RARE Vintage Calvaire Sterling Silver Brooch with Rhinestones

RARE Vintage Calvaire Sterling Silver Brooch with Rhinestones


Beautiful vintage 1940's designer signed CALVAIRE Sterling pin with emerald and amethyst rhinestones.

According to James Katz, Calvaire jewelry is so rare, that any piece may be a one chance in a life-time to purchase.

This beautiful brooch is Sterling with a lustrous gold wash. It is hallmarked Calvaire and Sterling.

Measures 2 1/8" x 2 3/8"

Please note photos are highly magnified and digital macro which sometimes will display things not visible to the naked eye.

Calvaire was founded in New York by Rachel C. Calish and Stella Aronson in the 1920s. They were importers of costume jewelry and most of their items were purchased in France except during WWII when they purchased American-made goods. It is unlikely they bought jewelry from one source since the designs vary widely in structure and design; there is no Calvaire "signature look." Calvaire items include beautifully made jewelry, hand-bags, and compacts; the jewelry is often made with sterling. Calvaire items are extremely rare in the collectible jewelry market

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  • Europe : 6 - 12 business days

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