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D & E DEMI-PARURE....watermelon anyone?

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    Posted 6 months ago

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    I found this set a couple weeks ago and gave the wonderful lady who owned this set an offer, that she accepted! The colors speaks for themselves, do they not? So many shades of amethyst, purples, lavenders, lilacs to mention. The brooch and earrings are on the cover of Katerina Musetti’s book, “The Art of Juliana Jewelry”, along with the big necklace to this set. I have the small necklace. Yes! This is considered the small one, Ha! It is set in beautiful gold tone, and you will just have to take my word for it, as I didn’t want to turn the set on their crystals. There isn’t a sign of wear, no scratches or chips anywhere! This lovely set is nearly 60 years of age. And for Mary ....the brooch is 2 1/2 inches to be worn vertically, the earrings are 1 1/2 inches, and the necklace is 16 inches. The focal crystals in this set, as you know, are lovingly called “watermelon” by collectors, ( not heliotrope!!) and D & E are famous for them. The center crystal in the necklace is an inch in length! Now to hunt down the bracelet!
    Circa: 1964
    UPDATE: Read that this set was first seen in 1960! ,not 1964!

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 6 months ago
      WOW ! stunning a real eye catcher .
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 months ago
      Super WOW factor, d & e flamboyant masterpiece with the huge watermelon stones, best of the best !~
    3. FreshAir FreshAir, 6 months ago
      Super gorgeous D and E Watermelon set!!!! This is what collectors dream of having. Congratulations on finding this beautiful over the top Delizza and Elster set!!!!!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      WOW!! What a beautiful set and the colors are very eye catching!! I sure hope you find that bracelet sometime in the very near future.
    5. Andreamw, 6 months ago
    6. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 6 months ago
      Spectacular set, lucky you! Thanks for sharing!
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 6 months ago
      This must be the find of the year! - Really amazing! Thank you for giving the measurements, helps me visualize. Just gorgeous. I am sure you can find the matching bracelet. Can you imagine the elegant lady who wore these?
    8. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 6 months ago
      Look what happens when I step away from CW for a few days!!! This is exquisite, you did good. Lori
    9. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 6 months ago
      What a beauty! Glad it went to someone who recognizes its quality. You found a treasure, all right!
    10. kyratango kyratango, 5 months ago
      Incredible! Ans a book cover piece!!!
    11. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 5 months ago
      I wish to thank each and everyone who sincerely loved my newest pieces of D & E! A most important find this was...

      Patricia ( watchearcher)
      Maureen ( plein-air-painter)
      Phil ( PhilDMorris)
      Dave (dav2no1)
      Scott ( jscott0363)
      Andrea ( Andreamw)
      Mary ( valentino97)
      Thomas ( Brunswick)
      Lori ( RichmondLori)
      FreshAir ( K)
      Karen (racer4four)
      Pascale ( kyratango)

      Thank you for the “WOW” Mani! I believe you are right. Walking around with that necklace would surely “catch some eyes” Ha!

      Phil..another “WOW” thank you dear friend. It’s the perfect word for this set!
      D & E made some “wow” pieces, that is for sure! I am so happy the kind former owner took my offer, and I made a friend too!

      Thanks Daisy, and even though it’s on the cover of The Art of Juliana Jewelry, it isn’t from the Juliana line. It was made 3 years earlier.

      FreshAir, Ha! I take you love this set too? As a collector of D & E yourself, you understand the importance of this set, yes? I still can hardly believe it is in my collection, as it goes for close to 4 figures. I received it at an incredible price!

      Scott, another “WOW”. Ok, it’s settled. This is my WOW set! And it will take some time, but I will find the bracelet! Thank you for the support, you are so kind!

      Andrea, perfect adjective to describe this D & E masterpiece! Thank you my dear!

      Mrs.T., lucky me! Yes, The former owner was close to almost giving this set away, I wrote her offering more than she asked for, and of course, she accepted. I told her I felt like I was still stealing it from her! Wonderful lady, to whom, I have made friends with since!

      Mary, I always wonder about the history behind these lovelies we collect. This set doesn’t have a mark on it, like it was never worn. I have already worn the brooch, but where to wear that necklace? Vons?! Ha!

      Lori, thank you my dear friend! It’s ok to step away. After all, we all have lives outside of this site. I check in a couple times a week. And that’s enough, I can’t see doing this all day , every day! Can you?

      rhineisfine, did I ever tell you how cool your profile name is? Perfect!
      Mine? Well, been a Doors fan forever...and thank you, it truly is a treasure!

      Pascale, you said it! I was hoping someone would acknowledge that it was a book cover piece!
      Thank you dear friend!

      Once again, thank you all who loved and commented on my newest D & E!

    12. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      Thank you Vynil and Leah for your loving my D & E “watermelon” set.
      Your support is very appreciated!
    13. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Really beautiful pieces, Eileen! My mother would have loved these. Great find and great information. Good luck on finding the bracelet soon!
    14. Celiene Celiene, 4 months ago
      I'M BLIND! Wowie zowie! Stunning!
    15. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      Kevin, I need to apologize for not responding sooner to your wonderful comment. It seems I am rarely home, and even less time spent on line. No excuse, thank you so much!

      Celiene..LOL! Yes! This is quite the set! The colors explode, do they not? Thank you for the funny yet sincere comment!
    16. plein-air-painter plein-air-painter, 2 months ago
      This necklace beautifully matches the brooch. It's gorgeous. Rare, Rare set.
    17. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      Thank you Maureen, Patricia, AnythingObscure, and Dawnlady1 for loving my demi-parure!
      So very kind of you all, and Maureen, like I said, the seller was very accommodating!
      I just need the bracelet, which will set me back a few bills…The bigger necklace is well over 1K, so I will settle for the smaller version!

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