Femininity & Elegance - Vintage Mazer Silver Toned Cultured Pearl & Crystal Brooch (VBR085)

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Femininity & Elegance - Vintage Mazer Silver Toned Cultured Pearl & Crystal Brooch.  This exquisite brooch is crafted from a silver toned metal, signed MAZER.  Featuring one genuine cultured pearl,  Baguette and round cut crystals, Vintage styling, and high quality craftsmanship.  The beautiful bow shaped brooch is adorned my sparkling crystals and a white pearl, displaying a silvery pink overtone. The brooch has a high polished rhodium finish and a secure pin and lock mechanism.  This Vintage brooch is beautifully designed, and a wonderful early Mazer piece.

History:Joseph and his brother Louis, founded Mazer Brothers in New York in the 1920s – Jomaz/Mazer Brothers jewellery. The Jomaz/Mazer brothers produced elegant jewellery with high quality, and with special order stones. In 1946 Joseph left and formed Joseph J. Mazer Company.

Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewellery was considered the ultimate status symbol. So precious were the spherical gems that in the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting the wearing of pearls only to the ruling classes. According to legend, Cleopatra crushed a pearl into a glass of wine to prove to Marc Antony that she could give the most expensive dinner in history.

Rhinestones which are also known as diamantes or paste date back as far as the thirteenth century where they were first made from Czechoslovakian or Bohemian hand blown glass. The term rhinestone came along later, when rock crystals were discovered in and around the shores of the river Rhine in Austria.

Joseph Strasser could be credited with the precursor to our present-day Rhinestone, but it was really when Georg Freidrich Strass in 1760 invented the first ever rhinestone (artificial gemstone) from a special type of crystal found in the Rhine River that the stones we know today were born.


Measurements: Brooch 65.00 mm x 35.00 mm

Stone Size: Pearl 7.00 mm   Crystal 5.00 mm -1.50 mm 

Weight: 23.10 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America, New York 

Date: Circa 1930



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