Large Vintage Rhinestone Brooch - The Heart of the Sea
Oh...my...word! This vintage brooch is amazing. It is so enormous and wondrous, we have given it a name, "The Heart of the Sea." The large blue rhinestone is a whopping 1 1/8" wide by 1 1/2" long, and has beautiful depth of color.
2 7/8" total length. 1 1/2" wide.
We clean, inspect and return vintage treasures to their best possible condition. Decades of old makeup, dirt and dust are removed and pieces receive a light polish. This process takes many attempts and sometimes hours of work. This is in stark contrast to most sellers. Our vintage jewelry is ready to wear, and in the best possible condition we were able to provide. It is a labor of love, and we think it shows in our photos and in person.
Bitchin Retro Notes: The main stone in this brooch is in excellent vintage condition. A few rhinestones in the surround and also the top articulation have minimal foil loss (seen as dark specks with a loupe) and very slight cloudiness. There is a very small air bubble in the glass, but so small we could not capture it in a photo. None of this was seen without the aide of a strong loupe. Oddly, the pin stem itself has some flea bites, and scratches. See photo. We would recommend being careful attaching the pin to delicate fabrics until you see if the pin glides in easily. In addition, this brooch has some weight to it, which may pull on lighter fabrics. This brooch has been thoroughly cleaned, and given a light polish. Please see condition descriptions below.
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, and this may enhance size perception. We would be happy to answer any questions, or provide additional photos.
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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