This brooch is unbelievably beautiful and heavy. It is done in Rose and Yellow Gold over Sterling. Two "Pine Cones" come out on either side of a ribbon that has another raised ribbon that is encrusted with Pave set rhinestones. Each Pine Cone is domed in the oval center which is loaded with gorgeous large White Rhinestones. Beautiful Rose Gold cut and curved metal work goes around 3/4's of the White centers. Joining the Pine Cones through the ribbon are two outside ribbons of Rose Gold and a center of Silver set with a row of rhinestones graduating in size. Two decorative swirls of Rose Gold adorn the inside. This is done in three pieces. The center of the cones are screwed in two places on the back and decorative rhinestone top is screwed in the back. This beauty can be seen in Green on page 179 of Deanna Farneti Cera's book "Jewels of Fantasy Costume Jewelry of the 20th Century" It is marked Pennino and Sterling on the back.
SIZE & CONDITION: This stunning piece is just over 2 3/4" high by 2 1/4" wide, is quite heavy and is in Good condition. There is some wear to the Gold plating and light scratches to the finish. You can see this in my photos. Some of the rhinestones have a yellow tinge but all are incredibly sparkling. The pin has a roll over safety which stays nicely in place.
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