Rhinestone circle pin brooch with silver leaves, late 1950s early 60s, blue rhinestones and Aurora Borealis (AB) rhinestones


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Rhinestone circle pin brooch with silver leaves, late 1950s early 60s, blue rhinestones and Aurora Borealis (AB) rhinestones.

This is a lovely piece, rich in detail. It wasn't always so. This beauty was hidden under years of dirt. I almost gave up on it but realized if I could bring those rhinestones back to life this would be a beauty, and it is.

It does have some rubbing away of the silver on the leaves, but it makes a nice patina in my opinion. I would guess this to be from the late 50s right after the AB technique was invented by Swarovski, and most likely they are Swarovski crystal rhinestones.

This would be the most highly regarded time for them. Swarovski worked with Dior on this technique and it was perfected in 1955. Kramer made the Dior costume jewelry line for them at the time. This is unsigned but definitely designer quality.

A cautionary tale - you will find AB pieces attributed to earlier than 1955 - this is incorrect. The same holds true for any piece that has a copyright symbol as it only appeared on jewelry the same year.

If you like brooches/pins please take a look at my other brooches: http://etsy.me/HBvlzv

If you want to see more rhinestones follow this link: http://etsy.me/zeXZfn

See last photo for different ways to sport a brooch

Not only do brooches liven up a dress or sweater and look great on scarves and coats, but how about some of these ideas:

Attach one to a slit in a skirt to highlight legs

Wear it on a sash at your waist

Add one to a purse to make it an evening bag

Use a brooch to hold a tote bag shut

Put one on a hat for added flair

Pin brooch on a ribbon for as a hair accessory

Fasten to a chain as a pendant

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If you are out of country and your package is small enough to lower shipping, I will refund any difference over $1.00, after insurance. I generally ship USPS first class unless there is a request for different. I am willing to work with the customer. Insurance in the states is available for an extra charge. I ship within 1 to 2 business days. International buyers are responsible for any Custom fees.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase

I don't accept exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

All refunds of items not as advertised (not sterling silver etc) are guaranteed within 14 days of purchase. The shop must be contacted about the return.

These are vintage items and as such should not be expected to be in brand new condition. Any refunds other than not as advertised, within 14 days, will be subject to a 25% restocking fee and return shipping will be the buyer's responsibility. Returned items must not have been worn, worked on or altered.


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