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Large Sparkling Rhinestone Wingback Earrings: The Wingback earring design was patented by Judith McAnn in1944 for women who had trouble wearing other types of earrings. Designed so the "wing" fits in the ear above the lobe with the wire back behind the ear for support. These are an unusually lovely pair of earrings, with prong set navette and chaton rhinestones in bright silver tone metal. The stones show no discoloring and the metal shows the minimal wear on the backs one would expect for their age. This is a lovely pair of hard to find Wingback earrings! fun to wear, and a proud addition to any vintage collection!
Vintage Marvella Enameled Black Daisy Brooch: If you think a black rose is rare just try to find a black daisy! The gold tone setting is very substantial, with a raised textured center and fancy leaf with raised rib detail. The life like curved petals are enameled in dramatic black which contrasts beautifully with the bright gold tone metal. A classic vintage brooch from Marvella! Measures 2 3/4 by 2 1/2".
Marvella Elf Pushing Cart with Faux Pearls Brooch: Crafted of gold tone metal with black enamel, our busy little man is pushing a garden cart filled with faux pearls. This is a very detailed and dimensional piece! His face is very life and he has the cutest pointy ears. His little shoes even curl up at the tips! The faux pearls in his cart are different sizes and in excellent condition. The little wheel on the cart even turns! There is some minor flaking to the black enamel paint through out the brooch, but it does not effect the look of the piece in any way. Signed Marvella, measures 2 1/4 by 2".
Vintage Signed Judy Lee Art Glass Bracelet and Earrings: This amazing vintage bracelet and earring set by Judy Lee is definitely for those who like their jewelry on the bold side. Amazing pewter colored molded art glass stones with shimmering pink and green colors highlight this fabulous set. Each glass stone is covered with raised swirled designs. The antique finished gold tone settings of scrolled design frame each prong set stone. The bracelet sections are connected with engraved book chain links. The clip back earrings are a perfect match in size with each bracelet link. Both are signed Judy Lee, with the earrings also being marked pat.pend. The bracelet clasp is tight and secure. The bracelet is shown on page 123 of Brilliant Rhinestones, Vintage and Contemporary Jewelry by Ronna Lee Aikins. The bracelet measures 7 1/2" and the earrings 1 3/8".
Rare Vintage Signed Mr. John Crown Brooch: Mr. John, milliner extraordinare, was the hat maker to the stars in the 1940's and 50's. Most famous for his work as milliner to Viven Leigh in Gone with the Wind, he also designed hats for the likes of the Duchess of Windsor, socialite Goria Vanderbuilt, and actress Lauren Bacall. Mr John had his own line of jewelry, which was marked with a hang tag or came in a presentation box, so signed pieces are few and far between. Crafted in gold wash over silver tone metal, this regal brooch is studded with silver tone balls, adding depth and interest. The center stone is a square cut emerald green foil back rhinestone set on the diagonal and the outside chatons are hot orange foil back rhinestones. The Mr. John signature is boldly written in script across the bottom piece of the crown. Measures 1 3/4 by 1 1/2", signed Mr. John.
Vintage Gerard Yosca Enamel Rhinestone Dragonfly Brooch: From famed contemporary designer Gerard Yosca, this enormous dragonfly brooch does not disappoint! Bright green enamel wings are studded with chaton Swarovski crystals. The wings are bordered with twisted gold tone metal. The body is set with three citrine colored glass stones, the square center stone is faceted. The tail is set with glowing faux pearls. Measures 4 by 3" and is signed YOSCA.
Vintage Beau Jewels Rhinestone and Molded Glass Earrings: These wonderful vintage Beau Jewels clip earrings are perfect for fall with their warm colors. Pale yellow and white molded glass flowers are paired with topaz and rich orange navette foil back rhinestones and a large prong set chaton rhinestone of pale peridot set in a silver tone floral cup. There is some plating loss on the back of each earring from age and wear. They measure 1 1/2 by 1" and are signed Beau Jewels.
Vintage Swoboda Gemstone Clown with Parasol Brooch: Charming and whimsical, this vintage gold plated Swoboda clown brooch is holding his parasol. He is encrusted with gemstones. His parasol has turquoise chips, his body is a rich deep green jade and his shoes are carnelian. Polished chips of amethyst, peridot and rose quart are used to detail his outfit and hands. The brooch measures 2 by 1 1/4: and is in excellent condition. It is signed Swaboda (c) and measures 2 by 1 1/4".
Vintage Multi Color B David Rhinestone Crown Brooch: This sparkling vintage crown brooch is composed of pear, chaton and baguette rhinestones in every color of the rainbow. Accenting the crown are nine faux pearls. All stones are prong set in silver tone metal. Signed B David on the top rhinestone. This brooch is a book piece, shown on pg 239 of Marcia Brown's book Rhinestone Jewelry. Measures 1 1/2 by 1".
Vintage Signed Barclay Amber Rhinestone Fur Clip: This wonderful vintage signed Barclay fur clip is just loaded with prong set amber colored rhinestones. Each rhinestone is set in a cup of white metal. The clip shows light wear to the back. The clip mechanism is tight and secure. The Barclay company was based out of Providence, Rhode Island. Barclay was in business from 1946 until 1957.
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