THIS FABULOUS "JULIANA" BOOK-PIECE BROOCH IS FROM THE COLLECTION FEATURED IN ANN PITMAN'S "JULIANA JEWELRY REFERENCE - DELIZZA & ELSTER IDENTIFICATION & VALUE GUIDE" -- IT IS PART OF THE COLLECTION FEATURED ON PP 81-83 "OVAL ENGRAVED FLOWER"... THESE STUNNING BROOCHES WERE PRODUCED IN A NUMBER OF SHAPES FOR THAT COLLECTION BETWEEN 1965 AND 1966. DE LIZZA AND ELSTER HAD THESE SPECIALTY CABOCHONS CUSTOM MADE IN GERMANY AND THEY WERE THE PERFECT COMPLEMENT TO THE HIGH-QUALITY SWAROVSKI RHINESTONES USED IN THEIR EXQUISITE CREATIONS. THIS GLORIOUS PIECE IS RECTANGULAR, MEASURING 2" X 1-3/4" X 5/8 TALL...
IT'S LOADED WITH THREE LAYERS OF RHINESTONES SET AT DIFFERENT HEIGHTS AND ANGLES: EMERALD GREEN, OLIVENE, PEACOCK AND GOLDEN TOPAZ... NAVETTES AND "SKINNY NAVETTES" JULIANA WAS FAMOUS FOR, ALONG WITH CHATONS IN SEVERAL SIZES AND ALL THOSE SHADES--THE PALETTE AND VARIETY OF SHAPES CREATES A SHIMMERING EFFECT--THE PERFECT FOIL FOR THE TWO HUGE CARVED-GLASS CABOCHONS WITH TINY RHINESTONE-CENTERED DAISIES AND DELICATE ETCHED LEAVES, SURROUNDED AND PERFECTLY SET OFF BY ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL STONES. THE FINISH IS BEAUTIFUL AND SHOWS THE CHARACTERISTIC "PUDDLING" THAT WE SEE IN DE LIZZA AND ELSTER'S JEWELRY PIECES. CRAB-CLAW PRONG SETTINGS HOLD EACH GEM SECURELY IN PLACE--I FIND NO FLAWS IN THIS WONDERFUL PIECE OF ART.IN PRISTINE VINTAGE CONDITION; CLASP IS PERFECT, FINISH IS LOVELY, STONES ARE SECURE AND SPARKLING LIKE CRAZY. TRULY A COLLECTOR'S TREASURE--YOU'LL BE SO PLEASED! DeLizza and Elster's "Juliana" jewelry line has mesmerized collectors everywhere. This exquisitely-designed, high-quality jewelry is known for its over-the-top extravagant "look" featuring the lavish use of top-quality Swarovski crystals combined with rare and stunning art glass stones. The DeLizza and Elster jewelry company history spans from 1947 into the 1980's. They produced an incredible variety of jewelry of their own design, in addition to manufacturing for a number of other design houses, such as Boucher, Weiss, Gloria, Celebrity, Hobe, Kramer, Sarah Coventry and Hattie Carnegie, just to name a few. Each of these houses in turn put their own tag or mark on the D&E-made pieces, thus blurring the line as to whom a piece is actually attributed, and whether or not you are looking at a truly original D & E design. For Frank DeLizzas mother (I think that's so sweet).
DeLizza has made it clear that he prefers that only the pieces produced during this brief period be called Juliana and that all other pieces be identified as DeLizza & Elster. There is some confusion dating and differentiating many of these pieces, as a good number of high-quality earlier pieces from other manufacturers (as well as from D&E) bear some resemblance to the Juliana line, and it becomes necessary to refer to the DeLizza and Elster and Juliana identification website, or submit the piece to Mr. An additional identification problem is that Juliana pieces were unmarked and bore a hang tag only. When the piece was ready to be worn, the tag was usually thrown away.
Genuine Juliana jewelry is best identified by detailing specific criteria used in its manufacture, such as. Use of aurora borealis Swarovski stones, the use of unfoiled stones set in open-back mountings, "crab-claw" socket prongs, floating single-pin construction, with joint attached on one side and swivel clasp on the other, heavy shiny-gold or silver-tone plating with "figure-eight" puddled soldering, multi-level construction, floating wires, and reinforcing wiring on the back, to name a few. The item "JULIANA VINTAGE EMERALD GREEN RHINESTONE BROOCH-BOOK PIECE-ETCHED FLOWER STONES" is in sale since Thursday, February 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "blueskies14626" and is located in Rochester, New York.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, China, Sweden, South Korea, 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, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.