Juliana pieces by Delizza and Elster (D&E) are always spectacular and this golden brooch is a showstopper even for them. The American manufacturer was known for producing high quality expensive costume jewelry during the 50's and 60's.
The brooch is a very large size and features heavy tiered construction which gives lots of dimension. The center of the brooch features a large egg shaped Italian art glass cabochon that is surrounded by an overload of round chaton and marquis cut glass crystal rhinestones. The stones are rich golden shades of amber and topaz and they have an iridescent aurora borealis finish.
An absolute beauty, impressive and highly collectible! This is a verified Juliana piece and this particular piece features on the Delizza and Elster research website where it has been used as an example of how to recognize an authentic "Juliana" brooch.
Condition is excellent with no noted flaws. The brooch measures 3 inches wide by 2-3/8 high (approx. 75x50mm) and it weighs 45 grams.
The Juliana range of costume jewelry was a limited run manufactured by the Delizza and Elster company, USA during the 1960s. It was never signed having been originally sold with paper hang tags that read “Juliana Original”. The entire range which includes many magnificent and over the top pieces is superb quality and has gained a passionate following from costume jewelry enthusiasts who have extensively researched and identified the original range of Juliana pieces.