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Vintage Swag and Wreath Butterfly Brooch with Green AB Rhinestones: This gorgeous vintage brooch surprised me when I did not find a Florenza signature on it, the construction and metal finish are so similar. The brooch features an antiqued gold tone finish, the top swag set with green AB rhinestones in marquise and chaton shaped, with a butterfly prominently in the center. The top swag suspends a circle wreath, set again with green AB matching stones. The brooch is in excellent condition, unsigned, and measures 2 1/2 by 2".
Vintage 1930's Pewter Tone Layered Floral Brooch with Blue Rhinestones: This vintage 1930's brooch is most likely Czech in origin. The pewter colored metal is layered, the flowers are riveted to the stamped back, which is not thin like to many pieces with this construction. The sapphire blue rhinestones are prong set in the middle of each flower. The brooch is substantial and well made. The old style roll over clasp hold securely and the brooch is in excellent condition. The brooch measures 2 3/4 by 1 3/4".
Vintage Layered Topaz Rhinestone with Molded Iridescent Red Molded Glass Brooch: This stunning vintage 1950's brooch features swedged ( layered and riveted) construction. Each frond features topaz rhinestone navettes alternating with iridescent red navettes, over layed with fronds set with sparkling silver rhinestones, all in gold tone metal. Each stone is individually prong set. The red molded glass stones glow with blue and pink colors playing across the stones. My pictures don't begin to show how lovely the colors are. The brooch measures 3 1/4 by 2". The gold tone setting shows no signs of wear.
Joan Rivers Large Inverted Inverted Golden Stone, Purple Cabochon and Green Rhinestone Copper Metal Brooch: This fabulous brooch from Joan Rivers features warm copper colored metal set with a wonderful combination of colors. Large high dome lucite cabochons in glowing purple alternate with faceted golden topaz stones, which are set inverted, so the facets and point are on the top of the stone. A circle of faceted lucite beads in dark green alternate with lighter green rhinestones as the frame around the center topaz stone. The stones are all securely prong set. The brooch is weighty and well made and measures 2 1/2 by 2 3/8".
Stunning Signed Austria Purple Foil Glass and Rhinestone Brooch: This gorgeous brooch from Austria features a bevy of purple shades mixed with AB rhinestones, including rare purple foil glass cabochons, all prong set in gold tone metal. the hues range from light lavender to rich royal purple, the foil glass adding shimmer that seems to change with the lighting. the brooch measures 2 1/4 by 1 3/4" and is signed Made in Austria.
Antique Victorian Engraved Buckle Style Sash Pin: This lovely antique Victorian sash pin features a rectangular shape bordered in a beaded motif, with a pattern of leaves and flowers etched in to the brass metal. The center has the buckle style hook, which is purely decorative. It closes securely with an open "C" clasp and measures 2 3/4 by 2". The condition is wonderful. I have not polished, I think it looks fabulous as is.
Rare Vintage Bellini Rhinestone Collared Lizard Brooch: This fabulous and rare vintage figural brooch from Bellini is crafted in layers, each layer individually cast and plated. The ornate ruffle is rhodium plated, encrusted with sparkling rhinestones, and wonderfully frilled. It is overlaid with a gold plated layer which represent the ribs in the lizards collar. Then comes the rhodium plated oval head, pave'd with yet more rhinestones and red glass eyes and mouth. This brooch is stunningly crafted, a work of art, and a true conversation piece. Bellini used a signature plaque that was soldered on after construction, and it has fallen off the brooch. You can see the area the plaque was attached if you look closely under the curved area on the back. The brooch was also confirmed by a friend, who found it in an antique mall with the original plaque still intact. This rare delight measures 3" across. This type of craftsmanship is no longer being produced as it was so very labor intensive.
Vintage Signed Gale Rhinestone Maltese Cross Brooch: This lovely vintage Maltese cross has a twist to the design, a flower in the center! The brooch is crafted in silver tone metal, with brilliantly sparkling rhinestones, each individually prong set. A large open work silver tone flower sits in the center, adorned with yet another sparkling rhinestone. This particular maker is not thick on the ground, and this impressive piece is in mint condition. it measures 2 5/8 by 2 1/2" and is signed By Gale.
Vintage Van Dell Rose and Yellow Gold Plate Aqua Rhinestone Flower Brooch: This lovely vintage brooch from Van Dell features a layered flower, the outer petals plated in warm rose gold and the inner in yellow gold. The raised center is a sparkling bevy of old aqua rhinestones. This piece is a brooch/pendant combination, with a hook to clip over a chain. The brooch is in excellent condition, measures 1 1/2" across and is signed Van Dell, 1/20th 12K GF.
Enchanting Pink Moonglow Lucite Bee Brooch: This adorable vintage figural bee brooch is crafted from pink moonglow lucite and accented with a deep green rhinestone eye. The bee is in flight with her wings spread. Her condition is excellent. The brooch measures 2 1/4 by 1 1/2". She retains the original clasp and has no chips or scratching.
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