Juliana Jonquil Rhinestone Brooch D & E Confirmed Amber Swag Wreath 2"
Beautiful Jonquil yellow Juliana Rhinestone Brooch. It measures approx. 2" X
2". Rhinestones are all intact still bright and shiny. It has many D&E
Characteristics, puddling, rivets, eyelets and support ring. It is also 3
dimensional layering design. Stones are marquise and round cut open and closed
back with prong set rhinestones. Made using gold plated metal. Pin fastener is
in perfect working order as well. Excellent vintage condition, a few of the
citrien stones show minimal blackening of the backfoil. Dates to the 1960s-70s.
Swag wreath design. Simply awesome great to wear anytime. Traditional,
designer, high end, fashion, Delizza Elster, pastel, brooch.
About JULIANA Ann Mitchell Pitman wrote:
“Juliana jewelry can be explained in one simple word – gaudy. Not tacky, mind
you, just gaudy. No other word can explain the unique combinations of stones
set upon the links of Juliana construction. All types of beautiful and unusual
rhinestones are used, and all shapes of stones. Art glass, carved stones,
stones that look like opals, rivoli stones and watermelon stones. And the
colors, well, the colors spark. Yes, some have pale colors, but most are bold.
And some of the pale ones are accented by bold sparkled stones, in colors you
dreamed could be worn together, but were to shy to try.”
JULIANA's were made by De Lizza & Elster (D&E) The company began in about 1947
manufacturing jewelry, buttons, and buckles, all hand-set with rhinestones in
soldered settings. They made jewelry for such well-known companies as Weiss,
Alice Caviness, Ballet, Celebrity, Hobe, Hattie Carnegie, Kenneth J. Lane,
Kramer, Karu, and many others. William DeLizza was the primary designer for
this manufacturing firm throughout its long production
In addition to the jewelry they manufactured for other wholesalers, by 1953
the company was making the complex multi-colored, multi-layered jewelry line
that it is best known for today. These pieces were never marked, but in 1967
the partners decided to create name recognition for this "house product" by
placing paper hangtags with the "JULIANA" trademark on some of these pieces.
I'm not a vintage expert, I try to show clear pictures and describe the
condition as accurately as I can. All pieces are vintage and pre-owned and will
show some wear from age.
Please note that colors may not allways be captured right in a photograph and
can appear very different on different screens. If you have any doubts or
questions, please ask before ordering to avoid disappointment.