This is a 1950's Jewel Crest Rhinestone flower Rhinestone crystal brooch, and 2 Row Rhinestone Necklace. The Brooch was designed by Iconic Australian jewellery designer Donald Simpson and is signed Jewel Crest. This pieces are in great condition with no missing stones, very faint yellowing to some stones, as expected for a 60 plus year old piece. This lovely Vintage brooch dates to between 1950 and 1960 and measures 60 mm in length.Signed Jewel Crest on reverse of brooch. The Necklace is 44cm including the extension chain, this necklace is unsigned, not sure if a Simpson design or not, but it is a good match. White metal with Rhodium plating with clear Round and Marquis shaped rhinestones. Please remember, that most necklaces can be worn as bracelets, a double wrap if they are at least 40cm, see photo.
Weight is 41 grams, for both pieces. Donald Simpson was an iconic Australian Jewellery designer.
This stunning example is made from clear crystals, the brooch is marked Jewelcrest with an early stamp, one for the collectors, and is made of a rhodium plated finish. Donald Simpson was a master designer of Australian Costume Jewellery, he began his designs with his own name and stamps include "Originals by Simpson", Simpson Jlry Pty Ltd, and Simpson, later he designed for Jewel Crest and Founded Gay Charm. Some designs included rhinestone crystals, cultured pearls, sterling silver, alloys that were gold vermeil plated or rhodium finished. Not all items were signed, but either were included in a signed Jewellery box or were paper labelled.His workmanship was second to none. The item "Vintage 6cm Jewel Crest Donald Simpson Rhinestone Brooch & 44cm Necklace 41grams" is in sale since Thursday, July 22, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery". The seller is "cherylb8668" and is located in Morisset, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.