This glimmering and shimmering brooch was created by Weiss, circa 1950's. It has perhaps the most brilliant crystals I have ever seen. Albert Weiss formed the Weiss Company in 1942. He was the first to use Swarovski's polychromatic aurora borealis crystals which were created with Dior in the 1950's. The company ceased production in 1971. This particular brooch is an example of Weiss' design and craftsmanship at its best. Its shape is that of a snowflake, although it can also be regarded as a stylized flower or star. It is not flat but has tiers of stones. It is domed. The stones are multi faceted and all are especially brilliant. They are all prong set. They throw and catch light creating a multi colored effect. This reflection results in stones that are various shades of pastel pink with undertones of gold and light blue. Just gorgeous!!!! THe stones are essentially two shapes: round and pear shaped. THey are of varying sizes. THe outer tier of the brooch uses large pear and round stones, the middle rim only round stones and the last focal tier slightly smaller pear stones with various sized rounds. THe back is rhodium plated and the pin has a safety clasp. There is a oval cartouche with WEISS engraved on the back. THe brooch measures 2 3/8" in diameter and is about 1/2" d. There are no issues with this brooch, it is in excellent condition. You will certainly "shine" when wearing this brooch. Absolutely brilliant!!!! Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition
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