Juliana pieces by Delizza and Elster (D&E) are always spectacular and this brooch is a showstopper even for them.
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 crystals. The stones are rich shades of amber and topaz brown and they have an iridescent aurora borealis finish.
An absolute beauty, impressive and highly collectible! This is a verified Juliana piece and this particular model features on the Delizza and Elster research site where it has been used as an example of how to recognize a true "Juliana" brooch.
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 being originally sold with 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.
Condition is excellent with absolutely no flaws. The brooch measures 3 inches wide by 2-3/8 high (approx. 75x50mm) and it weighs 45 grams.