This is a Delizza and Elster by Juliana cameo brooch. The Roman female head cameo is done in shades of iridescent blues and pinks, superimposed on a transparent topaz oval. The oval is surrounded by marquise, topaz rhinestones and amber chatons. This is a lovely, classic brooch with that extra bling that marks it as a Juliana beauty!
In Katerina Musetti's book, The Art of Juliana Jewelry, she devotes a chapter to cameos. This two color female cameo is shown in several of her photos, with one superimposed on a green background shown on page 73. It is very close to this one in design features. On page 71 is a full parure that includes the same cameo figure (with a different rhinestone design around the edges); it still has the Julian hang tag still attached.
Measurements: The brooch is approximately 2.25 inches tall by 2 inches wide with a horizontal pin back.
Condition: The brooch is in excellent vintage condition. Please review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Marks: Delizza and Elster pieces came with paper hang-tags (long gone) and are identified by key characteristics or else reference guides. Based on Musetti's book, this brooch appears to be a true "Juliana" piece. It has the design characteristics that clearly identify it as a Delizza and Elster piece (figure 8 puddling, directly attached pin back, 4 prong settings, etc.)
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Vintage DeLizza & Elster Juliana Clear Iridescent Cameo Brooch / Pin
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