This is the most beautiful brooch that Madge has ever seen. Plus it has a loop to hang on a chain
Approx. Size: 2" diameter, 1" thick (5 x 2.54 cm)
Condition: Very Good
Mark/Label: Lilly Dache
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Large rhinestone dome brooch. Amazing piece by Lilly Dache bursting with alternating rows of round and baguette rhinestones. Large faceted rhinestone in center. Five rows of stones are stacked to the center in a sunburst motif. Center stone is a whopping 20 mm. Rhodium backed for extra sparkle. Has a loop so you may hang this dazzler on a chain.
An authentic 50s space age atomic piece, dig the fringe. Approx. Size: Circular Brooch: 1.5" (4 cm) diameter; Total Drop with Chain: 2.5" (6 cm). Mark/Label: None. Condition: Very Good. One of a Kind - Get it before it’s gone.
Fun and stylish abstract circle brooch in brushed silver metal.
Authentic mid-century design inspired by the space age.
A fringe of chain hangs behind the main piece accenting the design.
This is a beautiful modernist interpretation of a GREN GDS insignia. Approx. Size: 2" (5 cm) diameter Condition: Very Good Mark/Label: None Get it before it's gone. Only one - Buy Now.
Round Gold metal brooch with a multi-point flame inside a circle.
Round gold metal ball at the base.
In the style of the English Grenadier Guards.
The Grenadier Guards (GREN GDS) is an infantry regiment of the British Army. It is the most senior regiment of the Guards Division and, as such, is the most senior regiment of infantry. Modern Grenadier Guardsmen wear a cap badge of a "grenade fired proper" with seventeen flames.
Late 60s or early 70s Kramer pendant/brooch with embroidered crest. Gold metal shield that works as both a brooch and a pendant. Detail is embroidered navy blue fabric. Stylized British royal coat of arms on a dark navy background.
Kramer was founded by Louis Kramer 1943. Since all activities of the company were centered in New York City many of the pieces are marked “Kramer NYC or Kramer of New York. The company was know for it intricate design work and use of rhinestones particularly in floral or geometric patterns. Kramer was also a maker for Dior in the 1950s-60s. The company closed in the 1970s.
Gorgeous flower petal design makes this Lisner brooch a real standout. Delicate rhinestone & gold metal petals are set in alternate layers with a faux pearl center. Circle design woven through the petals. One of the prettiest Lisner pieces Madge has ever seen.
Founded by David Lisner in 1904, the company started as a wholesaler and was well known as the importer of Schiaparelli jewelry. The company produced their own jewelry in Providence, RI starting in the early 30s and employed the newest materials such as Dupont's new colored acrylic plastic called Lucite, as well as clear and colored rhinestones (particularly aurora borealis) and lava stones, as well as chromed, silver-plated, and black japanned metal. Lisner is has become very collectible as more vintage jewelry lovers appreciate the wonderful shapes and colors.
Geometric design in mixed metals. Approx. Size: 2.5" x 2" (6 x 5 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Baer SF Get it before it's gone.
Stunning abstract mixed-metals brooch in copper, gold and silver metal.
Half circle body with hanging triangle, double circle and zig zag.
Very dimensional piece.
Body and zig zag are textured and the other pieces are smooth.
Mixed metal pieces are very on trend.
Marjorie Baer has been designing modern, sculptural jewelry since the 1960s. Marjorie Baer jewelry has a unique look in deep gold tones, bright polished silver, and rich oxidized metals. Her designs are elegant, architectural, bold, and distinctive with easy balance, dramatic movement, and light-weight layers. Her jewelry is a staple for women who value unique and eye-catching pieces that complement and enhance their own personal style.
This vintage brooch is a unique piece of wearable art. Approx. Size: 2.25" ( 5.5 cm) diameter Condition: Moderate wear on brass commensurate with age. Much more noticeable in this closeup than when wearing. One of the swirls has a small fold. Rhinestones are all good and really sparkle. Mark/Label: None One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
Large brass brooch with six brass modernist swirls with a brass ball on each tip. Layered in the center is a brass flower with millegrain beading on the edges. In the middle of the flower are seven sparkling stones The level of detail on this piece is astounding. There is no maker's mark but the construction of the back indicates a 1950s design. Wonderful patina on the brass.
Did your mom ever advise to "always have cab fare home?" Well now you can with this fabulous Changette brooch
Approx. Size: 3" x 1" ((7.5 x 2.5 cm)
Condition: Good, color still intact. Pin is operational. Back has wear per photo.
Mark/Label: Changette, pat. pend
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Unique design originally patented in the 30s, by the Changette Company allowed you to carry folded paper money or coins inside a beautiful brooch. Side door flips open to reveal your money. Red enamel and silver metal with black onyx. These pieces are rare and very collectible.
Sophisticated and simply beautiful, the AB coating really makes this brooch sparkle Approx. Size: 2.5" x 1.5" (6.5 x 4 cm) Condition: Very Good Mark/Label: Coro Get it before it’s gone
This Coro brooch in a teardrop shape has two rows of brilliant aurora borealis rhinestones with overlapping brushed gold metal detail in the center. Beautiful piece of cocktail jewelry. Looks fabulous on a hat.
Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger started Coro in1901 as a small accessories store on Broadway in New York City. The company officially changed its name to Coro Inc., a combination of the two names, in 1943. Coro was once one of the largest costume jewelry companies in the world and employed many distinctive designers including Adolph Katz, design director; Gene Verecchio; Oscar Placco; Robert Geissmann and Massa Raimond. The company filed for bankruptcy in the late 1970s. Coro had a large number of jewelry lines. Check out the VJSE blog article on Coro and Vendome.
The striking yellow color makes this 1930's brooch a real standout. Approx. Size: 3" x 2" (7.5 x 5 cm) Condition: Minor enamel loss commensurate with age Mark/Label: None One of a Kind Vintage Item – Buy Now
This piece is absolutely amazing.
Floral brooch with fabulous large prong-set dark yellow rhinestones surrounding brass centers.
Green enameling on the leaves.
Open-back mounting makes the rhinestones really shine.
Rhinestones are set in gold metal that enhances the yellow stones.
The leaves are set on silver pot metal.
Based on weight and construction I am estimating that this piece is from the 1930s.
Fab & Funky, this white enamel flower brooch really pops. Approx. Size: 3" x 1.5" (7.5 x 4 cm) Mark/Label: Minor wear and small enamel chip are shown in the final photo. Condition: Very Good One of a kind - Get it before it's gone.
Vintage daisy brooch in white enamel on metal openwork petals. Petals are layered creating a very dimensional look. Bright green enamel stem and leaves add a great punch of color. Round thermoset plastic cabochon in the middle. Wonderful 70s flower power design.
Dazzling open work gold metal wire brooch Approx. Size: 3" diameter (7.5 cm) Condition: Very good, no dead stones. Mark/Label: Vogue Jlry One of a kind vintage item - Get before it's gone.
Vintage 1950s openwork wire brooch.
The wire forms a dome with a dazzling array of clear rhinestones.
Large round clear stones, all prong set.
Classic mid-century style.
This piece will look smashing on any dark colored shirt or jacket. Try it on a hat as well.
Vogue Jewelry was in existence from the 1930s through the 1970s. Founded by Harold Shapiro, and his two partners, Jack Gilbert and George Grant. Shapiro left the company in the early 60s. His son was one of the founders of Les Bernard.
Striking abstract brooch from hardware Approx. Size: 4" x 2" (at widest) (10 x 5 cm) Condition: Very Good Mark/Label: None Get it before it's gone
Take disparate pieces of metal - disks, a spring, a nut and a ring, put them together and voilà you have a beautiful brooch. Gold, silver and burgundy matte painted metal. Part of Madge's personal collection.
Called Sparkling Leaf, this modernist design is in gold metal with an interesting nubby texture.
Abstract leaf vintage brooch in gold metal.
Rhinestones are round and navette shaped.
Stones are suspended in the middle of the mounting for extra shine.
Shiny gold metal edge for extra flair.
The Emmons Jewelry Co. & Sarah Coventry. Lyman K. Stuart, son of Charles H. Stuart, founded Emmons Home Fashions in 1948, naming the company in honor of his mother, Caroline Emmons Stuart. Soon afterward, the company's name was changed to Emmons Jewelry, Inc.
Sarah Coventry jewelry was introduced not long after the Emmons brand was born, and both lines were sold at home parties. The newer line's name honored Lyman Stuart's granddaughter, Sarah Coventry Beale (although some references claim that Sarah was his daughter). Coventry jewelry was typically less expensive than the Emmons-branded designs.
Emmons contracted with jewelry manufacturers to provide the styles the company felt its customers would purchase. Jewelry for both brands was often sold in matching sets. Sarah Coventry jewelry was most popular during the 1950s and 1960s and continued to be offered at home parties for a few years after Emmons 1981 bankruptcy.