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Signed and Designer Jewelry 

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Jewelry in this section of Emerald City is organized by the maker or designer in alphabetical order for name.  Be sure to check the Misc. section at the end for lesser known makers or those with just a few pieces represented. 

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Art

While little is known about the company, Art Mode Jewelry Creations, the designs with this mark feature intricate styles with luscious colors.   (late 1940s - 1960s)

Art Cameo Brooch

Classic styling and beautifully made, this cameo brooch has an ornate domed setting which is even decorative on the back.  The dimensional cameo simulates hand carved shell and is ringed by faux pearls. Marked: ART ©
1 7/8" diam., ¾" deep

SA018

$76


Autumn Leaves Set

Warm and glowing, the enameled leaves of this brooch and clip earring set are full of life.  Simulated pearls resemble berries or perhaps dew drops interspersed among the leaves.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: ART © 
Brooch: 2½ by 1¾"; Earrings: 1" diam

SA003

$92


Art Christmas Wreath Brooch

Golden holly leaves, sparkling rhinestones and sprinkles of "snow" make this wreath brooch a holiday classic.  Even the red enameled bow is tipped with edges of white snow.  Marked: ART ©
2" diameter

SA005

$48


Red Cab Pinwheel Brooch

Luscious red cabochons are nestled in this pinwheel style brooch.  Ornate goldtone setting has silvertone swirls and clear rhinestone accents.  More glowing in person!  Marked:  ART©
2 by 2"

SA004

$86

 

McClelland Barclay

Pieces designed by Art Deco artist McClelland Barclay are rare, distinctive, and prized by collectors.  The jewelry was produced by Rice-Weiner only from 1939 until just after the artist's death in 1943.

Emerald Leaf Brooch

A rarely found design, this brooch depicts a sleek golden leaf with a central section of pavé stones and emerald green rhinestones.  Marked: McClelland Barclay
Reference: Gordon, Twentieth Century Costume Jewelry, p. 170
2½ by 1¼"

SX094

$345


McClelland Barclay Sapphire Art Deco Necklace

Bold and architectural, this Art Deco necklace is one of the most beloved of the McClelland Barclay designs.  Fabulous condition with only minor aging of the tiny original rhinestones.  Marked: McClelland Barclay
Reference: Brunialtis', American Costume Jewelry, p. 248
17", with 2" drop

SX182

$450


McClelland Barclay Jewel Toned Retro Moderne Brooch

One of a series of Moderne pieces designed and produced in 1941, this lovely brooch has characteristic curves and swirls.  The silvertone overlay with jewel tone navettes and rhinestones lends motion and drama to this design.  Marked: McClelland Barclay
Reference: Brunialtis', American Costume Jewelry, N-Z, p. 44
2 5/8 by 2¼"

SX255

$350


McClelland Barclay Maple Leaf Brooch

A classic and popular design form 1940, this lovely maple leaf brooch is goldtone with an overlay of silvertone pavéd with rhinestones.  This piece is the larger of the two sizes produced.  After being lovingly worn for years, this piece shows mild damage to the finish, mostly on the back, and this is reflected in the price.  Marked: McClelland Barclay
Reference: Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry, p. 243-244; Ball, Golden Age of Design, p. 155
2¾ by 2¾"

SX176

$225


McClelland Barclay Ruby Retro Brooch

A very rare piece from a rare designer, this Retro Moderne brooch has a softer feel than the more architectural M. Barclay jewelry.  Large ruby colored stones really stand out among the pavé rhinestones and gold plating.  Note: wear and slight pitting to the plating is reflected in the price.  Marked: Barclay [typical font on a rectangular plaque]
Reference: Brunialti, A Tribute to America, p. 170-171 [matching necklace]
3½ by 2½"

SX161

$425

 

Beaucraft

Founded in 1947, Beaucraft has been one of the major US manufacturers of silver jewelry, charms and novelties.  Much of the vintage jewelry was produced in the 1950s-1960s and was of good quality with a loyal customer base.

Beau Ballerina Brooch & Earrings

This lovely dancer seems to be telling a romantic story in her graceful movements.  Her dress has a heart and leaf motif and the flower basket in her hand swings freely.  The screw-back earrings echo the flowers and heart shaped leaf motif.  Attribution was made from the matching bracelet marked Beau Sterling.   Marked: Sterling
Brooch: 2 by 1¾"; Earrings: 1¼ by ¾"

SX158

$98


Beau Sterling Double Grape Bunches Brooch

This realistic sterling silver brooch depicts a leafy branch with two big juicy bunches of grapes.  Nicely detailed and excellent condition.  Marked: Beau Sterling
2 by 1 3/8"

SX270

$72


Beau Sterling Mandolin Brooch

This darling figural brooch is very dimensional and detailed for its size.  There are floral decorations on the front and wire strings lending realism to this bowl-backed mandolin.  excellent condition.  Marked: Beau Sterling
1 5/8 by 5/8"

SX271

$75


Beau Sterling
Feather Brooch

Gracefully curved, this sterling silver brooch is a single feather and would look lovely on a lapel or hat.  The texturing lends an air of reality and the condition is excellent.   Marked: Beau-Ster
2¾ by ¾"

SX165

$60


BeauCraft Strolling Cat Brooch

Like all the feline figurals of this series, this kitty has lots of personality.  Stretched out in motion, this cute cat appears to be going for a stroll with a rather satisfied look to it.  Marked: BeauCraft sterling
2¼ by 1½"

SX247

$78


Beau Sterling Sassy Cat Brooch

So cute!  This sassy kitten is looking over her shoulder as if to say: aren't I adorable?  This is one of several cat figurals from the company.  See item SX247 for another pose.  Marked: Beau Sterling
2 by 1¼"

SX272

$72


Beau Sterling Performing Arts Bracelet

You're in the spotlight with this darling performing arts motif link bracelet.  Each musical staff link is overlaid with figures including a ballerina, theatrical masks, musical notes and instruments.  Marked: Beau Sterling
7½ by ¾"

SX238

$110


Beau Sterling Sailboat Brooch

This sterling silver brooch has a fun dimensional feel to it.  Situated at a three-quarter profile, it looks like it's tacking across the observer's line of sight.  Marked: Beau Sterling
1½ by 1¼"

SX232

$86


Beau Sterling Seashells Brooch

Take a quick trip to the beach when you wear this darling brooch depicting a starfish and scallop shell.  So cute and a natural to wear with the coordinating shell set or sea horse brooch.  Marked: Beau sterling
1½ by 1"

SX244

$62


Beau Sterling Palm Trees Brooch

Wearing this cute brooch will carry the tropics with you through your day.  It's a nice vacation memento or a bit of paradise for a micro-vacation.  Marked: Beau Sterling
2 by 1¼"

SX240

$70


Beau Sterling Starfish Brooch

This darling starfish pin is very realistic with the patina emphasizing the complex texture of this cute creature.  It's fun when worn with a sterling sea horse or other sea creature.  (See item SX156 for the Beau sea horse brooch.) Marked: Beau © Sterling
1¼" diam.

SX192

$42


Beau Sterling Scallop Shell Parure

Here's a lovely rendering of sea shells, specifically scallop shells, from a long established jewelry maker.  These sterling pieces are in excellent condition and the earrings are comfortable screw-backs.  The clasp bears the patent number, issued in 1945 to Artistic Silver Craft, NY.  Marked: Beau Sterling
Bracelet: 7 by ¾"; Brooch: 1½ by 1¼"; Earrings: ¾ by ¾"

SX198

$130


Beau Sterling
Sea Horse Brooch

This adorable and whimsical creature is perfect for the ocean lover.  The vintage sterling has a nice patina, bringing out the sculptured details.  Marked:  Beau Sterling
2¼ by 1 1/8"

SX156

$64

 

Carl-Art

Founded in 1936 by Carl Schraysshuen and Arthur Loercher, this company was known for sterling and gold-filled jewelry, producing under their own name as well as making pieces for other companies.

Carl-Art Sterling Leaf & Berry Brooch

Gracefully depicted, this leaf brooch includes a bit of vine and a little spray of berries.  The leaf has a soft and subtle texture.  Nicely fluid and in exceptional condition.  Marked: C A [w/ arrow] Sterling
2¼ by 1½"

SX218

$85


Carl-Art Sapphire Sterling Bow Brooch

Elegant and light, this softly flowing 1940s bow brooch is sterling with montana sapphire octagon rhinestones gathering up the open-work 'fabric'.   Marked: CA [w/ arrow], Sterling
1 7/8 by 7/8"

SX231

$92


Carl-Art Floral
Watch Pin

This lovely floral piece is a good example of the sterling Carl-Art pieces from the 1940s.  The company produced lovely, delicate pieces like this brooch, which can be worn just as effectively without a watch pendant.  Marked: Sterling CA (w/ an arrow through the letters)
Reference: Click here to see the 1946 patent.
1¾ by 1½"

SX141

$72

 

Hattie Carnegie

Well known for her fashion designs, Hattie Carnegie added costume jewelry production to her business in 1939.  Various designers created the pieces that bore her name and jewelry lines were often theme oriented.

Hattie Carnegie Floral Trembler Brooch

This very rare brooch features three trembler flowers, bobbing high above rhinestone studded leaves and large faux pearl buds or berries.  Carnegie produced several styles of trembler pieces and they're all enchanting.  Exceptional condition, ca. 1955.  Marked: Hattie Carnegie
Reference: McCall, Hattie Carnegie Jewelry, p. 69; Kelley & Schiffer, Costume Jewelry: The Great Pretenders, p. 124; Carroll, Costume Jewelry 202, p. 282
3 by 2½", ¾" deep

SX160

$285


Green Floral Fantasy Brooch

Glorious green this deeply dimensional and layered brooch is rich in shades of green.  Mysterious "cat's eye" stones, molded frosted cabochons, aurora borealis stones and deep emerald green rhinestones.  Little florets of stones enhance the depth of the piece.  Marked: Hattie Carnegie ©
2¼" diam.

SX071

$165


Hattie Carnegie Floral Branch Trembler Brooch

These Carnegie trembler pieces are very hard to find, especially this design which is a branch of rhinestone studded leaves and trembling blossoms with faux pearl accents.  The trembler springs are longer than seen from other makers, so they really quiver when worn.  Exceptional condition, ca. 1955.  Marked: Hattie Carnegie
Reference: McCall, Hattie Carnegie Jewelry, p. 69; Kelley & Schiffer, Costume Jewelry: The Great Pretenders, p. 124; Carroll, Costume Jewelry 202, p. 282
4 by 1½', ¾" deep

SX285

$295


Pearl & Curls Fur Clip

Rare and unusual, this two prong fur clip features a huge mabé pearl that's a lovely pale taupe color.  It's surrounded by slender golden tendrils sparkling with rhinestones.  The simulated pearl has a few imperfections and there is slight wear to the high spots of the gold plating all reflected in the price of this early Carnegie piece.  Marked: Hattie Carnegie
2½ by 1¼"

SX067

$145


Hattie Carnegie Dazzling Pinwheel Brooch

This dazzling pinwheel type brooch is deep, giving it a great dimensional look.  Not for the timid!  Swirls are created with crystal baguettes, navettes and chatons in rhodium setting.  Very good condition, slight wear to finish on back.  Marked: Hattie Carnegie, with attached tag.
3" dia.

SX019

$98


Crisscross Clamper Bracelet

Intricate design has  very large smoke colored stones encased in goldtone crisscrosses, all with a scattering of small clear rhinestones.  slight wear to the finish, otherwise very good condition.  Marked: Hattie Carnegie
Reference: McCall, Hattie Carnegie Jewelry, p. 100
7" interior diam., ¾" wide

SX036

$135

 

Ciner

Known for high quality pieces, Ciner has produced costume jewelry since 1931.    Pieces are made with the same attention for detail that goes back to the company's origins of creating fine jewelry.

Ciner Scimitar Brooch

From a company known for quality in construction and detail, this exquisite scimitar, or curved sword, brooch is no exception.  It conjures up elegance and intrigue with the simulated flawed emerald cabochon and rhinestone accents.  Very exotic and in superb condition.  Marked: Ciner
3 by 1"

SX193

$145


Ciner Regal Pearl Drop Necklace

Elegant and majestic, this gorgeous necklace has an intricate Edwardian styling.  It's very reminiscent of the platinum, diamond and pearl pieces worn by Empress Alexandra.  Slight aging to the stones of the chain in the back, otherwise excellent condition.  Marked: Ciner
Adjusts to 15½" with 2" drop

SX199

$225


Ciner Emerald Leaf Spray Brooch

This foliate brooch uses textured goldtone metal, pavé rhinestones and emerald stones for a rich, dimensional piece, all with the Ciner quality construction.  Ca. 1965.  Marked: Ciner ©
2½ by 2¼"

SX261

$160

 

DeRosa

Founded by Ralph DeRosa in 1934, this firm produced some especially stunning pieces in the 1940s, often with enameling or unusual stone shapes.  Quality was exceptional with careful finishing.  Production ceased  in the mid-1950s.

DeRosa Faux Pearl Bow Brooch

Elegant in both style and layered construction, this weighty brooch is sterling with a rhodium plating.  Rhinestones and creamy faux pearl are original, and the piece is in wonderful condition for its age.  NOTE: the gold area on the left is a reflection of the pearl, not damage to the finish.  Marked:  DeRosa Sterling
2¾ by 1¾"

SD054

$185


DeRosa Blue Cabochon Leaf Fur Clip

Retro Moderne grace with a linear touch, this gilt fur clip is a swirling leaf with open-work and tiny rhinestones.  Peaked sapphire blue glass cabochons adorn the ends of the top portion.  All original stones, so they have aged; otherwise excellent condition.  Ca. 1940.  Marked: DeRosa
1 7/8 by 1 3/8"

SD071

$185


DeRosa Art Deco Patriotic Dress Clip

The color combination of this wonderful old clip is unusual and striking.  It's uncommon to find gold plated finishes from the 1930s, and it really shows off the red baguettes and large blue cabochon.  Stones are original so there is aging to the pavé rhinestones.  Condition is otherwise excellent.  Marked: DeRosa
2 by 1½"

SX140

$132


DeRosa Blue Rosebud Enameled Fur Clip

Exquisite styling as expected from a DeRosa floral piece.  The green enameled leaves curl down to the blue rosebud and all are edged with tiny rhinestones.  Note:  there is some wear to the gold plating and a couple small enamel chips, all reflected in the pricing.  Marked: DeRosa
2 by 1½"

SD037

$265


DeRosa Leaf Dress Clip

Lovely and lively, this silvertone metal leaf clip is an unusual piece for DeRosa.  The texture of the veins give it realism for a simple and elegant look.  Note: there is some wear to the bottom tip of the leaf.  Marked: R. DeRosa
2¼ by 1 5/8"

SX138

$92

 

DuJay

 

DuJay Rabbit Brooch

This darling figural is exceptional for both its design and execution as well as its rarity.  This alert bunny sits among a bed of flowers, all enhanced with rhinestones.  The attribution is made from the design elements and construction.  The small rhinestone flowers are especially characteristic of DuJay pieces.
2½ by 1½"

SX225

$325


DuJay (unsigned) Water Carrier Fur Clip

This cute fellow looks like he's hard at work.  A popular theme in jewelry, he may represent Jack from the familiar nursery rhyme.  This fur clip is beautifully made and very detailed for its size note the bezel set triangular stones for water pails.  Unmarked, but design and construction are consistent with DuJay pieces.
1 5/8 by 1¼"

SX177

$175

 

Eisenberg

Eisenberg Original Sparkling Navettes
Dress Clip

From the late 1930s, this dazzling dress clip is substantial in impact and weight.  Constructed of pot metal, there are large navette rhinestones edged with small stones, all forming a triangular shape.  Excellent condition and a rare find.  Marked: Eisenberg Original, R [stone setter's mark]
2½ by 1¾"

SE011

$275


Swirling Drop Necklace

Classic and glamorous Eisenberg styling in this 1950s necklace.  Navettes and pavé swirls lead the eye to the dramatic articulated drop.  Rhodium plated.  Marked:  Eisenberg (block letters)
Adjusts to 16", with 2" drop

SE006

$225


Articulated Double
Dress Clip

Amazing and very rare, this gorgeous pot metal dress clip is articulated conform to the angle of a neckline, with a clip on each side.  It has the huge, dazzling rhinestones seen in Eisenberg pieces from around 1940 and resembles a fountain or spray of water.  Marked: Eisenberg Original
2¾ by 2½" [retracted, as shown in thumbnail]

SE012

$575


Green Enamel Egg Earrings

Although newer in vintage, these clip earrings have that Eisenberg quality, making them a classic.  The eggs are enameled in green with pavé rhinestone accents.  Goldtone settings; circa 1980.  Marked: Eisenberg ©
1 by ¾"

SE009

$72


Eisenberg Glitzy Pin/Earrings  

Brilliant navettes, chatons and ribbons of pavé create that classically gorgeous Eisenberg look.  Like a super-nova!  Rhodium setting.  Clip earrings. Marked: Eisenberg (block letters on applied plaque)
Pin: 2 by 2", earrings ¾ by ½"

SE003

$188


Eisenberg Arched Earrings

Deeply dimensional and sculptured, these clip earrings have lots of panache.  The arching pavé segments almost act as a cage for the octagon and navette rhinestones beneath.  Marked: Eisenberg
1 by 7/8", ½" deep

SE010

$78


Emerald Swirl Fur Clips

Extraordinary Eisenberg pieces, these two fur clips from the 1940s have an interesting "hook and eye" construction.  Both contain the original stones, so there is some aging to the clear stones, plus some wear to the gold plating of these rare time travelers.  Marked: Eisenberg Original, Sterling
1¾ by 1½"

SE007

$350

 

Garné

Like Juliana pieces, jewelry with this mark was primarily produced by DeLizza & Elster.  They are known for the glitzy style and solid construction.

Garné Lavender Leaf Brooch & Earrings

Lovely and graceful, this set of brooch and clip earrings features amethyst navettes and light amethyst navette cabochon stones in a curving leaf design.  Settings are goldtone.  This set may have never been worn and comes with the original cards marked: Garné Jewelry, Hand Set (see larger image)
Brooch:  2¾ by 1¼"; Earrings: 1½ by ¾"

SJ003

$132


Garné Lavender Moon Brooch & Earrings

Luscious colors and textures abound in this brooch and clip earring set.  The mark of DeLizza & Elster manufacture is evident in this set, and it comes with the Garné marked brooch card.  The goldtone settings have stones that are aurora borealis, amethyst and lavender moonstone a wonderful mix.
Brooch: 3 by 3"; Earrings: 1½ by 1"

SJ012

$175


Garné Autumn Colors Brooch & Earrings

In pristine condition, this brooch and clip earring set features glitzy navette rhinestones around large root beer colored pear stones.  Settings are goldtone.  Like much Garné jewelry, the pieces are not marked, but the earrings are still on their original card!
Brooch: 2½ by 2½"; Earrings: 1 by ¾"

SJ002

$152

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Halbe

Little is known about this company from New York, and the scarcity of Halbe jewelry suggests production was limited and/or of short duration.  Ads from 1950 to the early 1960s show production of quality pieces, often with pavé rhinestones and enamel accents.

Halbe Blue Enamel & Pavé Flower Brooch

The deep blue enamel accents and spiky petals of this flower create a striking contrast with the pavé rhinestones, all for a dramatic look.  Rhodium plated; well constructed; excellent condition.  Marked: Halbe
2 3/8" diam.

SH059

$125


Halbe Green Enamel & Pavé Ribbon Earrings

These elegant earrings look like a folded ribbon with pavé rhinestones on one section and green enameling on the other.  Settings are goldtone; clip earrings.  Excellent condition and a rare find.  Marked: Halbe
1 by ¾"

SH058

$75


Halbe Blue Enamel & Pavé Flower Scatter Pins

These lively scatter pins are dynamic with dark blue enameling and pavé rhinestones.  Each of the pair may be small in size, but the impact is big.  See SH059 for the matching brooch.  Marked: Halbe
1 3/8" diam.

SH060

$98


Halbe Pavé Daisy Brooch

Pieces with this mark are rarely seen and are very well made.  This charming daisy brooch is substantial in weight, heavily plated with rhodium and sparkling with pavé rhinestones.  Marked: Halbe
1¾" diam.

SX174

$75

 

Haskell

Known for ornate styling and wired beading, pieces bearing the mark of Miriam Haskell have a big following.  Early pieces (1930s-1940s) were unmarked but can be recognized by t he discerning eye.  Recommended reading:  Miriam Haskell Jewelry by Cathy Gordon & Sheila Pamfiloff.

Miriam Haskell Pearl Cascade Dress Clip

In remarkable condition for its age, this 1940s clip features dangling faux pearls and pavé leaves strung onto the dress clip mechanism.  This rare and lovely piece is attributed to designer Frank Hess.   
Ref: Gordon and Pamfiloff, Miriam Haskell Jewelry
3 by 2"

SH033

$230

 

Hermann

Founded in 1908 by F. A. Hermann, this company made sterling jewelry and was known for its guilloché and hand painted enameling.

Hermann Blue Bordered Guilloché Floral Pin

What a charming Edwardian era collar pin!  The detail in the guilloché enameling is amazing given its petite size.  Pink roses and a daisy decorate the center and the sapphire blue border gives it dash.  Marked: H [in triangle] Sterling
Reference: Bell, Old Jewelry, 1840-1950, 5th Ed., p. 176 [similar piece]
1¼ x ½”

SX277

$125


F. A. Hermann Edwardian Guilloché Rose Brooch

This sweet sterling and guilloché enamel brooch from the Edwardian era has a delicate rose in the center with blue and white scallops.  Its a lovely combination of angles and curves resembling folded fabric and was probably worn at the throat of a high neck blouse, ca. 1910.  Exceptional condition; C-clasp.   Marked: H in a triangle [FA Hermann Co], Sterling
1¾ by ½"

SX258

$160

 

Hobé

Jewelry from this family and company has been produced for four generations, starting in 1883.  Hobé pieces were used extensively in Hollywood movies in the 1950s .   The various marks used over time can sometimes help date a piece.

Hobé Topaz & Pearl Set

Warm and glowing best describes this glitzy brooch and earring set.  Set in goldtone, the golden topaz pear shaped stones are ringed with aurora borealis stones and simulated pearls in a lovely peach color.  Yummy! It looks like the set was never worn.  Marked: Hobé © (on an oval plaque)
Brooch: 2 by 2"; Earrings: 1¼ by 1¼"

SX123

$170


Hobé Starflower Brooch

Resplendent with glittering rhinestones, this pretty brooch is a stylized flower that's domed for dimension.  Silvertone setting; excellent condition.  Marked: Hobé © 1965
2½" diam.

SX196

$75

 

Jeray

Jewelry with this mark was produced by Rice-Weiner & Co., which also made the jewelry designed by McClelland Barclay.  Jeray pieces were produced after changes in the company, date from about 1946-1950 and are quite rare.

Jeray Aqua Pear Rhinestone Vermeil Choker

This lovely 1940s necklace has an unusual chain composed of dimensional triangular shaped links.  The simplicity of the design and use of one large stone creates a timeless real-look.  Marked: Jeray Sterling
15", 1" drop

SJ055

$130


Jeray Sterling Double Leaf Earrings

These pretty clip earrings depict two detailed leaves and a swirl of stem for each ear.  The clip back indicates they're early pieces for this mark, ca. 1946.  Exceptional condition and a rare find.  Marked: Jeray Sterling
7/8 by ¾"

SJ057

$60


Jeray Star & Ruffled Fan Brooch

This goldtone open-work clip is dimensional with the ruffled effect and raised pavé rhinestone star in the center.  It's a stellar design which resembles a shooting star or other astral phenomenon.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: Jeray
2¼ by 2"

SJ069

$135


Jeray Fan Shaped Link Bracelet

This delicate bracelet has pretty fan shaped links with open-work to create an airy feel.  Alternate segments are edged in rhinestones for a bit of sparkle in the silvertone settings.  Marked: Jeray
7¼ by 5/8"

SJ058

$85


Jeray Open Fan Shape Dangles Brooch

This goldtone and rhinestone brooch has an interesting use of filigree and open-work to create a lacy, feminine effect.  The saucy dangles add movement.  Exceptional condition.   Marked: Jeray
3 by 2¼"

SJ070

$140


Jeray Amethyst Teardrop Earrings

The graceful teardrop shape of these clip earrings is accentuated by the rays or ridges of the setting and the central amethyst colored stones which are rhinestone edged and raised.  Ca. 1947.  Marked: Jeray
1¼ by 7/8"

SJ056

$66


Jeray Rosette
Chatelaine Set

From the 1940s, this rare set is a chatelaine set of fur clips (pin clips) and matching clip earrings.  The motif is a fabric or ribbon rosette with a lovely dimensional execution in silvertone metal.  The clips would be stunning on a wrapped shawl, cape or across a dress.  Marked: Jeray
Clips: 2 1/8 by 1 5/8; 1 5/8 by 1"; Chain:12½"; Earrings: 1¼ by ¾"

SJ013

$125


Jeray Swirls Rhinestone Choker

Swirling and full of motion, each link of this charming necklace is curvy and sprinkled with rhinestones.  It's beautifully made with nice weight and only mild finish wear on the back.  Marked: Jeray
15½" long, 7/8" wide

SJ053

$110


Jeray Elegant Red Earrings

Pieces with this mark are hard to find, and these elegant clip earrings are timeless.  Radiating lines in the goldtone setting draw the eye to the rhinestone studded center.  Marked: Jeray
7/8 by ¾"

SJ005

$66


Jeray Stylized Tulip Necklace

In exceptional condition, each link of this lovely silvertone choker is a stylized tulip or perhaps a fleur-de-lis.  A lovely example of this rare jewelry with a modernist flair.  Marked: Jeray
14½", 7/8" wide

SJ052

$125


Jeray Retro Moonstone Fur Clip & Earrings

Jewelry with this mark is quite rare and nicely made by Rice-Weiner, the company that produced the McClelland Barclay pieces.  This lovely 1940s set consists of a fur clip and screw back earrings, all with central, pale blue simulated moonstones and rhinestones.  Marked: Jeray
Clip: 2 by 1"; Earrings: 1 by ¾"

SX136

$125

 

Jewelart

Little is known about the Providence, RI company with this mark.  Their sterling pieces are of good quality and are from the mid to late 1940s.

Jewelart Sterling Calla Lily Brooch

This realistic and dimensional sterling brooch provides a marvelous contrast with the texture of the flower center in the sleek modernistic blossom.  Excellent condition.  Marked: Sterling by Jewelart
2 5/8 by 1¼"

SJ064

$90


Jewelart Sunflower Brooch

A fresh approach for a floral brooch, this design shows a half open blossom that resembles a sunflower or other flower with a large center.  Swirls of leaves complete the motif.  The piece, ca. 1946, also has a pendant loop to be worn as a necklace.  Marked: Sterling by Jewelart
1 5/8 by 1½

SJ063

$85


Jewelart Sterling Triple Leaves Brooch

The loveliness and simplicity of nature are depicted in this brooch of an arrangement of three leaves with a sprinkling of berries.  Excellent condition.   Marked: Sterling by Jewelart
2 by 1¼"

SJ065

$85


Jewelart Sterling Violet Brooch

This sweet violet pin has lovely detail showing the velvety texture and veins of the petals.  Violets were the symbol of faithfulness and modesty in Victorian times.  Marked: Sterling by Jewelart
1½ by 1 3/8"

SJ062

$72

 

Karu

First used in 1940, the Karu mark is that of Kaufman &  Ruderman of New York.   Production is believed to have continued at least through the 1960s.

Karu Whimsical Rabbit Brooch

This cute and slightly goofy bunny has big blue eyes, a spiffy, sparkly bow tie and an endearing smile.  He's very similar to the Coro duette pieces and is in wonderful condition.  Marked: Karu Fifth Avenue
Reference: Brown, Rhinestone Jewelry - Figurals, p. 89
2½ by 1¼"

SX189

$125


Karu Red Baguette
Leaf Brooch

Lacy, open leaf forms are sparkling with rhinestones and accented with an arched band of deep red baguettes.  Excellent condition and very stunning on.  Note:  color variation in the baguettes is reflection in the image only. Marked: Karu
2 by 1 3/8"

SK037

$88

 

Lang

Established in 1946, Lang Jewelry Company in Providence, RI, has made good quality sterling pieces with floral and figural motifs.

Lang Regal Swan Brooch

A signature piece for Lang, this graceful swan is beguiling and regal with her crown.  A very sweet piece!  Marked: Lang Sterling
2 by 1¼"

SL007

$66


Lang Parasol Brooch

Delightfully feminine, this sterling piece has intricate details that are brought out by the soft patina.  The parasol has a floral pattern and a bow on the handle. Marked: Lang Sterling
3 by 1"

SL005

$70


Lang Bird & Grapes Brooch

Singing her heart out, this darling vineyard bird is pronouncing this to be a vintage year for the grape harvest.   Marked: Lang Sterling
Reference: Schiffer, Silver Jewelery Treasures, p. 95 [similar bird piece]
2½ by 2¼"

SL004

$68


Canary Brooch

What a darling bird — ready to sing to you from the French styled cage with its fanciful scrolls.  The patina brings out the details nicely.  Marked: Lang Sterling
2¼ by 1¼"

SL003

$54

 

Lisner

D. Lisner & Co. was founded in 1904 with the Lisner mark first being used in about 1938.  The company is known for their mid-range costume jewelry which was plentiful in the 1950s.   The pieces with molded lucite stones in the shapes of leaves are especially popular with collectors.  Production ceased in approx. 1985.

Lisner Aqua Starfish Brooch

From the 1960s, this cute starfish brooch is goldtone with aqua enameling.  The open areas lend texture and interest.  This piece makes you feel like you're   Exceptional condition.  This piece makes you feel like you're at the beach anytime of year.  Marked: Lisner ©
2½" diam.

SL010

$72


Lisner Sparkling Crescent Moon Brooch

Nicely executed, this sparkling crescent moon brooch is pavé in rhinestones with a rim of baguettes, all in silvertone settings.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: Lisner
1½ by 1 3/8"

SL011

$80

 

Lustern

Louis Stern Co. was established in 1871 and originally made chains and silver pieces.   Lustern is one of the marks seen on costume jewelry pieces from this company which closed around 1950.

Lustern Regal Emerald Baguette Necklace & Earrings

This elegant choker and clip earring set has a regal look with the pleated geometric elements accented with gentle swirls.  Exceptional condition; ca. 1948.  Marked: Lustern
Necklace: 15 x 1”; Earrings: 1 x 5/8”

SL013

$165


Lustern Green Floral Choker

There’s just a bit of sparkle in the lacy, feminine style of this pretty goldtone necklace.  Lovely green tourmaline rhinestones form the centers of the fluffy flowers.  Exceptional condition; ca. 1948.   Marked: Lustern [Louis Stern Co.]
15½ long; 1 1/8” drop

SL012

$85

 

 

Misc. Makers and Marks, A - L

Avon 1940s Orchid Pin & Earrings

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Made by Avon of Belleville (Canada), which was purchased in the 1970s by the Avon company that we know.  The earlier company was founded by one of the Mazer brothers and the quality shows the Mazer influence.  These beautifully dimensional flowers resemble orchids and are enhanced with aqua and clear stones.  Screwback earrings.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: Avon Sterling
Brooch: 2¼ by 2"; Earrings: 1" diam.

SX045

$165


B. David Dazzling Wingback Earrings

These lavish earrings are both huge and dazzling!  They're sure to light up the night with all those sparkling rhinestones of various shapes in a leaf design.  This maker in known for quality in construction and the earrings are pinch-less wingbacks.  Marked: B. David
Reference: Click here to see the patent for the wingback mechanism.
2 by 1 3/8"

SX162

$85


Bauring Neo-classical Sterling Brooch

Well made, this lovely sterling brooch has a classical feel with the swirls and bead-edged domes.  Information on the company is scarce, but it was known to be in business in the early 1940s.  Marked: Bauring Sterling
2¼ x 1¾"

SX278

$125


Blythe & Blythe Multicolor Bow Brooch

This sizable bow brooch is truly eye-catching!  A variety of rhinestone shapes in purples, greens and blues create a rich and luscious display in the goldtone setting.  Nicely made, weighty and circa 1970s.  Marked: Blythe & Blythe
3 by 3"

SX190

$155


Breveté Edwardian Revival Pearl Drops Brooch & Earrings

This ornate brooch/clip and clip earring set is probably from the 1970s, but is very Edwardian in styling.  The silvertone settings mimic marcasites and the faux pearl drops lend a regal air.  The bottom portion of the brooch is articulated and it has a very unusual combination pin and clip mechanism - good for securing a scarf.  Note: minor scratches on the pearl cabochon.  Marked: Breveté, SDGD [registration mark]
Brooch: 2 7/8 by 1¾"; Earrings: 1 5/8 by 1 1/8"

SX241

$150


Charel Aqua Moonstone & Pearl Parure

Set in silvertone filigree findings, these pieces feature large simulated pearls, aqua simulated moonstones and aqua rhinestones.  This Edwardian revival set of bracelet, brooch and clip earrings are new-old stock, so they've never been worn.  The push clasp of the bracelet hides beneath the central segment.  Circa late 1950's.  Marked: Charel
Bracelet: 7¼" by 1"; Brooch: 1¾" sq.; Earrings: 1" sq.

SX137

$165


Création Pierre Parure

This dazzling set has "comma" or swirl stones that are irridized lucite, shifting color from amber to greenish blue. Rhinestones are amber colored. Although the pieces aren't marked, the display box is marked Création Pierre and resembles a picture frame with a cardboard easel for standing it up. Not only is this set in great condition, but it has a bonus - it comes with an extra plastic stone!
Necklace: adjusts 16-18", with the central pendant 1½ x 2½"; Bracelet: 7½" long, 1¼" wide; Earrings: 1½ x ¾"

SX001

$345


DeWees Apple Brooch

Delicious apple brooch has open-work leaves and luscious ruby cabochons.  This truly rare delight is beautifully constructed with realistic dimension and comes from a little known maker. Circa 1940s, this piece is gold plated sterling with only slight wear to the finish.  Marked: DeWees Sterling
2 by 1¾"

SX043

$95


Dominguez Sterling Grapes Set

Plucked off the vine, these luscious bunches of grapes are very dimensional and well made.  The earrings are comfortable screw back style; circa 1960s.  Marked:  A Dominguez, Taxco Sterling 925, with the Eagle 3 mark
Brooch: 1½ by 1½"; Earrings: 1¼ by 1¼"

SX139

$88


Dominique Runway Dangle Earrings

Not for the timid!   These sassy shoulder-duster earrings are full of glitz and color.  Various shaped stones in deep red, blue, aurora borealis and crystal are layered in goldtone settings.  For pierced ears; circa 1990.   Marked:  Dominque ©
3½ by 1¼"

SX145

$95


Fenichel (unsigned) Lavender Octagon Rhinestone Necklace

While unsigned, the style and construction of this lovely lavender necklace is typical of Fenichel pieces, especially the characteristic clasp hook.  Set in goldtone, the emerald-cut (octagon) lavender rhinestones provide an elegant and simple look.  Excellent condition.
adjusts to 15¼", 3/8" wide

SX253

$120


Gem-Tone Peach Rose Lucite Brooch

Of exceptional quality, this reversed carved lucite brooch has light orange or peach roses, leaves and a spray of blue flowers.  The detail and dimension is marvelous very well done!  The company made reversed carved brooches beginning in 1946.  A white backing protects the painted carving.  Marked: Gem-Tone, Hand Carved [on a sticker]
Reference: Ettinger, 20th Century Plastic Jewelry, p. 61-64
1 5/8 by 1¼"

SX175

$68


Fred Gray Retro Feather Brooch

This fun Retro Moderne piece looks like a feather adorned with rhinestones and large sapphire blue acrylic stones.  Little is known about this company but their pieces are primarily from the 1930s to early 1940s.  Marked: S (in a star)
3 by 1¾"

SX184

$62


Bernard Hertz Modernist Green Enamel Sterling Brooch

The triple swishes or boomerangs of this modernist brooch are simple but full of movement, especially with the enhancing lines of the enameling.  This Danish piece from Bernard Hertz is in excellent condition.    Marked: BH, Sterling
2 by 1½"

SX191

$125


Harry Iskin Sterling Floral Brooch

This delicately styled brooch from the 1940s is a lovely example of the grace and flow of Harry Iskin's work.  In wonderful condition, the piece is gold over sterling.  Marked: Harry Iskin (H over I mark) Sterling
3 by 1½"

SX154

$72


Jay Flex Sterling Amethyst Navette Choker

This sweet choker features delicate light amethyst and amethyst navettes in a popular array resembling a garland or floral spray.  Pieces from this maker are scarce and nicely made.  Excellent condition.  Marked: Jay Flex Sterling
15½", 1" drop

SX251

$120


Jay Flex Star Flower Set
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Feminine, yet slinky, the radiant choker features a playfully asymmetrical star or flower cluster suspended by fine strands of rhinestones.  Matching screw-back earrings echo the fluid design.  Jay Flex is one of the quality Canadian costume jewelry makers.  Marked:  Jay Flex Sterling
Necklace: adjusts to 16½", with 2" drop; Earrings: 1 by ¾"

SX040

$195


John L Sterling
Leaflet Brooch

Modernist and simple in design, this beautifully constructed brooch has a nice weight to it.  The clean lines and sterling are enhanced by the darker veins.  Marked:  John L, Denmark, Sterling  [The mark is reported to be that of John Lauritzen, Copenhagen.] 
2¼ by 1¼"

SX150

$86


John L Sterling
Grapes Brooch

Lovely workmanship is seen in this sterling brooch with its free swinging bunch of grapes that hang from a stylized bow.  Great for a grape jewelry collector.  Circa 1950s.  Marked:  John L, Denmark, Sterling  [The mark is reported to be that of John Lauritzen, Copenhagen.]
2¼ by 1¼"

SX144

$75


JJ Sterling Gothic Dragon Pendant

This fantastic figural is a fierce looking dragon with claws out, wings spread and an attractively curled tail. This detailed fairy tale creature would be great on a chunky sterling chain with unusual shaped links.  It's rare to find JJ pieces in sterling, so this pendant is special.  Ca. 1970  Marked: JJ © [Jonette Jewelry], 925
2½ by 1¼"

SX242

$92


Jordan 1940s Retro Set

What an unusual retro set from the 1940s!  Rosy gold swirls and gold flower buds have a sprinkling of pink stones for sparkle.  Screw back earrings with some wear to finish on back.   Marked: J in a triangle (for R.M. Jordan & Co.), 10K Gold-filled
Pin: 2¼ by 1¾", earrings: 1 by ¾"

SX013

$96


Judy Lee Amethyst & Fuchsia Flower Brooch

Deeply dimensional and layered, this aster or mum brooch has a luscious color combination.   The bright fuchsia and quieter amethyst rhinestones play off each other for a stunning effect.  Goldtone settings; excellent condition.   Marked: Judy Lee
Reference: Schiffer, Rhinestones!, p. 23 (similar brooch)
2½" diam.

SX172

$90


Keyes Pavé Maple Leaf Brooch

From the early to mid-1960s, this lovely brooch is silvertone with pavé rhinestones to make the maple leaf glitter as if touched by frost.  Pieces from this Canadian maker are hard to come by.  Marked: Keyes
1¾ by 1 5/8"

SX197

$82


La Pierre Art Nouveau Sterling Sash Brooch

This Art Nouveau oval sash brooch with simulated hasp has a lovely flowing floral design and is of substantial weight.  The piece is from a little seen maker, ca. 1910.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: L [script] Sterling, the mark of La Pierre Mfg., NY, est. 1888.
3¼ by 1¾"

SX273

$170


Los Castillo Lily Fur Clip

This rare fur clip dates from the early 1940s.  Substantial in impact and weight (34 g.), it features a stunning exotic lily or tropical flower with three leaves.   Marked: Los Castillo, Taxco, Sterling [linear mark, pre-Eagle], design #460
3 1/8 by 2 5/8"

SX243

$395


Red Orchid Trembler Brooch

Bearing a resemblance to Trifari's delightful piece, this orchid has the bottom petal set on a spring to tremble with the movements of the wearer.  Set in pot metal, ca 1930s, this lovely piece is pavéd with rhinestones and red rhinestone accents.  Marked:  LB inside a bell.  [No info has been found on this mystery mark.]
Reference: Leshner, Vintage Jewelry 1920-1940s, p. 103
2 1/8 by 2"

SX159

$92

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