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Derosa

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DEROSA


1934 to 1950’s

Note: You are on a reference page about one of my favorite jewelry
companies, R DeRosa. Our DEROSA jewelry that is available
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DEROSA JEWELRY

1934 to mid-1950s New York City

Let me begin by confessing 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.

Ralph DeRosa jewelry is known for its intricate and layered designs,
high quality, unusual stones and 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 De Rosa and she and their
two daughters, Teresa and Vera (Elvira), also participated in the company.
According the Deanna Cera’s book "Amazing Gems" on page 142, Fred Block
Inc may have manufactured some jewelry for DeRosa, too, but not everyone
agrees with that statement. Cera dates it from
1935-1955. 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 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
that not many of each piece was made. Many of the pieces shown below are the
only ones I have seen of their kind 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 here on this
page. To me, that and their brooches using tumbled uncut stones are much less interesting than the other DeRosa
pieces, and my guess is that they were made later.

Hand painted 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 250 similar illustrations
that I am happy to own and use as a reference. Several are dated in the
1940’s, and many have hand written notes about how each piece should be
produced. 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 AQUA and PINK
Jewelry
and some with unusual elements


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DeROSA
brooch and earrings with aqua rhinestones, some of which are
meant to move back and forth on their loops in a lovely way. The
background of black enamel
accented with clear rhinestones completes the gold plated setting which
frames it all. At the bottom of the brooch is a pendant aqua rhinestone
that also moves back and forth. There is a loop on the back so
this could be worn on a chain as a necklace. What an amazing and
intricate design! Marked on the back "DeRosa sterling" and
made in the 1940s, the brooch is 2-1/2" and the clip back earrings are
1".
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DeROSA brooch with
sparkling aqua oval rhinestones surrounded by a clear rhinestones design that
looks almost like lace with a torch in the center, all on a black enameled
background. This is signed on the back "R DeRosa sterling". Set in
gold plated sterling silver, it is a 2" brooch that was made in the 1940s,
and it is a rare and unusual beauty. View
#d23387

DeROSA
brooch and earrings with pink rhinestones, some of which are meant to move
back and forth on their loops in a lovely way. The background of black
enamel accented with clear rhinestones completes the gold plated setting
which frames it all. At the bottom of the brooch is a pendant pink rhinestone that
also moves back and forth. What an amazing and intricate design!
Marked on the back "DeRosa sterling" and made in the 1940s, the brooch is
2-1/2" and the clip back earrings are 1".
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DEROSA fur
clip with unusual pink molded glass trumpet flowers and green
translucent enameled leaves with clear rhinestones, all in a gold plated
setting, circa 1940, length 3-1/2". It is signed on the back
"DeRosa". Be sure to
see the enlarged photo to really see the unusual pink buds. This is one
more example of the unusual and wonderful components used by DeRosa in
their jewelry.

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DEROSA
flowers pins with aqua rhinestones, clear rhinestone accents and
aqua and cream enamel in a gold plated sterling silver setting, set of 2. They are signed on the back "DeRosa" in very
tiny letters, and in addition, one pin stem says "sterling" while the other says "Pat Pend". Each is 1-1/8" by 1" and they were made in the 1940s.

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DEROSA unsigned flower fur
clip with a pink center 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, and there are more on the stem. View
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DEROSA
blue pierced and domed glass florets flower bouquet fur clip with clear
rhinestone accents, circa 1940, 3-1/3" by 2-1/3". I have seen these scored half
ball elements in other DeRosa jewelry, and find them just beautiful as they reflect light, and each one has a
tiny clear
rhinestone in the center. It is signed on the back "DeRosa". View
#d38599

DEROSA swirling
design fur clip
with hollow grooved and domed aqua glass buds in a gold plated setting, each with a clear rhinestone at
the tip. It is marked on the back "R. DeRosa", circa
1940, 2-1/4". The finish does show wear, visible only on close examination.
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DEROSA flower fur clip with aqua faceted
glass lozenges and clear rhinestones in a gold plated setting with pierced filigree
veins, signed
"R DeRosa" on the back and 2-1/2".
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DEROSA original art work for a brooch or clip using elements like
the blue and pink buds shown here.


DEROSA
aqua hollow and pierced dome flowers fur clip with clear rhinestones and
artificial pearls in a gold plated setting, made in the 1940s and 3" long.
It is signed on the back "R DeRosa".

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


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DEROSA
pink flower fur clip with a circle of upright unfoiled pink rhinestones,
each in a keystone shape, around a glass imitation pearl center with a white enameled
halo around it. Some of the clear
rhinestones have grayed, but they are tiny so it is hard to notice. The
petals are enameled in two shades of pink and a gold tone fleur-de-lis
shaped curls over the top of each petal, lined with clear rhinestones.
There are smaller glass pearls between each petal. On the back of the
clip are catches
so that this could have been added to a necklace perhaps and worn that way as well. It is 2"
across and in very good vintage
condition. Made in the 1940s, the multiple layers and abundance of detail in
this are just spectacular! Only DeRosa made jewelry like this.
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DEROSA
original hand painted design art work for a brooch or fur clip from the
1940s. It shows the same upright rhinestones that can be seen on the
two DeRosa fur clips in this row, as well as the one directly below. #d36551
and #d20622

DEROSA flower fur clip with
blue and white enameled petals and upright pink key shaped crystals around a gold tone halo surrounding the center glass pearl. The
gold leaf and stem are lined with clear rhinestones and there are clear
rhinestones between each petal. Made in the 1940s, it is 3" by 2".
The layering and detail in this clip are DeRosa features, and they are not
seen in any other maker’s jewelry. View
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DEROSA lavender flower fur
clip with unfoiled pale lavender pointed kite shaped rhinestones as petals and clear rhinestone
accents, all in a silver setting. Made in about 1935, it is 2-1/3". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
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DEROSA
flower brooch with upright faceted pink glass petals, 2-1/3" by
2". While this is not signed, it does have the unusual keystone-shaped pink rhinestones
used in a way
that I have only seen on other DeRosa pieces. The two pieces of faceted red
glass are invisibly set, and each looks like four segments when it is
actually only one. The center is decorated with topaz-colored rhinestones, and there are clear rhinestones all
around the center and down the stems of the clip. One of the pink stones has
a small chip. This was converted long ago from a clip to a brooch, and it
would have been signed on the top of the clip. The last image shows a vintage original
DeRosa art work illustrating a similar brooch.

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DEROSA unsigned
aqua rhinestone earrings with brilliant stones and clear rhinestone
accents, 3/4" clip backs. DeRosa often used this clip back on their earlier
earrings. 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
brilliant pink rhinestone pendant drop earrings in a gold plated
sterling setting. These are signed "R DeRosa" and also "sterling pat pend".
They are clip backs from the 1940s and they are really lovely and beautifully
designed, as is so much of the DeRosa jewelry.

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DEROSA
gold plated sterling silver leaf fur
clip with a beautiful unfoiled aqua rhinestone and golden leaf edged with clear rhinestone,
2-3/4" by 2-3/4". This is signed on the back "DeRosa
sterling" and was made in the 1940s.
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DEROSA
dress clip of faceted unfoiled crystals in pink and lavender,
very reflective.

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DEROSA aqua rhinestone flower brooch with
clear rhinestones in a rose and yellow gold plated
finish,
3-1/8". It is interesting to see that DeRosa made some of their designs as
both brooches and fur clips. A piece like this can be seen in the book
"Bijoux" by Dena F. Cera on page 224 where she dates it to 1945.
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#d34789

DEROSA
design art work for the clips and brooches here. It is interesting to note that they made this same design in both a fur
clip and a brooch. #128

DEROSA
gold plated sterling silver and aqua rhinestone flower fur clip with rose and yellow gold
plated finish,
3-1/8". It is interesting to see that DeRosa made some of their designs as
both brooches and fur clips. This is signed on the back "R DeRosa sterling". A piece like this can be seen in the book
"Bijoux" by Dena F. Cera on page 224 where she dates it to 1945.
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We have had three versions of the piece at the left and in the row
above; one was a brooch, one a fur clip, and one in different colors. As
you can see we are lucky enough to also have the original design art
work.


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DEROSA flower and ribbons fur clip with red tulip shaped rhinestones, an
aqua teardrop shaped rhinestone center and clear rhinestone stamen and accents.
Marked
on the back in very light letters "R DeRosa" it is 3-1/4" by 2"
and was made in the 1940s. The finish shows some light wear
on close
examination.

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is a photo of the original design art work, shown just for fun
but not for sale.
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DEROSA
dainty blue rhinestone flower dress clip with five clear
rhinestones in a gold plated setting. It is signed "R DeRosa" and it was
made in the 1940s and it is 1-5/8" by 1-1/8".

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DEROSA gold
plated sterling silver flower fur clip with a pink unfoiled rhinestone center and clear
rhinestone accents on lovely pierced petals. It is marked on the clip
"R DeRosa sterling", circa 1940s, 2". This is in very good vintage
condition, with only light wear on the metal edges and graying clear rhinestones
here and there. It is really lovely and well made, as are most DeRosa
clips from this era.
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#d36962
DEROSA floral brooch
with pastel blue rhinestone center and clear rhinestone accents all in a
gold plated setting from the 1940s, 3" long.
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DEROSA gold plated sterling flower fur clip with a brilliant aqua unfoiled rhinestone and clear rhinestone accents, circa 1945,
2". The pierced and upturned petals give this a great dimensional look, and it has the
high quality and great design for which
DeRosa is so well known. It is signed on the back "R DeRosa sterling".
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DEROSA
brilliant pink rhinestone stylized flower fur clip with glossy glass pearl
buds and tiny clear rhinestones, 3-1/3" by 2-1/4". The pink rhinestone is an unusual shape with a
slightly bowed top facet, reflecting light well, and I see them fairly often
in DeRosa jewelry. The design also includes
bows, ribbon and scrolls, the lovely detail for which DeRosa is known! It is
a gold plated sterling silver setting in very good condition. Made
in the 1940s, it is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back.
We have had this with an aqua rhinestone too, see it in the row below.
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DEROSA
aqua unfoiled rhinestones fur clip with clear rhinestone accents and set in
gold plated sterling silver ,signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back.
The main rhinestone is an unusually shape with a
smooth and slightly bowed top facet, often used by DeRosa and really
special.
It is 2-3/4" by 1-1/3" and in excellent condition, made in the early
1940s.

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DEROSA
pink unfoiled rhinestones fur clip with clear rhinestone accents set in gold
plated sterling silver and signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back. The
main rhinestone is an unusual shape with a slightly bowed
top facet, often used by DeRosa and really special. It is 2-3/4" by
1-1/3" and in excellent condition, made in the early 1940s.
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DEROSA
gold plated sterling silver stylized flower fur clip with a brilliant
aqua rhinestone center, glass pearl buds and tiny clear rhinestones, 3-1/3"
by 2-1/4". The aqua rhinestone is a lovely and unusual shape with a
smooth and slightly bowed top facet, reflecting light well. The design also includes bows,
ribbon and scrolls, the lovely detail DeRosa is known for! Made in the
1940s, it is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back.

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DEROSA
aqua rhinestone fur clip with an unusually cut aqua rhinestone in
a sort of kite shape with a smooth and slightly bowed top facet. It is set in gold plated sterling silver
and signed "R DeRosa sterling" and it is 3" by 2-3/4",
made in the 1940s.

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DEROSA
Retro style brilliant aqua rhinestone fur clip with an unusually cut
center stone in a kite shape with an interesting convex top facet.
DeRosa often used these more unusual rhinestones, which is part of what
makes their jewelry so interesting. Set in gold plated sterling silver, signed "R DeRosa
sterling" and accented with clear rhinestones, it is a lovely clip in an
eye-catching starburst design,
reminding me of the strobe lights over a theater marquee. It is 2-3/4" by 1-3/4" and was made in the 1940s.
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DEROSA

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 pierced filigree 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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item #41989, and each is lovely in it’s own way.

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DEROSA
tulip flowers bouquet fur clip with pastel blue unfoiled demi-lune
shaped rhinestones and tiny clear rhinestones in a gold plated sterling
silver setting. This is a fine example of how DeRosa used layers
to create their more interesting designs. It is signed on the back
"R DeRosa sterling", made in the 1940s, and it is 3-1/2" by 2",
and in excellent vintage condition. We have also had this with pastel
yellow demi-lunes, item #d42329

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DEROSA
gold plated sterling Retro style fur clip with an amazingly rich
colored unfoiled aqua to pale green center rhinestone and clear
rhinestone accents all set in a yellow gold washed sterling, signed on the
back "DeRosa sterling", 2-1/2" by 2" and circa 1940’s.
The aqua rhinestone is another of those with the smooth and slightly bowed
front faceted sometimes sued by DeRosa

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DEROSA
large fur clip with an aqua unfoiled rectangular
rhinestone center with red and clear rhinestone accents in a bow and scroll
design. It is marked "R Derosa" on the back and it is 4" by 2-1/2"
in a gold
plated silver setting made in the 1940s.
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DEROSA
design art work for the clip shown at the left.

DEROSA
brooch in the shape of a cornucopia
full of flowers with lovely oval aqua rhinestones and lined with clear rhinestones, marked on
the back, "DeRosa sterling", 2-5/8" by 2-1/2". It
was made in the 1940s and set in gold plated sterling silver, excellent vintage condition.
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DEROSA
aqua enameled starfish brooch in gold plated sterling silver, 2"
by 2". It is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back, it was made in the
1940s and in excellent vintage condition.

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DEROSA
pair of starfish brooches.

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DEROSA
aqua enameled starfish brooch in gold plated sterling silver, 1-7/8" by 1-7/8". It is signed "R DeRosa sterling"
on the back and it was made in the 1940s. As you can see in the
magnified photo, some of the aqua enamel is missing here and there.
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DeROSA blue enameled and clear rhinestones stars
within stars fur clip, not signed and it is 2-1/2" across. View
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DeROSA
bouquet fur clip with pale aqua enameled backs behind the red and clear rhinestone centers
in a gold plated setting, 3-1/3". It is signed "R DeRosa" on the
back. This
is just one example of the unusual elements DeRosa used in their
jewelry.
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DeROSA blue enameled and clear rhinestones stars
within stars fur clip, not signed and it is 1-1/2" across
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by clicking

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PINK DEROSA



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DEROSA brooch with pink
and clear rhinestones and green beautiful and transparently enameled leaves,
a nice large 4". While this is not signed, only DeRosa did these pieces with
so much dimension and quality and with this style of leaves, circa 1940. I
haven’t seen but two of these so
like many DeRosa pieces, it is relatively rare. Note the details, like
the crescent shaped center with clear rhinestones on it and the translucent
enamel work.
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DEROSA
brooch with pink and clear rhinestones and green beautiful and
transparently enameled leaves, a nice large 4". While this is not signed,
only DeRosa did these pieces with so much dimension and quality and with this
style of leaves, circa 1940. I haven’t seen but two of these so like many
DeRosa pieces, it is relatively rare. Note the details, like the crescent
shaped center with clear rhinestone on it and the translucent enamel work.

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

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DEROSA
pink rhinestone earrings with little peach colored enameled flowers
and clear rhinestone accents in a gold tone plated setting for 1" by 7/8" clip
backs. Marked "R DeRosa" on the back of one earring and "pat pend" on the
back of the other, there are tiny tips of the peach enameling missing here and there,
but hard to see without magnification.

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#d41114

DeROSA marvelous
and rare
shield shape fur clip with pink enamel
and clear rhinestones in a rhodium plated silver setting, circa 1930s, 3-1/8".
It is signed on the back "R DeRosa". This
reminds me of the fine jewelry from the Edwardian era, truly elegant,
delicate and well made, with a lace like design and three pendant drops.
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DEROSA
pink unfoiled rhinestone earrings in a gold plated setting with
clip backs, 7/8". One of the pink rhinestones has tiny flea bites
on one edge, invisible without magnification.
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. View #d38983




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DEROSA coil bracelet
with pink and clear rhinestones and green translucent enameled leaves in a
gold plated setting,
total length 8-1/2", front width 2-3/4", band width 5/16", signed "Derosa"
on the back, circa 1940. View
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DEROSA pink rhinestone and
green enameled leaves and flowers clips and bracelets group, circa 1940. As you
can see, they used two different shades of pink rhinestones depending I
suppose on
when they were made. #d19062


DEROSA
pink rhinestones and translucent green enameled leaves fur clip with
clear rhinestone accents and a gold plated finish, 2-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa"
on the back.

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DEROSA
pink rhinestones and translucent green
enameled leaves fur clip with clear rhinestones in a gold plated setting
from the 1940s.

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DEROSA
pink rhinestones and green enameled leaves bracelet with
lovely translucent enamel work and clear rhinestone accents, all set in a gold
plated finish. There is light finish wear on the back of the bracelet. The
bracelet is 7" by 1-1/8" and it was made in the
1940s.

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DEROSA
pink rhinestones and green enameled leaves earrings in a gold
plated finish, 1" 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 rare
flower
fur clip with petals of invisibly set rose colored glass that are accented
by clear rhinestones and a glass pearl, 4"
tall. This is an amazing three-dimensional clip in a gold plated
setting from the 1940s and it is signed on the back "R DeRosa".
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DEROSA unusual fur clip
in an open shamrock-shape with red rhinestones, glass pearls
and clear rhinestones, 3-1/2" by 2-1/3".
This is priced as-is with
almost all the clear rhinestones turning gray and some wear on the finish upon close
examination, but it is still lovely and wearable, made in the
1940s. It is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. Many
DeRosa designs are relatively rare, and they seem to have made a much
smaller number of most of their designs then the other major jewelry makers of
the era.

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DeROSA medium
dark pink rhinestone
and green enameled leaves earrings in gold plated settings from the 1940s.
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
gold plated sterling brooch with a pink rhinestone center, signed on the
back in tiny letters "R DeRosa sterling" and made in the early 1940s, it
is 3" by 2". The mark is hard to see so I pointed to it in the last
photo with two red lines.
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DeROSA multi-colored pastel
unfoiled
rhinestones fur clip/pendant combination, 2-3/4" long and set in silver tone. Dazzling
colors and interesting shapes and signed on the back "DeRosa sterling"! View
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DEROSA
pink oval rhinestone ring with clear rhinestone accents and inset black enameling in the background behind the
rhinestones, all in a rhodium plated silver setting. It is size 5-3/4, and with the front being
1-1/8" by 1-1/8". It is signed "DeRosa" on the back and it is in excellent
condition.

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

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DEROSA pink
rhinestones and enamel green leaves earrings with clear rhinestone
accents and in gold plated settings, circa 1945, 1".

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 rose pink unfoiled
rhinestone bracelet in a gold plated setting with seven round links, just lovely and 7-1/4" by 3/4"
and signed on the back "DeRosa".
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DeROSA GREEN


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DEROSA
elegant green enameled flower and leaves fur clip with green
glass bead stamen and clear rhinestone accents, all set in gold plated
silver, 3-5/8" long and made in the 1940s. This is signed "R DeRosa" on
the back.

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DEROSA large
fur clip of aqua-green unfoiled rhinestones making a flower
bouquet and green enameled leaves, 4-1/4" by 2-1/2". The flower
centers are in crown-like settings and below that are golden colored glass
balls. There are clear rhinestone flower spikes and leaf veins and lovely
translucent enameling. This is one of the larger DeRosa clips, and made in
layers so that it’s three-dimensional, as their best pieces were, circa
1940s. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. We also had
this with the topaz colored larger stones.
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DEROSA Jack-in-the-Pulpit
flower bouquet fur clip with green demi-lune shaped rhinestones and green
and yellow enamel work accented by with clear rhinestones and pierced filigree leaves.
Signed on the back "DeRosa sterling" it was made in the 1940s and is 3-1/2".
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DEROSA
gold washed sterling bow and ribbons fur clip with an amazingly
colorful aqua unfoiled center rhinestone and clear rhinestone accents
all in a gold plated sterling setting. It is signed on the
back "DeRosa sterling", 2-1/2" by 2" and circa 1940’s. The
main rhinestone is an unusually cut somewhat kite shape with a slightly
bowed top facet, beautiful and often used by DeRosa.

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DEROSA
rare and spectacular lily flower set consisting of a coil
bracelet, brooch and earrings with emerald green rhinestone centers and
clear rhinestone pave in a gold and silver plated setting, absolutely gorgeous!
This set took my breath away! The bracelet is 10" tip to tip but about a 7"
wearable size as it crosses over the wrist to fit snugly; the brooch is 4"
by 3"; and the screw back earrings are 1". All pieces have some grayed
stones and some wear on the metal, and all are circa 1935. Regardless, this
is one amazing floral set that only DeRosa would have made. And how exciting
to have all the matching pieces. I do wonder if a necklace was also made.

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

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#d39417


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DEROSA

This is design art work for a DeRosa bracelet with sprays of rhinestones
somewhat like the one shown
here at the right.


DEROSA
hinged bangle bracelet with a marvelous sheath of flowers set with
green rhinestones and accented with clear rhinestones. It has it’s safety
chain and is signed on the inside "R DeRosa". It is 7" around the inside and
about 5/8" wide, and the finish does show some wear. Made in the 1940s, it’s an
unusual design, but then DeRosa bracelets are a bit unusual and hard to find in
the first pace.

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DEROSA sterling stylized flower fur clip with green
unfoiled rhinestone petals, gold plated leaves and a clear rhinestone center and bands, 4".
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DEROSA green rhinestones and green enamel fur
clip with clear rhinestone accents, signed "R DeRosa" and made in the 1940s,
3-1/3" by 2-1/8". This reminds me of a cornucopia with a cascade of
sparkling rhinestones coming up from inside, just gorgeous and in excellent
vintage condition, both the rhinestones and the setting.
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DEROSA design art work for a fur clip with green and clear rhinestones in a gold
plated setting.

DEROSA cattail fur clip with green glass beads
and clear rhinestones in a gold plated setting signed "R DeRosa" on the
back. It is from the 1940s and it is 3-3/4" by 1-1/2". There is some
finish wear but it is only visible upon close examination.
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DEROSA
fur clip with lovely emerald green square rhinestones inset in a gold
plated
setting with sparkling clear rhinestones in an unusual design of ribbons and
swirls. Made in the 1940s, it is 2-3/4" wide and signed on the
back "DeRosa".
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DEROSA
necklace made of beautiful chartreuse green glass cabochons and
clear rhinestones in a sterling silver setting. It is a wonderful design
and a very rare one as well. The wearable length is 15" and the pendant
portion is 3" long by about 1-1/2" wide. Signed "DeRosa" on the inside of
the clasp, it also says "sterling" on the back of the clasp. The finish is
rubbed a bit on the back side only and there are some grayed rhinestones.
Made in the 1940s, this lays on the neck in a beautiful and graceful way.

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DEROSA
fur clip with a glowing emerald green glass cabochon center and clear
rhinestone accents in a gold plated sterling silver setting. While this is
not signed I do think it is by DeRosa. It is 2-5/8" by 1-1/2" and would have
been made in the 1940s.

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DEROSA
stylized bow brooch with lovely teardrop-shaped aqua rhinestones in a
gold plated sterling silver setting. Clear rhinestones outline the bow
and the dangling aqua rhinestone
pendants add nice movement. It is marked in tiny letters high on the back "R
DeRosa sterling", first made in 1946 as the advertisement we found
states.
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DEROSA
August-September 1946 De Rosa advertisement,
Courtesy of Pat Seal. It shows the brooch shown at the left and the
matching earrings, which I have yet to find.
The words say, "Brilliants on sterling with varicolored pendants – finished
in gold or rhodium. Sold in finer stores. DeRosa designed jewels".


DEROSA
rhodium plated sterling silver brooch with dangling pendant bars
tipped with green rhinestones, 2-1/8" by 2". It’s unusual with seven elements
that hang from the top
frame, which is decorated with little flowers and ferns, made in the 1940s. This
same brooch but in different colors can be seen in Deanna Cera’s
wonderful book, "Jewels of Fantasy" on page 158. The one in the
book has colored stones creating the acrostic word "dearest" at the
bottom while this one has all green stones.

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DEROSA
Retro bow fur clip with emerald green and clear rhinestones in a gold
plated setting from the
1940s, signed "R DeRosa" it is 2" by 1-3/4". The green color of the
rhinestones is rich and lovely against the golden setting.
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DEROSA green demi-lune rhinestones bracelet
in a gold plated setting, one demi-lune
chipped at corner, 7" by 7/8".
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DEROSA
brooch with lovely green cabochons and clear rhinestones in a
gold plated sterling silver setting. Signed "R DeRosa sterling" it
was made in the 1940s.

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DEROSA sterling silver bracelet with emerald
green baguettes and clear rhinestones, made in the 1940s, it is 6-1/2"
wearable length by 5/8" wide and has it’s original safety chain. This
is in excellent vintage condition, sparkling and as though it was never
worn.
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DEROSA
brilliant green and clear rhinestone circles necklace, 14" wearable length
with each circle 7/8" wide. One rhinestone circle is fixed in place and the
other moves up and down the rhinestone chain. It is signed in tiny
letters "DeRosa" on the inside of the clasp, you must look carefully to find it,
and it is in wonderful condition.

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DEROSA stylized flower and stamen gold plated
sterling silver fur clip with green rhinestones signed "DeRosa sterling" on
the back, it is 3-1/2" by 2" and in excellent vintage condition, made in the
1940s.
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DEROSA
rare and wonderful necklace with green glass jade-like molded and
pierced center and clear rhinestones in a rhodium plated setting, a very
special necklace from the 1940s. It is 15" wearable length with 2-1/2" front drop.
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DEROSA
purple rhinestone fur clip with lovely translucent green leaves
and a gold plated sterling setting. There are clear rhinestones as
veins on the leaves and the ribbon and bow design shows wonderful movement. This was
made in the 1940s and it is marked "R DeRosa sterling" on the back. At
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DEROSA

hand painted original design art work for the clip show at the right.




DEROSA Deco green
and clear rhinestones set in pot metal two-part buckle, circa 1935, large and lovely
at 4" by 1-3/4". Hands down the one of the most fabulous buckles I
have ever owned.
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DEROSA green
rhinestone earrings with clear rhinestone accents in a gold plated setting,
1-1/8" clip backs from the 1940s.
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DEROSA
green rhinestone fur clip in a gold plated sterling silver
setting with clear rhinestones, signed "R DeRosa sterling", 3-1/8" by
2-3/4". Made in the 1940s and in excellent
condition. Like most DeRosa from this era, there are layers of elements with
gold tone "horns", a center clear rhinestone blossom that projects
out and the
unusually cut green rhinestone, which are unfoiled to let the light pass
through.

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DEROSA flower and leaves fur
clip with a green rhinestone center with glass pearl stamen and clear
rhinestone accents in a gold setting. It is signed on the back "R DeRosa"
and it is 4" wide. This is heavier than usual so it will work best on
a thick fabric.
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DEROSA
star shaped fur clip with wonderful unfoiled emerald green glass petals
and clear
rhinestones but no signature. It is 2"
by 2" and was probably made in the 1940s. The unusual pointed
stones surround a half-ball green dome shaped center stone, and all of
this is in excellent condition, even the gold plated setting. The person I got it from thought it was by DeRosa, and
it
could be, but so far I have
no firm proof of that. No matter, it is a spectacular clip in a vivid
color!
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DEROSA bracelet with green
enameled leaves and an aqua rhinestone center with glass pearl and clear
rhinestone accents, all in a pierced gold plated setting, 7″ x 1-1/3″. It is signed "R DeRosa" on the
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DEROSA fur
clip with lovely translucent green enameled petals, a center green rhinestone and
clear rhinestones around it in a swirl or starburst
shape. It is signed on the back "DeRosa sterling" and was made in the
1940s.
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DEROSA green and clear
rhinestones, baguettes and cabochons belt buckle in a silver setting, marked
"R DeRosa" circa 1930s, 4" total width and 2-1/4" wide.
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DEROSA dress clip with green
molded glass elements and clear rhinestones, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2". It is
signed on the back "R DeRosa" and was probably made in the late 1930s.
Sadly this is in bad condition with missing clear rhinestones, but I found
the green pressed glass elements interesting anyway.

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DEROSA flower,
feather and leaves fur clip with clear rhinestones, a glass pearl center and
green enameled leaves, 3-3/4". In a gold plated sterling silver
setting, it is signed "DeRosa sterling" on the back. Here is a
photo of a vintage
DEROSA advertisement for this clip.
It says, "Derosa Designed Jewels, Brilliant with simulated pearls on sterling, rhodium or gold
finish, Ralph DeRosa Company, New York".
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DEROSA advertisement for clip #d23570, courtesy of Pat Seal.
The ad says "DeRosa Designed Jewels ~ brilliants with simulated pearls on
sterling rhodium on gold finish."


DEROSA
fur clip with green rhinestones and clear rhinestone accents set
in gold plated sterling, marked "DeRosa sterling" on the back, 2-1/4" by
1-5/8", circa 1940.

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DEROSA original design art work
for a fur clip or brooch. #399
DeROSA gold
plated sterling
cornucopia brooch with green and clear rhinestones, 2-3/4". View
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DEROSA artwork for a brooch or clip.
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DEROSA gold plated sterling
silver stylized floral and leaf fur clip with a green marquis and clear
rhinestone stems, 3-1/8". There is some finish wear spread evenly
over the piece, which is sometimes seen in these older pieces of jewelry. It
is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back, so made in the 1940s.
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DEROSA
green channel set rhinestones dress clip in a dental edged silver
setting,
circa 1945, 2-3/4" by 1-1/2". It is signed "DeRosa" on the
back. View #d34739


DEROSA
green and clear rhinestone dress clips, a set of two, each 1-7/8" by 1-5/8", and both in very good to excellent
condition with all stones in place and the clips tight and working well.
Probably from the late 1930s, each is
signed on the back "R. DeRosa". Matched sets like this are
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DEROSA
fur clip with yellow and lavender rhinestones and clear
rhinestone accents in a gold plated setting, 2-1/8" by 1-3/4". DeRosa
created so many different pieces and their best have more than
one layer, just like this does. Made in the 1940s and in very good
condition with no flaws, just brilliant good looks.

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DEROSA
Retro style gold plated mesh bracelet with a front buckle like element of
brilliant red baguettes and clear rhinestones, 6" wearable length, so for a
smaller wrist, and the band is 1-1/4" wide. Circa 1950, it is a high quality piece, like all DeRosa from that era, and marvelously
designed.
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DEROSA fur
clip with lovely lavender unfoiled rhinestones, green enameling and clear
rhinestones, so beautiful. It has very light finish wear but is in
very good condition otherwise, and a joy to wear. Made in the 1940s of
gold plated sterling, it is 3-3/4" by 2-1/2".
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DEROSA
flower fur clip with a big purple rhinestone center, clear
rhinestone accents, green enamel on the fern-like leaves and some finish
wear to the gold plated finish. It is 3-1/2" by 2-7/8". I don’t know if it
is a meant to be fantasy flower or a real one, but it is absolutely beautiful and
from the
1940s.

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DEROSA
hand drawn and painted original art work for a design similar to the
flower clip
shown at the left. It is interesting to see the changes sometimes made
between the design on paper and the finished piece.


DEROSA
flower and leaves fur clip with red glass beads, blue
elongated rhinestones and clear rhinestones with
green and brown enameling , 3-5/8" by 2". It looks like
this is photographed upside-down, but the clip on the back indicates it
is meant to be worn this way.

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DEROSA gold plated
sterling flower
and pod
brooch with a single purple rhinestone and clear rhinestone accents, 3".
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DEROSA
art work for a piece similar to the one at the left.

DEROSA purple and clear
rhinestones set in gold tone 2" fur clip, circa 1940 and signed on the back
"R DeRosa".
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DEROSA
earrings, large oval purple rhinestones with a halo of clear rhinestone earrings
and set in a gold plated finish. They were made in the 1940s, and they
are signed in tiny letters at the top back "R DeRosa", 1" by 3/4" clip backs.

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DEROSA
fur clip and earrings with a Retro design. The clip has a
large purple rhinestone center accented with clear rhinestones, with some
slight graying of rhinestone and wear on the gold finish. The earrings
are purple rhinestones surrounded by a halo of clear rhinestones and, like
the clip, set in a gold plated finish. The clip is signed on the back
"R DeRosa" and the earrings are signed in tiny letters at the top back "R
DeRosa" Made in the 1940s, the clip is 3" by 2" and the clip back earrings
are 1" by 3/4". The photo at the left is of a
magazine advertisement for this same clip and it is dated 1941. The
clip can be seen in wonderful book by Brunialti "American Costume
Jewelry, Art and Industry 1935-1950" on page 157, and they also date it
1941.


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



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DEROSA bracelet with green enameled stems and red and clear
rhinestones, 6-3/4" by 1". Also shown in a DeRosa original design art work, shown at
the right, which illustrates a very similar bracelet. While it is
not signed, this same
bracelet was shown in an advertisement in the 1941 edition of "Woman’s
Wear Daily".
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DEROSA
original design art work, possibly for the bracelet shown at the
left.

DEROSA earrings with red and clear
rhinestones earrings with enameled green leaves, screw back earrings circa 1940,
1-1/8". These match the basket fur clip towards the top of this page, #d18664, and the bracelet on
the far left of this row.
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DEROSA fur clip with red and clear rhinestones and translucent green enameled
leaves in a gold plated setting that is 2" across. Made
in the 1940s it is signed on the back "R DeRosa" and it is in excellent vintage condition. This
was one of the first pieces by DeRosa that I had even seen, and it is
obvious why it attracted me to this wonderful brand!
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DEROSA rare chains and red
beads fur clip suspended from a crescent shaped flowers top, wonderful detail,
circa 1940, 4" by 2" wide. The glass beads are the color of garnets and are
faceted on the sides. DeRosa was so clever with his use of unusual
rhinestones and beads.
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DEROSA flower fur clip with
a high domed red cabochon center and clear
rhinestone accents in a gold plated sterling setting , 3-1/4" and
singed on the back "R DeRosa sterling".
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DEROSA
cornucopia shaped fur clip with red demi-lune rhinestones
spilling out of it. Also decorated with clear rhinestones, it is signed "R
DeRosa" on the back. It is one of their larger clips at 3-1/2" by 2-3/4". It
is also heavier than some, so needs a substantial fabric on which to wear
it. In our collection of DeRosa original design art work we have

THIS
example which is very similar. It is fun to see but the art
work is not for sale.

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DEROSA
original design art work for a clip similar to the one at the right.

DEROSA brilliant red
cabochons and clear rhinestones dress clip in a rhodium plated silver
setting from the 1940s, it is 2-1/2" long. The red stones remind
me of delicious pomegranate seeds, delightful!
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DEROSA big gold plated flower
fur clip with deep purple center rhinestone and clear rhinestone accents,
finish has some medium finish wear on the petal edges, 3" wide. View #D36956

DEROSA big gold tone flower
fur clips with center rhinestones and clear rhinestone accents, large and
lovely worn separately or together, 3" each.


DEROSA
glorious gold plated flower fur clip with a brilliant red rhinestone
center and clear rhinestones accents, 3" wide. This is a large and showy
piece with a great three dimensional look, circa 1940s, and because of the
weight it would be best worn on a heavier cloth or coat. Absolutely
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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.

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DEROSA
bracelet and fur clip with very similar molded glass blue flower
elements. The use of unusual elements like this makes DeRosa jewelry
special. These elements also came in red.

DEROSA blue molded glass flowers fur clip
with clear rhinestone in a gold plated setting from the 1940s, signed "R
DeRosa", 3-1/4" by 1-1/2". The blue flowers are
translucent and very pretty.
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DEROSA red molded glass
flower petals fur clip with an opalescent glass center and clear rhinestone
accents. This is signed on the back "R DeRosa sterling", it is in a gold plated
sterling silver setting from the 1940s, it is 2-3/8" wide.
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DEROSA design
art work similar to the clip shown at the left here. #426


DEROSA

fur clips with red molded petals and tiny clear rhinestones in a gold
plated sterling setting, marked on the backs "DeRosa sterling", set of 2
each of which are 2" by 1". These were made in the 1940’s.
They look like a part of the line shown in art work in the row above
here.

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DEROSA
flower fur clip with rose colored pressed glass petals and
clear rhinestones, 2" by 1". I have had DeRosa clips with the glass elements
like this, but the metal findings on this clip are not typical of the DeRosa
findings. Even though it is not signed,
I have it here on the DeRosa page because it demonstrates the unusual pieces
DeRosa was fond of using, and is so similar to the clips shown above as well as
the design art work at the right.

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DEROSA
flower and leaves fur clip with a red rhinestone center and clear
rhinestone accents in a gold plated setting. The flower petals are
alternately convex and concave, a really interesting look, and the
curved and pierced leaves set them off beautifully. Signed on the back
"R DeRosa" it is 3" by 1-1/3". This was made in the late 1940s and while
the setting is in excellent vintage condition, some rhinestones have
grayed over time.
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DEROSA purple rhinestone earrings in a gold plated
sterling setting with clear rhinestone accents. These are signed "R DeRosa" and
"sterling pat pend" on the back and they were made in the 1940s. They are 1"
long clips backs.. View

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DEROSA
fur clip with a rich purple faceted oval center rhinestone,
glass pearls and clear rhinestones in a gold plated sterling setting
from the 1940s, signed "R DeRosa sterling".

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DEROSA
fur clip with a red oval unfoiled center rhinestone, glass pearls and clear rhinestones in a gold
plated sterling setting from the 1940s, signed "R DeRosa sterling". It is
2-5/8" by 2-1/4".
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DEROSA
sterling flower and bow fur clip with a lovely purple rhinestone center,
enameled green leaves, a cream bow and several glass pearls, all set in
gold plated sterling and circa 1940’s, 3-1/4" by 2-1/4". It is
marked "DeRosa sterling" on the back. I had the
enameling all professionally restored in the typical DeRosa colors from the 1940’s.
It’s a joy to have a special piece like this brought back to life!
Many DeRosa designs are relatively rare, and they seem to have made a much
smaller number of most of their designs then other major jewelry makers of the
era.

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DEROSA floral fur clip with
purple rhinestones, glass pearls and grayed rhinestones, 3" by 2-5/8". The
rhinestones have grayed to an almost charcoal color.
This is a
wonderful layered and intricate clip
signed "R DeRosa" on the back.
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DEROSA
large brooch with red, blue and clear rhinestones set in gold
plated finish with green enameled accents, 4-1/3" by 2-1/3". This
is another example of an amazing DeRosa brooch that is dramatic and
beautifully designed.

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DEROSA art work for a
fur clip or brooch design.


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DEROSA
bell flowers brooch with red rhinestone stamen and clear
rhinestone accents in a gold plated setting, with no signature, 3" by 2".
The raised petals and curved leaves make this a lovely dimensional design
typical of the DeRosa jewelry from the 1940s. The second to the last photo
shows a really fun way to wear two brooches at once, the flower and the
butterfly! This price is for the flower brooch only and the DeRosa
butterfly brooch #d42356 is sold separately on this web site. One of the
original DeRosa design art works

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looks like it may have been for this brooch, and it is also shown
in the last photo, included for reference and not for sale.

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On the left is a photo of the DeRosa original
design art work that is similar to the clip on the left.

What fun it is to wear two related brooches
together, like these two!

DEROSA
gold plated sterling silver butterfly brooch with clear and red
rhinestones made in about 1945, 2-1/8". This is signed "R
DeRosa sterling" on the back. The last photo shows a really fun
way to wear two brooches at once, the flower and the butterfly!
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DEROSA
fur clip, a red and clear rhinestone flower with green enameled
leaves in a gold plated sterling setting. It is signed on the clip
back "DeRosa sterling", 2-3/4" by 1-1/2". The tiny tip of the red
stone on the far left is chipped, which can be seen upon close
examination only, so it is being sold as is. The last photo here
shows one of the original DeRosa design art works on paper, similar to
this clip and shown for fun, not for sale with this clip.

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DEROSA
original design art work that could be for the clip at the left. #d41179


DEROSA
flower fur clip, a red and clear rhinestone flower in a gold plated
sterling silver setting. It is signed on the clip back "DeRosa sterling",
2-3/4" by 1-1/2". The last photo here shows an original DeRosa
design art work on paper, similar to this clip and shown for fun, not for sale
with this clip.

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DEROSA
starburst fur clip with red beads in the center and clear rhinestone accents in
a gold plated setting, circa 1940, 2-1/4". The signature "R DeRosa sterling" is
on the back. This is in excellent condition, a layered and well designed clip like
so very many of the DeRosa pieces from the WWII era.
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DEROSA
fur clip flower bouquet using unusual small red and clear rhinestones
in bunches to form each flower. In a gold plated setting, it is
signed "R DeRosa" on the back.

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DEROSA
fur clip in the typical DeRosa swirl design using red and
clear rhinestones in a gold plated setting. Signed "DeRosa" on the
back it was made in the late 1940s.

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DEROSA
fur clip with a gold plated sterling flower and ribbons and red rhinestone petals and drops, a glass pearl center and clear rhinestone
accents, marked on the back "R DeRosa sterling" circa 1940, 2-1/4" by 1-1/3".
This is a lovely example of DeRosa jewelry and will be a pleasure to wear
for years to come.
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DEROSA
fur clip with a brilliant red unfoiled center rhinestone and
clear rhinestone accents, signed on the back "DeRosa" and in a
gold plated silver setting, it is 2-1/8" by
1-5/8". There are some graying rhinestones, typical of a piece of
this age, and they are at the very top above the red stone so not very
noticeable.

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DEROSA
flower bouquet fur clip with brilliant tiny red cabochon rhinestones and
black enamel bow and ribbons, marked on the back "DeRosa sterling"
in a gold plated sterling setting. Circa 1940s, it has three tiny clear rhinestone accents and it
is in excellent vintage condition, 2-3/4" by 2-1/3".

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DEROSA
fur clip with three blossoms, each with a pointed purple unfoiled
rhinestone surrounded by clear rhinestones and set in gold plated petals, 3-5/8" by 2".
Ralph DeRosa jewelry is known for its three-dimensional design, high quality
components, and translucent enameling and this clip demonstrates all of
that. It is signed on the clip
back "DeRosa" and made in the 1940s.

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DEROSA design art work
for a Retro floral brooch or fur clip. #396


DEROSA
fur clip, a flower bouquet of purple rhinestones and clear
rhinestone accents, 3" by 2". It is set in gold plated
sterling and from the early 1940s and the purple stones are just lovely.

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DEROSA
marvelously intricate bow fur clip with red and clear rhinestones
and a splash of artificial pearls in a gold plated sterling pierced and
filigree setting , 3" wide. It is signed "DeRosa sterling" on the
back and was made in the 1940s. View
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DEROSA
design art work for the fur clip at the right.
#148

DEROSA marvelous leaf fur
clip with red and clear rhinestones in a rose- and yellow-gold plated
setting, made in about 1945 and 3-5/8" tall. It is signed on
the back "R DeRosa". The design art work for this is shown at the
left and it would have been from that that the actual clip was made.
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DEROSA
Deco
fur clips with red rhinestones in a gold plated sterling silver setting with clear rhinestone
accents, a set of 2, each 1-3/4" long. Made in the 1940s these re an
unusual set of clips, and really lovely.

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DEROSA
gold plated sterling fur clip with large
red cushion shaped center rhinestone and tiny clear rhinestone accents. Made in
the 1940s, it is only marked "sterling" on the back, but I feel
certain that it is by DeRosa. It is 2-5/8" by
1-1/3".
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DEROSA
clear and red rhinestones arrow or comet fur clip, 2" by
5/8". It is signed on the back, "R. DeRosa", circa 1940. The square red
stones are unfoiled to allow light to pass through, and the clear
rhinestones have a bit of gray in some of them.

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DEROSA
earrings with round red glass beads in a gold plated setting
with
some light finish wear, 1"clip backs. These are in an interesting curled snail
shell design and signed on the back "DeRosa". On the
inside of the clip part of the earrings is the word "sterling" and patent number 1967965,
date 1934, which is for the findings company Ballou Inc, RI, rather than
for DeRosa.

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DEROSA
red glass beads fur clip in a swirling setting of gold plate with clear rhinestone accents, marked on the back "R DeRosa", 2-5/8"
by 2-5/8", some finish wear on the back side and circa 1940.

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is a version in blue.

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DEROSA
single earring covered with red glass balls set in a gold plated
finish, 7/8" clip back with the clip finding that DeRosa often used
during this period. On the inside of the clip part of the earrings is
the word "sterling" and patent number 1967965, date 1934, which is for
the findings company Ballou Inc, RI, rather than for DeRosa.

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DeROSA
wreath shaped red and clear rhinestone fur clip in a gold plated setting, 2-1/3". This
clip is a light weight piece for DeRosa but really lovely nonetheless and
signed on the back "DeRosa".
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DEROSA
deep pink rhinestone earrings with clear
rhinestone accents in a gold plated setting, 1-1/3" clip backs.
On the inside of the clip part of the earrings in
tiny letters is "DeRosa sterling" and
the patent number 1967965, date 1934, which is for the findings company Ballou
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DEROSA
starburst fur clip with blue, red and clear rhinestones set in a
three-tiered gold and silver plated setting, marked on the back "R DeRosa" and 2"
wide.

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DEROSA
yellow and rose gold plated sterling silver flower fur clip with red and clear rhinestones,
3-1/3". This is marked on the back "DeRosa sterling"
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Combination of DeRosa
flower clip and an unsigned hummingbird brooch make a whimsical
combination!

HUMMINGBIRD pin with
clear rhinestones, 3-1/2". This is NOT a DeRosa, but it looks great with the DeRosa flower brooch, as shown
at the left. View
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DeROSA
leaves and buds bouquet brooch with red and clear rhinestones in a gold
plated setting, 2-7/8". This
is signed "DeRosa" on the back.
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DEROSA red
glass cabochons bouquet fur clip set in yellow, rose and white gold plated metal, signed "R DeRosa" on the back, 4" by 2-3/4". Like so
many of the 1940s DeRosa pieces, this is well made with layers of leaves,
stems and stones. There is slight finish wear, visible on close examination,
but the stones are all present and the clip mechanism works perfectly.
We have also had this in dark blue

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DEROSA gold plated
cornucopia earrings with red and clear rhinestone suspended from it and set in a gold
plated setting.
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DEROSA gold plated sterling
silver fur clip with red glass beads, made in the 1940s and it is 2-5/8".
It is a wonderful cascading design typical of the DeRosa movement and layers.
We have also had this with glass pearls. View
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DEROSA cherry red
faceted glass lozenges and clear rhinestones clip back earrings in a gold plated
sterling setting, 1-1/8". These match one of the
DeRosa basket clips seen toward the top of this page.
On the inside of the clip part of the earrings in
tiny letters are the words "DeRosa sterling" and
the patent number 1967965, date 1934, which is for the findings company Ballou
Inc, RI, rather than for DeRosa.
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DEROSA
fur clip with a heart suspended within a heart design with clear
rhinestones and a red enameled ribbon. There is some missing red on the
bow and some graying
rhinestones, no surprise because I think this is one of the oldest DeRosa
pieces we have ever had, I would think from the late 1930s. In a silver setting, it is 2-1/2" by 1-1/2".

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

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DEROSA fur
clip with oval red rhinestones and a gold plated setting with a bud, a
nice design and 2-5/8" long. It is from he 1940s and is
signed "DeRosa sterling" on the back.
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DEROSA stylized "flower" fur clip with a red-amber
colored large oval rhinestone in a gold plated sterling silver setting with tiny
clear rhinestone accents. It is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back.
This is 3" by 2" and was made in the 1940s.
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DEROSA
dress clip with a blue cabochon center, red baguettes and clear
rhinestones. In patriotic colors, it is marked "R DeRosa" on the back, 2" by
1-1/2". All set in gold tone metal and in good condition except for
some graying of the clear rhinestones. So far I have only seen this design
with a either a green or a blue center stone.
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DEROSA
patriotic WWII era red, clear and blue rhinestones dress clip set
in a silver color rhodium plated setting, a genuine beauty. The red and blue
sparkling baguettes are channel set and the clear rhinestones set them off
perfectly, even though some of them are graying slightly. It’s 2" by 1-3/4",
circa late 1930s and signed "R DeRosa" on the back.

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DEROSA red and clear
rhinestones fur clip with a retro
design in red unfoiled teardrop and square shaped rhinestones, clear
baguettes and round rhinestones, signed on the back "DeRosa", 2-5/8" by
1-1/2", some clear stones are turning gray. A remarkable clip
from the early 1940s.
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DEROSA dress
clip with a blue cabochon center, red baguettes and clear rhinestones.
In patriotic colors, it is marked "R DeRosa" on the back, 2" by 1-1/2".
All set in a gold plated finish and in good condition except for some graying
of the clear rhinestones. It is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. So far I have only seen this design
only with a green or a blue center stone.
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DEROSA
flower bouquet dress clip with brilliant round red and blue
rhinestones and clear rhinestone marquis set in silver colored metal, signed "R
DeRosa" on the back, it is 1" by 1-1/3".

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DEROSA gold tone atomic starburst fur clip with red, aqua and
clear rhinestones in a gold plated setting that is 2" wide. It is
signed on the back "R DeRosa". View
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DeROSA given new life!

Restoring vintage jewelry seems to
have gotten a bad name, but I think it is because such restorations are
often not disclosed to the buyer. When a piece of jewelry comes to me
with wonderful design and underlying quality, but with finish damage or
other issues that can be repaired, I am happy to have it professionally
restored and given a new life! I definitely think that it should
be disclosed to the buyer in my descriptions, though, so that the buyer
can decide for themselves how they feel about it.

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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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The wonderful DeRosa fur clip shown at the left came with finish damage, and since
I thought the design and quality of materials were well worth it, I had a
professional enamelist restore it.

The results will allow this beautiful piece to be worn and enjoyed for many more
years to come.


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

We are always looking for DeRosa
jewelry to buy, and because I collect as well as sell it, I pay very
good prices for the pieces I want. Please do
EMAIL
me if you have any for sale.

Note: You are on a reference page. DEROSA
jewelry that is available FOR SALE can be seen
by clicking

HERE
.

DeRosa Page 1 click HERE
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DeRosa Page 5 click HERE