Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Bird of paradise rhinestone brooch

In Costume Jewelry > Show & Tell and Costume Jewelry > Rhinestone Jewelry > Show & Tell.
billretirecoll's loves219 of 1071Old Chinese pocket knifeFound this old baseball glove
9
Love it
0
Like it

Ms.CrystalShipMs.CrystalShip loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
BroochmanBroochman loves this.
auraaura loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
billretirecollbillretirecoll loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 7 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 7 months ago

    valentino97
    (701 items)

    A recent online purchase: Bird of paradise in pot metal w/white rhinestones, seemed to be a popular design and a whopping 5.5". They were unsigned. I think mine is from the 1930s and it has seen better days. I didn’t pay much. Dates suggested by online sellers ranged from 1920-60's. It is featured in "Gems of Costume Jewelry" by Gabriele Greindl as from 1935.

    7/15/2019

    Mystery Solved
    logo
    Costume Jewelry
    See all
    Nice Jewelry Lot ALL GOOD Wear Resell Vintage Now 5 Pc Earring Brooch Necklace
    Nice Jewelry Lot ALL GOOD Wear Rese...
    $13
    ESTATE VINTAGE - NOW JEWELRY LOT NECKLACES EARRINGS  READY TO WEAR NO JUNK 5 pc
    ESTATE VINTAGE - NOW JEWELRY LOT NE...
    $14
    Jewelry Lot ALL Good Wear Resell Brooch Art Estate Vintage Modern 5 Pc NO Junk
    Jewelry Lot ALL Good Wear Resell Br...
    $15
    Jewelry Vintage Huge Lot Now Junk Craft Box FULL POUNDS Brooch Necklace Earrings
    Jewelry Vintage Huge Lot Now Junk C...
    $38
    logo
    Nice Jewelry Lot ALL GOOD Wear Resell Vintage Now 5 Pc Earring Brooch Necklace
    Nice Jewelry Lot ALL GOOD Wear Rese...
    $13
    See all

    Comments

    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 7 months ago
      Oh my #1 Mary. I love your new Bird Of Paradise Brooch, it reminds me of the large Florenza Bird Brooch that I have, and it dresses up the Jean Jacket, just the way it is! No repair needed! Great! :^D Thanks so much for showing! :^)
    2. Newfld Newfld, 7 months ago
      Dazzling beauty of a brooch, what an amazing vintage bird of paradise, it's totally gorgeous & quite perfect for its age - super find Mary! The jacket is very cool too
    3. Broochman Broochman, 7 months ago
      Absolutely stunning brooch and I love the way you have it displayed!!! I love it very much. Great post! :)
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      This is truly a BEAUTIFUL brooch!! Awesome find.
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
      So many nice comments!
      Bill - just looked at your Florenza bird pin again, gorgeous!

      Jenni - definitely not delicate, lol. That jkt was a vacation find, Austin TX

      Brooch man - pix taken w my old phone, but works okay!

      Scott - yes, isn't this a fun design?
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 7 months ago
      My #1 Mary, I thought I had one just like yours, but I think Eileen has one, because I found one at the Flea Market, but couldn't afford it, but got a free photo of it, to show her:

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/248819-just-2-little-brooches-for-eileenms-cry

      Just for fun! Off to Bowling now! :^)
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
      Yes, Bill!! There it is, thank you! Online the prices were between $20 and $40, I got this sweet tweet (or squawk!) for $6 because it was "much loved". It is featured in "Gems of Costume Jewelry" book by Gabriele Greindl

      Thanks friends for all your loves: Kevin, Fort, Aura, Sean!
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 7 months ago
      Hey my #1 Mary, do you have any contact with Judy(TassieDevil), because I haven't seen her for a while now, and she hasn't posted anything in 8mo? Just a little worried, as with any of our CW friends that are regulars, I wish there was a way to contact them, or can CW do that for us? {:^)
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
      Hi Bill, no I don't have an email for Judy. Also makes me sad when CW friends dissappear. Maybe CW could send a "we miss you" email? You do know that I want to meet you! Not sure if I can swing it this year, be warned
    10. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 7 months ago
      So noted my #1 Mary, I saw it on my post, and left a note for you! :^D I'm normally available, for interviews, and may be able to set up a meeting with my Secretary . . . oh I'm sorry that's ME! &:^) Sure I'm always very Happy to meet friends, that I've never met! :^D Yet love just the same! :^D Just remember no Masques or Weapons of Mass Destruction, well unless they're Vintage, or Antique of course! &:^) If this doesn't dissuade you, then you're welcome anytime, the sooner, the later, all GOOD! :^) xoxo
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
      I think we will have a nice visit! I will warn you well in advance my friend :-)
    12. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 7 months ago
      Yes, Judy has been gone for a good while, miss her. And has anyone heard from Phil? I sent a shout out to him, no reply. We know he hasn't felt good, so my prayers are with him....
      Now to your bird Mary...
      What a perfect accessory to you jean jacket. My Mother loved demin. She had skirts, long jackets well past her knees with, of course, silver brooches.
      What a great deal, I'm so glad this piece found you and you will continue to love it!!
    13. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 7 months ago
      Eileen, it looks like the last time Phil was on was just under a month ago, but he's having trouble with his vision, and you can tell that by his last comment. He hopes to have it corrected, but the operation is set for I think, November 2019, a long time off when you can't see!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.