Monday, August 26, 2013

Austrian Brooch RARE Opaque Pink Rhinestone Pin Art Modern Jewelry $75

Austrian Brooch RARE Opaque Pink Rhinestone Pin Art Modern Jewelry $75

If I took 100 photos of this brooch, this brooch would look different in every photo! It is very dimensional, like stars in space or a model of a molecular structure. It can be worn horizontally, vertically, or on a variety of slants.

This brooch was made in Austria in the early to mid 1960s. Later in this description I will tell you how I know when and where it was made.

In the early 1960's, modern science and modern art influenced almost every culture on the planet. Modern artists and modern science influenced everything from architecture, autos, and appliances to the media and fashion. For centuries Austria produced relatively the same styles of jewelry; rhinestone flowers and figurals. In the 1960s a few Austrian jewelry designers tested the market with new modern designs that reflected museum art of the times.

Jewelry of this style is very rare to find and it was only made for a few short years in very limited production. This brooch is a 3D geometric burst made of gold metal. Opaque rhinestones were rather new in the late 1950's and early 1960s and were also rarely used in Austrian jewelry.

The light pink opaque rhinestones are various sizes, set on different planes, and all bezel set and prong set in gold metal. The superb Austrian craftsmanship of this piece is apparent when you look at the back of the brooch. Each setting is riveted and fitted with hook style arms that create the linear burst design. The brooch is not signed but this type of construction was only done in Austria. The construction is first class; with gold solder points between the bezels and the linear arm structure.

Medium large in size, the brooch is about 2 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" tall or 57 mm x 44 mm. The pink opaque rhinestones range in size from 3 mm to 8 mm.

The entire brooch is in superb like new pristine clean condition with no imperfections or flaws. All of the rhinestones are original, present, and flawless with no scratches, chips, or facet wear. There is no gold wear or loss of gold. The back has the original fine working safety clasp.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new luxury presentation brooch box.
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