Heraldic shield brooch features an enameled crest in the center, surrounded by an ornate gold plated setting. It is unsigned, however, this style brooch was featured in Volume 2 of Jacqueline Rehmann's book entitled "Classic American Costume Jewelry." The book piece is signed "Reinad New York".
Reinad began operations in 1922 when the company worked exclusively in jewelry and ornaments for the garment trade. In 1941 the firm began selling its first retail collection comprised mainly of enameled and jeweled pins in flower or novelty designs. Reinad produced high quality, rare, and most sought after of all costume jewelry.
The company produced some designs under their own name, but they were primarily a jobber/wholesale facility producing jewelry for many companies such as Boucher, Hattie Carnegie, and Eisenberg.