Weiss ruffle style pin / brooch and earrings set is perhaps one of the most spectacular we have ever seen -- and we have seen lots of Weiss jewelry over the years! The pin is layered with two rows of prong-set elongated navette rhinestones in deep blue and raspberry color. The outer layer is all elongated navettes angled down. The second layer is elongated navettes alternating with smaller red navettes angled up. The center is a melange of rhinestones in pear-shapes of emerald green color, deep peridot green and purple with teal, emerald green and deep blue round rhinestones, some in fancy, multi-prong settings. There is a central purple navette rhinestone and three zoned cabochons of graduated sizes in raspberry and milky blue that have a moonstone-like effect. The matching earrings are a combination of fuchsia, deep blue, emerald green rhinestones with three cabochons in graduated sizes that match the ones in the center of the pin. The pin measures a very generous 2-3/4" round and has a safety closure. It is signed, "WEISS" in an oval applied signature plaque on the reverse of the pin. The earrings measure approximately 1-1/8" round and have sturdy and secure clips that retain their original tension and are signed, "WEISS" on each clip. We have never seen another Weiss set like this. Perhaps this may be a prototype set because the pin has an outer pattern of three blue elongated navette rhinestones alternating with a raspberry colored elongated navette rhinestone. This pattern is interrupted by a section in which seven rhinestones in a row are all blue and we think this is the way the pin was made. This can only be noticed by closely examining the pin's design and construction. One of the raspberry elongated navettes seems set upside down as well. We would, therefore, rate the Condition as Very Good/Excellent. Possibly an attempt to mimic the Schreiner ruffle pins by a designer, we believe the set dates to the 1960s. An amazing find and a stunning set for the discriminating collector!
Weiss Pin Earrings Set, Ruffle Style Pin Special Rhinestones
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