Vintage Costume Jewelry Identification and Value Guide

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    Alice Caviness Crystal Necklace & Bracelet Set

    Alice Caviness Crystal Necklace & Bracelet Set
    Circa: 1950s Alice Caviness Crystal Necklace & Bracelet Set. - Vactoria (eBay ID)

    Values shown in this price guide reflect the actual selling price in the venue stated (in parenthesis after the value). Prices realized for similar collectible jewelry sold in other venues may be higher or lower depending on market fluctuations and geographical region.

    About the piece shown above:

    Crystal necklaces were like strands of pearls, everyone had one in the 1950s. Being so versatile, they are popular with fashionable ladies today as well.

    Value: $62 (eBay 7/06)

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    Bogoff Rhodium Plated Rhinestone Bracelet

    Circa: Late 1940s/Early 1950s Bogoff Rhodium Plated Rhinestone Bracelet. -Pamela Wiggins

    Bogoff bracelets are harder to find than other pieces by this manufacturer.

    Value: $65 (eBay 10/06)

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    Ciner Deco Revival Bow Brooch

    Circa: Est. 1960s Ciner Deco Revival Brooch. -Pamela Wiggins

    This piece has an Art Deco influence but it's actually much newer, which is referred to as Deco Revival.

    Value: $85 (eBay 9/06)

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    Ciner Bead Necklace with Frog Clasp

    Circa: 1960s Ciner Bead Necklace with Frog Clasp. - Pamela Wiggins

    Ciner is a high quality jewelry manufacturer still doing business today. Ciner vintage pieces are prized by collectors.

    Value: $110 (eBay 9/06)

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    Coro Candelabra Pin

    Ca. late 1940s Coro Candelabra Pin Brooch. - Jay B. Siegel

    This Coro design was patented in 1948.

    Value: $125 (Ruby Lane - 2/10)

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    Coro Indian Chief Brooch

    Rare Coro Indian Chief Brooch
    Ca. 1940s Rare Coro Indian Chief Brooch. -Linda Heberling

    This is a hard to find, desirable Coro piece, hence the high price. Most Coro items won't sell anywhere near this range.

    Value: $383 (eBay 6/06, Seller ID: pagrace)

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    Coro October Angel Duette Clips/Pin

    Ca. 1956 Coro October Angel Duette Clips/Pin. - Jay B. Siegel

    From a series of angel birthstone Duettes and coordinating bracelets made by Coro in 1956.

    Value: $125 (Ruby Lane - 10/09)

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    Corocraft Donkey Cart Brooch Pin

    Ca. late 1940s Corocraft Donkey Cart Brooch. - Jay B. Siegel

    This is a popular Coro design patented in 1948.

    Value: $145 (Ruby Lane - 2/10)

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    DeMario Pin with Pine Sprigs and Cones

    Circa: 1960s DeMario Pin with Pine Sprigs and Cones. -Pamela Wiggins

    This DeMario piece was marked with the DeMario oval cartouche with copyright symbol.

    Value: $40.50

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    Dior Simulated Jade Rhinestone Pin

    Circa: 1964 Christian Dior Simulated Jade Rhinestone Pin Dated 1964. -Pamela Wiggins

    This piece is dated 1964 and marked Chr. Dior Germany on the signature cartouche.

    Value: $85 (eBay 10/06)

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    Dior Aurora Borealis Brooch

    Ca. 1958 Christian Dior Aurora Borealis Brooch. - Jay B. Siegel

    Christian Dior brooch signed "Chr. Dior 1958" featuring iridescent rhinestones known as aurora borealis.

    Value: $165 (Ruby Lane - 8/09)

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    Eisenberg Originals Fur or Pin Clip

    Circa: Late 1940s Eisenberg Originals Clear Fur or Pin Clip. -Pamela Wiggins

    This pot metal piece fastens to a garment with a double-pronged clip known as a fur clip to collectors, but found in patents noted as a pin clip.

    Value: $146.25 (Vintage Costume Jewelry Show - Austin, TX 10/06)

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    Forbidden Fruits Grapes Pin and Earring Set

    Circa: 1950s Forbidden Fruits Grapes Pin and Earring Set. - Jay B. Siegel

    Made in Austria, all Forbidden Fruits pieces were constructed of plastic with embedded glass stones and metal leaf accents

    These were orginally sold on cards bearing the "Forbidden Fruits" name. They come in a variety of fruit and vegetable shapes. Pieces with opaque stones, like these, are not as common as other colors with sparkling rhinestones. However, the grapes motif in general is one of the most common styles of Forbidden Fruits jewelry.

    Value: $52.99 (eBay - 8/08)

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    Miriam Haskell White Dangle Earrings

    Miriam Haskell White Dangle Earrings. - Jay B. Siegel

    Value: $30 (Ruby Lane - 2/10)

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    Haskell Brooch with Rows of Faux Pearls

    Miriam Haskell Brooch with Rows of Faux Pearls Value
    Circa: 1950s Miriam Haskell Brooch with Rows of Faux Pearls. -Pamela Wiggins

    Marked "Miriam Haskell" on an appliqued oval tag.

    Value: $143.50 (ebay 6/06)

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    Haskell Pastel Rhinestone and Pearl Earrings

    Ca. 1950s Miriam Haskell Pastel Earrings. - Jay B. Siegel

    Miriam Haskell pieces combining colored rhinestones with faux pearls are more uncommon than pearl and clear rhinestone pieces.

    Value: $68 (Ruby Lane - 7/09)

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    Haskell Rhinestone Brooch with Leaf Accents Value

    Miriam Haskell Rhinestone Brooch with Leaf Accents Value
    Circa: 1950s Miriam Haskell Rhinestone Brooch with Leaf Accents. -Pamela Wiggins

    Marked "Miriam Haskell" on an appliqued oval tag.

    Value: $50 (ebay 6/06)

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    Haskell Red Rhinestone Earrings

    Miriam Haskell Red Rhinestone Earrings. - Jay B. Siegel

    Miriam Haskell pieces like these earrings made entirely of rhinestones are not commonly found.

    Value: $85 (Ruby Lane - 10/09)

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    Haskell Turquoise Bead Necklace

    Circa: 1960s Haskell Turquoise Bead Necklace. -Pamela Wiggins

    Marked Miriam Haskell on the necklace hook and on the back of the findings.

    Value: $148.50 (ChicAntiques.com 10/06)

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    Hollycraft 1958 Brooch & Earring Set

    Hollycraft 1958 Brooch and Earring Set Demi-Parure Value
    Circa: 1958 Hollycraft 1958 Brooch & Earring Set. -Pamela Wiggins

    Marked "Hollycraft Copr. 1958." Large foiled cabachons are often referred to as "cat's eye" stones by collectors.

    Value: $89.77 (eBay 6/06)

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    Hollycraft Necklace Blue & Green Rhinestones

    Circa: 1950s Hollycraft Blue & Green Rhinestone Necklace. -Pamela Wiggins

    This is an unusual color combination for Hollycraft jewelry.

    Value: $95 (Austin Antique Mall 10/06)

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    Hollycraft Green Rhinestone Brooch

    Ca. 1953 Hollycraft Green 1953 Rhinestone Brooch. - Jay B. Siegel

    Hollycraft brooch in typical antique goldtone setting dated 1953 on the reverse.

    Value: $75 (Ruby Lane - 10/09)

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    Juliana/DeLizza Elster Pearl & Crystal Necklace

    Ca. late 1950s Juliana Pearl & Crystal Dangle Necklace. - Jay B. Siegel

    Juliana jewelry is not signed, but select pieces can sometimes be found an original hang tag.

    Value: $350 (Ruby Lane - 2/10)

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    Juliana/DeLizza & Elster Watermelon Rivioli Parure

    Juliana Watermelon Rivoli Parure. - Pamela Wiggins

    Parure is the collector's term for three or more matching pieces.

    The large round stones in this parure are known as rivoli stones. The color of these glass stones is often referred to as "watermelon" by collectors due their simularity to natural watermelon tourmaline. Juliana jewelry is not signed, but can sometimes be found with its original hangtag.

    Value: $512.99 (eBay 10/07)

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    Juliana/DeLizza & Elster Parure

    Circa: Early 1960s Juliana Blue Watermelon Parure. - Pamela Wiggins

    Parure is a French term for three or more matching jewelry pieces. 

    Value: $711.99 parure shown (eBay 10/07); necklace only $362.60 (eBay 7/08)

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    Juiana/DeLizza & Elster Blue Aurora Borealis Brooch

    Juiana Blue & Aurora Borealis Brooch
    Juiana Blue & Aurora Borealis Brooch. Photo Courtesy of Vactoria (eBay ID)

    Aurora borealis (those with an iridescent finish) rhinestones were not introduced by Swarovski until the mid-1950s, which helps date many costume pieces.

    Value: $40 (eBay 7/06)

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    Juliana/DeLizza & Elster Crystal Dangle Bracelet

    Juliana/DeLizza & Elster Crystal Dangle Bracelet
    Circa: early 1960s Juliana/DeLizza & Elster Crystal Dangle Bracelet. Photo Courtesy of Vactoria (eBay ID)

    Juliana is the collector's nickname for unsigned jewelry manufactured by DeLizza & Elster.

    Value: $52 (eBay 7/06)

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    Juliana/DeLizza & Elster Emerald Green Set

    Juliana/DeLizza & Elster Emerald Green Set
    Juliana/DeLizza & Elster Emerald Green Set. Photo Courtesy of Jan (Discovering Juliana/D&E Group on Yahoo.com)

    DeLizza & Elster marked only select pieces of jewelry with "Juliana" hang tags leaving most unmarked.

    Value: $100 (Orlando, FL antique shop 7/06)

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    Juliana/DeLizza & Elster Red and Black Rhinestone Necklace

    Juliana Red & Black Rhinestone Necklace. - Jay B. Siegel

    Juliana, manufactured by DeLizza & Elster, is unsigned but recognizable due to the construction of the piece.

    Value: $200 (VFCJ Costume Jewelry Convention - 10/09)

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    Juliana/DeLizza & Elster Fruit Dangle Parure

    Juliana Fruit Dangle Parure. -Pamela Wiggins

    The dangle beads on this set are often referred to as fruit. Parure is the collector's term for three or more matching pieces.

    Value: $202.50 (eBay 10/06)

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    Juliana/DeLizza & Elster Zebra Stone Bracelet

    Juliana Zebra Stone Bracelet. -Pamela Wiggins

    Juliana is a collector's name for unsigned jewelry made by DeLizza & Elster. Select pieces were originally marked with paper hang tags.

    This Juliana bracelet exhibits the typical five link and band construction on the reverse.

    Value: $125 (ChicAntiques.com - 6/06)

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    Kramer Fall Tone Brooch & Earring Set

    Ca. 1950s Kramer Fall Tone Brooch & Earring Set. - Jay B. Siegel

    Aurora borealis rhinestones indicate this brooch and earring set was made after 1955.

    Value: $68 (Ruby Lane - 2/10)

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    Kramer Faux Emerald Rhinestone Necklace & Earring Set

    Kramer Faux Emerald Rhinestone Necklace and Earring Set Value
    Circa: 1950s Kramer Faux Emerald Rhinestone Necklace & Earring Set. -Pamela Wiggins

    Signed "Kramer of NY" on the necklace, "Kramer" on the earrings. Rhodium plated.

    Value: $71.00 (eBay 6/06)

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    Kramer White Necklace & Bracelet Set

    Kramer White Necklace & Bracelet Set
    Circa: 1950s Kramer White Necklace & Bracelet Set. Photo Courtesy of Vactoria (eBay ID)

    White jewelry was popularized by Dior in the 1950s, and other designers and manufacturers followed suit. 

    Value: $58 (eBay 7/06)

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    Mazer Retro Rhinestone Bracelet

    Circa: 1940s Mazer Retro Rhinestone Bracelet. -Pamela Wiggins

    This style of jewelry is commonly referred to as "retro" by collectors and dealers.

    Value: $63 (eBay 10/06)

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    Napier Vintage Wings Brooch and Earring Set

    Ca. 1950s Napier Vintage Wings Brooch and Earring Set. - Jay B. Siegel

    This Napier "boutique" jewelry set was made in very limited quantities and rarely comes on the market.

    Value: $175 (Ruby Lane - 7/09)

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    Napier Black Rhinestone Brooch

    Napier Black Rhinestone Brooch. - Jay B. Siegel

    Signed Napier brooch featuring black rhinestones with aurora borealis accents in a heavy goldtone setting.

    Value: $65 (Ruby Lane - 7/09)

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    Napier Crystal Necklace

    Napier Crystal Necklace. - Jay B. Siegel

    This Napier necklace made up of clear crystals and goldtone beads features a flattering Egyptian Revival influence.

    Value: $135 (Ruby Lane - 9/09)

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    Regency Green Barouque Pearl Bracelet Set

    Circa: 1950s Regency Barouque Pearl Bracelet Set. -Pamela Wiggins

    Oval baroque pearls were commonly used by Regency in a number of colors.

    Value: $34.95 (eBay 9/06)

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    Regency Gray Rhinestone Bracelet

    Regency Gray Rhinestone Bracelet. - Jay B. Siegel

    Regency signed bracelet featuring stones of exceptional quality.

    Value: $75 (Ruby Lane - 7/09)

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    Regency Green Cabochon Necklace & Bracelet Set

    Regency Green Cabochon Necklace & Bracelet Set Demi-Parure Value
    Circa: Late 1950s Regency Green Cabochon Necklace & Bracelet Set. -Pamela Wiggins

    Signed "Regency" on oval plaque. A set of two or more matching pieces is also referred to as a demi-parure.

    Value: $65.99 (eBay 6/06)

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    Reinad Asian Princess Brooch

    Circa: 1940s Reinad Asian Princess Brooch. - Jay B. Siegel

    This is a 1940s immitation of a very finely crafted and well-made Hattie Carnegie design. This one by Reinad, while beautiful, is not as nicely detailed.

    Value: $85 (eBay - 8/08)

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    Sandor Rhinestone and Filigree Maltese Cross Brooch

    Sandor Rhinestone and Filigree Maltese Cross Brooch
    Circa: Late 1940s-Early 1950s Sandor Rhinestone and Filigree Maltese Cross Brooch. -Pamela Wiggins

    Sandor mark indicates jewelry manufactured by Sandor Goldberger. The terms brooch and pin are often used interchangably with pieces like this one.

    Value: $25.49 (eBay 6/06)

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    Schiaparelli Necklace Set

    Schiaparelli Necklace Set. - Jay B. Siegel

    Unsigned Schiaparelli necklace in excellent condition, unsigned bracelet with repair and single signed earring included for identification purposes.

    Value: $275 (Ruby Lane - 2/10)

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    Schiaparelli Rhinestone Dangle Brooch

    Circa: Late '50s Schiaparelli Rhinestone Dangle Brooch. - Pamela Wiggins

    Value: $225 (eBay 9/06)

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    Schoffel Austria Pin and Earring Set

    Schoffel Austria Pin and Earring Set
    Circa: Late 1940s/Early 1950s Schoffel Austria Pin and Earring Set. Photo Courtesy of Vactoria (eBay ID)

    Schoffel pieces made in Austria are marked only with a crown logo, but have the look of other pieces often found marked "Made in Austria."

    Value: $56 (eBay 7/06)

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    Schreiner Amber Rhinestone Earrings

    Ca. 1950s Schreiner Amber Earrings. - Jay B. Siegel

    Schreiner vintage pieces remain popular with collectors due to their beautiful use of stones and excellent craftsmanship.

    Value: $45 (Ruby Lane 7/09)

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    Schreiner Bug Trembler Pin

    Circa: 1950s Schreiner Trembler Bug Pin. -Pamela Wiggins

    This piece has wings mounted on springs making it move slightly when worn, thus the term "trembler."

    Value: $46 (eBay 9/06)

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    Schreiner Art Glass Cabochon Brooch & Earring Set

    Schreiner Art Glass Cabochon Brooch and Earring Set Demi-Parure Value
    Circa: Early 1950s Schreiner Art Glass Cabochon Brooch & Earring Set. -Pamela Wiggins

    Cabochons are the stones with rounded tops rather than facets. This set is unsinged but attributed to Schreiner due to construction characteristics.

    Value: $100.99 (eBay 6/06)

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    Schreiner New York Stars Brooch & Earring Set

    Schreiner Stars Brooch and Earring Set Demi-Parure Value
    Circa: Early to mid-1960s Schreiner New York Stars Brooch & Earring Set. -Pamela Wiggins

    Brooch is marked "Schreiner New York", earrings are not marked. Corners of the brooch turn upward for a three-dimensional effect.

    Value: $73.50 (eBay 6/06)

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    Schreiner Brooch with Red & Green Rhinestones

    Schreiner Brooch with Red & Green Rhinestones. - Jay B. Siegel

    Brooch signed "Schreiner New York" featuring high quality rhinestones.

    Value: $125 (Ruby Lane - 7/09)

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    Selro Devil Charm Bracelet

    Selro Devil Charm Bracelet
    Ca. 1950s Selro Devil Charm Bracelet. -Dotty Stringfield

    Funky charm bracelets from the 1950s have been gaining popularity recently and prices are on the rise.

    Value: $98 (6/06 IllusionJewels.com)

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    Trifari Eagle Brooch

    Trifari Eagle Brooch - Rare
    Circa: 1940s Trifari Eagle Brooch - Rare. - yankeeboy 44 (eBay ID)

    This piece is an example of Trifari's prime work. It is considered a rarity in the cosutme jewelry world and is highly sought by avid collectors.

    In spite of this brooch being incorrectly labeled as a "jelly belly" in the online auction description and having a few minor condition issues, this piece brought top dollar on eBay. If it were a true jelly belly (a collector's term describing pieces incorporating clear lucite cabochons or components in the design), it would have sold...MORE for even more. A similar example with Lucite wings was documented selling in the $17,000 range at a live auction in years past.

    Value: $7,300 (eBay 10/06)

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    Trifari Green Laurel Necklace & Bracelet Set

    Circa: Late-1940s Trifari Green 1940s Laurel Necklace & Bracelet Set. -Pamela Wiggins

    Mark (Crown over the "T" and no copyright symbol) dates these pieces to the late 1940s. Necklace and bracelet can be attached together for a longer necklace.

    Value: $85 (eBay 6/06)

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    Trifari Rhinestone Parure

    Trifari Parure
    Trifari Parure. -kaysglitz

    This set consisting of a number of matching pieces would be referred to as a "parure" by collectors. It is in mint condition.

    Value: $888 (eBay 8/06, seller ID: kaysglitz)

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    Trifari Weeping Willow Brooch

    Rare Trifari Weeping Willow Brooch
    Circa: Early 1940s Rare Trifari Weeping Willow Brooch. -Donna Taylor

    This is an extremely rare Trifari piece that came in several different colorations, including goldtone with no enameling.

    Value: $1,292 (eBay 7/06 - Seller: roader54)

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    Trifari Cranberry Red Dangle Brooch

    Ca. Early 1950s Trifari Cranberry Red Dangle Brooch. - Jay B. Siegel

    A Trifari brooch of good quality, typical of Trifari's mass-produced pieces from the 1950s.

    Value: $65 (Ruby Lane - 10/09)

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    Vendome Pink Rhinestone Necklace

    Vendome Pink Rhinestone Necklace. - Jay B. Siegel

    Vendome, a high-end division of Coro, was known for making beaded necklaces more often than rhinestone pieces like this necklace.

    Value: $125 (Ruby Lane - 8/09)

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    West Germany Red Rhinestone and Pearl Pin

    West Germany Red Rhinestone and Pearl Pin. - Jay B. Siegel

    A typical pin marked "W. Germany" made using stamped filigree, rhinestones and pearls. Similar pieces were made using a variety of stone colors.

    Value: $45 (Ruby Lane - 10/09)