This brooch is very substantial in size and weight! The design of the brooch is very simplistic but stunning just the same. This brooch is heavily gold plated and elegant....and, obviously, because of it's dramatic dimensions, it's not for the faint of heart! This is not your usual little shell brooch.....but, instead a very bold rendition of a well used design. Ciner is a company well known for it's fabulous jewelry and most notably, this company did make beautiful faux jewelry that was worn by a woman who once possessed some of the most coveted genuine jewels in the world....Dame Elizabeth Taylor!
Condition: Very Good
I was tempted to give this brooch and "Excellent" condition, because when you have this pinned on your coat lapel, dress or sweater, no one will notice the two issues I'm going to mention. On the large end of the shell, there is a slight surface mark in the plating....this does not appear to be a scratch and could have been done during the plating process. The second issue is a small rough spot on the surface which could have been caused by wear. The plating is in excellent condition and the catch is secure.
From Tip to Tip of Shell: 4 ½"
Width at Thickest Section: 2"
This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).