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DeROSA  
1934 to 1970's


DEROSA JEWELRY
  1934-1970s
Let me begin by confessing that I am just wild about DeRosa jewelry! It's been one of my top favorites for years, so let me know if you have any for sale. I will always pay really fair prices for pieces that I like.
Ralph DeRosa jewelry is known for its three-dimensional layered designs, high quality components, and translucent enameling.  DeRosa jewelry designs include floral, figural, retro motifs, and designs inspired by the precious jewelry of the era.  DeRosa jewelry is not easy to find because they didn't make many of each style, but is certainly more than worth the search. After years of collecting and selling this wonderful brand, I have found that the majority of their pieces were signed, so beware unsigned attributions where there is no reference material to substantiate it. This New York City firm was at 404 Fourth Street in New York City and made jewelry from the mid-1930's until the 1970's. Like many jewelry makers, their 1940-50's jewelry is the best in my opinion. DeRosa is one of my very favorite makers and I collect it myself.

One of the best things about this maker is that not many pieces seem to have been made. Many of the pieces shown below are the only ones I have seen in all the years I've been handling vintage jewelry. One exception is the cupid riding on a pearlized cloud pin, which I see very often. An example is shown here on this page. To me, it much less interesting than most other DeRosa pieces.

   Hand painted illustrations from the De Rosa Jewelry Company seems to have been the first step in the design process. These miniature works of art are from a collection of over 300 similar illustrations that I am happy to own and use as a reference. Several are dated in the 1940's, and many have hand written notes about how each piece should be produced. They seem to have been done by several different artists, as the painting styles and designs vary. Many jewelry designers never worked on paper first, but for those who did, these illustrations are illuminating as to the thought processes and design sense that went into creating this amazing jewelry.

To see wonderful original design illustrations of DeRosa Jewelry, click HERE

Note: DEROSA jewelry that is available TO BUY can be seen HERE.
 

 

DEROSA BASKETS

 

   DeROSA magnificent fur clip marked "R DeROSA" with a peacock and basket of flowers surrounded by magnificent detail, circa 1940, 3". The enameling is beautifully translucent, the basket is an unfoiled purple rhinestone of unusual shape, and the accents are artificial pearls and clear rhinestones.  This is the same piece was seen in Christie Romero's book "Warman's Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 196.   View   View   View   View   #d18663  


 DEROSA flower basket fur clip with white, pink, blue and yellow enameled flower bouquet in a clear unfoiled rhinestone basket, red glass beads and clear and green rhinestones, circa 1940, 2-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.    View   View   #d34240

 

DeROSA basket fur clip with enameling, an unfoiled red unusually shaped rhinestone basket and clear and red rhinestone accents, marked R DeROSA, circa 1940, 2-3/4". This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero's book "Warman's Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 196.    View   #d18664  

 

 DEROSA basket of flowers fur clip with pastel faceted glass lozenges as flowers, each centered with a little clear rhinestone and set in gold washed sterling, circa 1940, 2-1/4". This is signed "R DeRosa sterling" on the back. Like many DeRosa pieces of this era, it does have some finish wear but the stones are in excellent condition.  View   #d23921

 

  DEROSA gorgeous basket fur clip with lavender, green and black enameling to highlight the red, aqua and clear rhinestone flowers and leaves, all set in gold tone metal, circa 1940, 3". The gold tone finish on the bottom of the basket is partly missing, so sold as is, but this is hard to see when the clip is worn. The lattice basket and bow on top just adds a bit more to this charming clip. This is in very good vintage condition other than some grayed rhinestones and the missing gold tone finish on the bottom.  View   View   #d38756

  DEROSA basket fur clip with red faceted glass stones and clear rhinestones set in gold tone, circa 1940, 2-1/2" by 2-1/4". Each red bud has a clear rhinestone center.  This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   View   View   View  #d38598  

 

 

 

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   DeROSA basket fur clip with purple rhinestone basket, heart-shaped rhinestone petals, and rhinestone and enameled accents, circa 1940, 2-1/2". This can be seen in Christie Romero's book "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 195.)  View   #d23734
DEROSA baskets brooches.   View  
(Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 195.)

 

DEROSA purple basket in a circle fur clip, marked "DeRosa" on the back and circa 1940, 3" by 2-1/4". The basket itself is a beveled unfoiled purple rhinestones with beautifully enameled violet and lavender flowers and green leaves. They are set on a clear rhinestones shelf and then into a gold tone metal double circle with ruffles spilling over the frame. There is some slight wear on the finish as often happens on DeRosa of this era, but I do not find it distracting. Also shown is the original design art work for this clip.  View  View   #d37820 

DEROSA purple basket in a circle fur clip, marked "DeRosa" on the back and circa 1940, 3" by 2-1/4". The basket itself is a beveled unfoiled purple rhinestones with beautifully enameled violet and lavender flowers and green leaves. They are set on a clear rhinestones shelf and then into a gold tone metal double circle with ruffles spilling over the frame.  Also shown is the original design art work for this clip.  View  View   #d37820     
 

 

   
  DEROSA small basket fur clip with purple rhinestone center and enameled flowers fur clip, not signed but an obvious DeRosa, 1-1/2" by 1-1/3".  View   #d40683  

 

DeROSA basket fur clip basket fur clip with unfoiled rhinestone basket, heart-shaped purple rhinestone flower petals, and clear rhinestone and enameled accents, circa 1940, 2-1/2".    View   View   View   #d23487 

 

 

 LILLIAN basket fur clip with an unfoiled topaz-colored rhinestones base, purple rhinestone flower, clear rhinestone accents and translucent green enamel leaves, 2-1/2" clip. Circa 1940, this is identical to a DeRosa clip but is marked on the back "Lillian". It is very three-dimensional and has layers of flowers. This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero's book "Warman's Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 196. I don't know yet who the maker "Lillian" was and what their affiliation was with DeRosa, but hope to find out one day.   View   #d18665     DEROSA basket fur clip with topaz colored unfoiled rhinestone body, heart shaped purple rhinestone flower, graying rhinestone accents and green translucent enameled leaves all set in gilt metal, 2-1/2" by 2-1/3". It is signed "R DeRosa" on the back and is exactly like the one I had that was signed "Lillian", shown at the left.   View   #d38506

   

 

 
DEROSA pale blue basket fur clip with enameled forget-me-nots, green leaves and clear rhinestone accents, slight finish wear upon close examination, 2-3/4" by 2-1/3". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. Other DeRosa baskets can be seen in the book, "Jewels of Fantasy" by Deanna Cera on page 124, where she dates them to the late 1930s.  View   #d36431   DeROSA blue and green enameled and clear rhinestones baskets bracelet with forget-me-nots and leaves, rare and gorgeous, circa 1940.   View     #d23591 DEROSA pale blue basket fur clip with enameled forget-me-nots, green leaves and clear rhinestone accents, slight finish wear upon close examination, 2-3/4" by 2-1/3". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. Other DeRosa baskets can be seen in the book, "Jewels of Fantasy" by Deanna Cera on page 124, where she dates them to the late 1930s.   View   #d38962

 

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   DeROSA porcelain floral basket dress clip with tiny pastel porcelain roses and clear rhinestones set in silver tone, 2-7/8".   View    View   #d21672  DEROSA unsigned clear rhinestone links necklace with  tiny pastel porcelain roses and clear rhinestones set in silver tone with matching signed clips.  View   View   View   View   View   #d22193    DEROSA unsigned rhinestone basket brooch with porcelain flowers and clear rhinestones set in silver tone, as is, 1-3/4".   View  View  #d27911

 

     DEROSA porcelain flowers and clear rhinestones set in silver tone dress clip with artificial pearls, one tiny porcelain leaf broken, 2-5/8".   View   #d29970 DEROSA art work for a brooch or clip.   #348 DEROSA porcelain pink, rose and yellow flowers dress clip with clear rhinestones set in silver tone, 1-5/8".   View   #d31759  

 

De Rosa original design art work. #173 

 

DEROSA basket clip with blue flowers and green leaves, accented with clear rhinestones and set in gold tone,  2-5/8" by 2-3/8". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   View  #dc   De Rosa original design art work. #318

 

DEROSA fur clip that's a colorful basket of flowers and buds in a gold tone vessel accented by a blue enameled blue  rim, circa 1940. It is 2-1/2" by 1-3/4". Included are red, green and clear rhinestones, and the left green rhinestone has a minute chip just at the very tip, which requires a magnifying glass to see. It's accented with glass pearls and clear rhinestones. The leaves and buds are of green and brown enamel work, and they are lovely. So far, after years of collecting DeRosa, this is the only clip I have ever seen like this.  View   View   #d40165 

 DEROSA red enameled roses fur clip in gold tone with green enameled leaves set in gold tone, 3-5/8".  This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   #d26352

 

 

DeROSA fur clip, a red and green enamel on gold tone with clear rhinestone accents basket clip, as is with wear to enamel, 2-5/8".  This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View   #d19402 

 

 

 


DeROSA PEACOCKS
The intricate details and luminous translucent green enameling make these one of my favorites in the DeRosa line. It never ceases to amaze me how much skill and care it must have taken to design and create these pieces. From the mouth of the peacock is a glass pearl that moves as the jewelry does.
 

 

   DeROSA peacocks fur clip with lovely green translucent enameling, glass pearls and tiny green cabochons in a gold tone setting, 3" by 2-1/4".  #d18666

 

     Signed R DeROSA on each piece, these are peacocks with translucent green enameling, glass pearls and tiny green cabochons all in a gold tone setting. The group includes a 6-1/2" by 1-1/4" bracelet  View   View , matching 1-1/8" by 1" clip back earrings and 3" by 2-1/4" dress clip, all circa 1950. This set is seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 199, and it was also advertised in the February 1950 edition of "Women's Wear Daily".   View     #d18666

  DeROSA peacocks set with enameling, faux pearls and rhinestones 6-1/2" by 1-1/4" bracelet.   View   View     #d18666
  

 

 

DEROSA translucent green and soft red enameled peacock fur clip and earrings with artificial pearls and green glass cabochons, clip 3" and earrings 1", all circa 1940s. This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 199.     View   View   View   #d27634 DEROSA peacock fur clip with lovely translucent green and soft red enameling, artificial pearls and green glass cabochons, circa 1940, clip 3" and earrings 1". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   View   View   #d27634 DeROSA peacocks clip back earrings, 1-1/8" by 1".   #d18896

 

    DeROSA peacocks set with in beautifully enameled metal with glass pearls and rhinestones. There is a 3" by 2-1/4"  fur clip, 6-1/2" by 1-1/4" bracelet  and matching 1-1/8" earrings. This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero's book "Warman's Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 199.   View   View     #d18666     DeROSA violets 2-3/4" clip and 1-1/3" earrings and peacock basket clip group.

 

    DeROSA peacocks and violets jewelry.

 

 


DeROSA FIGURAL JEWELRY
Animals, People and People's things
 

 

   
Original art work design for the DEROSA bird brooch.  #d20435    De ROSA bird brooch made from the design at right, 4" diagonal measurement. This is not signed but attributed to DeRosa from their design art work. This is one of the few unsigned DeRosa pieces I have ever seen.   #d20435   The DEROSA original art work design for the bird brooch, photo at the left.  #d20435.  #174     

 


DEROSA rare gold tone hand holding torch of liberty patriotic fur clip with clear rhinestone accents, circa 1945, 3". The texture on this is wonderfully varied with swirling flames, an ornate scrolled cuff and a ruffled glove. While the clear vintage rhinestone are grayed, I wouldn't change them, and the finish is in excellent condition. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. A piece like this can be seen in the book "Bijoux" by Dena F. Cera on page 225    View   #d28488

 

 

DeROSA gold tone tree fur clip with pink rhinestones, green enameled leaves and a wonderful enameled peacock sitting under the tree, circa 1940s, 3". There is wear on the gold tone finish as can be seen in the pictures, but you must look closely to see most of it. The pink rhinestones are tulip shaped, very unusual, and have a lavender flash in the color. Each stone is smooth on the top and has flat sides. The clear rhinestones are slightly grayed. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. This is a VERY rare piece, the only one I have seen like it so far in all my years in collecting DeRosa and in this business, although surely more must have been made. It is one of the very best of the DeRosa designs.   View   View   #d22075

DeROSA gold tone poodle fur clip with clear rhinestones, 2-1/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  Shown beside it is an original design art work of a similar DeRosa piece.  View  #d21157.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The DeRosa art work shows what looks like a fly fur clip that detaches from a larger leaf brooch. It looks like fly #d37735, shown at the right here, but so far I haven't seen the leaf brooch to go with it. I sure wish I could find one.
 

DEROSA fly clip with plique-a-jour wings, 1-1/3". It is  marked on the back both "DeRosa" and "sterling". It looks like the fly in the art work to the left, and I would be so happy if I could find the leaf part.   View   View   #d37735
 

CAROLEE Limited Edition 2005 green rhinestone leaf brooch and red lady bug tack, leaf 3" and ladybug tack 5/8".   View   #X64197
I added this here to show a more contemporary maker using a similar design to the DeRosa seen at the far left. The ladybug  tac can be worn alone and it also attaches to the leaf brooch to wear together.

 

 
DEROSA lion head fur clips with amazing detail, set of 2, each 1" by 1". The fur is a copper colored enamel, the fangs enameled in white and the inside of the mouth is a deep red enamel. Circa 1940s, the lions both have red rhinestone eyes. I have collected DeRosa for years now, but hadn't ever seen these before.  Leo the lion is the astrological sign of July 22- August 23, but anyone can wear them. Wearing these would bring out the lioness in you, symbolizing strength and bravery!   View   View   View   #d38886  DEROSA large fish fur clip with translucent orange and green enameled head and fin, red and cream enameled lips, and glass pearl and clear rhinestone accents, 4" by 2-3/4". Circa 1940s, it is in very good condition with some cloudy clear rhinestones.  View   View   #d40788

 

 

 DEROSA rare traffic lights fur clips, set of two, one with "STOP" and a red glass cabochon and one with a green "GO" sign. Suspended from the bottom are signs with the words "stop" and "go", so clever. These are from the 1940s, in excellent condition, each 2-1/8" by 1-1/4". As a long-time collector of DeRosa, I have not seen another like these so think they are rare, as so many DeRosa pieces are. These are signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View   #d38823

 

DEROSA fly brooch with a red rhinestone body and green rhinestone eyes set in gold washed sterling. It is marked "DeRosa sterling" and it is 7/8" by 3/4".   View   View   #d40126 DEROSA sterling vermeil butterfly brooch with clear and red rhinestones circa 1945, 2-1/8". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View   #d32453 DeROSA dress clip with a motif reminiscent of a stylized face using red and blue rhinestones in a gold tone setting, 2-1/2". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View  #d21156.  

 

 

  DE ROSA gold tone fish clip with red and green enameling, 3". Some of the finish is missing from the tail, but this is still lovely. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View   View   #d19516

DEROSA figural fish original design art work.   #151
 

 

 

   
Original art work design for the DeRosa face clip #d20693.   DeROSA face motif fur clip with feathers, 2-11/16". It was made from the design shown at left, and what a treat to have the matching design art work. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. See this piece in Harrice Miller's "Confident Collector, 2nd Edition" on page 98.  View   #d20623 DeROSA face mask dress clip with tiny peach glass cabochons, circa 1945, 1-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.    View   #X20628  

 

DEROSA sterling vermeil crown brooch with red and clear rhinestones and artificial pearls, circa 1945, 2-1/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. An illustration for a similar DeRosa crown brooch shows how this piece would have been fashioned, drawing the design for approval before having the brooch made.    View   #d34505 DeRosa crown illustration art for a brooch.  #218 DEROSA red, blue and clear rhinestones dress clip, a lovely piece whether you want to wear it as a patriotic symbol or not, circa 1940, 1-5/8". This could also have been half of a Duette style brooch/clip combination. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View   #d34366

 

DEROSA enameled pheasant fur clip with clear rhinestone accents set in silver tone, circa 1940, 4-1/3". Wonderful painted detail and the large size makes this very special. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View   Both   #d35998  DEROSA enameled pheasant fur clip with clear rhinestone accents set in silver tone, circa 1940, 4-1/3". Wonderful painted detail and the large size makes this very special.   View   View   #d35732  DEROSA enameled bird pin with clear rhinestone edges on the wings, some of the enamel missing so as is, 1-1/3" by 1-1/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View   #d38808 

 

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    DEROSA sterling vermeil, artificial pearls and blue rhinestones oriental head brooch, 2-1/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   #d25324   

  DeROSA glass pearl and clear rhinestones ballerina pin, 2". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View  #d22891

DEROSA gilt sterling cherub with wings brooch with blue rhinestone eyes, marked on the back "R DeRosa sterling", 1-1/3" by 1". What a sweet guardian angel to wear on your shoulder. It  is in excellent condition and circa 1940.   View   #d39044 

 

   DeROSA sterling vermeil and clear rhinestones bird brooch, 3-1/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.    View   #d24783 
 

 DeROSA cupid or cherub of the sea brooch in gold tone and glass pearls, 2" tall. This is the most common piece of DeRosa I have ever seen, and since so many are still around, many must have been made. That's unusual because many of the better DeRosa pieces are so rare.
View  #d20931 

  DeROSA tiny gold tone bird pin with artificial seed pearls, 1-1/2". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back. A similar one is shown in Brunialti's book "American Costume Jewelry" on page 277.     View   #d21838    
 

 


DeROSA FLOWERS
Fantasy and the interesting layers of these designs make these flower pieces a joy to own and wear, not to mention the multiple layers that give them dimension. The enamel work is so rich and often translucent.
 

 

DEROSA floral fur clip with orange and green enamel, clear rhinestones and artificial pearls circa 1940, 3-1/2". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.    View   #d34650. DEROSA original design art work for a DeRosa brooch or clip, very similar to the clip shown at the left. DEROSA floral dress clip with cream, blue and green enamel, red glass bead centers and clear rhinestones accents, 3-5/8" There is light enamel wear, and this is circa 1940. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View   View   #d34536.

 

 
DEROSA artificial pearl grapes fur clip with green translucent leaves and stems set in gold tone, c 1940s, 3". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   #d37765

 

DEROSA original design art work for a brooch, probably the one shown at the left. If not it is certainly very similar.

 

 

 DEROSA unsigned enameled thistle brooch with translucent green leaves and clear and purple rhinestones, circa 1940, very light enamel wear, a nice large 3-5/8". While this is not signed, the way it is made and the design art work shown at the right, plus years of experience with this maker's jewelry, makes me feel comfortable making this attribution. You can see the art work by clicking HERE.   View   View   View   #Y34547

 

DEROSA fur clip with enameled pale pink flower, red glass beads, clear rhinestones and green enameling, circa 1940. It is marked on the back "R DeRosa" and it is 3" by 2-1/8". There is some gold loss on both the front and the back and some of the clear rhinestones are a bit gray.  View   #d39008

DEROSA design art work for the brooch shown at the right, hand drawn and painted circa 1940.   View   #d38646    

DeROSA large pink enameled flowers brooch with green enameled leaves, clear rhinestones, and artificial pearls, a huge 5-1/4".  View   View   #d25205

 

DEROSA topaz unfoiled rhinestones flower bouquet and green enameled leaves fur clip, 4-1/4" by 2-1/2". The flower centers are in crown-like settings and below that are green glass balls. There are clear rhinestone flower spikes and leaf veins. This is one of the larger DeRosa clips, and made in layers so that it's three-dimensional, as their best pieces were, circa 1940s. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View   View   #d38653. 

DEROSA topaz colored rhinestones fur clip with green enameled leaves and clear rhinestone accents, signed "DeRosa" on the back, 3-1/3" by 2-5/8". This circa 1940 jewelry made by Ralph DeRosa is well made and beautifully designed, and this clip is in excellent condition.   View   View   View   #d39456 
DEROSA original art work for a DeRosa clip design similar to the clip shown.

DEROSA fur clip with topaz and clear rhinestones and green enameled leaves, 3-1/2" by 2". This clip is signed on the back "DeRosa". Circa 1940, this is in excellent condition with lovely honey colored unusually shaped rhinestones, clear rhinestone accents and green translucent enameled leaves.   View  View    #d39308. 

 

DEROSA green enameled flower and leaves brooch with green glass beads and clear rhinestone accents, all set in gold tone, and a large size at 3-5/8". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View   #d27675.

 

 

DEROSA yellow faceted round crystals fur clip with green enameled stems and clear rhinestones all set in gold tone, 4" by 2-1/3". Circa 1940, this is a very unusual clip with round faceted stones topped by green enameled bracts and stems and clear rhinestone accents. Some of the clears have turned gray as often happens, and the finish has wear on the high spots, so it is in good vintage condition. NOTE: We have also had this in blue, item number 36703 here below.  View   View  #d39417.

DEROSA floral lily motif coil bracelet, brooch and earrings with emerald green centers and clear rhinestone pave in a gold tone setting, absolutely gorgeous! The bracelet is 10" tip to tip but about a 7" wearable size; the brooch is 4" by 3"; and the screw back earrings 1". All pieces have some grayed stones and some wear on the gold tone metal, and all are circa 1940. Regardless of the stones, this is one amazing set that only DeRosa would have made! And what a treat to find all these matching pieces.   View   View   View   View   View   #d39164

 

   DeROSA stylized flower and leaves fur clip, flower with red beads and red and clear rhinestones set in gold tone metal, circa 1940, 4-5/8". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View    #d24359

 

DeROSA art work for a floral brooch similar to the clip here at the left.  #248

 

DEROSA red cabochons  fur clip bouquet set in yellow, rose and white gold colored metals, signed "R DeRosa", 4" by 2-3/4". Like so many of the 1940s DeRosa pieces, this is well made with layers of leaves, stems and stones. There is slight finish wear, visible on close examination, but the stones are all present and the clip mechanism works perfectly. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.    View   #d38872

 

 

DEROSA attributed unsigned bracelet gold tone flowers bracelet with red glass beads, blue and clear rhinestones and green enameling, 6-3/4" by 1-1/8". We have the original arty work for the earrings that match this bracelet, and that is what we base the attribution on.   View   View   View   HI-RES  #d36890
 

DEROSA round red glass beads and rhinestones blossom earrings with two-tone green enameling and clear rhinestones, clip back 1-1/4".  We also own the original design art work for these earrings. The last photo shows a page of original design art work for this and four other earrings.   View   View    View    #d40795
DeROSA original design art work for floral jewelry including an earring like the bracelets on either side here (top left earring). #55

DEROSA attributed unsigned bracelet gold tone flowers bracelet with red glass beads, blue and clear rhinestones and green enameling, 6-3/4" by 1-1/8" .   View   View   #d26073 



 

 

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DEROSA fur clip with purple rhinestones, imitation pearls and grayed rhinestones, 3" by 2-5/8". The rhinestones have grayed to an almost charcoal color. This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View   #D36425 DeROSA original design art work for a bracelet. #80  DEROSA red rhinestone roses fur clip tied with a bow and with green enameling and clear rhinestones set in gold tone, circa 1940, 3-1/8". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.    View    View   #d21162

 

 

DeROSA bleeding heart floral fur clip with pink and green enameling and clear rhinestones, a large 3-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.   View  #d21158

DEROSA fur clip with a faceted crystal or glass circle decorated with lovely translucent enameled flowers in pink and green with clear rhinestone accents, all set in gold tone, circa 1940, 2-1/2" by 1-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   #d37694

DEROSA bleeding heart floral fur clip with pink and green enameling and clear rhinestones, a large 3-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   #d40453

 

DEROSA fur clip with unusual pink molded glass trumpet flowers and green translucent enameled leaves with clear rhinestones, all set in gold tone metal, circa 1940, length 3-1/2". It is signed on the back. Be sure to see the enlarged photo to really see the unusual pink buds. This is one more example of the unusual components used by DeRosa.  View   View   #d37918  

 

 

DEROSA open wild rose flowers and leaves fur clip with three overlapping open flowers with clear rhinestone petal tips, glass pearl haloes, tiny red glass tipped stamen, green enameled and gold tone leaves, and a realistic stem, 4" by 2-3/4". Only DeRosa created layered three-dimensional pieces like this, with pieces held together by tiny screws and multiple elements. Even the stem is well detailed! Circa 1940, it has some finish wear on the gold leaves, but otherwise it's in very good condition, and signed on the back "R. Derosa". Beside this is the original design art work.   View   View   #d39869  

DEROSA flower fur clip with aqua faceted glass beads and clear rhinestones set in gold tone, signed "R DeRosa" on the back and 2-1/2".   View   #D26638  

 

 

 

 

   DEROSA blue pierced and domed florets stylized flower bouquet fur clip with clear rhinestone accents, circa 1940, 3-1/3" by 2-1/3". I have seen these scored half ball elements in other DeRosa jewelry, and find them just beautiful as they reflect light, and each one has a tiny clear rhinestone center.   View   #d38599 

  DEROSA swirl fur clip with grooved and domed aqua tips set in gold tone, each with a clear rhinestone accents, all set in gold washed silver. It is marked on the back "R. DeRosa", circa 1940, 2-1/4". The finish does show wear at close examination.   View   View    #d37371

DEROSA flower fur clip with pink center of grooved and domed glass and accented with clear rhinestone, 3-1/4" by by 2". The gold tone finish really sets this off.  View   View   #d37323

 

 

 DEROSA original art work for a brooch or clip design using elements like the blue and pink ones shown here.

DEROSA aqua pierced dome flowers fur clip with clear rhinestones and artificial pearls set in gold tone, circa 1940, 3". I suspect the glass pearl at the far left is a replacement for a blue element that should be there.  View   View    #d38303

DEROSA design art work original. 

 

 

DEROSA brooch with pink and clear rhinestones and green beautiful and transparent enameled leaves, a nice large 4". Only DeRosa did these pieces with so much dimension and quality, circa 1940. I haven't seen this brooch again so far, so like many DeRosa pieces, it is relatively rare. Note the details, like the crescent shaped center with clear rhinestone on it and the translucent enamel work.     View #d35997

  DEROSA pink rhinestone and green enameled leaves clip and bracelet with the lovely translucent enameling work and set in gold tone metal. There is some finish wear on the back of the bracelet only. The bracelet is 7" by 1-1/8", fur clip is 2-3/4" by 1-3/4", all circa 1940s.  View   View   #d37607

DEROSA green leaves and red glass bead berries brooch the lovely translucent green enameled leaves that DeRosa is known for, 3-1/3" by 1-7/8". Circa 1940, it is in excellent vintage condition. While this I not signed, I can feel safe in saying it's by DeRosa due to all the similar pieces I have had over the years.  View   #d40762

 

    DEROSA pink rhinestones and green enameled leaves fur clip with clear rhinestone accents, circa 1940, 2-3/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   #d26074

   DEROSA flowers set with pink rhinestones set among enameled green leaves, 2-1/2" fur clip and 7" by 1" bracelet.  View   View   #d19062

  DEROSA coil bracelet with pink and clear rhinestones and green enameled leaves set in gold tone, total length 8-1/2", front width 2-3/4", band width 5/16", signed "Derosa" on the back, circa 1940.     View   View   View   #d36880

 

DEROSA pink rhinestone and green enameled leaves bracelet and fur clip circa 1940.   View   #d35273   DEROSA group. DEROSA pink rhinestone and green enameled leaves and flowers clips group, circa 1940.  #d19062 DEROSA pink rhinestone and green enameled leaves and flowers bracelet, clips and earrings.  #d19062

 

 DeRosa lavender and green enameled flower dress clip with artificial pearl stamen and clear rhinestone accents, circa 1940, 2-1/2" by 2-1/8". Fabulous translucent enameling typical of DeRosa enhances this three-dimensional piece. Included is the DEROSA designer original art work done for approval before this clip would have been put into production, a gouache on tissue which is a rare one-of-a-kind piece. As you can see, a few small changes were made in the final design when it did get produced.    View   View   View   View   #d20434  The DEROSA original art work design for the flower brooches shown in this row.  View   #d20434.  #202

 

  

DEROSA attributed flower brooch with red glass beads centered with clear rhinestones, clear rhinestone petal tips all set in gold tone, 2-3/4" by 2-1/8" , similar to Coro patent 140,016 dated 1945. Almost illegible mark on the back says something like, "F_ _ RS".  View   #d37300 

 

 

     DEROSA green and yellow enamel and green demi-lune rhinestones double floral fur clip with clear rhinestone accents and pierced leaves, 3-1/2".   View   #d27635  

 

 

 

    DeROSA flower, feather and leaves fur clip with clear rhinestones, glass pearl center and green enameled leaves, 3-3/4". The enameling is so smooth and perfect that I had wondered if it had been re-done, but even under a loupe I can see no indication of that. Just for fun, here is a jpg of the old DeROSA ad for this clip. It says, "Brilliant with simulated pearls on sterling, rhodium or gold finish, Ralph DeRosa Company, New York".  View   #d23570
 DeROSA ad for clip #d23570, courtesy of Pat Seal.

DEROSA green enamel and rhinestone swirl starburst fur clip, signed on the back.   View   #d27636

 

 

 

 

   DeROSA arrowroot flower and leaves fur clip with clear and blue rhinestones in a rose and yellow gold finish, circa 1945, 4-1/2". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   #d21160

   DeROSA Arrowroot design art work for the clip shown at the left.  #d21160.  #146  

DEROSA green enameled floral fur clip with blue and clear rhinestones, 3". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   View   #d30097

 

   De Rosa design art work very similar to the clip shown at the right.  #293

     DeROSA floral bouquet clip with aqua rhinestones, circa 1940, 3-7/8".   View   #d21161.

   De Rosa design art work very similar to the clip shown at the left.   #130

 

 

 

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DEROSA pink fur clip with a circle of projecting unfoiled pink rhinestones with a glass imitation pearl center and accents and clear rhinestones that have grayed, all set in gold tone. On the back are catches so that this could have been added to a necklace at one time, too It is 2" across and in excellent condition.   View  View   #d36551

DeROSA flower fur clip with blue enameled petals, projecting free-standing pink crystal petals, and a faux pearl center all set in gold tone, circa 1940, 3".  View   View    #d20622

DEROSA original hand painted design art work for a brooch or clip circa 1940s. This shows the same projecting rhinestones you can see on the DeRosa fur clips in this row.   #d20622 and #d36551.

 

    DeROSA rose bud fur clip, invisibly set rose colored glass, rhinestones and faux pearl, 4" tall. This is an amazing three-dimensional clip.   View    View    View   View   View   View   #d19517       DeROSA red molded glass petals flower clip with an opalescent glass center,  2-3/8".  View    View  #d21163.  DEROSA design art work similar to #d21163. #426

 

  DeRosa art work for a jewelry design.

  DEROSA large brooch with red, blue and clear rhinestones set in gold tone with green enamel accents, 4-1/3" by 2-1/3". View #d37320

DEROSA Retro floral brooch art work.  #396 

 

 DeROSA blue enameled flower and leaves fur clip with aqua long pointed rhinestone center, clear rhinestones and glass pearl accents, circa 1940, 3". On close examination you can see a few places of missing enamel on the edge but it is nothing that detracts from this gorgeous clip.   View   #d24327  DeROSA floral brooch art work. #399

 

 

   DeROSA enameled and pink faceted pointed crystal fur clip, totally re-enameled, 2-7/8".   View   #d23379

 

 

DEROSA fur clip with three blossoms each with a pointed purple unfoiled rhinestone surrounded by clear rhinestones and set in gold tone. It is marked on the clip back "R.DeRosa", 3-5/8" by 2", circa 1940.  View   #D40326
 
DEROSA green leaves and red berries brooch with red glass beads and the lovely translucent green enameled leaves for which DeRosa is known, 3-1/3" by 1-7/8". Circa 1940, it is in excellent vintage condition. While this is not signed, I can feel safe in saying it's by DeRosa piece after all the similar pieces by that maker we have had over the years.   View   #d40762 DEROSA lavender flower fur clip with unfoiled pale lavender blue petal stones and clear rhinestone accents, circa 1935, 2-1/3". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   #d36064

 

 

DEROSA sterling vermeil and aqua rhinestone flower brooch with rose gold and yellow gold wash, 3-1/8". It is interesting to see that DeRosa made some of their designs as both brooches and fur clips. A piece like this can be seen in the book "Bijoux" by Dena F. Cera on page 224.   View   #d34789 De Rosa design art work for the clip shown at right and the brooch shown at left. It is interesting to note that the made this same design in both a fur clip and a brooch.   #128       DEROSA sterling vermeil aqua and clear rhinestones fur clip, 3-1/4". A piece like this can be seen in the book "Bijoux" by Dena F. Cera on page 224.    View   #d24925

 

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  DEROSA sterling vermeil flower fur clip with pink unfoiled rhinestone center and clear rhinestone accents with lovely pierced petals. It is marked on the clip "R DeRosa sterling", circa 1940s, 2". This is in very good vintage condition, with only light wear on the metal edges and clear rhinestones here and there. It is really lovely and well made, as are most DeRosa clips from this era.   View     #d36962    DEROSA floral clip with pastel blue rhinestone center and clear rhinestone accents all set in gilt silver, 3".   View   #d29274

  

DEROSA flower sterling vermeil fur clip with a brilliant aqua unfoiled rhinestone and clear rhinestone accents, circa 1945, 2". The upturned petals give this a great dimensional sense, and it has the high quality and great design for which DeRosa is so well known.    View   #d33557 

 

 

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DeROSA dress clip in antiqued gold tone with delicious pomegranate-colored glass beads tucked into the layered petals, 1-3/4". This is circa 1940 and it is in excellent condition, signed "DeRosa" on the back.   View   View   #d19141

 DEROSA chains and red beads fur clip suspended from a flowers crescent top, wonderful detail, circa 1940, 4" by 2" wide. The glass beads are the color of garnets and are faceted on the sides.    View   #d34035

DeROSA  sterling vermeil 3-1/4" flower fur clip with red cabochon center and clear rhinestone accents.  View   #d24302

 

DeROSA  topaz-colored and clear rhinestones 3inch three dimensional rose fur clip.   View   #d21701.    DE ROSA bracelet with green enameled leaves and an aqua rhinestone with faux pearl accents, all on a gold tone band, 7" x 1-1/3".     View    View    View    View    View     #d19512  DeROSA sterling stylized flower fur clip with green unfoiled rhinestone petals and a clear rhinestone center and bands, 4".  View   #d21700 

 

DEROSA big gold tone flower fur clip with deep purple center rhinestone and clear rhinestone accents, finish as is with medium finish wear on the petal edges, so priced as is, 3".   View   #D36956 DEROSA big gold tone flower fur clips with center rhinestone and clear rhinestone accents, large and lovely worn separately or together, 3" each. DEROSA gold tone flower fur clip with red center rhinestones and clear rhinestones accents, 3".  View   #D36343

 

    DeROSA pink rhinestone and green enameled leaves earrings.   View  #d23806

 DeROSA  large 4" floral fur clip with green rhinestone center and faux pearl accents.   View   #d22076

   DeROSA gold tone and artificial pearl earrings, 1-5/8".  View   #d24923

 

   DEROSA sterling vermeil flower clip with red and clear rhinestones, 3-1/3".  View   #d24393

  Combination of DeRosa flower and hummingbird brooches.

    HUMMINGBIRD pin with clear rhinestones, 3-1/2". This is NOT signed as a DeRosa, but it looked great with the DeRosa flower brooch as shown at the left.   View   #Y24423 

 

    DEROSA sterling vermeil and artificial pearls 2-3/4" floral clip and 1" earrings.  View   #d25325

   DeROSA  gold tone and red glass bead stamen 2-3/4" fur clip and 1" earrings.  View  #d22676

   DEROSA sterling vermeil and artificial pearls 3" clip and 1" earrings.  View   #d25326

 

DEROSA unsigned 6-3/4" by 1" bracelet with green enameled stems and red and clear rhinestones. Also shown in a DeRosa original design art work, shown at the right, which illustrates a very similar bracelet.   View   View   View   #d24360 Original De Rosa design art work, possibly for the bracelet shown at the left. DEROSA earrings with red and clear rhinestones earrings with enameled green leaves, screw back earrings circa 1940, 1-1/8". These match the basket clip #d18664.   View   #d33604 

 

   DeROSA red and clear rhinestones floral pin, 2-7/8".   View   #d23051       DEROSA floral fur clip in gold tone with red and clear rhinestones, 4-5/8" circa 1940. This clip was also made by Reinad.  View   #d19809    DeROSA  4-5/8" floral fur clip in gold tone with green and clear rhinestones, identical to the one at left, but this one is unsigned.  Reinad also made this same brooch.   #d20825.

 

De Rosa #102 original design art work for the DeRosa floral brooch similar to the ones shown here.

 

    DEROSA cream enameled lily flower earrings with light enamel wear and clear rhinestones that have turned to black, set in gold tone clip backs, 1-1/4". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   Art Work   #d36491

 

DEROSA  fur clip with enameled flowers and swirl, a lovely peachy color in two tones and set in gold tone with clear rhinestone accents, 2-1/4" by 2-1/4". It is signed on the clip back "R DeRosa" and it's circa 1940. I have collected DeRosa for two decades now, but this is the first I have seen this piece. DeRosa didn't seem to make all that many of each of their pieces from the 1930s and 1940s.   View   View   View   #d39118 

 

 

    DeROSA sterling cream and green enameled floral fur clip, 2-1/2".  View   #d23488

   DEROSA floral bracelet, fur clips and earrings with cream colored enamel and green enameled leaves all set in gold tone.   View   View   #d25390

De Rosa #103 floral bracelet, brooches and earrings along with their original design art work.

 

   DeROSA green and white enameled fur clips with many colors of tiny rhinestones, each 2" long.   View   View   View   #d23551

 

 

    DeROSA cream, aqua and green enameled hinged bracelet, fur clips and earrings with white enameled flowers, green leaves and maroon glass centers. This set has absolutely phenomenal detail, circa 1940, and it includes a 7" bracelet, set of two 2" fur clips and 1-1/3" earrings with multi-colored accents. This set was obviously inspired by the Austro-Hungarian retro style with it's brilliant and detailed enamel work.   View   #d26571 DEROSA painted pink and cream flower brooch with red rhinestone center and clear rhinestone accents, 3-1/3". This is signed "R DeRosa" on the back.  View   #d25327

 

 

 

DEROSA flower links bracelet with red rhinestones set in gold tone, with safety chain, 7" by 7/8".   View   View   #d37251

DEROSA sterling vermeil and blue rhinestones flowers bracelet, signed "DeRosa" on one side of the tongue and "sterling" on the other, 7" by 7/8".   View   View   #d34524  

DEROSA unsigned sterling vermeil bracelet with links of topaz colored and clear rhinestones set with swirls and flowers, safety chain, 7" by 3/4" .  View  View   #D36297 

 

   

DEROSA pink rhinestones and enamel green leaves earrings with clear rhinestone accents, circa 1945, 1".   View   #d19788  DEROSA sterling vermeil fur clip with topaz colored unfoiled center rhinestone, artificial pearls and clear rhinestones, 2-3/4".   View   #d36296 

DEROSA pink unfoiled rhinestone earrings set in gold tone metal with clip back, 7/8".  View   #d38983

 

DeROSA VIOLETS & HYDRANGEAS

 

 
DEROSA violets fur clip with lovely translucent purple and green enamel over gold tone, excellent condition, 3-1/3".  View   View   #d37007   DEROSA enameled violets and leaves fur clip with clear rhinestone centers, marked "R. DeRosa" on the back of the clip, circa 1940, 3-1/4". The enameling reminds me of the lovely translucent enamel work that Boucher did, and it adds so much to the design, circa 1940s.   View    #d34350
Both Derosa violet clips together.
DEROSA violets gold tone with purple and green enameled violets and clear rhinestone centers fur clip, circa 1940, 3-1/3".   View   View   #d31911

 

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  DEROSA unsigned violets fur clip with lavender enameled violets on a crystal circle, 2-1/2".  View  #d21154 DEROSA enameled violets fur clip in purple and lavender with green leaves and clear rhinestone accents, circa 1940, 2-1/3" by 2-1/2". This is missing one little flower.   View   #d38755 DEROSA violets in a cornucopia clip with lovely enamel work on both the purple flowers and the green leaves, 2-3/4" by 2-1/2". This has some with finish wear on the front, and it is circa 1940.    View  #d39587

 

DEROSA violet fur clips showing the variety of styles that were made. DEROSA violet fur clip backs. More wonderful DeRosa Violet clips.

 

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DeROSA bouquet of violets fur clip with wonderful purple, lavender and green enamel and clear rhinestone accents, 2-1/2 inches. As can be seen in the photos, there is finish wear on the front right of the clip. It is circa 1940s. To see the original art work from when this clip was designed , please click HERE. The art work is NOT included in this sale, but shown for interest sake only. Note that it was originally proposed as a forget-me-not clip, the hand penciled note says "Violets", and as you can see, that's how it was finally made.   View   View   #d18705

 DEROSA original art work design for the violets clip. The note at the bottom reads "violets", and the clip was indeed done in violets instead of the forget-me-nots originally illustrated.  #140 

 

 

 

DEROSA purple, pink and lavender hydrangea fur clip with clear rhinestones and enamel work. There are some grayed stones and the enameling shows slight wear, as can be seen in the photos. It is 2-5/8" by 1-1/3". Circa 1940, DeRosa is one of my very favorite makers.   View  #d40057

 

 

 

 

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  DEROSA sterling vermeil, aqua rhinestone and enamel violets fur clip circa 1945, 4".   View   #d28621

 DEROSA original design art work, similar to the clip shown here at at right. #168  

 DeROSA enameled violets fur clip with rhinestones, 2-3/4". View   View   #d21159

 

DEROSA fur clip of purple enameled violets and green leaves with clear rhinestones and artificial pearls, beautifully designed and in very good vintage condition, with only light wear on the gold tone finish on the front, 3". DeRosa made such amazing jewelry during this period with layers of curled leaves and glass pearls spilling out. It is circa 1940 and this is a fine example.   View   #d24212 DEROSA violets earrings with enameled flower violets, tiny florets and leaves. Enameled in lavender, purple and green with clear rhinestone accents, these are 1-1/2" by 7/8" clip backs. Circa 1940, these are not signed but they match other DeRosa pieces I have had.  View   #d29280 DEROSA unsigned violet flowers and leaves necklace with tiny florets in lavender, purple and green enamel work with clear rhinestone accents, 14-2/3" with a front drop that is about 2" by 1-1/2". Circa 1940, this is in very good vintage condition with only the slightly graying rhinestones to note.  View   View   #d39590

 

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 DeROSA matching violet 1-1/3" earrings. 
View #d20433
   DEROSA violets original design art work. #92 DeROSA enameled unsigned bracelet with lavender and purple violets on crystal circle links, 7-1/2" by 1".   View    View    View  #d21675

 

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  DeROSA violets design art work.  #90

 DeROSA purple and green enameled violets clip back earrings, 1-1/4".   View   #d21703

      DEROSA violets design art work.  #89

 

   
 DEROSA LARGE and lovely enameled ribbon tied flower bouquet fur clip of pastel pink, blue, aqua and yellow flowers with green leaves with lots of clear rhinestone accents, all set in gold tone and circa 1940, 4-1/3". This is such a lovely piece and one you will wear with everything! It is in very good vintage condition with only some graying of the rhinestones.   View   #d21673 DEROSA lavender enameled violets bracelet with green enameled leaves and clear rhinestones, 7-1/4" and 7/8" wide.  View   View   View   #d36513 DEROSA lavender enameled violets bouquet fur clip with green enameled leaves and clear rhinestones, 4-1/3".   View  View  #d36512

 

 
DEROSA enameled floral fur clip of pastel pink, blue, aqua and yellow flowers with green leaves with clear rhinestones, circa 1940, 4-1/3".   View   #d21673 DEROSA bouquets, two fur clips.   View   View DEROSA enameled violets fur clip with green enameled leaves and clear rhinestones, 4-1/3".   View   View  #d36512

 

DEROSA pink enameled hydrangea flower bouquet fur clip, 2-5/8".    View   #d32695  DEROSA art work design similar to brooch #d21673.  #307   

DEROSA blue and white enameled flowers fur clip with clear rhinestones all set in gold tone, 2-3/4" by 1-1/3" .   View   View   #d38652

 

DeROSA BERRY & LEAF designs

 

 DEROSA strawberry set, red and clear rhinestones set in gold tone, necklace and earrings, 15" necklace and 1-1/8" earrings. Wonderfully designed and three-dimensional. Only the earrings are signed but they are obviously an exact match to the necklace.  View   #d20199   DeROSA red and clear rhinestone strawberry  fur clip with lovely translucent green enameled leaves, 3-1/8". It is signed on the back, "R. DeRosa and it's in very good vintage condition with only a few graying rhinestones.   View   #d23233 DeROSA leaves and strawberries jewelry.

 

   DeROSA unsigned leaves set with green enamel, clear rhinestones set in gold tone bracelet, brooch and earrings set, 6-3/4" by 1-1/2" bracelet, 3-1/2" brooch and 1-1/8" earrings. The enameling is beautifully done and transparent, similar to the Boucher enamels.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #d19093
 
DEROSA enameled lush red strawberries brooch with clear rhinestones and enameled berries and translucent green leaves, circa 1940, 4-1/3" by 2". This was professionally converted from a fur clip to a brooch some time ago, but you must look closely to see it, and even then, it is visible only from the back. Also, the enameling is a bit uneven if you look under 5x magnification. The clear rhinestones are set in a way I hadn't seen before, into silver square settings that stand a bit above the red enamel, giving it beautiful dimension. This is just really special!  View   #d38833  DEROSA unsigned caramel enameled leaves brooch and earrings with clear rhinestones, 2-3/4" brooch and 1-1/8" earrings. The enameling is beautifully done and transparent, similar to the Boucher enamels.   View   #d19768

 

 

   
DEROSA red glass bead grapes fruit fur clip with green enameled leaves and clear rhinestone accents all set in gold tone, circa 1940, 2-3/4" by 2". This is in excellent condition and looks a bit like a DuJay, but it's marked "DeRosa" on the clip back. Just gorgeous and in excellent condition.  View   #d36063    

 

   DEROSA red unusually shaped rhinestones berries and leaves 3-3/4" fur clip with faux pearls, circa 1940.   View   #d21164      DEROSA sterling vermeil and red rhinestone 7" by 1" bracelet and 1-1/8" earrings.   View   View   #d26693   DeROSA red rhinestones grapes fur clip, 3-1/2".  View   #d23590

 

   DEROSA green enameled leaves brooch with clear rhinestone accents, 2-1/2".    View   #d27674  DEROSA unsigned green enameled leaves necklace, bracelet, brooch and earrings, necklace 14-1/2" with 2-1/4" at the front drop, bracelet 7" by 1-3/4", earrings 1", brooch 3-1/2". This group, also seen in brown, is one of the most commonly available these days, so it brings a lower price than the more unusual pieces.   #d19093    DeROSA unsigned leaves 3" brooch . The enamel work is typical DeRosa, and notice that the size, shape and curve of the leaves is identical to those used in the signed DeRosa strawberry necklace, shown above.    View    #d19093  

 

DeROSA ACROSTIC JEWELRY
Acrostic jewelry uses the gems to spell out a message (Diamond for "D", Emerald for "E", etc.). Popular messages include "regards" and "dearest". Acrostics are often seen in Victorian jewelry.
 

 

 

DEROSA acrostic "Regards" rhinestone spray fur clip circa 1940, 3-5/8". The rhinestones are colors that represent ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamonds and sapphire which acrostically spells "regards". DeRosa did more of these romantic acrostic pieces that spelled out a message of love and regards. Other DeRosa acrostics pieces can be seen in the book, "Jewels of Fantasy" by Deanna Cera on page 158, and in the book, "Swarovski, a Celebrating a History of Collaborations in Fashion, Jewelry, Performance & Design" on page 149. A DeRosa brooch similar to this one is featured, so DeRosa used Swarovski crystals in at least some of their pieces.    View   View  View   #d36550

 

Regards clip and art work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEROSA acrostic "Regards" rhinestone spray fur clip in gold plated silver, circa 1940s, 2-1/3". The rhinestones are colors that represent ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamonds and sapphire which acrostically spells out the word "regards". There is light finish wear as often happens on these older DeRosa pieces and some of the clear rhinestones have grayed with age, so this is priced accordingly. It is still a lovely and wearable piece. DeRosa did more of these romantic acrostic pieces that spelled out a message of love and regards. Other DeRosa acrostics pieces can be seen in the book, "Jewels of Fantasy" by Deanna Cera on page 158. In the book, "Swarovski, a Celebrating a History of Collaborations in Fashion, Jewelry, Performance & Design" on page 149, a DeRosa brooch similar to this one is featured, so DeRosa used Swarovski crystals in at least some of their pieces.     View   #d38456 

 

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DeROSA "DEAREST" bracelet, with artificial Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire and Topaz to spell out the romantic message, circa 1949.  View   View  #d20357.  

DEROSA "dearest" acrostic bracelet with clear, green, purple, red and yellow rhinestones in gold tone setting, circa 1949, 6-1/2" by 1/3". Acrostic jewelry uses the gems to spell out a message (Diamond for "D", Emerald for "E", etc.).    View   #d33581 

 

 

DeROSA BLUE & YELLOW

 

DEROSA gilt sterling leaf brooch with pale yellow unfoiled rhinestones and blue and clear rhinestone accents set in gold tone, 2-1/2". Circa 1940, this is in brilliant, excellent condition and great fun to wear all year around.   View   #d37321 DEROSA group of yellow and blue rhinestones. DEROSA gilt sterling bracelet with links decorated by large yellow center rhinestones with blue and clear smaller rhinestones set in gold tone, marked on the clasp "R DeRosa sterling", with it's safety chain, 6-3/4" by 1".    View   View  View    #d39466.

 

DEROSA fur clip with deep blue, pale yellow and clear unfoiled and foiled rhinestones set in gilt silver metal, signed "R DeRosa" on the back, some graying stones and light finish wear, circa 1940, 3" by 2-1/4".   View   #d37174  DeRosa art work for a clip design. DEROSA fur clip with yellow, blue and clear rhinestones set in gold tone over silver metal, 2-1/3" by 1-3/4".   View   #d37637 

 

 DEROSA fur clip with blue faceted glass disks, green enameling and set in gold tone, some of which is worn through as can be seen in the picture, circa 1940, 3-5/8".  View   View   #d36703

 DEROSA fur clip with royal blue glass blue tips and green enameled swirls, 3" by 2-1/4".  View   View  #d37385  

DEROSA blue glass disks and clear rhinestones fur clip set in gold tone, circa 1940, 3".  View   View   #D27830 

 

DEROSA red glass disks fur clip with two-tone green enamel work and clear rhinestones, all mounted into a gold tone setting with light finish wear, signed "R Derosa on the back, circa 1940, 3" by 2-1/4".   View   View   #d40794 View  DEROSA fur clip with royal blue glass blue tips and green enameled swirls, 3" by 2-1/4".  View   View  #d37385

 

DEROSA red enameled lily flower fur clip with green translucent enameled leaves and blue glass bead centers, 4" by 2-1/4". While it's hard to see from the front, when you look at it from the back, you can see that a flower petal is missing.   View   #d40787 DEROSA fur clip with blue faceted glass disks, green enameling and set in gold tone, some of which is lightly worn through to the silver tone as can be seen in photos, c.1940. NOTE: We have also had this in yellow, item number 39417 on this page.   View   #D40412 DEROSA glass pearls fur clip with lovely green enameled leaves and brilliant blue glass beads and rhinestone, clear rhinestone accents. All set in gold tone, it is 3-1/2" by 2-1/3".    View   #d40782

 

DEROSA original hand painted design art work circa 1940s. DEROSA original hand painted design art work circa 1940s DEROSA original design art work. #329 .

 

DEROSA blue faceted glass with clear rhinestone insets and clear rhinestones set in silver tone bracelet, medium finish wear on back, 7" by 1-1/4".  View   View   #d29781     DEROSA art work for the necklace shown at left.   #542 DeROSA blue and clear rhinestones necklace.   View   View   #d21250

 

DEROSA brooch with blue rounds and clear rhinestones set in silver tone, as is with a chipped center stone, so it is priced accordingly. It's signed "DeRosa" on the back, 1-3/4" and was made circa 1940.  View   #D39573 DEROSA patriotic red, clear and blue rhinestones dress clip, a genuine beauty. The red and blue sparkling baguettes are channel set in silver tone and the clear rhinestones set them off perfectly and are very clear. It's 2" by 1-3/4" and in excellent vintage condition, circa 1940s and signed "DeRosa" on the back.   View   View    #D40413  DeROSA blue and clear rhinestones brooch with pendant loop and set in silver tone, 1-5/8".   View  #d21749.

 

 

DEROSA fur clip with big blue bell-shaped unfoiled rhinestones along with red and clear rhinestone accents, set in gold tone, circa 1940, 3" by 1-1/2". DeRosa made pieces unlike anyone other maker.    View   #d39848  DEROSA starburst fur clip with blue glass beads and clear rhinestones, 2-1/3" by 2-1/2".  Circa 1940 and in excellent condition.   View  View  #d39519 DEROSA original art work for a brooch or clip design.   333

 

DeROSA blue and green round glass beads and clear rhinestones fur clip, 3" by 3-1/4".  View   #d24786  DEROSA original design art work. DEROSA brooch with blue beads and clear rhinestones, rose and yellow gold, some finish wear on the back, 3-1/3" by 1-3/4". Circa 1940, this is in very good vintage condition.  View   View   View   #d39505

 

DEROSA sterling set with pastel blue baguette rhinestones. It includes a necklace, bracelet and earrings, all brilliant and gorgeous, circa 1940. The necklace is 14-5/8" by 1" at the widest; the bracelet is 6-5/8" by 3/4"; and the clip back earrings are 1-1/8". The necklace is marked "R.DeRosa sterling", and the bracelet is marked "DeRosa".  The perfectly matching earrings only say "sterling pat. pend" on the back. Other than a bit of finish wear on the back of the earrings only, this set is in excellent condition with brilliant stones and well-working clasps and clips.   View   View   View   View   View   #d39467

DEROSA sterling vermeil leaf brooch with unfoiled yellow and foiled blue and clear rhinestones, 2-1/2".   View   #d29305

 

 

 

DEROSA sterling and medium blue baguette rhinestones choker necklace, 14-3/4" wearable length and 1" wide at the front. The deep blue unfoiled baguette rhinestones are accented by clear rhinestones. It is signed "R DeRosa" on the clasp back and inside. Circa 1940, DeRosa necklaces are more difficult to find than their clips, and this is a really well designed piece with a flair and in excellent condition.   View   View   View   #d39129

 

 

DeROSA MISCELLANEOUS
JEWELRY

 

DEROSA hinged bracelet with a long rectangular red rhinestone in the center, two rows of clear rhinestones leading to a row of blue baguettes on each side. Set in gold tone, it is signed "DeRosa" on the back of the clasp and has it's safety chain. It is in very good vintage condition, with light scratches and rubbing on the finish here and there. It is 6-2/3" around the inside, 1" wide at the front and 5/8" wide at the back. Spectacular and very hard to find, it's the only one I have seen like it so far in the almost-three decades I have been doing this!!    View   View   View   View   View   #d39557

DEROSA pierced gold tone bracelet with chains, rhinestones and glass flowers in red, green, blue, pink and topaz. The wearable length is 7" long and it is 2" wide at the front and 1-1/4" at the back, and circa 1940. This is the first bracelet of this style that I have seen in all the years I have been collecting DeRosa, so I was excited to get it. It is in very good vintage condition and the catch works perfectly. What a treat!   View   View    View   View  #d38724
 

DEROSA buckle with wonderful blue and red mini glass flowers, rhinestones in aqua, red, green, purple, yellow and blue all mounted on a gold tone filigree back, marked "R DeRosa" on both of the two pieces. It is a total of 5-1/2" long by 2" wide. In good vintage condition, there is one missing tiny red flower.   View   View   View   #d39660 


 

 

  DEROSA sterling vermeil bow fur clip with red and clear rhinestones and artificial pearls, 3".   View   #d23729

 DEROSA sterling vermeil oval earrings with clear rhinestones with lovely filigree and beaded borders, circa 1940,1-1/8". Signed R. DeRosa on the back of the earrings and "sterling, pat. pend" on the clip back. The stones are evenly slightly graying.   View   #d25962

DEROSA clear and red rhinestones arrow or comet fur clip, 2" by 5/8". It is signed on the back, "R. DeRosa", circa 1940. The square red stones are unfoiled to allow light to pass through, and the clear rhinestones have some gray in some of them.  View   View   #d39113

 

DEROSA Deco green and clear rhinestones set in pot metal two-part buckle, circa 1935, large and lovely at 4" by 1-3/4". Hands down the most fabulous buckle I ever owned.  View   #d28830  

  DEROSA green rhinestone earrings with clear rhinestone accents.   View   #d22148 

 

DEROSA green rhinestone fur clip in gold tone with clear rhinestones, signed "R DeRosa sterling", 3-1/8" by 2-3/4". Circa 1940 and in excellent condition. Like most DeRosa from this era, there are layers of elements: gold tone horns, a center clear   rhinestone blossom the projects the unusually cut green rhinestone, which are unfoiled to let the light pass through.   View   #d39518

 

DEROSA fur clip with yellow and blue kite shaped rhinestones and clear rhinestone accents, 2-1/8" by 1-3/4". DeRosa did so many different pieces and most of their best have more than one layer like this does. Circa 1940 and in very good condition with no flaws, just brilliant good looks.  View  #d39829  DEROSA Retro style gold mesh bracelet with brilliant red baguettes and clear rhinestones, 6" wearable length, so for a smaller wrist, and the band is 1-1/4" wide. Circa 1950, it is a quality made piece, like all DeRosa from that era, and marvelously designed.   View   View   #d39809 DEROSA gilt sterling brooch with purple and green faceted rectangular rhinestones, green enameling and clear accents, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2". It does have some wear, as seen in the photo, but it's priced accordingly and very pretty anyway, circa 1940.  View   #d39854 

 

      DEROSA unsigned silver and gold tone with pink rhinestone feather brooch, 3-1/3".   View   #Y27685
 

   DeROSA feather fur clip with green and caramel enameling, red and blue rhinestones and clear rhinestone accents all set in gold tone metal, circa 1940, 3-1/4". I haven't seen this clip again so far, so like many DeRosa pieces, it is relatively rare.   View   #d20626

  DeROSA  pink enamel and clear rhinestones fur clip set in silver tone, circa 1930s, 3-1/8". This reminds me of the fine jewelry from the Edwardian era, truly elegant, delicate and well made.  
View  #d20630

 

 

 

DEROSA sterling vermeil and rhinestones leaf brooch, 2-1/3" very slight finish wear.   View   #d35274  

DEROSA blue cabochon with red and clear rhinestones dress clip, circa 1940, 2".   View   #D34905

DEROSA sterling vermeil buds fur clip with red unfoiled faceted stones 2-5/8".  View   #d35999  

 

   DeROSA gold washed sterling fur clip with an open rose flower, unfoiled red baguettes, a glass pearl and dangling blue rhinestones, circa 1945, 3-1/3".    View   #d22511  

 DEROSA art work for the clip #d22511.  #99

DEROSA clear and red rhinestone dress clip set in silver tone, 2-1/2". The red stones remind me of pomegranate seeds, yum!  View   #D36360

 

 DeROSA fur clip with pale aqua enameled backs behind the red and clear rhinestone flowers, 3-1/3". This is just one example of the unusual elements DeRosa used in their jewelry.  View   View   #d21152 

    DeROSA multi-colored pastel rhinestones brooch/pendant combination, 2-3/4" long and set in silver tone. Dazzling colors and shapes!  View  #d21155.

 DEROSA pink oval rhinestone ring with clear rhinestone accents and accented with inset black enameling in the background behind the rhinestones, all set in silver tone, size 5-3/4, and with the front being 1-1/8" by 1-1/8". It is signed "DeRosa" on the back and it is in excellent condition.     View   View   #d22168

 

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 DE ROSA enameled and rhinestone 2" fur clip.    View   View   #d18851

 

DeROSA sterling vermeil starburst fur clip with red bead center and rhinestone accents, circa 1940, 2-1/4". This is in excellent condition and a layered and well designed piece like many of the DeRosa pieces from the WWII era.   View    View     #d20624 DEROSA gold tone atomic starburst fur clip with red, aqua and clear rhinestones, 2".  View   #d23830  

 

 

 
DEROSA earrings with round red glass beads in a gold tone setting, some finish wear, 1"clip backs. These are in a terrific curled snail shell design.   View    View    #d40802 DEROSA starburst fur clip with blue, red and clear rhinestones set in a three-tiered gold and silver tone setting, marked on the back "R DeRosa" and 2" wide.   View   View   #d40818  

 

  DEROSA topaz colored center rhinestone fur clip with unfoiled yellow rhinestone edges, set in gold tone, very slight finish wear at some of the petal edges, circa 1940s, 2".   View   #d37414

 

 

 

 

DEROSA fur clip with a gorgeous oval purple rhinestone center, pale yellow baguette rhinestones, and artificial pearls with tiny clear rhinestone accents, what a rich and lovely combination! It is set in a starburst of yellow- and pink-gold wash, just dazzling.  This is circa 1945 and it is 2-5/8" by 2-1/8".  Some of the tiny clear rhinestones have grayed a bit with age, which can happen, but it's still an absolute beauty. The last photo shows what may be the original design art work for this piece, and while the art's not for sale, it did come from a collection of original DeRosa design art work which I am lucky enough to own. The layered three-dimensional look is so typical of DeRosa, and one of the reasons they are a top favorite maker of mine in both quality and design.    View   #d34839  Shown here is the original design art work for a very similar DeRosa piece.   View   #d34839 DEROSA deep pink rhinestone earrings with clear rhinestone accents, 1-1/3".  View    #d35499

 

 

 

 

 

DEROSA art work for the fur clip at right.  #148 DEROSA leaf fur clip with deep red and clear rhinestones in rose and yellow gold tone setting, circa 1945, 3-5/8".    View   #d33634 DEROSA sterling vermeil and clear rhinestones bracelet, marked on the back and inside of the clasp, 7" by 7/8". Beautiful and intricate design typical of the best DeRosa pieces.  View   View   #d33735 

 

 
DEROSA unsigned fur clip with gold tone chain fringe and hand set topaz-colored glass beads and rhinestones, 3-1/2". It is circa 1930s and shimmers nicely when it moves. I say it is a DeRosa because I have one in this same design that is signed. This is in very good vintage condition on the front, but the fur clip mechanism on the back was a bit loose, so there is a professionally added a safety catch for security. Like so many pieces by DeRosa, it is beautifully designed and unusual.  View   View   #Y19913 DRESS CLIP with chain fringe and topaz-colored beads and rhinestones, both 3-1/2". One of these is signed and one unsigned   View    BOTH   #Y19913

 

 

 

DEROSA fur clip with gold tone chain fringe and clear rhinestones, 3-1/2". It is circa 1930s and shimmers nicely when it moves. Some of the clear rhinestones are graying, commiserate with their age, but it is still quite lovely to wear and the clip mechanism works perfectly. Like so many pieces by DeRosa, it is beautifully designed and unusual.  View   View  #d35788 

 

 

 

      DeROSA sterling vermeil 3" bow fur clip, circa 1940.  View  #d21837

    DEROSA sterling vermeil with clear rhinestones bow brooch, 2-1/8".   View   #d28011

 

 

   DeROSA original design art work. #399       DeROSA sterling vermeil cornucopia brooch with green rhinestones, 2-3/4".  View    #d24444 DEROSA artwork for a brooch or clip.  346

 

DeROSA 2-1/2" aqua rhinestones pin and 1" earrings on black enamel accented with clear rhinestones.   View   #d23406

  DeROSA sterling vermeil aqua rhinestones 2" brooch with clear rhinestone accents, black enameled background.  View   #d23387.  

   DeROSA 2-1/2" pin and 1-3/4" earrings set. Dangling over the top of the black enameled backgrounds are pink rhinestones accented with clear rhinestones.   View   View   View    View    View   #d20627

 

 
     DeROSA  unsigned 2-1/2" blue enameled and clear rhinestones star fur clip.   View    #d21165 DeROSA  unsigned 1-1/2" blue enameled and clear rhinestones star fur clip.   View    #d20631   

 

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    DeROSA gold tone with red and clear rhinestone fur clip, 2-1/3". This clip is light weight for a DeRosa.  View  #d22677  DEROSA Deco necklace with green glass jade-like molded and pierced center and clear rhinestones all set in silver tone, a rare necklace circa 1940, 15" wearable length with 2-1/2" front drop.  View   View  #d24962

DEROSA sterling vermeil green demi-lune rhinestones bracelet, one demi-lune chipped at corner, 7" by 7/8".   View   View   #d32318  

 

   DEROSA rose pink unfoiled rhinestone bracelet set in gold tone, 7-1/4" by 3/4".  View   View   #d27226

 DEROSA purple and clear rhinestones set in gold tone 2" fur clip, circa 1940. View #d24963

  DeROSA  sterling vermeil chains and enameled bracelet with rhinestones, 7" by 1".   View   #d23571

 

      
DEROSA art work for jewelry designs. DEROSA sterling gilt flower and pod brooch with single purple rhinestone, clear rhinestone accents, 3".  View  #D36387   

 

   
DEROSA bsterling bracelet with black glass beads and purple, red, green, pale blue and clear rhinestones, with it's safety chain, circa 1940. The wearable length is 7" and the front element is 1-3/4" by 1-1/2". Interesting and sophisticated colors and unusual stones make this extra special. In all the years I have collected DeRosa, this is one that I had not seen before. DeRosa jewelry was made in fewer numbers than most other well-known makers. Ralph De Rosa made jewelry from about 1934-1970. The metal finish is a bit matte rather than a bright shiny silver, a lovely setting for the beads and rhinestones, and it is in excellent vintage condition.   View   View   View   #d37356  DEROSA floral and leaves bracelet and earrings with plum, cream and green enamel on gold tone. The bracelet is fine but one earrings is "as is" (wearable but with repairs on the enameling). The bracelet is 6-5/8" by about 1-1/3", clip back earrings 1-1/3". The price is for the bracelet only and the earrings are included for free.  View   View   View   View   #d37056 

 

  DEROSA Deco fur clips with red rhinestone set in sterling vermeil and clear rhinestone accents, set of 2, each 1-3/4" long.   View   View   #d37355

 

 

 

 

DEROSA Deco clear crystal "O" and rhinestones dress clip, 2".   View   #d20629 DEROSA original design art work.  #271 DEROSA Deco green crystal "O" and rhinestones dress clips, set of two,  2" each.  View   #d24358

 

 DEROSA original design art work.  #28

 DeROSA glass and rhinestone 2" dress clips in clear and pale green crystal.   View   View   View  #d20629  

DEROSA sterling vermeil stylized floral fur clip with a green marquis and clear rhinestones, circa 1945, 3-1/8". There is some finish wear spread evenly over the piece, which is often seen on DeRosa pieces..   View   #d28753

 

     DeROSA unsigned aqua rhinestone earrings, patent number for the clip is 1967965 dates them to circa 1934, 3/4". DeRosa often used the clip back on their earlier earrings.  View   #d24000

   DEROSA cherry red faceted glass and rhinestone earrings, 1-1/8". These match one of the DeRosa basket clips.  View   #d29103

   DeROSA gold tone cornucopia earrings with red and clear rhinestone dangles.    #d23935

 

DEROSA sterling fur clip with red glass beads, gold wash, 2-5/8".  View   #d36927

 

DEROSA green channel set rhinestones dress clip in dental edge setting, circa 1945, 2-3/4" by 1-1/2".    View   #d34739 

 

DEROSA Deco green and clear rhinestone dress clips set of 2, circa 1935, each 1-7/8" by 1-5/8", and both in very good to excellent condition with all stones in place and the clips tight and working. Each is signed on the back "R. DeRosa". It isn't easy to find sets like this.  View   View   #d38822

 

DEROSA design art work for a necklace and earrings.  #529 

    DEROSA sterling vermeil and faux pearl 14-1/2" necklace and 1" earrings with rhinestone accents.  View   View  #d21239

DEROSA gold and silver tone feather brooch with clear rhinestones, 2-1/3".   View   #d34548

 

DeROSA RETRO

 

  DEROSA sterling vermeil fur clip with aqua unfoiled center rhinestone, red glass beads and artificial pearls, 2-1/8".   View   #d19070

  De Rosa Retro art work. #9  

 De Rosa Retro fur clip with aqua and clear rhinestones set in gold tone.    View   #d19782

 

   De Rosa original design art work. #29

DeROSA Retro red and clear rhinestones 3-1/3" retro style fur clip.  View   #d24205

DEROSA original art work. #434

 

DEROSA Retro clear and square green rhinestones fur clip, 2-3/4", circa 1940.  View   #d25000  DEROSA green and clear rhinestones, baguettes and cabochons belt buckle set in silver tone, marked "R DeRosa" circa 1930s, 4" total width and 2-1/4" wide.   View   View   #d37386 DEROSA art work that shows a clip similar to the one below left.

 

 

  DE ROSA 2-1/3" fur clip with a large oval faceted red rhinestone center and clear rhinestone accents. This clip also came in another color, View here.  View   #d19834

DEROSA art work.  #205

DEROSA sterling vermeil and red rhinestone retro fur clip with tiny clear rhinestone accents, 2-1/4". The original art work for this lovely piece is included, and these are rare one-of-a-kind illustrations done by the original designer.  View   View  #d36260

 

     DeROSA  8" by 1-7/8" antiqued gold tone bracelet with blue and red cabs.   View   View    #d21702.  DEROSA design art work.  #466 DEROSA bracelet with blue glass cylinders set in silver tone links accented with clear rhinestones, marked on the clasp, "R DeROSA", 7" by 1/3". Sadly, this is "as is" with many broken cylinders.  View   View   #d38442      

 

DEROSA sterling vermeil floral fur clip with oval red rhinestone center and clear rhinestone accents, circa 1945, 3".   View    #d34190

 DEROSA original design art work similar to the clip shown at the left.

DeROSA or DuJay unsigned blue unfoiled rhinestone earrings set in silver tone with clear rhinestone accents, 7/8" clip backs. I have seen both DeRosa and DuJay brooches with this open flower element in them, and DeRosa earring backs that look just like these. . View #X37264 

 

 
"DeRosa  404 4th Avenue
Jewels by DeRosa $16.00
Two-tone gold plated clip of simulated rhinestones with topaz or amethyst.
Leading stores."
DEROSA fur clip with a Retro design and a large amethyst-colored purple rhinestone center accented with clear rhinestones, some graying of rhinestone and wear on the gold finish, 3" by 2". The last jpg is a magazine advertisement for this same clip and it is dated 1941, but we don't have the actual paper ad.   View   View    #d40765  

 

 

  DEROSA retro purple rhinestone and artificial pearl brooch, circa 1944, 2" by 2-3/4".  View   #d23931

DEROSA original art work for brooch #d23931, marked in pencil "Done 3-13-44".    #230

 

 

DeROSA CLEAR RHINESTONES

 

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DeROSA floral gold tone mesh bracelet and fur clip with flower motif accented with artificial pearls and clear rhinestones, circa 1940, 3-1/3" fur clip and 7" by 1-1/4" bracelet . A matched set, this is unusual and nicely three-dimensional. This lovely set is in very good vintage condition with only a few graying small rhinestones and a mark or two on the bracelet band.   View   View   View   View    #d22402 DEROSA gold tone and imitation pearl fur clip with clear rhinestones, 4 dark stones, circa 1940, 2-1/2".  View   #d36848 

 DEROSA clear rhinestones set in gold tone pin with suspended central ball, 1-3/4".  View   #d26558

 

    DEROSA Duette style sterling pin with black enamel and clear rhinestones, 2-1/4".   View   View   #d28012

 

   DeROSA clip/pendant combination. The necklace is 15", and the clip 2-1/2".  This very unusual piece can be separated to use either way.  The clip mechanism hooks onto the back of the pendant View, or it can be removed and worn separately.  View   #d20174

 DEROSA sterling vermeil, clear rhinestones and black enamel scroll design bracelet , circa 1947, size 7" by 1". Marked "Sterling R. DeRosa" on the back, and like most DeRosa jewelry, this is heavy and well made with obvious quality.  Shown in the book Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry" on page 266; the ad for this is also shown in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry" on page 157 and it is dated 1947 there.    View   View   View   #d23716

 

DEROSA sterling fern motif necklace of clear rhinestones set in silver tone with three repeating fern designs, circa 1940 and 15" long. DeRosa is one of my very favorite makers, and this is a lovely example of a DeRosa necklace in excellent vintage condition.   View   View    #d23415 DEROSA advertisement for a necklace.

 
DEROSA original design art work for a necklace.   #530

 

 

 DEROSA sterling and clear rhinestones bracelet, 6-3/4" by 3/4". This is marked "sterling" on the clasp and "R. DeRosa" inside the clasp, and it is well designed and substantial in quality, circa 1930s.    View   View   #D23416     DEROSA original design art work for a bracelet.   #503

 

  DEROSA unsigned sterling bracelet with clear rhinestones set in silver tone, circa 1940, 7" by 3/4" bracelet marked "sterling" on the back. The design is so lovely and each link curves a bit to fit the wrist better.   View   View   View    #d23417

 

     DeROSA clear rhinestones and faux pearls brooch with a feather motif, 1-7/8".  View   #d23050       DeROSA DEROSA sterling clam shell brooch with clear rhinestones and artificial pearl, marked "Sterling, R.DeRosa" on the back, circa 1940, 2". The delicate spider web-like design and graduated sized of the rhinestones add to the glory of this brooch. Some stones are grayed at the very top above the pearls.     View   #d25204   

 

DEROSA clear rhinestones set in pot metal Deco buckle, 3-1/2" by 1-1/2".   View   #d29799 DEROSA earrings with clear rhinestones set in silver tone, 1-1/4". These are marked, "DeRosa, sterling, pat.pend" on the back of one earring or the other.  View   # d23418   DeROSA sterling16" faux pearl and rhinestones necklace with 2-1/2" pendant. View   View   #d22404  

 

     DEROSA sterling and clear rhinestone leaves motif 15" necklace and 1-5/8" earrings.  View   View   View   #d26583   DEROSA silver tone, clear rhinestone and artificial pearl fur clip, 2-1/2". As is with about 1/3 of rhinestones graying, but still lovely.  View   #d25977 DEROSA clear rhinestones dress clip with baguette and round rhinestones set in a matte gray silver tone, 2-1/4" by 1-1/8". It is signed on the clip back "R DeRosa" and does have some grayed stones. It is circa 1930s.   View   #d38716

 

DEROSA dress clip with clear rhinestones and a glass rod in the Deco style, 2-5/8" by 1-5/8". This clip is in very good condition, with some stones slightly grayed, and it is from the late 1930s.   #d38675 DEROSA dress clip with clear rhinestones and a glass rod in the Deco style, 2-5/8" by 1-5/8". This clip is in very good condition, with some stones slightly grayed, and it is from the late 1930s. In Deanna Cera's wonderful book "Jewels of Fantasy" on page 155 is another example of a DeRosa piece using glass in a similar way. As she says in her book, DeRosa is opulent and elegant, and she credits the design in her book to designer Elvira de Rosa circa 1940.   View   #d38676 DEROSA clips. View   View   View

 

 

DEROSA clear rhinestone and frosted glass flowers dress clip, 1-5/8". View #d26139  

 DEROSA original design art work for a bracelet.  #80

 

 

DeROSA & HOBE

 

Now and again I run across a DeRosa piece that is made exactly like the Hobe jewelry of the 1940-50's, and the bracelet to the left is a perfect example. So far as I know, there was no connection between the two companies, but these are SO similar that it does make me wonder.
DEROSA bracelet in the 1940s Hobe style with unfoiled rhinestones in green, golden and pale yellow set in silver tone wire work and filigree, 6-3/4" by 2" wide at the front and 1/2" wide at the back, circa 1940s. Jointed links make this flexible to wrap around the wrist comfortably, and it is in very good vintage condition with no missing stones and no damage or repairs.  View   View   View   View   #d38802   DeRosa and Hobe bracelet clasps. While these are both very typically Hobe looking, the top one is signed "DeRosa". I wish I had a shot of the front of this DeRosa bracelet, too. The similarity is amazing and yet there is no documented connection I am aware of between Hobe and DeRosa.


 

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