Vintage D&E Juliana Peridot & Pink Rhinestone Watermelon Rivoli Brooch Earring Set. This stunning Delizza and Elster watermelon rivoli brooch and earring set dates to the early 1960s. The brooch, in the shape of a curved leaf, measures 3 inches long by 1-1/4 inches wide. Constructed in two layers it is set with a total of 56 rhinestones. It features a large ¾-inches diameter watermelon rivoli which is surrounded by a swirl of large and small chatons in colors or tourmaline, peridot, dark pink AB, light pin AB and light green AB; along with two open-back slender navettes and six open-back navettes of peridot green. The stem is pave set with small peridot green chatons. The sparkle factor is phenomenal! Even when you’re standing still, this thing is flashing! Condition is very, very good. The gold tone is strong and the stones are bright and clean. I note small sliver chips on two of the navettes, but they are not noticed without a search.
The ginormous ear-climbing clip earrings each measure a whopping 1-3/4 inches tall by 7/8 of an inch wide. Each earring sports 12 stones: a ¾-inch diameter watermelon rivoli, 3 peridot navettes, one peridot slender navette, 3 pinkish AB chatons, 3 green AB chatons and a larger peridot green chaton. Of course everything is prong-set and the navettes are set with open backs. The pair’s condition is good. Looking at the top navettes under magnification, some spotty wear can be seen on some of the prongs and the sides of the settings. I believe this is most likely from exposure to hair spray. Mentioned for the sake of accurtacy as in normal viewing circumstances the spots are not noticeable. The earrings are stunning showing strong colors, bright stones and super flash.