The red badge of courage -- a lustrous golden plated brooch blazing with sumptuous ruby red and cranberry aurora borealis rhinestones. The shield shaped base bursts with red oval shaped rhinestones surrounded by iridescent aurora borealis rhinestone marquises. An articulated drop shimmers with red chaton rhinestones, culminating with a pear shaped red rhinestone drop. Dramatic in size, substance and sparkle, this vintage beauty is as resplendent and relevant as when created.
The brooch measures a generous approximate 3 1/2 inches x 2 3/8 inches with a maximum 3/8 inch profile or height. Oval rhinestones are about 19 millimeters x 14 millimeters; marquises, 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters and chatons, 6 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is approximately 32 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and brilliant, retaining color and select aurora borealis finish. All pronged settings secure. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to stones. Rhinestone fringe and drop aligned and secure. Lustrous gold tone finish, akin to a golden rhodium plate, intact, front and back. Pin mechanism strong and secure. Pin shaft has slight bend not affecting function. Minimal wear. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The brooch is an unsigned beauty from the golden age of rhinestones. Circa 1950s-1960s.
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