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Signed & Unsigned Brooches
Unsigned Brooches
Vintage Black Rhinestone Floral Brooch
Item #14001

Here is a dramatic black rhinestone floral brooch, most likely dating from the 1950s. Very dimensional details in both the graceful curve and arc of this lovely brooch. Measures 3" in length and 1-1/2" at widest point. All black rhinestones are prong-set. This brooch is in very good to excellent condition. A wonderful accent to any wardrobe.

Victorian Mosaic Intaglio Brooch
Item #10902

Here is an unusual Victorian micro mosaic brooch featuring a black glass intaglio of a Roman warrior. Features blue green, and white micro mosaic design. Old C clasp. Measures 1-3/4" x 5/8". In very good condition with the exception of one or two missing pieces. A rare Victorian micro mosaic brooch, very collectible.

Item #10902 $28.00
Sparking Vintage Blue Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Brooch-Austrian?
Item #10656
Here is a sparkling and vivid vintage blue Aurora Borealis and crystal rhinestone brooch. The blue rhinestones change intensity of color depending on light source. With a oval shape, and tiered construction, created with round Chaton cut blue rhinestones framed with emerald cut crystal stones. All stones prong-set within a goldtone setting. Unsigned but appears Austrian in origin. Measures 2-1/2" x 1-1/4". Exceptional quality and very good condition.
Item #10656 $48.00

Vintage Red Cabochon & Pink Rhinestone Brooch
Item #10256

This is one of those vintage brooches you just love to find and wear! Created with large oval and pear shaped glass cabochons in a rich cherry red color, accented with pink Chaton cut rhinestones on border. Measures 2" in diameter. All stones are prong-set within a goldtone setting. In very good condition. Possibly an unmarked Weiss? Absolutely a wonderful addition to your vintage jewelry collection.

Item #10247 $62.00

Beautiful Jeweled Dragonfly Brooch!
Item #6830

Found in rural Canada, this stunning jeweled dragonfly brooch dates from the 1930s. Truly a lovely piece. Amethyst colored glass faceted rhinestones create the center of this jeweled bug, with wings of pave` clear rhinestones and green rhinestone eyes. Brass base metal. All stones are prong-set. Measures 2" x 2". Unsigned. In excellent condition for an item of this age. Don't miss this gorgeous brooch!

Item #6830 $96.00

Vintage & Sparkling Lavender Rhinestone Fur Clip
Item #4292

This is a lovely vintage fur clip, and it's fabulous, probably 1940's circa. Light lavender in color with a slightly curved shape, the stones are sparkling, multifaceted, and prong-set in a goldtone setting. Substantial rhinestones, quality is evident in the weight and design of this clip. The fur clip mechanism is in very good working order. This was obviously well loved and a frequently worn piece. The stones are breathtaking! A friendly reminder these vintage dress clips have been previously owned and worn (and well taken care of!)
Item #4292 $60.00
Vintage Handcarved Wood Scottie Dog Brooch
Item #4893
With its art deco design, this vintage Scottie Dog brooch is another wonderful find. This cute fellow wears a deep green bow, has red painted eyes and nose, and hangs by chain from a top bar brooch. Nicely detailed! The brooch measures 2-3/4" x 2" and is in almost perfect condition. The pin shank is in good working condition, and features an older 'C' clasp . If you like Scottie Dogs, you'll love this vintage wooden brooch!
Item #4893 $32.00
1940s Sterling Retro Large Aquamarine Brooch
Item # 3778
Book piece! This lovely 1940s Retro brooch, Hallmark 'Sterling' is featured on pg. 27 of Roseann Ettinger's book 1940s-1950s Popular Jewelry'. Stylized design, with a gorgeous aquamarine faceted stone in the center accented with clear Chaton rhinestones on upper right side. The center stone itself measures approx. 1" x 3/4", the entire brooch measures approx. 3 1/4" x 1 1/2". In very good condition. I noticed a tiny nick on the stone, you can see this in the picture. But this large stone is soooo gorgeous that you hardly notice. A wonderful Retro item and collectible! Enjoy!
Item # 3778 $100.00