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Derosa




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DeROSA

1934 to 1970’s


DEROSA JEWELRY
1934-1970s
Let me begin by confessing that I am just wild
about DeRosa jewelry! It’s been one of my top favorites for years, so
let me know if you have any for sale. I will always pay really fair
prices for pieces that I like.
Ralph DeRosa jewelry is known for its three-dimensional layered designs, high quality
components, and translucent enameling. DeRosa
jewelry designs include floral, figural, retro motifs,
and designs inspired by the precious jewelry of the era.
DeRosa jewelry is not
easy to find because they didn’t make many of each style, but is certainly
more than worth the search. After years of
collecting and selling this wonderful brand, I have found that the
majority of their pieces were signed, so beware unsigned attributions
where there is no reference material to substantiate it. This New York City firm
was at 404 Fourth Street in New York City and
made jewelry from the mid-1930’s until the 1970’s. Like many jewelry
makers, their 1940-50’s jewelry is the best
in my opinion. DeRosa is one of my very
favorite makers and I collect it myself.

One of the best things about this maker is that not many pieces seem to
have been made. Many of the pieces shown below are the only ones I have seen
in all the years I’ve been handling vintage jewelry. One exception is the cupid riding
on a pearlized cloud pin, which I see very often. An example is shown
here on this page. To me, it much less interesting than most other
DeRosa pieces.

Hand painted illustrations from the De Rosa
Jewelry Company seems to have been the first step in the design process. These miniature works
of art are from a collection of over 300 similar illustrations that I am happy to own and
use as a reference. Several are dated in the 1940’s, and many have hand written notes
about how each piece should be produced. They seem to have been done by
several different artists, as the painting styles and designs vary. Many
jewelry designers never worked on paper first, but for those who did,
these illustrations are illuminating as to the thought processes and
design sense that went into creating this amazing jewelry.



To see wonderful original design illustrations of DeRosa Jewelry, click
HERE

Note: DEROSA jewelry that is available TO
BUY can be seen

HERE
.

DEROSA BASKETS




DeROSA
magnificent fur clip marked "R DeROSA" with a peacock and basket
of flowers surrounded by
magnificent detail, circa 1950, 3". The enameling is beautifully translucent,
the basket is an unfoiled purple rhinestone of unusual shape, and the
accents are artificial pearls and clear rhinestones. This is the same
piece was seen in Christie Romero’s book "Warman’s Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 196.
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#d18663

DEROSA flower basket fur
clip with white, pink, blue and yellow enameled flower bouquet in a
clear unfoiled rhinestone basket, red glass beads
and clear and green rhinestones, circa 1940, 2-3/4". This is signed
"R DeRosa" on the back.
View
View #d34240


DeROSA
basket fur clip with enameling, an unfoiled red unusually shaped
rhinestone basket and clear and red rhinestone accents, marked R DeROSA,
circa 1940, 2-3/4". This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero’s
book "Warman’s
Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 196.
View
#d18664


http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesDG/DeRosa/derosa23734.jpg



DeROSA basket fur
clip with purple rhinestone basket, heart-shaped rhinestone petals, and
rhinestone and enameled accents, circa 1940, 2-1/2". This can be seen in Christie
Romero’s book "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 195.)
View #d23734
DEROSA baskets
brooches.
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(Seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 195.)


DEROSA
purple basket in a circle fur clip, marked "DeRosa" on the back
and circa 1940, 3" by 2-1/4". The basket itself is a beveled unfoiled purple
rhinestones with beautifully enameled violet and lavender flowers and green
leaves. They are set on a clear rhinestones shelf and then into a gold tone
metal double circle with ruffles spilling over the frame. There is some slight wear on the finish as
often happens on DeRosa of this era, but I do not find it distracting. Also
shown is the original design art work for this clip.

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#d37820


DEROSA
purple basket in a circle fur clip, marked "DeRosa" on the back
and circa 1940, 3" by 2-1/4". The basket itself is a beveled unfoiled purple
rhinestones with beautifully enameled violet and lavender flowers and green
leaves. They are set on a clear rhinestones shelf and then into a gold tone
metal double circle with ruffles spilling over the frame. Also
shown is the original design art work for this clip.

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#d37820




DEROSA gorgeous
basket fur clip with lavender, green and black enameling to highlight
the red, aqua and clear rhinestone flowers and leaves, all set in gold
tone metal, circa 1940, 3". The gold tone finish on the bottom of the
basket is partly missing, so sold as is, but this is hard to see when
the clip is worn. The lattice basket and bow on top just adds a bit more
to this charming clip. This is in very good vintage condition other than some grayed rhinestones
and the missing gold tone finish on the bottom.

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#d38756


DEROSA small basket fur clip with purple
rhinestone center and enameled flowers fur clip, not signed but an obvious
DeRosa, 1-1/2" by 1-1/3".
View
#d40683



DEROSA
fur clip that’s a colorful basket of flowers and buds in a gold tone
vessel accented by a blue enameled blue rim, circa 1940. It is 2-1/2" by
1-3/4". Included are red, green and clear rhinestones, and the left green
rhinestone has a minute chip just at the very tip, which requires a magnifying
glass to see. It’s accented with glass pearls and clear rhinestones. The leaves
and buds are of green and brown enamel work, and they are lovely. So far, after
years of collecting DeRosa, this is the only clip I have ever seen like this.

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#d40165



DEROSA basket fur clip with red faceted glass stones and clear
rhinestones set in gold tone, circa 1940, 2-1/2" by 2-1/4". Each red bud has
a clear rhinestone center. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.

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#d38598

DEROSA
basket of flowers fur clip with pastel faceted glass lozenges as flowers, each
centered with a little clear rhinestone and set in gold washed sterling, circa
1940, 2-1/4". This is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back. Like many DeRosa
pieces of this era, it does have some finish wear but the stones are in
excellent condition.

View
#d23921




DeROSA basket
fur clip
basket fur clip with unfoiled rhinestone basket, heart-shaped purple
rhinestone flower petals, and clear rhinestone and enameled accents, circa
1940, 2-1/2".
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#d23487

LILLIAN
basket fur clip with an unfoiled topaz-colored rhinestones base, purple
rhinestone flower, clear rhinestone accents and translucent green enamel
leaves, 2-1/2" clip. Circa 1940, this is identical to a DeRosa clip but is
marked on the back "Lillian". It is very three-dimensional and has layers of
flowers. This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero’s book "Warman’s
Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 196. I don’t know yet who the maker "Lillian"
was and what their affiliation was with DeRosa, but hope to find out one day.
View
#d18665


DEROSA
basket fur clip with topaz colored unfoiled rhinestone body, heart
shaped purple rhinestone flower, graying rhinestone accents and green
translucent enameled leaves all set in gilt metal, 2-1/2" by 2-1/3".
It is signed "R DeRosa" on the back and is exactly like the one I had
that was signed "Lillian", shown at the left.

View
#d38506




DEROSA pale blue basket fur
clip with enameled forget-me-nots, green leaves and clear rhinestone
accents, slight finish wear upon close examination, 2-3/4" by 2-1/3". This
is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. Other
DeRosa baskets can be seen in the book, "Jewels of Fantasy" by Deanna Cera
on page 124, where she dates them to the late 1930s.

View #d36431

DeROSA
blue and green enameled and clear rhinestones baskets bracelet with
forget-me-nots and leaves, rare and gorgeous, circa 1940. View
#d23591

DEROSA
pale blue basket fur clip with enameled forget-me-nots, green
leaves and clear rhinestone accents, slight finish wear upon close
examination, 2-3/4" by 2-1/3". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the
back. Other DeRosa baskets can be seen in the book,
"Jewels of Fantasy" by Deanna Cera on page 124, where she dates them to the
late 1930s.

View
#d38962


http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesP/Personal/PersDeRosa/derosa22193a.jpg


DeROSA porcelain
floral basket dress clip with tiny pastel porcelain roses and clear
rhinestones set in silver tone, 2-7/8".
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DEROSA
unsigned clear rhinestone links necklace with tiny pastel
porcelain roses and clear rhinestones set in silver tone with matching signed clips.
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#d22193
DEROSA unsigned
rhinestone basket brooch with porcelain flowers and clear rhinestones set in
silver tone, as is, 1-3/4".
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View #d27911




DEROSA
porcelain flowers and clear rhinestones set in silver tone dress clip
with artificial pearls,
one tiny porcelain leaf broken, 2-5/8".
View #d29970
DEROSA art work for a brooch or clip. #348 DEROSA porcelain pink, rose
and yellow flowers dress clip with clear rhinestones set in silver tone, 1-5/8".
View #d31759




De Rosa original design art work. #173


DEROSA
basket clip with blue flowers and green leaves, accented with
clear rhinestones and set in gold tone, 2-5/8" by 2-3/8".
This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.

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#dc
De Rosa original design art work. #318



DeROSA fur clip, a red and green enamel on
gold tone with clear rhinestone accents basket clip, as is with wear to
enamel, 2-5/8". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. View
#d19402

DEROSA red enameled roses
fur clip in gold tone with green enameled leaves set in gold tone, 3-5/8".
This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
View #d26352


DeROSA PEACOCKS
The intricate details and luminous translucent green
enameling make these one of my favorite groups in the DeRosa line. It never ceases to amaze me how
much skill and care it must have taken to design and create these pieces.
From the mouth of the peacock is a glass pearl that moves as the jewelry
does.




DeROSA peacocks fur clip with
lovely green translucent enameling, glass pearls and tiny green cabochons in
a gold tone setting, 3" by 2-1/4".
#d18666

Signed
R DeROSA on each piece,
these are peacocks with translucent green enameling, glass pearls and tiny
green cabochons all in a gold tone setting. The group includes a 6-1/2" by 1-1/4"
bracelet View View , matching 1-1/8" by 1"
clip back earrings and 3" by 2-1/4" dress clip,
all circa 1950. This set is seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed,
page 199, and it was also advertised in the February 1950 edition of
"Women’s Wear Daily". View
#d18666


DeROSA
peacocks set with enameling, faux pearls and rhinestones 6-1/2"
by 1-1/4" bracelet. View
View
#d18666




DEROSA translucent green and
soft red enameled peacock fur clip and earrings with artificial pearls and
green glass cabochons, clip 3" and earrings 1", all circa 1950. This is the
same piece seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 199.
View
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#d27634
DEROSA peacock fur clip
with lovely translucent green and soft red enameling, artificial pearls and
green glass cabochons, circa 1950, clip 3" and earrings 1". This is signed
"R DeRosa" on the back. View
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#d27634
DeROSA peacocks
clip back earrings,
1-1/8" by 1". #d18896




DeROSA peacocks set with
in beautifully enameled metal with glass pearls and rhinestones. There is a 3" by
2-1/4" fur clip, 6-1/2" by 1-1/4" bracelet and matching 1-1/8"
earrings. This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero’s book "Warman’s
Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 199.
View

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#d18666

DeROSA violets
2-3/4"
clip and 1-1/3" earrings and peacock basket clip group.

DeROSA peacocks
and violets jewelry.


DeROSA FIGURAL JEWELRY
Animals, People and People’s things




Original art work design for the
DEROSA
bird brooch. #d20435

De ROSA
bird brooch made from the design at
the right,
4" diagonal measurement. This is not signed but attributed to
DeRosa from
their original design art work. This is one of the few unsigned DeRosa pieces I have
ever seen.
#d20435

DEROSA original art work design for the bird brooch,
photo at the left. #d20435. #174





DEROSA rare gold tone hand holding
torch of liberty patriotic fur clip with clear rhinestone accents, circa 1945, 3". The
texture on this is wonderfully varied with swirling flames, an ornate scrolled cuff and a
ruffled glove. While the clear vintage rhinestone are grayed, I wouldn’t change
them, and the finish is in excellent condition. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the
back. A piece like this can be seen in
the book "Bijoux" by Dena F. Cera on page 225
View #d28488

DeROSA gold tone tree fur
clip with pink rhinestones, green enameled leaves and a wonderful
enameled peacock sitting under the tree, circa 1940s, 3". There is wear
on the gold tone finish as can be seen in the pictures, but you must
look closely to see most of it. The pink rhinestones are tulip shaped,
very unusual, and have a lavender flash in the color. Each stone is
smooth on the top and has flat sides. The clear rhinestones are slightly
grayed. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. This is a VERY rare piece, the only one I have seen
like it so far in all my years in collecting DeRosa and in this business, although
surely more must
have been made. It is one of the very best of the DeRosa designs. View
View #d22075

DeROSA gold tone poodle
fur clip with clear rhinestones,
2-1/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. Shown
beside it is an original design art work of a similar DeRosa piece.
View
#d21157.



The DeRosa art work shows what looks like a fly fur clip that detaches from
a larger leaf brooch. It looks like fly #d37735, shown at the right here, but so far I haven’t seen
the leaf brooch to go with it. I sure wish I could find one.


DEROSA
fly clip with plique-a-jour wings, 1-1/3". It is marked on the back
both "DeRosa" and
"sterling". It looks like the fly in the art work to the
left, and I would be so happy if I could find the leaf part.

View


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#d37735

CAROLEE Limited Edition 2005
green rhinestone leaf brooch and red lady bug tack, leaf 3" and ladybug tack
5/8". View
#X64197
I added this here to show a more contemporary maker using a similar design
to the DeRosa seen at the far left. The ladybug tac can be worn alone
and it also attaches to the leaf brooch to wear together.





DEROSA
fly brooch with a red rhinestone body and green rhinestone eyes set in gold
washed sterling. It is marked "DeRosa sterling" and it is 7/8" by 3/4".
View
View #d40126

DEROSA sterling vermeil
butterfly brooch with clear and red rhinestones circa 1945, 2-1/8".
This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
View #d32453

DeROSA dress clip
with a motif reminiscent of a stylized face using red and blue rhinestones
in a gold tone setting, 2-1/2".
This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
View #d21156.





DEROSA large fish fur clip with translucent
orange and green enameled head and fin, red and cream enameled lips, and
glass pearl and clear rhinestone accents, 4" by 2-3/4". Circa 1940s, it is
in very good vintage condition with some cloudy clear rhinestones. This is
really cool and unusual and shows why I collect DeRosa!. Beside it is an
original design art work for a very similar piece.
View

View

#d40788

DEROSA figural fish original design art work. #151

DE ROSA gold tone fish clip
with red and green enameling, 3". Some of the finish is missing from the tail, but this is still lovely.
This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. View
View #d19516




DEROSA
lion head fur clips with amazing detail, set of 2, each 1" by
1". The fur is a copper colored enamel, the fangs enameled in white and the
inside of the mouth is a deep red enamel. Circa 1940s, the lions both have red
rhinestone eyes. I have collected DeRosa for years now, but hadn’t ever seen
these before. Leo the lion is the astrological sign of July 22- August 23, but
anyone can wear them. Wearing these would bring out the lioness in you,
symbolizing strength and bravery!

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#d38886

DEROSA rare traffic lights fur clips, set of two, one with "STOP"
and a red glass cabochon
and one with a green "GO" sign. Suspended from the bottom are signs with the
words "stop" and "go",
so clever. These are from the 1940s, in excellent condition, each 2-1/8" by
1-1/4". As a long-time collector of DeRosa, I have not seen another like
these so think they are rare, as so many DeRosa pieces are. These are signed "R
DeRosa" on the back.

View
#d38823

DeROSA
face mask dress clip with tiny peach glass cabochons, circa 1945, 1-3/4".
This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
View
#X20628



Original art work design for the DeRosa face clip #d20693.

DeROSA
face motif fur clip with feathers, 2-11/16". It was made from the design shown at left,
and what a treat to have the matching design art work. This
is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. See
this piece in Harrice Miller’s "Confident Collector, 2nd Edition" on page
98.
View #d20623

Original art work design for the DeRosa face clip #d20693.




DEROSA sterling vermeil
crown brooch with red and clear rhinestones and artificial pearls, circa
1945, 2-1/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. An
illustration for a
similar DeRosa crown brooch shows how this piece would have been fashioned,
drawing the design for approval before having the brooch made.
View #d34505
DeRosa crown illustration art for a brooch. #218 DEROSA red, blue and clear
rhinestones
dress clip, a lovely piece whether you want to wear it as a patriotic symbol
or not, circa 1940, 1-5/8". This could also have been half of a Duette
style brooch/clip combination. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. View
#d34366






DEROSA enameled pheasant fur
clip with clear rhinestone accents set in silver tone, circa 1940,
4-1/3". Wonderful painted detail and the large size makes this very
special. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. View
Both #d35998
DEROSA enameled pheasant fur
clip with clear rhinestone accents set in silver tone, circa 1940,
4-1/3". Wonderful painted detail and the large size makes this very special.
View
View #d35732


DEROSA
enameled bird pin with clear rhinestone edges on the wings, some
of the enamel missing so as is, 1-1/3" by 1-1/4". This is signed "R
DeRosa" on the back.

View
#d38808


http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesDG/DeRosa/derosa22891.jpg


DEROSA sterling
vermeil, artificial pearls and blue rhinestones oriental head brooch, 2-1/4".
This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
View #d25324

DeROSA glass pearl and
clear rhinestones ballerina pin, 2". This is signed "R DeRosa" on
the back.
View #d22891


DEROSA
gilt sterling cherub with wings brooch with blue rhinestone eyes,
marked on the back "R DeRosa sterling", 1-1/3" by 1". What a sweet guardian
angel to wear on your shoulder. It is in excellent condition and circa
1940. View
#d39044




DeROSA
sterling vermeil and clear rhinestones bird brooch, 3-1/4". This is signed "R
DeRosa" on the back.
View #d24783

DeROSA cupid or cherub
of the sea brooch in gold tone and glass pearls, 2" tall. This is
the most common piece of DeRosa I have ever seen, and since so many are
still around, many must have been made. That’s unusual because many of
the better DeRosa pieces are so rare.
View #d20931

DeROSA tiny gold tone bird
pin with artificial seed pearls, 1-1/2". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. A similar one is shown in Brunialti’s book "American Costume Jewelry" on page 277.
View #d21838


DeROSA FLOWERS
Fantasy and the interesting
creativity of these designs make these flower pieces a joy to own and wear, not to mention the multiple layers
that give them dimension. The enamel work is so rich and often translucent
as well.




DEROSA floral fur clip with orange
and green enamel, clear rhinestones and artificial pearls circa 1940, 3-1/2".
This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
View #d34650.

DEROSA original design art work
for a DeRosa brooch or clip, very similar to the clip shown at the left.
DEROSA floral dress clip
with cream, blue and green enamel, red glass bead centers and clear
rhinestones accents, 3-5/8" There is light enamel wear, and this is circa 1940.
This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
View
View #d34536.




DEROSA
artificial pearl grapes fur clip with green translucent leaves and
stems set in gold tone, circe 1940s, 3". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the
back.

View
#d37765

DEROSA original
design art work for a brooch, probably the one shown at the left. If not it is certainly very similar.

DEROSA unsigned enameled thistle brooch with translucent green leaves and
clear and purple
rhinestones, circa 1940, very light enamel wear, a nice large 3-5/8".
While this is not signed, the way it is made and the design art work shown at the right,
plus years of experience with this maker’s jewelry, makes me feel comfortable
making this attribution. You can see the art work by clicking

HERE.
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View #Y34547




DEROSA
fur clip with enameled pale pink flower, red glass beads, clear
rhinestones and green enameling, circa 1940. It is marked on the back "R DeRosa"
and it is
3" by 2-1/8". There is some gold loss on both the front and
the back and some of the clear rhinestones are a bit gray.

View
#d39008


DEROSA
original design art work for the brooch shown at the right, hand drawn and
painted circa 1940.

View
#d38646

DeROSA
huge pink enameled flowers brooch with green enameled leaves, clear
rhinestones, and artificial pearls, a really large size at 5-1/4".
View
View #d25205




DEROSA
large topaz unfoiled rhinestones flower bouquet and green enameled
leaves fur clip, 4-1/4" by 2-1/2". The flower centers are in crown-like
settings and below that are green glass balls. There are clear
rhinestone flower spikes and leaf veins and lovely translucent enameling. This is one of the larger
DeRosa clips, and made in layers so that it’s three-dimensional, as their best pieces
were, circa
1940s. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.

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#d38653.


DEROSA
topaz colored rhinestones fur clip with green enameled leaves and
clear rhinestone accents, signed "DeRosa" on the back, 3-1/3" by
2-5/8". This circa 1940 jewelry made by Ralph DeRosa is well made and
beautifully designed, and this clip is in excellent condition.

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#d39456
DEROSA original art work for a DeRosa clip design similar to the clip shown.



DEROSA
fur clip with topaz and clear rhinestones and green enameled
leaves, 3-1/2" by 2". This clip is signed on the back "DeRosa". Circa 1940,
this is in excellent condition with lovely honey colored unusually shaped
rhinestones, clear rhinestone accents and green translucent enameled
leaves.

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#d39308.




DEROSA green
enameled flower and leaves brooch with green glass beads and clear rhinestone accents,
all
set in gold tone, and a large size at 3-5/8". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the
back.
View #d27675.


DEROSA
yellow faceted round crystals fur clip with green enameled stems
and clear rhinestones all set in gold tone, 4" by 2-1/3". Circa 1940, this
is a very unusual clip with round faceted stones topped by green enameled
bracts and stems and clear rhinestone accents. Some of the clears have
turned gray as often happens, and the finish has wear on the high spots, so
it is in good vintage condition. NOTE: We have also had this in blue, item
number 36703 here below.

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#d39417.


DEROSA
floral lily motif coil bracelet, brooch and earrings with emerald
green centers and clear rhinestone pave in a gold tone setting, absolutely
gorgeous! The bracelet
is 10" tip to tip but about a 7" wearable size; the brooch is 4" by 3";
and the screw back earrings
1". All pieces have some grayed stones and some wear on the gold tone metal, and
all are circa 1940. Regardless of the stones, this is one amazing set that
only DeRosa would have made! And what a treat to find all these matching
pieces.

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#d39164




DeROSA stylized
trumpet flower and leaves fur clip, flower with red beads and red and clear rhinestones
set in gold tone metal, circa 1940, 4-5/8". This is signed "R DeRosa"
on the back.
View
#d24359

DeROSA art work for a
trumpet flower brooch
similar to the clip shown here at the left. #248

DEROSA red cabochons fur clip bouquet set in yellow, rose and white gold
colored metals, signed "R DeRosa", 4" by 2-3/4". Like so
many of the 1940s DeRosa pieces, this is well made with layers of leaves,
stems and stones. There is slight finish wear, visible on close examination,
but the stones are all present and the clip mechanism works perfectly. This
is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.

View
#d38872




DEROSA attributed unsigned
bracelet gold tone flowers bracelet with red glass beads, blue and clear
rhinestones and green enameling, 6-3/4" by 1-1/8". We have the
original arty work for the earrings that match this bracelet, and that is
what we base the attribution on.
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HI-RES #d36890


DEROSA
round red glass beads and rhinestones blossom earrings with two-tone
green enameling and clear rhinestones,
clip back 1-1/4". We also own the original design art work for
these earrings. The last photo shows a page of original design art work
for this and four other earrings.
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#d40795

DeROSA original
design art work for floral jewelry including an earring like the
bracelets on either side here (top left earring). #55

DEROSA attributed
unsigned bracelet gold tone flowers bracelet with red glass beads, blue and
clear rhinestones and green enameling, 6-3/4" by 1-1/8" .
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http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesP/Personal/PersDeRosa/derosa21162.jpg


DEROSA fur clip with purple
rhinestones, imitation pearls and grayed rhinestones, 3" by 2-5/8". The
rhinestones have grayed to an almost charcoal color.
This is
signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
View #D36425

DeROSA original design
art work for a bracelet. #80

DEROSA red
rhinestone roses fur clip tied with a bow and with
green enameling and clear rhinestones set in gold tone, circa 1940, 3-1/8".
This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
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#d21162






DeROSA
bleeding heart floral fur clip with pink and green enameling and
clear rhinestones, a
large 3-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
View
#d21158

DEROSA
fur clip with a
faceted crystal or glass circle decorated with lovely translucent enameled flowers
in pink and green with clear rhinestone accents, all set in gold tone, circa 1940, 2-1/2" by
1-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.

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#d37694


DEROSA bleeding heart floral
fur clip with pink and green enameling and clear rhinestones, a large
3-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
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#d40453




DEROSA fur clip with unusual pink molded glass trumpet flowers and
green translucent enameled leaves with clear rhinestones, all set in gold tone
metal, circa 1940, length 3-1/2". It is signed on the back. Be sure to
see the enlarged photo to really see the unusual pink buds. This is one
more example of the unusual components used by DeRosa.

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#d37918



DEROSA
open wild rose flowers and leaves fur clip with three
overlapping open flowers with clear rhinestone petal tips, glass pearl
haloes, tiny red glass tipped stamen, green enameled and gold tone
leaves, and a realistic stem, 4" by 2-3/4". Only DeRosa created layered
three-dimensional pieces like this, with pieces held together by tiny
screws and multiple elements. Even the stem is well detailed! Circa
1940, it has some finish wear on the gold leaves, but otherwise it’s in
very good condition, and is signed on the back "R. Derosa". Beside this
photo is
the original design art work on tissue paper.

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DEROSA flower fur clip with aqua faceted
glass beads and clear rhinestones set in gold tone, signed
"R DeRosa" on the back and 2-1/2".
View #D26638






DEROSA
blue pierced and domed florets stylized flower bouquet fur clip with clear
rhinestone accents, circa 1940, 3-1/3" by 2-1/3". I have seen these scored half
ball elements in other DeRosa jewelry, and find them just beautiful as they reflect light, and each one has a
tiny clear
rhinestone center. View
#d38599

DEROSA swirl fur clip
with grooved and domed aqua tips set in gold tone, each with a clear rhinestone accents,
all set in gold washed silver. It is marked on the back "R. DeRosa", circa
1940, 2-1/4". The finish does show wear at close examination.
View
View #d37371

DEROSA flower
fur clip with pink center of grooved and domed glass and accented with clear rhinestone, 3-1/4"
by by 2". The gold tone finish really sets this off. View
View #d37323



DEROSA original art work for a brooch or clip using elements like
the blue and pink ones shown here.



DEROSA
aqua pierced dome flowers fur clip with clear rhinestones and
artificial pearls set in gold tone, circa 1940, 3".

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#d38303

DEROSA design art work original.




DEROSA green leaves and red glass bead berries brooch the lovely
translucent green enameled leaves that DeRosa is known for, 3-1/3" by
1-7/8". Circa 1940, it is in excellent vintage condition. While this I not
signed, I can feel safe in saying it’s by DeRosa due to all the similar
pieces I have had over the years.

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#d40762


DEROSA
pink rhinestone and green enameled leaves clip and bracelet
with the lovely translucent enameling work and set in gold tone metal. There
is some finish wear on the back of the bracelet only. The bracelet is 7" by 1-1/8", fur
clip is 2-3/4" by 1-3/4", all circa 1940s.

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#d37607


DEROSA brooch with
pink and clear rhinestones and green beautiful and transparent enameled
leaves, a nice large 4". Only DeRosa did these pieces with so much
dimension and quality, circa 1940. I haven’t seen this brooch again so far, so
like many DeRosa pieces, it is relatively rare. Note the details, like
the crescent shaped center with clear rhinestone on it and the translucent
enamel work.
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#d35997




DEROSA coil bracelet
with pink and clear rhinestones and green enameled leaves set in gold tone,
total length 8-1/2", front width 2-3/4", band width 5/16", signed "Derosa"
on the back, circa 1940. View
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View #d36880

DEROSA flowers
set with pink
rhinestones set among enameled green leaves, 2-1/2" fur clip and 7" by 1"
bracelet. View
View #d19062

DEROSA
pink rhinestones and green enameled leaves fur clip with clear
rhinestone accents, circa 1940, 2-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa"
on the back.
View #d26074




DEROSA pink rhinestone and
green enameled leaves bracelet and fur clip circa 1940.
View #d35273
DEROSA group.
DEROSA pink rhinestone
and green enameled leaves and flowers clips group, circa 1940. #d19062
DEROSA pink rhinestone and
green enameled leaves and flowers bracelet, clips and earrings.
#d19062




DeRosa lavender
and green enameled flower dress clip with artificial pearl stamen and clear
rhinestone accents, circa 1940, 2-1/2" by 2-1/8". Fabulous translucent
enameling typical of DeRosa enhances this three-dimensional piece. Included
is the
DEROSA designer original art work
done for approval before this clip would have been put into production, a
gouache on tissue which is a rare one-of-a-kind piece. As you can see, a few
small changes were made in the final design when it did get produced.
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#d20434
The DEROSA original art work design for the flower brooches
shown in this row.
View #d20434. #202

DEROSA
attributed flower brooch with red glass beads centered with clear
rhinestones, clear rhinestone petal tips all set in gold tone, 2-3/4" by
2-1/8" , similar to Coro patent 140,016 dated 1945. Almost illegible
mark on the back says something like, "F_ _ RS".

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#d37300




DEROSA green
and yellow enamel and green demi-lune rhinestones double floral fur clip
with clear rhinestone accents and pierced leaves, 3-1/2".
View #d27635

DeROSA flower, feather and
leaves fur clip with clear rhinestones, glass pearl center and green
enameled leaves, 3-3/4". The enameling is so smooth and
perfect that I had wondered if it had been re-done, but even under a
loupe I can see no indication of that.
Just for fun, here is a jpg of the old
DeROSA ad for this clip.
It says, "Brilliant with simulated pearls on sterling, rhodium or gold
finish, Ralph DeRosa Company, New York".
View #d23570
DeROSA ad for clip #d23570, courtesy of Pat Seal.

DEROSA green
enamel and rhinestone swirl starburst fur clip, signed on the back.
View #d27636




DeROSA arrowroot flower
and leaves fur clip with clear and blue rhinestones in a rose and yellow
gold finish, circa 1945, 4-1/2". This is signed "R DeRosa" on
the back.
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#d21160

DeROSA Arrowroot design art work for the clip
shown
at the left. #d21160.
#146


DEROSA
green enameled floral fur clip with blue and clear rhinestones,
3". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. View
View #d30097




De Rosa design art work very similar to the clip shown at the right. #293


DeROSA
floral bouquet clip with aqua rhinestones, circa 1940, 3-7/8".
View
#d21161.

De Rosa design art work very similar to the clip shown at the
left. #130


http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesJC/Art/DeRosas/derosa%20231a.jpg


DEROSA pink
fur clip with a circle of projecting unfoiled pink rhinestones, each in a
keystone shape, with a glass
imitation pearl center and accents and clear rhinestones that have grayed,
all set in gold tone. On the back are catches so that this could have been
added to a necklace at one time, too It is 2" across and in excellent
condition.
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DEROSA original hand painted design art work for a brooch or clip circa 1940s.
This shows the same projecting rhinestones you can see on the other two DeRosa fur
clips in this row. #d20622 and #d36551.

DeROSA flower fur clip with
blue enameled petals, projecting free-standing pink crystal petals each in
a keystone shape, and a glass pearl
center all set in gold tone, circa 1940, 3". View
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#d20622



DEROSA lavender flower fur
clip with unfoiled pale lavender blue petal stones and clear rhinestone
accents, circa 1935, 2-1/3". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
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#d36064



DEROSA
pink glass petals flower brooch, 2-1/3" by 2". While this is not
signed, it does use the unusual keystone-shaped pink rhinestones that I have only
seen on other DeRosa pieces, as well as the multiple layers for which they
were known. The two pieces of red rhinestones are invisibly set, and look
like four segments when each is only one. The center is topaz-colored
rhinestones, and of course there are clear rhinestones all around it. This
was converted long ago from a clip to this brooch, and it would have been
signed on the top of the clip. The last jpg image shows a vintage original
DeRosa art work illustrating a similar brooch.

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#D40873



DEROSA
fur clip with three blossoms each with a pointed purple unfoiled rhinestone
surrounded by clear rhinestones and set in gold tone. It is marked on the clip
back "R.DeRosa", 3-5/8" by 2", circa 1940.

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#D40326




DeROSA rose bud
fur clip with petals of invisibly set rose colored glass, accented
by clear rhinestones and a glasspearl, 4"
tall. This is an amazing three-dimensional clip.
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#d19517


DeROSA
red molded glass petals flower clip with an opalescent glass center,
2-3/8".
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View #d21163.
DEROSA design art work similar to #d21163. #426




DeRosa art work for a jewelry design.



DEROSA
large brooch with red, blue and clear rhinestones set in gold
tone with green enamel accents, 4-1/3" by 2-1/3".

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#d37320

DEROSA Retro floral brooch art work. #396




DeROSA blue enameled flower
and leaves fur clip with aqua long pointed rhinestone center, clear
rhinestones and glass pearl accents, circa 1940, 3". On close
examination you can see a few places of missing enamel on the edge but it is
nothing that detracts from this gorgeous clip.
View #d24327
DeROSA floral brooch art work. #399

DeROSA enameled and pink
faceted pointed crystal fur clip, totally re-enameled, 2-7/8".
View #d23379




DEROSA sterling vermeil and
aqua rhinestone flower brooch with rose gold and yellow gold wash,
3-1/8". It is interesting to see that DeRosa made some of their designs as
both brooches and fur clips. A piece like this can be seen in the book
"Bijoux" by Dena F. Cera on page 224.
View
#d34789
De Rosa design art work for the clip shown at right and the brooch shown at
left. It is interesting to note that the made this same design in both a fur
clip and a brooch. #128
DEROSA
sterling vermeil aqua and clear rhinestones fur clip, 3-1/4". A
piece like this can be seen in the book "Bijoux" by Dena F. Cera on page
224.
View #d24925


http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesDG/DeRosa/derosa36962.jpg



http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesDG/DeRosa/derosa33557.jpg

DEROSA sterling
vermeil flower fur clip with pink unfoiled rhinestone center and clear
rhinestone accents with lovely pierced petals. It is marked on the clip
"R DeRosa sterling", circa 1940s, 2". This is in very good vintage
condition, with only light wear on the metal edges and clear rhinestones
here and there. It is really lovely and well made, as are most DeRosa
clips from this era.
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#d36962
DEROSA floral clip
with pastel blue rhinestone center and clear rhinestone accents all set
in gilt silver, 3".
View #d29274

DEROSA flower sterling vermeil
fur clip with a brilliant aqua unfoiled rhinestone and clear rhinestone accents, circa 1945,
2". The upturned petals give this a great dimensional sense, and it has the
high quality and great design for which
DeRosa is so well known.
View #d33557




http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesDG/DeRosa/derosa24302.jpg


DeROSA
dress clip in antiqued gold tone with delicious
pomegranate-colored glass beads tucked into the layered petals, 1-3/4". This
is circa 1940 and it is in excellent condition, signed "DeRosa" on the
back.

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#d19141

DEROSA chains and red
beads fur clip suspended from a flowers crescent top, wonderful detail,
circa 1940, 4" by 2" wide. The glass beads are the color of garnets and are
faceted on the sides.
View #d34035

DeROSA
sterling vermeil 3-1/4" flower fur clip with red cabochon center and clear
rhinestone accents.
View #d24302




DeROSA topaz-colored and
clear rhinestones 3inch three dimensional rose fur clip.
View #d21701.

DE ROSA bracelet
with green enameled leaves and an aqua rhinestone with faux pearl accents,
all on a gold tone band, 7″ x 1-1/3″. View
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#d19512

DeROSA sterling stylized flower fur clip with green
unfoiled rhinestone petals and a clear rhinestone center and bands, 4".
View #d21700




DEROSA big gold tone flower
fur clip with deep purple center rhinestone and clear rhinestone accents,
finish as is with medium finish wear on the petal edges, so priced as is,
3". View #D36956
DEROSA big gold tone flower
fur clips with center rhinestone and clear rhinestone accents, large and
lovely worn separately or together, 3" each.
DEROSA gold tone flower fur
clip with red center rhinestones and clear rhinestones accents, 3".
View #D36343




DeROSA pink rhinestone
and green enameled leaves earrings.
View #d23806

DeROSA
large 4" floral fur clip with green rhinestone center and faux pearl accents.
View #d22076

DeROSA gold tone and
artificial pearl earrings, 1-5/8".
View #d24923





DEROSA
sterling vermeil flower clip with red and clear rhinestones,
3-1/3". View
#d24393

Combination of DeRosa
flower and hummingbird brooches.

HUMMINGBIRD pin with
clear rhinestones, 3-1/2". This is NOT signed as a DeRosa, but it looks great with the DeRosa flower brooch as shown
at the left. View
#Y24423




DEROSA sterling vermeil and
artificial pearls 2-3/4" floral clip and 1" earrings.
View #d25325

DeROSA
gold tone and red glass bead stamen 2-3/4" fur clip and 1" earrings.
View #d22676


DEROSA
sterling vermeil and artificial pearls 3" clip and 1" earrings.
View #d25326



DEROSA unsigned
6-3/4" by 1" bracelet with green enameled stems and red and clear
rhinestones. Also shown in a DeRosa original design art work, shown at the
right, which illustrates a very
similar bracelet.
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#d24360

Original De Rosa design art work, possibly for the bracelet shown at the left.

DEROSA earrings
with red and clear
rhinestones earrings with enameled green leaves, screw back earrings circa
1940, 1-1/8".
These match the basket clip #d18664.
View #d33604




DeROSA
red and clear rhinestones floral pin, 2-7/8".
View #d23051

DEROSA floral fur clip in gold tone with red and clear
rhinestones, 4-5/8" circa 1940. This clip was also made by Reinad.
View #d19809

DeROSA 4-5/8" floral
fur clip in gold tone with green and clear rhinestones, identical to the
one at left, but this one is unsigned.
Reinad also made this same brooch.
#d20825.




De Rosa
#102
original design art work for the DeRosa floral brooch similar to
the ones shown here.

DEROSA cream
enameled lily flower earrings with light enamel wear and clear rhinestones that
have turned to black, set in gold tone clip backs, 1-1/4". This is
signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
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Art Work #d36491


DEROSA
fur clip with enameled flowers and swirl, a lovely peachy
color in two tones and set in gold tone with clear rhinestone accents,
2-1/4" by 2-1/4". It is signed on the clip back "R DeRosa" and
it’s circa 1940. I have
collected DeRosa for two decades now, but this is the first I have seen this
piece. DeRosa didn’t seem to make all that many of each of their pieces from
the 1930s and 1940s.

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#d39118




DeROSA sterling
cream and green enameled floral fur clip, 2-1/2".
View #d23488


DEROSA
floral bracelet, fur clips and earrings with cream colored enamel
and green enameled leaves all set in gold tone. View
View #d25390

De Rosa #103
floral bracelet, brooches and earrings along with their original design art
work.





DeROSA
green and white enameled fur clips with many colors of tiny
rhinestones, each 2" long. View
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View #d23551

DeROSA cream,
aqua and green enameled hinged
bracelet, fur clips and earrings with white enameled flowers, green leaves and
maroon glass centers. This set has absolutely phenomenal detail, circa 1940, and
it includes a 7" bracelet, set
of two 2" fur clips and 1-1/3" earrings with multi-colored accents.
This set was obviously inspired by the Austro-Hungarian retro style with
it’s brilliant and detailed enamel work.
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#d26571
DEROSA painted
pink and cream flower brooch with red rhinestone center and clear rhinestone
accents, 3-1/3". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. View
#d25327




DEROSA flower links bracelet with
red rhinestones set in gold tone, with safety chain, 7" by 7/8".
View
View #d37251


DEROSA
sterling vermeil and blue rhinestones flowers bracelet, signed
"DeRosa" on one side of the tongue and "sterling" on the other, 7" by
7/8". View
View #d34524


DEROSA
unsigned sterling vermeil bracelet with links of topaz colored
and clear rhinestones set with swirls and flowers, safety chain, 7" by 3/4"
. View
View #D36297




DEROSA pink
rhinestones and enamel green leaves earrings with clear rhinestone
accents, circa 1945, 1".
View #d19788

DEROSA sterling vermeil fur
clip with topaz colored unfoiled center rhinestone, artificial pearls and
clear rhinestones, 2-3/4". View
#d36296


DEROSA
pink unfoiled rhinestone earrings set in gold tone metal with
clip back, 7/8".

View
#d38983

DeROSA VIOLETS & HYDRANGEAS



DEROSA violets fur clip with
lovely translucent purple and green enamel over gold tone, excellent
condition, 3-1/3". View
View #d37007

DEROSA enameled violets and
leaves fur clip with clear rhinestone centers, marked "R. DeRosa" on the back of the clip,
circa 1940, 3-1/4". The enameling reminds me of the lovely translucent
enamel work
that Boucher did, and it adds so much to the design, circa 1940s.
View #d34350

Both Derosa violet clips
together.

DEROSA violets gold tone with purple and green enameled violets and clear rhinestone
centers fur clip, circa 1940, 3-1/3".
View
View #d31911


http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesP/Personal/PersDeRosa/derosa21154.jpg



DEROSA unsigned
violets fur clip with lavender enameled violets on a crystal circle,
2-1/2".
View #d21154


DEROSA
enameled violets fur clip in purple and lavender with green
leaves and clear rhinestone accents, circa 1940, 2-1/3" by 2-1/2". This is
missing one little flower.

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#d38755


DEROSA
violets in a cornucopia clip with lovely enamel work on both the
purple flowers and the green leaves, 2-3/4" by 2-1/2". This has some with finish
wear on the front, and it is circa 1940.

View
#d39587






DEROSA
violet fur clips showing the variety of styles that were made.



DEROSA
violet fur clip backs.

More
wonderful DeRosa

Violet clips.


http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesDG/DeRosa/derosa18705.jpg




DeROSA bouquet of violets fur clip with wonderful purple, lavender and
green enamel and clear rhinestone accents, 2-1/2 inches. As can be seen in
the photos, there is finish wear on the front right of the clip. It is circa
1940s. To see the original art work from when this clip was designed ,
please click

HERE
. The art work is NOT included in this sale, but shown for interest
sake only. Note that it was originally proposed as a forget-me-not clip, the
hand penciled note says "Violets", and as you can see, that’s how it was finally made. View

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#d18705

DEROSA original art
work design for the violets clip. The
note at the bottom reads "violets", and the clip was indeed done in
violets instead of the forget-me-nots originally illustrated.
#140



DEROSA
purple, pink and lavender hydrangea fur clip with clear
rhinestones and enamel work. There are some grayed stones and the enameling shows slight wear,
as can be seen in the photos. It is 2-5/8" by 1-1/3". Circa
1940, DeRosa is one of my very favorite makers.

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#d40057




http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesP/Personal/PersDeRosa/derosaviolets3.jpg

DEROSA
sterling vermeil, aqua rhinestone and enamel violets fur clip circa
1945, 4". View
#d28621

DEROSA original design art work, similar to the clip shown here at at right. #168

DeROSA enameled violets fur clip with rhinestones,
2-3/4".
View
View #d21159






DEROSA
fur clip of purple enameled violets and green leaves with clear
rhinestones and artificial pearls, beautifully designed and in very good
vintage condition, with only light wear on the gold tone finish on the
front, 3". DeRosa made such amazing jewelry during this period with layers
of curled leaves and glass pearls spilling out. It is circa 1940 and this is
a fine example. View
#d24212



DEROSA
violets earrings with enameled flower violets, tiny florets and leaves.
Enameled in lavender, purple and green with clear rhinestone accents, these
are 1-1/2" by 7/8" clip backs. Circa
1940, these are not signed but they match other DeRosa pieces I have had.

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#d29280


DEROSA unsigned violet flowers
and leaves necklace with tiny florets in lavender, purple and green enamel
work with clear rhinestone accents, 14-2/3" with a front drop that is about
2" by 1-1/2". Circa 1940, this is in very good vintage condition with only
the slightly graying rhinestones to note.
View
View #d39590


http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesP/Personal/PersDeRosa/derosa20433.jpg



http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesP/Personal/PersDeRosa/derosaviolets2.jpg

DeROSA matching
violet 1-1/3" earrings.

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#d20433

DEROSA
violets original design art work. #92

DeROSA
enameled unsigned bracelet with lavender and purple violets on crystal circle
links, 7-1/2" by 1".
View
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View #d21675



http://www.morninggloryantiques.com/imagesP/Personal/PersDeRosa/derosa21703.jpg


DeROSA violets
design art work. #90

DeROSA
purple and green enameled violets clip back earrings, 1-1/4".
View
#d21703


DEROSA
violets design art work. #89


DEROSA
LARGE and lovely enameled ribbon tied flower bouquet fur clip of pastel
pink, blue, aqua and yellow flowers with green leaves with lots of clear
rhinestone accents, all set in gold tone and circa 1940, 4-1/3". This is
such a lovely piece and one you will wear with everything! It is in very
good vintage condition with only some graying of the rhinestones.
View #d21673
DEROSA lavender enameled violets
bracelet with green enameled leaves and clear rhinestones, 7-1/4" and 7/8"
wide. View
View
View #d36513
DEROSA lavender enameled violets
bouquet fur
clip with green enameled leaves and clear rhinestones, 4-1/3".
View View
#d36512



DEROSA enameled floral fur
clip of pastel pink, blue, aqua and yellow flowers with green leaves with
clear rhinestones, circa 1940, 4-1/3".
View #d21673
DEROSA bouquets, two fur clips.
View
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DEROSA enameled violets fur
clip with green enameled leaves and clear rhinestones, 4-1/3".
View View
#d36512




DEROSA pink enameled hydrangea flower
bouquet fur clip, 2-5/8". View
#d32695
DEROSA art work design similar to brooch #d21673. #307


DEROSA
blue and white enameled flowers fur clip with clear rhinestones all
set in gold tone, 2-3/4" by 1-1/3" .

View


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#d38652

DeROSA BERRY & LEAF
designs




DEROSA
strawberry set, red and clear rhinestones set in gold tone, necklace and
earrings, 15" necklace and 1-1/8" earrings. Wonderfully designed and
three-dimensional. Only the earrings are signed but they are obviously
an exact match to the necklace.
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DeROSA red and
clear rhinestone strawberry fur clip with lovely translucent green
enameled leaves, 3-1/8". It is signed on the back, "R. DeRosa and it’s in
very good vintage condition with only a few graying rhinestones.
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DeROSA leaves and
strawberries jewelry.



DeROSA unsigned leaves set
with green enamel, clear rhinestones set in gold tone bracelet, brooch and
earrings set, 6-3/4" by 1-1/2" bracelet, 3-1/2" brooch and 1-1/8" earrings.
The enameling is beautifully done and transparent, similar to the Boucher
enamels. View
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DEROSA
enameled lush red strawberries brooch with clear rhinestones and
enameled berries and translucent green leaves, circa 1940, 4-1/3" by 2".
This was professionally converted from a fur clip to a brooch some time ago,
but you must look closely to see it, and even then, it is visible only from the back.
Also, the enameling is a bit uneven if you look under 5x magnification. The
clear rhinestones are set in a way I hadn’t seen before, into silver square
settings that stand a bit above the red enamel, giving it beautiful
dimension. This is just really special!

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#d38833
DEROSA unsigned caramel
enameled leaves brooch and earrings with clear rhinestones, 2-3/4" brooch
and 1-1/8" earrings. The enameling is beautifully done and transparent,
similar to the Boucher enamels.
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DeRosa art work for a clip like the one at the left.

DEROSA red glass bead grapes
fruit fur
clip with green enameled leaves and clear rhinestone accents all set in gold
tone, circa 1940, 2-3/4" by 2". This is in excellent condition and looks a
bit like
a DuJay, but it’s marked "DeRosa" on the clip back. Just gorgeous
and in excellent condition. View
#d36063



DEROSA red unusually shaped rhinestones berries and leaves 3-3/4" fur clip with
faux pearls, circa 1940.
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#d21164
DEROSA
sterling vermeil and red rhinestone 7" by 1" bracelet and 1-1/8" earrings.
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DeROSA red
rhinestones grapes fur clip, 3-1/2".
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DEROSA green enameled
leaves brooch with clear rhinestone accents, 2-1/2".
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DEROSA unsigned green
enameled leaves necklace, bracelet, brooch and earrings, necklace
14-1/2" with 2-1/4" at the front drop, bracelet 7" by 1-3/4", earrings
1", brooch 3-1/2". This group, also seen in brown, is one
of the most commonly available these days, so it brings a lower price
than the more unusual pieces. #d19093

DeROSA unsigned
leaves 3" brooch . The enamel work is typical DeRosa, and notice that the
size, shape and curve of the leaves is identical to those used in the signed
DeRosa strawberry necklace, shown above.
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#d19093

DeROSA ACROSTIC JEWELRY
Acrostic jewelry uses the gems to spell out a message (Diamond for
"D", Emerald for "E", etc.). Popular messages include
"regards" and "dearest". Acrostics are often seen in Victorian jewelry.



DEROSA
acrostic
"Regards" rhinestone spray fur clip circa 1940, 3-5/8". The rhinestones are colors that
represent ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamonds and sapphire which
acrostically spells "regards". DeRosa did more of these romantic
acrostic pieces that spelled out a message of love and regards. Other
DeRosa acrostics pieces can be seen in the book, "Jewels of Fantasy" by
Deanna Cera on page 158, and in the book, "Swarovski, a Celebrating a
History of Collaborations in Fashion, Jewelry, Performance & Design" on
page 149. A DeRosa brooch similar to this one is featured, so DeRosa
used Swarovski crystals in at least some of their pieces.
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#d36550

Regards clip and art work.


DEROSA
acrostic "Regards" rhinestone spray fur clip in gold
plated silver, circa 1940s, 2-1/3". The rhinestones are colors that
represent ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamonds and sapphire
which acrostically spells out the word "regards". There is light finish
wear as often happens on these older DeRosa pieces and some of the clear
rhinestones have grayed with age, so this is priced accordingly. It is
still a lovely and wearable piece. DeRosa did more of these romantic
acrostic pieces that spelled out a message of love and regards. Other
DeRosa acrostics pieces can be seen in the book, "Jewels of Fantasy" by
Deanna Cera on page 158. In the book, "Swarovski, a Celebrating a
History of Collaborations in Fashion, Jewelry, Performance & Design" on
page 149, a DeRosa brooch similar to this one is featured, so DeRosa
used Swarovski crystals in at least some of their pieces.
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#d38456


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DeROSA "DEAREST" bracelet,
with artificial Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire and Topaz to spell
out the romantic message, circa 1949.
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#d20357.

DEROSA "dearest" acrostic
bracelet with clear, green, purple, red and yellow rhinestones in gold tone
setting, circa 1949, 6-1/2" by
1/3". Acrostic jewelry uses the gems to spell out a message (Diamond
for "D", Emerald for "E", etc.). View
#d33581

DeROSA BLUE & YELLOW





DEROSA
gilt sterling leaf brooch with pale yellow unfoiled
rhinestones and blue and clear rhinestone accents set in gold tone, 2-1/2".
Circa 1940, this is in brilliant, excellent condition and great fun to wear
all year around.

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#d37321


DEROSA
group of yellow and blue rhinestones.


DEROSA
gilt sterling bracelet with links decorated by large yellow
center rhinestones with blue and clear smaller rhinestones set in gold
tone, marked on the clasp "R DeRosa sterling", with it’s safety chain,
6-3/4" by 1".

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#d39466.





DEROSA
fur clip with deep blue, pale yellow and clear unfoiled
and foiled rhinestones set in gilt silver metal, signed "R DeRosa" on the
back, some graying stones and light finish wear, circa 1940, 3" by 2-1/4".

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#d37174

DeRosa art work for a clip design.


DEROSA
fur clip with yellow, blue and clear rhinestones set in gold
tone over silver metal, 2-1/3" by 1-3/4".

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#d37637




DEROSA fur clip with blue
faceted glass disks, green enameling and set in gold tone, some of which is
worn through as can be seen in the picture, circa 1940, 3-5/8".
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DEROSA fur
clip with royal blue glass blue tips and green enameled swirls, 3" by 2-1/4".

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#d37385

DEROSA blue glass disks
and clear rhinestones fur clip set in gold tone, circa 1940, 3".
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DEROSA red
glass disks fur clip with two-tone green enamel work and clear
rhinestones, all mounted into a gold tone setting with light
finish wear, signed "R Derosa on the back, circa 1940, 3" by 2-1/4".
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DEROSA fur
clip with royal blue glass blue tips and green enameled swirls, 3" by 2-1/4".

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#d37385









DEROSA
glass pearls fur clip with lovely green enameled leaves and
brilliant blue glass beads and rhinestone, clear rhinestone accents. All
set in gold tone, it is 3-1/2" by 2-1/3".

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#d40782



DEROSA
fur clip with blue faceted glass disks, green enameling and set
in gold tone, some of which is lightly worn through to the silver tone as can be
seen in photos, c.1940.
NOTE: We have also had this in yellow, item
number 39417 on this page.


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#D40412



DEROSA
red enameled lily flower fur clip with green translucent
enameled leaves and blue glass bead centers, 4" by 2-1/4". While it’s
hard to see from the front, when you look at it from the back, you can
see that a flower petal is missing.

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#d40787




DEROSA original hand painted design art work circa 1940s.

DEROSA original hand painted design art work circa 1940s

DEROSA original design art work. #329 .



DEROSA blue faceted glass with
clear rhinestone insets and clear rhinestones set in silver tone bracelet,
medium finish wear on back, 7" by 1-1/4".
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DEROSA
art work for the necklace shown at left. #542


DeROSA
blue and clear rhinestones necklace.
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DEROSA
brooch with blue rounds and clear rhinestones set in silver tone, as is
with a chipped center stone, so it is priced accordingly. It’s signed "DeRosa" on the back, 1-3/4"
and was made circa 1940.

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#D39573


DEROSA

patriotic red, clear and blue rhinestones dress clip, a genuine beauty. The
red and blue sparkling baguettes are channel set in silver tone and the
clear rhinestones set them off perfectly and are very clear. It’s 2" by
1-3/4" and in excellent vintage condition, circa 1940s and signed "DeRosa"
on the back.
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#D40413

DeROSA blue and clear
rhinestones brooch with pendant loop and set in silver tone, 1-5/8".
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DEROSA
fur clip with big blue bell-shaped unfoiled rhinestones along with red and clear rhinestone accents, set
in gold tone, circa 1940, 3" by 1-1/2". DeRosa made pieces unlike
anyone other maker.
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#d39848

DEROSA starburst fur clip with blue glass beads and clear
rhinestones, 2-1/3" by 2-1/2". Circa 1940 and in excellent condition.

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#d39519

DEROSA original art work for a brooch or clip design. 333





DeROSA
blue and green round glass beads and clear rhinestones fur clip,
3" by 3-1/4". View
#d24786


DEROSA
original design art work.


DEROSA
brooch with blue beads and clear rhinestones, rose and yellow
gold, some finish wear on the back, 3-1/3" by 1-3/4". Circa 1940, this is in
very good vintage condition.

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#d39505





DEROSA
sterling set with pastel blue baguette rhinestones. It includes a
necklace, bracelet and earrings, all brilliant and gorgeous, circa 1940. The
necklace is 14-5/8" by 1" at the widest; the bracelet is 6-5/8" by 3/4"; and
the clip back earrings are 1-1/8". The necklace is marked "R.DeRosa
sterling", and the bracelet is marked "DeRosa". The perfectly matching
earrings only say "sterling pat. pend" on the back. Other than a bit of
finish wear on the back of the earrings only, this set is in excellent
condition with brilliant stones and well-working clasps and clips.

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#d39467

DEROSA sterling vermeil
leaf brooch with unfoiled yellow and foiled blue and clear rhinestones,
2-1/2".
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DEROSA
sterling and medium blue baguette rhinestones choker necklace,
14-3/4" wearable length and 1" wide at the front. The deep blue unfoiled
baguette rhinestones are accented by clear rhinestones. It is signed "R DeRosa"
on the clasp back and inside. Circa 1940, DeRosa necklaces are more difficult to
find than their clips, and this is a really well designed piece with a flair
and in excellent condition.

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#d39129

DeROSA MISCELLANEOUS
JEWELRY






DEROSA
hinged bracelet with a long rectangular red rhinestone in the
center, two rows of clear rhinestones leading to a row of blue baguettes on
each side. Set in gold tone, it is signed "DeRosa" on the back of the clasp
and has it’s safety chain. It is in very good vintage condition, with light
scratches and rubbing on the finish here and there. It is 6-2/3" around the
inside, 1" wide at the front and 5/8" wide at the back. Spectacular
and very hard to find, it’s the only one I have seen like it so far in the
almost-three decades I have been doing this!!

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#d39557


DEROSA
pierced gold tone bracelet with chains, rhinestones and
glass flowers in red, green, blue, pink and topaz. The wearable length is 7"
long and it is 2" wide at the front and 1-1/4" at the back, and circa 1940. This
is the first bracelet of this style that I have seen in all the years I have
been collecting DeRosa, so I was excited to get it. It is in very good vintage
condition and the catch works perfectly. What a treat!

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#d38724


DEROSA buckle with wonderful blue and red mini
glass flowers, rhinestones in aqua, red, green, purple, yellow and blue all
mounted on a gold tone filigree back, marked "R DeRosa" on both of the two
pieces. It is a total of 5-1/2" long by 2" wide. In good vintage condition,
there is one missing tiny red flower.
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#d39660





DEROSA
sterling vermeil bow fur clip with red and clear rhinestones
and artificial pearls, 3". View
#d23729

DEROSA
sterling vermeil
oval earrings with clear rhinestones with lovely filigree and beaded borders,
circa 1940,1-1/8". Signed R. DeRosa on the back of the earrings and
"sterling, pat. pend" on the clip back. The stones are evenly slightly graying.
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#d25962


DEROSA
clear and red rhinestones arrow or comet fur clip, 2" by
5/8". It is signed on the back, "R. DeRosa", circa 1940. The square red
stones are unfoiled to allow light to pass through, and the clear
rhinestones have some gray in some of them.

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#d39113




DEROSA Deco green
and clear rhinestones set in pot metal two-part buckle, circa 1935, large and lovely
at 4" by 1-3/4". Hands down the most fabulous buckle I ever owned.
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DEROSA green
rhinestone earrings with clear rhinestone accents.
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#d22148



DEROSA
green rhinestone fur clip in gold tone with clear rhinestones,
signed "R DeRosa sterling", 3-1/8" by 2-3/4". Circa 1940 and in excellent
condition. Like most DeRosa from this era, there are layers of elements:
gold tone horns, a center clear rhinestone blossom the projects the
unusually cut green rhinestone, which are unfoiled to let the light pass
through.

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#d39518




DEROSA
fur clip with yellow and blue kite shaped rhinestones and clear rhinestone accents, 2-1/8" by
1-3/4". DeRosa did so many different pieces and most of their best
have more than one layer like this does. Circa 1940 and in very good
condition with no flaws, just brilliant good looks.
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DEROSA Retro style gold mesh
bracelet with brilliant red baguettes and clear rhinestones, 6" wearable
length, so for a smaller wrist, and the band is 1-1/4" wide. Circa 1950, it
is a quality made piece, like all DeRosa from that era, and marvelously
designed.
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#d39809


DEROSA
gilt sterling brooch with purple and green faceted rectangular
rhinestones, green enameling and clear accents, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2". It does
have some wear, as seen in the photo, but it’s priced accordingly and very
pretty anyway, circa 1940.

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#d39854





DEROSA
unsigned silver and gold tone with pink rhinestone feather
brooch, 3-1/3". View
#Y27685

DeROSA feather
fur clip with green and caramel enameling, red and blue rhinestones and clear rhinestone
accents all set in gold tone metal, circa 1940, 3-1/4". I haven’t
seen this clip again so far, so like many DeRosa pieces, it is relatively
rare.
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DeROSA pink enamel
and clear rhinestones fur clip set in silver tone, circa 1930s, 3-1/8". This
reminds me of the fine jewelry from the Edwardian era, truly elegant,
delicate and well made.
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DEROSA sterling vermeil
and rhinestones leaf brooch, 2-1/3" very slight finish wear.
View #d35274

DEROSA blue cabochon with
red and clear rhinestones dress clip, circa 1940, 2".
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DEROSA sterling
vermeil buds fur clip with red unfoiled faceted stones 2-5/8".
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DeROSA
gold washed sterling fur clip with an open rose flower,
unfoiled red baguettes, a glass pearl and dangling blue rhinestones,
circa 1945, 3-1/3".

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#d22511

DEROSA art work for the clip #d22511. #99

DEROSA clear and red
rhinestone dress clip set in silver tone, 2-1/2". The red stones remind
me of pomegranate seeds, yum!
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DeROSA
fur clip with
pale aqua enameled backs behind the red and clear rhinestone flowers, 3-1/3". This
is just one example of the unusual elements DeRosa used in their
jewelry.
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#d21152

DeROSA multi-colored pastel
rhinestones brooch/pendant combination, 2-3/4" long and set in silver tone. Dazzling
colors and shapes! View
#d21155.

DEROSA pink oval rhinestone ring with clear rhinestone accents and
accented with inset black enameling in the background behind the
rhinestones, all set in silver tone, size 5-3/4, and with the front being
1-1/8" by 1-1/8". It is signed "DeRosa" on the back and it is in excellent
condition.

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#d22168



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DE
ROSA
enameled and rhinestone 2" fur clip.
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#d18851


DeROSA
sterling vermeil starburst fur clip with red bead center and rhinestone accents,
circa 1940, 2-1/4". This is in excellent condition and a layered and well
designed piece like many of the DeRosa pieces from the WWII era.
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20624

DEROSA gold tone atomic starburst fur clip with red, aqua and
clear rhinestones, 2". View
#d23830




DEROSA earrings with round red glass beads in a
gold tone setting, some finish wear, 1"clip backs. These are in a terrific
curled snail shell design.
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DEROSA
starburst fur clip with blue, red and clear rhinestones set in a
three-tiered gold and silver tone setting, marked on the back "R DeRosa" and 2"
wide.

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#d40818




DEROSA topaz colored center
rhinestone fur clip with unfoiled yellow rhinestone edges, set in gold tone,
very slight finish wear at some of the petal edges, circa 1940s, 2".
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DEROSA
fur clip with a gorgeous oval purple rhinestone center, pale yellow baguette
rhinestones, and artificial pearls with tiny clear rhinestone
accents, what a rich and lovely combination! It is set in a starburst of
yellow- and pink-gold wash, just dazzling. This is circa 1945 and it is
2-5/8" by 2-1/8". Some of the tiny clear rhinestones have grayed a bit with
age, which can happen, but it’s still an absolute beauty. The last photo
shows what may be the original design art work for this piece, and while the
art’s not for sale, it did come from a collection of original DeRosa design
art work which I am lucky enough to own. The layered three-dimensional look
is so typical of DeRosa, and one of the reasons they are a top favorite
maker of mine in both quality and design.

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#d34839 Shown here
is the original design art work for a very similar DeRosa piece.
View #d34839

DEROSA
deep pink rhinestone earrings with clear
rhinestone accents, 1-1/3".

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#d35499




DEROSA art work for the fur clip at right.
#148
DEROSA leaf fur clip with deep
red and clear rhinestones in rose and yellow gold tone setting, circa 1945, 3-5/8".
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DEROSA sterling vermeil
and clear rhinestones bracelet, marked on the back and inside of the clasp,
7" by 7/8". Beautiful and intricate design typical of the best
DeRosa pieces.
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DEROSA
unsigned fur clip with gold tone chain fringe and hand set topaz-colored
glass beads and rhinestones, 3-1/2". It is circa 1930s and shimmers nicely
when it moves. I say it is a DeRosa because I have one in
this same design that is signed. This is in very good vintage condition
on the front, but the fur clip mechanism on the back was a bit loose, so there is
a professionally added a safety catch for security. Like so many pieces by
DeRosa, it is beautifully designed and unusual.

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#Y19913

DRESS CLIP
with chain fringe and topaz-colored beads and rhinestones,
both 3-1/2". One of these is signed and one unsigned

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DEROSA fur clip with gold tone
chain fringe and clear rhinestones, 3-1/2". It is circa 1930s and shimmers
nicely when it moves. Some of the clear rhinestones are graying, commiserate with
their age, but it is still quite lovely to wear and the clip mechanism works perfectly.
Like so many pieces by DeRosa, it is beautifully designed and unusual.
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#d35788



DeROSA sterling vermeil 3" bow
fur clip, circa 1940. View
#d21837

DEROSA
sterling vermeil with clear rhinestones bow brooch, 2-1/8".
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DeROSA original design art work. #399 DeROSA sterling vermeil
cornucopia brooch with green rhinestones, 2-3/4". View
#d24444
DEROSA artwork for a brooch or clip.
346





DeROSA
2-1/2" aqua rhinestones pin and 1" earrings on black enamel
accented with clear rhinestones.
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DeROSA sterling
vermeil aqua
rhinestones 2" brooch with clear rhinestone accents, black enameled
background. View
#d23387.

DeROSA
2-1/2" pin and 1-3/4" earrings set. Dangling over the top of the black
enameled backgrounds are pink rhinestones accented with clear rhinestones.
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DeROSA
unsigned 2-1/2" blue enameled and clear rhinestones star fur clip. View
#d21165
DeROSA
unsigned 1-1/2" blue enameled and clear rhinestones star fur clip. View
#d20631


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DeROSA
gold tone with red and clear rhinestone fur clip, 2-1/3". This
clip is light weight for a DeRosa.
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DEROSA
Deco
necklace with green glass jade-like molded and pierced center and clear
rhinestones all set in silver tone, a rare necklace circa 1940, 15" wearable length with 2-1/2" front drop.
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DEROSA sterling vermeil green demi-lune rhinestones bracelet, one demi-lune
chipped at corner, 7" by 7/8".
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DEROSA rose pink
unfoiled rhinestone bracelet set in gold tone, 7-1/4" by 3/4".
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DEROSA purple and clear
rhinestones set in gold tone 2" fur clip, circa 1940.
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#d24963

DeROSA sterling
vermeil chains and enameled bracelet with rhinestones, 7" by 1".
View #d23571

DEROSA art work for jewelry designs. DEROSA sterling gilt flower
and pod
brooch with single purple rhinestone, clear rhinestone accents, 3".
View #D36387


DEROSA bsterling
bracelet with black glass beads and purple, red, green, pale blue and clear
rhinestones, with it’s safety chain, circa 1940. The wearable length is 7"
and the front element is 1-3/4" by 1-1/2". Interesting and sophisticated
colors and unusual stones make this extra special. In all the years I have
collected DeRosa, this is one that I had not seen before. DeRosa jewelry was
made in fewer numbers than most other well-known makers. Ralph De Rosa made
jewelry from about 1934-1970. The metal finish is a bit matte rather than a
bright shiny silver, a lovely setting for the beads and rhinestones, and it
is in excellent vintage condition. View

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#d37356

DEROSA
floral and leaves bracelet and earrings with plum, cream and
green enamel on gold tone. The bracelet is fine but one earrings is "as is"
(wearable but with repairs on the enameling). The bracelet is 6-5/8" by
about 1-1/3", clip back earrings 1-1/3". The price is for the bracelet only
and the earrings are included for free.

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#d37056

DEROSA
Deco
fur clips with red rhinestone set in sterling vermeil and clear rhinestone
accents, set of 2, each 1-3/4" long.

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#d37355




DEROSA Deco clear crystal "O"
and rhinestones dress clip, 2".
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DEROSA original design art work. #271 DEROSA Deco green crystal "O"
and rhinestones dress clips, set of two, 2" each.
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DEROSA
original design art work.
#28

DeROSA
glass and rhinestone 2" dress clips in clear and pale green crystal.
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DEROSA sterling vermeil
stylized floral fur clip with a green marquis and clear rhinestones, circa
1945, 3-1/8". There is some finish wear spread evenly over the piece,
which is often seen on DeRosa pieces..
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DeROSA unsigned
aqua rhinestone earrings, patent number for the clip is 1967965 dates them
to circa 1934, 3/4". DeRosa often used the clip back on their earlier
earrings.
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DEROSA cherry red
faceted glass and rhinestone earrings, 1-1/8". These match one of the
DeRosa basket clips.
View #d29103

DeROSA gold
tone cornucopia earrings with red and clear rhinestone dangles.
#d23935




DEROSA sterling fur clip with red
glass beads, gold wash, 2-5/8". View
#d36927


DEROSA
green channel set rhinestones dress clip in dental edge setting,
circa 1945, 2-3/4" by 1-1/2". View #d34739


DEROSA
Deco green and clear rhinestone dress clips set of 2, circa
1935, each 1-7/8" by 1-5/8", and both in very good to excellent condition
with all stones in place and the clips tight and working. Each is signed on
the back "R. DeRosa". It isn’t easy to find sets like this.

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#d38822




DEROSA design art work for a necklace and earrings. #529

DEROSA sterling vermeil
and faux pearl 14-1/2" necklace and 1" earrings with rhinestone accents.
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DEROSA gold and silver tone
feather brooch with clear rhinestones, 2-1/3".
View #d34548

DeROSA RETRO




DEROSA sterling vermeil fur clip with aqua unfoiled center rhinestone,
red glass beads and artificial pearls, 2-1/8".
View #d19070

De Rosa
Retro
art work.
#9

De
Rosa
Retro fur clip with aqua and clear rhinestones set in gold tone. View
#d19782




De Rosa
original design art work.
#29

DeROSA Retro red and clear
rhinestones 3-1/3" retro style fur clip.
View #d24205

DEROSA original art work. #434




DEROSA
Retro
clear and square green rhinestones fur clip, 2-3/4", circa 1940.
View #d25000

DEROSA green and clear
rhinestones, baguettes and cabochons belt buckle set in silver tone, marked
"R DeRosa" circa 1930s, 4" total width and 2-1/4" wide.
View
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DEROSA art work that shows a clip similar to the one below left.


DE ROSA 2-1/3"
fur clip with a large oval faceted red rhinestone center and clear
rhinestone accents. This clip also came in another color,
View here.
View #d19834

DEROSA art work. #205

DEROSA
sterling vermeil and red rhinestone retro fur clip with tiny clear
rhinestone accents, 2-1/4". The original art work for this lovely piece
is included, and these are rare one-of-a-kind illustrations done by the
original designer. View

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#d36260




DeROSA
8" by 1-7/8" antiqued gold tone bracelet with blue and red cabs.
View
View #d21702.
DEROSA design art work. #466


DEROSA
bracelet with blue glass cylinders set in silver tone links
accented with clear rhinestones, marked on the clasp, "R DeROSA", 7" by
1/3". Sadly, this is "as is" with many broken cylinders.

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#d38442





DEROSA
sterling vermeil floral fur clip with oval red rhinestone center and clear
rhinestone accents, circa 1945, 3".
View
#d34190

DEROSA original design art work similar to the clip shown at the left.



DeROSA
or DuJay unsigned blue unfoiled rhinestone earrings set in silver
tone with clear rhinestone accents, 7/8" clip backs. I have seen both DeRosa
and DuJay brooches with this open flower element in them,

and DeRosa earring backs that look just like
these.
.

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#X37264



"DeRosa 404 4th Avenue
Jewels by DeRosa $16.00
Two-tone gold plated clip of simulated rhinestones with topaz or amethyst.
Leading stores."


DEROSA fur clip with a Retro
design and a large amethyst-colored purple rhinestone center accented with clear
rhinestones, some graying of rhinestone and wear on the gold finish, 3" by
2". The last jpg is a
magazine advertisement for this same clip and it is dated 1941, but we don’t
have the actual paper ad.
View

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#d40765



DEROSA retro
purple rhinestone and artificial pearl brooch, circa 1944, 2" by 2-3/4".
View #d23931

DEROSA original art work for brooch #d23931, marked in pencil "Done 3-13-44". #230

DeROSA CLEAR RHINESTONES


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DeROSA
floral gold tone mesh bracelet and fur clip with flower motif accented
with artificial pearls and clear rhinestones, circa 1940, 3-1/3" fur clip
and 7" by 1-1/4" bracelet . A matched set, this is unusual and
nicely three-dimensional. This lovely set is in very good vintage condition
with only a few graying small rhinestones and a mark or two on the bracelet
band. View
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#d22402

DEROSA gold tone and imitation
pearl fur clip with clear rhinestones, 4 dark stones, circa 1940, 2-1/2".
View #d36848

DEROSA clear
rhinestones set in gold tone pin with suspended central ball, 1-3/4".
View #d26558




DEROSA sterling vermeil,
clear rhinestones and black enamel scroll design bracelet , circa 1947,
size 7" by 1". Marked "Sterling R. DeRosa" on the back,
and like most
DeRosa jewelry, this is heavy and well made with obvious quality. Shown in
the book Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry" on page
266; the ad for this is also shown in Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry"
on page 157 and it is dated 1947 there.
View
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View #d23716

DeROSA clip/pendant
combination. The necklace is 15", and the clip 2-1/2". This very unusual piece can be separated to use either way.
The clip mechanism hooks onto the back of the pendant
View, or it can be removed and worn separately.
View #d20174

DEROSA
Duette style sterling pin with black enamel and clear rhinestones, 2-1/4".
View
View #d28012





DEROSA sterling fern
motif necklace of clear rhinestones set in silver tone with three repeating fern designs,
circa 1940 and 15" long. DeRosa is one of my very favorite makers, and
this is a lovely example of a DeRosa necklace in excellent vintage condition.
View
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#d23415

DEROSA advertisement for a necklace.

DEROSA original design art work
for a necklace. #530




DEROSA sterling and clear rhinestones bracelet, 6-3/4" by 3/4". This is marked "sterling" on the clasp and "R. DeRosa"
inside the clasp, and it is well designed and substantial in quality, circa
1930s.

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#D23416
DEROSA original design art work for a bracelet. #503

DEROSA
unsigned sterling bracelet with clear rhinestones set in silver tone, circa
1940, 7" by 3/4" bracelet marked "sterling" on the back. The
design is so lovely and each link curves a bit to fit the wrist better.
View
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#d23417




DeROSA clear rhinestones and
faux pearls brooch with a feather motif, 1-7/8".
View #d23050

DeROSA

DEROSA sterling clam shell
brooch with clear rhinestones and artificial pearl, marked "Sterling,
R.DeRosa" on the back, circa 1940, 2". The delicate
spider web-like design and graduated sized of the rhinestones add to the glory of this brooch. Some
stones are grayed at the very top above the pearls.
View #d25204





DEROSA clear rhinestones set
in pot metal Deco buckle, 3-1/2" by 1-1/2".
View #d29799

DEROSA earrings with clear
rhinestones set in silver tone, 1-1/4". These are marked, "DeRosa,
sterling, pat.pend" on the back of one earring or the other.
View # d23418

DeROSA sterling16" faux pearl and
rhinestones necklace with 2-1/2" pendant. View
View #d22404



DEROSA
sterling and clear rhinestone leaves motif 15" necklace and 1-5/8" earrings.
View
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View #d26583
DEROSA silver tone,
clear rhinestone and artificial pearl fur clip, 2-1/2". As is with about 1/3
of rhinestones graying, but still lovely.
View #d25977


DEROSA
clear rhinestones dress clip with baguette and round
rhinestones set
in a matte gray silver tone, 2-1/4" by 1-1/8". It is signed on the clip
back "R DeRosa" and does have some grayed stones. It is circa 1930s.

View
#d38716



DEROSA
dress clip with clear rhinestones and a glass rod in the Deco style,
2-5/8" by 1-5/8". This clip is in very good condition, with some stones
slightly grayed, and it is from the late 1930s. #d38675


DEROSA
dress clip with clear rhinestones and a glass rod in the Deco
style, 2-5/8" by 1-5/8". This clip is in very good condition, with some
stones slightly grayed, and it is from the late 1930s. In Deanna Cera’s
wonderful book "Jewels of Fantasy" on page 155 is another example of a
DeRosa piece using glass in a similar way. As she says in her book,
DeRosa is opulent and elegant, and she credits the design in her book to
designer Elvira de Rosa circa 1940.

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#d38676

DEROSA clips.

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DEROSA clear rhinestone
and frosted glass flowers dress clip, 1-5/8″.
View #d26139


DEROSA vines
motif sterling, clear rhinestone and glass half-pearl necklace and bracelet
set. The sterling wrought vine and tendril motif is so special, and this is
the only set like this that I have seen so far, even after years of
collecting DeRosa jewelry. The necklace is 15-1/2" long and 1-1/4" wide at
the front and the bracelet is 7" long and 1" at the widest, with it’s own
safety chain. This is selling as-is because the smallest clear rhinestones
that go behind the neck are graying, and the glass coated pearls are
different shades of cream and white as they have aged over all these years.
This is circa 1940, the bracelet is marked "DeRosa sterling" and the
necklace is marked "sterling".

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#D40357

DEROSA original design art work for a bracelet. #80

DeROSA & HOBE


Now and again I run across a DeRosa piece that is made exactly like the Hobe
jewelry of the 1940-50’s, and the bracelet to the left is a perfect example. So far
as I know, there was no connection between the two companies, but these are SO
similar that it does make me wonder.



DEROSA
bracelet in the 1940s Hobe style with unfoiled
rhinestones in green, golden and pale yellow set in silver tone wire
work and filigree, 6-3/4" by 2" wide at the front and 1/2" wide at the
back, circa 1940s. Jointed links make this flexible to wrap around the
wrist comfortably, and it is in very good vintage condition with no
missing stones and no damage or repairs.

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#d38802

DeRosa and Hobe bracelet
clasps. While these are both very typically Hobe looking, the top
one is signed "DeRosa". I wish I had a shot of the front of this
DeRosa bracelet, too. The similarity is amazing and yet there is no
documented connection I am aware of between Hobe and DeRosa.