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Pennino  ~ 

Founded in 1927 by Oreste Pennino, the jewelry bearing this mark are uncommon and well loved by collectors.  The line stressed the "real look" in jewelry with elegant styles and floral motifs.    Production ceased sometime in the early 1960s.

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Molded Moonstone Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings

The flower buds or fruits of this delightful parure are molded stones simulating carved moonstones.  Their opalescent quality is nicely paired with the textured leaves and rhinestone accents.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: Pennino
Necklace: adjusts to 16, ¾” wide; Bracelet: 7 x ¾”; Earrings: 1¼ by 7/8”

SP060

$375


Violets & Golden Leaf Brooch

Violets are for remembrance and this memorable brooch is a large textured leaf with delicate violet blossoms sparkling with amethyst rhinestones.  Attributed to Pennino from marked pieces with the same design elements, clasp/hinge, and general construction.  Exceptional condition.
2¼ by 1½”

SP061

$165


'Stardust' Pavé Leaves Necklace & Earrings

Just as described in the company ad, this necklace and clip earring set exhibits 'starlit splendor' with the pavé leaves curled over links filled with baguettes.  Lovely dimension to the design; rhodium plated.  Note: mild aging to some of the small rhinestones.  Marked: Pennino
Reference: click here for the 1955 ad.
Necklace: adjusts to 16½", ¾" wide; Earrings: 1 1/8 by 7/8"

SP063

$290


Faux Diamond Bow Brooch

Resplendent with simulated diamond baguettes and pavé trim, this ribbon bow brooch has that desirable real look.  The settings are rhodium plated.  Note: slight aging of some of the baguettes is reflected in the price.  Marked:  Pennino
2½ by 1"

SP032

$150


Sapphire Molded Berry Necklace & Earrings

The berries of this necklace and clip earring set are deep blue, resembling the carved sapphires seen in fruit salad fine jewelry pieces.  Detailed curling silvertone leaves and sparkling rhinestones complete the design.  Exceptional condition; rhodium plated.   Marked: Pennino
Necklace: adjusts to 16¾", 1" wide; Earrings: 1½ by 1"

SP055

$285


Radiant Baguette Swirl Choker

A saucy swirl of baguettes sprays out from a ribbon of rhinestones in this charming choker.  The open central part of each link is flirtatious and fun.  Settings are rhodium plated and the piece is in fabulous condition.  Marked:  Pennino
16" long, 1" wide

SP028

$195


Black Velvet Floral Brooch & Earrings

Stunning contrasts are found in this brooch and clip earring set.  The matte black enamel looks like black velvet, enhanced by the sparkling pavé rhinestone centers.  Perfect with that 'little black dress'!  Marked: Pennino
Brooch: 2" diam.; Earrings: 1¼" diam.

SP045

$150


Sapphire Molded Berry Bracelet

Each link of this charming bracelet has a textured silvertone leaf and juicy sapphire blue molded berry with rhinestone tip.  Very yummy piece in lovely condition with only minor wear to the finish.  Marked: Pennino
6¾ by ¾”

SP062

$165


Shooting Star Brooch

Reminiscent of a shooting star, this unusual design features a burst of pavé stones on the center dome and heart-shaped leaves.  Trailing along are the four strands of stones, swaying with your every move.  Pendant hook on the back so this brooch may be worn as a pendant or to sweep beads or pearls to the shoulder. Note: slight aging to a few of the stones is seen under magnification.  Marked: Pennino
3½ by 1¾"

SP040

$230


Molded Moonstone & Leaves Necklace & Earrings

One of several styles using these unusual faux moonstones, this necklace and clip earring set has lyrical textured leaves and a moonstone bud or fruit on each link.  Exceptional condition; rhodium plated.  Marked: Pennino
Necklace: adjusts to 16", 7/8" wide; Earrings: 1¼ by ¾"

SP057

$285


Ruby Baguette Knot Earrings

Like a swirled knot, these clip earrings curl with one side being pavé rhinestones and the other radiating red baguettes.  Rhodium plated; excellent condition.  Marked: Pennino
¾" diam.

SP064

$90


Amethyst Swirl Choker

The circular links of this charming necklace contain swirls, amethyst colored rhinestones in tiny flowers and sparkling navette rhinestones.  Goldtone settings; ca 1940s.   Marked: Pennino
15½" long, 1" wide

SP037

$195


Molded Berry Necklace & Earrings

Deliciously fluid, this beautiful set has textured swirls and dangles of molded white berries or buds with a sprinkling of rhinestones.  Earrings are clip style and condition is excellent.  Marked: Pennino
Necklace: adjusts to 16", 1½" drop; Earrings: 2" long

SP041

$250


Emerald Collet Set Floral Fur Clip

The layered design of this pin-clip gives it wonderful dimension - from the lower pavéd petals to the peaked cabochon center of the flower.  The result is an unusual piece from the 1940s.  Marked: Pennino
1 5/8" diam.

SP047

$170


Arched Baguette Choker

There's an architectural feel to the gently curved links filled with baguettes and keystone rhinestone drops in this alluring necklace.  Settings are rhodium plated and the piece drapes prettily on the neck.  Note: mild aging to the stones is seen under magnification.  Marked: Pennino
14½ by 5/8"

SP044

$175


Sapphire Baguette Loops Bracelet

The glamorous real-look design of this stunning bracelet is enhanced by the use of the sapphire rhinestone baguettes curving over one side of each link.  A clever display of baguettes and flowing dimension!  Exceptional condition.   Marked: Pennino
7¼ by 1"

SP042

$185


Dangling Lantern Earrings

These dazzling clip earrings incorporate large octagon rhinestones to create the glass and glow of the dangling lanterns.  Such a clever use of the stones!  See item SP043 for the brooch.  Marked: Pennino
2 by ½"

SP052

$100


Floral Navette Necklace & Earrings

This feminine necklace and clip earring set has a pretty floral motif, like a daisy chain or garland of sparkling blossoms.  Excellent condition; light aging to the rhinestones when viewed under magnification.  Marked: Pennino
Necklace: adjusts to 16", ¾" wide; Earrings: ¾" diam.

SP050

$225


Baguette Tassel Necklace

Elegant with the look of platinum and diamonds, this real-look necklace features a tassel-like pendant that sparkles with baguettes as it hangs from rhinestone studded loops.  The extender allows it to be worn as a choker or longer necklace.  Marked: Pennino
Reference: Judith Miller, Costume Jewelry, p. 189 [similar piece]
17½", including 2" extender; 1¾" drop

SP053

$225


Swirling Silver Leaves & Pearls Bracelet

Gracefully flowing links of lightly textured silvertone and luminous faux pearls make this bracelet feminine and charming.  Quality construction is typical of Pennino pieces and the condition is exceptional.  Marked: Pennino
7 by ¾"

SP039

$145


Emerald Circle Earrings

Simple and elegant, these clip earrings incorporate emerald green baguettes in the curling design, and the look is definitely that of fine jewelry.  Exceptional condition. Marked: Pennino
7/8 by ¾"

SP049

$92


Baguette Leaf Choker
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Curving leaves are composed of baguettes and interspersed with pavé balls (berries?) in this fabulous necklace.  Rhodium plated setting and only slight aging to some of the stones.  A graceful and festive piece circa 1956.  Marked:  Pennino 
Adjusts to 16", 1" wide

SP012

$195


Amethyst Floral Necklace & Earrings

A gorgeous necklace and clip earring set with the look of fine jewelry - diamonds and amethysts.  The daisy-like floral elements are connected with graceful swirls; rhodium plated settings look like platinum.  Marked: Pennino
Necklace: adjusts to 16½", ¾" wide; Earrings: 1 1/8 by ¾"

SP046

$325


Dazzling Daisy Earrings

These charming clip earrings look like dazzling daisies with oval rhinestone petals and raised centers.  They're a great example of the real-look without being overly flashy.  Marked: Pennino
1" diam.

SP054

$85


Golden Leaves & Pearls Bracelet

Luminous simulated pearls flank the lightly textured leaves in this 1960s bracelet.   The alternating direction of the links give lend a flowing grace to the design.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: Pennino
7 by ¾"

SP019

$145


Delicate Floral Vine Parure

Swirls or vines interlink the sparkling flowers in this graceful choker, bracelet and clip earring set.  They look like some sort of wildflower with teardrop rhinestones as petals. Marked: Pennino
Necklace: 15" by ¾"; Bracelet: 7 by ¾"; Earrings: 1¼ by ¾"

SP051

$295


Baguette Loops Choker

Curving and dimensional links are set with baguette rhinestones in this stellar necklace.  Even the rhinestone chain is filled with baguettes in this "real look" piece.  Note:  a few of the stones in the chain show some aging under magnification.  Marked:  Pennino
14½" long, 1" wide

SP036

$195


Pink Flower Fur Clip

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Radiant collet set pink stones create the layered petals of this splendid flower.  Baguettes radiate from the central cabochon.  This is a very dimensional piece with a lot of pizzazz for the size.  Marked: Pennino
1 3/8" diam.

SP014

$165


Heart-shaped Leaf Parure

Delicate heart shaped leaves entwine about these pieces and are pavéd with glittering rhinestones.  The settings are rhodium plated and earrings are clip style.  Marked:  Pennino
Necklace: adjusts to 16"; Bracelet: 7¼ by ½"; Earrings: 1 by 5/8"

SP024

$245


Sweetheart Earrings

Glittering with pavé rhinestones, these domed heart shaped clip earrings are just lovely.  Settings are rhodium plated.  Note:  there is some aging in some of the rhinestones, as reflected in the price.  Marked: Pennino
¾ by ¾"

SP029

$82


White Berry Parure

Nestled among lush golden leaves, these cool white melon shaped stones provide a wonderful contrast.  The glared image doesn't do justice to this lovely set.  Earrings are clip style.  Nicely sized, hefty construction and in exceptional condition.  Marked: Pennino
Necklace: adjusts to 17"; Bracelet: 7 by 1 1/8"; Earrings: 1½ by 1"

SP025

$265


Festive Streamer Earrings

Resembling a knotted ribbon with dangling streamers, these clip earrings are party perfect.  Slight aging to the stones, but still dazzling and full of movement.  Rhodium plated setting.  Marked: Pennino
3" long, ¾" wide

SP013

$110


White Melon Bracelet

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Whimsical open-work fan shapes flank the darling white melon cabochons in this fun and dimensional link bracelet.  Dating from the 1940s this piece is gold plated with slight wear to the finish.  Fold-over clasp and safety chain.  Marked: Pennino
7½" long, 1" wide

SP011

$130


Floral Fantasy Necklace

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Intricate design of all clear stones has flowers made of pears and baguettes with additional pear stones between and round stones everywhere.  Beautifully constructed.  Slight cloudiness to some of the pears, reflected in the price.  Rhodium setting.  Looks better in person!  Marked: Pennino
15½" long, 1" at widest point

SP003

$185


Moonstone Melon Earrings

These earrings represent one of several Pennino designs featuring beautiful simulated carved moonstones.  Textured goldtone leaves curl around the molded stone in these beautifully made clip earrings.  Condition is excellent.  Marked: Pennino
1 3/8" by ¾"

SP010

$82

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