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DEROSA


1934 to 1955

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companies, R DeRosa. Our DEROSA jewelry that is available
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DEROSA JEWELRY

1934 to 1955 New York City

Let me begin by saying that I am a big fan of DeRosa jewelry. It’s been one of my top favorites for almost 30 years, so
let me know if you have any for sale. I will always pay really fair
prices for pieces that I like, and I like a lot of their pieces!

Ralph DeRosa Company jewelry is known for its intricate and layered designs,
high quality, unusual stones and lovely translucent enameling. Some of their
jewelry lines were designed by Elvira but I do not know who designed the
rest. Mr. DeRosa’s wife was Virginia and she and their two
daughters, Teresa and Vera (Elvira), also participated in the company.

According to two different
articles in Women’s Wear Daily, one an obituary for Virginia DeRosa, the
DeRosa company was out of business sometime before Spring of 1955. According
to his obituary, Ralph died in August of 1942, and Virginia died in May
of 1966.

DeRosa
jewelry designs include floral, figural, and retro motifs, as well as designs inspired by
some of the precious jewelry of past eras.

DeRosa jewelry is not easy to find because not many of each design were
made, 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
unless there is very good reference material to substantiate it. This firm was
at 404 Fourth Street in New York City and created jewelry from the
mid-1930s until the mid-1950s.

As a serious collector, one of the best things about this company is the
rarity because not many of their pieces were 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
brooch, which I see very often. An example of it is shown in this
feature. For me, that and their brooches using tumbled stones are much less interesting than the other DeRosa
pieces, and my guess is that they were made later.

Hand painted design illustrations from the De Rosa Jewelry
Company seem to have been the first step in the design process. These
miniature works of art are from a collection of over 200 illustrations
that I am happy to own and use as a reference. Several are dated in the
1940’s, and some have hand written notes about how each piece should be
produced. Many jewelry designers never
worked on paper first, but for those who did, these illustrations are
illuminating as to the thought process and
design sense that went into creating this amazing jewelry.

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DEROSA JEWELRY Page 1

DEROSA BASKETS and
ROSES



DEROSA flower basket fur
clip with a white, pink, blue and yellow enameled flower bouquet in a clear
unfoiled trapezium shaped rhinestone basket with red glass bead stamen and clear and green
rhinestones. Made in the early 1940s, it is 2-3/4". This is
signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
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DEROSA
magnificent peacock and flower basket fur clip marked "R DeRosa".
Along with an enameled peacock and a purple unfoiled trapezium shaped
rhinestone basket of flowers and leaves, there are glass pearls and clear
rhinestones. It was made in the early 1940s, 3". The
green and red enameling is beautifully translucent
and colorful and the basket is an unfoiled purple rhinestone of unusual shape. This is
the very same piece that I loaned to Christie Romero for her wonderful book "Warman’s Jewelry", 3rd Ed,
and it is seen on page 196.
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DEROSA
basket fur clip with an unusual unfoiled red trapezium rhinestone
basket and clear and red rhinestone accents with green enameled stems and
leaves. It is marked "R DeRosa" on the back,
was made in the early 1940s, and it is 2-3/4". This is the exact same piece seen in Christie Romero’s
book "Warman’s
Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 196.
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DEROSA
fur clip that is a golden basket or bowl of colorful flowers, buds and
leaves accented by a blue enameled rim and clear rhinestones base.
Made in the 1940s, it is 2-1/2" by 1-3/4". Included are red, green and
clear rhinestones. One rhinestone on the left has a minute chip
just at the very tip, but it requires a magnifying glass to see it. This
clip is
accented with glass pearls and clear rhinestones. The leaves and buds
are of green and brown enamel work and they are really lovely. It is signed "R
DeRosa" on the back. Note: A brooch in this design but in different colors can be seen in
the wonderful Deanna Cera book "Amazing Gems" on page 126, but her brooch is not
signed so she didn’t know it was by DeRosa.

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DEROSA
petite basket fur clip with purple
rhinestone center and enameled pastel flower bouquet, not signed but an obvious
DeRosa, 1-1/2" by 1-1/3".
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DEROSA gorgeous basket fur clip
with a bouquet of flowers cascading out of it. It has lavender, green and black enameling to highlight
the red, aqua and clear rhinestone flowers and leaves and the glass
pearls, all set in gold
plated metal, circa 1940, 3" wide.
It is signed "DeRosa" on the back. The gold tone finish on the bottom of the
basket is partly missing, but this is hard to see when
the clip is worn. The lattice basket and bow on top just adds a bit more
interest to this charming clip. This is in good vintage condition other than some grayed rhinestones
and the missing gold tone finish on the bottom.

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DEROSA flower basket fur
clip with an unfoiled purple trapezium shaped rhinestone basket,
heart-shaped topaz colored rhinestones and gold plated flower petals, and rhinestone and enameled leaves and petals.
It was made in the early 1940s and it is 2-1/2". This can be seen in Christie
Romero’s book "Warman’s Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 195.
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DEROSA basket
brooches.
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DEROSA
hand painted design art work for an aqua rhinestone basket in a circle shaped
fur clip. The basket itself is an unfoiled and beveled aqua demi-lune rhinestone
with beautifully enameled violet, lavender and peach colored flowers and green
leaves. These are set on a clear rhinestones base and then into gold plated metal double
circle with ruffles spilling over the frame. Also shown at the right here is the original clip
made from this drawing.

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DEROSA
purple rhinestone basket fur clip with a bouquet in a circular, marked
"DeRosa" on the back and made in the 1940s, 3" by 2-1/4". The basket itself is a
faceted unfoiled purple rhinestone with beautifully enameled violet and lavender
flowers and green leaves spilling out of it. These are set on a clear rhinestone
shelf and then into a gold and rose gold plated metal double circle with
ruffles cascading 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, shown here at the left.

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DEROSA
basket of flowers fur clip with pastel faceted glass lozenges as
flowers, each centered with a little clear rhinestone and set in gold
plated sterling, made in the
1940s, 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.

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DEROSA
basket fur clip with transparent red faceted glass lozenges and clear
rhinestones set in gold plated sterling silver, circa 1940. The
clip is 2-1/2" by 2-1/4" and the clip back earrings are 1-1/3". Each red
disk has
a clear rhinestone center, a lovely touch. This is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back
of the clip.

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DEROSA
basket of flowers fur clip with pastel faceted glass lozenges as flowers, each
centered with a little clear rhinestone and set in gold plated
sterling, circa 1940, 2-1/4". This is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the
back. The stones are in excellent condition. This is almost exactly
like the clip #d23921 except that the colored lozenges are in different positions.

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DEROSA basket
fur clip with unfoiled topaz color rhinestone basket, heart-shaped purple
rhinestone flower petals, and clear rhinestone and green enameled leaf accents, circa
1940, 2-1/2". This is signed "DeRosa" on the back.

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LILLIAN

basket fur clip with an unfoiled topaz-colored rhinestones base, heart
shaped purple rhinestone flower petals, clear rhinestone accents and translucent
green enamel leaves, 2-1/2". Made in the 1940s, this is identical to a DeRosa
basket fur clip but is
signed on the back "Lillian", a maker I have never seen before for
this kind of piece. 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 with DeRosa had been, but I hope to find out one day.

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DEROSA
basket fur clip with topaz colored unfoiled rhinestone basket, heart
shaped purple rhinestone flower petals, graying rhinestone accents and green
translucent enameled leaves all in a gold plated setting, 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 here at the left.

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DEROSA pastel blue rhinestone 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.
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DEROSA
rare baskets bracelet with blue and green enamel work and clear rhinestones with
forget-me-nots and leaves, rare and gorgeous, circa 1940. View
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DEROSA
pastel 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.

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DEROSA porcelain
flowers and leaves basket dress clip with tiny pastel roses and clear
rhinestones set in silver tone metal, 2-7/8". Signed
"DeRosa" on the back.
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DEROSA
unsigned clear rhinestone links necklace with tiny pastel
porcelain roses and red and clear rhinestones set in silver tone with matching signed
basket fur clip.
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DEROSA unsigned
rhinestone basket brooch with porcelain flowers and clear rhinestones set in
silver tone, as is with a few tiny chips out of the flowers, 1-3/4".

Signed "DeRosa" on the back.
It is interesting to note that the basket part of this clip is the same as
was used in the clip #d42290 above here
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DEROSA
dress clip with pastel porcelain flowers and clear rhinestones set in
silver tone
with artificial pearls,
one tiny and delicate porcelain leaf broken, 2-5/8".

Signed "DeRosa" on the back.
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DEROSA
design 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".

Signed "DeRosa" on the back.
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DEROSA basket fur clip with
red enameled roses and green leaves on gold plated metal with clear
rhinestone accents, as is with some wear to the enamel, 2-5/8". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. View
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DEROSA
basket dress clip with rose pink and lavender glass flowers, made
in the 1940s.These unusual small molded glass elements used to create
flowers are seen only in DeRosa jewelry as far as I know and they are really
special. Shaped like petals, they are formed to look like they were carved.
Signed on the back "R DeRosa" this clip was made in the early 1940s and the
setting is a silver color metal. This clip is 1-3/4" by 1-1/2".

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DEROSA
basket or vase dress clip with brilliant unfoiled red, purple, blue and green
rhinestone stylized flowers in a silver plated basket of sparkling
baguette and round clear rhinestones. Made in the 1940s, it is signed on
the back "R DeRosa" and is 2-5/8" by 1-1/2". It is interesting to
note that the basket part of this clip is the same as was used on the
clip #d27911, but without the handle. I have been finding other pieces by DeRosa that use the same elements in
different and interesting ways.

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DEROSA
original design art work for a basket or vase clip or brooch. #173


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

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DEROSA
original design art work for a basket clip or brooch. #318


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DEROSA
tiny basket pin with green glass beads and clear rhinestones in a
sterling silver setting, signed "DeRosa sterling, made in the 1940s and 1-1/4"
by 1-1/8". This is the smallest of the wonderful DeRosa group of baskets, a
dainty delight.

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DEROSA PEACOCK and TREE

The intricate detail and luminous translucent green
enameling make this one of my favorite of the DeRosa designs. It never
ceases to amaze me how much skill and care it must have taken to design and
create these beautiful pieces of jewelry. Suspended from the mouth of the
birds is a glass pearl that moves as the jewelry does, a nice extra touch.
These were made in 1941 to 1942 according to Women’s Wear Daily and other
advertisements, and in one of them they are called "Kingfishers" rather than
peacocks, but that would be
CHINESE Kingfishers,
a bird which I had not seen
before. Yet another ad called them "ducks". They still look more like peacocks to me with their showy
tails and beautiful coloring. I am grateful to Liz Gross for pointing the
Chinese Kingfisher information out to me.


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PEACOCKS or Chinese
Kingfisher parure, signed on each
piece, this is a group of jewelry with a peacock (or Chinese Kingfisher,
as DeRosa called them in their ads) motif and lovely
translucent green enameling, glass pearls and tiny green cabochons all
in a gold washed sterling setting. The group includes a 6-1/2" by 1-1/4"
bracelet
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, matching 1-1/8" by 1" clip back earrings and 3" by 2-1/4"
dress clip, made in the late 1940s. 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".
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#d18666

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

In a 1941 edition of Woman’s Wear Daily these were described as
"Chinese Kingfisher pins", that being a bird, and in the Chinese culture the Kingfisher
symbolized wealth and good luck. Less romantically, another ad calls
them "ducks".


DEROSA
peacock bracelet with green and red enameling, glass pearls and rhinestones 6-1/2"
by 1-1/4" bracelet, absolutely spectacular. The intricate
detail and lovely coloring makes this very special. It was made in
about 1941 according to some advertisements we have seen. View
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#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 late 1940s. This is the
same piece seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page
199.
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DEROSA peacock fur clip
with lovely translucent green and soft red enameling, artificial pearls and
green glass cabochons, made in the late 1940s, clip 3" and earrings 1". This is signed
"R DeRosa" on the back. View
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DEROSA peacocks
clip back earrings,
1-1/8" by 1". #d18896




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

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.
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DEROSA peacocks
and violets jewelry.


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DEROSA
clip shown at the right, this is a close up of just the peacock that stands at
the bottom of the tree.

DEROSA peacock under a tree
fur clip with pink rhinestones, green enameled leaves and a wonderful
enameled peacock standing under the tree. This was made in the 1940s
and it is 3" tall. Set in gold plated silver, the pink rhinestones are tulip shaped,
very unusual, and they have a lavender flash in the color. I have seen
them used in other colors too, in other jewelry by DeRosa. Each stone is
smooth on the top and has flat sides. The clear rhinestones are slightly
grayed and there is also slight wear on the finish. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. View
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DEROSA tree fur clip with red rhinestones,
glass pearls and clear rhinestones all nestled in a gold plated setting with
enameled green leaves. Made in the 1940s, it is 3-1/4" by 3".
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~ More
DEROSA HISTORY ~
Raffaele DeRosa married Virginia Naclerio July 10, 1910. She was
barely 16 years old and Ralph was 10 years older. Theresa (their eldest
daughter) was born in 1912 and Elvira in 1914. In 1920, at the age of 35,
Ralph was a foreman at a jewelry factory (don’t know which one yet). When
Ralph died in 1942, his net worth was just shy of $50,000 which was divided
equally between his wife and two daughters. His obituary in the NY Times
stated he was a jewelry designer for 36 years and the President of "Ralph De
Rosa, Inc. for the last 10 years".

Virginia’s 1966 obituary states that the company closed in 1955
(which is contrary to RCJ/CJCI/Brunialti info). It was also confirmed in a
letter written by Clifford Furst of Castlecliff Jewelry to the editor of Women’s Wear Daily
stating the company was already closed in June of 1955, so it was some
months before that.

According to Elvira’s wedding announcement in 1951, she had graduated with a
Bachelor of Science from the College of New Rochelle. She also attended New
York University and Columbia University. Elvira died in 1980 in Florida at
the age of 67.
~ This information courtesy of Liz Gross ~

DEROSA FLOWERS
The fantasy and marvelous creativity of
these designs make the DeRosa flower jewelry a joy to own and wear. I
really admire the multiple layers
that give them so much dimension and the enamel work that is rich and often translucent
as well. DeRosa often uses unusual stones, too, in different shapes and
sometimes in unusual materials like the peach colored ceramic flower in the
clip right below here.


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DEROSA
flower bouquet fur clip with green and clear rhinestones set in a
gold plated metal with translucent green enameled leaves. A large
clip, it is 4-1/2" by 3-1/8" and signed on the back "R DeRosa". Some of the
clear stones are graying with age as this was made in the 1940s, but it
still quite beautiful.

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DEROSA
huge flower bouquet fur clip with three layers of flowers, lots of clear
rhinestones, red glass beads tips, one red rhinestone bud at the top and
green enameled leaves and buds, all set in yellow and rose gold and rhodium plating. It is made of three pieces held together by tiny
screws, giving this wonderful layered effect, and only very good jewelry was
made this way. It is one of the largest DeRosa pieces I have seen at 5-1/4"
by 2-5/8", and it is really spectacular. There is some
loss of the gold plating here and there on the back side, but it is
otherwise in very
good vintage condition. Signed on the clip back "R DeRosa", it is
from Spring of 1942. This is a very rare and wonderful example of DeRosa
design.
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DEROSA
unsigned flower brooch with a peach color ceramic flower center and
green enameled leaves in a gold plated setting, 3-3/4" by
2". It is easy to see this is a DeRosa clip because of the style
of the enameling, the leaves and overlapping layers.
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DEROSA floral fur clip with
orange, caramel and green enameling, clear rhinestones and glass pearls,
3-1/2". It was
made in the 1940s like so many of my favorite pieces. This amazing piece of jewelry is signed "R
DeRosa" on the back and like many DeRosa pieces, this is a very rare one.
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DEROSA original design art work
for a DeRosa brooch or clip, very similar to the clip shown here at the left.

DEROSA floral bouquet fur
clip with flowers in cream, blue and green enamel, red glass bead
centers, green enameled bracts, gold leaves and clear rhinestones accents, 3-5/8" There is light enamel
wear, and it was made in
the 1940s. This rare and amazing piece is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
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DEROSA
huge pink enameled flower bouquet brooch with green enameled leaves,
clear rhinestones, and glass pearls. It is a really large size at
5-1/4", one of the largest DeRosa pieces I have ever had and I enjoy wearing it
often. It was made in the 1940s like so much great costume jewelry
was.
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DEROSA
original design art work for the brooch shown at the left,
hand drawn and painted in the 1940s. It is such fun to see how the
piece evolved from the design on paper to the actual piece.

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DEROSA
artificial pearl grapes fur clip with green translucent enameled
leaves and clear rhinestone veins in a gold plated setting, made in the 1940s and 3" long. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the
back.

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DEROSA
hand drawn and painted design art work for the
fur clip
shown at the
right.


DEROSA
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 and centers, green enameled and gold tone
leaves, and a realistic stem, 4" by 2-3/4". 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 for it painted on parchment paper.

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DEROSA design art work for an
open rose flower brooch or clip.


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DEROSA
large and beautiful open rose flower fur clip with red enameled petals and green
and brown enameled leaves and stems. Signed "R DeRosa" on the back, it is 4-1/3" by 2-1/4". The petals are beautifully cupped and the center is
a large glass pearl with clear rhinestones lining the edge of the petals.
There are tiny bits of enamel missing on the green leaves, typical for
it’s age since it was made in the 1940s, and there is
a bit of finish wear on the back side. The red rose symbolizes love,
passion and the union of two souls. This is one of DeRosa’s best roses!
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DEROSA
design art work for a flower clip or brooch like the ones shown on either
side here.


DEROSA

large open rose flower fur clip with five cupped petals and the center of a
single glass pearl. Clear rhinestones line the edges of the petals and the
leaves are a translucent enameled green. It is signed "R DeRosa" on
the back and it’s very three-dimensional, a wonderful design. It is
4-1/4" by 2-1/8" and it does have some finish wear on the top
leaves, as seen in the
photos. This is in
the book "Jewels of Fantasy" by Deanna Cera on page 197.

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DEROSA
red enameled rose flower fur clip with gold plated sterling and
translucent green leaves, marked "R DeRosa" on the back, 2-7/8".
Made in the 1940s, it has a bit of green enamel missing on some of the
leaves,
and there is some finish wear on the back. This clip can be
seen in Carole Tanenbaum’s book "Fabulous Fakes, a Passion for Vintage Costume
Jewelry" on page 85, along with some other pieces from this group.

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DEROSA
romantic red enameled rose bouquet fur clip in gold plated metal with green enameled leaves, 3-5/8".
This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. More pieces from this
group can be seen in Carole Tanenbaum’s book "Fabulous Fakes, a Passion for
Vintage Costume Jewelry" on page 85.

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DEROSA

rose fur clip enameled in lipstick red
with translucent enameled green leaves, gorgeous in every way! It is a nice large
3-1/2" long and it has lovely layered petals, everything but the scent
of a rose! Made in the
1940s, it is gold plated sterling and signed on the back "R DeRosa".


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DEROSA closer

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DEROSA huge roses fur clip in a rich wine red
enamel with the wonderful translucent green enamel leaves. It is from the 1940s,
signed on the back "R DeRosa", is in perfect condition and 5" by 2-5/8", one of
the largest DeRosa clips in my extensive collection.

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DEROSA
lavender and green enameled tulip 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. Also shown
is the
DEROSA original design art work
which would have been done for approval before this clip would have been put into production, a
gouache on tissue which is a rare piece. As you can see, a few
changes were made in the final design when it was produced.
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The DEROSA original design 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 was produced. This
is the original design art work for the flower brooches
shown in this row.
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DEROSA flower brooch with red glass beads centered with clear
rhinestones, clear rhinestone petal tips in a gold plated setting, 2-3/4" by
2-1/8". It is also similar to Coro patent 140,016 dated 1945. An almost illegible
mark on the back says something like, "F_ _ RS". Also
shown is the
DEROSA original design art work
which would have been done for approval before this brooch 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 changes were made in the
final design when it was produced.

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DEROSA
fur clip with a pale pink enameled flower, red glass beads, clear
rhinestones and green enameled accents, 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.

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DEROSA original design art
work for a brooch, probably the one shown at the right.

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 left,
plus years of experience with this maker’s jewelry, makes me feel comfortable
making this attribution. You can see the art work by clicking

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DEROSA
bleeding heart flower fur clip with pink and green enameling and
clear rhinestones, a
large 3-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back
and it is a wonderful example of the best of DeRosa jewelry.
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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 in a gold plated setting, circa 1940, 2-1/2" by
1-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.

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DEROSA
bleeding heart flower fur clip with pink and green enameling and clear and
blue rhinestones, a large 3-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back and
it is a slightly different version of #d21158 on the left.
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DEROSA
red rhinestone
double rose bouquet fur clip tied with a golden bow accented with clear
rhinestones and with
green and brown enameled bracts and stems. In a gold plated setting,
this was made in the 1940s and it is 3-1/8" tall.
This lovely flower clip is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
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DEROSA
intricate pink enamel flower bouquet fur clip with unfoiled topaz
colored marquis and oval center stones with
lots of clear rhinestones, some that have turned gray over the years,
and lovely enameled green leaves,
4-1/3" by 2-1/4". There is a bow at the top with rhinestones and pink
enameling. NOTE: This came to me with worn enamel, so I had it
professionally enameled again in 2020.
The colors were chosen based on the original design art work in my
collection, seen here at the right. The rhinestones are brilliant,
the gold plated finish is in very good vintage condition and the clip is
tight and works well. From the 1940s, it’s another wonderful design from
this amazing jewelry maker, and it is signed on the back "R DeRosa".

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DEROSA
original drawn and painted design art work for the clip shown at the
left.


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YELLOW
flower bouquet with green centers and a white bow at the bottom.

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here? This design art work came to me separately from the large group of
DeRosa illustrations I got over twenty-five years ago.


DEROSA
large lily bouquet fur clip with creamy lavender and purple enameling
and purple and clear rhinestones in a gold plated setting. It is one of their
larger clips at 4" by 2-1/4", and it is "as is" with some very small chips in
the enamel on two petals. It is signed "R DeRosa" on the back and it was made in
the 1940s, still very lovely today.

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DEROSA unfoiled pink marquis and clear rhinestones
fur clip in a gold plated sterling silver setting. These long marquis rhinestone
are so lovely and typical of the creative ways that DeRosa use rhinestones. Unsigned
but clearly by DeRosa, it was made in the 1940s and it is 3-1/16" by 2".
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DEROSA
The green stones depicted in this design art
work for a DeRosa clip are the same as the red stones in the clip shown
at the right. DeRosa used some amazing and unusual stones to
create their lovely jewelry, stones that I rarely if ever see used by any other
company.


DEROSA
fur clip with
beautiful and unusual curved red rhinestone flowers, blue pointed rhinestone
buds and clear rhinestone accents wrapped with a lovely green enameled leaf. Five
of the blue rhinestones are replacements that are not an exact match.
It is in a gold plated sterling silver setting that is in very good condition.
Made in the 1940s, it is signed on the back "R DeRosa" and it is a
large size at 4" by
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DEROSA
The orange stone depicted in this design art work for a
DeRosa clip is the same as the red stones in the clip shown on the left. DeRosa used some amazing and unusual stones to create
their lovely jewelry.


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DEROSA

trumpet flower, leaves and scrolls fur clip with red glass bead tips and red and
clear rhinestones in a gold plated setting. Made in the 1940s, it is a
generous 4-5/8" and very showy. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
It is very similar to the design art work shown at
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DEROSA art work for a
trumpet flower fur clip
similar to the clips shown in this row. #248

DEROSA
trumpet flower, leaves and scrolls fur clip with red glass bead tips and red
and clear rhinestones in gold plated silver, made in the 1940s. This
beauty is a generous 4" by 2-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
It is very similar to the design art work shown at the left and also to the
clip on this row.
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DEROSA
trumpet flower fur clip with red unfoiled rhinestones in a setting of
gold plated sterling silver. The flower in the center is cleverly set
at a slight angle, making it easy to the center red rhinestone when it is worn, and the curving leaves
and scrolls
add grace to the design. It is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back,
the "DeRosa" is very faint, and it is 3" by 2-1/4". Made in the 1940s,
this is another
graceful DeRosa design.

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DEROSA
flower brooch with red, blue and clear rhinestones in a gold
plated setting, 2-1/3" by 7/8". The red stones are the type DeRosa
liked to use now and again with a slightly concave top facet, and the blue
are glass cabochons. The four little blue flowers are a match for our DeRosa
bracelet #d36890 and the earrings #d40795. This is signed on the back
"R DeRosa".

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DEROSA
fur clip, a blossoms with feathers or leaves design with
round red and blue glass beads and blue and clear rhinestones. DeRosa
used these wonderful little glass beads fairly often. Signed "R
DeRosa" it is 2-3/4" by 2-1/8". It has a gold plated sterling
silver setting and is from the 1940s.

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DEROSA flowers bracelet
in a gold plated setting with red glass beads, red and clear
rhinestones and green enameling, 6-3/4" by 1-1/8". While this is
not signed, it is a match for other pieces in this series that are signed. We have the
original art work for the earrings that match this bracelet, too, and that is
also
what we base this attribution on.
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DEROSA original design
art work for a flower bracelet. #80

DEROSA flowers bracelet in
a gold plated setting with red glass beads, blue and clear
rhinestones and green enameling, 6-3/4" by 1-1/8". While this is
not signed, it is a match for other pieces in this series that are
signed. We have the original art work for the earrings that match
this bracelet, too, and that is also what we base this attribution on.
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DEROSA
red, blue and clear rhinestones fur clip with a center
blossom with blue glass bead, clear baguettes, some of which are
graying. and lots of brilliant red rhinestones. Marked "R DeRosa" on the
back, as is with some finish wear on very close examination, it is 2" by
2". The flower in the middle of this clip is like the
flowers on the bracelets on either side of this and in the art work and earrings
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DEROSA
round red glass beads and rhinestones blossom and leaves earrings with two-tone
green enameling and clear rhinestones,
clip back 1-1/4". On the inside of the clip part of the
earrings is the patent number 1967965, date 1934, which is for the findings
company Ballou Inc, RI, rather than for DeRosa. 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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DEROSA original
design art work for floral jewelry including an earring like the
bracelets in the row above (top left earring) and the earrings at the
left. #55


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DEROSA
FUR CLIP with a wonderful swirling design flower buds brooch with red glass bead flower
centers, pierced and enameled green leaves and bract, and clear
rhinestones in a gold plated setting. It is signed on the back in
tiny letters, "R DeRosa", 2-5/8" by 1-3/4". Made in the 1940s, there are
some clear rhinestones that have grayed over the years and a speck of
red coating is missing from a red bead. This is a
creative design, like so many DeRosa pieces, and I particularly enjoy
the overlapping layers and pierced leafy design.

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DEROSA
brooch with a swirling design of enameled salmon pink roses
accented with clear rhinestones, set in gold plated silver and signed on the back "R DeRosa".
It
is 2-1/4" by 2" with light finish wear here and there. A piece
like this is described in an early 1940s edition of "Women’s Wear Daily".

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DEROSA
BROOCH with a wonderful swirling design of flower buds with red
glass bead centers, pierced and enameled green leaves and bract, and
clear rhinestones in a gold plated setting. There is a flea bite of
gold missing from the tiny tips of the small flowers, very difficult to see without
close examination. This is a creative design, like so many DeRosa pieces,
and I particularly enjoy the overlapping layers and pierced leafy design. It is signed "R DeRosa" on the back and is a great example of
the wonderful jewelry that the DeRosa company made in the 1940s.

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DeROSA
gold plated sterling fur clip with a wild rose flower,
unfoiled red kite-shaped rhinestones, and a glass pearl and dangling blue rhinestones.
It is 3-1/3" by 2" and is signed on the back "R DeRosa
sterling".

This was advertised in the 1944 "Women’s Wear Daily"
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DEROSA art work for the clips #d22511
and #d41764. It is fun to see both the design art work and the pieces it
illustrates, all three in different colors


DEROSA
gold plated sterling fur clip with a wild rose flower with a
glass pearl center, unfoiled long green rhinestones, and three dangling
purple rhinestones. This was made in about 1944 and it is 3-1/3" by 2", signed on the back "R DeRosa sterling".
This was advertised in the 1944 "Women’s Wear Daily"
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DEROSA
Jack in the Pulpit flower fur clip with a long aqua blue marquis rhinestone
center, enameled blue and green flower and green leaves along with accents of clear
rhinestones and glass pearls. Such wonderful DeRosa details! Be sure to see all the photos so you can
enjoy the gradual change from blue to green on the flower itself and the vein detail
on the green leaves. Made in the 1940s, it is a generous 3" long and
signed on the back "R DeRosa".

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DEROSA design art
work for a Jack-in-the-Pulpit flower fur clip with the elongated marquis
rhinestone in topaz color. #399

DEROSA Jack-in-the-Pulpit
flower fur clip with an unfoiled pink marquis center rhinestone, clear rhinestones and lovely
two-tone green
enameled leaves, made in the 1940s, it is 2-7/8" long. It is signed
on the back "DeRosa".
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DEROSA
beautifully enameled flowers and leaves bracelet and
earrings with plum, cream and green enamel on gold plated metal. This
is a very rare set, so far the only one I have seen in 30 years! The bracelet is
in good condition with the exception of a few
missing enamel flakes on the edges, but one earring is "as is" (wearable but with
repairs on the enameling) so the earrings are included free of charge.
The set is sighed "R DeRosa" only on the back of one earring. The
bracelet is 6-5/8" by about 1-1/3" and it has it’s safety chain, the clip back earrings are 1-1/3". DeRosa
jewelry looks like no other maker and it was made from about 1934-1970. Be
sure to look at the photos to see all the color in this set as well as how
the bracelet looks on the wrist.

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DEROSA
flower fur clip and earrings with rows of cupped flower
petals, all enameled in a lovely cafe au lait color and centered with a glass pearl.
Marked "R DeRosa, sterling" on the clip back, they are in excellent vintage
condition, fur clip 2-5/8" by 1-5/8" and clip back earrings marked "sterling pat pend" are 1" across. I suspect this set was made in the late 1940s and
it is
still in wonderful condition today.

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DEROSA fur clip with green enameled palm tree leaves and aqua
enameled coconuts with clear rhinestone veins, signed "R DeRosa" on the back and 2-3/4" by 2-3/4"
and
made in about 1940. Reminiscent of a tropical Isle!

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DEROSA
original design art work for a three flower fur clip very similar to the clip shown at the right. #293


DeROSA
floral bouquet fur clip with aqua and clear rhinestones in a
gold plated setting, circa 1940, 3-7/8". It is signed on the
back "R DeRosa sterling".
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DEROSA
original design art work for a clip very similar to the one shown at the
left. #130


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DEROSA
gold plated sterling silver flower links bracelet with red
rhinestones set in gold tone, with safety chain, circa 1940, 7" by 7/8".
DeRosa created such wonderful pieces with sculpted settings like this bracelet. DeRosa made jewelry from about 1934-1970, and their quality is
amazing. This bracelet is signed "DeRosa sterling" and it is in excellent
vintage condition.

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DEROSA
gold plated sterling silver flowers
bracelet with baby blue rhinestone centers, signed "DeRosa" on one side of
the tongue and "sterling" on the other, 7" by 7/8". Made in the 1940s,
this is an lovely feminine bracelet and a very well made one as well.
Each flower has cupped petals and behind each flower is a pierced and curved
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DEROSA
gold plated sterling bracelet with flower links of topaz colored and
clear rhinestones set within swirls, circa 1940.It has it’s safety chain, and it
is 7" by 3/4".It is marked "DeRosa sterling" on the back of the clasp in tiny
letters. DeRosa bracelets are a bit difficult to find, and this is a
really nice one. Made in the 1940s, this is in excellent vintage
condition.

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DeROSA BLUE and YELLOW




DEROSA
spectacular large flower bouquet fur clip of brilliant honey
colored unfoiled rhinestones, clear rhinestone accents and green
enameled leaves all in a gold plated setting that is 4-1/4" by 2-1/2".
The rhinestone flower centers are in gold crown-like settings and below
those are dark
green glass balls. There are clear rhinestone flower spikes and leaf
veins and lovely translucent green enameling. This is one of the larger
DeRosa clips, made in layers so that it’s three-dimensional, as their
best pieces were, and from the 1940s. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the
back. We also have this with green stones in the flower heads.

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DEROSA
flower and leaves fur clip with sparkling honey colored rhinestones, green enameled
leaves and clear rhinestone accents. Signed "DeRosa" on the back,
it is 3-1/3" by
2-5/8". The topaz colored rhinestone bud stands in front of the
rest of the clip for a wonderful three-dimensional look. This clip was made in the 1940s by Ralph DeRosa and it is
multi-layered, well made, beautifully designed, and in excellent condition.

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



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

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DEROSA
spectacular wide bracelet

with sparkling unfoiled pastel yellow rhinestones and blue rhinestones
in a gold plated setting, part of a set along with two fur clips.
This is 7-1/2" by 1-58" and it is in excellent condition.
It is signed in very tiny letters "DeRosa" on the back of the link
farthest from the safety chain. The design of repeating scrolls is
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DEROSA
set of a bracelet and two matching fur clips with sparkling unfoiled pastel yellow
rhinestones and blue
glass bead tips in gold plated settings that are probably sterling silver, as is with a very small amount of
finish wear. The ruffle and ribbon designs on the clips are lovely and
are
typical of this maker. These were made in the 1940s and they are very
special! The bracelet is signed "DeRosa" in minute letters on the back
of the link farthest from the safety chain and only one of the clips is
signed "R DeRosa", although they are a perfect match. The DeRosa bracelets are not easy to find and this is an
especially wonderful one in the width, design and the condition.
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DEROSA
large fur clip with sparkling unfoiled pastel yellow rhinestones and blue
glass bead tips with clear rhinestone accents, all in a gold plated
setting, probably over sterling silver. This is 4" by 1-5/8", made in the 1940s, and it is a gorgeous representation of the DeRosa style.
One of the clips is signed "R DeRosa" and the other is not signed at
all. even though it is a perfect match.

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DEROSA
leaf brooch with pale yellow unfoiled
rhinestones and blue and clear rhinestone accents set in gold plated
sterling silver , 2-1/2". It is signed on the back "DeRosa
sterling". Made in the 1940s, this is in brilliant, excellent
vintage condition and great fun to wear
all year around.

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DEROSA
group of yellow and blue rhinestone jewelry.


DEROSA
gold plated sterling silver bracelet with links featuring
large yellow center rhinestones with blue and clear smaller rhinestones,
marked on the clasp "R DeRosa sterling". Made in the 1940s it comes with
it’s safety chain and it is 6-3/4" by 1". One yellow rhinestone
has a tiny flea bite but magnification is needed
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DEROSA
fur clip with blue, pale yellow and clear unfoiled and
foiled rhinestones set in gold plated sterling silver, signed
"R DeRosa" on the back. There are some graying stones and light finish wear, made
in the 1940s, 3" by 2-1/4".

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#d37174

DEROSA art work for a clip design with the same torpedo shaped element as
used in the fur clip
at the left.


DEROSA
fur clip with yellow, blue and clear rhinestones set in gold
plated sterling silver, 2-1/3" by 1-3/4". It is
signed "R DeRosa" on the back.

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DEROSA
glass pearls fur clip with lovely green enameled leaves and
brilliant blue glass beads and rhinestones with clear rhinestone accents. In a gold plated setting, it was made in the 1940s and it is 3-1/2" by 2-1/3".
It is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. This has a
marvelous lush look!

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DEROSA blue and yellow
heart shaped rhinestones fur clip with lots of clear rhinestones in a gold plated setting.
It is
2-3/4" by 2" and was made in the 1940s. It is signed "DeRosa" on
the back.

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DEROSA blue and yellow rhinestones fur clip with clear rhinestone accents,
2-5/8" by 2". Set in a gold plated finish, there is some finish wear
but it is mostly on
the back, where it is signed "R DeRosa". It is a very lovely piece of jewelry
with a ribbon and swirl design.

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DEROSA
flower bouquet fur clip with lovely unfoiled topaz color rhinestones
and clear rhinestone accents, all in a gold plated setting. It is
interesting and typical of DeRosa that the top topaz colored rhinestone is set
at an cocky angle, giving this a whimsical look. Made in the 1940s,
it is signed "R DeRosa" on the back and it is a whopping 4" by 2-3/4",
both lovely and very
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DEROSA
brilliant green and yellow faceted glass disks fur
clip with clear rhinestones and set in gold plated sterling silver. Signed "R
DeRosa" it is 2-1/2" by 2-1/2" made in the 1940s. DeRosa
used these interesting disks other colors like red and blue.
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DEROSA
fur clip with a bouquet of sparkling pale yellow unfoiled rhinestones
extending from a gold and clear rhinestone cornucopia, ribbon and bow.
Made in the 1940s, this is signed on the back "R DeRosa" and it is
2-5/8" by 2". It is interesting that I have seen this very same
design meant to be worn upside-down from this one. DeRosa
certainly comes in endless variations!
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DEROSA fur clip with
blue faceted glass disks, green enameled bracts and stems, all in a gold plated
setting, some of which is a bit worn as can be seen in the picture. Made
in the 1940s, it is 3-5/8". It is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
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DEROSA
yellow and blue rhinestones fur clip with clear rhinestones
accents, some of which are graying, in a gold plated setting, 2-3/4" by 1-7/8". There is
light wear on the finish,
mostly on the back side and at the very top of the clip. It
is signed "R DeRosa" on the back and it
was
made in the 1940s.

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DEROSA
blue glass disks and clear rhinestones fur clip in a gold plated
setting and made in the 1940s, 3" long. This piece is signed "R
DeRosa" on the back, and the blue disks are elements I have only seen on
certain pieces of DeRosa
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DEROSA
blue molded glass flowers bracelet in a gold plated sterling
silver setting with clear rhinestone accents. It is marked "sterling" in
two places but has no maker’s mark. Made in the 1940s, it is 7" by 1"
and it still has it’s safety chain. These same flower elements
were also used on other pieces by DeRosa, as you can see on this page.

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DEROSA
bracelet and fur clip with very similar blue molded glass flower
elements. The use of unusual elements like this makes DeRosa jewelry
special. These elements also came in red like the fur clip
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DEROSA blue molded glass flowers fur clip
with clear rhinestone accents in a gold plated setting from the 1940s, signed "R
DeRosa", 3-1/4" by 1-1/2". The blue flowers are
translucent and both unusual and very pretty.
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DEROSA fur clip with blue
molded glass flower and clear rhinestone accents and set in a gold plated
sterling silver setting. Signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back, it is from
the 1940s and is 2" by 1". We have also had this in red

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DEROSA
close up photograph of the flower element.

DEROSA flower bouquet brooch with blue glass bead
blossoms in a clear rhinestone decorated container that is pierced and ribbed
gold plated sterling silver, beautifully designed. Signed on the back "R DeRosa sterling, it was made in the 1940s
and is 2-1/3" by 2".
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DEROSA
faceted red glass disks fur clip with two-tone green enamel stems and
clear rhinestones, all in a gold plated setting with light
finish wear, signed "R Derosa" on the back, circa 1940, 3" by 2-1/4".
One of the red disks has a small chip on it.
These faceted glass beads were also used in other DeRosa pieces, and in
other colors as well.
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DEROSA
fur clip with blue faceted glass disks, two-tone green enameled
stems, and clear rhinestones, all
in a gold plated setting, 3-1/2" by 2-1/3". Ralph DeRosa jewelry is known
for its layered three-dimensional designs, high quality components, and
translucent enameling. Some of the rhinestones in this clip are graying, and some of the
finish is worn through to the silver tone, as can be seen in the photos, but
it doesn’t show much when worn. The blue faceted glass stones are pierced
through the middle and attached with gold tone wires, and so far I have only
seen these elements on DeRosa jewelry. It is signed on the clip back, "R
DeRosa" and it is from about 1940

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DEROSA fur
clip with faceted royal blue glass disks and green enameled stems accented with
clear rhinestones, all in a gold plated setting, 3" by 2-1/4".
It is signed "R DeRosa" on the back and was made in the 1940s.

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DEROSA
circles and swirls fur clip with a glorious topaz colored center
rhinestone with blue rhinestones above that and glass pearls and clear
rhinestones in a spray below it. All rhinestones are prong set into a
gold plated setting and this is signed on the back "R DeRosa", 2-1/2"
by 1-3/4". Viewed from the side, the topaz colored center stone is
mounted on a crown shaped setting, a wonderful detail, and it is slightly
slanted to catch the light. This was made in the late 1940s and it is
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DEROSA
fur clip with round faceted yellow glass disks, green enameled
bracts and stems
and clear rhinestones, all in a gold plated setting. Made in
the 1940s, this is 4" by 2-1/3". Some of the
clears have turned gray, as often happens with age, and the finish has wear
on the high spots, but
it is still in good vintage condition. It is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.

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DEROSA
fur clip with brilliant blue rhinestones and clear
rhinestone accents in a gold plated sterling silver setting. This is 3" by 1-7/8" and was made
in the 1940s. It is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back.
The graceful layers and circles make this a real beauty!

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DEROSA
fur clip with sparkling honey golden and yellow rhinestones set
in gold plated petal shapes that are 2" across. Marked on
the back "R DeRosa" it is in excellent vintage condition and from the late
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DEROSA
fur clip with blue and yellow rhinestones set in gold plated petal shapes, marked on the back "R DeRosa".
This is 2" across and in excellent
vintage condition, made in the late 1940s. Another lovely piece from my
favorite jewelry maker.

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DEROSA
very elegant necklace with two teardrop shaped topaz colored
rhinestones and brilliant clear rhinestones in a rhodium plated sterling
silver setting with two curled silver shapes at the front, a lovely
design and very graceful on the neck. Marked on the clasp "R DeRosa
sterling", it is a wearable length of 14-1/4" and the front drop is
4-1/3" from the two "curls" down to the longest drop. Made in the 1940s,
it is in good vintage condition with only a couple of small rough spots
on the edge of the silver.

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DEROSA
elegant necklace with a teardrop shaped blue unfoiled rhinestone and
brilliant clear rhinestones in a gold plated sterling silver setting with two
curled silver shapes at the front, a lovely design and very graceful on the
neck. Signed "R DeRosa sterling", it is a wearable length of 15" and the front
drop is 3-5/8". Made in the 1940s, it is in good vintage condition. A very
similar version is DeRosa #d42162. It is always interesting to see the different
versions that DeRosa made.

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DEROSA spectacular green
rhinestone necklace with emerald green rhinestones, glass pearl dangles and
clear rhinestone pave, all in a rhodium plated sterling silver setting.
Signed "R DeRosa" it was made in the 1940s. It is a wearable length of
14-1/3" with the front drops being 4" from the top of the green rhinestone
to the bottom of the glass pearls. Signed on the back "R DeRosa sterling" it
was made in the 1940s. Typical of the lovely DeRosa details, it has a dainty
a flower clasp.
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DEROSA
pods fur clip with blue glass
faceted and unfoiled demi-lune rhinestones and pierced gold plated sterling
silver pods and stems. It is
marked on the back "R DeRosa sterling", from the 1940s, 3-1/4" long. The
blue demi-lune stones are brilliant and the design is unusual, as is
true of most DeRosa pieces. There is one blue rhinestone with a
tiny hard to see chip that can been seen under magnification.

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DEROSA
gold plated sterling silver fur clip with clear glass faceted
and unfoiled demi-lune rhinestones and pierced sterling silver pods. It is
marked on the back "R DeRosa sterling", made in the 1940s, and 3-1/2" long. The half-round demi-lune
stones are brilliant and the design unusual, as is true of most DeRosa
pieces. These are NOT jelly bellies but they do remind me of them in the
beautiful way the light plays through the stones.

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DEROSA
flower bouquet fur clip with small dark blue glass cabochons
set in yellow, rose and white gold plated metal, signed "R DeRosa" on
the back, 4" by 2-3/4". The leaves are plated alternately with rose gold
and yellow gold, really beautiful. Like so many of the 1940s
DeRosa pieces, this is well made with layers of leaves, stems and stones
to make it even more interesting. We have also had this clip in
all red cabochons

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DEROSA
fur clip with showers of rhinestone stars, a blue oval rhinestone
center and a dramatic ruffle below it,
spectacular! It is signed "R DeRosa" on the back and it is 2-5/8" by
2-1/8". This wonderful clip reminds me of fireworks and the stones, set in both silver and gold plated metal, add
so much extra
dimension. This is all in excellent vintage condition
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DEROSA
original design art work showing a clip from the 1940s. If you look at the
top, the rose gold portion, it is the same element as on the clip shown in the photos on the
left,
#d42212.
This drawing shows both the fur clip and the matching earrings, but I
have not seen the earrings yet, so don’t know if they were ever made.

DEROSA
fur clip
with a deep blue round faceted center rhinestone and red and clear rhinestones
all in a gold plated sterling silver setting, made in the 1940s. This wonderful
and
rhythmic design is typical of DeRosa from that era. It is signed on the back "R
DeRosa sterling" and it is 3" by 2". The finish is a
bit tarnished on the back side only. We have also had this in all red

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DEROSA bracelet with blue
faceted glass disks, each
inset with a clear rhinestone, and clear rhinestone son each side of the
band. They are all set in rhodium
plated silver
with some finish wear on back, 7" by 1-1/4".
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DEROSA
original design art work, similar to the necklace shown here at the right. #542


DEROSA
necklace with blue faceted glass disks that are inset with
clear rhinestones and clears on the rest of the necklace, all set in rhodium plated silver with some finish wear on back.
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DEROSA
brooch with round blue faceted glass disks and clear rhinestones set
in silver tone, as is with a chipped center stone, so it is priced
accordingly. You cannot see the chip without a magnifier. It’s signed
"DeRosa" on the back, 1-3/4" and was made in the 1940s.

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DEROSA
flower fur clip with faceted blue lozenges, each with a clear
rhinestone center, as the center of the flower head. Gold washed
sterling silver forms the back petals and the front petals are silver in color with
veins of clear rhinestones. The tiny row of rhinestones at the very
top of this clip are gray, but the others are fine. Made in the 1940s, it is
signed on the back "R DeRosa", and it is 2-1/3" by 1-3/4". This clip
was made in a few other variations as well and our item number #d26638 is
one example. Other makers did these too, like Deja for instance.

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DEROSA brooch and
pendant combination made of blue faceted
glass round disks and clear rhinestones. On the back it has a flip-up loop so it can be worn on a chain as a
necklace, and it is set in silver tone metal, 1-5/8". These
faceted glass beads were also used in other DeRosa pieces, and in
different colors as well.
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DEROSA
fur clip with big blue bell-shaped unfoiled rhinestones with an unusual convex
top facet, used by DeRosa, and along with red
and clear rhinestone accents in a gold plated setting and made in the 1940s.
It is 3" by
1-1/2". The main rhinestones are an unusually cut kite shape
with a smooth bowed top facet, a stone that is often used by DeRosa. DeRosa made pieces unlike any other maker and this is just
one example. It is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.

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DEROSA
sunburst fur clip with blue glass beads and clear rhinestones in a gold plated
setting, 2-1/3" by 2-1/2". It was made in the 1940s and is still in very
good condition with only some light wear on the finish. It is signed "R
DeRosa" on the back. We have this clip in
red too,

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DEROSA original
design art work for a brooch or clip design
similar to that at the right. #333


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DEROSA gold plated sterling silver fur clip with
blue glass beads, made in the 1940s and it is 2-5/8". It is a wonderful
cascading design typical of the DeRosa movement and overlapping layers add even
more interest. We have also
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DEROSA
blue and green round glass beads and clear rhinestones fur clip
in a gold plated setting,
3" by 3-1/4". It is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. View
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DEROSA
original design art work for a clip or brooch similar to the one
shown here.


DEROSA
bow brooch with blue and clear rhinestones in a
setting of rose and yellow gold, some finish wear on the back,
3-1/3" by 1-3/4". Circa 1940, it is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.

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DEROSA
fur clip with a large brilliant blue unfoiled center rhinestone and
clear rhinestone accents, marked "DeRosa" on the back, it is set in gold
plated silver, 2-1/8" by 1-5/8". It was made in the 1940s ad
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DEROSA

flower fur clip with very special unfoiled blue and aqua marquis shaped rhinestones, a glass pearl
center in a crown-like setting, and gold plated sterling silver cupped petals. Marked
"R DeRosa" on the back, it was made in the 1940s and is 1-3/4" across.
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DEROSA
dress clip in a lover’s knot design with blue invisibly set baguettes,
a blue cabochon at one end and and pave clear rhinestones,
typical of the 1930s styles. Signed "R DeRosa" on the back, it is 2" by 1-1/2".
All the rhinestones are set open backed, allowing light to pass through,
another sign of the DeRosa quality and attention to detail.
It has some graying rhinestones, which in this case just add to the lovely
silvery patina as far as I am concerned.

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DEROSA
bracelet with lots of brilliant blue rhinestones in a wide shimmering gold
plated setting in a geometric zigzag design, signed on the back "R DeRosa". It is 7" wearable
length and 1-1/3" wide and has it’s original safety chain. This
beauty is in excellent vintage condition in every way and it wraps smoothly
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DEROSA
dress clip with
patriotic red, clear and blue invisibly set rhinestones, a gleaming
beauty. The red and blue sparkling baguettes are channel set in rhodium
plated silver and the
clear rhinestones set them off perfectly and are very brilliant as well. It’s 2" by
1-3/4" and in excellent vintage condition, made in the 1940s and signed "DeRosa"
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DEROSA brooch and earrings with
dazzling sapphire blue and clear rhinestones in a rhodium plated
sterling silver setting. The brooch is 1-1/2" by 1" and the screw
back earrings are 1" by 3/4". The blue stones are a lovely
rectangular cut and the clear round stones are sparkling. The
brooch is very lightly signed on the back "R DeRosa" and the word
"sterling" is on the pin itself, as well as on the matching earrings. Made in the 1940s, the design of the crossed
bridged bars is an
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DEROSA
sterling silver, blue baguette and clear rhinestones choker necklace, 14-3/4"
wearable length and 1" wide at the front. It is signed "R DeRosa"
on the back and inside of the clasp. Circa 1940, DeRosa necklaces are more difficult to
find than their clips, and this is a really well designed piece with flair
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DEROSA
sterling silver parure with pastel blue baguette and clear 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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DEROSA
original design art work for a
wonderful bracelet. I have seen this made using red baguettes but not
in yellow so far.




DEROSA Arrowroot flower
and leaves fur clip with clear and blue rhinestones in a rose and yellow
gold plated setting, circa 1945, 4-1/2". This is signed "R DeRosa" on
the back.
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DEROSA Arrowroot
original design art work for the clip
shown
at the left. #d21160.
#146


DEROSA
green enameled floral bouquet fur clip with blue and clear rhinestones,
3". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. View
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DEROSA
very unusual dress clip and brooch combination with clear baguettes and
rounds with blue rhinestones in a rhodium plated silver setting that is
marked on the back "R DeRosa", 1-7/8" by 1-3/4" and from the early 1940s.
Some of the stones are graying very slightly, as is often the case with
jewelry this old.
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DEROSA
gold plated sterling silver leaf brooch with lovely unfoiled pastel yellow
rhinestones accented with blue rhinestones and with clear rhinestones on the
stem. It was made in the 1940s, it is 2-1/3" and has only very slight finish wear
and it is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back.

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DEROSA open flower fur clip with a rich blue
round rhinestone center surrounded by pastel blue enameled petals and little clear
rhinestones, marked on the
back "R DeRosa", circa 1940, 2-5/8".
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