An interesting and rare signed Demario brooch. Faux lapis lazuli blue glass beads on the top with tendrils hanging from the top. There are also woven strips hanging down adding movement. Hard to describe but it resembles a sea anemone. Excellent vintage condition and a wonderful piece from a fabulous designer of vintage jewelry. Circa: the 1950s, this brooch is marked DeMario with a copyright symbol.
Size: Brooch: 2.25 x 1.75
Robert De Mario founded the company in New York City in 1945 after working for Miriam Haskell, which heavily influenced his early pieces. De Mario jewelry is characterized by beautiful designs, and excellent craftsmanship which often incorporates hand-sewn strung threads using faceted Austrian beads and rhinestones and faux pearls arranged in an array of harmonious colors, fashions, and styles. De Mario retired and closed his shop in 1965.
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