This is a classic later 1950s rhinestone brooch, large and glitzy, featuring three identical clusters of rhinestones set around a central stone.
Each of the clusters is made up of a large round madeira-coloured rhinestone with four matching navettes on one side and three round aurora borealis stones on the other. The aurora borealis colouring is unusually rich and fiery, with strong orange-pink undertones. The stones are all foiled backed. The setting is goldtone, with close-set prongs holding the large round stones and nicely-notched prongs holding the navettes in finely-toothed cups. It is fitted with a rollover safety clasp, positioned towards the top to prevent the brooch flopping forward.
This is a sizeable brooch – 5.5 cm (2.25″) across.
It is not marked or signed at all.
This vintage 1950s brooch is in excellent condition, obviously rarely worn. There is some wear and discolouration to the pin stem and slight surface scratching on the reverse but otherwise, virtually no signs of wear. The safety part of the clasp is a bit “free wheeling” but holds securely.