I absolutely love this piece - it's so much prettier in person than my pictures depict. This domed brooch is beautifully designed and features two tiers of deep blue, tear drop shaped rhinestones. The real focal point is the huge, gorgeous, phenomenal faceted crystal that sits atop the brooch. It is just wonderful. Large, emerald cut and stunning, this crystal will take your breath away. It may very well be a rock crystal quartz, but since I didn't have it analyzed by my jeweler, I'm not making any claims. However, it has all the shine and sparkle of these amazing stones. The piece dates to the 1940s and is gold vermeil over sterling silver. These old Vogue pieces are very collectible and if you aren't familiar with them, keep an eye out for them. They are fantastic.
The brooch measures 2-1/4 inches in height and 2 inches in width. It has a depth of about 1/1/4 inches. The center crystal measures 1 inch by 3/4 of an inch. It is signed "Vogue" and "Sterling" in plaques on the back. This piece will not disappoint!