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 all other pieces be identified as DeLizza & Elster.
This lovely vintage rhinestone flower brooch from DeLizza and Elster is composed of thin, spring green, open-back navettes used as petals, round spring green chatons as the central part of the flower, and bright and smoothly finished gold-tone metal for the settings. All stones are prong set.
This beautiful floral brooch is in great vintage condition with no missing or cracked rhinestones, damaged metal settings, or defective pin assembly.
This subtle brooch would make for an excellent gift for a family member or friend who appreciates fine costume jewelry. Or, consider adding this brooch to your own collection.