Super spectacular '50s vintage rhinestone and art glass brooch and earrings set captures, captivates and our keeps our rapt attention. In a warm brass tone finish with wire over rhinestone rosettes, the shield shaped brooch is anchored with a huge green unfoiled and open back set faceted art glass chaton. Premium quality marquise and chaton rhinestones boast colors in golden olivine and minty peridot. Matching clip earrings mimic, sans art glass chaton. Although we're not positive who the maker is -- the set has all the earmarks of a respected house. The best quality Austrian rhinestones, wired over rosettes, distinctive construction, including settings and donut hole earring clips, and metal finish are some clues you may find helpful determining the set's provenance.
The brooch is approximately 2 inches across measuring point to point in the triangular shape with a 1/2 inch profile or height. Center art glass stone is about 20 millimeters. Earrings are about 1 1/2 inches x 1 inch at their widest with a 1/2 inch profile. Marquise rhinestones are approximately 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters; rosette chaton rhinestones, about 4 millimeters. Weight of the brooch and earrings set is approximately 36 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All component original and intact. Art glass and rhinestones free from chips, nicks, cracks. or breaks. Color retention and brilliance is outstanding. No cloudy, dull or dead stones. Some of the best vintage stones we've seen. All soldering and riveting secure. No dents, improper bends or collapse. Wire overs retain shape and loft. Pin shaft straight. Pin mechanism and earring clips strong and secure. Brass tone finish intact, fronts and backs. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent / pristine vintage.
The set is not signed. Top quality throughout. Circa 1950s.
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