About the Artist:
Albert Weiss was a jewelry designer in the 1940s and 1950s, and Weiss jewelry designs are valued today for their astonishing style. Weiss jewelry may be marked "Weiss," "Albert Weiss," or "A.W. Co." Many of his pieces are considered collectibles, and each one embodies an unmistakable style. Like most other costume jewelry designed in this era, Weiss jewelry is intended to stand out and augment a women's beauty with shine and design. Weiss costume jewelry is not limited to women who are attempting to create a sensation. A Weiss brooch can be worn today with scarves and sweaters, or to liven up a dark winter coat. As hats are becoming more popular in style, brooches can also be placed on the brim or crown. Please note that a piece of Weiss jewelry can turn bland into sophisticated.
Just in time for the winter season holidays, a Christmas bell and wreath brooch designed by Albert Weiss. This quaint brooch is in good condition, though it is missing two small rhinestones on the bottom part of the bells and some of the red enamel has flaked off the ribbon. The pin mechanism is in good working condition, however, and the gold-tone metal has retained its shiny surface.
This late 1960s Christmas bell and wreath brooch would make for a playful gift for family member or friend. Or, add it to your own Christmas or costume jewelry collection.