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Swoboda



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SWOBODA
Jewelry


1956-1985

The original owner and maker of this jewelry was Edward Swoboda, who
worked from 1955-1978, and his shop was in Los Angeles, California.
Known for it’s colorful polished semi-precious stones, his brooches are
more the smaller size of real jewelry, unlike many of the vintage
brooches which tend to be larger than that. He used a wide variety of
stones including but not limited to amethyst, turquoise, coral, garnets,
rubies, jade and pearls. The stones are glued rather than pronged in
place and are set in gold plated base metal.

Nate Waxman, Edward’s assistant, worked there from about 1957-1978, then
started his own Swoboda-like line after that. Originally sold at better
department stores, you can find it now on many web sites
of vintage jewelry dealers, who enjoy it for its colorful designs and
reasonable price range.

Swoboda Jewelry
to Buy





SWOBODA jade and pearls set in
gold plated base metal brooch, 2-1/4".
View
#X60307
SWOBODA palm trees brooch with genuine stones in gold washed setting, 2".
View #X60309
SWOBODA jade and turquoise set
in gold plated base metal floral brooch, 1-7/8".
View #X60308




SWOBODA Trifari-style crown brooch with real gem stones in gold tone
setting, 2". View #X60313
SWOBODA Asian face brooch of garnets, pearls and other gem stones set in
gold tone, 2-1/4". View #X60298
SWOBODA Christmas tree brooch of pearl and other gem stones set in silver
tone, 2-1/4". View #X60300



SWOBODA tree in a pot ornament,
pearls in gold tone with painted bird, 3 pearls missing, 3-1/2".
View #X60526
SWOBODA Trifari-style crown
brooch with real hematite, amethyst, garnet and other gem stones in gold
tone setting, 2". View
#X60527
SWOBODA unsigned amethyst,
citrine and artificial pearl set in gold tone ring, adjustable, 1".
#X60528




SWOBODA lapis lazuli set in gold
plated base metal flower earrings, 1".
View #X60676
SWOBODA oval brooch,
turquoise and jade set in gold plated base metal, 2" by 2-1/3".
View #X60677
SWOBODA jade ring set in gold
plated base metal, adjustable, 1-1/8" across the front.
View #X60649




SWOBODA jade ferns brooch &
earrings, brooch 1-3/4" clip back earrings 1". #X65882
SWOBODA pearl flower brooch
with jade and garnet accents, probably my favorite by this maker, 3".
#X65880
SWOBODA butterfly pin
in a rainbow of colorful tumbled stones, 1-5/8". #X65881




SWOBODA basket or vase of floral bouquet of gem stones set in silver tone,
2". View #X60299
SWOBODA amethyst and CZs set in gold tone necklace, 15" by 1".
View #X60296
SWOBODA amethyst, ruby, jade and peridot set in gold tone peacock brooch,
2-1/4". View #X60297




SWOBODA gem stones set in gold tone butterfly brooch, 2".
View
#X60305
SWOBODA gem stone and pearl set in gold tone earrings, 3/4".
View #X60304
SWOBODA gem stones set in gold tone crown brooch, 1-3/4".
View
#X60306



SWOBODA peridot and pearl set in gold tone star brooch, 2-1/3".
View #X60310
SWOBODA round garnets in gold washed setting brooch signed on back "LS" in
script, 2-1/2". View #X60311
SWOBODA ruby in gold tone dragon brooch with emerald eye, 3-1/2".
View
View #X60312




SWOBODA unsigned jade vase with gem stone bouquet of flowers set in silver
tone brooch, 2". View #X60314
SWOBODA unsigned opal and garnet set in gold tone adjustable ring, 1" across
front. View #X60316
SWOBODA unsigned leaf brooch of artificial pearls and turquoise set in gold
tone, 2". View #X60315




SWOBODA gold tone basket brooch
with opals, rubies, sapphires and emeralds, 2-1/4". #K64620
SWOBODA gold
tone leaves brooch with carved coral rosebuds, black rhinestones, 2-5/8".
#X64618
SWOBODA gold tone basket brooch
with multi-colored flowers in amethyst, turquoise, coral, pearl and jade,
2-1/4". #K64621




SWOBODA lizard brooch in jade,
coral, and other semi-precious stones set in gold tone, 3". #X65874
SWOBODA pendant necklace
in jade chips with matching chain in gold tone, pendant 2-1/3", chain 24".
#X65879
SWOBODA crown pin with jade,
garnet, turquoise and pearl set in gold tone, 1-3/4". #X65875



SWOBODA umbrella brooch with real garnets in gold washed setting,
2-5/8". View #X60301
SWOBODA Christmas tree brooch with real pumpkin and garnet colored gem
stones set in gold tone, 2-1/2".
View #X60302
SWOBODA garnets set in gold tone necklace, 16-1/2" by 2".
View
#X60303




SWOBODA black cabochon
with rubies, sapphires and emeralds set in gold tone earrings, 1".
View #X60521
SWOBODA zinnia flower brooch with real gem stones in silver tone setting,
3". View #X60317
SWOBODA garnet, amethyst, citrine, peridot
and artificial pearl set in gold tone pierced earrings.
View #X60522



SWOBODA gem stone and ruby set
in gold tone roadrunner brooch, 1-3/4".
View #X60523
SWOBODA hematite, garnet and
jade and artificial pearl set in gold tone earrings, 3/4".
View #X60524
SWOBODA peridot, jade and garnet
set in gold tone fish brooch, 1-5/8".
View #X60525




SWOBODA unsigned peridot and
rubies set in gold tone Christmas wreath brooch, 1-1/4".
View #X60534
SWOBODA unsigned flowers and
leaves of jade, citrine, amethyst and garnets gems set in gold tone
necklace, 14-1/2" by 1/2".
View
#X60530
SWOBODA unsigned heart brooch
with opalescent cabochons and real rubies set in gold tone, 1-1/4".
View #X60531




SWOBODA unsigned pearl and
garnet set in gold tone ring, adjustable, 3/4".
View #X60533
SWOBODA unsigned oval brooch
with opalescent glass cabochons, ruby, emerald and sapphire gem stones set
in gold tone brooch, 2-1/3".
View #X60532
SWOBODA unsigned citrine and
rubies set in gold tone bear holding balloons brooch, 2-1/8".
View #X60529



SWOBODA unsigned ruby and sapphire flower pierced earrings in gold
washed setting, 1". View #X60576
SWOBODA carnelian, aventurine set in gold tone unsigned palm tree
brooch, 2". View #X60556
SWOBODA clear rhinestone and garnet set in gold tone earrings, 7/8".
View #X60558



SWOBODA garnets set in gold tone antelope brooch, 2".
View #X60561
SWOBODA gold tone basket brooch with garnet, jade, opal and turquoise
flowers, 2-1/4". View #X60562
SWOBODA unsigned garnet and peach peacock brooch, gold washed setting,
2". #X60572



SWOBODA jade and opals in gold washed setting peacock brooch, 2". #X60564 SWOBODA citrine, turquoise and pearls set in gold tone peacock brooch,
2-1/2". #X60557
SWOBODA jade and amethyst peacock brooch, gold washed setting, 2". #X60563




SWOBODA jade, garnet, turquoise and pearls set inn gold tone clown
brooch, 2". #X60567
SWOBODA jade, garnet, coral and pearls set in gold tone clown brooch,
2". #X60568
SWOBODA garnet, emerald and pearls set in gold tone clown brooch, 2".
View #X60560




SWOBODA opals and sapphires set in gold tone brooch, 1-1/2". #X60569 SWOBODA penguin brooch with artificial mabe pearl belly, garnet
accents, gold washed setting, 2".
View #X60571
SWOBODA pearl seahorse brooch
with red eye, 1-1/2". #X60570



SWOBODA ring, pearls and rubies,
adjustable, 1" across front. View
#X60650
SWOBODA garnets and pearls ring,
adjustable, 1" across the front.
View
#X60651
SWOBODA ring, pearls and ruby
center, 1". View #X60652



SWOBODA unsigned jade and coral pierced earrings, 1/2". #X60573 SWOBODA unsigned jade and turquoise pierced earrings, 1/2". #X60574 SWOBODA unsigned jade pierced earrings, flowers with pineapple dangles,
1-1/3". #X60575





SWOBODA artificial turquoise cabochons set in gold tone ring, adjustable,
1-2/8". View #X60520


SWOBODA tree in a pot ornament,
artificial pearls in gold tone with painted bird, lovely little porcelain pot, 3-1/2".
View #X60526


SWOBODA unsigned ruby leaves with garnet and pearl flowers in gold plated base
metal bouquet of flowers brooch, 2".
View #X60621



SWOBODA jade and garnet
dragonfly brooch set in gold tone, 2-1/4". #X62767
SWOBODA unsigned rare older jade
carved figural and pearls Buddha brooch, 1-1/3".
View #X60644
SWOBODA jade lizard pin, 1-3/4". #X62769




SWOBODA double parrots brooch
in antiqued silver tone with garnet flowers and blue and red rhinestones,
3-1/4". The original design for this was of course a Coro Duette,
which was smaller than this pin. View
#X60910
SWOBODA jade and garnet bug
brooch insect brooch, 1-1/2". #X62764
SWOBODA garnet wreath pin
set in gold tone, 1-1/3". #X62768





SWOBODA
two birds brooch with sapphires, rubies and opals set in gold
tone metal, not signed but purchased directly from the maker, 3-1/4" by
2-1/4". #X66480


SWOBODA
bow brooch with opals and emeralds set in gold tone, 3-1/4" by
1-1/4", unsigned but purchased directly from Swoboda.

View
#X66479


SWOBODA
starburst brooch with garnets and a center pearl set in gold
tone, unsigned but purchased directly from Swoboda, 2-1/4" by 2".
#X66481




SWOBODA 5 flowers brooch with semi-precious stones set in gold
tone, 2". #X66314

SWOBODA large jade leaf brooch with pearls and semi-precious stones
all set in gold tone, 3". #X66316

SWOBODA 5 flowers brooch with semi-precious stones set
in silver tone, 2". #X66315




SWOBODA gray pearlized center rabbit pin holding a carved coral tulip and with
red eyes, all set in textured gold tone, 2-1/8" pin. #X66305

SWOBODA fish pin with turquoise and opals set in gold tone, 1-3/4".
#X66306

SWOBODA zinnia in flower pot pin in jade and coral with
a pearl center all set in gold tone, 2-1/4". #X66307




SWOBODA garnet and pink quartz on a gold tone branch brooch,
2-5/8". #X66308

SWOBODA purple and white bird perched on flowers brooch with
amethysts and opals set in gold tone, 2-5/8". This is signed Capri but
came directly from Swoboda. #X66309

SWOBODA jade and pearls leaves and berries brooch set
in gold tone, 2". #X66310




SWOBODA carved coral flowers and beads brooch set in gold tone, 1-7/8".
#X66312

SWOBODA pearl and garnet open flower brooch set in gold tone, 2".
#X66311

SWOBODA carved coral Buddha brooch with pearls set in
gold tone leaved, 2-1/2". #X66313




SWOBODA purple violets and jade green leaves barrow of flowers
brooch set in gold tone, 1-5/8". #X66320

SWOBODA turquoise buds on a branch brooch and clip back earrings
set in gold tone, 2" brooch and 1" earrings. #X66317

SWOBODA garnet and opal heart brooch set in gold tone,
1-1/3". #X66319




SWOBODA turquoise flower brooch with a pearl center, set in gold
tone, 2-3/4". #X66321

SWOBODA jade cross pendant, rectangular segments set in gold tone,
2-3/4" on a 24" chain. View #X66323

SWOBODA jade monkeys "see no
evil" brooch, 1-1/2". #X62765



SWOBODA
gold tone necklace with lovely textured open links, 24" long. It is
contemporary, but the links look like a Georgian style chain except that
it has a hook and pod closure.

View
#Swch