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DeLillo Christmas tree or bug pin --Very impressive

DeLillo Christmas tree or bug pin --Very impressive

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Costume: Designer: Pre 1980: Item # 923124
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William DeLillo never mass produced jewelry preferring to produce only what was ordered by his high end clientele. Along with Robert Clarke of Miriam Haskell, the House of DeLillo produced some fantastic pieces including this large brooch. It is impressive. The metal is rhodium plated. The outer edge is set with iridescent green glass navettes. A large green pear shaped stone also adorns this edge. Green and fuchsia chatons are set between the navettes. A ring of ruby red rhinestones surrounds one of the navettes. Next up is a row of red glass stones, followed by green chatons and at the very center, another large pear shaped stone. All stones except the navettes are prong set and the hallmark appears on the reverse. It is 3" x 2 3/4 .

William de Lillo was born in Belgian, and worked for Tiffany and Harry Winston in NY before joining up with Robert F. Clark (former head designer for Miriam Haskell) to form the de Lillo creative team in 1967. Their costume jewelry is of the highest quality and ingenious design, using the finest Swarovski crystal stones and beads. De Lillo and Clark moved to France in 1976 where they created costume jewelry for Nina Ricci, Schiaparelli, and high society European grandes dames. They are concentrating more on sculpture in recent years and have settled in Arizona.