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Patricia Darling Dash DD costume jewelry

Patricia Darling Dash DD costume jewelry

Shoot for the moon brooch. Pewter of bronze tone, rhinestones. 1980s. 5.2 cm. Patricia Darling Dash DD costume jewelry

Patricia Darling Dash DD costume jewelry
The DD hallmark stands for Darling Dash, designed by Patricia Dash, who has created a series of inspirational costume brooches from the 1970s to the 2000s. Each brooch has a greeting card with wishes, poems or quotes that convey a positive message. For example “Let fears slip away, let Peace and Joy replace them. Believe in Life, Love and Yourself as you create your own reality and the rest of your existence.” In addition, each piece of jewelry is carefully packed in a box with a transparent “window”, which makes it an excellent ready-made gift for family or friends. When creating these brooches, Patricia traditionally used a pewter with a gold or silver tone, as well as enamel, rhinestones and crystals.
Unfortunately, there is practically no information about the designer, except the fact that in 2007, the license for Patricia Dash products belonged to More Partners LLC, located in China.

Bear family brooch. Pewter, copper and brass. 1980s

Bear family brooch. Pewter, copper and brass. 1980s

Noteworthy, there are several other respected jewelry designers who mark their jewelry with two letters DD. In particular, Navajo Silversmiths Donald Douglas, Darrell Dawes, and David Donahue. But these are completely different masters, working in their own technique and style, not related to this publication.

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Patricia Darling Dash DD costume jewelry

Every day is the beginning of a new journey; Enjoy the ride

Every day is the beginning of a new journey; Enjoy the ride

Fairy brooch. Pewter, enamel. 5.4 cm. 1970s

Fairy brooch. Pewter, enamel. 5.4 cm. 1970s

Follow your Heart brooch. Pewter, rhinestone

Follow your Heart brooch. Pewter, rhinestone

Green butterfly brooch pin. Silver tone metal, enamel, rhinestones

Imagine Fairy with snowflakes brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestone, enamel

Imagine Fairy with snowflakes brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestone, enamel

Joy snowflake two women Christmas brooch. Gold and silver tone metal, rhinestones

Joy snowflake two women Christmas brooch. Gold and silver tone metal, rhinestones

Love Angel brooch. Silver and gold tone metal, rhinestones

Love Angel brooch. Silver and gold tone metal, rhinestones

Peace Moon and stars brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones. 3.8 cm. 1970s

Peace Moon and stars brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones. 3.8 cm. 1970s

Snowflake Hope vintage brooch with snowflake charm. Silver and gold tone textured metal, Aurora borealis crystals. 1960s

Snowflake Hope vintage brooch with snowflake charm. Silver and gold tone textured metal, Aurora borealis crystals. 1960s

Sunflower life brooch. Pewter, enamel. 6.4 cm, 1980s

Sunflower life brooch. Pewter, enamel. 6.4 cm, 1980s

Truly great friends are hard to find. Dancing friends brooch. Gold and silver tone pewter, crystals

Truly great friends are hard to find. Dancing friends brooch. Gold and silver tone pewter, crystals