This vintage early Vrba flower brooch combines two layers of ruffled art glass petals in rose and variegated pinks with green accents with two tiers of rhinestones, rose and clear, topped with a huge centered faux pearl and it is an extravaganza . Each petal is a work of art and assembling this multi level beauty must have been a labor of love, the intricacies are mind blowing. The research I've done has led me to believe that these petals are from the 1930s and were made in Italy. The brooch is in excellent vintage condition, the petals are perfect, the gold plating is flawless and the rhinestones dazzle. One tip of one clear rhinestone has darkened slightly, there is nothing else to report. The piece is signed Lawrence Vrba and measures 3 inches in diameter and at 1 5/8 inches in height, has an impressively high profile. This is an awesome Vrba brooch, it's gorgeous and will make even the dreariest day feel sunny.