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 which 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.
This is an outstanding vintage Juliana rhinestone brooch and earrings demi parure from 1967! This unsigned set has beautiful art glass rhinestones in a silver-toned scroll work setting. It features what Juliana collectors have dubbed "rock crystal" rhinestones and matte-frosted glass stones that were finished "in house." Topped off with Capri blue accents, this brooch and earrings set is an outstanding example of DeLizza & Elster’s capabilities!
The set is in excellent vintage condition, with no missing rhinestones, no broken rhinestones, no joint breaks, no metal corrosion, no problems to the standard pin back or clips, no chips, no cracks, no repairs, no discoloration to the silver-tone metal.
This wonderfully designed and crafted demi parure would make for an ideal gift for a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion such as Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day. It might also brighten up your own jewelry box, so consider purchasing the set for yourself.