Vintage Jewelry by DeLizza & Elster - Metal Leaf Black Rhinestone Florette Brooch & Earrings - Free Shipping - DE346
Description - wonderfully elegant and spectacularly sleek, this demi parure by DeLizza and Elster is done w/the most fabulous jet black rhinestones - accented w/crystal aurora borealis chatons, the crowning glory of this set is the florette on the brooch that sits atop a large, textured, golden leaf finding w/a rope accented - simply smashing!
The demi parure includes a brooch and matching clippy earrings.
Book Reference - Ann Pitman's Juliana Jewelry Reference Guide, p247 Measurements - brooch: approximately 3" x 1.5"; earrings: approximately 1.75" x 0.75"
Dates - c1960
Hallmarks - unmarked - please see pictures. DeLizza & Elster Jewelry was not marked unless it was made for another "designer", such as Weiss or Tara. D&E jewelry is identified via study and evaluation of several construction characteristics.
Know You are Buying Real D&E - while this is a known, and booked, D&E set, the construction attributes that mark this set as made by D&E include: prong set stones, correct pin assembly, correct earring clips, riveted construction of a florette, combination open/closed back setting, findings known to be used by D&E, figure 8 puddling
About my DeLizza & Elster Jewelry - I am an avid student and collector of D&E Jewelry. I am also a member of several online groups that seek to study and identify both D&E jewelry and costume jewelry in general. When I am in doubt, I consulted Mr. DeLizza through email, and retain all those emails for reference.
Please see my blog ~ http://julianajewelry.wordpress.com/ ~ which contains more information on D&E jewelry and a showcase of jewels (in development).
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