Each measuring 1 3/4" wide and 1 1/2" long these beautiful Butterflies by DeLizza & Elster may just make your heart flutter when you hold them in your hand.
Both are adorned with 25 sparkling clear Swarovski stones in varying sizes. Round stones measure at 3mm and 6mm, with the long Marquis measuring 10mm are placed in bright silver colored metal.
Curled, sculpted, silver colored, antennas are securely soldered to each piece. Both bowed pin assemblies are in perfect working order and will hold securely.
Condition: Stone faces are free of scratches, the metal has no scars or marks not already there from manufacture. A few of the stones are not as clear as when new. This is more than likely caused by the paste, or silvering on the back of the clear stones meant to help reflect light, aging. However, because DeLizza & Elster used high quality, multi faceted stones they still produce an abundance of sparkle and shine when introduced to light. You will not be displeased I assure you.
These pins have been extensively researched, checked and double checked by me as well as asking the opinion of another knowledgeable dealer. All information indicates that these are truly by DeLizza & Elster. I came by this conclusion by reason of construction. High quality faceted stones were used. Puddling of solder is a consistent indication of construction by D&E. Bowed pin findings, soldered into place were also used by D&E on some examples. The antenna used for the butterflies has been used as decorative embellishments on other D&E pieces. And the fact that these pieces are not flat, but curved all indicate that they were manufactured by DeLizza & Elster.
If you would like more information on confirming this kind of jewelry you can Google, DeLizza & Elster Vintage Jewelry Identification. There are folks that have talked with Frank DeLizza himself and confirmed many here to fore unknown pieces as well as giving oodles of identification information. There are also some wonderful books by a few of these same folks that you can study too.
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