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Wiesner & Astra  ~ 

Very little is known about this company, but the pieces are well made, usually rhodium plated, and make use of a mixture of cuts and colors for good effect.  The glamorous execution is lighter than Weiss or Kramer pieces -- more like Bogoff jewelry of the early 1950's.  Pieces marked Astra were also from this company.

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Wiesner Sapphire Blue Maple Leaf Brooch

A fun take on a traditional symbol of autumn, this lacy maple leaf brooch has rhinestone adorned edges and sapphire blue navettes and baguettes.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: Wiesner
2 by 1 3/4"



Wiesner Paisley Rhinestone Earrings

These delightful clip earrings are an unusual and open design in the shape of a paisley with a swirl or spray of baguettes.  Excellent condition.  Marked: Wiesner
1 1/4 by  3/4"



Wiesner Deep Red Medallion Choker

The central pendant of this lovely necklace has the look of a medallion with a semi-circular array of stones.  The deep red (siam) oval stones are striking with the rhinestones and silvertone settings.  Marked: Joseph Wiesner NY
16 1/2"; 1 3/4" drop



Astra Emerald Stars Parure

This pretty set features emerald green rhinestone stars strung together with crystal rhinestones.  The necklace is choker length and earrings are screw-back style.  Excellent condition; ca 1950s.   Marked: Astra
Necklace: 14 3/4 by 1", Bracelet: 7 1/2 by 1", Earrings: 1" dia.



Star Flower Brooch
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Huge navettes (marquise shaped rhinestones) form the petals of this lacy, yet fiery brooch.  The center has small pear shaped rhinestones and the setting is rhodium plated. Note: yellow tones are artifact in the image. Marked: Wiesner
2 1/4" diam.



Sapphire Baguette Set

Fanciful thistle-like flowers are composed of sapphire blue baguettes and pavé rhinestones in this graceful brooch.  The matching clip earrings echo the theme. Note: see the similar set, SX066.  The earrings can be interchanged!  Marked: Wiesner
Brooch: 2 by 1 1/2"; Earrings: 1" diam.



Wiesner of Miami Amethyst & Pearl Pill Box

This delightful pill box is adorned with large amethyst octagon rhinestones and faux pearls.  In excellent condition, it's ready to store your little treasures.  Included is the original box and cloth bag (in fair condition.
Marked: Wiesner of Miami
[a different company than Wiesner of NY, known for compacts, lipstick cases, etc.]
1 1/2 by 1⅛ by 3/4"



Astra Black Diamond Atomic Brooch  

Pavé discs and smoke gray (‘black diamond’) navettes orbit the baguette filled circle in this inventive atomic age brooch.  The subtle sparkle of stones allows the motif to take center stage.  Silvertone settings; exceptional condition.  See item SX266 for this design with dark red stones.   Marked: Astra
2" diam.



Astra Peridot Fringe Necklace

This fringe style necklace has a refreshing look with the lively peridot colored rhinestone dangles suspended from crystal rhinestone chain.  Excellent condition; silvertone setting.  Marked: Astra
16", 1⅛" drop



Wiesner Amethyst Triple Leaf Brooch

Set in goldtone, this regal looking leaf brooch has three leaflets adorned with pavé rhinestones, amethyst colored navette rhinestones, and a central amethyst oval stone.  Marked: Joseph Wiesner NY
2⅜ by 2⅛"



Wiesner Emerald Navette Link Bracelet

Two shades of emerald green navettes add pizzazz to the delicate oval links in this bracelet.  Nicely made, and delightfully sparkly.   Marked: Wiesner NY
7 1/4 by ⅝"



Astra Ruby Red Leaf Brooch

The flowing design of this graceful leaf brooch is enhanced by the stunning combination of deep red baguettes and navettes with crystal rhinestones.  Slight wear to the metal on the hinge mechanism, otherwise excellent condition. Marked: Astra
2⅜ by 1⅜"



Wiesner Ornate Curving Rhinestone Choker

Sculptured and curving, this glamorous necklace is dazzling with rhinestones and very alluring when worn.  The design, use of various shaped stones and dimensions are reminiscent of bridal lace.  Marked: Joseph Wiesner NY
15 1/2", 1 1/2" drop



Wiesner Light Blue Navette Circle Brooch

Fresh as a daisy (or aster), the floral effect of this circle brooch is created by the array of light sapphire blue navette rhinestones.  Pavéd circles complete the look, all in rhodium plated settings.  Marked: Wiesner
1 3/4" diam.



Wiesner Red Baguette Choker

While delicate and feminine, this pretty necklace has geometric styling emphasized by the use of deep red baguettes throughout.  Excellent condition; rhinestone adorned hook closure.  Marked: Wiesner
Adjusts to 15",  1/2" wide



Astra Sapphire Maple Leaf Earrings

These lovely clip earrings feature sapphire baguettes and navettes to form the leaf veins and are edged with rhinestones.  A fun and unusual color for maple leaves.  Excellent condition.  See item SX223 for the matching brooch marked Wiesner.  Marked: Astra
1 by ⅞”



Astra Emerald Oval Link Parure

This real-look parure of choker, bracelet and pierced earrings features oval links crisscrossed with emerald green baguettes.  Very elegant!  Note: earrings have been converted to pierced and have sterling screw-on backs.  Marked: Astra
Necklace: 14 1/2 by 3/4"; Bracelet: 7 1/4 by 3/4"; Earrings: ⅞ by 3/4"



Wiesner Tawny Daisies Brooch

This trio of sparkling daisy-like flowers is warm and inviting in the subtle smoky topaz rhinestones.  Settings are goldtone; exceptional condition.  Marked: Wiesner
1⅝ by 1 1/2"



Astra Sapphire Blue Fringe Choker

This delicate real-look choker combines crystal rhinestones and sapphire blue navettes in an alluring fringe style.  Excellent condition.  Marked: Astra
15 1/4" long; 1/2" wide



Astra Atomic Red Circular Brooch

What an imaginative and fanciful design!  Appearing to be inspired by the atomic era, this circular brooch uses angled pavéd discs and dark red navettes orbiting on the red baguette circular frame.  Marked: Astra
2" diam.



Wiesner Sapphire Baguette Brooch

Slightly layered and architectural looking, this 'real look' brooch makes fascinating use of basic shapes.  The central pavéd circle is domed and ringed with sapphire blue baguettes.  Rhodium plated, excellent condition. Marked: Wiesner
1⅞ by 1⅞" [point to point]



Bold & Lacy Brooch
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What a wonderful blend of design elements!  The large dazzling oval rhinestones are backed with an open lacy pavé frame.  This presents a strong, yet feminine attitude.  Note:  there is slight foil damage to one of the oval stones which is reflected in the price.  Marked: Wiesner 
2" diam.



Sapphire Navette Set

An exuberant spray of sapphire blue navettes (marquise shaped rhinestones) drapes from a bow with a large central oval stone and baguettes.  The matching clip earrings swirl up the ear.  Note: see the similar set, SX065.  The earrings can be interchanged!  Marked: Wiesner
Brooch: 2 1/4 by 1 1/2";  Earrings: 1⅜ by 1"




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