This exquisite 50's art glass Grape Leaves Brooch is signed by Elsa Schiaparelli. Truly purple synthetic stones are very rare, as it's a difficult color to "fake". It almost would have been less costly to have used amethyst or, the as-yet-undiscovered tanzanite. The brooch measures approximately 3" by 2" and is made of a silvertoned metal. I'm not sure what the metal is. It has much too lovely a patina to be rhodium, and has aged far too well to be pot metal. If I didn't know better, I would think it was silver, and perhaps it is - though certainly not of sterling quality. The brooch is available on eBay and will come to you nicely gift boxed should you wish to use it as a present (and what a delightful present to receive!) Offered by Kraftyrose for the very-reasonable Buy-It-Now price of $145.00. Were she to have started the bidding at $9.99, I'm convinced the final sales price would have exceeded the asking price.
Kraftyrose has recently acquired some estates with fine costume jewelry collections, and her stock is more than worthy of a second glance by you. She has a truly stunning Pennino brooch, a knock-out Weiss bracelet, and an Eisenberg Originals Fur Clip which is as fine as any I've ever seen.
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