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Pennino  ~ 

Founded in 1927 by Oreste Pennino, the jewelry bearing this mark are uncommon and well loved by collectors.  The line stressed the "real look" in jewelry with elegant styles and floral motifs.    Production ceased sometime in the early 1960s.

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Violets & Golden Leaf Brooch

Violets are for remembrance and this memorable brooch is a large textured leaf with delicate violet blossoms sparkling with amethyst rhinestones.  Attributed to Pennino from marked pieces with the same design elements, clasp/hinge, and general construction.  Exceptional condition.
2¼ by 1½”



'Stardust' Pavé Leaves Necklace & Earrings

Just as described in the company ad, this necklace and clip earring set exhibits 'starlit splendor' with the pavé leaves curled over links filled with baguettes.  Lovely dimension to the design; rhodium plated.  Note: mild aging to some of the small rhinestones.  Marked: Pennino
Reference: click here for the 1955 ad.
Necklace: adjusts to 16½", ¾" wide; Earrings: 1⅛ by ⅞"



Black Velvet and Pavé Rhinestone Necklace

The unusual black matte enameling on this piece accentuates the crystal rhinestones.  It's a rare design with a stunning effect.  Rhodium plated; very slight aging to stones.
Adjusts to 16", 1¼" wide



Articulated Lantern Brooch

This charming and fun piece depicts a dimensional lantern hanging freely from its scrolled bracket.  The lantern sparkles from the four large octagon shaped rhinestones making up its panes.  Exceptional condition; rhodium plated.  Marked: Pennino
2 by 2"



Radiant Baguette Swirl Choker

A saucy swirl of baguettes sprays out from a ribbon of rhinestones in this charming choker.  The open central part of each link is flirtatious and fun.  Settings are rhodium plated and the piece is in fabulous condition.  Marked:  Pennino
16" long, 1" wide



Sapphire Molded Berry Bracelet

Each link of this charming bracelet has a textured silvertone leaf and juicy sapphire blue molded berry with rhinestone tip.  Very yummy piece in lovely condition with only minor wear to the finish.  Marked: Pennino
6¾ by ¾”



Shooting Star Brooch

Reminiscent of a shooting star, this unusual design features a burst of pavé stones on the center dome and heart-shaped leaves.  Trailing along are the four strands of stones, swaying with your every move.  Pendant hook on the back so this brooch may be worn as a pendant or to sweep beads or pearls to the shoulder. Note: slight aging to a few of the stones is seen under magnification.  Marked: Pennino
3½ by 1¾"



Sapphire Cabochon Swag Necklace & Bracelet

Lines of rhinestones, like sparkling ribbons, are swept up into deep sapphire blue cabochons in this exquisite set with a draped swag or garland motif.   It's an elegant and rarely seen design with rhodium plating.  Marked: Pennino
Necklace: 15½ by ½"; Bracelet: 7 by ½"



Ruby Baguette Knot Earrings

Like a swirled knot, these clip earrings curl with one side being pavé rhinestones and the other radiating red baguettes.  Rhodium plated; excellent condition.  Marked: Pennino
¾" diam.



Amethyst Swirl Choker

The circular links of this charming necklace contain swirls, amethyst colored rhinestones in tiny flowers and sparkling navette rhinestones.  Goldtone settings; ca 1940s.   Marked: Pennino
15½" long, 1" wide



Sapphire Baguette Loops Bracelet

The glamorous real-look design of this stunning bracelet is enhanced by the use of the sapphire rhinestone baguettes curving over one side of each link.  A clever display of baguettes and flowing dimension!  Exceptional condition.   Marked: Pennino
7¼ by 1"



Baguette Leaf Choker
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Curving leaves are composed of baguettes and interspersed with pavé balls (berries?) in this fabulous necklace.  Rhodium plated setting and only slight aging to some of the stones.  A graceful and festive piece circa 1956.  Marked:  Pennino 
Adjusts to 16", 1" wide



Dangling Lantern Earrings

These dazzling clip earrings incorporate large octagon rhinestones to create the glass and glow of the dangling lanterns.  Such a clever use of the stones!  See item SP043 for the brooch.  Marked: Pennino
2 by ½"



Floral Navette Necklace & Earrings

This feminine necklace and clip earring set has a pretty floral motif, like a daisy chain or garland of sparkling blossoms.  Excellent condition; light aging to the rhinestones when viewed under magnification.  Marked: Pennino
Necklace: adjusts to 16", ¾" wide; Earrings: ¾" diam.



Baguette Tassel Necklace

Elegant with the look of platinum and diamonds, this real-look necklace features a tassel-like pendant that sparkles with baguettes as it hangs from rhinestone studded loops.  The extender allows it to be worn as a choker or longer necklace.  Marked: Pennino
Reference: Judith Miller, Costume Jewelry, p. 189 [similar piece]
17½", including 2" extender; 1¾" drop



Swirling Silver Leaves & Pearls Bracelet

Gracefully flowing links of lightly textured silvertone and luminous faux pearls make this bracelet feminine and charming.  Quality construction is typical of Pennino pieces and the condition is exceptional.  Marked: Pennino
Reference: click here for the 1954 ad.
7 by ¾"



Emerald Circle Earrings

Simple and elegant, these clip earrings incorporate emerald green baguettes in the curling design, and the look is definitely that of fine jewelry.  Exceptional condition. Marked: Pennino
⅞ by ¾"



Amethyst Floral Necklace & Earrings

A gorgeous necklace and clip earring set with the look of fine jewelry - diamonds and amethysts.  The daisy-like floral elements are connected with graceful swirls; rhodium plated settings look like platinum.  Marked: Pennino
Necklace: adjusts to 16½", ¾" wide; Earrings: 1⅛ by ¾"



Dazzling Daisy Earrings

These charming clip earrings look like dazzling daisies with oval rhinestone petals and raised centers.  They're a great example of the real-look without being overly flashy.  Marked: Pennino
1" diam.



Delicate Floral Vine Parure

Swirls or vines interlink the sparkling flowers in this graceful choker, bracelet and clip earring set.  They look like some sort of wildflower with teardrop rhinestones as petals. Marked: Pennino
Necklace: 15" by ¾"; Bracelet: 7 by ¾"; Earrings: 1¼ by ¾"



Baguette Loops Choker

Curving and dimensional links are set with baguette rhinestones in this stellar necklace.  Even the rhinestone chain is filled with baguettes in this "real look" piece.  Note:  a few of the stones in the chain show some aging under magnification.  Marked:  Pennino
14½" long, 1" wide



Heart-shaped Leaf Parure

Delicate heart shaped leaves entwine about these pieces and are pavéd with glittering rhinestones.  The settings are rhodium plated and earrings are clip style.  Marked:  Pennino
Necklace: adjusts to 16"; Bracelet: 7¼ by ½"; Earrings: 1 by ⅝"



White Berry Parure

Nestled among lush golden leaves, these cool white melon shaped stones provide a wonderful contrast.  The glared image doesn't do justice to this lovely set.  Earrings are clip style.  Nicely sized, hefty construction and in exceptional condition.  Marked: Pennino
Necklace: adjusts to 17"; Bracelet: 7 by 1"; Earrings: 1½ by 1"



Festive Streamer Earrings

Resembling a knotted ribbon with dangling streamers, these clip earrings are party perfect.  Slight aging to the stones, but still dazzling and full of movement.  Rhodium plated setting.  Marked: Pennino
3" long, ¾" wide



White Tulip Bracelet

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Whimsical open-work fan shapes flank the darling white tulip or melon cabochons in this fun and dimensional link bracelet.  This piece is gold plated with slight wear to the finish.  Fold-over clasp and safety chain.  Marked: Pennino
Reference: click here for the 1954 ad.
7½" long, 1" wide



Floral Fantasy Necklace

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Intricate design of all clear stones has flowers made of pears and baguettes with additional pear stones between and round stones everywhere.  Beautifully constructed.  Slight cloudiness to some of the pears, reflected in the price.  Rhodium setting.  Looks better in person!  Marked: Pennino
15½" long, 1" at widest point




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