Made in Austria, circa 1960s, this gorgeous Maltese cross can be worn as a pin or with your favorite chain, as a pendant necklace. Comprised of chaton and marquise rhinestones with a large center dentelle faceted round brilliant, autumnal colors in topaz and madeira harmonize with aurora borealis rhinestones. In pewter tone, the domed brooch / pendant features high quality Austrian rhinestones, extension arms supporting the marquise rhinestones and a concealed hook at top for use as a pendant. Although the brooch is loaded with glass stones, it's airy construction renders it quite light.
The brooch measures about 2 1/4 inches across with a maximum 1/2 inch profile or dome. Center dentelle faceted stones is approximately 12 millimeters; marquises, about 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters. Weight of the pin / pendant is about 22 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All rhinestones intact and brilliant, retaining color and finishes. No discolored or cloudy stones. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to stones. No dents or improper bends to metal. Pewter tone finish intact, with minor wear on reverse only Pin mechanism secure. Hook secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The brooch is signed on reverse: "MADE IN AUSTRIA". It dates circa 1960s.
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