Mimi di Nascemi, originally from Italy, began producing her own jewelry line in 1962 in NYC after associations with Schiaparelli, DeMario, Scassi and Brania. Although unclear, operations most likely ceased in the 1970s-1980s.
The brooch presented, circa 1960s-1970s, worn in a diamond shape features four separate convex domes with raised metal borders. Squares are soldered together a various levels to create dynamic dimension. Centers of each square have a finely textured, black matte enamel like base. High profile black matte cups encase super brilliant dentelle faceted clear chatons. Brooch base is in gold tone. The modern interpretation of the ubiquitous rhinestone brooch ala Mimi di N.
The brooch is (as worn and measured from point to point) 2 1/4 inches across with a 1/2 inch profile or height. Dentelle (extra faceted) chaton rhinestones are 11 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is approximately 24 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All black matte surfaces intact and free from chips, nicks, cracks or rubs. All dentelle stones are uniformly clear and brilliant. No cloudy, yellow or dead stones. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to stones. All secure within pronged settings. No dents or improper bends to metal components. All soldering secure. Gold tone finish intact with some age commensurate wear to squares' rims and edges. Pin mechanism secure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of the brooch is signed within an oval cartouche: "MIMI di N". Circa 1960s-1970s
Diamante squared. Rhinestones reimagined. From Mimi di N. At Cody's.
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