Posted 8 months ago
Here are some assorted M. V. Vellano brooches, each about 2" long. All are new old stock mounted on the black holder shown in the last image and all are marked on the back in the same fashion. M. V. Vellano also made earrings, necklaces and rings in various materials. All of it that I have seen is this glitzy 1970s-1980s style and very well made (I think). This stuff is really common right now as a pile of new old stock jewelry has been found and selling for very little money on online auction sites. I picked up a few of the least expensive pieces to document the style of this jewelry mainly focusing on animals and insects as I like that best of the stuff available now. The maker did a lot more than animals and insects. I made an earlier post for a black panther brooch which contains the little information that I could find about this maker. In a few years this maker may become even more obscure, so I thought CW might be a good place to document it since this site appears to be fairly stable. I will update this post later if I can get better images as these don't really do them justice.
DISCLAIMER! I am not a jewelry collector so don't know if this stuff is good or not, but I like shiny things and giving jewelry to friends for no reason at all, so this will all end up on the blouses or coats of various friends if they think it is worth wearing. Just taking the opportunity to do some documentation, too.