Vintage Juliana D&E CROSS Red Rhinestone Drape Ball Chains Brooch has a gun metal finish and unique cross arms that look like the spread wings of a bird. The feathers give the illusion of marcasites with the pointed dots dimensional construction. Center oval faceted red rhinestone is surrounded with a ring of clear chatons. Ten small support lines allow the central stone to appear suspended. At the bottom cross arm, dangles a Star of Bethlehem with a topaz rhinestone. The dangle hook uses the DeLizza & Elster square wire ring. A triple row of cascading drape chains in a dot dash style adds nice movement to the brooch. The brooch presents some wonderful Christian symbolism. This exciting figural brooch is a new find and you may see an example of this chain style in "DeLizza & Elster, Memoirs of A Fashion Jewelry Manufacturer" by Frank Delizza. Mr. DeLizza has confirmed this brooch.
Measurements: 2.5 Inch Across X 3 5/8 Inches Long
Condition: Lovely Vintage - Like New - Tight Pin Clasp