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I would love to find out any information about this beautiful bug.. I know that they were pretty common in their hay-day

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    Posted 1 year ago

    Glampadgirl
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    Hello,
    I was hoping that someone might know what year these are from? I believe that it is aurora crystal.
    Thank You

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    1. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 1 year ago
      its beautiful.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      What a gorgeous bug brooch. My favorite brooches are insects :-) They are still very popular today among collectors .
    3. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 1 year ago
      This is a very sweet little brooch! The colours are beautiful.

      I did a little cursory Googling, and it very much resembles a number of rhinestone brooches (variously described as "bee" or "fly") made by a company called Dodds. Unfortunately, all the listings have disappeared, only leaving traces in Google image search. One page - previewed in Google image search (I'll paste the link below) - said theirs dates from 1960s. Again, I'm not at all certain your brooch is by the same maker (I don't know Dodds so I have no idea if they had unmarked pieces), but that may give you a rough ballpark for continuing your research.

      https://tinyurl.com/yb7rmhtf
      (using a TinyURL so that this comment doesn't take up half the page - it's a Google image search weblink so it goes on and on!)

      Aurora borealis began to be used in 1955 so this piece certainly can't be any older than that - and I think it cannot be earlier than the 1960s, but that's just a "feel" I have, no proof :)

      https://www.rubylane.com/blog/categories/jewelry/the-finishing-touch-vintage-jewelry-how-old-is-aurora-borealis-jewelry/
    4. Glampadgirl Glampadgirl, 1 year ago
      Thank You for the info !

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