Item Vin44 Description Wow was my word and still is the right word when I seen this Hobe Demi at an estate sale, I was elated when I won and even more surprised when I seen the brooch and earrings in my hands. This fabulous Hobe Demi consists of a Brooch and pair of Earrings.
The Brooch has a 4 layer step up design. Describing the brooch working from the outside to the middle.
The outer Layer features prong set and closed capped 12 smoke which is a very light grey colour marquise stones,
14 tiny citrine Stones, 2 large round cut rhinestones to the west and east and 4 round cut rhinestones
to the north and south.
The Second Level consists of a solid ring of prong set 26 small round citrine rhinestones.
The Third Level consists of a solid ring of prong set 22 small round clear rhinestones.
The Fourth Level consists of a prong set plaque featuring the most amazing carved mother of pearl cameo set onto abalone.
The Brooch measures 1.75 inches long x 1.5 inches wide.
The Earrings has a 3 layer flat face design. Describing the earrings working from the outside to the middle.
The outer layer features prong set and closed capped 8 smoke which is a very light grey colour marquise stones, 20 clear and citrine round stones
The second layer consists of a solid ring of prong set 17 round clear rhinestones
The Middle consists of a prong set plaque featuring the most amazing carved mother of pearl cameo set onto abalone.
The earrings still have the original gentle clip plastic rolls on them. They measure 1.5 inches.
All three cameos have been hand carved with different portraits of ladies. The brooch and earrings are all marked Hobe with the brooch having the copyright symbol. All items are in Mint Condition no flaws. A truely rare and remarkable find. Acquired from an Estate Find, this Demi is currently in House of Francheskas Collection and will be hesitant if I have to sell.