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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This 2" all rhinestone on silvertone brooch is shaped like a crown, with an interesting history. The B David jewelry co (1945-1993) made most of these crowns to order as "mother's " brooches, where the pear shaped stones would be colored with the children's birthstones a la the mother's rings, and the remainder of the brooch would have pearls & clear iridescent AB stones. The birthstones seen here include sapphires, garnet, topaz, amethyst & pink tourmaline. This particular crown could represent other family members and grandchildren.

    Thank you Eileen for your comment on my last B David brooch , which got me investigating!

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    1. DanteDreaming DanteDreaming, 3 years ago
      Such a pretty brooch Jenni and I love the concept that the pear coloured stones would represent the children's birthstones :)
      Would make for a great conversation piece!
      But wait, how many children does that mean the woman that previously owned this brooch had, because I'm counting a LOT of coloured stones there and picturing one tired woman.... ;)
    2. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Super thanks for the luv
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Hopefully the wearer only bought this for its beauty and not as a reminder that she should have more children, nice use of the stones !~
    4. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Enjoyed the fun comments Kerri & Phil, thanks so much

      Sincere thanks for the luv
    5. Gillian, 3 years ago
      A lovely brooch - and interesting info. about the stones. Thank you.
    6. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you for your kind comment Gillian
    7. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      Lovely... Could be Children & Grandchildren..
      No two are alike which makes them so special!
      I love it, Jenni!
    8. cindyjune cindyjune, 3 years ago
      love this! i have never heard of B. David before so i also appreciate learning more!
    9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      How I wish we could edit our comments!
      "NO TWO ARE ALIKE"... I'm referring to Jenni's brooch, but I guess it works for children and grandchildren too. :)
    10. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Lol that's cute Eileen, but I did get your meaning the first time, knew you meant the brooches not the kiddies! And thanx for the luv, and sparking my interest in these crowns

      So glad you liked it Cindy, like you I enjoy learning from others here on CW

      Appreciate the luv

      Thanks everyone!
    11. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      With great thanks to you all for the luv
    12. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you so much gargoylecollector
    13. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks for the luv Poire

    14. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you for the kind comment bratjdd, look forward to seeing your post!
    15. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      The luv is much appreciated Trey
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Oh, what a beautiful crown Jenni!!
    17. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Glad you liked it Scott, thanx so much for the kind compliment
    18. foseatme, 2 years ago
    19. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Such a kind compliment foseatme, I'm very happy you enjoyed this & many thanks for the luv
    20. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Glad you liked this crown ccounts, the love is greatly appreciated
    21. Newfld Newfld, 12 months ago
      Thank you jeweled and esthercollections for the kind love, very glad you enjoyed this B David crown
    22. RhinestoneFan, 2 months ago
      I once rented a room from a woman who birthed 14 children, all lived. And, don’t forget the “19 kids and counting folks!”
    23. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 months ago
      RhinestoneFan, I am in awe of someone with fourteen kids!

      Newfld, this is a beautiful brooch. I had owned B.David jewelry in the past altho I can't remember now what the piece was. Thanks for sharing that information about the company, that makes each piece of jewelry unique!
    24. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Thanks Katherine for the super comment & love, yes B David made very unique and lovely jewelry not only the mother's gems type - I particularly like the way their rhinestones are smaller than average but high quality & precision set

      Thank you RhinestoneFan for your fun & informative comment, wow 14 is a lotta kids! My Italian grandfather was supposed to marry a girl back in Italy who ended up having 19 children (birth control was not practiced by strict Catholics back then) but he came to America & married my grandmother & they had (whew) 3 kids, he was eternally grateful he made the right choice lol!
    25. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 2 months ago
      This is a lovely brooch! I remember reading up on these a year or two ago. One listing on Etsy (now not found) actually included the original packaging with instructions on selecting the colours. I see some listings also include matching earrings, too - a parure of sorts. Really beautiful.
    26. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Thank you rhineisfine for the super compliments on this B David crown, glad you liked it. I don't remember which site I got it from, just that there were many others but this crown seemed so balanced with colored rhinestones - it seems if you only had two children for example, they would only use 2 colored stones & make all the rest clear or AB, so either this owner had a large family or requested stone repeating. Interesting, & I'm wondering if B David was the first co to start with the children's birthstones for mom idea
    27. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 2 months ago
      @Newfld, that's a good question. I know that if I had the chance of a custom-made brooch, the heck with the kids, I'd just choose the colours I like :) Perhaps there were a few customers out there who did the same. If my surname were King or Queen, for sure I'd do that!
      Anyway, that's really interesting about the use of "clear rhinestones as filler if you have too few kids", I didn't know that. I'll be looking at these brooches a little differently in future. Thank you!
    28. Newfld Newfld, 1 month ago
      With special thanks for the love

      Thanks again rhineisfine for more creative thoughts, I totally agree that I'd rather pick my fave rhinestone colors for the crown instead of the kids BDs lol!! I looked again at some other crowns online, it seems many chose repeater color stones to balance out their crowns, a much better idea than just one or two color the rest AB, am I right :)

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