My 93 year old mother has asked me to start listing some of her vintage rhinestone jewelry collection. She has many signed and unsigned pieces and most are in excellent condition. This is a large 3" x 3" layered Schreiner ruffle pin that is in very good vintage condition.
There is extremely little wear to the gold rhodium plating and all rhinestones are original with none missing or replaced. The colors on this pin are black and CLEAR ruffle keystones. I mentioned the pin was'black and gold' in the title because the pin LOOKS like it has gold rhinestones with the black opaque ones but the ruffle keystones are clear, see-through in color, and are simply reflecting the gold tone plating in each of their cup settings underneath them. Under magnification I found six of the clear keystones to have a chip at their corner -- I showed the very last picture with the'largest' chip, and the other chips are smaller than this one shown. You honestly cannot see these chips with the naked eye and since the stones are clear and reflecting the gold color underneath, the stones don't show any imperfections.The very center stone is a large, smooth black domed glass cabochon sitting in a dog-tooth setting that is in perfect condition with no chips, scratches or cracks. The smaller round rhinestones surrounding this large center black cabochon are inverted, or points up, light amber colored rhinestones.
The pin is made in two layers that are held together by two hook-and-eye closures on the back and these are secure with no movement. All of the soldering points on the back of the pin are secure with no cracks or weak points. The plating is in very good condition, very shiny and bright, with some small black spots here and there on the back but nothing serious and there is no awful verdigris that is such a problem with these vintage Schreiner ruffle pins.The pin has its original locking'c' clasp that is firmly attached and works properly and there is also a bale on the back for wearing as a pendant on a necklace. I appreciate your stopping by and taking a look at my listing and I hope you have a great rest of the day! The item "Large Vintage Signed Schreiner Ruffle Keystone Black Gold Rhinestone Pin Brooch" is in sale since Thursday, February 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Pins, Brooches".
The seller is "jkahraman" and is located in Huntington Beach, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.