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Weiss  ~ 

Founded in 1942 by Albert Weiss, a former Coro employee, jewelry from the Weiss Co. is very well known and is often associated with the glitzy rhinestone jewelry of the 1950s-1960s.  There is conflicting information about whether or not the company designed or manufactured jewelry, but it's established that some was made by other manufacturers such as DeLizza & Elster (of Juliana fame) and Hollywood Jewelry (Hollycraft).  The firm ceased operation in the early 1970s.

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"Black Diamond"
Floral Brooch

Slightly mysterious, this lovely brooch has sinuous pavé swirls over smoky "black diamond" navette rhinestones.  Setting is rhodium plated.  Marked: Weiss
2 3/4 by 1 1/2"



Weiss Glamorous "Diamond" Bracelet

This dazzling bracelet looks like it's right out of a 1950s Hollywood movie.  Four rows of emerald cut crystal stones will light up the night.  Construction is solid with a rhinestone adorned push clasp; silvertone settings.   Marked: Weiss
7 1/4 by 1"



Japanned Green Apple Brooch

Although unsigned, this vibrant apple brooch has the design and construction characteristics of Weiss fruit pieces of the late 1950s.  A fun combination of blues and olivine rhinestones in a japanned setting give this brooch a lot of pizzazz.
2 by 1⅜"



"Black Diamond" Swish Earrings

A jaunty swish of pavé rhinestones overlays the floral cluster of smoke or 'black diamond' rhinestones in these charming clip earrings.  Settings are silvertone; excellent condition.  Marked: Weiss
Reference: Brown, Signed Beauties, p. 159
1" diam.



Weiss Topaz Fringe Necklace & Bracelet

Smoky topaz rhinestones in goldtone settings give this stunning set a warm radiance.  While most of the stones are octagon and the style is angular, it drapes into a lovely fringe effect on the necklace.  Note: mild wear to the goldtone finish on the backs.  Marked: Weiss
Reference: Rezazadeh, Costume Jewelry, p. 157
Necklace: adjusts to 16"; Bracelet 7 by 1"



Weiss Blue & Green Spray Brooch

Deep shades of Montana sapphire blue and tourmaline green complement each other in this exuberant brooch.  The piece is gently domed for a dimensional look and features two huge blue pear shaped stones in the silvertone setting.  Marked: Weiss
Reference: Click here to see a 1960 ad for similar pieces.
3 by 2"



Aurora Borealis Crescent Earrings

A wonderful bit of glitz, these clip earrings are goldtone wi the an array of aurora borealis rhinestones, all creating a crescent shape to follow the ear.  The stones emanate lots of colors and energy.  Marked: Weiss
1 1/4 by 3/4"



Black Diamond Rhinestone Wide Bracelet

The smoky 'black diamond' rhinestones produce a subtle, sophisticated sparkle in this glamorous bracelet.  The two oval stones give a nice focus.  Silvertone setting; fold-over clasp; very good condition with minor aging of a few stones.  Marked: Weiss
7 by 1"



Regal Maltese Cross Brooch/Pendant

This Maltese cross brooch also has a pendant hook and would look lovely with a string of pearls.  The simulated rubies and emeralds, paired with faux pearls, lend it a very royal flair. Excellent condition, ca. 1960s.  Note: textured goldtone settings are richer and darker in person.  Marked: Weiss
2 1/2 by 2 1/2"



Dazzling Triangle Rhinestone Earrings

From the mid-1950s, these large, dimensional triangle clip earrings are truly dazzling and not for the timid!  They're large enough to be worn at the neckline like dress clips.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: Weiss
1 1/2 by 1 1/2"



"Black Diamond" & Swirls Necklace

Lavish and elegant, this necklace is composed of smoke or 'black diamond' rhinestones with beguiling overlays of pavéd swirls.  Perfect for parties and that little black dress!  Ca. 1959.  Marked: Weiss
Reference: click here for the ad.  Brown, Signed Beauties, p. 150 [matching bracelet]
Adjusts to 16", 1 1/4" drop



Weiss Peridot Crackle Cabochon Earrings

These charming and glitzy clip earrings have shades of light green stones curved around the large crackled or "cat's eye" cabochon.  Settings are goldtone and condition is excellent.  Marked: Weiss
1⅜ by 1"



Autumn Wreath Brooch

Warm cozy fall tones with a wonderful sparkle make this a fun brooch.  The goldtone setting has textured swirls to enhance the stones of topaz, green tourmaline, rusty orange and aurora borealis.  Note: there is slight aging to the tips of some of the topaz marquise shaped stones, which is reflected in the price.  Marked: Weiss
2 1/4" diam.



Weiss Curved Rhinestone Earrings

The curved arc of these clip earrings is created by a line of square rhinestones flanked by round rhinestones - all sparkling in silvertone settings.  Excellent condition; ca. 1958.  Marked: Weiss NY
1 1/4 by 1/2"



Weiss Fuchsia Rose Brooch

A bit of 1960s flower power, this vibrant brooch is a slightly opened rose encrusted with fuchsia rhinestones.  The faux turquoise cabochon center give it pizzazz.  Goldtone setting; exceptional condition.  Marked: Weiss ©
Reference: Brown, Signed Beauties of Costume Jewelry, p. 163
2 1/4 by 2"



Glitzy Wreath Brooch
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A stylized wreath, this glittering brooch has a froth of stones resembling a bow.  Great amount of sparkle for a modest size piece.  Silvertone metal; prong set stones.  Marked: Weiss 
2 by 2"



Vivid Floral Brooch & Earrings Set

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Best described as vivid, this brooch and clip earring set is alive with color!  Both the large navettes (marquise shaped stones) and round stones in pink, fuchsia blues and olive are beautifully offset with the japanned (black enameled) setting.  The plaque bearing the mark on the brooch is illegible because of the enameling, but has been identified as Weiss from a brooch with a legible mark.
Brooch: 2 1/2" diam.; Earrings: 1⅜ by 3/4"



Fiery Floral Earrings
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Incredible sparkle to these glitzy earrings!  Large pear stones are surrounded by navettes and chatons, while baguettes make up the stems.  Stones are prong-set in silvertone.  Marked: Weiss (oval plaque)
Reference: Brown, Signed Beauties of Costume Jewelry, p. 168 [in blue]
1 1/2" by 1"




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