Vibrant Siam red art glass marquises (unfoiled and open backed) pair with cranberry aurora borealis chaton rhinestones in this blossom burst brooch and matching crescent clip earrings set from Weiss, circa 1950s. The reds glow from within while the cranberries work their aurora borealis magic. Spectacular shades and sparks. From it's black diamonds, long stemmed beauties, pave' icing, Christmas tree and butterfly pins, Weiss reigned supreme as a major supplier of American costume jewelry from 1942-1971.
The gold tone set presented includes the brooch, at approximately 2 3/8 inches x 1 7/8 inches with a 3/8 inch profile or height and the clip earrings at about 1 1/16 inches x 1 inch. Red marquises are approximately 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters; largest chatons, about 8 millimeters. Weight of the brooch and earrings demi is 26 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All red art glass marquises free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. Deep Siam red color and glow. All cranberry ab stones retain finish and sparkle. No discolored or dead stones. All soldering secure. Gold tone finish intact, fronts and backs. Pin mechanism and earring clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Each original earring clip is signed: "WEISS". The brooch is not signed but is a definite part of the set. Circa 1950s-1960s.
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