Gorgeous floral brooch by Dior! Rare that we find 1950's designed costume jewelry in such excellent condition and the condition is a testament to the quality of this piece. The brooch is composed of seven smoky purple swirling poured glass cabochons surrounding a larger glass cabochon in a floral-like formation. There are small multifaceted round clear rhinestones accenting the space between the petals. Like many of their finest costume jewelry pieces, the brooch was made by 'Kramer for Dior.'
In the 1950s and 1960s the House of Dior chose Kramer to produce its jewelry because of the jewelers attention to detail and use of such beautiful stones.*
* from the "Collectors Weekly" 's website description of Kramer Jewelry.
Absolutely amazing Pre-WWII Eisenberg Original aquamarine rhinestone fur clip. Vintage jewelry collectors agree that there weren't many Jewelers in United States history quite like Eisenberg. Attention to detail, use of fabulous materials, and creativity allowed Eisenberg jewelry to withstand the test of time. Their pieces show the progression of the US and the aspirations of a growing middle class. American woman, while not royalty, could dress and feel like royalty in an Eisenberg Original. The brooch is versatile: use it as a purse clasp, a lapel brooch, a pendant, even a hat pin if you like! The piece is beautiful enough on its own, and would not look amiss on a vanity. Makes a wonderful gift for a loved one or for yourself.
Beautiful rhinestone and faux pearl fur clip by Eisenberg. The four blooming flowers and two buds sprout from an antique brass stem. The flowers have emerald cut orange rhinestone centers, each sporting five grey pearl petals. Small round multifaceted white rhinestones decorate the receptacle of the flowers. The "bouquet" features gracefully placed pale yellow rectangular rhinestones, and orange pear and round cut rhinestones. Signed "Eisenberg Original" on reverse.
Eisenberg was founded in 1918 by Jonas Eisenberg, an Austrian Immigrant who had moved to Chicago in 1885. The Eisenberg company initially sold ready-to-wear Womens clothing, but the company had such success with the jewelry they created to go on the garments, that they began designing and manufacturing jewelry as well. In 1958, Eisenberg ceased manufacturing garments, and from then on focused solely on jewelry. During the 1960s and 1970s, Eisenberg partnered with artists, including Picasso, Miro, and Calder. Eisenberg created the creme de la creme of mid century rhinestone jewelry, their pieces often cost more than the average woman’s weekly salary, causing Eisenberg jewelry to be rather rare.