About the Artist:
Juliana jewelry has cast a mesmerizing spell over a multitude of people (both men and women) who are now avid collectors of this gorgeous, high-quality jewelry that holds its own when it comes to exquisite beauty and design. Juliana jewelry is known for its over-the-top extravagant use of Swarovski crystals combined with rare and stunning art glass stones.
DeLizza and Elster (D&E) span the period 1947 to the 1980s. The jewelry firm produced an incredible variety of jewelry, along with manufacturing and selling to a number of design houses such as Boucher, Weiss, Gloria, Celebrity, Hobe, Kramer, and Hattie Carnegie, just to name a few. Each of these houses in turn put their own tag or mark on these pieces, thus blurring the line as to whom a piece is actually attributed, and whether one is looking at a truly original D& E design.
From the period 1967-1968, this jewelry became a specific line that was produced under the name of Juliana, named for Frank DeLizza’s mother. Mr. DeLizza has made it clear that he prefers that only the pieces produced during this period be called Juliana and that all other pieces be identified as DeLizza & Elster.
From the jewelry studio of DeLizza and Elster comes this gorgeous 1967 Juliana ruby red rhinestone with gold-tone filigree demi parure of brooch and clip earrings. Accompanying the deep red navette rhinestones are smaller stones of ruby and amethyst. The craftsmanship of the gold-tone filigree that highlights the rhinestones is of exceptional quality. This demi parure would make for a bold statement with any evening wear.
This Juliana jewelry is in great vintage condition. The rhinestones have no flaws and all are brilliant in color; nor does the filigree have any broken pieces. The earring clasps are tight and close well, and the clasp and pin mechanism on the backside of the brooch is in great working order.
The red and gold color scheme of this stunning demi parure would make for a wonderful holiday gift for Valentine’s Day or Christmas, though the brooch and earrings could certainly be worn any time of the year. Buy this set for someone special in your life, or consider adding it to you own jewelry collection.