Beau Jewels, possibly made by Bowman Foster, Inc. from circa 1950s-1970s sometimes signed it's earrings, but never it's brooches. One must study the distinctive construction, particularly on the flip side to determine provenance. Many of Beau Jewels pieces were large and layered, yet lightweight. Brooch bases usually consisted of a small plate (sometimes filigreed) with riveted "Vee" section pin mechanism. Arms or rays would fan out and be riveted with single or multiple "blossoms" or "leaves" set with rhinestones. Earring clips would also be riveted to a small plate or leaf / blossom design, again with arms fanning out, riveted with leaves or blossoms set with rhinestones. Beau Jewels provided all the drama without the weight. Judy Lee also utilized similar construction on some of it's pieces. We believe the set presented is unsigned Beau Jewels.
The gold tone brooch and earrings are set with topaz colored marquise and chaton rhinestones. Smaller chatons on fan outs and tips are in multiple shades of greens.
The brooch measures a generous approximately 3 inches across with a 1/2 inch maximum profile or height. Clip earrings are about 1 1/2 inches x 1 1/4 inches. Marquise rhinestones are approximately 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters; largest brooch chaton, 11 millimeters. Weight of the brooch and earrings set is about 44 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact, retaining color and sparkle. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to stones. All riveting secure. No dents or bent arms. Gold tone finish intact, fronts and backs. Pin mechanism secure. Earring clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
The set is not signed. It's distinctive construction, design, materials and overall presentation indicate Beau Jewels as maker. Circa 1950s-1960s.
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