Rare vintage brooches. Identifying and Dating Old Brooch Styles 2018-12-28

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Vintage Brooches, Vintage Rhinestone brooch, Antique Brooch Pins

rare vintage brooches

The first branded Duettes were designed and manufactured by Coro in 1931 in Art Deco styles. This brooch has a c clasp and measures approx. Art Deco pins are our favorites of the antique brooches. This brooch is gold tone with pink and green enamel for the flowers, leaves and bows. Unless the item is over 100 years old or the hallmark has worn off, all fine jewelry should have some type of hallmark. All in gold tone and quite delightful, this piece will brighten all who see you wearing it.


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Vintage & Antique Estate Brooches

rare vintage brooches

All in lovely diamante, prong set in rhodium and sparkling busily. It was worn similarly to a brooch, but with a clip mechanism instead of a pin stem to attach it to clothing. Features Find me on Click on pictures for larger views. Prices realized for similar collectible jewelry sold in other venues may be higher or lower depending on market fluctuations and geographical region. International Buyers: You may pay with Paypal or International Money Orders. The pierced decorations and prong set ruby-red faceted glass give the brooch a sassy look.

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Vintage Brooches, Vintage Rhinestone brooch, Antique Brooch Pins

rare vintage brooches

Each item listed is always well researched, and all available details provided and disclosed. Some show more wear than others. The rhinestones are prong set in gold tone with open backs. The primitive leaf shape is done in a light golden metal that looks hammered. Each small flower has a blue rhinestone center. The pin has no safety clasp. All rhinestones are prong set in silver tone.

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Vintage Brooches, Vintage Rhinestone Brooches

rare vintage brooches

All of the rhinestones are pave set in a gunmetal filigree frame. Both pieces are signed on the reverse. High shine layered snowy diamante flowers in rhodium plating are centered with emerald rhinestone gems. I will e-mail you my shipping address and hold your jewels for 7 business days. They can be found made of precious metals and gemstones as well as costume jewelry examples.

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Brooches & Pins: Vintage, Antique & Estate Brooches & Pins

rare vintage brooches

One hallmark will generally tell us the metal content of a piece, and the other if there is another will tell us either the country of origin, designer, or manufacturer. At times, a shadow, glare or lighting may slightly alter the color of an item; it is not intentional. The gilding has held up very well; the scans don' t do this beautiful, well cared for piece justice! This brooch comes with it's original box with the genuine ruby sticker. Other then that it is in fabulous vintage shape. Please enlarge the photos to see the details of the unique beads. The brooch is a bit over 3 inches tall, but it is slender and light.

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Identifying and Dating Old Brooch Styles

rare vintage brooches

This type of brooch, usually long and vertically shaped, consists of a single central pin with two decorative ornaments at either end. These hallmarks indicate your jewelry is a piece of costume jewelry and is not very valuable. Signed in back Coro c. Probably made by Swoboda before they started marking their jewelry in 1966. The enameling has an Iridescent effect to it showing yellows, pinks and blues with a red collar and a yellow bone. Many of the artists were women like you and I using patterns that could be purchased or found in the craft publications of the day.

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Identifying and Dating Old Brooch Styles

rare vintage brooches

This brooch has open gold tone metal with blue and aurora borealis rhinestones. Occasionally, a vintage item will have a patina or aged quality that add to the vintage appeal; in those cases, I most likely will not fully 'clean' the item, as I believe it takes away from the vintage charm. This type of pin was developed in the early 1900s as a means of holding the ends of the newly fashionable turn-down collar in place, and could be simple or adorned with jewels. When solid gold or platinum jewelry wears down, the part showing through should still be the same color. Estate brooches often feature whimsical animals encrusted in colored stones and stunning flower designs covered in diamonds.

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Rare brooches

rare vintage brooches

Any of these hallmarks should be appraised for authenticity. The type of flower was meant to convey a particular message--in the case of violets, faithfulness. I am always happy to provide further information, details as available and photos as needed. All of the rhinestones are prong set. Offering a bright lipstick red flower head, black stamen and dark green leaves, this meaningful jewel is in top condition.

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