A bee brooch. Jewelry alloy, vintage brass, cabochons, rhinestones. Size 6.2×2.8 cm. Nettie Rosenstein costume jewellery
Nettie Rosenstein costume jewellery
Born in 1890 in Salzburg, Austria, Nettie Rosencrans became famous American fashion and jewellery designer. Her parents moved to Harlem, New York while she was a young child. There, Nettie married businessman Saul Rosenstein ran a women’s underwear business (1913). Soon, under the surname of her husband she and her sister began her career in the fashion world. First, it was a hat business. And in the early 1930s, having created a new company, Nettie significantly expands her activity and creates clothes, linens, bags, perfumes and costume jewelry. The work of the talented designer had a stunning success and in 1938 she received the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award for her collection.
Meanwhile, the designer’s creations have grown in price, reaching hundreds of dollars, crazy prices for those times! Also, in 1947, Nettie received another award in the fashion field – Coty Award. Noteworthy, in 1953 a talented designer created a dress for the first lady of the country for the inauguration ceremony of the president.
Victory Garden Carrot Pin, c. 1940s. Nettie Rosenstein costume jewellery
Her long term business partner and Coty Award Winner, Sol L. Klein, continued to design and manufacture costume jewelry and accessories until 1975. He retired in 1975, the same time as the Nettie Rosenstein brand ceased to exist. On March 13, 1980, after a long illness, Nettie Rosenstein died at the age of 90.
Undoubtedly, products of this brand are in high demand both among collectors and lovers of high-quality, complex designer jewelry.
Nettie Rosenstein costume jewellery
1.7 cm clips, vintage. Sterling silver, art glass, lapis lazuli
1950’s rare necklace encrusted with rhinestones, decorative pearls, the center of the pendant with an inset of enamel – a drawing of the ancient god
A miniature sterling rooster brooch. Painted with pink enamels, decorated with rhinestones, covered with a layer of gilding. 1940s
A vintage set of brooches and clips. Jewelry alloy of gold tone. Inserts from glass imitation of turquoise. Brooch 7 cm x 6 cm, clips 2, 5 cm x 1, 8 cm
Antique brooch in the form of a large key with a royal lily. Silver gilt with inlaid rhinestones vintage patterns
Ballerinas, 1940s brooch of silver decorated with antique rhinestones
Collectible silver brooch, a series of heraldic brooches created by Nettie Rosenstein until 1947
Frog Brooch, 1960s. Jewelery alloy, cabochons
Key keeper. 1940s brooch, made of sterling silver, gilding
Owl suspension. Black eyes-cabochons surrounded with pale yellow crystals. The body of the owl – white lucite, similar to bakelite. 3.5 x 3 cm
Pearl shell brooch. Jewelery, crystals, artificial pearl. 1960s
Princess Brooch. A rare expensive brooch from a series of royal persons. Metal, gilding, rhinestones Swarovski. 1950s
Pumpkin brooch from a series of ornaments with vegetables and fruits from Bakelite
Queen brooch and clips. In the center a bas-relief of a lady in a diadem, on the top a three-dimensional crown, a laurel wreath – a symbol of glory and grandeur. 1940s
Set in heraldic style, sterling silver, gilding. 1940’s. Brooch and clips – in the form of watches, decorated with artificial pearls, vintage rhinestones, the color of pink gold
Shoe Antique brooch. Silver with gold leaf with lined vintage rhinestones. 1940s
Signed Nettie Rosenstein
Sterling Vintage brooch dress-clip in the form of a pointed star. crystals and cabochon. Silver with gilding. Marked by Nettie Rosenstein. The size is 7.5 x 7 cm
Sunflowers necklaces and clips. The core of the flower studded with rhinestones made of glass. The petals of the clips and pendant – covered with enamel
Turtle brooch. Silver, gilded, rhinestones. 1950s
Unique rare vintage decoration – silver necklace from the heraldic series of jewelry created before 1947
Butterfly, fur clip. Gilded silver, colored enamel. 1940s 9cm. £ 285-315 RG
Crab fur clip. Gilded silver, colored enamel. 1940s 4.5 cm. £ 100-120 RG. Minstrel Brooch. Gilded silver, turquoise glass, rhinestone. 1940s 7cm. £ 160-175 ROX
Crowned heart bracelet. Gold plated silver, turquoise and red cabochons. The end of the 1930s. Heart 7 cm. £ 285-315 MG
Jewelry catalog, 2004