2 LIGHT PURPLE FLOWER PIN BROOCH. 3 RED MARQUISE BRACELET 6 3/4 INCHES. 4 PAIR OF CLIP EARRINGS GREEN.
In the History of Rhinestones, Rhinestone Costume Jewelry share common "bling" elements with Vintage Costume Jewelry in the form of razzle dazzling little pebbles, originally found along the Rhine River. The Rhine River, is one of the most important rivers in Europe and in the late 1800s, it was filled with quartz pebbles in brilliant colors. It is from the Rhine River, that these little crystals, owe their name. As the natural, organic rhinestones, sourced from the Rhine River, were gradually depleted, imitation glass pebbles replaced them. Today, these "pretty pebbles" are sometimes referred to as "Sea-Glass" and Sea-Glass jewelry is gaining in popularity among wire jewelry artists today.
Is "Paste" another word for Rhinestones, you may be wondering? Glass paste that simulated gemstones that do not cost the earth can trace its history much further back, to the Roman era and even further back still, to the magnificent jewelry of Ancient Egypt! However, Rhinestone Costume jewelry should not be confused with Antique Paste jewelry.A "foil" which is a metallic leaf of various colors, was sometimes placed under a clear paste or inferior gemstone to enhance its appearance. Fast forward to Austria, the country renowned for the revival of Rhinestones and in the glittering world of rhinestone costume jewelry, the name Swarovaski, an Austrian success story, stands alone.
In the history of rhinestones, Mr Swarovski, in 1891, revolutionized the world of jewelry, with his invention of a new glass-cutting machine that could mechanically cut and facet glass. The item "VINTAGE LOT ART DECO CRYSTAL RHINESTONE BRACELET EARRINGS CLIP PINS BROOCH" is in sale since Friday, March 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Collections, Lots". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jordan, Cambodia, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.