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Lawrence VRBA JEWELRY



Larry Vrba is a wonderful jewelry maker and
a good friend. He has been making jewelry for over 50 years, and was
the head designer at Miriam Haskell Jewelry in the 1970’s. Larry
makes jewelry for the Broadway Stage and the Opera as well as for boutiques, balls
and vintage jewelry shops. His pieces are almost always quite large,
usually four inches or more, and he has a huge collection of vintage beads and rhinestones
from which to fashion them.

The brooch on the left is one of my favorites as
it has such a rich combination of stones and colors. This particular
piece is really too large to wear, but it is a jeweled sculpture.
Each and every piece is hand made, so it is not always easy to get
his jewelry. His glass petal bouquets,
vase and basket brooches and Christmas tree brooches are favorites.

VRBA JEWELRY
VRBA CHRISTMAS JEWELRY
Lawrence (Larry) Vrba and his Jewelry




LARRY
VRBA
reclining carved plastic camel pin, 4-1/2". The
camel rests with green rhinestone palm fronds and brown
rhinestone tree trunk. The camel was carved from plastic in Italy and
Larry Vrba says that he bought it from the Rosenstein Jewelry Company
collection when
they were closing. That makes this a very special piece and it was made in
the 1990’s.

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#K11668

HASKELL/VRBA this fabulous portrait pin was made
in 1973 by Larry Vrba, then head designer for Miriam Haskell. It was made for a Broadway play called "Crown Matrimonial"
and is 6" by
3-1/3". There was more regal-looking jewelry made for the same
Broadway play, and I dream of finding other pieces. The man in the
portrait is Napoleon II,
Napoleon
François Joseph Charles Bonaparte, Duke of Reichstadt
(20 March 1811
– 22 July 1832) originally art work by Moritz Michael. The man in the
portrait is the son of Napoleon and his wife Marie Louise of Austria.
This same brooch was in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry,
Edition 2, page 195.
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#H10012

VRBA large morning glory flower brooch with blue and green
rhinestones and white accents set in an antiqued gold tone metal, a huge
6-1/3" wide and 5-1/3" high and stands 2-1/2" off the shoulder when
worn. Each leaf is accented by more flat-back rhinestones, making it
extra special. Larry Vrba custom made this huge brooch in the likeness of my
Morning Glory logo.
Need I say it is one of my all-time favorites, and I suspect it is
one-of-a-kind, made in 2000.

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#K20122





VRBA crown of red and clear rhinestones and artificial pearls set in
gold tone, 4-1/2" tall and 19" around the inside. Vrba crowns are
rare and great fun to display.
View #K34067

VRBA tiara with clear rhinestones,
metal leaves and centers, worn in the 2009 play "Exit the King" in by Susan Sarandon
(here with Geoffrey Rush) in a "W Magazine" photograph. It stands 4" tall and 18" around
including the 4-1/2" back opening, and has been modified over the years, but still a fun
piece.
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VRBA
baby blue enamel on silver tone necklace and earrings with blue swirl glass
beads and imitation pearls, necklace 18" wearable length with a 2-3/4" front
drop, clip back earrings 1-1/3".
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#K37000




VRBA ivory goddess brooch with
green deep red, ivory and artificial pearls, 6-3/4" by 3-1/2".
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VRBA jade fish brooch with green,
brown and carnelian colored stones set in gold tone, 4-1/2" by 3".
View #K34146
VRBA ivory wise man brooch with
green deep red, topaz, ivory stones, 6-3/4" by 3-1/2".
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View #K34145




VRBA Christmas candle brooch with marbled pink art glass centers, pastel
yellow, pink, red, green and clear rhinestones, 5-1/4". This is
Vrba at his holiday best!
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#K34003
VRBA necklace and earrings with green, brown and topaz colored rhinestones
set in antiqued gold tone, necklace 16" and 2-1/3" front, earrings 1-1/4".
This has a medieval flavor and is a dramatic set in rich colors.
#K34010

VRBA pink
glass flower convertible necklace/brooch and earrings with heart-shaped green
rhinestones, clear rhinestones and a pink center rhinestone, necklace of
mixed pearlized and faceted beads, convertible from a necklace to a brooch,
brooch 7-1/4", necklace wearable length 18-20", matching clip back earrings
1-1/2". View
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View #K36302






LARRY VRBA
flower brooch with pink and green glass petals and leaves
accented with
pink rhinestones, large and lovely at 5-1/2" by 5". Vrba has
been making jewelry for over 50 years, and he was the head designer at
Miriam Haskell Jewelry in the 1970’s. Larry makes jewelry for the
Broadway Stage and the Opera as well as for boutiques, balls and vintage
jewelry shops. His pieces are almost always quite large, usually four
inches or more, and he has a huge collection of vintage beads and
rhinestones from which to fashion them.

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#X40958



LARRY VRBA
pink and green glass petals and leaves flower brooch with
pink rhinestones, large and lovely at 5" by 4-3/4". I really like the
satin like finish on these petals. has been making jewelry for over 50
years, and was the head designer at Miriam Haskell Jewelry in the 1970’s.
Larry makes jewelry for the Broadway Stage and the Opera as well as for
boutiques, balls and vintage jewelry shops. His pieces are almost always
quite large, usually four inches or more, and he has a huge collection of
vintage beads and rhinestones from which to fashion them. Vrba has been
making jewelry for over 50 years, and was the head designer at Miriam
Haskell Jewelry in the 1970’s. Larry makes jewelry for the Broadway Stage
and the Opera as well as for boutiques, balls and vintage jewelry shops. His
pieces are almost always quite large, usually four inches or more, and he
has a huge collection of vintage beads and rhinestones from which to fashion
them.

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#X40960



LARRY VRBA
flower brooch with pink and green glass petals and leaves
accented by
pink rhinestones and tiny pink flowers, large and lovely at 5-3/4" by 5".
Vrba has been making jewelry for over 50 years, and was the head
designer at Miriam Haskell Jewelry in the 1970’s. Larry makes jewelry
for the Broadway Stage and the Opera as well as for boutiques, balls and
vintage jewelry shops. His pieces are almost always quite large, usually
four inches or more, and he has a huge collection of vintage beads and
rhinestones from which to fashion them.

View
#X40959





LARRY VRBA
coral colored flower with an orange glass cabochon bud, a
glass pearl center and clear rhinestone leaves and stems all set in
black japanned settings, 5-1/2" by 3-1/2". Vrba has been making jewelry
for over 50 years, and he was the head designer at Miriam Haskell
Jewelry in the 1970’s. Larry makes jewelry for the Broadway Stage and
the Opera as well as for high end shops, boutiques, balls and vintage
jewelry shops. His pieces are almost always quite large, usually four
inches or more, and he has a huge collection of vintage beads and
rhinestones from which to fashion them.

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#X40962



LARRY VRBA
flower brooch with an aqua flower and aqua glass cabochon bud
and clear rhinestone leaves and stems set in black japanned settings, 5-1/2"
by 3-34". Vrba has been making jewelry for over 50 years, and was
the head designer at Miriam Haskell Jewelry in the 1970’s. Larry makes jewelry
for the Broadway Stage and the Opera as well as for high end shops, boutiques,
balls and vintage jewelry shops. His pieces are almost always quite large,
usually four inches or more, and he has a huge collection of vintage beads and
rhinestones from which to fashion them.

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#X40961




VRBA carved jade butterfly
surrounded by art glass cabochons and semi-precious stones 5-strand
necklace, 20" by 4-1/4" with dangle earrings 2-1/3".
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View #K32959

VRBA carved
jade butterfly surrounded by art glass cabochons and semi-precious stones
brooch, 4-5/8" . View #K32960

VRBA green glass and purple
transparent beads with purple and brown cabochons and clear rhinestones
necklace and earrings, necklace 16" with 3-1/2" front drop, earrings 2-1/3".
View
View #K32968




VRBA green, blue, chartreuse and
rose pink rhinestone collar necklace and earrings set in antiqued gold tone,
necklace 16" by 2-1/8", earrings 1-1/4".
View #K35744
VRBA purple and green vase of
flowers brooch, the vase is a purple reverse carved Classical stork stone
and the flowers pink and lavender rhinestones accented with two tones of
green rhinestone leaves, 5". #X35745
VRBA
swan brooch with baroque artificial pearl body, coral beak and clear
rhinestones set in antiqued silver tone, 5". #X35746




VRBA artificial pearl flower
necklace convertible to a brooch. With three strands of big artificial
pearls with clear rhinestone clasps, and center with a fabulous flower
accents by clear and yellow rhinestones, convertible to a brooch by sliding
the pendant loops off the pin back, 19" by 4".
View #K35738
VRBA elephant under palm tree
brooch with molded glass elephant, green navette rhinestones and golden,
orange red and yellow rhinestone sunrise all set in black metal, 5-1/4".
#K35741
VRBA
collar rhinestones necklace and earrings in aqua, orange, caramel, clear and
topaz colored rhinestones set on lovely veined petals with accents in gray
artificial pearls and clear rhinestones, 16" by 2-1/8" earrings 2".
View #X35740



VRBA
elephant brooch with a tan swirl elephant embellished with
faceted aqua glass beads and red, green and clear rhinestones set in gun
metal gray colored metal, 4-1/2" by 3-3/4". Large showy pieces like this
are what has made the name "Lawrence Vrba" famous!

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#K37908


VRBA
convertible necklace brooch with earrings, Asian man motif,
surrounded by flowers and leaves strung with both glass and wooden beads
and silver tone spacers and accented with clear rhinestones, necklace
wearable length 22-24", brooch itself is 6" by 5", earrings are 1-3/4"
clip backs .

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#K37896


VRBA
Halloween black spider
brooch with black and clear rhinestones set in gun metal gray colored
metal, 4" by 4".

Larry makes jewelry for the Broadway Stage and Metropolitan Opera, as
well as for boutiques, balls and vintage jewelry shops. His pieces are
almost always quite large, usually four inches or more, and he has a
huge collection of vintage beads and rhinestones from which to fashion
them. To see more about Larry and his wonderful place in jewelry
history, please click

HERE
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#K37909




VRBA pink and green 5" roses and
leaves pin, glass petals.
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View #K23623

VRBA
huge
pink rhinestones candle in greens brooch and earrings with golden, green and
red accents. View
#K11018

VRBA green glass leaves and
pastel beads dress clip, 6".
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#K23629




VRBA glass
petals and leaves pink and green flower brooch with pink, yellow and clear
rhinestones, 5". View
#K25383

VRBA
faux hematite, yellow and pink rhinestones 7-1/2" by 1-1/4" bracelet and
1-1/3" earrings. View
View #K23621

VRBA green
rhinestones and clear crystal rhinestone 5″ flower pin and 1-1/3″ earrings.
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View #K13665




VRBA Buddha necklace/brooch with
earrings in coral molded glass, aqua beads and clear rhinestones on a 3-row
artificial pearl necklace, brooch portion 6-3/4" by 3-1/2", wearable
necklace length 16-18", earrings 1-1/4". The brooch detaches by opening two
small rings on the necklace. View
#K65791
VRBA spider brooch in green swirl
glass cabochons with pale yellow and clear rhinestone accents all set in gun
metal color, 5" by 3-3/4". View
#K65792
VRBA Deco style pendant necklace
with glass stations, carved peach beads and clear rhinestones pendant on a
necklace of black, coral and green glass beads with rhinestone rondelles,
pendant 9" by 4" and wearable length of 28". Need I say this is a very LARGE
necklace! View #K65793



VRBA Deco style pendant necklace
with stations of glass elements, vintage clear rhinestone brooch strung on a
necklace of black glass beads, artificial pearls, carved jade and lapis
glass beads and clear rhinestone rondelles, pendant 7-3/4" by 4" on a 30"
wearable length chain. Need I say this is a very LARGE necklace!
View #K65794
VRBA heart shaped necklace with
convertible brooch in cream and aqua beads with stick coral and clear
rhinestones, brooch 4" by 3-1/2" wearable necklace length 18-20", earrings
1-1/4". The brooch detaches by opening two small rings on the necklace.
View #K65795
VRBA blue glass flower necklace
with convertible brooch and matching earrings, petals and green leaves are
glass with blue and clear rhinestone center, set in shiny gun metal gray,
brooch 6" by 5", 3-strand artificial pearl necklace 16-18" wearable length,
earrings 1-1/4". The brooch detaches by opening two small rings on the
necklace. View #K65796




VRBA purple vase brooch with pink
roses and purple violets, green leaves and clear rhinestones, 4-1/2" by
3-1/2". View #K36819
VRBA
cameo necklace brooch conversion with dark blue and opaque white beads and
clear rhinestones, necklace wearable length 21" to 22", brooch itself
4-1/2", clip back earrings 1-1/3". This can be worn as a necklace or the
brooch slides right off the beads to be worn separately, too. This
style Vrba necklace is in the window at Bergdorf Goodman with two gorgeous
Jason Wu dresses.
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VRBA Deco pendant necklace in
cream, black, gold tone with clear rhinestones, chain 34" and pendant 9".
Large and lovely as are all of Vrba’s pieces.
View #K36397




VRBA flower bouquet necklace
brooch convertible with resin pink rosebuds, green flowers and pink and
green rhinestones and wonderful glass beads, necklace 19 to 20-1/2" wearable
length, brooch itself 4-1/2" and clip back earrings 1-1/4".
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VRBA scarab or insect brooch with
a fabulous blue aqua body with a faceted aurora borealis bead head, clear
and topaz colored rhinestones and imitation pearls wings, all set in gun
metal gray fittings, this bug is 4-1/2" long and 4-1/4" wide.
View
View #K36818
VRBA cranberry and green Buddha
necklace brooch conversion with resin face and pearlized shoulders, glass
faceted beads and imitation pearls, necklace is 20" to 21-1/2", clip back
earrings 1-1/4". View
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View #K36822




VRBA pink
glass florets, rhinestones and seed beads vase of flowers brooch, 4".
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View #K26554
VRBA peach colored glass
vase with glass, seed bead and rhinestone pink yellow and green flowers and
leaves, 5-3/4". View
#K26555
VRBA cream and green
glass leaves flowers and wooden disks brooch, 5".
View #K26581




VRBA aurora borealis and
clear rhinestones and 1930s Italian molded green glass leaves brooch, 5".
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View #K31475
VRBA brooch, pastel blue
rhinestones and artificial pearl flowers and tendrils set in gold tone, like
a tapestry, 5". This is absolutely lovely, like a Haskell in look,
only huge!
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View #K31473
VRBA brooch comprised of
Italian 1930s pink glass flower petals and green pressed glass leaves flower
brooch with clear rhinestone accents, 4-1/2".
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View #K31476




VRBA gold tone collar and earrings
set with topaz, pale and medium green rhinestones, 18" by 3" with 1-1/4"
earrings. View #K34153
VRBA gun metal cuff bracelet with
Maltese cross in orange marbled cabochons and clear rhinestones, 7" and
adjustable with 1" band and 3-1/8" cross. This fabulous bracelet in aqua was
worn by Beyonce in the November 2008 issue of "InStyle Magazine" on page
288. View #K34154
VRBA black faceted glass beads
9-strand necklace with topaz and clear rhinestones floral side piece, 20"
wearable length with 5-1/2" by 3-1/2" side element.
View #K34152



VRBA vase brooch with blue glass
oval center, plastic daisies, blue molded glass leaves and yellow marquis
shaped cabochons set in gun metal gray, 5" by 3-3/4".
View #K36838
VRBA vase brooch in shades of
orange with a carved vintage bakelite center, transparent resin flowers,
orange and clear rhinestones, all set in gun metal gray, 5" by 3-3/4". The
vase portion is a piece of pumpkin colored hand carved vintage bakelite.
View #K36839
VRBA vase brooch with black carved
center, black and green flowers, black and clear rhinestones and imitation
pearls, all set in gunmetal gray, 4-1/4" by 3-3/4".
View #K36840



VRBA vase brooch with carved bone
vase portion with a floral design, pink, peach and cloud plastic flowers,
pink cabochons and clear rhinestones all set in gun metal colored metal,
5-1/8". View #K36907
VRBA vase brooch with deep
red carved vase, green transparent leaves, peach, ivory and aqua plastic
flowers and clear rhinestones set in gun metal colored gray, 4-5/8".
View #K36908
VRBA vase with black faceted body,
red black and yellow flowers, marquis shaped yellow rhinestones and clear
rhinestones, all set in gun metal gray, 4-1/3". The red flowers look like
some that Hess used in his creations for Miriam Haskell.
View #K36909




VRBA cupid brooch with
aurora borealis heart center surrounded by blue, green, aqua and white
rhinestones flowers and leaves, set in antiqued gold tone, an older Vrba circa
1980s, 5-1/4" by 3-3/4". View
#K36945

VRBA brooch and earrings
in gorgeous blue, aqua, pink and glass pearls set in antiqued gold tone,
brooch 4-3/4", clip back earrings 1-1/4", all three pieces marked
"Lawrence Vrba". View
#K36944

VRBA vase
with aqua base, pink, salmon and aqua flowers and leaves, set in gun metal
colored gray, 4-5/8". View #K36946




VRBA set of brooch,
bracelet and earrings made by Larry circa 1990. The brooch is a vase of trembler flowers brooch
in purple, plum and lavender foiled and unfoiled rhinestones with
lavender faceted beads and clear rhinestones, the bracelet and earrings
have lavender and plum rhinestones to match. The brooch is 5", the
bracelet is 6-1/2" by 7/8" and the clip back earrings 1-1/4". On close
examination you can see the lavender rhinestones are heart shaped. There
is also an extra link for the bracelet.
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VRBA vase with soft baby blue
glass cabochon center and plastic ivory-colored flowers, blue transparent
veined leaves, yellow and clear rhinestones set in gun metal gray, 5".
View #K36910

LAWRENCE VRBA unsigned
long necklace with heavy plum glass end, green molded glass plaques,
artificial pearls and translucent green beads with gold tone chain, wearable
length 26" with a 5-1/2" drop. View #Y37472


VRBA
pink and green glass leaves and beads necklace, coil bracelet and
earrings, necklace 17" with 6" drop, clip back earrings 6", coil bracelet
adjustable. The glass petals on this magnificent set are delicate but
dazzling. This may be a one-of-a-kind, circa 1990s. #K37471


Vrba at Miriam Haskell Jewelry

After a stint in the Army, Larry moved from his home in Lincoln, Nebraska,
to New York City in June 1969. Looking for work and being a fan of
Miriam Haskell jewelry, Vrba repeatedly went to the
Haskell offices
asking for a job. By pure luck he ran into the then-owner of Haskell
Jewelry, Sandy Moss, and Moss hired Vrba as a counter. A counter assembles
the pieces for each piece of jewelry, preparing it for the jewelry makers.

Within six weeks of being hired, Vrba was a designer making jewelry
each Friday, a position he held for about 1-1/2 years. When Bob Clark, the
head designer, left to partner with William De Lillo, Larry went with him.

Within a short time after that he moved on to Castlecliff Jewelry where worked from
about 1970-72. (See below)

Meanwhile back at Haskell,
another head designer left and Larry came back home, becoming head designer
from 1973 to 1981. He was young, talented, creative and an asset to every
company he ever worked for.




VRBA necklace
and earrings of carnelian, aqua and emerald green glass stones, necklace
17-1/2" by 4-1/2" earrings 1-1/2". This demonstrates Vrba’s dramatic
color sense and uses his fabulous vintage collection of beads and
stones. View
#K33756

VRBA
necklace and earrings of artificial pearls, clear rhinestones set in
gold tone, necklace 18" by 3", earrings 2-1/2". This is like a Haskell
with it lush feel and intricate work, but much larger.
View #K33755

VRBA necklace
and earrings of green glass, artificial pearls and clear rhinestones
roundelles, necklace 16-18" with a 3" front drop, earrings 2-1/3". This
lush beautiful set curves around the neck and lays very gracefully, a
lovely color combination.
View #K33757




VRBA coral vase brooch with
1890s carved ivory flower, mother-of-pearl carved button florets, clear
rhinestones and green pressed glass leaves, 5-1/2".
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View #K31478
VRBA abalone sea shell brooch
with stick coral, aqua glass beads, artificial pearls and seed pearls, aqua,
blue and green rhinestones and green pressed glass leaves, 5-1/2".
View #K31474
VRBA brooch, chartreuse,
orange and clear rhinestones set in gold tone leaf brooch, 5".
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View #K31477




VRBA brooch, real Textile
Cone sea shell
with green Italian glass leaves, orange carved plastic shell (from the
Nettie Rosenstein collection), mother-of-pearl buttons, coral glass
beads, clear and yellow rhinestones set in gold tone, 4" by 4-1/2".
View #K31248

VRBA brooch, real sea shell
(Lazarus Jewel Box that has been polished down to the mother-of-pearl) with
artificial graduated hue stick coral, aqua glass beads and pink and
yellow rhinestones set in gold tone flower brooch, 5".
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View #K31246

VRBA brooch,
real Tiger Cowry sea shell with green Italian glass leaves, aqua glass molded beads,
coral beads and clear rhinestones set in gold tone, 4-5/8".
View #K31247




VRBA brooch,
flower with plum, rose, pink clear and blue rhinestones, 1930s Italian
glass leaves, all set in antiqued silver tone, 4-1/3".
View #K31254

VRBA brooch, Swarovski
rainbow aurora borealis multi-faceted "grapes" and clear rhinestones set
in antiqued silver tone, 5-1/2".
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View #K31249

VRBA brooch,
flower with brown and yellow rhinestones, 1930s Italian glass leaves,
all set in antiqued silver tone, 5-7/8".
View #K31251




VRBA brooch of
pink, shocking pink and rose rhinestones with an artificial pearl center
and opalescent and clear rhinestone leaf and stem, 6".
View #K33752

VRBA brooch of
gold tone leaves and a real sea shell accented by artificial seed pearls
and clear rhinestones, 5-1/4". The golden leaves beautifully highlight
both the shell and the brilliant rhinestones.
View #K33750

VRBA brooch of red
rhinestones with an artificial pearl center and green and clear rhinestone leaf
and stem, 6-1/2". Rich gem stone colors make this really dramatic.
View #K33753




VRBA brooch, flower with
artificial pearls and clear rhinestones, 1930s Italian glass leaves, all
set in antiqued silver tone, 5-5/8".
View #K31253

VRBA brooch, exotic flower
with a huge teardrop-shaped artificial pearl, lime and citrus green and
yellow rhinestones set in antiqued silver tone, 5".
View #K31255

VRBA oriental vase brooch
with burnt sienna translucent glass petal flowers, yellow glass beads and topaz
and clear rhinestones with green seed bead leaves, 4-7/8".
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View #K29262




VRBA bug necklace/brooch in
imitation pearl with clear rhinestones, wearable length 16" to 19"5-1/3" by
3". The brooch portion has a slide-on element on the back to attach it to
the necklace, so it can be used either way. View View
#K36304
VRBA reddish-brown carved flower
brooch with mother-of-pearl flowers and green rhinestone bows set in gun
metal gray, 5-1/3" by 4-3/4". View
View #K36301
VRBA necklace/brooch and earrings
blue and white cameo with mother-of-pearl flowers, white faceted glass
aurora borealis beads, faceted clear beads and clear rhinestones, 17-19"
wearable length, brooch 4" by 3-1/2", clip back earrings 1". The brooch
portion has a slide-on element on the back to attach it to the necklace, so
it can be used either way. View
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View #K36303




VRBA olivine and
yellow rhinestones petal flower 5" pin and 1-3/4" earrings.
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View #K25230


VRBA
oriental vase with jade flowers and leaves and Victorian coral
strawberries brooch, 4-1/2".
View #K26279

VRBA
olivine and clear rhinestones 5" brooch and 1-1/2" earrings.
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View #K25231




VRBA insect brooch with clear and
yellow rhinestones set on gold tone, 5" by 4". #K34143
VRBA shell cameo brooch with
jonquil and clear rhinestones and artificial pearls, 4-1/2" by 3-3/4".
View #K34142
VRBA topaz and jonquil (light
yellow) rhinestones and artificial pearls necklace and earrings set in gold
tone, necklace 17" with 3-1/2" front drop, earrings 2-5/8". View #K34151




VRBA yellow, green and rose
cloisonné frog brooch on jade leaves with mother-of-pearl flowers, red
rhinestone centers, all set in gold tone, 6". #X35748
VRBA clear emerald cut rhinestones
set in silver tone half hoop clip back earrings, 1-1/2". View #X35739
VRBA fish waves and bubbles brooch
with artificial pearls and blue and clear rhinestone waves, a large and
spectacular 5". View #X35742



VRBA green and clear flowers bow
pin, and rich dimensional delight as are all Larry’s pieces, 5-1/2" by
4-1/2". View #K65561

VRBA pink glass petals flower
brooch with a pink and clear aurora borealis center and green glass
leaves, 51/2" by 5". View
#K65563

VRBA aqua, purple and clear flower
brooch with wonderful detail, 6" by 4".
View
#K65562



VRBA Asian wise man brooch with
pink and clear rhinestones set in gold tone, 4" by 2-1/2". #K35934

VRBA green flower brooch with
clear and two colors of green rhinestones and little white flowers, 5"
by 5". View #K65564

VRBA two toned green rhinestone
dragonfly brooch set in antiqued gold tone, 5". #K35747


Vrba Today

In 1981 Larry Vrba left Miriam Haskell Jewelry, working for Les Bernard
Jewelry. Larry Vrba had goods in Dillard’s for 3 seasons in the 1980’s, too. In about 1983 began his own jewelry
line,
creating strong three-dimensional, colorful and large pieces. Among the customers for his
own "Lawrence Vrba" jewelry can be counted the Broadway theater
(jewelry for Hairspray, tiaras and scepters for Wicked and
many more), Metropolitan Opera, shops, boutiques and collectors. His line is
being shown at Bergdorf Goodman, and the most recent Broadway shows for
which he has made jewelry are "Hairspray", "Exit the King", "Blythe Spirit" with Jessica Lansbury
and the revival of "Lend Me a Tenor". As one of the most respected
contemporary jewelry makers around, his line has remained successful and in
demand for over 50 years. Larry is that unusual
combination of the creative talent and a great mind for business. He now
works in his own studio creating on a daily basis.




VRBA flower brooch,
mother-of-pearl finish petals with heart shaped pink rhinestones and gold
tone flower petals all set in antiqued silver tone, 5". #X35743
VRBA blue and clear rhinestone
necklace and earrings set in gold tone, 18" with a 3-1/2" front drop,
earrings 1-3/4". Each level of blue stones is slightly darker than the
next, a lovely gradation.
View #K33749
VRBA clear and black rhinestone
brooch and earrings with long dangles, starburst design, brooch 7" earrings
2". #K64868




VRBA
huge multi-colored flower brooch, 6" by 4" by 2-1/2" deep.
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LARRY VRBA BOUQUET
huge 6" pin & 1-1/2" earrings set done in two-tone glass, faceted crystals and rhinestones…
FABULOUS! View
#K16442

VRBA
faceted iridescent grapes with green rhinestone leaves 4-3/4" brooch and
2-1/4"
earrings. View
#K22081




VRBA brown unfoiled rhinestone
vase or basket with brown and aurora borealis rhinestones, green pressed
glass leaf and burnt orange flower, 4".
View #G60727
VRBA lush vaseline glass beads and
clear rhinestones necklace, 19" total length, 15-17" wearable length, with
matching 1-1/2" earrings. View
View #G60730
VRBA bracelet with carved jade
Buddha, red, green and topaz colored rhinestones, hinged, 7" by 1-1/4" with
matching earrings. View
#G60729




VRBA contemporary faux
netsuke set with pink and clear rhinestones in the 1940’s Hobe style.
View #K22166

VRBA ivory
Asian face brooch with jade, cinnabar, rhinestone and seed bead
headdress and collar and lapis-blue colored cabochons, 6-3/4".
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VRBA contemporary
faux netsuke set with pink and clear rhinestones in the 1940’s Hobe style.
View #K22165




VRBA jade butterfly necklace and
earrings with aqua, green and purple cabochons and rhinestones, 17-18" with 5"
by 4" center with 1-3/4" earrings. The edges of the center piece curve under
giving it a nice dimensional quality.
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View #K33335

VRBA jade butterfly brooch
and earrings with aqua, green and purple cabochons and rhinestones, 4-1/2"
brooch with 1-3/4" earrings. The edges of the brooch curve under giving it a nice
dimensional quality.
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VRBA exotic African mask
brooch with pink and green glass petals and rhinestones, 4" by 5-1/2".
View #K33336




VRBA jade man brooch with green,
brown and carnelian colored stones, melon shaped half-beads and cabochons
set in gold tone, 4-1/4" by 2-3/4".
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#K34147
VRBA topaz and light amethyst
rhinestones with gray artificial pearls necklace and earrings set in gun
metal, necklace 17" with 3-1/2" front drop, earrings 2-1/3". #K34150
VRBA jade dragon brooch with
green, purple and carnelian colored rhinestones, 4" by 4".
View #K34148




VRBA carved artificial ivory face
brooch with blue cabochons, blue, red, topaz rhinestones and orange glass
stones, 4-3/4" by 2". View
View #K32586
VRBA blue, pink, purple, topaz and
green rhinestone butterfly brooch with artificial pearl antennae, 5" by
4". View
#K32584
VRBA brown wooden carved face
brooch with a headdress of red, brown, topaz, green and blue rhinestones, 6" by 3-1/2". View
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View #K32585



VRBA wood head Buddha brooch with
red and topaz colored rhinestones and purple, green and red cabochons,
6-1/3" by 3-1/3". View
View #K32712
VRBA bracelet with yellow glass
Buddha, red, purple and topaz colored rhinestones, hinged, 7" by 1-1/4",
matching earrings. View
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VRBA yellow glass Buddha head
brooch with red, green and topaz colored rhinestones and purple and red
cabochons, 6-3/4" by 4". View
View #K32711



VRBA green ribbed ovals dangly
earrings with clear rhinestones and imitation pearls, 5" by 2".
View #K36396

VRBA Asian wooden head brooch
with red art glass and rhinestones and clear rhinestones with an
artificial pearl in the headdress, 6-5/8".
View #K34001


VRBA
convertible necklace and brooch with matching earrings. These
are tan with accents of green and orange. The necklace has 4 strands
that connect to the back of the brooch, or can be removed to wear the
brooch alone. The brooch is a bouquet of flowers and leaves and it is 6"
by 4". The necklace is a wearable size of 22 to 24" and the clip back
earrings are 1-1/3".

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#K37744




VRBA skull
brooch with black, clear and topaz rhinestones.
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VRBA necklace with ivory carved
Oriental center piece, ivory- and carnelian-colored glass beads with golden
rhinestone roundelles, caramel, blue and green cabochons and rhinestones,
17" by 4" front drop. View
#K32971

VRBA bracelet with yellow glass
Buddha, red, purple and topaz colored rhinestones, hinged, 7" by 1-1/4" with
matching earrings. View
View #G60728




VRBA clear rhinestone bib
necklace in a spectacular style, 16-17" wearable length with a 5-1/2" front
drop, earrings are 1". Like most Vrba, this is a large and brilliant
showstopper to be worn by a bold jewelry lover!
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View #K33282
VRBA brooch with an Asian
woman’s figure surrounded by carol-colored speckled art glass stones, deep
orange cabochons and accented with deep honey-color and black rhinestones
all in a pewter-colored setting, 4-1/2" by 3-1/2". The central figure has
delicate detail on her robe. View
#K33283
VRBA purple and clear
rhinestones cross brooch with pendant hook, antiqued silver tone setting,
slightly domed and absolutely brilliant, 3-5/8" by 3-1/4".
View #K60879




VRBA hearts necklace and
earrings set. Deep red faceted glass aurora borealis beads, red rhinestones
and seed beads and silvered plastic hearts complete this ensemble, 17-18"
with 3" front drop and 2-3/4" earrings. Large red rhinestones are mounted on
gold tone filigree hearts, joined to create the necklace. Each red heart is
surrounded by faceted glass red beads. From these dangle the silvery hearts
which, while they look like glass, are plastic making the necklace lighter
and more comfortable to wear.
View #K33592
VRBA coral, clear rhinestones and
artificial pearls necklace and earrings set, 16-17" with 4" front and 1-3/4"
earrings. The coral is real and has the irregularities of real coral, very
lovely. The center piece of the necklace is a pale yellow rhinestone
surrounded by gold tone petals, each enclosing a baguette clear rhinestone.
Around that is a circle of gold tone and rhinestone stems, backed by
artificial pearl petals which overlay the coral. The three-stand pearls are
dimpled much like the old Haskell pearls.
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VRBA aqua and artificial
pearl necklace and earrings set, 17-18" with 2-3/4" front drop and 2"
earrings. Each revolving textured large artificial pearl is held in an oval
of clear rhinestones from which is suspended aqua faceted glass beads, clear
rhinestone roundelles and artificial pearl drops. Alternating are two aqua
molded glass beads, which also spin. The earrings have faceted glass aqua
teardrops with artificial seed pearls.
View View #K33595




VRBA pink and rose rhinestones bow
brooch, 4" by 2-3/4". View
#K32587
VRBA grapes brooch, a lush and
heavy piece with faceted aurora borealis glass grapes and clear rhinestones
on silver tone
leaves, 4-1/2" by 4-1/2". This is heavier than usual because
the faceted grapes are solid glass. View
View #K32588
VRBA blue and aqua rhinestone
dragonfly brooch, 4-3/4" by 5". View
#K32589



VRBA brooch, Italian 1930s pink
glass flower petals and green pressed glass leaves flower brooch, 5-1/2".
View #K31518
VRBA brooch, Italian 1930s blue
glass flower petals and green pressed glass leaves flower brooch, 5".
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VRBA
green glass flower petals and pale yellow glass leaves with pink and clear
rhinestones center brooch, 5" by 3-1/2".
View #X32404




VRBA
aqua flower brooch and earrings with pink glass petals and drops and aqua
rhinestones, 5" brooch and 2-1/2" earrings.
View #K62646
VRBA
purple and clear rhinestones flower brooch, 5-1/2". The big oval rhinestone
photographs a plum color, but it is purple in person like the nugget
clusters. View #K62644
VRBA
aqua flower and bow brooch with clear rhinestones and mother-of-pearl
flowers, 5". View #K62645






VRBA
blue and green petals and leaves brooch with baby blue and
shocking pink rhinestone accents, all hand made, 4-1/2" by 3-1/8",
signed on the back "Larry Vrba" and "Made in USA". This is a brand new
brooch in excellent condition.

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#K39306



VRBA
vase of flowers brooch, 4-1/2" by 3-3/4". The vase is a green and blue
marbled cabochon, the base is aqua and clear rhinestones, and the wonderful
flower bouquet is aqua, gray and coral colored flowers accented by clear and
aqua rhinestones. It is signed on the back "Lawrence Vrba" in two places. This
is a brand new brooch in excellent condition and is 4-1/3" by 3-3/4".

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#K39307


VRBA
red and clear rhinestones flower brooch with green pressed
glass leaves, all hand made, signed on the back "Larry Vrba" and "Made
in USA". This is a brand new brooch in excellent condition and is 4-5/8"
by 3".

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#K39305




VRBA
brilliant clear rhinestones bow and flower brooch, 4-1/2".
View #K62648
VRBA
clear and yellow rhinestone bird house brooch with enameled hummingbird and
mother-of-pearl flowers and tiny green leaves, 4".
View #K62647

VRBA
blue and clear rhinestones flower brooch with green pressed glass
leaves, all hand made, signed on the back "Larry Vrba" and "Made in USA".
This is a brand new brooch in excellent condition and is 4-1/3" by 3-1/2".
#K39302



VRBA Christmas tree pin of green, pink, yellow and clear rhinestones,
5". See similar pieces Carole Tanenbaum’s "Fabulous Fakes" on
page 208. View
#K25224
VRBA clear rhinestones set in gold
tone bracelet, 7" with a 1-1/4" band, total length with drops 2-1/2".
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View #K32591
VRBA Christmas tree
pin of 3-colored green, yellow and clear rhinestones, 5".
View #K24218





VRBA pastel
rhinestone flower corsage pin, bangle and earrings.
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This set is quite large, with an 8" hinged bangle, a 5"
bouquet brooch and 2-1/2" earrings. I am 5’3" and can wear them all, but I
do need to wear the bangle over a shirt cuff so that it remains upright.

VRBA
big beautiful bold 6" bow brooch! A symphony of color and shape, with lots of
rhinestones and cabochons to decorate it.
See similar pieces
Carole Tanenbaum’s "Fabulous Fakes" on page 208 View
#K16447




VRBA vase of flowers brooch with
glass beads, seed beads and rhinestones, 4-1/3" by 3-1/3".
View #K20827

LARRY VRBA
large flag, about 3-1/2" tall and made on September 11, 2001.
#K20371

LARRY VRBA
patriotic medium-sized flag about 2-1/3" tall.
#K20372




VRBA pink glass
flower vase with seed bead leaves and rhinestones, 4".
View #K21000

VRBA red white and blue patriotic
vase of flowers brooch, 4".
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#K20995

VRBA pink glass
flower vase with seed bead leaves and rhinestones, 4".
View #K21042




VRBA pink
rhinestone bow pin. #K21001

VRBA floral brooch
with glass leaves.
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#K21005

VRBA
red bow pin 3-1/2" wide 3-3/4" long.
View #K21002




VRBA "cross my
heart" brooch.

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#K19165

Thanks to Larry Vrba, this scenic turn-of-the-century
micro mosiac which
was unset is now a wonderful
brooch. View
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#K11019

VRBA pink and
blue rhinestone brooch and earrings. #K21045




VRBA
magnificent multi-strand faux 19" pearls with glass green leaves and rhinestone flowers. This set is large,
and will take a statuesque woman to wear it, but a true
treasure in every way! View
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View #K16995

VRBA
patriotic red, white and blue rhinestone stars 13-15" bib necklace with a
5-1/2" front drop and 3-1/2" dangle earrings. #K20871

VRBA
patriotic Christmas tree brooch. View
#K21044




VRBA purple and clear rhinestone 3-5/8" slightly
domed cross pin and 1-1/3" earrings.
View #K22411

VRBA opaque
red glass beads and flowers brooch.
View #K23618

VRBA blue, green and clear 4-5/8" brooch with pendant hook
and 1-1/2" earrings with faux pearl accents.
View #K22412




VRBA red, pink and clear
rhinestones 3-1/3" heart pin and 1-1/4" button earrings.
View #K25233

VRBA
honey-colored glass and artificial pearls charms 19" necklace and 2-1/3" earrings.
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VRBA gray and
purple glass bead and rhinestones necklace.
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View #K20128




VRBA red
and shocking pink rhinestones dragonfly brooch with artificial pearl eyes,
5-1/8" by 5-1/3". View
#X32402
VRBA clear
rhinestones set in silver tone butterfly brooch, 3-5/8" by 3-5/8".
View #X32400
VRBA topaz colored rhinestones
butterfly brooch with artificial pearl eyes, 6-1/4" by 6-1/4".
View #X32403




VRBA lavender and purple
rhinestone dragonfly brooch, 4" by 5". View
View #K32961

VRBA clear rhinestones dragonfly
brooch, 4" by 4-5/8". View
#K32962

VRBA red and pink rhinestones
dragonfly brooch, 4-1/2" by 5".
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VRBA clear rhinestones dragonfly
brooch, 4-5/8" by 4-5/8". View
#X32401
VRBA brooch, holiday Christmas
tree with aurora borealis rivoli and presses glass leaves star topper, red,
clear and topaz rhinestone accents, 4-1/2".
View #K31516
VRBA brooch, holiday
Christmas tree, aurora faceted round and clear rhinestones, 4-1/3".
View #K31830




VRBA basket brooch, seed pearl
body, orange and aqua molded glass flowers, mother-of-pearl flowers, clear
rhinestones, 4" by 3". View
#K32710
VRBA
ivory bead necklace and ivory-colored plastic pendant in lion design with
clear rhinestone trim, 16-17" with a 3" by 3-1/2" pendant.
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#K32706
VRBA basket brooch, orange glass
seed bead body, pink molded glass flowers, mother-of-pearl flowers, clear
rhinestones and green transparent leaves, 4" by 3-3/4".
View #K32708




VRBA basket brooch, red glass body, 4" by 3-1/2". View
#K32709
BLUE rhinestones in gold tone
filigree unsigned brooch made by Larry Vrba, 3-1/8" by 2".
View #Y32713
VRBA basket brooch, orange glass seed bead body, 4" by 3-3/4".
View #K32707




VRBA regal head with crown brooch
in red, green,
blue and topaz rhinestones and cabochons and artificial pearls, 6".
View #G60805
VRBA red glass
cabochons and rhinestones necklace and earrings with red faceted glass beads
and red and
clear rhinestones, lush and lovely, necklace 16-19" with a 3" front
drop and earrings
2-1/2". One of Larry’s best! View
#G60807
VRBA clear and deep red rhinestone
bracelet, 8" by 1-1/8". The clear rhinestones have a lovely unusual cut
which makes them extra brilliant.
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View #G60773



VRBA ruby red rhinestones
with artificial pearl stamen flower brooch with pearlized glass leaves, 5".
View #K33597
VRBA mother-of-pearl large
shell brooch with clear rhinestones and artificial pearls with gold tone
metal leaves, 6".
View #K33596
VRBA rose pink rhinestone
flower brooch with green glass leaves, 4-3/4". Each flower petal is paved
with rose and clear rhinestones nestled into the green glass leaves.
View #K33598



VRBA necklace
and earrings of purple and aqua glass with artificial pearls and clear
rhinestones, necklace 18" with a 3-1/3" front drop, earrings 2".
View #K33758

VRBA jade Asian musician
brooch with green, blue, clear and aqua rhinestone trim, 6" by 3-3/4".
View #G33603

VRBA necklace
and earrings of unfoiled and foiled blue and clear rhinestones set in
gold tone, necklace 18" 3-1/3" earrings 2-1/2".
View #K33759




VRBA purple rhinestones and cabochons set in gold tone brooch, 3-1/2".
Larry uses lots of his vintage rhinestones in each pin.
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#K33202 7

VRBA green rhinestones and molded glass set in silver tone brooch, 3-1/2".
Larry uses lots of his vintage rhinestones in each pin.
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#K33201

VRBA green rhinestones, molded glass and cabochons set in silver tone
brooch, 3-1/2". Larry uses lots of his vintage rhinestones in each pin.
View #K3319




VRBA green rhinestones and cabochons set in silver tone brooch, 3-1/2".
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#K33196

VRBA red rhinestones, aurora borealis and cabochons set in silver tone
brooch, 3-1/2". View
#K33204

VRBA
clear rhinestones and pearlized stones set in silver tone brooch, 3-1/2".
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#K33200




VRBA blue rhinestone and
cabochon round brooch,
3-1/2". View
#K33242

VRBA
red rhinestones and aurora borealis set in silver tone brooch, 3-1/2".
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#K33206

VRBA blue rhinestone and
cabochon round brooch,
3-1/2". View
#K33243




VRBA huge flower brooch in
clear, black and black aurora, 6-1/4". This is so large and
three-dimensional that it is hard to photograph and like many of Vrba’s best
pieces, is much better in person.
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View #G60835
VRBA Lawrence (Larry) Vrba
Egyptian pendant necklace with a 25-1/2" chain with a 5" by 2-3/4" pendant.
This is in the same style as the Egyptian line he did for Miriam Haskell
only larger.
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View #K32767
VRBA topaz and yellow rhinestones and cabochons set in gold tone brooch,
3-1/2". View
#K33199




VRBA unsigned teardrop shaped
artificial pearl dangle earrings with intricate seed pearl tops, 3-1/3".
View #61001
VRBA Asian man on horse brooch with green, brown and black 3" by 3-1/8"
with matching earrings, 1-1/2".
View #K60998
VRBA ring with red and clear
rhinestones set in silver tone, 1-5/8".
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#G60811



VRBA grapes bunch brooch with
aurora borealis faceted crystals, pastel yellow rhinestones, 5-1/4".
View #K34008
VRBA Asian wooden head brooch
with red art glass and rhinestones and clear rhinestones with an
artificial pearl in the headdress, 6-5/8".
View #K34001

VRBA flower
and bow brooch with clear rhinestones in gun metal setting, 4-1/2".
View #K34004




VRBA flower bouquet with bow
brooch in clear and topaz rhinestones set in gun metal with artificial
pearl center, 4-1/2".
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#K34005
VRBA flower bouquet with bow
brooch in clear rhinestones set in gun metal with artificial pearl
center, 5-1/4". View
#K34006

VRBA flower
brooch with pastel yellow rhinestones and an artificial pearl center, 6".
View #K34007



VRBA clear rhinestone bow brooch
with a great variety of rhinestones shapes and sizes and set in gun
metal, 4-1/2" by 4". This is an older piece and made more substantially
than some of his newer pieces. I love his bows… they are such fun.
View #K36445
VRBA Halloween brooch resin
skull, black orange and clear rhinestones all set in gun metal with
glass bead dangles, 6".
View #K34009

VRBA cream and gray imitation pearls
brooch with clear rhinestones and a flower center from which are
suspended three glass pearl dangles, all set in lovely gold tone, 4" by
2-1/2". This is Vrba done is an enlarged Haskell style, really a wonderful
piece. View #K36446




VRBA pink moonglow cabochon
earrings set in gold tone with pink rhinestones and dangling imitation
pearls, 5-1/4" by 3-1/4" wide at the bottom, padded clip backs for
comfort. #K36583
VRBA earrings with high blue
cabochon centers and blue and clear rhinestones set in gun metal, padded
clip backs for comfort, 4-1/4" long by 2-1/4" wide . #K36582
VRBA earrings with red rectangular
rhinestone centers, clear rhinestones, shocking pink faceted crystal beads
and imitation pearls, padded clip back for comfort, 4" by 2". #K36584




VRBA girandole earrings in pink
and clear rhinestones set in gun metal, extra long at 6" and 2" wide, padded
clip backs for comfort. NOTE: These are PINK not the plum color they insist
on looking like in a photograph! #K36587
VRBA earrings with green
rhinestones centers, clear rhinestones, teal faceted crystal beads and
imitation pearls, padded clip backs for comfort, 4-1/4" by 2-1/4". #K36585
VRBA dangly earrings in red and
clear glass faceted beads and rhinestones, padded clip backs for comfort, 5"
by 1-3/4". #K36588




VRBA ring with clear
rhinestones set in silver tone, 2".
View #G60809
VRBA ring with pale yellow
and clear rhinestones set in gold tone, 1-7/8".
View #G60812
VRBA ring with clear
rhinestones set in silver tone, 1-7/8".
View #G60813






VRBA
Deco inspired necklace with sky blue moonstone looking glass
stones, clear rhinestone accents and vintage pieces. The top round is
15" around the neck with a 3" extender as well, and the front part is
7-1/2" and 3-1/4" across. This absolutely glows, it’s called his Deco
necklace and it is in excellent condition, brand new and never worn.

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#X40031


VRBA tassel necklace in
green, glass pearls and clear rhinestones with gold tone findings, chain 30" and the tassel is 5"
long. As always, Larry makes pieces that hangs beautifully and this is in excellent condition.
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VRBA Deco necklace
in green and
pale lavender with a green drop and clear rhinestone and glass pearls, 15"
around the throat and has a 3" extension as well. The front drop part is 8"
long and 2" at the widest. .
There are vintage components in this as well as contemporary ones, and Larry
blends them is such an exciting way. He calls this his Deco necklace.
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LAWRENCE VRBA
long tassel necklace in
purple glass beads, glass pearls and clear rhinestones, chain 30" and the tassel is
an additional 5"
long.
It hangs beautifully and is in excellent condition, never worn. Larry Vrba
does these so well.
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View #X40027



LAWRENCE VRBA
long tassel necklace in gold tone, glass
pearls and clear rhinestones, chain 30" and the tassel is additional 5" long.
It hangs beautifully and is in excellent condition was never worn. Larry
Vrba does these so well.
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View #X40028


VRBA tassel necklace in silver tone, glass
pearls and clear rhinestones, chain 30" and the tassel is 5" long. It
hangs beautifully and is in excellent condition.
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#X40029