. After Polcini died the company went to his son Damon who changed the name to Polcini in the 1960s. The company produced the highest quality and workmanship usually Art Deco designs and used the highest quality rhinestones and gold and rhodium plate which has the look of genuine jewelry.
This phenomenal set consists of a 2 1/4" brooch, domed shaped with the main center area full of tiny clear rhinestone in a Rhodium Plated setting. The outer area of the brooch features large and small faceted oval Ruby red rhinestones, all prong set. The center has a stunning large faceted oval Ruby red rhinestone.
The earrings feature a Ruby red stone in between the sizes on the brooch, oval in shape, prong set and surrounded by ribbons of pave` set stones in a Rhodium Plated setting. The thick Rhodium plating on the brooch is pristine and on the earrings as well.
The brooch and one earring is trademarked Polcini©. Both earrings have Patent number 156452 which is a patent number for 1949 and is for the clip mechanism only. Since the earrings and brooch are trademarked Polcini, we know that they were produced after 1960.
The set is in wonderful vintage condition with some cloudiness of the clear stones that can be seen with a loupe. When holding in your hand, there is not a more beautiful set in Art Deco style.
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