Glass cabochons in pink and aqua mimic the star sapphire effect via pressed molded faceted bottoms in this marvelous '50s vintage gold tone brooch and earring demi. Rhinestone and art glass marquises fan out in complementing shades of aqua and pink with the addition of peridot in the brooch. Some marquises are foiled and closed back, others unfoiled and open backed. All cabs and selected marquises are dog tooth pronged in high rise basket settings. Star sapphire effect in specialty stone cabs showcases wonderful burst of color while topside luster reflects. In tandem with rhinestones and art glass marquises -- a stupendous star studded event.
The brooch measures approximately 2 inches across with a 3/8 inch profile (slight dome). Matching clip earrings are about 1 1/4 inches x 1 inch. Glass cabs are approximately 12 millimeters; marquises, 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters. Weight of the brooch and earrings set is about 40 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All glass cabs free from chips, nicks, cracks, scratches or breaks. All rhinestones intact, retaining color and sparkle. All stones secure. All prongs intact. Gold tone finish intact, fronts and backs. All soldering secure. Pin mechanism and earring clips strong and secure. Clean. No damage / no repair. Excellent vintage.
The set is an unsigned beauty. Circa 1950s.
Star light. Star bright. Star sapphire tonight. At Cody's.
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