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Delizza Elster aka Juliana Vintage Jewelry Rhinestones Pin Brooch

$ 135.00

Breathtaking brooch pin made of sparkling rhinestones prong-set over golden findings. A very beautiful mix of pale yellow and bold amber faceted stones. A "DeLizza and Elster", Juliana-style brooch. Heavy quality piece that I believe to be an unsigned Juliana D&E. Circa 1950-60s.

Large and dimensional pin measuring 2" w. Excellent vintage condition with minimal use and wear, all seems authentic, original, functional, perfect all on place, clean and ready to wear! Great vintage gift!

talkingfashion: Juliana jewelry can be explained in one simple word- gaudy. Big, bold and colorful stones. No other word can explain the unique combinations of stones set upon the links of Juliana construction. A few fortunate collectors found jewelry with Juliana hang tag on it, in never-worn condition, and now collectors can put a possible name with a definite style.

Bracelets are extremely easy to distinguish; earrings, brooches and necklaces less so. Once you understand the look of Juliana, it becomes easier to identify. First, each bracelet usually has five links, rectangular or oval, clearly seem from the back. Next, the clasp is etched, in a pattern similar to the feather of an arrow. Most bracelets have a safety chain.

Now for the stones. All types of beautiful and unusual rhinestones were used, and all shapes of stones. Art glass, carved stones, stones that look like opals, rivoli stones and watermelon stones. Even cameos. And most are large stones, surrounded by slightly smaller stones, accented by slightly smaller stones.

And that's not all. Many bracelets feature glass beads of all shapes and sizes, mounted into the top of the bracelet, above the large rhinestones, for a dangling, noisy, fun effect. These fabulous bracelets can be found with matching earrings, with the dangling beads, and brooches also accented with beads.

And the colors, well, the colors spark. Yes, some have pale colors, but most are bold. And some of the pale ones are accented with bold sparkled stones, in colors you dreamed could be worn together, but were too shy to try.

Because Juliana is unsigned, it was mostly overlooked, except by collectors who disregard marks and buy the jewelry by its appearance, manufacture and beauty.