This beautiful crystal clear Weiss rhinestone demi-parure of brooch and earrings is constructed in a wondrously symmetric and radiant sunburst design quite typical of the Art Deco style Weiss favored and executed so well! The brooch was introduced as part of the Albert Weiss 1965 fall collection and was featured in the Fall, 1965 issue of Vogue magazine at an original price of $10.00 (please refer to photo three). The ad reads, "If these were genuine diamonds, you might not be able to wear them this fall – aren't you glad there's an Albert Weiss?" True to its word, and due in no small part to Weiss's penchant for using only the best Austrian rhinestones, over forty years later every rhinestone in this gorgeous demi is still crystal clear, with no yellowing, cloudiness, darkening, or pepper flakes.
Measuring an impressive 2 7/16" in diameter, the fabulous brooch is just as exciting in its sunburst design and construction. Comprised of sparkling bright slender navettes that radiate out from three rows of inset tiny prong-set brilliants, the brooch is dominated by a massive, raised, crystal clear, central chaton. The imported Austrian rhinestones for which Weiss is acclaimed have been hand-set into a flawless, thick and creamy, silver-toned, rhodium-plated, setting.
The elegant clip earrings reprise the sunburst design of the brooch, with eight slender navettes emanating from a smaller crystal clear chaton all set in silvertone rhodium plate. Measuring 1 ¼" in diameter, there is slight plate loss on the back of one clip. The Weiss hang-tag is included with the earrings showing an original selling price of $6.00 for the pair!
In near mint condition, all pieces in this fabulous demi are hallmarked, WEISS. This is a truly magnificent set!
I guarantee this beautiful jewelry to be authentic vintage Weiss and not a contemporary reproduction.
Each piece of your beautiful vintage costume jewelry will be sent to you wrapped in archival quality, acid-free tissue paper and placed in a gift box tied with ribbon.
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Weiss Sunburst Crystal Clear Navette and Chaton Rhinestone Demi Brooch Earrings