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Faces In Jewelry

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The many faces of Costume Jewelry

The University of Oslo wrote in an article for the Science
Daily web site that, "Few visual impressions can be compared
to humans’ interest for faces. New research suggests that our
brain rewards us for looking at pretty faces". When I read
that, it made me think of face jewelry, too, and the pleasure
some of us get from collecting and wearing it. Looking at
faces gives us not only pleasure, but also lots of information
about the person, who they are, where they might be from, and
what mood they are in at that moment.

On the web site Science Alert it states that other human
faces are among the most important things we as humans look at.
We make decisions about who to like, who to trust and who to be
friends with just by looking at the face. And we gather more
data as our eyes move around another persons face. Cameos
brooches are one of the types of face jewelry that have been
with us for decades!

Attractive and interesting faces appeal to us, it is hard wired
into our brains, and that seems to be true not only in people,
but also in faces in jewelry! There are some wonderful
examples here, and they range in age from antique to
contemporary, and in materials from fine gold to pot metal and
bakelite. We hope you will enjoy looking at these varied faces
in jewelry.





CAMEO
of unusually large 2-1/2" size set in white gold filigree.
This beautifully carved lady with roses in her hair and on her shoulder
also wears a diamond necklace, circa 1900.
View #U25403

COIN style
brooch with lovely lady’s profile.
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#Q24241

CAMEOS are such
classic beauties. This one has tiny pink enameled butterflies on the
corners of the filigree frame.
View
#U14728




CAMEO
style purple glass pate de verre brooch in an intricate and artistic
silver 2-1/2" setting, circa 1900. The setting is fashioned so that it
cleverly holds the high-relief cameo without prongs. The lady in the
cameo is really lovely and serene with a slight smile and curling hair.
The setting is just wonderful workmanship with a cross, leaves and tiny
flowers, as well as a collar she wears with a beaded edge.

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#V19519


CAMEO
purple glass cameo pendant set in a gold tone oval.

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#Q27565

VICTORIAN gold filled
ornate book chain criss-cross necklace with hard stone cameo, 18" with
2-1/3" front drop.
View #V27342



STERLING lady face 1"
pendant on 18" chain, , circa 1910
View #Q21848

ART NOUVEAU
silver lady face brooch, circa 1910.
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#Q17486

KERR STERLING
3-3/4 inch 2-piece belt buckle with cupid’s faces…. what a classic!
VIEW

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#i18633




ART NOUVEAU dainty silver
embossed Gibson girl brooch with scroll frame, 1-1/2".
View #Q17229

ART NOUVEAU 1-1/8" lady
face watch fob with engraved initials "RBW".
View #Q25045

STERLING Art Nouveau lady face
and flowers brooch, cut star and "sterling face" marks on back, circa 1900,
1-1/3". View
#Q26616



VICTORIAN painted porcelain
portrait brooch, 2" with tiny factory face "dimple".
View #V24885

ART NOUVEAU
1-3/4" woman’s face with flowers on a 3" stick pin.
View
#Q24865
VICTORIAN portrait brooch
2-1/4" in gold tone frame.
View #V24860




PORTRAIT
2-1/8" brooch hand painted on porcelain in a twisted gold tone setting.
View #V23717


PORTRAIT BROOCH
set in carved mother-of-pearl frame, 1-5/8 inch brooch.
View
#V16362


VICTORIAN

portrait brooch, 2-1/2". This lady dressed in plum is delicately hand
painted on a porcelain disk set into a twisted gold filled setting. Notice
the detail of the feather in her hat.
View #V22943




PORTRAIT 16-1/2"
necklace with oval porcelain transfer portrait.
View
View #Z21237

VICTORIAN vintage lady
painted on porcelain portrait pin.
View #V24933


PAINTED
lady 2" porcelain brooch.
View #Y21920





BLOCK Fred A Block silver fur
clip with translucent apple juice with a chartreuse glow bakelite Amazon
head and green glass cabochons, circa 1940, 4" by 2-7/8" and total
weight 2.0 ounces. In the book
A Tribute to America by the Carla and Roberto Brunialti on page 165
and 167 they show and describe this "Aztec Mask" marked Fred A. Block, but
was designed and probably made by Sandor.

View
View #X32119

FRED A BLOCK carved apple juice
bakelite face lady fur clip with fabulous headdress, circa 1940, 4" by
3-1/3" and total weight .8 ounces, marked "Fred A Block Originals" on the back.
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View #X36690
Note: We have now seen a clip like this marked "Sandor" on the back side,
and I have read that Sandor did make jewelry for Block. We have also
seen the faces called Lucite, but when we test ours with Simichrome, we do
get a bit of yellow which may be bakelite.
SANDOR silver and bakelite
face fur clip circa 1940s, 2-1/2" by 2-1/4", total weight 1.5
ounces. The green face seems to
be made of glass and the carnelian colored cabochons are glass as well.
View
View #X36719





EXOTIC face brooch with aqua
rhinestones and green rhinestone crown, exotic genie face, set in gold
washed silver, 3-1/8". This piece can be seen in the book, "Warman’s Costume
Jewelry" by Pam Wiggins, 2014 Edition on page 46, but the one in the book is
missing the earrings. View
Both #Y36872

EXOTIC
face brooch with headdress and earrings, sterling and gold tone with a
rectangular purple rhinestones, 3-1/2" and total weight 1.6 ounces.
View #Y34649

GOLD TONE Greek god brooch of
red and clear rhinestones in gold tone, 2-3/4".
View #Y25054




GOLD TONE brooch of an exotic
lady’s face, 2-7/8". #Y16023

PAM oriental face 7-1/4"
bracelet set in silver tone.
View
View #X23933


ORIENTAL
man with enameled features wearing rhinestone rimmed hat,
1-1/2".
View #Y22916





FACE
gold tone man face mask brooch with rhinestones and costume pearls
set in gold tone, 2-1/8" by 1-3/4".

View
#Y38834

EXOTIC
faces parure with a lariat-look necklace that is a 22-23" chain with 1" ends
each side and a center slide that is 2-1/2" by 1-1/3"; a bracelet 7" by
1-5/8"; and clip back earrings 1-1/3" by 3/4". The necklace has a fastener
in the back and the slide moves up and down the chains in the front. None of
the pieces are signed. This parure is in excellent condition with only a few
places of missing painted detail in some faces.

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#Y39634

FACES
sterling band ring with three ladies faces on the front, size
7-1/4 and 3/16" wide. The center faces, which looks like a mermaid with
streaming hair, has another face on each side, facing her. Their features
are a bit rubbed, but you can see what they are anyway, as shown in the
photos. What fun!

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View
#N39761




ASIAN gold tone man’s face in
black enameled hat with red glass bead tip dress clip, 2-5/8".
View #Y31219
SWOBODA Asian face brooch of
garnets, pearls and other gem stones set in gold tone, 2-1/4".
View
#X60298
STERLING Henryk Winograd 999
sterling hallmarked high relief Elizabethan lady oval pendant on sterling
30" chain. After being born in Russia, the
maker studied in Poland and came to the US in 1973 He produced wonderful
repoussÚ jewelry in sterling silver.
View

View #V31492




HC Carnegie gold
tone with green and clear rhinestones exotic head two-pronged fur clip,
3-5/8". Seen in Brunialti’s American Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry" on
page 74.
View #C23928

HC
Carnegie
gold tone with aqua and clear rhinestones exotic head
two-pronged fur clip, 3-1/3".
View
#C23929

FACE lady brooch in gold tone
with red, green and yellow rhinestones, 3-5/8".
View
View #Y24752




EXOTIC lady
brooch in gold tone with red and clear rhinestones, 3-5/8". Shown in
Brunialti’s "Tribute to America" on page 213.
View #Y24316

BOTH exotic lady brooches.
Back

EXOTIC lady
brooch in gold tone with red and clear rhinestones, red glass bead earrings,
3-5/8".
View #Y24314




CUPID buckle, heavy
with glued-on marquis rhinestones, 4-1/2". This would be heavy to
actually wear, but is a great display piece!
View #Y20930

CORO Duette crowned cupid heads
pin, 2-1/2", marked "patn 1798867".
View #C20937

It is interesting that earrings incredibly similar to the a set shown in
a Schiaparelli ad from 1937. The ad shows jewelry designs by Jean
Schlumberger.




ROSENSTEIN 2-3/4"
textured gold tone and rhinestones Siamese dancer brooch.
View
#X17212


ROSENSTEIN
2-1/3" textured gold tone and rhinestones and aqua
cabochons pin of an oriental lady with a lovely face holding a flower in her
hand.
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View #X9287

ROSENSTEIN 2"
textured gold tone and rhinestones Siamese musician brooch.
View
#X18322



. ROSENSTEIN 1-3/4"
king and 2" queen pins with black carved possibly wooden heads and gold
tone bodies with rhinestone accents.
View #X23563


ROSENSTEIN
Oriental lady brooch with faux coral and rhinestones
headdress.
View #X23986


ROSENSTEIN
2-3/4" textured gold tone and rhinestones Siamese dancer
brooch.
View #X21201.




ROSENSTEIN
oriental man and woman pins with green glass faces, black enameling on
gold tone and clear rhinestone accents. Man is 1-1/3" and woman is
1-1/2".
View #X22914

HAR
Oriental man jewelry.
HAR

oriental man 2-1/8" brooch and 1-1/3" earring, bracelets and brooches. .
View
#A11391

ROSENSTEIN 2"
textured gold tone and rhinestones fisherman brooch. View
#X17299





ROSENSTEIN
jester brooch with blue cabochons and faux pearls set in gold
tone, black enameled face, 2".
View
#X22504

DIOR
Boutique Germany turbaned blackamoor HUGE 4" brooch with rhinestones and
rose dangling beads, black enameled face.
View
View #X22486

CZECH blackamoor
pin with multi-colored rhinestones, 1-7/8".
View #Y22485




JOSEFF
princess face blue cabochons 18" by 3-1/2" necklace and 2-1/2" earrings.
View
View #X24168

DeROSA
2-11/16" face motif fur clip made with pink and blue rhinestones.
View #d20623

DeROSA
dress 2-1/2" clip with a motif reminiscent of a face.
View
#d21156.





ROSENSTEIN
jester 3-1/4" brooch and two matching 1-1/4" scatter pins.
View #X24139

EISENBERG 1-3/4" Asian lady brooch.

Courtesy of

Bobye
Syverson

LADY sterling vermeil exotic
lady 2-7/8" brooch with clear rhinestone accents, marked sterling.
View #Y24284





MIRIAM HASKELL
faux coral (molded resin) 2 3/8" cameo pin with
coral-colored glass bead twist frame, circa 1950.
View
#H10866

CAROL LEE clear
rhinestone pave 2-1/4" sunshine pin in original box.
View
#K15611

CAROL LEE clear
rhinestone pave 2" moon pin, Limited 1994 Edition, in original box.
View
#K15612





BLACKAMOOR
pin, 1-7/8" with red, clear and blue rhinestones.
View #Y19469

CARNEGIE
enameled and gold tone face brooch with coordinating earrings (earrings
unsigned). View
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#C21286

PIRATE enameled
face with rhinestone eye 2-1/4" brooch. Slight enamel wear.
View #Y22502




FLORENZA portrait
brooch/pendant in textured gold tone setting with flower and leaf design,
2".
View #L24823

FLORENZA 2" portrait locket
pendant on 22" chain and 1-1/8" earrings.
View #L24837

ART 2"
portrait pin with ornate gold tone setting.
View #X24621




ELZAC style
apple juice plastic face brooch wearing dangling earrings, 3-1/8".
View #B27769
LIDZ
lady face with earrings pot metal dress clip with aqua unfoiled rhinestone,
3-1/8". View
View #X26655
ELZAC
"Bonnet Head" brown plastic hat and golden colored face brooch, circa 1945,
2-7/8". Shown in Brunialti’s "A Tribute to America" on page 32 and in
Brunialti’s "Tribute to America" on page 199 and in in Brunialti’s "American
Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry" on page 190.
View #B27770


FACE gold tone exotic face
brooch with red and clear rhinestones, 2".
View #Y63330

ART
NOUVEAU
style lady with wings surrounding agate necklace, a cast piece,
marked "sterling" on back, 2-1/2" pendant on a 17" chain. I cannot determine
what age this is, but it is lovely and extremely well made.
View #Q31815

ABALONE exotic face round brooch on
abalone with red baguettes and artificial pearls, 2-5/8".
View #Y63326


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FACE

clear rhinestone face brooch in a rhodium plated setting with a pastel blue
square rhinestone and red rhinestone earrings, 2-5/8" by 2-1/2".

View
#Y41610


EXOTIC FACE
brooch with pale yellow, topaz colored, gray and clear
rhinestones and aqua glass bead dangling earrings al in a textured gold tone
setting, 2" by 1-1/4".

View
#Y41713




INDIAN pewter finish and
enameled Indian head brooch, 3-1/8" brooch.
View #Y25061

KING silver tone king and
queen chess pins, each 2" tall.
View #Y25065

ART antiqued silver tone
exotic alien face earrings with aqua, blue and carnelian glass
cabochons and artificial seed pearls, 1-1/8".
View #X61372




ENAMELED Indian chef brooch
with brown, red and yellow enamel and clear, red, brown and green
rhinestones all set in silver tone, 1-7/8".As you can see there is slight
enamel wear on the face.
View #Y35913


JELLY
belly lady face jelly belly brooch, green rhinestone in the turban she
is wearing, 2-3/4" by 1-1/3". The face it made of Lucite and the headdress is
silver tone. View

View
#Y38593


FACE

fur clip of face wearing a hat full of fruit.

View
#Y38548



CHARLIE McCarthy pins and
clips set, circa 1937. All three are enameled and have great detail along
with slight nicks in the enamel, so they are priced as is. Two are clips and
one is a pin, sizes 5/8", 1-1/4" and 1-5/8". Similar pieces can be seen in
Brunalti "Tribute to American Costume Jewelry" on page 66.
View
#Y63327
VENDOME face brooch marked on the
back "Uranus Ruler of Aquarius, Vendome", 3-1/4". This is a very heavy and
large brooch, not for the timid.
View
View #C35308
FACE pressed and painted wood
sultan brooch with rhinestones, 3-1/4".
View #Y63444




HAND PAINTED
portrait of a lady in her best hat, 2".
View #Y26396
WARRIOR fob/pendant,
2" bust of Pericles,
the great
Athenian political leader of the 5th century BCE, decorated with a
burnt sienna cabochon and green rhinestones on a thick 28" chain .
#Y26525
CHARLIE McCarthy enameled fur
clip with moving mouth, circa 1935, 1-1/4". Seen in Brunialti’s American
Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry" on page 94.
View #Y25127



ASIAN theme
charm bracelet with red face charm, green glass beads, circa 1960s, 7"
by about 1-1/2". #Y61700

STERLING European hallmarked
necklace with lady fob, necklace 24" with 1" Y, lady 1-1/4".
View
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View #N33807

EXOTIC black and red faces
links necklace, bracelet and earrings, necklace 15-1/2" by 1-1/2", bracelet 7"
by 1-1/4" earrings 1-1/4".
View
#Y61699




WOODEN MEXICAN
man 3-1/2" pin carved and painted.
View #w13275

WOOD sailor head pin with
painted face, felt collar 2 3/4".
View #w14773

MILITARY MAN 2 1/2" pin, deeply
carved and painted… a wonderful vintage WWII piece.
View #w12977




BISHOP bakelite
3" two-pronged clip. #B16457


KNIGHT
bakelite 3" two-pronged clip. #B16206

KING
bakelite 3-1/3" two-pronged clip. #B18655




BAKELITE resin washed carved man’s
face brooch with ornamentation, 2" by 3".
View #B32421
BAKELITE resin washed carved
woman’s face brooch with ornamentation, 1-1/4" by 2-3/4".
View #B32422
BAKELITE
butterscotch bishop pin with fabric and metal high collar and necklace
decor, circa 1940, 3".
View
#B19526




Victim of Fashion
Elzac ceramic faced pin. #Y19825

QUEEN
bakelite 3" two-pronged clip. #B18656

ELZAC
Victim of Fashion ceramic faced pin with a lavender, orange and shocking
pink felt flowers hat, 2-7/8". #Y19797




Victim of Fashion Elzac
ceramic faced pin, 3". #Y19798

VICTIMS of FASHION by Elzac, fun when worn in multiples!

Victim of Fashion
Elzacceramic faced pin, 3". #Y19899