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

AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN 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 ever had … Continue reading “AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN cross pendant necklace of purple stones, a shell center, and a chain with alternating pearls and faceted purple glass beads”

HOBE sterling brooch, rectangular faceted unfoiled purple center rhinestone

HOBE sterling brooch with rectangular faceted unfoiled purple center rhinestone and 14k yellow gold washed accents.  On the back it is marked “Hobe sterling 1/20 14K” on a triangular plaque, and it is 2-1/8″ by 1-1/3″, handmade in the mid 1940s . The hand wrought blossoms and coils set off the center stone in such … Continue reading “HOBE sterling brooch, rectangular faceted unfoiled purple center rhinestone”

HOBE pink, purple and clear rhinestones shamrock shaped clip back earrings

HOBE pink, purple and clear rhinestones shamrock shaped earrings, 1-1/2″  clip backs.  One of the clear rhinestones is cracked, but you can only see it using magnification and it is stable in it’s setting.  This set is not signed and it was hand made by Hobe in about 1940.   View   #O36753   $238.00

FRED BLOCK dramatic purple rhinestone fur clip, not signed

FRED BLOCK dramatic unsigned purple rhinestone fur clip with oval, marquis and round unfoiled rhinestones, clear rhinestone florets all set in gold tone, a nice large 3-3/4″ by 2-1/3″. I have seen this piece both signed and unsigned.  The purple rhinestones are unfoiled, and the foiled clear rhinestones are set into hand-wrought wire work, just gorgeous. … Continue reading “FRED BLOCK dramatic purple rhinestone fur clip, not signed”

SWAROVSKI Jeweler’s Collection purple crystals necklace with original box and pouch

SWAROVSKI Jeweler’s Collection purple rhinestones pendant necklace with clear rhinestones accents and in it’s original Swarovski box with the velvet pouch, early 1990s.  This amazing necklace is 30″ long with a 2-1/3″ by 1-1/2″ pendant.  On the back are the marks “Swarovski” on the clasp and the swan logo on the back of the pendant. … Continue reading “SWAROVSKI Jeweler’s Collection purple crystals necklace with original box and pouch”

SWAROVSKI brooch of a large winged figural hippocampus mythical creature with purple and clear rhinestones

SWAROVSKI brooch of a large winged figure hippocampus mythical creature with purple and clear rhinestones set in hand polished gold plated setting, 3-1/4″ by 2-1/2″.  After years of thinking this was a griffon, a dragon or serpent, I ran across a web page that showed it as a “hippocampus”, a mythological animal described as a … Continue reading “SWAROVSKI brooch of a large winged figural hippocampus mythical creature with purple and clear rhinestones”

BLUMENTHAL flower brooch, oval purple center surrounded by bullet cabochons, green bakelite leaves

BLUMENTHAL flower brooch with an oval purple unfoiled faceted center surrounded by bullet cabochons and green bakelite leaves. This is signed on the back “B Blumenthal Inc” and 4-1/4″ by 3-1/3″, circa 1930.  Even though the leaves look like bakelite, they don’t test positive, but it is possible that the leaves have a wash on … Continue reading “BLUMENTHAL flower brooch, oval purple center surrounded by bullet cabochons, green bakelite leaves”