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Ivory Rose - Vintage Signed D'Orlan 22K Gold Plated Ivory Flower Brooch. This beautiful brooch is crafted from a gold plated metal, which has a 22K triple plated finish over pewter, signed D'Orlan and numbered 1046. Featuring a genuine hand carved Ivory rose flower, vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship. This pretty brooch is made in the form of a beautiful carved ivory rose,  displaying exquisite detail on the rose and gold stem. The brooch features a pin and secure lock system in perfect working order. This highly collectible brooch looks wonderful when worn. So pretty and feminine!

D’Orlan Jewellery Ltd. was founded in Toronto, Canada by Maurice Bradden in 1957. Bradden previously trained under the French jeweller, Marcel Boucher who established the Marcel Boucher & Cie Company, in New York City in 1937.

History: Mr. Bradden after moving to Toronto, Canada established his own company producing his own brands of jewellery along with producing costume jewellery exclusively for the Boucher Company. Marcel Boucher died in 1966.

In 1979, Marcel Boucher’s company was sold to D’Orlan Industries of Toronto, Canada. The workmanship and details on the jewellery being produced from the Boucher moulds by D’Orlan is of high quality.

In 1984, D’Orlan Jewellers Ltd., formed a partnership with the Nina Ricci enterprises of Paris, France (known throughout the world in the fashion industry for French designs and French luxury goods including perfumes).

Together the companies developed a high standard plating process that is highly regarded to include a 22 karat triple-plated finish over a pewter base metal that ensures a consistency of colour. This process has also been incorporated into the Nina Ricci jewellery.

D’Orlan and Nina Ricci costume and precious jewellery is sold throughout the world in Nina Ricci Stores, in high end department stores and boutiques.

Ivory was often used to form the white of the eyes of statues. There is some evidence of either whale or walrus ivory used by the ancient Irish. Solinus, a Roman writer in the 3rd century claimed that the Celtic peoples in Ireland would decorate their sword-hilts with the 'teeth of beasts that swim in the sea'.

Historically, it was used to produce ornaments, figurines, and small carvings, as well as items like jewelry, piano keys, and chess sets. Traditional medicine also views ivory as a healing element, using ivory powder to create medicine for a variety of illnesses. 


Measurements: Brooch 49.00 mm x 24.50 mm 

Stone: Ivory 28.50 mm x 18.00mm 

Weight: 6.80 grams 

Condition: Excellent   

Origin: Canada, Toronto 

Date: Circa 1970

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