MIRIAM HASKELL by Frank Hess blue glass beads and glass pearls flower bouquet brooch, a large 5-1/8″

MIRIAM HASKELL by Frank Hess blue glass beads and glass pearls flower bouquet brooch, 5-1/8″ by 2-3/4″. Frank Hess was the head designer at Miriam Haskell and many of the early pieces were not signed, like this one, circa 1940.  The glass pearls on one blossom have a slightly rougher finish than on the other … Continue reading “MIRIAM HASKELL by Frank Hess blue glass beads and glass pearls flower bouquet brooch, a large 5-1/8″”

HOBE sterling silver bracelet with a brilliant rectangular aqua blue unfoiled center rhinestone surrounded by intricate hand wrought sterling flowers, leaves and beads

HOBE sterling silver bracelet with a brilliant rectangular aqua blue unfoiled center rhinestone surrounded by intricate hand wrought sterling flowers, leaves and beads.  It is 7″ around the inside with a 1-1/2″ wide front and a 3/4″ back. It was made in the mid-1940s and a real dazzler in excellent vintage condition, almost as though … Continue reading “HOBE sterling silver bracelet with a brilliant rectangular aqua blue unfoiled center rhinestone surrounded by intricate hand wrought sterling flowers, leaves and beads”

HATTIE CARNEGIE brooch with luminescent pressed golden glass leaves that surround a center of  black glass bugle beads

HATTIE CARNEGIE brooch with luminescent pressed golden glass frosted leaves that surround a center of  black glass bugle beads, all in a gold plated setting, 2-1/3″ by 2″.  This has the “Hattie Carnegie” signature on the back.  Similar molded glass leaves were also used by Hobe and Schreiner during this time period of the 1960s, … Continue reading “HATTIE CARNEGIE brooch with luminescent pressed golden glass leaves that surround a center of  black glass bugle beads”

MIRIAM HASKELL spectacular Frank Hess designed pink glass beads coil bracelet with pressed glass flowers in pink, purple and blue and milk glass leaves

MIRIAM HASKELL spectacular Frank Hess designed pink glass beads coil bracelet with pressed glass flowers in pink, purple and blue and milk glass leaves, total length 7-1/3″.   This is a hand made bracelet from about 1940, and when it is wrapped around the wrist and crossed over in the front, it creates a beautiful corsage … Continue reading “MIRIAM HASKELL spectacular Frank Hess designed pink glass beads coil bracelet with pressed glass flowers in pink, purple and blue and milk glass leaves”

DEROSA sterling silver fur clip with with pearlized milk glass beads that tremble on springs

DEROSA sterling silver fur clip with with pearlized milk glass beads that tremble on springs.  The pierced silver metal leaves add interest to this unusual clip.  Marked on the back “R DeRosa sterling”, it is a nice large size at 4-1/3″ and it was made in the 1940s.  So far this is the only DeRosa … Continue reading “DEROSA sterling silver fur clip with with pearlized milk glass beads that tremble on springs”

HATTIE CARNEGIE cameo necklace and earrings set with white coral colored glass beads

HATTIE CARNEGIE cameo and glass beads necklace and earrings set with an imitation coral cameo and white and coral colored glass beads.  There are gold tone beads with orange glass seed beads used every fourth time, creating lovely accents.  The necklace is 19″ wearable length and the clip back earrings are 1-1/16″.  The necklace is … Continue reading “HATTIE CARNEGIE cameo necklace and earrings set with white coral colored glass beads”

LARRY VRBA glistening golden faceted glass beads shoulder duster earrings

LARRY VRBA glistening yellow and clear faceted glass beads shoulder duster earrings with clear rhinestone and rose montee accents.  They are created by Larry Vrba using an older pair of Miriam Haskell earring that were missing some stones.  HERE’S what they looked like when I sent them to him, and what he did made them … Continue reading “LARRY VRBA glistening golden faceted glass beads shoulder duster earrings”

AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN Renaissance Revival cross pendant necklace of purple stones, a shell center, and a chain with alternating pearls and faceted purple glass beads

AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN Renaissance Revival cross pendant necklace of purple stones, a shell center, and a chain with alternating pearls and faceted purple glass beads.  Renaissance Revival in style, it is set in gilt 900 silver, and it is 16-1/2″ long and the cross is 2-1/4″ by 1-3/4″.  This is one of the nicest crosses we have … Continue reading “AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN Renaissance Revival cross pendant necklace of purple stones, a shell center, and a chain with alternating pearls and faceted purple glass beads”