This is a unique and interesting vintage Juliana brooch with two types of specialty stones and crystals!
This star or pinwheel shaped pin is visual candy for the eye! Textured lava glass navette stones with an iridescent coating add an exciting texture and shine to this dazzling sparkler! The round stones are interesting as well in that they seem to have a magnifying effect to them which highlights the internal facets. They are foil backed and emit different colors including blue, purple, and pink. One source tells us that these were called “fantasy stones” by Frank Delizza. And as if the eye didn’t have enough to gaze upon, there is also the addition of sparkling light blue sapphire Swarovski crystals. The metal base is a shiny silver colored thickly rhodium plated metal. Absolutely stunning vintage Juliana brooch! Circa. 1965.
Signed: Unsigned but this is a confirmed Juliana design by DeLizza and Elster. Please ask for more details if you require them.
Size: 2 3/4″ from one point to the other.
Condition: Very good. There is one area of plating loss on the back. There is also some solder on the front which appears original and does not detract from the overall look.