Smoky quartz color or the so called black diamond look was extremely popular during the 1950s with costume jewelry makers. Eisenberg, along with Weiss pioneered the look, heavily promoting it in print ads of the day. The circular brooch presented, circa 1950s, features the famous Eisenberg rhinestone ribbon or icing overlays and extra faceted dentelle chatons, as well as standard pear shaped and chaton rhinestones. All stones are in the smoky quartz color with settings plated in luxurious platinum toned rhodium.
The brooch measures approximately 2 inches across with a 3/8 inch profile or height. Large dentelle faceted round brilliants are about 8 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is approximately 24 grams.
Condition is very / excellent vintage. All components and stones original and intact. All overlays intact. Stones retain color and sparkle. There is some age related graying or feathering along edges of pear shaped rhinestones. Overall presentation minimally affected. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to stones. All rhodium plate intact, front and back. All soldering secure. Pin mechanism secure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Age commensurate wear. Very good to excellent vintage.
The brooch is signed on reverse: "EISENBERG". Circa 1950s.
Let your jewels go up in smoke. The grayest area of the black diamond look. Eisenberg. At Cody's.
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