GOLD MESH & RHINESTONE BROOCH signed Hattie Carnegie. Pieces consists of gold colored pave rhinestones surrounded by gold tone mesh. This set does not appear to have been worn. Brooch measures 3-1/4" long and 1-1/2" wide. Clip Ons measure 1-3/4" down ear lobe and are 1/2" wide.
Hattie Carnegie was born in Vienna, Austria in 1886 and emigrated to the United States at the age of 6. In the early 1900's, Carnegie and Rose Roth opened several dress and hat shops in New York City. Carnegie designed hats while Roth sewed dresses. Success in retail led to her founding her own company, Hattie Carnegie, Inc. Her company designed and manufactured the jewelry that complimented the dresses. Carnegie did not follow fine jewelry trends, they were her original creations. Her jewelry was always expensive. Joan Crawford was known to wear much of Hattie Carnegie's jewelry.