Benedikt NY Glass Cabochon Rhinestone Brooch in Mid Century Starburst Design

Bitchin Retro


Unusual and rare vintage brooch and/or pendant from Benedikt NY. A beautiful gold speckled blue lapis styled glass cabochon centers the antiqued gold tone star design. A ring of aqua blue rhinestones adds that extra punch of wow, and multiple layers add dimension. We love dual purpose jewelry - this can be a brooch or a pendant. Benedikt jewelry is very collectible. This is a wearable piece of art that will hold it's value. 

Little is known about Howard Benedikt, who designed his jewelry on 5th Avenue in NYC from approximately 1955-1963. 

2 1/4" long x 2" wide.

Bitchin Retro Notes: This brooch/pendant is in excellent vintage condition, has been thoroughly cleaned and all gold tone areas given a light polish.

Vintage jewelry is rarely perfect. We will do our best to note any obvious flaws, but flea bites, and small scratches are to be expected. Please view all photos with zoom to see characteristics of this listing, and note the measurements provided, as we use a telephoto lens to show as much visual detail as we can. This may enhance size perception. We would be happy to answer any questions, or provide additional photos. 

Condition Descriptions: 

Excellent = very little to no visible wear, though minimal flea bites/scratches may be seen thru a loupe or magnification. 

Very Good = normal wear and tear typical for the age which can be seen up close, as well as flea bites/scratches seen thru a loupe.

Average = significant wear seen with and without a loupe. We will note specifics and provide photos. 

We want you to be happy with your purchase, and have provided information to highlight the features and any imperfections or vintage love on our pieces. We also share condition descriptions (and lots of pictures) so that you are aware of how we arrived at our opinion. If despite our best efforts we miss something, we will be happy to work with you. 

Give us an opportunity to make it right...because we will. 

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