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PELL BROOCH..pretty? Yes! High quality? Sadly...no!

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    Posted 9 months ago

    Ms.Crystal…
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    I have always admired Pell jewelry. A company that started just before the war, they made so many beautiful pieces, including their figurals. I love how they incorporate baguettes into most of their pieces. It’s almost a hallmark of their jewelry. But....
    I came across this piece, thought it was unusual and pretty, basically paid nothing for it. When it arrived I was very disappointed. Is it pretty? Sure, the stones are shiny and clear. But look at the back. That’s not metal you’re looking at, it's plastic! I do believe this piece is from the mid- late 40’s, and we know metal was hard to find at this time. But when others were switching to sterling, is this what Pell decided to use or is this brooch just a fluke? The reproductions marked MBB ( Mary Beth Burchardt) are made with wonderful textured 24K gold-plate, which are beautiful and high- quality. So if you decide to buy an original Pell piece maybe ask the seller what it is set in. Most likely it will be set in silver or gold tone, but if not, it’s still pretty jewelry and reasonably priced.
    There’s a thrift store near me that all the proceeds go to elderly dog care. Lately I have taken quite a few pieces there, I do believe this one will join them. It’s for a good cause :)

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    Comments

    1. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
      Yes it is very pretty! I have some rhinestone jewelry set in plastic and it gets passed on too. I thought the era was 1970's? Used old designs but set them in plastic?
    2. Daisy1000 Daisy1000, 8 months ago
      Very pretty, indeed. The variously set rhinestones add eye-catching quality. Pave setting done with a flair!
    3. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 8 months ago
      Eileen, it certainly looks like metal. Either way, would still nicely dress up an outfit!
    4. Trey Trey, 8 months ago
      Beautiful:)
    5. OLECODY OLECODY, 8 months ago
      Oh so pretty
      How you doin getting tired of hanging out in the house I sure am glad I have property to keep me busy
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 months ago
      I do love the big amber yellow stones so much !

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