Really beautiful brooch in the shape of an orchid. It has 5 petals with two levels of crystals on each petal, plus a stamen with a set of 3 crystals above a large teardrop, finished with a square set of crystals at the end.
Designer markings and hallmarks
There are no maker markings on this beautiful piece of jewellery. It is unsigned.
The crystals are all faceted with a flat top and a multitude of side facets, which means they will shine brightly and catch the light spectacularly. The stones on this brooch are made from crystals, which is the reason they shine so brightly. They are also foiled at the back in a technique known as "paste", which also adds to the lustre and shine of the crystals. Paste was common in jewellery up to mid last century, with paste being used on precious stones such as diamonds as well.
All the rhinestones are in perfect condition and shine brilliantly. The stones are all claw set, with four claws on each. This is such a unique piece and is really a statement piece that will shine brightly when you wear it. It was made in the 1950s and there is no tarnishing on the gold tone metal. As it is such a great vintage piece, it will last just as long with similar good care. And you definitely won't see anyone else wearing the same item. Enjoy a pre-loved item that no-one else will own and bring less waste to the planet.