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Dorothy Bauer vintage costume jewelry

Dorothy Bauer vintage costume jewelry

Airplane Brooch. Gold tone metal, Swarovski crystals. Dorothy Bauer vintage costume jewelry

Dorothy Bauer vintage costume jewelry

Born in 1940, Dorothy Eleanor Bauer grew up in a family of a jeweler who owned a jewelry store in California. From childhood, the girl saw and understood beauty, developing her artistic taste. As a result, she became a professional artist, having graduated from the College of Art in California. However, instead of a career as a professional sculptor, she took up jewelry and opened her own company “A Piece of the Rainbow” in 1981. Initially, she created hand-blown glass decorations and sold them in her own shop in Berkeley, CA, USA. Noteworthy, in 1982 she renamed her company to “Dorothy Bauer Designs”. She, alongside with her husband Robert Bauer, began creating sculptural jewelry using high end colored and clear faceted Austrian crystals and rhinestones.
Dorothy Bauer’s jewelry designs include brooches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, hair ornaments, shoe clips and belt buckles. Traditionally, the designers used antique and fine silver, 23k gold, and antique brass. In general, Bauer produced decorations in series. In particular, Christmas, hearts, flower baskets, flowers, animals, birds, and Patriotic items. Also, some Limited Editions ornaments included hand engraved name and numbered pieces.
Since early 2010s, Dorothy Bauer has not been in business.

Beautiful motorcycle brooch pin. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Beautiful motorcycle brooch pin. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Dorothy Bauer vintage costume jewelry

American flag brooch pin. Blue, red, clear rhinestones, gold tone metal

American flag brooch pin. Blue, red, clear rhinestones, gold tone metal

Bee brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones, glass cabochons

Bee brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones, glass cabochons

Blue Purple Rhinestone Fish Brooch

Blue Purple crystal Fish Brooch

Bouquet of flowers. Green Red Orange Blue rhinestones

Bouquet of flowers. Green Red Orange Blue crystals

Butterfly brooch. Gold tone metal, clear, green, topaz color crystals

Butterfly brooch. Gold tone metal, clear, green, topaz color crystals

Camera locket. Clear and black rhinestones, gold tone metal

Camera locket. Clear and black rhinestones, gold tone metal

Candy cane rhinestone brooch

Candy cane rhinestone brooch

Crown and Laurel Wreath Brooch, gold tone, pink and green rhinestones, clear crystals

Crown and Laurel Wreath Brooch, gold tone, pink and green rhinestones, clear crystals

Drum brooch pin. gold tone, multi-color rhinestone

Drum brooch pin. gold tone, multi-color rhinestone

Fish brooch. Silver tone metal, black crystals. 7 cm. 1990s

Fish brooch. Silver tone metal, black crystals. 7 cm. 1990s

Flamingo brooch pin. Gold tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Flamingo brooch pin. Gold tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Funny cowboy pin. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Funny cowboy pin. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Gold Tone Rhinestone Pin Golf Green 19th Hole

Gold Tone Rhinestone Pin Golf Green 19th Hole

Golf club bag brooch. Gold tone, clear and black rhinestones

Golf club bag brooch. Gold tone, clear and black rhinestones

Grand piano pin brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Grand piano pin brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Green frog crystal brooch

Green frog crystal brooch

Halloween Ghost brooch pin. Swarovski crystals

Halloween Ghost brooch pin. Swarovski crystals

Heart brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones. 1980s

Heart brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones. 1980s

Ice Cream Sundae Pin Brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Ice Cream Sundae Pin Brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Patriotic Republican Elephant Rhinestone Pin Brooch

Patriotic Republican Elephant Rhinestone Pin Brooch

Piano brooch. Gold tone metal, clear and black rhinestones

Piano brooch. Gold tone metal, clear and black rhinestones

Poodle rhinestone Pin Brooch

Poodle rhinestone Pin Brooch

Royal crown gold tone metal, crystals

Royal crown gold tone metal, crystals

Salamander vintage brooch pin.

Salamander vintage brooch pin.

Snowman milk crystal pendant

Snowman milk crystal pendant

Starfish pin. Gold tone metal, Swarovski crystals

Starfish pin. Gold tone metal, Swarovski crystals

Teacup, saucer and spoon brooch

Teacup, saucer and spoon brooch

USA Red White Blue rhinestone Patriotic pin

USA Red White Blue crystal Patriotic pin

Yellow Cab taxi brooch

Yellow Cab taxi brooch

Triangle shaped clips. Vintage 1980s. Silver, gold plated, enamel

Triangle shaped clips. Vintage 1980s. Silver, gold plated, enamel

Signature Bauer

Signature Bauer