This is a lovely vintage rhinestone dangle brooch, dating to the 1950s – perfect to wear at the centre of a neckline or high up on a shoulder.
Although the brooch does not have a lot of stones compared to many 1950s brooches, it has plenty of sparkle. The stones are all a good size – the smallest is 0.5 cm – and high quality. There is also an interesting mix of stones, of various sizes and colours.
The dangle is a large (2.5 cm) unfoiled smokey cognac-coloured stone in an open back setting. A matching stone is set in the centre of the brooch section, surrounded by foil-backed amber and pale lemon rhinestones, with an aurora borealis stone set at the centre top and bottom. All the stones are prong-set.
The setting is a slightly matte gold tone, and the brooch is fitted with an unusually dainty safety clasp – just 2 cm (3/4″) long.
This vintage brooch is 4 cm wide and 6 cm high, including the dangle (1.5″ by 2.5″).
No maker’s or other marks.
This brooch is in very good vintage condition, with some slight (not noticeable) wear to the goldtone, but no damage. The only issue is that the two smaller amber rhinestones (bottom left and right) are not as bright as the rest, but as they match it is possible that they never were as bright as the rest, and they do not spoil the look of this lovely brooch.