This Eisenberg Ice Christmas Tree Brooch or Pin is bedazzled in no less than 27 prong set glistening crystals in varying shades of red, green champagne pink, yellow, clear and light blue. It boasts 15 colored stones that are 5mm wide and 12 sparkling clear stones of 2mm each. The tree itself measure 2 5/8 inches tall, 1 ½ inches wide at it's widest point.
Atop the tree we see a traditional star with a center white crystal. Cascading down form it are what reminds me of the old time strings of beads hung in loops around the colored stones that are its Christmas Balls, and interspersed between most of these loops are the tiny white crystals that look just like twinkling lights when the pin is moved in the light.
Turning it over we see the EISENBERG ICE (c) trademark and the delicate construction that went into this brooch. The pin itself has a very slight wiggle but I stress “slight” and only mention it because I like you to know everything. The thumb clasp closure is in perfect working order and will stay secure.
All stones are present and as bright and dazzling as the day they were set. I can not find any marks, scratches or conditions to tell you about and that is a testament to the construction of Eisenberg jewelry and the pins previous owner.
FYI: The Estate sale was for items owned by William and Susan Ecenbarger.
William won the Pulitzer Prize for General news in 1980 for his outstanding reporting of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident coverage. (TMI to us locals)
He was a reporter and and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer in his day and also Freelanced with his work having been published in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Esquire, Audubon and other leading newspapers and magazines.
William wrote historical books too; “Walkin' the Line: A Journey from Past to Present Along the Mason-Dixon”, published in 2000 and “Glory by the Wayside: The Old Churches of Hawaii which was co-authored by his wife Susan (who also did the principal photography for the book). This was released in 2008. He not only won the Pulitzer, but in his writing career he also won the George Polk Aware, and the Lowell Thomas Travel Writer of the Year among others.
I am assuming that Susan was the collector of the fabulous jewelry I saw there. Be sure to find the other offerings of Eisenberg Weiss and Pell that I have for you here in my shop.
Comes in a gift box and a Lux presentation bag for gifting to a friend. (or yourself)75