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.
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. Gold metal brooch with a multi-point flame inside a circle. Round gold metal ball at the base.
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.
Abstract leaf vintage brooch in gold metal with a very nubby texture. 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.
Beautiful and bold mabe faux pearl brooch by Napier. A nice large piece, Gold oval metal chain link setting.
Napier was founded in 1875 as Whitney and Rice, a silver company. Under the leadership of James Napier, the president of the company during the 1920s, the company was renamed in his honor and switched to producing costume jewelry The Napier brand was well known in the 40s – 70s for it’s clean, modern lines. The company is still in operation today as a holding of Jones New York producing lesser quality items.
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. A fringe of chain hangs behind the main piece accenting the design.
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.
Vintage 1950s open work wire brooch. The wire forms a dome with 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.
The two fused pieces of copper are a Barkin signature design. One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone. Approx. Size: 1" ( 2.5 cm) Diameter. Condition: Very good. Mark/Label: Gret Barkin, Hand Wrought, New Hope PA.
Lovely modernist brooch in hand wrought copper with an etched floral design. This brooch is a classic design used by Barkin with two fused pieces with the piece curved upward.
Gret Barkin had her New Hope studio in the 1940s and 50s. Her unique designs are immediately identifiable with their signature etching and double disc designs.
Fun and fabulous. This large giraffe brooch has the cutest face. Long silver metal body with large black enamel spots. Large brooches were all the rage in the 1980s. This one is for those willing to make a statement (and love giraffes). #CA-JP34
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.
Approx. Size: 5.5" (14 cm) high; 2" (5 cm) at widest point
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 compliment 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.
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.