My favorite colors in the Blue Hues areTeal, Turquoise and Aqua. With that in mind, you can understand how I would be drawn to adding this 'Floral Brooch' to my collection. Even though it never made it into the 'WearIt' jewelry box, I have admired it often, and until recently had not paid attention to it's 'Marking' or it's excellent condition. Now that I am on a quest to 'Repurpose-Recycle-Renew-Resale' my vintage jewelry collection, this brooch is getting a closer look and consideration for one of the 4'R's.
Since it is in excellent condition, is a marked piece and a popular color, it is going to R#4...Resale. With 'Marked' pieces, I like to give as much information as I can about the Marks Designer...plus I really enjoy finding out the history of the piece. If you are into that sort of thing, too, I think you will enjoy knowing about this 'Floral Brooch'.
GERMANY is stamped on an oval tag and welded to the Pin Bar. From research, I learned that costume jewelry made in Germany before and through 1948 bears this mark. After WWII when in 1949, West and East Germany was established, the costume jewelry industry marks reflected the regions of Germany in which they were made.
Popular materials of this period were Sterling silver, silver-tone, gold-tone, rhodium, brass and other base metals along with imitation stones, multicolored crystals and rhinestones. This piece is a combination of gold-tone base metal and brass with rhinestones and a prong mounted faux pearl. A search for a similar pin is needed before this brooch will be listed on ETSY. 'R'#4...RESALE is the hardest of the 4R's for me. I want it to go to a good home.
Thank goodness it's not a puppy!
Is It Rubbish? Let's let the 'Rubbish Experts' decide!