Pastelli is the trademark of Royal Pittsburgh Jewelry Co. that was in business during the 1950s and closed in the 1980s. Their unique early designs, like this brooch and earring parure, are the hardest to find and are highly collectible. The construction is superb and the quality craftsmanship is intricate and beautiful.
The brooch and earrings are a bouquets of tiny enameled flowers with rhinestone chatons at the center of each flower. This style of petal on petal craftsmanship has a name. It is called lattice work. It is a metal mold and enamel method that was employed by certain US designers, having borrowed it from the origination of it in Germany and Prussia.
The set is made of cast metal, first glazed white, then glazed with color. The flowers are a hand painted mix of lavender, light pink, and white. All of the rhinestones are light lavender. The leaves are bright spring green enamel. The earrings and the brooch are finished in great yellow gold metal on the backs. This is a true set and not a married set.
The brooch measures 2 1/4" tall x 1 1/2" wide or 5.8 cm x 3.8 cm. The earrings are 3/4 " wide or 1.8 cm. This set has never been worn. All of the enamels are glossy and perfect with no chips, crazing, or cracks. All of the rhinestones are original, present, and sparkling. Just the brooch is signed Pastelli, which is common with Pastelli pin and earring sets.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation earring box.
Comes with a free new pair of soft silicon ear cushions for your wearing comfort.