Brimming with olivine glass pears, iridescent topaz glass pears and center round, faux opal cabochons and topaz and aurora borealis colored chaton rhinestones, this '60s vintage brooch and earring set presents in all it's glory. Stone choices, colors and combinations coordinate beautifully within their gold tone bases. All stones are unfoiled glass and open back set, save foiled glass, closed back rhinestones. Faux opal cabs with magnificent striations, display flashes of pinks and golds -- foiled or flecked from within, sealed by a clear coat back. Iridescent topaz colored glass cabs have the look of smooth / translucent carnival glass with occasional pink / gold glows. Olivine pears emit an oiled translucent cast. Aurora borealis and topaz colored rhinestones add the pop. Substantial in size with an off the charts wow factor, the brooch and earrings demi garners five stars in our book.
The brooch measures about 2 1/2 inches across with a maximum 1/2 inch profile or height. Center glass cab is approximately 17 millimeters. Faux topaz pear cabs are about 15 millimeters x 12 millimeters. Crown style clip earrings (shown inverted in photos) are approximately 1 1/2 inches x 1 5/16 inches. Faux opals are about 9 millimeters (same size in brooch). Olivine pears are approximately 15 millimeters x 10 millimeters. Weight of the brooch and earrings set is about 62 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. Glass cabs free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks, retaining wonderful colors / treatments. Faux opals retain iridescence and glow. Rhinestones retain topaz color and selected ab finish. Gold tone finishes intact, fronts and beautifully worked backs. No dents, improper bends or collapse. All soldering secure. Pin shaft has slight bend, not affecting function. Pin mechanism and earring clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The set is not signed, displaying many characteristics of a premium house. Top quality design, materials, and construction. Wonderful palette and presentation.
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