This signed DeMario brooch and clip earring set features the iconic DeMario / Haskell style of the mid century. This set reflects the "Haskell style" look with carnival glass cabochons, warm brown rhinestones, and gold tone flower petals and leaves. The backing is a gold tone filigree setting. The earrings also include all of these same elements. If you love classic Haskell styling, this set by her contemporary, Robert DeMario, is the one for you.
Measurements: The pin is 2.25 inches (5.7 cm) in diameter. Each clip earring is 1.25 inches tall and 1 inch wide.
Condition: This set is like a grand dame - gorgeous and well loved, but definitely vintage. The cabochons and rhinestones look very good. The metal shows dark streaks related to the gold plating wearing in places. The back of the earrings are particularly darkened. Please review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Marks: The pin is signed "DeMARIO N.Y." on a cartouche in the center back. The clip backs are also stamped "DEMARIO." The use of aurora borealis rhinestones dates this to post 1955.
DeMario worked for Miriam Haskell during the early 1940s and many of his designs, like this one, are very similar to hers. DeMario's jewelry often used glass beads, faux pearls and rhinestones. DeMario opened his own company in 1945 and closed about 1965. Production was limited and quality high end, making his pieces highly collectible.
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Vintage DeMario Flower and Carnival Cabochon Brooch and Clip Earring Set