Self taught jewelry designer Patricia Locke began her career in 1971. Her first creations were made from gold and sterling silver. Her designs are greatly influenced by architecture and archaeology and make use of both positive and negative space. Patricia Locke jewelry designs encourage self expression and are often geometric, organic and contemporary. All of her jewelry is handcrafted by artisans near Chicago, Illinois.
This wonderful brooch from the late 1990s early 2000s is a great example of Patricia Locke designs in that it displays all of the qualities that you would expect from this well known jewelry designer. The brooch incorporates both geometric and architectural influences as well as some lovely Swarovski crystals(rounds, ovals, rectangles, pears, marquises and squares) in neutral colors of citrine brown, gray, black, peachy champagne and clear. The metal finding is gold tone with an antiqued finish, not a shiny yellow gold finish. There is a locking C-Clasp that is in good working order. The piece is rather weighty for it’s size. This is a fabulous find for a collector of Patricia Locke jewelry. Sadly, Patricia Locke passed away on February 19, 2015.
Condition: Very Good
There are no issues to note regarding the condition of this brooch. The marks on the back of the brooch are more visible in the photograph than they actually appear in person and are from the casting of the piece. These marks are not due to any wear or damage to the brooch.
The brooch is signed on the back with the designer’s name, Patricia Locke.
2” High x 1 3/4” Wide
This seller is a proud member of The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG) and The Costume Society of America (CSA).
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