Stupendous. Hobe' delivers BIG time with this totally entrancing rhinestone and obelisk art glass brooch and earrings demi. In lustrous silvertone the two inch square brooch has three tiers or steps of rhinestone baguettes and each side with the base and top in clear and center in aquamarine. Base corner chaton and top corner slant baguette stones are in sapphire blue. The crown jewel is the sapphire blue, bezel and prong set, bevel cut art glass obelisk. The matching clip earrings follow the color scheme with baguettes set both horizontally and vertically. Center obelisks are scaled to earring size.
The brooch measures about 2 inches square. The profile on this piece is an incredible approximate 1 3/8 inches. Center stone is about 23 millimeters x 18 millimeters; largest baguettes, about 7 millimeters x 4 millimeters. Very substantial with generous heft. As the pin shaft is soldered, the brooch may be worn in the diamond or square shape. The matching clip earrings are about 1 1/8 inches square with clipped corners. Profile is approximately 5/8 inch. Center stones are approximately 13 millimeters x 7 millimeters. The clips on the earrings are soldered at corners, intending they be worn in the diamond shape. Weight of the brooch and earrings set is about 74 grams. The earring retain their original signature rubber roller balls oft used on Hobe' earring clips.
Condition of this set is excellent vintage. Silver tone finishes intact, fronts and backs. Pin back and earring clips secure. Signature Hobe earring roller backs intact. All rhinestone intact and brilliant. Amazingly all the obelisks are free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks with spectacular sapphire color -- some may describe as cobalt blue. The bevels on these art glass obelisks absorb and reflect light, casting blue hues beyond belief. All soldering secure. No improper bends, dents, crush or collapse. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The brooch is signed on it's reverse within an oval cartouche: "Hobe'" with copyright symbol above. Each original earring clip signed: "Hobe'". Circa 1950s-1960s.
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