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Signed and Designer Jewelry 

M ~ Z

Jewelry in this section of Emerald City is organized by the maker or designer in alphabetical order for name.  Be sure to check the Misc. section at the end for lesser known makers or those with just a few pieces represented.   Use the links below for quick access to each section.


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Mandle Emerald Cabochon Parure

From the 1960s, this regal parure of bracelet, brooch and clip earrings, was inspired by the royal jewels of India.  Ornate silvertone curlicues contain sparkling rhinestones and emerald green cabochons.  The brooch has an especially deep cab in the center.  Luscious pieces from this hard to find maker.  Marked:  Mandle ©
Bracelet: 7 by 1"; Brooch: 2 1/4 by 2 1/4"; Earrings: 1" long



R. Mandle Pearl Maple Leaf Brooch

This graceful and large brooch, ca. 1960s, depicts an open-work maple leaf in goldtone with rhinestone edges and a faux pearl center.  The lacy treatment of the leaf seems to speak to the leaf's delicate and fleeting nature.  Marked: R. Mandle ©
3 by 2 1/4"



Mandle Black & White Cat Brooch

This rare and adorable kitty has such personality and is ready for adoption.  Enameling creates the black and white coloring and wide-eyed expression in a loveable face complete with wire whiskers.  Such a fun and whimsical figural!  Marked: Mandle ©
Reference: VFCJ Newsletter, Winter 2003, click here for the drawing from the article.
1 3/4 by 1"



Mandle Purple Cabochon and Pearls Brooch

This brooch is very regal in color and design.  From the 1960s when Mogul style jewelry was popular, it even has paisley shaped red stones adding rich color to the purple cab and faux pearls.  Marked: Mandle ©
2 by 1 3/4"



Mandle Square Wood Pillow Brooch

What a fun design!  Simple, almost spare, styling has lovely textures of real polished wood and a striated goldtone setting.  The puffy wood tiles give the impression of a wrapped gift or beribboned pillow.  Marked: R. Mandle ©
2 by 2"



Mandle Violets and Pearls Bracelet & Brooch

Such a sweet design!  Both bracelet and brooch use amethyst colored molded flowers with a satin finish plus rhinestones and faux pearls.  Set in goldtone, this provides a lovely bunch of violets for wrist and lapel.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: R Mandle © [w/ crown]
Bracelet: 7 1/2 by  1/2"; Brooch: 2 by 1 1/4"





This mark from Monocraft Co, was first used in 1937.   Early Monet jewelry featured stylish Art Moderne designs ahead of their time and the company was well known for goldtone tailored pieces in the 1960s.  Monet was instrumental in developing advances in earring clasp mechanisms.

Monet Leaflet Link Bracelet

This sleek and stylish Art Moderne link bracelet has dimensional links resembling double leaves with a slit along each one.  From the 1940s, this rare bracelet has a mildly worn gold wash.  Marked: Monet Sterling
7⅛ by 1⅛"





Produced by Agnini & Singer, the lovely jewelry bearing this mark is known for the hefty rhodium plating and beautiful quality.  Prior to the 1950s the pieces were unmarked, but can sometimes be identified by style and construction.

ORA Pavéd Fan Brooch & Earrings

The intricate details and realism of the fan design make this set special.  The brooch and screw-back earrings are silvertone and glittering with rhinestones.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: ORA
Brooch: 2 1/2 by 2"; Earrings: 1 by ⅞"



ORA Ruby Art Deco Style Earrings

Gently curving into an arch, these Art Deco style clip earrings feature ruby square stones bordered by sparkling rhinestones.  Excellent condition.  Marked: ORA
⅞ by 1/2"



ORA Aqua Striped Fan Brooch

Elegant detail and the luscious use of aqua and crystal rhinestones create a charming fan brooch.  Rhodium plated; exceptional condition.  Pieces from this maker are hard to find.  Marked: ORA
2 1/2 by 2"



Ora Emerald Brooch & Earrings

It's unusual to find so much color in Ora pieces, but this brooch and clip earring set is very vividly green.  The emerald green stones are accented with rhinestones, all in silvertone settings.  Marked: ORA
Brooch: 2 3/4 by 2"; Earrings: 1 1/2 by 1"



Ora Pavé Piano Pin

Made for the music lover, this lovely grand piano brooch is encrusted with rhinestones that would make Liberace proud.  Rhodium plated; super condition.  Marked: ORA 
1 1/2 by 1 1/2"



Ora Purple Pansy
Brooch & Earrings

Fresh out of the garden, this pansy set shows a wonderful use of color with rhinestones in shades of purple for the petals, amber flower centers and peridot leaf.  Settings are silvertone; clip earrings.  Colors are more pronounced in person.  Marked: ORA
Brooch: 2 1/2 by 1 1/2"; Earrings: 1 1/4 by 1 1/4"



Ora Modern Swirls Necklace

Each swirling link of this real-look adjustable choker is adorned with rhinestones and has a larger stone in the center.  Exceptional condition and very well made.  Marked: ORA
adjusts to 15 1/2"  1/2" wide



ORA Crown Pins

You'll feel doubly regal wearing these delicate and lovely crown brooches.  The rhodium plated settings are encrusted with rhinestones.  Marked:  ORA
1 1/4 by 1 1/4"



ORA Deep Sapphire Blue Earrings

The contrast of the deep sapphire blue stones with the crystal rhinestones lend drama to these screw-back earrings, especially with the exuberant spray of graduated navettes along the rim.  Marked: ORA
1 1/2 by 1⅛"



Ora Dazzling Spray Brooch

Exuberant and lively, this stylized floral brooch dazzles the eye with its huge oval rhinestones and array of various shaped rhinestones. Silvertone settings; excellent condition.  Bolder than most Ora pieces, it's great fun!  Marked: ORA
2 3/4 by 2 1/2"



Ora Peridot Modern Swirls Necklace

Delicate and mimicking fine jewelry, the segments of this necklace feature pretty pavé swirls with peridot rhinestone centers.  See SX316 for this piece in all crystal rhinestones.  Marked: ORA
Adjusts to 15 1/2" 1" wide



Saturn Earrings

Like celestial bodies, these radiant pavé rhinestone earrings portray the planet Saturn with its rings.  Let them orbit around your face for additional glow.  Marked: ORA (clip is marked w/ Pat. No. 1967965)
by ⅝"



Ora (unsigned) Leafy Swirl Brooch

A lyrical swirl of rhinestones creates this leafy brooch with sparkling navette (marquise shaped) rhinestones.  Attribution to ORA is made from the construction, design elements and similarity to marked pieces.
1⅞ by 3/4"



ORA Keys Brooch
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Keys to the castle tower?  These pretty crossed keys are goldtone with pavé rhinestones to set you lapel aglitter.  Marked:  ORA
1 1/2 by 1 1/4"



Ora Moon & Stars Bracelet & Earrings

Set in silvertone, this charming bracelet and clip earring set features thermoset plastic crescent moons among twinkling rhinestones.   Slight wear to the finish on the back, typical of its age; ca. 1950s.   Marked: ORA
Bracelet: 7 by 1 1/4"; Earrings: 1 1/4 by 1"



Ora Lacy Leaf Earrings
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Overlapping leaves create a lacy, elegant look to these clip earrings.  Like most Ora pieces, they're feminine and radiant.  Silvertone settings have some open work for the leaf veins.   Marked: ORA
1⅜ by 1"





In production since 1945, Panetta jewelry has always been known for it's "real look", quality and attention to detail.  Founder Benedetto Panetta worked for Trifari and Pennino before launching his own business.

Panetta Faux Emerald Link Bracelet

Appearing to be emeralds and diamonds set in platinum, this gorgeous bracelet has an Art Deco feel and Hollywood glamour, all rolled into one.  The push clasp is neatly hidden when worn.  Exceptional condition; rhodium plated.  Marked: Panetta
6 1/2 by  1/2"



Panetta Flawed Emerald Leafy Brooch

A stunning example of the 'real look' in costume jewelry, this brooch has a delicate branch of rhinestone covered leaves with a large pear shaped simulated flawed emerald pendant.  So elegant!  Exceptional condition.
Marked: Panetta ©
1 3/4 by 1 1/2"



Panetta Lightning Bangle

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Like a lightning bolt, this dramatic design streaks around your wrist.  As with all Panetta jewelry, this has that "real look" of gold and diamonds and is beautifully made.  The bracelet is hinged with a push clasp and safety chain.  Marked: © Panetta 
6 3/4" (interior circumference);  1/2" wide



Panetta Faux Emerald Sterling Ring

This faux emerald and simulated diamond cocktail ring is a shining example of Panetta's quality fashion jewelry that looks like fine jewelry.  Exceptional condition and a rare find.  Marked: Panetta Sterling
Size 6; face: 1/2" square





Founded in 1941 by the Gaita brothers, this New York company is known for classic designs incorporating baguettes and for cute figural brooches.

Pell Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Swirl Brooch

Dazzling aurora borealis rhinestones of various shapes unify the pavé ribbon, spray of navettes and cascade of baguettes in this swirling design.  Exceptional condition; rhodium plated.   Marked: Pell
2 by 1 3/4"



Pell Rose Navette Crown Brooch

This pretty coronation style crown is meant for a princess with the rose pink navettes and lots of sparkling rhinestones, including baguettes along the rim.  Exceptional condition; on card.  Although unmarked, it’s identical to the marked Pell crown, item SX117.
Reference: Brown, Rhinestone Jewelry - Figurals, p. 241
1 3/4 by 1 3/4"



Pell Curling Leaf Earrings

Even better in person, these rhinestone encrusted clip earrings are graceful, curving leaves with baguette stems.  Settings are rhodium plated; exceptionally good condition and better quality Pell pieces.  Marked: Pell
1 1/4 by 1"



Pell "Diamond" Crown Brooch

Dazzling with simulated diamonds in silvertone setting, this graceful crown brooch is very majestic.  An unusual piece for Pell, it has great dimension and is well made.  Marked:  Pell
Reference: Brown, Rhinestone Jewelry - Figurals, p. 241
1 3/4 by 1 3/4"



Pell Tropical Leaf Brooch

Dramatic and exuberant, this beautiful Pell brooch features large florentine finished leaves and sparkling navette and baguette rhinestones. The contrast of crystal stones and softly textured goldtone metal is delightful.  Excellent condition; ca. 1965.   Marked: © Pell
3 1/4 by 2 1/2"



Pell Swirling Wreath Brooch

Stunning and radiant best describes this stylized wreath shaped brooch.  The curving lines are composed of baguettes with large navettes between them.  Silvertone setting.  Marked: Pell
2 1/4 by 1 3/4"



Pell Lavish Swirl Brooch & Earrings

This pretty brooch and clip earring set, ca. 1960, features a sweep of baguettes like a feather or wing.  Sparkling navettes lend drama and the overall look is one of diamonds and platinum.  Excellent condition.  Marked: Pell [earrings]  Note: dark looking stones are photo artifact due to curvature of the piece.
Brooch: 2 by 1 1/4"; Earrings: 1⅛ by 3/4"





Peruzzi Sterling Tropical Flower Brooch

Sleek and sculptured, this tropical flower brooch is cast sterling and the exact same design as the Viking Craft piece, see item SV020.  Both companies produced jewelry, so it's unknown which one made these pieces.
Marked: Peruzzi Boston Sterling
Reference: Rezazadeh, Collectible Silver Jewelry, p. 150
2 1/4 by 1 1/2"



Peruzzi Ornate Regal Shield Bracelet

This silver link bracelet has a large central focus with ornate scrolls, shield and crown, resembling the Medici coat of arms.  Surrounding links are a variety of shields with nicely detailed designs.  Unsigned, but attributed as Peruzzi from matching signed pieces.  Marked: 800
Reference: Rezazadeh, Collectible Silver Jewelry, p. 150
7 by 1"



Peruzzi Ornate Regal/Gothic Sterling Brooch

Incredibly detailed and nicely constructed, this brooch may be an unsigned Peruzzi piece.  It incorporates the Medici coat of arms with cherubs, a crown and an almost ghostly female torso at the bottom.  Unsigned, but attributed as Peruzzi from matching signed pieces.  Marked:  Sterling 
Reference: Rezazadeh, Collectible Silver Jewelry, p. 150
2 1/4 by 2"




Princess Pride

This trademark, first used in 1953, was that of Donald Bruce Co., Chicago, IL.  Pieces, not always marked, are of good quality and can sometimes be found in their original presentation boxes or with their paper tags.

Princess Pride Emerald & Diamante Choker & Earrings

Simple but elegant, this necklace and screw-back earring set features two rows of square rhinestones, emerald green and crystal clear.  It drapes beautifully around the neck and is well made with a distinctive earring construction.  Attributed from set SP067 in it's original box.
Necklace: 14 1/2", " wide; Earrings: ⅞ by "



Princess Pride Square Diamante Necklace & Earrings

The two rows of square crystal clear rhinestones creates a classic real-look in this necklace and earring set.  As seen in the photos, the necklace is adjustable but meant to be worn close to the throat like a dog collar.  It comes in the presentation box which is in fair condition.
Marked: Princess Pride Creations [box]
Necklace: adjusts to 15", " wide; Earrings: ⅞ by "





Jewelry with this mark was produced by Joseph H. Meyer Bros. beginning in 1911.  The company specialized in simulated pearl pieces and also produced some lovely "moonglow" beaded jewelry in the 1950s.

Richelieu Fuchsia Moonglow Bead Choker

Three strands of glowing deep fuchsia lucite beads make up this delicious choker.  These beads have come to be called "moonglow", but were originally advertised as "Satinore".  The silvertone push clasp is neatly hidden under a matching cabochon.  Marked: Richelieu
Reference: Click here to see the 1946 ad.
15 1/2 to 20 1/2" long



Richelieu Yellow Moonglow Bead Choker

Two strands of luscious lemon yellow lucite beads make up this cheery choker.  Now known as "moonglow", these beads were originally advertised as "Satinore".  The push clasp is neatly hidden under a matching cabochon.  Exceptional condition, probably never worn.  Marked: Richelieu
Reference: Click here to see the 1946 ad.
16 and 17 1/2" long,  1/2" wide at front



Richelieu Raspberry Moonglow Bead Necklace

This single strand choker has luscious raspberry colored lucite moonglow beads of a larger size than usually seen.  Unmarked, but attributed to Richelieu from ads and the hidden clasp used by the company.
Reference: click here for the 1946 ad.
18", center bead: 3/4" diam.




Nettie Rosenstein


Nettie Rosenstein Regal Knight Pendant

From the 1940s, this rare Nettie Rosenstein pendant necklace has a handsome knight in silvertone on a gold plated plaque.  Pavé rhinestones adorn his helmet and leaves.  Excellent condition.
Marked:  Nettie Rosenstein, Sterling
Pendant: 2 1/4 by 1 1/4", chain: 22"



Nettie Rosenstein Sterling Paisley Fur Clip

A graceful and fun design, this 1940s fur clip looks like a dimensional paisley with open areas.  The gold plating is a lovely mellow tone.  This substantial piece is both rare and beautifully made.
Marked: Nettie Rosenstein, Sterling
2 1/2 by 1 1/2"





H. M. Schrager & Co. was founded in 1925 with the main office in New York and ceased business sometime after 1962.    One of their most famous pieces, the huge butterfly, is similar to and sometimes mistaken for the Staret piece.  Close inspection of the two designs will show the differences in structure and stone usage.  The company made jewelry in the 1950s-60s which was marked Jonné.  Earlier pieces are uncommon, possibly due to smaller production than the larger jewelry makers.

Schrager Red Butterfly Brooch

With its vibrant red oval stones and huge size, this butterfly really makes a statement.  Settings are pot metal settings with pavé rhinestones for added sparkle.  Exceptional condition.
Reference: Brunialtis', American Costume Jewelry, N-Z, p. 50; Brunialti, A Tribute to America, p. 184 (ad); Leshner, Vintage Jewelry 1920-1940s, p. 103.  Click here for the 1942 ad.
3¾ by 3"



Schrager Swooping Bird Brooch

Both graceful and whimsical, this pavé rhinestone bird has an interesting head position and curving wings.  Similar designs were made by several makers.  Heavily plated, excellent condition.  Marked: House of Schrager Fifth Avenue
2 3/4 by 2 1/4"



Schrager Amethyst Butterfly Brooch

"Dramatic" best describes this gorgeous creature!  While very similar to the famous Staret butterfly, this piece, from the same time period, has some differences.  The pot metal setting has pavé stones and large amethyst colored oval stones.
Reference: Brunialtis', American Costume Jewelry, N-Z, p. 50; Brunialti, A Tribute to America, p. 184 (ad); Leshner, Vintage Jewelry 1920-1940s, p. 103.  Click here for the 1942 ad.
3 3/4 by 3"





Founded in 1892, this family business made sterling silver jewelry, souvenir spoons and other small items until 1923.

Shepard Sterling Enameled Daffodil Sash Brooch

A lovely example of Art Nouveau style and workmanship, this large sash pin dates from about 1900.  The detailing and guilloché enameling of the daffodil blossom is marvelous.  This piece has two pin mechanisms for stable placement, possibly converted from a buckle.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: S [in a circle - the mark for Shepard] Sterling
Reference: Nicholls, Antique Enameled Jewelry, p. 167; Bell, Old Jewelry, 1840-1950, 5th Ed., p. 159 [matching iris pin]
2⅛ by 1 1/2"



Shepard Purple Floral Sterling Sash Brooch

Deep blue-purple flowers and a white background make this brooch a striking beauty.  The blossoms appear to be some sort of iris or ruffled lily.  Excellent condition, with a few scratches on the sterling border.  Marked: Sterling, attribution from similar pieces, see SX314.
Reference: Nicholls, Antique Enameled Jewelry, p. 167; Bell, Old Jewelry, 1840-1950, 5th Ed., p. 159
Size: 2⅜ by 1⅝"







Founded by Gustave Sherman, this Canadian company produced jewelry from 1947 to 1981 and  is known for its  high quality pieces with subtle color shading, a sense of movement and excellent plating.  

Sherman Princess Necklace/Earrings
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Sherman, a Canadian jewelry maker, has produced some dazzling pieces over the years.  This set, highlighted with marquise and baguettes, is an elegant example of the quality work.  Screw-back earrings.  Excellent condition.  Marked: Sherman
Necklace: adjusts to 16 1/2"; Earrings: 1" long





Believed to have formed in 1937, this company is known for its patriotic jewelry in the early 1940s.   Many of the pieces were enameled figurals, and production seems to have ended after the mid-1940s.

Silson Sapphire Floral Retro Brooch

Almost flamboyant, and definitely filled with élan, this rare and stunning 1940s brooch has stylized flower buds of huge collet set sapphire blue stones.  The curling stems are alternately pavéd and gold plated.  Rhodium plated backing and exceptional condition.  Marked: Silson
4 1/2 by 2 1/4"



Silson French Cockade Patriotic Ribbon Fur Clip

A patriotic representation of a ribbon rosette or cockade, this fur clip is in lovely condition.  Although unsigned, it's easily identified as the rarely seen enameled Silson piece.  Ca. 1940.
Reference: click here for the patent; Carroll, Costume Jewelry 202, p. 456, Romero, Warman's Jewelry, 3rd. Ed., p. 196
2 3/4 by 2 1/4"





Jewelry with this mark was produced by the Star Novelty Co. in Chicago, IL from 1925 to 1947.  There was a connection with Eisenberg and Star is said to have produced many of the early Eisenberg pieces.

Staret Ornate Dress Clip

From the 1930s, this dress clip is typical of Staret pieces in it's quality, substantial weight and use of large stones.  Stones are original, so they show some foil damage.  Marked: Staret (partially obscured)
2 1/2 by 2 1/4"



Staret Rose Pink
Dress Clip

Opulent and almost massive, this Staret dress clip is heart stopping.  Especially unusual for the colored stones, the rose pinks are divine with the crystal rhinestones, both using a variety of shapes.  Marked: Staret
3 1/2 by 3"



Staret Art Deco Comma Brooch

Art Deco styling and a dazzling array of rhinestones makes this huge comma shaped brooch magnificent.  Ca. 1935; exceptional condition.  Marked: Staret
3 3/4 by 2 1/2"



Staret 1940s Bow Brooch

The simplicity and graceful use of large stones makes this bow brooch very elegant.  The design is a rare one for this company that's known for the earlier, ornate pot metal pieces.  Excellent condition; ca. early 1940s.  Marked: Staret
2 1/2 by 2 1/4"



1930s Unmarked Staret Brooch

Not for the timid!  This huge and dazzling brooch is from this hard to find maker is a show-stopper.  An assortment of glittering stones, square, navette, oval, etc. are set in rhodium plated pot metal.  Although unmarked, it's a match for the dress clip marked: Staret (item SX134).
3 1/2 by 3"





For more than 40 years  (1941-1980s) the Takahashi family produced hand-carved, hand-painted wooden bird brooches with amazing detail and artistry.  Not all pieces are signed but they have a distinctive eye to each bird and recognizable pin mechanism attachments.  The larger birds are quite rare and sought by collectors.

Takahashi Pheasant Brooch

Like all the Takahashi painted wooden pieces, this colorful pheasant brooch shows superb detail and artistry.  The larger birds are very scarce and one reference cited the pheasant pieces as 'priceless heirlooms'.  This brooch is unsigned but has the characteristic construction, detail and eye of Takahashi pieces.
Reference: Carroll, Costume Jewelry 303, p. 103; VFCJ Newsletter, Vol 19, No 4, p. 30-31
4 by 3"




Tancer & II

This company was formed in 1970 by Michael Tancer, Marge Borofsky and Lynne Gordon, who had all worked at Coro when it closed that year.  The two sisters, Borofsky and Gordon, had previously made jewelry under the Mylu label, and Tancer & II, producing jewelry for only 9 years, was also known for figurals and holiday styles.

Tancer & II Christmas Reindeer Brooch

What a charming 'Rudolph'!  Both silver and gold toned metal, various textures and holiday rhinestones really give this large figural piece pizzazz.  Solid construction; exceptional condition; ca. 1970.  Marked: Tancer II ©
Reference: Brown, Coro Jewelry, p. 227-228
3 by 1 1/2"





Originating in 1874 as Cobb & Gould, the company became Watson & Newell under the leadership of Clarence Watson and Fred Newell in 1894.  Jewelry production continued and was expanded to include other silver items after 1900, and the company was eventually sold in 1955.   The mark from the early 1900's is an old English W flanked by a crown and a lion.

Watson  Dark Blue Bordered Octagon Brooch

Graceful curves and delicate pink flowers are complimented by the dark blue border in this sterling guilloché enamel brooch.  Smaller than a sash pin, it's perfect for a lapel.  Exceptional condition; ca. 1910.  Marked: Watson [pictorial marks] Sterling
1⅞ by 1”



Watson & Newell Sterling Edwardian Sash Pin

This antique sterling sash pin has an intricate swirling foliate design within the oval shape, a popular motif for the Edwardian era.  Ca. 1910; excellent condition.
Marked: Watson & Newell Sterling
2 1/4 by 1"



Watson Blue Bordered Guilloché Sash Pin

This large oblong sash pin is domed and features delicate pink roses and foliage painted within a medium blue border.  Exceptional condition; no damage to the enameling; ca. 1910.  Marked: Watson [pictorial marks] Sterling
2 3/4 by 2”



Watson Delicate Hearts & Flowers Sash Pin

This domed oval sash pin, ca. 1910, has delicate designs of hearts and floral vines.  The light gold plating adds interest and protects clothing.  Excellent condition.
Marked: Watson
[pictorial marks, lightly struck] Sterling
2⅞ by 1 3/4"



Watson Sterling Guilloché Floral Sash Brooch

This rare piece is a splendid example of Edwardian elegance.  The large sterling sash pin has a white guilloché background with delicate pink flowers and is edged in slate blue.  Exceptional condition; ca. 1915.  Marked: Watson [pictorial marks] Sterling
3 by 1 3/4"





Misc. Makers and Marks, M - Z

Marslieu Sterling Hand with Pearl Brooch & Earrings

This rare brooch and screw-back earring set, ca. 1947, matches a series of pieces designed by Frederick Pearsall for Imperial Pearl.  The hands are especially graceful and elegant with their rhinestone adorned cuffs and enameled nails.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: Marslieu Sterling Pat Pend [Imperial Pearl Co.]
Reference: Brunialtis', American Costume Jewelry, A-M, p. 221 [similar piece]
Brooch: 2 3/4 by 1 1/2", Earrings: 1 by 3/4"



Marvella Faux Pearl Floral Brooch

Slightly modernist in styling, this floral brooch features various sized faux pearls as buds or berries among pavéd leaves and branches.  Exceptional condition; ca. 1960.
Marked: Marvella ©
2 1/2 by 1 3/4"



HM Ornate Crown Earrings
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Not for the timid, these magnificent, large clip earrings will draw eyes and comments!  Large red cabs are nestled in the goldtone settings and accented with rhinestones and aurora borealis stones.  Although contemporary, these are done in the vintage style by well-known costume jewelry author Harrice Simons Miller.  (Note: clip backs have comfort sponges attached.)  Marked:  HM 1992 
1 3/4 by 1 1/2"



Miracle Purple Cabochon Thistle Brooch

This lovely brooch has a central thistle with Celtic designs and gorgeous purple art glass cabochons.  Classic and well made.  Marked: Miracle
1⅝" diam.



Miracle Celtic Cross Brooch & Earrings

Regal in bearing, these lovely pieces have a Celtic theme in silvertone metal.  The stones are a stunning color combination of deep amethyst and green.  Earrings are clip style.  Miracle has produced quality costume jewelry since 1946.  Marked:  Miracle
Brooch: 1" diam.; Earrings: 3/4" diam.



Naomi Dainty Red Rhinestone Sterling Earrings

Dainty but eye-catching, these screw back earrings feature deep red and crystal rhinestones in sterling settings.  Exceptional condition, ca. 1940's.   Marked: Naomi Sterling [Nathan Berrie & Sons]
by "



Norma Horse & Flower Cart Brooch

From the 1940's, this sterling figural piece is of a horse and cart with it's driver, as if on the way to market with a bundle of flowers.  The stones are peaked cabochons in various colors.   There is some wear to the rose-gold wash, but it's less noticeable when worn than in the image, and is reflected in the price.  Marked: Norma, Sterling
2 3/4 by 1 1/2"



P&B Sterling Enamel Bow Pin

This sweet sterling bow brooch has subtle off-white guilloché enameling and the design is that of a cravat from the 1800s.  Exceptional condition; ca. 1910.  The maker, Paye & Baker, was in business from 1904-1935.
Marked: P&B
[inside heart shapes] Sterling
1 1/2 by 1



Edwardian Hexagon Camphor Glass Brooch

The shape of this camphor glass brooch is unusual as these pieces are typically rectangular or oval.  The center has an extra delicate filigree design as well.  Excellent condition with some aging to the stone; probably silver plated.  Marked: PSCo [Plainville Stock Co, in business since 1896.]
Reference: Ettinger, Popular Jewelry 1840-1940, p. 80-83
1 1/4 by ⅞"



Pomerantz Flamboyant Floral Brooch

Not for the timid, this silvertone and rhinestone brooch is an eye-catcher!  Both substantial in size and weight, it works great on a coat, jacket or at the waist.
Marked: H Pomerantz & Co, NY
4¾ by 2"



Mexican Sterling Leafy Key Brooch

This lovely sterling silver skeleton key brooch has a leaf motif to the key head, but with a modernist flair.  See SX148 for the companion piece.   Marked: MAR, 925, Mexico, Taxco, with the Eagle 3 mark.
2 by 1"



Mexican Sterling Skeleton Key Brooch

Nicely crafted, this vintage Taxco sterling piece is a regal skeleton key with flourishes.  No information could be found on the artist or maker.  Marked:  MAR, 925, Mexico, Taxco, with the Eagle 3 mark.
2 1/2 by 1"



R&F Rosy Wreath
Pin Clip

This exuberant and dimensional pin clip (fur clip) is very well made with rhodium plating, similar to Sherman pieces.  A spray of rhinestones shoots through the center of the rose rhinestone wreath like a display of fireworks.  One prong also has a safely catch; super condition.  Marked: R&F [believed to be a Canadian firm]
2 1/2 by 1 3/4"



Victorian Revival Heart Posy Holder Brooch

This heart shaped sterling brooch has an ornate Victorian styling with a flanged top resembling a stand-up collar.  The piece is hollow and meant to hold a small flower or two, like violets perhaps. Note: back photo is dark from reflections.  Marked: REO [with G or ©] Sterling 925
2 1/2 by 1"



Schauer Emerald Link Bracelet

Bold and chunky, this flamboyant link bracelet has all the hallmarks (construction, findings and design) to be attributed to Schauer Fifth Avenue which was known for oval linked pieces with large stones.  The huge faux emeralds in this piece are alternately emerald cut and oval in goldtone settings.  Ca. 1960s; great condition.
Reference: Ettinger, Forties & Fifties Popular Jewelry, p. 115, 121; Rezazadeh, Costume Jewelry, p. 134
7 1/2 by 3/4"



Schöffel Sapphire Brooch

While moderate in size, this dimensional brooch has a lot of glitz!   Beautifully constructed with various shapes of stones layered into a rhinestone confection, it comes from an Austrian company, ca. 1960.  A slight cloudiness to the baguettes can be seen under magnification.  Marked:  crown mark of Schöffel & Co.
2 1/4 by 1 1/4"



Silverman Sterling Figural Model-T Brooch

This adorable figural brooch shows a couple out for a drive in their 'Tin Lizzie' or Model-T auto.  It elicits memories of olden days, specifically the early 1900s.  Marked: SB [in an oval, the mark for Silverman Corp], Sterling
1 1/2 by 1 1/4"



Sphinx Pink Crescent Moon Brooch

The luscious pink and fuchsia rhinestones in this brooch are rare colors for a crescent moon.  They're especially fun and vibrant against the darkened setting.  The Sphinx company was founded in 1950 and the style of this piece is very similar to a moon by Florenza in the early 1950's.
Marked: Sphinx
2 1/2 by 2"



Pink Rose Guilloché Sterling Collar Pin

The intricacy and detail of these guilloché Edwardian collar pins is quite amazing.  The black border and white background bring the eye to the delicate pink roses in the center.  The maker is unknown, but the silver mark is consistent with Scandinavian silversmiths.  Marked: T.J., 925S
Reference: Nicholls, Antique Enameled Jewelry, p. 83
1 1/2 by "



Tortolani Intricate Leaf Set

The simple shapes of these pieces, triangular and crescent, are filled with life due to the complexity of the overlapping textured leaves and berries.  The brooch is also a pendant to be worn on the matching chain.  Earrings are clip style.   Marked: Tortolani ©
Brooch: 2⅛ by 2⅛"; Chain: 21" long; Earrings: 1 3/4 by 1"



Uncas Sterling Heart Ring

Such a sweet little ring!  The delicate design surrounds an amber, heart-shaped stone, and it was from a birthstone line of pieces.  Produced for young girls or teens, it can be worn as a pinky ring.  Marked: Kiddiegem [mark of Uncas Mfg.] Sterling
Click here for the 1953 ad
Size: 4 1/2



Vogue Party Girl Set

Like disco balls with baguettes, this necklace and clip earring set is a wowser!  Silvertone settings and lots of dazzling rhinestones for a very flirty look.  Vogue was known for their innovative designs.  Marked: Vogue
Necklace: adjusts to 15"; Earrings: 1 3/4" long



Wachenheimer Pink Roses & Lavender Guilloché Enamel Sterling Brooch

Delicate coloring and fine detail work show the quality of this lovely Edwardian enameled pin.  Exceptional condition, ca 1910.
Marked: WB
[in a diamond], Wachenheimer Bros.
Reference: Bell, Old Jewelry, 1840-1950, 5th Ed., p. 176
1 1/2 by  1/2"



Wachenheimer Daisy Guilloché Bar Pin

A cheerful daisy and angular elements give this sterling bar pin a nice balance with the delicate tracery of the enameling.  Exceptional condition, ca 1910.
Marked: WB
[in a diamond], for Wachenheimer Bros.
Reference: Bell, Old Jewelry, 1840-1950, 5th Ed., p. 176
2½ by ¼"



Waite Evans Lilac Guilloché Pin

Sweet and delicate, this guilloché enamel collar pin is a lilac or lavender color with white border, all set in sterling rim and backing.  Excellent condition; ca. 1905.  Marked: Waite Evans initial mark in an eagle outline, Sterling Rims & Back
1⅛ by "



Weinberg Faux Carnelian Floral Brooch

This stunning brooch is large and extravagant, yet with subtle coloring: faux carnelians and marcasites set in silvertone.  Weinberg pieces, 1980s-90s, were well made and based on vintage designs.
Marked: Weinberg New York
3 by 2 3/4"



WMCA Art Deco Green Dress Clips

These fun dress clips, ca. 1930, have huge green stones the color of green tourmaline.  The rhinestones provide sparkle in the architectural Art Deco design.  Exceptional condition - these clips have withstood time in both condition and design.  Marked: WMCA [White Metal Casters Assn.]
1 1/2 by 1 1/2"




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