Nice Lot of Vintage Rhinestone Brooches

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 03, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House


This auction is for an 8-piece lot of vintage rhinestone brooches. Some of the brooches are older than others but they all appear to be in very good condition with no missing stones or metal wear/corrosion. There are two pieces that have very minor issues which I will note below. They range in size from 1 1/2" (the smallest) to just under 3" (the largest). Most of the metals are goldtone (including the older mellower gold color from the 50's) and there are two silvertone ones. There is a variety of colors. One of the brooches is completely set with rhinestones of two shades of green with some gold topaz colored ones. There are two brooches with all red stones, one with a blue stone and a pretty floral brooch with a variety of pastel colored rhinestones. The other three brooches have clear stones.

The large silvertone floral brooch (one of the oldest pieces) is signed but I can't make out all of the letters - the letters I can see look like ERLING - so this may be Sterling, not sure.

The double heart brooch with red rhinestones has several stones which are a bit darker in red color than the others. The old goldtone brooch with red rhinestones has a spot of metal darkening on the back, at the base of the pinback, but the front is fine.

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