This brooch was definitely Grandma's...it is marked as made in Austria...and that is where Grandma is from. Those aurora borealis rhinestones are simply stunning with the dainty enameled flowers and leaves.
This one was an anniversary gift from Grandma to Mom...I love the two circles of pearls entwined with a golden ribbon.
This swirl of faux pearls & rhinestones set in silver really sparkles. I remember Mom wearing this on her spring coat often. Remember when women wore brooches on their coats? It's one of the fondest memories from my childhood...even I had some little brooches to wear on my coat...like this sparkly little daisy below...from the early 1950s.
The turquoise marquis cut rhinestones forming the daisy petals still have plenty of sparkle left.
Finally...this little beauty has aged to perfection. To my eye, the rhinestones have a slightly gray tint now...not all of them, but some do. It's quite sophisticated. The brooch still sparkles like mad...even though it's from the 1940s or 1950s.
All of these & more are now in my Etsy shop. I do love my collection of vintage jewelry, but I simply don't wear it anymore...so it's time to see if it will find a new home...maybe yours? With Easter & Mother's Day approaching, these would make lovely gifts...more lasting than flowers or candy...although those are wonderful, too! I ship them in a gift box so you're all set.
You'll find my Vintage Jewelry and Apparel right here. Thanks for stopping by.