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Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry presents

Costume Jewelry Magazine


By the late Bobye Syverson, 

died 2016

long time collector, dealer and historian of Eisenberg jewelry


PHOTOS, left and center:  Eisenberg Original faux pearls and rhinestones brooch and earrings, along with the 1946 magazine advertisement for them. On the far right is an Eisenberg double clip.

Note the Eisenberg scarf, which would have the Eisenberg Original label and also state, "Spun and woven by Ponemah and executed by Combier-Chauvin".  

EISENBERG pink clip, an unusual piece.

EISENBERG JEWELRY... the name alone conjures up imagines of some the the finest costume jewelry ever made. For the past 70-plus years, their pieces have had a distinctive look, a quality feel, and a fascinating history. One of Eisenberg's biggest fans is Bobye Syverson, and she has kindly shared with us her expertise, thoughts and pictures.

Question:  What first attracted you to Eisenberg jewelry?

Bobye:  During World War II, I would go in the best department store in town to admire the Eisenberg jewelry laid out on the counter. Such sparkle!  These would all have been Eisenberg Originals, of course, and my salary just did not stretch to that kind of price. I don't remember any specific piece from that long ago, but they must have really set up a desire in my head, so later when I actually started buying them, I went a little nuts on the subject! 
Bobye:  Most jewelry collectors recognize the Eisenberg name and have some of their pieces.  There are some very SERIOUS collectors and I try to get feedback from them.  I just heard from one who says she keeps her collection of over 300 pieces in glass-sided upright units in her bedroom.  Another collector uses his pieces in combination with other antique smalls and clothing to create displays around his home.  My Eisenberg pieces are all in glass top boxes, or on a mannequin in the corner of the living room.  


Question:  As an unofficial "Queen of Eisenberg", Bobye, so knowledgeable and such a long-time fan, what Eisenberg piece do you enjoy wearing the most?  

Bobye:   This one is easy, it is a big clip with pink and turquoise rhinestones and it is an Eisenberg Original.  It is my pet piece, a clip  4" tall, and it was not a bargain--but I just had to have it, and have worn it for years.

In those days (the 1940's), there were some favorite rhinestone color combinations that the Eisenberg Company would use:  pink and turquoise; pink and purple; red and turquoise; light and dark topaz; aqua and ice blue;  red and crystal; and less frequently a mix of colored stones.  I have one clip that is amethyst color rhinestones with small faux turquoise balls.  Oddly enough, I do not remember seeing the colored pieces when these were new,  just the all crystal ones. 

Another favorite is the King and Queen set, shown below.


EISENBERG ORIGINAL King and Queen pronged clips. These are so very hard to find, and truly the royalty of Bobye's collection. Each is 2-1/2 inches tall, and Bobye thinks they were made just before or just after WWII, as they are not marked sterling.

 Imitation king clip from an unknown maker, but looking very similar to the real Eisenberg King clip.
The real Eisenberg queen pin is on the right, and the fake on the left.




(see Eisenberg in Morning Glory Collects)
(see Eisenberg in Jewel Chat)

EISENBERG "E" script mark





  EISENBERG in block letters

EISENBERG with copyright mark
(copyright symbol used after 1955)
  EISENBERG unsigned


   Bobye says, "Please keep in mind that the Eisenberg marks tended to overlap, and all the dates given are approximate.  For instance, most of the jewelry marked with the script or block letter "E" was produced towards the end of the 40s and into the early 50s.  However, just the initial was also used when there was limited available space on the back of a piece for stamping. You will sometimes see pieces that are obviously a set with one mark on a pin and a different one on the earrings.  Then there was the piece that I saw where the name "Eisenberg" was spelled "grebnesiE", I'm serious!   I know of no other jewelry that used just an E. mark. Once in a while you will find a stamped number on an Eisenberg piece, usually just one letter or number in a circle. It is said that some of the stone setters etched their number into the back of pieces they made as well.

   "According to my information, the 1940's ads listed "imported stones" but I have a small ad from 1946 that calls the pieces "American Ice" and states that the stones were made in this country.   Later the same year, the ads again mention "imported stones".  I suspect that right at the end of World War II, importing rhinestones did not have a high priority with the shipping companies, and the Swarovski rhinestones could not be obtained."

   Eisenberg did not design their own jewelry in-house. Starting in 1940 it was designed by Ruth Kamke who worked for the manufacturer Fallon and Kappel in New York. (She also designed for Panetta later on and for about 15 years).  F&K had a mutually exclusive arrangement.  Eisenberg was made only by F&K, and F&K only made Eisenberg.  That all changed in the mid-1970s when F&K suddenly closed.   After that it is difficult to determine who designed what.



Who was RUTH KAMKE?  Just the most important designer for Eisenberg! She designed jewelry for them for well over 32 years.

In her last year of high school, Ruth began putting together a portfolio of her own designs. In the corner of each design she sketched a piece of jewelry that would compliment the garment.  When she saw an ad for a person needed to work for Fallon and Kappel, a leading jewelry manufacturer, she applied and was hired for $12 a week.  

Later on the Eisenberg Company bought exclusively from F&K, and they in turn they manufactured only for Eisenberg.  The initial or number found on the back of the Eisenberg Original jewelry  indicated who had set the stones. Ruth created almost all of the Eisenberg Originals made after 1939, and also the Eisenberg Ice until 1972.  She designed literally thousands of pieces.

Suddenly in 1972, the manufacturers announced they were closing in two  weeks! Large trash barrels were used and every thing was dumped in them. Nothing was spared, including Ruth's designs.  A wonderful part of history was destroyed. (NOTE from Jane, "I have heard this same story about other manufacturers as well, the wholesale dumping of both materials and information when a jewelry company closed. Larry Vrba said the same thing happened at Miriam Haskell at one point, too, for instance)





EISENBERG "Puss in Boots"
EISENBERG "Piggy Goes to Market"
A fur clip of a pig dressed in a bonnet and shawl, with a basket full of flowers on a spring hanging from one arm, 3-1/2".  Marked Eisenberg Original and designed in 1941.  View   View   View   View

Ruth Kamke, the head designer for Eisenberg from about 1940-1972, clearly remembers the "Piggy" piece. Ruth's first designs were originally done for the Eaves Costume Company, dressing a Broadway show.  Eaves was located in the same building as F&K, who actually manufactured the Eisenberg jewelry.  "Piggy" was done for Eaves, but sold as an Eisenberg Original.  



  Eisenberg bow brooch in it's original box.

   EISENBERG Original gold tone large bow brooch with clear rhinestones in original box, 3-5/8". Stones are graying somewhat, but it is still lovely and very wearable.  View   View   #E26187

  Back with gold-washed finish and Eisenberg Original mark.


  EISENBERG ORIGINAL made with all cabochons in red, green and blue.

  EISENBERG ORIGINAL deco looking clip.

   EISENBERG ORIGINAL clear rhinestones and artificial pearls.

The word "Original" was applied to the Eisenberg clothing line in the beginning and only later, in about 1938, was it applied to the jewelry.



     EISENBERG sterling fur clip and earrings with foiled and unfoiled clear rhinestones, gilt setting, circa 1940s, clip 2-1/3" and screw back earrings 3/4".   View   View   View   #E37196

   EISENBERG NECKLACE a large collar in crystal clear rhinestones. (This necklace can be seen in the background of the photograph of Karl Eisenberg which appears later in this article).

   EISENBERG ORIGINAL pin/clip "grapes" brooch set in heavy gold plate.

Ruth Kamke
also validated the fact that Eisenberg used signatures of both the scroll "E" and the block "E", but not every "E" mark is necessarily by Eisenberg.



  EISENBERG Original clear rhinestone invisible front-fastening bracelet, 7" by 1-1/4".  View   View   View   #E22990

  EISENBERG ORIGINALS 1947 Vogue      

To see more EISENBERG ADS, click HERE


EISENBERG ORIGINAL large 3-1/8 inch clip, circa 1940.   

EISENBERG ORIGINAL beaded crown brooch. 

EISENBERG ORIGINAL brooch. This one is 4 1/4 inches long including the dangles. 


  EISENBERG ORIGINAL gold tone clear rhinestone and artificial pearl dress clip, huge at 4" by 3-1/3".  View   View   #E61502 

  CLIP which is signed only "U", but in Barbara Wood's opinion, it is an Eisenberg. The dimensions open are 5-1/2". Whatever is it it's gorgeous.  View 

EISENBERG Original clear rhinestones fur clip.  View   #E20291 


EISENBERG Original clear rhinestone dress clip, circa 1940, 3-1/4". In the stylized shape of a bunch of grapes, this has all the brilliance Eisenberg is know for.   View   #E62429

 EISENBERG Original aqua glass nuggets dress clip with clear rhinestones all set in gold tone, circa 1940, 2-7/8" by 2".   View   #E62428

EISENBERG Original gold tone horse brooch with star-set clear rhinestones, red enameled hooves, light finish wear consistent with it's age, 3" by 2".  View   #E34363  


     EISENBERG ORIGINAL Made in Mexico sterling brooches.

  RING, not signed but obviously made at the same time according to Bobye. Made in Mexico

   EISENBERG ORIGINAL sterling Made in Mexico, unusual 2-1/2 by 2-1/4" brooch.
Courtesy of Barbara Wood. 



  EISENBERG ORIGINAL dress ad, circa 1940.

   EISENBERG ORIGINAL scarf ad from 1945 and actual Eisenberg scarf. It is interesting to remember that Eisenberg made clothing as well as jewelry in the early days. The Eisenberg scarf would have the "Eisenberg Original" label and also state, "Spun and woven by Ponemah and executed by Combier-Chauvin". 

Harper's Bazaar  1948


   EISENBERG ORIGINAL enameled and rhinestone leaf fur clip.   View   #E15632

Harper's Bazaar

   EISENBERG in a rare color...  peach, not pink.


     EISENBERG Original pink enameled floral fur clip with blue and clear rhinestones.

  EISENBERG ORIGINAL aqua glass beads and rhinestones 4-1/4" dress clip.   

 EISENBERG ORIGINAL One of the few pieces marked Original using multi-color stones. 


   EISENBERG Original glass dangles dress clip with aqua, blue, green and pink glass petals and imitation pearls strung on brass chain, circa 1940, a nice large 4-1/3". I am fondest of the more unusual 1940s pieces that the Eisenberg Company made, and this is one if them.  View  View    #E37173

     EISENBERG ORIGINAL clip... This is heavy for the small size of the clip.

     EISENBERG ORIGINAL green beads clip. The clip is set sideways across the two two stones.


  EISENBERG ORIGINAL bracelet and the original 1946 AD, in which it is pictured at the bottom left.

  I collect the old ads for the Eisenberg jewelry and they are wonderful for helping to date when a piece was made.  I have gotten several pieces just because they are ones shown in an ad.  Some of the language used in the ads is just as sparkly as the jewelry!  Here is a quotation from a 1940 ad--"Jewelry of the future, as clear cut and dazzling as an iceberg in sunlight."

  EISENBERG flower pin as shown in the 1946 advertisement at the left.   


   EISENBERG ORIGINAL brooch. I have seen this one with a brown center oval and with green center as well. I am told it is Bakelite.

    EISENBERG ORIGINAL clips... the only ones I ever found joined by chains.  

  EISENBERG ORIGINAL brooch. Most of the pieces with crystal stones are in silver metal mountings, but here is a gold colored clip! 


   EISENBERG ORIGINAL clip. This is one of a pair of clips. The other one is a mirror image of this one, and I have seen a picture of the two of them.

     EISENBERG FAUX PEARLS  This piece is unmarked, however, the identical one was on ebay, and the seller was good enough to send me good scans of the marks on the back.  I printed them for verification.

   EISENBERG ORIGINAL sew-on piece, with no pin back.


   EISENBERG TWIN PINS 1 3/4" across.  I got the term 'twin pins" from Karl, and he said that was what the company called them. They are usually are 1" to 1 1/4" in size, and designed to be worn in pairs.

   EISENBERG ORIGINAL BROOCH with wonderful teardrop-shaped stones.  View Back  

   EISENBERG ORIGINAL CLIPS which also use the teardrop-shaped stones.    View Back  


   EISENBERG Original sew-on 2-1/4 inch clips with no prongs. 

   EISENBERG FLOWER HOLDER, a unique piece which is a little over 1-1/2 inches high and has both a clip and a pin back. The ad is from 1949. 

EISENBERG Original brooch.


     FLORAL brooch in clear rhinestone and faux pearls, unsigned, circa 1940's. View #Y5479

 EISENBERG Original floral brooch, signed, same as brooch shown at left.   View   View 



   Brenda Nurenberg has a gorgeous Eisenberg Fur clip, shown above, that she later found a picture of in a 1937 Harper's Bazaar Magazine.... 

...However, in the magazine, the fur clip is done in precious diamonds, sapphires and a huge aquamarine.  It was designed by Black Frost Star and Gorham. 
This is a great example of how costume jewelry emulated fine jewelry.  

  EISENBERG bracelets with original hang tags, each with a different price... the top at $180.00, and the bottom at $40.00!






EISENBERG ORIGINAL "This is so heavy it could be hard to wear.  It is a 4 x 2-1/2" pin."
Courtesy of Barbara Wood. 





   EISENBERG ORIGINAL mermaid brooch shown in a 1946 ad. I like the mermaid with blue beads even better!     EISENBERG mermaid brooch, picture courtesy of Debbie Goodwyn of Goodwyn Antiques.   View
Note from Jane: This "mermaid" brooch was made in real gold with opals, pearls and diamonds by the Verdure Company, who called it a "Naiad Clip". When it was new in the 1940's, it sold for $2,500! The advertisement for it can be seen in the wonderful book, "American Costume Jewelry" by Brunialti.

Some of the older Eisenberg advertisements are fun to read: 

"Eisenberg Ice to melt her enthrall enslave her.... reduce her resistance completely!  On Valentine's Day, crystal or colored stones, big and bright as a Sultan's treasure."

"Glowing enchantment....imported original stones, each with a fiery blaze of splendor frozen at its heart."

"The lavish look...richly designed, brilliant with icy fire, crafted and hand-set like precious fulfill your love of luxury."

"Sun-sparkled brilliance that sings of flowers----"

"Beautiful, blinding blaze of splendor gem-set like the world's greatest jewels in a new model of rippling glitter."

"Matchless magnificence, startlingly opulent---"

"Clusters of icy brilliance, shimmering like frozen fire."




 EISENBERG Original exotic man holding a cornucopia fur clip with green rhinestones set in gold tone, marked "Eisenberg Original" on the back and designed by Ruth Kamke circa 1940, 4". This piece can be seen in the book "American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry Volume 1" on page 174, where it is called "Egyptian".  View   View   #E36881

  EISENBERG Original gold tone horse brooch with star-set clear rhinestones, red enameled hooves, light finish wear consistent with it's age, 3" by 2". This can be seen in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry" on page 176.  View   #E34363  

There is a little mystery about the bird brooch on the left above.  It is sterling and not very big. On ebay, I once spotted one just like it but the whole thing was reversed with the bird facing the other way.  I wrote the seller to ask if the picture was reversed and she assured me that it was not.  Maybe made as a pair to be worn together?  I know that there are a pair of the fighting cocks pins (I have only one of them.)  The Eisenberg Company also made some pairs that they called "Twin Pins". 



EISENBERG larger eagle brooch. 

   Maidenform ad from December 1951 showing the model wearing red, white and blue with the Eisenberg eagle brooch at her waist.

  EISENBERG Original small eagle brooch, about 2 1/4" across. 


   EISENBERG ORIGINAL STERLING 1940's signed clip,  2" high, 3.75 " wide.
Courtesy of Frances Cavaricci at Franca's Collection

Actress Thelma Ritter in the 1953 movie "Titanic". She is wearing the Eisenberg eagle brooch as a necklace in this photo. 

EISENBERG Iconic eagle brooch circa 1950, 2-1/4" by 2-1/4". There is some finish missing on left wing on the back, not visible from the front, and some stones are very slightly graying, so priced accordingly.  View   #E36307


    EISENBERG unsigned butterfly double clip which pivots in the middle, 4".

  EISENBERG ORIGINAL sterling vermeil fish brooch with faux pearls and rhinestones, circa 1944, 2-1/2".  This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 193. The same style brooch. is also in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry" on page 176, where they say it was designed by Roth Kamke and manufactured for Eisenberg by Fallon & Kappel.    View   View   View   #E21240   

   EISENBERG dancer brooch, 3-1/4" by 2-1/2".  It is sterling and circa 1944. 
Courtesy of Barbara Wood. 


  EISENBERG ORIGINAL sterling set with clear rhinestones and artificial pearls brooch and screw back earrings.   View

    EISENBERG butterfly brooch.

       EISENBERG ORIGINAL fish brooch.




     EISENBERG STERLING brooch. Pink and purple stones together were something that the Eisenberg Company really liked to do. 

EISENBERG "Topaz Quartz" 1943
Vogue Magazine
Showing the bow pin at right >>>

EISENBERG ORIGINAL sterling with gold wash bow pin and sterling vermeil screw back earrings with yellow faceted unfoiled stones, circa 1943, brooch 2-7/8" by 2-1/3" earrings 1". The single center stone was called a "topaz quartz" by the company.  These bows are numbered.   View   #E35751

Only once did the Eisenberg Company work in 14kt gold.  In 1944, there was an ad for earrings and a ring in set in14kt gold set with Citrines (aka Topaz Quartz).  The bow pin that went with them is gold washed sterling, shown above.



    EISENBERG Original sterling brooch.  This looks delicate, but is sterling and heavy.

  EISENBERG STERLING flowers brooch. I have seen this design on ebay with green stones.

  EISENBERG Original sterling brooch. Love the way the big stone is set!

  The Company made the Sterling pieces from late 1943 until mid 1948.   In 1944 when Eisenberg made the only pieces they ever produced in 14kt. gold, there were rings and earrings.  There is a fascinating rumor about diamonds being smuggled into this country, during WW2, set in their jewelry, and assumed to be rhinestones, but I can't verify that one! 



   EISENBERG STERLING 3" pin with shimmering clear rhinestones, circa 1945.   

   EISENBERG STERLING 2 5/8" clip with unfoiled larger and foiled smaller rhinestones.... a lovely 40s beauty with a pewter-like patina. 








EISENBERG sterling swirl clear rhinestones brooch, circa 1945, a large 3-1/4" across.   View   #E61657

EISENBERG ICE advertisement.





EISENBERG 1951 advertisement. EISENBERG ORIGINAL "red wires" brooch shown at the bottom left of the ad. EISENBERG 1951 advertisement.   EISENBERG "Fireworks" brooch shown at the bottom right of the ad.


   EISENBERG OVALS Marked "Eisenberg" I found one of very similar design in a 1948 ad.     EISENBERG pendant with the "E" mark, circa late 40's to early 50's.   EISENBERG  3" clear rhinestones brooch.  View   #   E20290


   EISENBERG  clear rhinestone 2-5/8 inch brooch and clip back earrings in the original box. The brooch is marked "5292" on the back.   VIEW   VIEW  

   EISENBERG ICE 6-1/2 inch clear rhinestone bracelet in the original box.   VIEW   VIEW    VIEW 

   EISENBERG ICE clear rhinestone 7 inch bracelet with terrific sparkle.

  The story of how I got connected to the Company and started carrying their contemporary jewelry is a bit odd.   About 20 years ago, I was in a gift shop in a small tourist town and noticed a case of jewelry with the Eisenberg name on it.  I didn't even know that they were still in business, and had a nice visit about that with the store owner.  A short time later, I got a phone call from someone who said that he was Karl Eisenberg and he understood I was interested in his jewelry.  At that point, I had a shop so I said "just send me a couple of hundred dollars worth" and he did!!! 

It really was Karl, and we had a happy business relationship ever since.


EISENBERG ICE  butterfly pin. Also made in pink/purple and aqua/blue. EISENBERG ICE dragonfly brooch, date unknown. EISENBERG ICE set. When this Ice set was made the necklace was $98, and the earrings $95. 


EISENBERG brooches
"The Regal Touch"
Harper's 1969
Courtesy of Evelyn Yallen
   EISENBERG 1-3/4" crown pin, shown in ad at right, circa 1969.  View   #E4868 EISENBERG rings
"The Elegant Touch"
Harper's 1969
Courtesy of Evelyn Yallen


"Glittering Jewels of a Glittering Season"
Vogue 1968
EISENBERG clear rhinestones wreath brooch, 2" with the block signature.   View   #E23642 EISENBERG bracelets
"The Brilliant Touch"
Harper's 1969
Courtesy of Evelyn Yallen




EISENBERG MIRROR to put on lipstick, marked Eisenberg Ice with a  US patent number on the back, and Eisenberg Original on the inside of the soft satin lined pouch.    EISENBERG ORIGINAL compact and cigarette case. EISENBERG tie clasp!   View


EISENBERG 1970-80's


   MULTI COLORED brooch, done in the 80's, I think the designs that were part of this group were the most underrated pieces the Eisenberg Company ever did.   There are also butterflies done like this and they came in three different color combinations.    EISENBERG NECKLACE in blue and clear rhinestones.   EISENBERG INVERTED rhinestones brooch... the only piece of Eisenberg that I ever saw with inverted stones.  This one was made in the 80's and had matching earrings, which I foolishly did not get   


EISENBERG blue and faux pearl brooch.     EISENBERG 1970's enamel set.  EISENBERG face brooch. 


Question:  Tell us about Karl Eisenberg. He is such a delight on the phone, but I have never had the pleasure of meeting him in person. (Note: Karl currently runs Eisenberg Jewelry, and is the grandson of Jonas Eisenberg, who founded the company.)  

Bobye:   Karl Eisenberg is a completely charming man. It came as a surprise to him when people started collecting his family's old  jewelry, and he told me he had to buy some pieces in an antique store! Like many others in a family business, it is my belief that he was less interested in the product than in the business it generated.   



   EISENBERG enameled 2 inch tree brooch and earrings.   EISENBERG enameled sunflowers brooch.    EISENBERG enameled water lily brooch.


   EISENBERG brooch from the "Artist Series" of the 1970's. The tag says, "Hand Painted, 18k gold electroplate".     MORE of the "Artist Series" from the 70's  


I formerly had a terrific sales rep who sold them to me.


Classic Sample bow pin from 1994.      This one was never produced, and neither were the two other samples shown here. VIEW Classic sample red pin.    VIEW Classic sample crystal pin. 




EISENBERG brooch, the Classic 3 inch Christmas Tree  1994 Limited Edition (no longer available). It is one of the rarest Christmas tree pins and is 3" tall. The stones are all navette aurora borealis. There were only two colors made (the difference is VERY subtle), and there were 80 of each color for WORLD distribution.     Eisenberg Christmas tree brooches. Many of the Eisenberg Christmas tree brooches are beautiful, but they do use the same designs year after year, with maybe a couple of new ones only occasionally. They range in price from about $8 to $75.




     We think this EISENBERG ORIGINAL fur clip from 1941 was the inspiration for the larger brooch that Eisenberg made in 1994, shown at the right.   View     EISENBERG unsigned dress clip.   View     #E19833   EISENBERG brooch from the 1994 series.    View


EISENBERG 1994 brooches were made as revival copies of some of their designs from the 1940's. This blue brooch is being done again in the Classic 2000 series.   VIEW     VIEW VIEW


EISENBERG CLASSIC dolphins from my 1994 collection. I have not yet seen it in the 2000 collection.     This brooch is pictured on the cover of  "COLLECTOR'S COMPASS JEWELRY" by Judith Katz-Schwartz. This wonderful informative new book is a reference must, and it can be ordered at TWIN BROOKS from Judith herself!  







Bobye: In 2000, Eisenberg was producing their "Classic Series 2000", copies of some of their designs from the 1940's.  The 2000 series are just like the 1994 ones, except the one they call the wreath was done in gold in the first series and I liked that one better. 

I thought when I heard about the "new" classics that they would be different from the '94s. There certainly would have been plenty of other designs from which to choose. 

The 2000 Classics are now available, and while I have no idea how many are being made, but I know that the Company ran out of some of the 1994 ones very quickly. The designs of both of the sets of Classics seem to be just alike, except for the metal color of the one they are calling the "wreath".   However,
there are only 7 Classics for 2000 and there were at least 18 in 1994, and some of them were made in more than one color of stones. 

All jewelry that Eisenberg makes now is stamped with their name, so there is no contemporary unsigned Eisenberg.





  EISENBERG ORIGINAL faux turquoise and red rhinestone brooch. The signature looks authentic, and the brooch looks a lot like some pieces I have that were made in Mexico in the 40s. They all have a "home made" look.     Backs views of both brooches. The triangle-shape one has a pin stem so thin that it could only be pushed through a piece of net!  It is not even as thick as a ordinary straight pin. The mark is low and in the middle.  The other one is marked on the clip.   EISENBERG ORIGINAL faux turquoise and coral and purple glass beads This also looks like those that were made in Mexico in the 40s.   


      EISENBERG unsigned pink poured glass dress clip, 2-3/4" by 2-1/8".   #E24877

  EISENBERG  unsigned pink poured glass dress clips, set of two 1-1/3" by 2-1/2", larger one is 2-3/4" by 2-1/8".   View   #E24877 and #E24876

   EISENBERG ORIGINAL 2-3/4" by 2-1/2" clip. Courtesy of Barbara Wood, who says, "This is so strange. There is a necklace to match, too."


   EISENBERG unsigned  green cabochon, blue glass disks and clear rhinestones oval 3-1/8" dress clip.   View   View     #E23175     This set might be of interest because of its textured finish. Some have questioned the authenticity of pieces that look like this.  I can document this one, marked Eisenberg Ice and shown in an old magazine ad for 1963.  I thought the use of the black diamond color rhinestones made these pieces more subtle too.  The pin is about 2" high.      EISENBERG pendant with glass "opal" center and purple and clear rhinestone accents. Bobye says, "It is a new one on me, so I would be guessing about dating it.  It is NOT in any of the old ads. The mark should be from the very late 40's to mid 50's ".   View   View 





Eisenberg unsigned leopard about 2" tall with a movable tail. (Note from Jane: I have seen this marked as Florenza, and also saw it in the early 90's at Dallas market in a booth specializing in knock-offs!)   Eisenberg unsigned Deco-style brooch, 2 3/4" long.  Eisenberg unsigned bow brooch, not quite 3" long
Bobye Says: All of these are unsigned pieces of Eisenberg.  Not only are these on the original cards, but I have the invoices from when I bought them from the company in the late 70s.  They were not marking anything and I ranted and raved about it!  I was told that all they needed was the original card or a hang tag. Oh sure! 



    Eisenberg unsigned pheasant brooch, 2 1/4" long enamel and rhinestones.    Eisenberg unsigned circus elephant, about 1 1/2" tall.       Eisenberg unsigned butterfly pin about 2 inches across. This was made in several different colors of enamel. 


   Eisenberg unsigned enamel and rhinestones fish brooch,  2-1/2" fins to tail.      Eisenberg unsigned wonderful 4 1/2" contoured bow tie pin.  




 EISENBERG ORIGINAL reproduction One of my favorite reproductions.  The original one is slightly smaller and is a clip.  This one is slightly more than 3 1/2 inch each way.    EISENBERG ORIGINAL REPRODUCTION red cabochon vase brooch.   Back View EISENBERG BALLERINAS  The one with the green stones is the old one, and  is sterling.  Much of
her gold and enamel has worn off. The one on the right is a reproduction.
EISENBERG is being heavily reproduced. Bobye shares some of her "real vs fake" photos here.  

Bobye:  As far as the reproductions are concerned, some of them are far better than others.  There does not seem to have been a real effort to duplicate the pieces exactly (thank goodness!). Most of them are just slightly "off", the size is not the same, the gold is too bright, the enamel is the wrong kind, the rhinestone colors were not used in originals etc.  However, they do often use Swarovski rhinestones. The longer these reproductions are being made though, the more like the original pieces some have become, so beware. 



 EISENBERG scrolls brooch... the red one is the real thing, and the aqua is a reproduction.    EISENBERG fern brooch In this case, the red is the reproduction and the aqua is real.  In the late 1990s large parrot 6-1/2" brooch showed up on ebay with the Eisenberg Original mark. It is a design that was NEVER made by the Company, it is a 1990's reproduction.     


 Bobye:   A reproduction bearing the Eisenberg Original logo was produced in ruby aurora borealis that was so beautiful that I bought an outfit to wear it with.     EISENBERG 'buds" brooch. Only the clear rhinestone brooch on the left is real.  



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