Vintage Jewelry by DeLizza & Elster - Pastel Rhinestone Crackle Glass Beaded Brooch & Earrings - Free Shipping - DE322
Description - the line of jewelry from DeLizza & Elster that comes with dancing, shimmering dangles has always been one of my favorites (and I've collected quite a lot of it) - this set dazzles with its wide variety of pastel colors and outstanding aurora borealis dangles - finished in silver tones, this set rocks!
The demi parure includes a brooch and matching clippy earrings.
Book Reference - Ann Pitman's Juliana Jewelry Reference Guide, p110
Measurements - brooch: approximately 3" x 2"; earrings: approximately 1.25" x 1"
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 D&E, and a book piece, the construction attributes that mark this piece as made by D&E include: prong set stones, correct pin assembly, correct earring clips, casted portions w/pasted in chatons, dangles attached w/a square wire, dangles attached w/rivets, combination open/closed back setting, 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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