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Costume Jewelry Parure43 of 137D & E RUBY RED...and other colors!Alice Caviness Brooch and Earrings
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I found this set scattered in different places in a store I had not been before.
    I think they match.

    I would date it to around the 1960's, based on the stones, but it could be a bit later.

    There are no markings.

    The rivets make it easy to wear because the construction is lighter than most other pieces.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Another beauty Gudrun - great posts today! I actually think your whole jewelry collection is truly gorgeous
    2. Gillian, 4 years ago
      The back would suggest it's a D & E set, (see link), and if it is, congrats they're extremely collectible, fairly scarce and therefore $$$.

    3. Gillian, 4 years ago
      It's entirely possible that I have egg covering my face. This is a quote from the link I sent you. " If you find a brooch containing dozens of rivets when the back is examined, it's likely that is not a Juliana piece." I believe the source of the link is very trustworthy. So, have a look at the back of the bracelet and that construction might give you a better idea. Your set really 'looks' like a set, but as you say you found the pieces in different areas so it is possible I was correct in my first post - (she says hanging her head in shame, as well as clutching at straws!)
    4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Very pretty Freiheit, love it:-)
    5. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 years ago
      This is a beautiful set. I believe it's either Judy Lee or Beau Jewels... But I'm no expert, just a quess. Gillian is right, there are too many rivets to be a D & E. They were used very sparingly.Also the pin mechanism is more along the lines of Beau jeweles or Judy Lee. D & E used a joint/ catch built into the brooch itself, not a separate entity attached to it. Hope this helps... This is one gorgeous set and I'm glad you found all the pieces! Lucky you!
    6. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much for all of your nice and interesting comments:
      TassieDevil, and
      I kind of knew that it wasn't a D&E set because it is too light. D&E feels a lot heavier and the construction is different. I recently saw a Judy Lee brooch but didn't buy it because it was rather pricey and very fragile - but I can see why one could think that there is some resemblance.

      I read that the rivets were used by American and Austrian makers. I guess I have to keep searching for an answer.

    7. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Many thanks for loving my set:
      fortapache, and
    8. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 years ago
      I do believe this is beau jewels. Same construction and pin mechanism.
      Go to google,( if you haven't already) type in " vintage beau jewels" , hit "images" There are some real beauties there and they show the backs. You might even spot your piece. Unless they marked every piece, your set comes really close.
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous set! I hope you wear it in best of health :-)
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      And, I am so glad that you found everything to bring them back together again :-)
    11. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much for your kind comments, Mary. Actually, I have been sick for some time but I am much better now. It is surprising how stress can make you sick or how being sick can stress you out! In any case, I am planning to focus on what is really important: Family and health! Oh well, and a little collecting, too - LOL!
    12. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Ms.CrystalShip, thanks you so much helping me to find out what I got here. I will have a good look and hope to get a match/answer:)

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