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Derosa

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DEROSA


1934 to 1955

Note: You are on a reference page about one of my favorite jewelry
companies, R DeRosa. Our DEROSA jewelry that is available
FOR SALE can be seen
by clicking
HERE.
If you have some for sale, please contact me because I collect,
buy and
sell DEROSA
, and I pay very fair prices. My email address is jane@morninggloryjewery.com.

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 many 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.

We BUY, collect and sell DeRosa jewelry!


To see some of the wonderful original hand painted design illustrations of DeRosa Jewelry, click
HERE

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DEROSA JEWELRY Page 3

DEROSA

Enameled flowers


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DEROSA cream enameled lily
flower bouquet fur clip with
orange stamen and lovely green leaves in a gold plated setting. Signed on the
back "R DeRosa" it is a generous 3-1/2" by 2-1/2". It is fun to see the
design art work for this fur clip, or one very similar.
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DEROSA
original design art work for a clip in the lily group. This is just one of over
200 DeRosa design illustrations that I refer to in my personal collection.


DEROSA

lily flower bracelet in beautiful cream colored enamel with orange
stamen and veins, green enameled leaves, and glass pearls, all set in
gold plated sterling silver. The bracelet is is a wearable length
of 7-1/4" long and about 3/4" wide.

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DEROSA original design art work for a DeRosa lily brooch similar to
the ones shown here.

DEROSA cream,
orange and green enameled lily flower bouquet fur clip with clear
rhinestones, all in a gold plated sterling silver
setting from the 1940s, 2-1/2". It is signed "R DeRosa
sterling" on the
back.
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DEROSA
original design art work for a lily fur clip.


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DEROSA
lily bracelet, fur clips and earrings with cream, green and
orange enamel in gold plated sterling silver settings from the 1940s. View
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DEROSA
cream, orange and green enameled lily flower earrings with light enamel wear
and clear rhinestones that have turned to black, set in gold plate sterling
silver, these are 1-1/4" clip backs. They are
signed "R DeRosa" and "sterling pat pend" on the back.
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DEROSA
lily
floral bracelet, brooches and earrings along with their original design art
work.

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DEROSA
lily flower bracelet and earrings in beautiful cream colored
enamel with orange veins and green enameled leaves, orange stamen and glass
pearls all set in gold plated sterling silver setting. The bracelet is is a wearable length of 7-1/4" long
and about 3/4" wide and the clip back earrings are 1" long and 3/4" wide.
The bracelet is not signed but other pieces in this lily group were. The
earrings are marked "sterling pat pend" on the clip back, and both pieces
were made in about 1945. We have some of the design art work on paper that
show this flower group, and one is in the last photo here, shown just for
reference.

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DEROSA
enameled lily flower set, bracelet, fur clip and earrings.
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DEROSA
fur clip, a white enamel fantasy flower bud
with absolutely amazing colorful and detailed enamel work, one of DeRosa’s
best three-dimensional pieces! Someone suggested these could be
calla lilies. The throat of this is a soft aqua
color with a red glass bead in the throat and a tiny clear rhinestone in
the center surrounded by gold stamen. Black and green leaves are
painted along the sides, and the base is a translucent green and rose
enamel with colorful rhinestones creating the veins. It is all set
in a gold plated sterling silver. It is signed "R DeRosa" with the
hand engraved number "9-646". This could have been inspired by some of the
Austro-Hungarian style
enameled jewelry
with it’s brilliant and detailed enamel work.
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DEROSA

fur clips of white enamel fantasy flower buds
with absolutely amazing colorful and detailed enamel work, one of DeRosa’s
best three-dimensional pieces! The throat of each is a soft aqua
color with a red glass bead in the throat and a tiny clear rhinestone in
the center surrounded by gold stamen. Black and green leaves are
painted along the sides, and the base is a translucent green and rose enamel
with colorful rhinestones creating the veins. It is all set in a gold
plated sterling silver. These have
some of the most amazing detail of any DeRosa piece I have seen, and that is
saying a lot! They are signed "R DeRosa" on the back. View
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DEROSA
cream, aqua and green enameled hinged bracelet, fur clips and earrings with
white enameled flowers, green leaves and maroon glass bead centers. Could
these be calla lilies? This set has
absolutely phenomenal detail, circa 1940. It includes a 7" bracelet,
a set
of two 2" fur clips and 1-1/3" earrings with many colors of
rhinestone accents.

This could have been inspired by some of the
Austro-Hungarian style
enameled jewelry
with it’s brilliant and detailed enamel work.
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DEROSA
side view of the clips showing the intricate and detailed
design and workmanship.


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DEROSA
enameled yellow rose bouquet fur clip with butter yellow flowers that have tiny
pools of golden enamel in the center to give them extra depth. In a gold plated
setting, it is signed "R DeRosa" on the back and was made in the 1940s.
The yellow flowers do have some missing enamel here and there at the edges of
the flowers, but the gold setting is in very good condition. This is 2" by 1-5/8".

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DEROSA
dogwood blossom necklace of gold plated sterling silver with a yellow and
red enameled dogwood flower and green enameled leaves. It is 15"
wearable length and the flower is 2-1/8" by
2-1/8". It is signed on the back of the flower "R DeRosa" and on the clasp
"sterling". DeRosa made such unusual pieces and they didn’t
seem to make very
many of each of their designs. The lovely Dogwood flower is said to be the symbol of hope and
rebirth.

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DEROSA enameled flower
brooch with pink and cream petals, a red rhinestone center and clear rhinestone
accents along the petal edges with fern like leaves behind them, 3-1/3". Set
in gold plated metal, it is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. View
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DEROSA
original design art work
for a very interesting fur clip.


DEROSA
fur clip with a bouquet of small cream colored enameled
flowers with clear rhinestone centers and long green leaves, 3/58" by
2-1/4". It is in a gold plated setting that is in good condition. It is
signed on the back "R DeRosa sterling" and was made in the 1940s.

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DeROSA BERRY and LEAF
designs


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DEROSA delicious red
strawberry fur
clip with lustrous red and
clear rhinestones and lovely translucent green
enameled leaves, 3-1/8". It is signed on the back, "R. DeRosa" and it
is in
very good vintage condition with only a few graying rhinestones. It was made
in the 1940s and like so many DeRosa pieces, it has a three dimensional
look in
a really wonderful way.
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DEROSA
strawberry set, red and clear rhinestones in a gold plated setting, necklace and
earrings with a 15" necklace and 1-1/8" clip back earrings. Wonderfully designed and
three-dimensional. Only the earrings are signed "DeRosa" but they are obviously
an exact match to the necklace.
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DEROSA
strawberries brooch in a delicious red enamel color with clear
rhinestones and translucent enameled green leaves, circa 1940, 4-1/3" by 2".
This was professionally converted from a fur clip to a brooch some time ago
before I owned it,
but you must look closely to see it, and even then, it is visible only from the back.
The signature would have been on the clip.
The
clear rhinestones are set into square silver settings that stand a bit above the red enamel, giving it
a beautiful
dimension. This is just really special!

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DEROSA red glass bead grapes
fruit fur
clip with green enameled leaves and clear rhinestone accents all in a gold
plated setting from the 1940s, 2-3/4" by 2". This is in excellent condition and
although looks like
a piece by DuJay, it is marked "R DeRosa" on the clip back. Just gorgeous
and in excellent condition. View
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DEROSA
original design art work for a grapes clip like the one at the left.


DEROSA
strawberry bracelet and earrings with rich red rhinestones and
clear rhinestone accents in a gold plated setting that is in excellent
condition, almost as though it was never worn. The set is signed on
the back of the bracelet "DeRosa sterling" and on the earrings "R DeRosa". The bracelet is 7" wearable
length by 7/8" wide and the clip back earrings are 1-1/4". These are from
the 1940s and the set looks like it was made yesterday because it is in such good
condition!

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DEROSA
red and green enameled strawberry fur clip with clear rhinestones
set in little gold metal squares, 2-1/8" by 1-3/4" and it is from the 1940s.
This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. Some enamel is missing where it
doesn’t show, at the bottom and a tiny bit at the top, but this is still a
lovely piece of jewelry made by one of the best costume jewelry companies of
that era, in my opinion.

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DEROSA fur clip
with red elongated oval demi-lune shaped red rhinestones berries and gold
plated flowers which are centered with glass pearls, 3-3/4" and circa 1940. It is
signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
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DEROSA
gold plated
sterling silver and red rhinestone bracelet and earrings with clear rhinestone accents in
a 7" by 1" bracelet and 1-1/8" earrings, made in the 1940s.
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DEROSA red
rhinestone grapes fur clip in a gold plated setting, is 3-1/2"
long and signed on the back "R DeRosa".
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DEROSA green enameled leaves
brooch with clear rhinestone accents in a gold plated oval setting that is
2-1/2" across and not signed.
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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, which was also made in brown, is one of
the more commonly available designs. #d19093

DEROSA translucent
green
leaves 3" brooch . The enamel work is typical DeRosa, and notice that,
even though this is not signed, the
size, shape and curve of the leaves is identical to those used in the signed
DeRosa strawberry necklace, shown above, and in other DeRosa pieces.
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DeROSA unsigned leaves set
with green enamel, clear rhinestones set in gold plated silver, a bracelet, brooch and
earrings, 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
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DeROSA leaves and
strawberries jewelry.

DEROSA unsigned caramel
colored 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 flower bouquet fur clip
and earrings in a gold plated sterling silver setting with glass pearl stamen. The clip is 2-3/4" and clip back earrings are each
1".
The clip is signed "DeRosa sterling" and the earrings have a patent
number on them.
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DEROSA
flower bouquet fur clip and earrings with red glass bead
stamen and tiny clear rhinestone accents in a gold plated sterling
silver setting,
made in the 1940s. The clip is signed "DeRosa sterling" and the earrings
have a patent number. The 2-3/4" fur clip and 1" clip
back earrings are both in excellent vintage condition. The brooch has a
swirling design that gives it the lovely illusion of movement.

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DEROSA
gold plated sterling silver and glass pearls 3" clip and 1" earrings. It
is signed
"DeRosa" on the back and the earrings have a patent number. We have also had this in a
red glass beads version. View #d25326

DeROSA ACROSTIC JEWELRY
Acrostic jewelry uses the name of gems to spell out a message (Diamond for
"D", Emerald for "E", "R" for Ruby etc.). Popular messages include "regards" and
"dearest", but there were other messages as well. Acrostics were popular in Victorian jewelry as well
as in these pieces from the 1940s.

More DeRosa acrostic 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 these is featured, so DeRosa
used Swarovski crystals in at least some of their pieces.



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DEROSA
acrostic
"Regards" rhinestone spray fur clip circa 1940, 3-5/8" long. The rhinestones are colors that
represent the gem stones ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamonds and sapphire which
acrostically spells "regards". It is signed "R DeRosa" on the
back. DeRosa did more of these romantic
acrostic pieces that spelled out a sentimental message of love and regard. 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 there, which
indicates that DeRosa
used Swarovski crystals in at least some of their pieces.
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DEROSA
"Regards" fur clip along with the original hand painted design art work
for a very similar clip.


DEROSA
acrostic "Regards" rhinestone spray fur clip. The rhinestones are
colors that represent the gem stones ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby,
diamonds and sapphire and they acrostically spell out the word "regards". This
clip is 3-1/4" by 2-1/3" and it is signed "R DeRosa. DeRosa made other designs of these
romantic acrostic pieces that spelled out messages of love and regard. 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 there, which indicates that DeRosa used
Swarovski crystals in at least some of their pieces.

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DEROSA "dearest" acrostic
bracelet with clear, green, purple, red and yellow rhinestones standing for
diamond, emerald, ruby, emerald, sapphire and topaz in a gold plated
sterling silver setting, circa 1949, 6-1/2" by
1/3". Acrostic jewelry uses the names of gem stones to spell out a message (Diamond
for "D", Emerald for "E", etc.). View
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DEROSA
acrostic "Regards" rhinestone heart shaped fur clip in gold
plated silver, circa 1940s, 2-1/3". The rhinestones are colors that
represent the gem stones ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamonds
and sapphire which acrostically spells out the word "regards". It is signed "R
DeRosa" on the back. There is light finish wear as often happens on these older
DeRosa pieces and some of the clear rhinestones have grayed with age, but it is
still a lovely and very wearable piece. DeRosa did more of these romantic
acrostic pieces that spelled out a message of love and friendship.
More DeRosa acrostic
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. View #d38456

DEROSA "dearest" acrostic
bracelet with clear, green, purple, red and yellow rhinestones standing for
diamond, emerald, ruby, emerald, sapphire and topaz in a gold plated
sterling silver setting, circa 1949. This is signed "R DeRosa
sterling". Acrostic jewelry uses the names of gem stones to spell
out a message (Diamond for "D", Emerald for "E", etc.).
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DEROSA
original design art work for an acrostic fur clip spelling "regards".

DeRosa did more of these romantic acrostic pieces, each of which spelled out
a message of love and friendship, and some 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,
showing that DeRosa used Swarovski crystals in at least some of their
pieces.


DEROSA
acrostic "Regards" rhinestone bow and swirl fur clip, a beautiful
classic. The rhinestones are colors that represent the gem stones ruby,
emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamonds and sapphire which acrostically
spells out the word "regards". This clip is 2" by 1-3/4"
and it is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. DeRosa made
other designs of these romantic acrostic pieces that spelled out messages of
love and regard. 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 there,
which indicates that DeRosa used Swarovski crystals in at least some of
their pieces.

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DEROSA
original design art work for an acrostic fur clip, this one spelling
"regards".

DeROSA Clear Rhinestone
Jewelry


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DEROSA
elegant and very brilliant V-shaped necklace with clear rhinestones in a rhodium plated
setting,
signed "R DeRosa" inside the catch in tiny letters. It is16" wearable
length with a 2-1/2" front drop, masterfully made in the
1940s. I have also seen this in green and clear rhinestones, too,
along with a matching bracelet.

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DEROSA
elegant set of a necklace and bracelet in excellent vintage
condition.

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DEROSA
rhodium plated sterling silver and clear rhinestones hinged bracelet, signed
on inside of the the clasp "R DeRosa sterling". It is a 6-7/8" wearable size with
a front element of 1-5/9" wide. I have also seen this in
green and clear rhinestones along with the matching necklace.

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DEROSA
rhodium plated sterling silver and clear rhinestones fur clip with round and baguette
shaped clear rhinestones, signed on the back "R Derosa sterling", circa
1940, 2-3/4" by 1-3/4′.

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DEROSA
original design art work for a bracelet. I have seen the
matching fur clip as well, all in clear rhinestones. #517


DEROSA
clear rhinestone bow earrings in a rhodium plated sterling silver
setting, these are clip backs, marked on the back of each just "sterling pat pend",
but these match the design of other DeRosa pieces we have had in the
past. They are 1-1/4" by 1" and were made in the 1940s. These a a
classic design and really elegant to wear.

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DEROSA
necklace with five rows of pendant glass pearls and
clear rhinestone pave, signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back and made
in about 1945,
14-1/2" wearable length and the front is 3-1/2" long. There
is an October of 1946 "Women’s Wear Daily" advertisement showing this wonderful necklace and
the matching
earrings. The ad says, "pendant necklace… combines a dash of
rhinestone glitter, baroque pearl drops, double strands of sterling cobra
chains… a decorative compliment to the decollete gowns to be worn
throughout the winter season." We also have another DeRosa necklace with some similar elements

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DEROSA spectacular green
rhinestone necklace with emerald green rhinestones, pendant glass pearls 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
1946 magazine advertisement for a lovely necklace like the one we have
at the left and far left. It says, "DeRosa Designed Jewels- Brilliance and simulated
pearls in gold or rhodium plated sterling at Finer Stores." We also
have the

ART WORK
for a somewhat similar clip.


DEROSA
necklace shown on a vintage 1940s mannequin neck.



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DEROSA original design art work for a
necklace that is very similar to the DeRosa necklace at the right. #d41906.


DEROSA
necklace of clear rhinestone set in rhodium plated silver knots
and dangles. It is choker length at
13-1/3" wearable length with a 3-1/2" front drop, and in excellent vintage
condition except for a nick on the back where I assume someone tested it.
Please do NOT test these wonderful vintage jewelry pieces that way. It is so
unusual to find a piece from the 1940s in such wonderful condition. This is
a solid well-made piece and the pointed drops are solid rather than hollow.

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DEROSA original design art work for a brooch
with the same torpedo-shaped dangles as the necklace on the left. #d41906.


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DEROSA bracelet.


DEROSA
starburst and flower bracelet and brooch with a myriad of brilliant clear
rhinestones set in rhodium plated sterling silver, absolutely spectacular. In
the center of each starburst is a small flower. The bracelet is 7" long
wearable length with it’s original safety chain, and the front rhinestone
element of it is 2-1/2" by 1-1/16". It is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back
at the clasp. The brooch is 3-1/8" across and signed in tiny letters
"R DeRosa" on one side of the back and "sterling" on another. A dazzling set,
difficult to find and a real treasure from the 1940s.

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DEROSA brooch.



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DEROSA
fern and flower clear rhinestone necklace and earrings in a rhodium plated
silver setting. This is a 15" necklace and 1-5/8" clip back earrings.
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DEROSA
rhodium plated sterling silver and clear rhinestones
fur clip and earrings made in 1947 according to a magazine ad from that
year. The swirling and pierced design is beautiful and the lover’s
knots and filigree add even more interest. The clip is 3" long and
clip back earrings are 1-1/4" and they are signed "DeRosa". These
are sparkling, beautiful and in excellent condition, everything you want
a piece of vintage jewelry to be

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The ad for the set at the left says, "DeRosa designed, brilliants on
sterling, rhodium or gold finish". In another vintage ad for this
set in sterling silver, it states that the brooch sold back then for
$89.50 and the earrings for $55.00. That is an amazingly high
price for the 1940s!

I read recently that one dollar in 1940 would be worth $22.00 today in
2024.
That makes those DeRosa prices hard to believe, but I also saw where a
Hobe bracelet from that era sold for $55.00.

HERE
is an inflation calculator to play with!


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DEROSA fern bracelet.


DEROSA
sterling silver fern motif parure of a necklace, bracelet and
earrings with clear rhinestones in a rhodium plated sterling silver setting
with repeating fern designs, circa 1940. The necklace is 15" long with a 5"
long and 1/2" wide rhinestone element; the bracelet is 7" wearable length
and 1/2" wide and it has it’s safety chain in place; the earrings are 1"
screw backs. The necklace and bracelet are signed "R DeRosa" and "sterling"
in little tiny letters. This set was made in the early 1940s and it is still in
excellent condition after all these years!

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DEROSA fern earrings.


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DeROSA fern or feather brooch
with a spider web design in the background. It is made with clear rhinestones and
a glass pearl, a round pierced and filigree brooch, 1-7/8". It is
probably from the late 1930s.
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DeROSA
brooches.

DEROSA sterling silver clam shell
brooch with clear rhinestones and a glass pearl, marked "Sterling, R.
DeRosa" on the back, 2" wide. It is probably from the late 1930s. The delicate
pierced 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 pearl.
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DEROSA
bow fur clip with brilliant clear rhinestones and glass pearls
in
rows and dangles, a wonderful combination. It is
signed "R DeRosa" on the back and it’s 2-3/4" by 2" It’s amazing that this
piece from the 1940s is in such excellent vintage condition. It
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DEROSA necklace, an elegant piece created of
pale yellow and clear rhinestones in a gold plated setting and signed "R DeRosa" on
the inside of the clasp. It is 14" wearable size with a 2-1/3" front drop. Made
in the 1904s it hangs gracefully on the neck, as the photo shows.
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DEROSA
necklace, an brilliant elegant piece created of pale yellow and
clear rhinestones set in plated gold and signed "R DeRosa" on the inside of the
clasp. It is 14" wearable size with a 2-1/4" front drop.
Made in the 1904s it hangs gracefully on the neck, as the photo shows.

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DEROSA
advertisement from Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, February 1947.
"DeRosa designed jewels. Brilliants on sterling – rhodium or gold finish.
At Finer Stores". It shows the necklace, clip and earrings.

DEROSA
lacy look clear rhinestone collar necklace in a rhodium plated sterling
silver setting. It is signed "R DeRosa" in tiny letters on the
back of one of the collar tips, and signed "sterling" in two places, once
there and once on the tongue of the clasp. Made in about 1947, as an ad in
"Harper’s Bazaar" states, it is 15" wearable length and the front elements are
5-1/2" wide and about 1-1/2" long. It has it’s safety chain and is in
excellent vintage condition.
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DEROSA
clear rhinestone collar necklace in
a rhodium plated sterling silver setting. It is is "R DeRosa" in tiny letters on the
back of one of the collar tips, and signed "sterling" in two places, once
there and once on the tongue of the clasp. Made in about 1947, as an ad in
"Harper’s Bazaar" states, it is 15" wearable length and the front elements are
5-1/2" wide and about 1-1/2" long. It has it’s safety chain and is in
excellent vintage condition.
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DEROSA
clear rhinestone double fur clip, 3-1/2" by 2-1/4" when closed.
This has the lacy look made by open flower designs that touch n the petals,
it I marked "sterling" in two places on the back. This is a perfect match
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DEROSA
set.


DEROSA
clear rhinestone brooch in a rhodium plated sterling silver setting, a lacy half
collar brooch that matches the necklace at the left and in the
Harper’s ad. It is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back.

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DEROSA gold
plated floral fur clip with clear rhinestones spilling in chains from the
top, one of which is
missing. It is signed on the back "R DeRosa", and it is 4" by 1-1/2", made
in the 1940. There is one strand of the clear rhinestones that is
missing but this is still a very wearable piece of jewelry.
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DEROSA
sterling silver and clear rhinestone fuchsia fringe bracelet
that drapes beautifully on the hand. It is 7" wearable length with a
fringe is 2" from the very top to the bottom. It has come to me as is
with one rhinestone strand missing, but it is still very lovely to wear, made in
the 1940s. It is signed on the back "DeRosa sterling" and both the
rhinestones and the setting are clear and sparkling, not a bit gray like
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DEROSA
bell earrings with a clear rhinestone band around each earring and a
glass pearl clapper, all set in gold plated sterling silver. Marked "De Rosa
sterling" on the back, these are 1-1/2" long clip backs. The bells are dangling
from the three part half-round top portion, so they move nicely when worn.
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DEROSA
floral gold plated mesh bracelet with an artificial pearl and
clear rhinestones creating the flower. This was made in the later 1940s, and it
is 7" by 1-1/4" bracelet. This is unusual, beautifully designed and
three-dimensional. It is a lovely bracelet and it is in very good vintage
condition with some graying small rhinestones and a mark or two on the bracelet
band. What an amazing piece by an amazing maker!

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DeROSA
floral gold plated mesh bracelet and fur clip with flower motif, each 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
with nicely nicely three-dimensional flowers. This lovely set is in very good vintage condition
with only a few graying small rhinestones and a small mark or two on the bracelet
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DEROSA
floral fur clip with an artificial pearl and clear
rhinestones creating the flower. In a gold plated setting, this was made in
the 1940s, and it is 3-1/3" by 2". This is unusual,
beautifully designed and three-dimensional. This lovely clip is in very good
vintage condition with only some graying small rhinestones and it is signed
"DeRosa" on the back. What an amazing piece from an amazing maker!

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DEROSA
unsigned flower fur clip with a pink top of hollow grooved and domed
glass accented with clear rhinestones and in a gold plated setting, 3-1/4" by by
2". The flower petals are covered with clear rhinestones, as well as in rows on
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DEROSA
fur clips that, if you look closely, are all mounted on the same back
base plate, but with different looks from the front. DeRosa pieces are so creative and
I see them use the same components in different pieces now and again, like these
examples.


DEROSA
flower fur clip with a luminous glass pearl on top. Decorated with clear
rhinestones and enamel work in black and creamy white, it is from the 1940s.
Measuring 3-1/3" by 2", it does have a bit of enameling missing, only tiny flea
bites, though, as can be seen in the photos. It is signed on the back "R DeRosa,
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DeROSA gold plated sterling
bow fur clip with clear rhinestones and silver filigree, 3" long and circa 1940. View
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DEROSA
gold plated
sterling bow brooch with clear rhinestones and silver filigree, 2-1/8"
and made in the 1940s.
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DEROSA
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DEROSA circle and bow brooch
with clear
rhinestones in a gold plated setting with a suspended central ball and a bow on
top, 1-3/4". made in the 1940s it is signed "R DeRosa" on the
back.
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DEROSA flower fur clip
with a glass pearl and clear rhinestones, circa 1940, 2-1/2".
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DEROSA
dress clip of a basket or cornucopia shape filled with fruit,
flowers and leaves made of closely
set clusters of glass pearls and clear
rhinestones, including baguettes. It is 2-1/3" by 1" and is
signed "DeRosa" on the back. All the stones are all brilliant with no
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DEROSA
intricate fur clip of clear rhinestones in a ribbed gold plated setting,
2-1/2" by 1-1/2", signed on the back "R DeRosa". Typical of DeRosa,
this is a layered design that takes much more work to make and creates
a really interesting clip. There are some grayed
rhinestones and a bit of wear on the finish at the very top, but nothing
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DEROSA
rare applied charms bracelet with clear rhinestones in a gold
plated sterling silver hinged bangle bracelet. The charms are applied
along the front of the bangle and they are in the shapes of a heart, a
sailboat, a bird, a butterfly, a telephone, a shamrock and what looks like a
leaf at the front center. The finish is in excellent vintage
condition, and the rhinestones are brilliant. It is signed on the back
near the opening "DeRosa sterling". The size is 7" around the inside,
7/8" wide at the front and back both and it has it’s original safety chain.
A tip for putting it on is that the back hinge must be positioned straight
across and flat in order for the bangle to close properly, but that is easy to get the hang of. Like many DeRosa
pieces, this is rare and so far it is the only one I have ever seen.

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DEROSA
dangling pendant style earrings with clear rhinestones set in
a gold plated setting, open flower design, 2" long clip backs probably made in
about 1950. They are signed on the back "R DeRosa".

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DEROSA
large flower bouquet fur clip of lacy looking flowers with glass
pearl centers, just gorgeous and feminine as well. Sometimes when
I look at it I see a tree rather than a bouquet, how about you?! In a gold plated setting, it
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DEROSA
parure, a set of jewelry with filigree bows with clear rhinestones
and dangling glass pearls in gold plated sterling silver settings. It
includes a necklace 15" long with a center element that is 3" wide and 2" deep,
the brooch that is 2" by 1-1/2", and the clip back earrings that are 1" by 3/4".
All of these pieces are signed on the back "DeRosa sterling" in tiny letters,
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DEROSA
gold plated sterling silver small fur clip with a bow at the top
and a pierced ribbon in the center, signed "R DeRosa
sterling", 1-/4" by 1". Made in the 1940s, the red lines underline the "DeRosa" signature
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DEROSA
comet-like star, bow and circle brooch of clear
rhinestones in a gold and rhodium plated setting with an open rhinestone circle at the
bottom. This reminds me of a comet and it’s orbit! Signed on the back
"DeRosa" it is 3" by 1-1/2" and in excellent
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DEROSA
bows, ribbons and starburst brooch with clear rhinestones in a gold
plated setting, 2-5/8" by 2-1/4". While this is not signed, I do
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DEROSA earrings with clear rhinestones in a gold plated filigree
setting with the backs removed, 1". These were probably clip backs
and they are a perfect match for other DeRosa pieces we have, DeRosa fur
clip #d42329 and bracelet number #d42330 for example.

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DEROSA

demi-lune tulip
flowers bouquet fur clip with pale yellow demi-lune unfoiled rhinestones and
brilliant clear rhinestone accents in a gold plated sterling silver setting
that is 3-1/2" by 2". Both the rhinestones and the finish are in
excellent condition. The flowers look like stylized tulips with their
long elegant leaves. Signed on the back "R DeRosa sterling" it was made in the
1940s. We have had this design in other colors in the past, one
example is

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DEROSA set of a fur clip, bracelet and
earrings. Sadly someone removed the backs f these earrings.

DEROSA bracelet with clear rhinestones in a
gold plated filigree setting with it’s original safety chain. It is signed
sterling" in two places and it is a perfect match for other DeRosa jewelry
we have had, like #d42329 for example. The finish is in excellent
condition and the bracelet is of a high-quality weight. It is 7-1/4"
by 7/8" and was made in the 1940s. It is an excellent match for
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DEROSA
very rare four-piece set in black enamel over a gold and rhodium
plated finish and with brilliant clear rhinestone accents. The design is a
little flower, stem and leaves that lays on top of the black enameled areas,
just lovely! A gold twist frames each piece and also makes up
the band portion of the bracelet. While I rarely use the word "mint"
for any vintage jewelry, this set is in MINT condition in every way, even the
brilliant clear rhinestones. It was probably made in the late 1940s or
1950s. The brooch is made up of three jointed pieces in graduated sizes and
with a hook on the back of the bottom piece, the use of which I don’t know.
It is 4-1/2" long and 1-1/2" at the most wide. The bracelet is a
wearable length of 7" and 1" at the most wide, and it has it’s original
safety chain still attached, The ring is a size 6-1/8 and
the clip back earrings are 1-1/2" long and 1-1/4" wide. It is
interesting that the only signature is on each of the earring backs where
it says "R DeRosa".

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DEROSA
dark blue enameled bow brooch with clear rhinestones and gold
scrolling trim, a regal classic. Made of gold plated sterling silver,
it is signed "DeRosa" on the back and
is 3-1/3" by 1-5/8". Some of the clear rhinestones are turning
slightly gray upon close examination. The last photo shows a Harper’s Bazaar
Magazine advertisement from Spring 1947, shown for reference. The 1947 ad
states this brooch has "Brilliants with Victorian enamel on sterling-rhodium
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DEROSA
jewelry in a Harper’s Bazaar Magazine advertisement from Spring
1947. It says "DeRosa designed jewels – Brilliants with Victorian
enamel on sterling-rhodium or gold finish at finer stores".

DEROSA gold plated sterling,
clear rhinestones and black enamel scroll design bracelet , circa 1947,
size 7" by 1". Marked "Sterling R. DeRosa" on the back, 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 where it is dated 1947.
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DeROSA
Duette style rhodium plated sterling pin with black enamel and clear rhinestones, 2-1/4".
It is signed "DeRosa sterling" on the back
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DeROSA combination fur clip/pendant. The necklace is 15" long, and the detachable fur clip is 2-1/2"
long. This very unusual piece can be separated to use either way.
The clip mechanism hooks onto the back of the pendant
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DeROSA bracelet with
blue enamel and clear rhinestones in a gold plated silver setting with chains
as the back and a safety chain. This is 7" by 1" and it is
signed on the back "DeRosa sterling".
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DEROSA seashell shaped black enameled
fur clip
with a glass pearl and clear rhinestones in a gold plated sterling silver setting..
This is signed on
the back in tiny letters "R Derosa", it was made in about 1947, and is 2" by 1-3/4".
Pieces from this group are in the amazing Brunialti book "American Costume
Jewelry" on page 157, as well as in a 1947 volume of "Harper’s Bazzar".
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DEROSA
bracelet with clear rhinestones and black enamel in a gold plated
sterling silver setting. The detail in this is wonderful, with areas of
enamel, filigree, scrolls and rhinestones. It is 6-3/4" wearable
length and the front element is 2" by 1-3/4" and it has it’s safety chain.
It is signed on the back "R Derosa sterling" and also has the hand etched
mark "20071SKH". Made in the 1940s, it is in excellent vintage condition.
Some of this black enameled jewelry was called "Victorian Jewelry" in the
DeRosa advertisements, including an ad in
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DEROSA
seashell shaped black enameled brooch with glass pearls and clear
rhinestones in a gold plated setting, signed on the back in tiny letters "R
DeRosa", it is 2" by 1-3/4" and was made in the late 1940s. This was
also made by DeRosa as a fur clip.
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DEROSA
black enameled oval brooch with gold trim, glass pearls and clear rhinestones signed "R
DeRosa sterling". The enameled black background has a crown and three
fleur-de-lis designs with clear rhinestones, and it is circled with glass pearls all the way around. There is a flip-up loop so
that it can be worn on a chain or black ribbon as a necklace, too. Some
of this black enameled jewelry was called "Victorian Jewelry" in the
DeRosa advertisements, including an ad in
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DEROSA
shell-shaped fur clip and earrings with black enamel, clear
rhinestones and glass pearls in a gold plated sterling silver setting. The clip
is 2" by 1-3/4" and each of the clip back earrings is 1", this set
was made in the 1940s. The clip is signed "R DeRosa sterling" and each
of the earrings is marked "sterling pat pend".

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DEROSA earrings with clear rhinestones and
deep blue (almost black) enameling on a gold plated
setting, designed like ribbons waving in the breeze. These are 1-1/4"
by 3/4" clip back earrings that are probably from the late 1940s, and they are signed
"R DeRosa, pat pend" on the back.
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DEROSA
oval earrings with clear rhinestones in gold tone and silver
tone, circa 1940, 1-1/8".

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DEROSA
rhinestone buckle with an unfoiled blue rhinestone center surrounded
by a lacy looking clear rhinestone design of interlocking leaves and scrolls.
It is signed on the back "R DeRosa" and it is set in rhodium plated sterling
silver, 3-7/8" by 2-5/8". Made in the 1940s, the stones are still brilliant.

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DEROSA glass pearl and clear
rhinestones earrings in a sterling silver setting, 1-1/4". Signed "R
DeRosa sterling" on the back so made in the 1940s.
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DEROSA
sterling silver interlocking bows brooch with clear and
square blue rhinestones, delicate for this maker at 1-7/8" by 1-1/2".
It is signed "DeRosa sterling" on the back and is in excellent vintage
condition, circa 1940. Note how the blue square rhinestones are set at each
end of a bow, typical of some DeRosa pieces.

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DEROSA starburst
with a center flower brooch with a myriad of
brilliant clear rhinestones, 3-1/8" and signed on the back in tiny letters
"R DeRosa".

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DEROSA dress clip clear round and baguette rhinestones and medium blue rhinestones in a rhodium
plated silver setting, 2-3/4" by 2" and circa 1940s. Signed "R
DeRosa" on the clip back, this is in excellent vintage condition with brilliant
rhinestones. Typical of the quality of DeRosa jewelry, each stone has a separate
little opening on the back to allow the light through.

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DEROSA rhodium
plated sterling
silver 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 1940s.

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DEROSA
unsigned rhodium plated sterling bracelet covered in clear rhinestones, circa
1940, 7" by 3/4". The bracelet is marked "sterling" on the back. The
design is so lovely and each link curves a bit to fit the wrist better.
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DEROSA fern
motif necklace of clear rhinestones in a rhodium plated silver setting 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.
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DEROSA original design art work
for a necklace. #530

DEROSA original design art work for a bracelet. #503



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DEROSA
design art work for a simple necklace similar to the one #d42238
at the right here.

DEROSA simple
and elegant necklace with
clear rhinestones set in sterling silver with four rhinestones in each of the seven
open teardrop-shaped
drops. It was made in the 1940s and it is signed
on the tongue of the clasp "R DeRosa sterling". The chain
has a quality weight to it and supports the teardrops nicely, and the rhinestone
decorated clasp is strong and works well. It is a wearable length of 18"
and each drop is 7/8" long. We have the design art work in the
last photo, and it shows a very similar necklace, added here just for
reference and not for sale.
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DEROSA
clear rhinestone earrings, a pair of lovely gold plated
filigree crescents that are 1-1/2" by 1" clip backs. One earring is signed "R
DeRosa" and the other "pat pend".

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DEROSA necklace and
earrings with clear rhinestones and glass pearls in a gold plated
sterling, a 14-1/2" necklace and 1" earrings with rhinestone accents.
Signed "DeRosa".
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DEROSA design art work for a necklace and earrings. #529

DEROSA rhodium
plated sterling and clear rhinestones bracelet, signed on the back and inside of the clasp,
7" by 7/8". Beautiful and intricate design with open filigree areas, typical of the best
DeRosa pieces.
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DEROSA Deco two-piece buckle
with clear rhinestones set
in pot metal, 3-1/2" by 1-1/2". This is singed on the back
"R DeRosa".
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DEROSA earrings with clear
rhinestones set in a rhodium plated silver, 1-1/4". These are marked, "DeRosa,
sterling, pat.pend" on the back of one earring.
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DeROSA pearl and
rhinestones necklace in a gold plated setting. The necklace is
16" long and the pedant is 2-1/2" total length and is it signed
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DEROSA
sparkling clear rhinestone earrings set in rhodium plated
sterling, 1-1/2" by 1" clip backs. These are each signed on the
back "R DeRosa". Classy, elegant and in excellent vintage
condition, they have the wonderful detail for which DeRosa is treasured.

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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.
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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 from the 1930s.

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DEROSA
petite gold plated sterling bow brooch with tiny clear rhinestones,
signed on the back "R DeRosa sterling" and made in the the 1940s, it is 1-1/2"
by 1-1/4".

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

DEROSA
gold plated sterling brooch in the shape of waving grasses with clear rhinestones
dew drops, simple and lovely. It is signed on the back "R DeRosa
sterling".
It was
made in the 1940s, it is 2-1/2" by 1".
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DEROSA double flower earrings
in a textured gold plated setting with
artificial pearl centers, 1-5/8" clip backs. These are signed
"R DeRosa" on the back and were probably made in the 1950s or
later.
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DEROSA three dimensional rose and
leaves fur clip with pave topaz-colored and clear rhinestones and signed on the
back "DeRosa", it is 3" long.
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DEROSA
starburst earrings with a glass pearl flower in
the center of each one and smaller glass pearls around that, all in a gold
plated sterling silver setting. Signed on the back, these were made in about
1945 and they are 1-3/16" clip backs. 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.

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DEROSA
set of two dress clips with red and clear rhinestones and
beautiful faceted glass rods, a Deco style. Each is signed "R DeRosa" on the
back and each is 1-3/4" by 1-1/4". I think these were made in the late
1930s and like many DeRosa pieces, they are rare.

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DEROSA
Deco set of to dress
clips with clear rhinestones and a frosted glass rod through the top of
each. Each clip is 1-3/4" by 1-5/8" and each is signed on the back . These
clips are in very good vintage condition, set in white metal and with some
stones slightly grayed. Another DeRosa piece
using glass in a similar way can be seen in Deanna Cera’s wonderful book
"Jewels of Fantasy" on page 155. As she says in her book, DeRosa is opulent
and elegant, and she credits the piece in her book to designer Elvira de
Rosa circa 1940. This price is for the set of two clips.

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DEROSA clips.

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DEROSA design art for a brooch or clip like the clip at the right.

DEROSA sterling silver fur clip with with
pearlized milk glass beads that
tremble
on springs, marked on the back "R DeRosa sterling, a nice large size at
4-1/3" and made in the 1940s.

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Harper’s Bazaar Magazine
advertisement from August 1946. It says,
"De Rosa Designed Jewels Rhodium or gold finish on sterling, at finer
stores. Ralph DeRosa New York". Courtesy of Pat Seal.




DEROSA clear rhinestone
and frosted glass flowers and leaves dress clip in a silver setting,
probably made in the late 1930s, 1-5/8″.
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DEROSA vines
motif necklace and bracelet with clear rhinestone and glass half-pearls. The
wrought sterling 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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DEROSA original design art work for a bracelet. #80


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DEROSA clear rhinestones flower brooch and
earrings set in sterling silver and made in the 1940s. This is signed on the
brooch "R DeRosa" and on the matching earrings "sterling pat pend". The
brooch is 2" across and each clip back earring is 1-1/3".
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DEROSA
glass pearl and clear rhinestone small brooch and clip back earrings
in a rhodium plated silver setting, signed on the back of both clip back
earrings. Signed "DeRosa" on the 1-1/2" by 1-1/4" brooch and "DeRosa" and "pat
pend" on each earring back, the earrings are each 1" by 5/8".

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DEROSA
two twinkling clear rhinestone dainty star pins, a set of
two. One is 1-1/3" and one is 1". Only the larger one is signed
"DeRosa" along one side. We called these "Scatter pins" back in the
1950s and wore them 2-3 at a time, high on the shoulder. This set was
made in the 1940s though and they are still in very good condition, a
joy to own and to wear.

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DeROSA RETRO


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DEROSA
large oval purple rhinestones and clear rhinestone earrings, signed in tiny letters at
the top back "R DeRosa", they are 1" by 3/4" clip backs.

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


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DEROSA
Retro style fur clip with sapphire blue colored and clear
rhinestones in a gold plated sterling silver setting with a ruffle design. Marked on the back "R
DeRosa sterling" it was made in the 1940s, 2-1/2" by 2-1/2".

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DEROSA Retro bows fur clip with purple and
clear rhinestones in a gold plated sterling silver setting from the later
1940s, signed "R DeRosa sterling" it is 2-3/4" by 2-1/3".
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DEROSA
Retro style red rhinestone fur clip with little clear rhinestone accents in a
gold plated sterling setting with a ruffle design It is signed on the back "DeRosa" and
was made in the 1940s. It does have some finish wear as you can see in
the photos, a bit of black on the far left inside the curl.

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DEROSA
fur clip with rosy red and clear rhinestones and glass pearls in a beautiful
scrolled setting. It is signed "R DeRosa" and "sterling"
on the back, made in the
1940s and is 2-1/2" by 1-3/4". This has the typical DeRosa
ribbon-like swirls that make for very interesting movement in the design.
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DE ROSA fur clip with a large oval faceted red rhinestone center and clear
rhinestone accents in a gold plated sterling silver setting, 2-1/3". This clip also came in another color,
blue,
View here, and it is marked
"sterling" on the back, so made in the 1940s.
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DEROSA design art work for
a fur clip like this one. #205

DEROSA
Retro fur clip in gold plated sterling with red rhinestones and tiny clear
rhinestone accents, 2-1/4". This is signed "R DeRosa sterling"
on the back and would have been made in the 1940s. The original art work for this lovely piece
is shown to the left, and it is a rare one-of-a-kind original illustration
done by the designer before this piece was put into production. View

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DeRosa
hand painted design
art work for a Retro style clip or brooch.
#9

DEROSA gold plated
sterling fur clip with an aqua unfoiled center rhinestone,
red glass beads and artificial pearls, signed "R DeRosa" it is 2-1/8".
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De Rosa
original design art work for a clip or brooch.
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DEROSA Retro fur clip with aqua and clear rhinestones in a gold plated
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DeROSA Retro fur clip made
of red and clear rhinestones in a gold plated sterling silver setting,
made in the 1940s, 3-1/3". We have also had this in blue

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DEROSA original
design art work
for a clip or brooch. #434


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DEROSA
fur clip with blue and clear rhinestones in a gold plated sterling silver
setting. The stylized leaf shape is
enhanced by the way the rhinestones are set, and this was made in about 1940. It is signed "R
DeRosa sterling" on the back. We
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DEROSA
Retro fur clip with unfoiled blue kite shaped rhinestones and
clear rhinestones in a gold plated sterling silver setting. The swirling
Retro design is typical of DeRosa, and this was made in the 1940s. Signed "R
DeRosa sterling" on the back, it s 2" by 2".

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DEROSA original hand painted
Retro design art work for a clip
from the 1940s.





DEROSA
original design art work for a Retro style fur clip.

DEROSA original hand painted design art work circa 1940s

DEROSA original design art work. #329 .




DeROSA antiqued
gold plated and hinged bracelet with blue and red cabochons, 8" wearable
length and 1-7/8" wide.
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#d21702

DEROSA design art
work for a bracelet similar to the one at the left. #466


DEROSA
bracelet with blue glass cylinders set in silver plated links
accented with clear rhinestones, marked on the clasp, "R DeROSA", 7" by
1/3". Sadly, this is "as is" with many broken cylinders so I
show it here just for reference.

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DEROSA
gold plated
sterling flower fur clip with an oval red rhinestone center and clear
rhinestone accents, circa 1945, 3".
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DEROSA original design art work similar to the clip shown at the left.


DeROSA
or DuJay unsigned blue unfoiled rhinestone earrings in a silver
plated setting 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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DEROSA Retro and
stylized bird brooch with
purple rhinestone body and artificial pearls, circa 1944, 2" by 2-3/4".
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DEROSA original art work for brooch #d23931, marked in pencil "Done 3-13-44". #230


DEROSA
fur clip with a marquis shaped rich blue rhinestone and clear
rhinestones in the leaves and stems, it has a silver plated finish on the
front and a gold plated finish on the back, signed "R DeRosa", 3" by 2".
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