Posted 5 years ago
Large moonstone brooch tagged PARENTI STERLING on the back.
I saw this on Ebay a long time ago and the listing ended early. It
came back on this year and I purchased it. It is a lovely piece.
"Parenti is a rare mark seen on beautiful, handcrafted silver jewelry from the early 20th century. Parenti jewelry was made by the two Parenti sisters, who immigrated from Florence, Italy, to Massachusetts, USA. The sisters had been trained as silversmiths in Europe, and later opened a shop at 97 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Pieces from the 1930's to the 1940's-1950's are available. The sisters had a second shop on Cape Cod."