The brilliance of the stones or the unusual style or shape? Who can explain it, really? There is something magical (I think) about the sparkle of rhinestones and art glass in a well-plated piece of costume jewelry.D&E used Swarovski crystals as well as foiled and unfoiled rhinestones, and art glass. Some of their most popular pieces are filled with sparkle and fire, dangling crystals, and special effects stones.
Is your unsigned piece D&E?
D&E used open and closed back settings, or a combination of the two. The more prominent stones in the open backed settings were generally unfoiled. Sometimes opaque stones were used to add a more dramatic look. Other companies used the same techniques. How would you determine if it was a D&E? As the prices climb higher and higher and more people list items with the marketable name of Juliana, will you know what is and isnít one?
I have unsigned jewelry!
I am pleased to announce that some of the most breathtaking jewelry I collect is unsigned. I have learned that you can examine the way a piece is made and find those same attributes in other pieces. Once you know what to look for, it is very easy to spot more of the same.
Specialty Groups are Great
It wasnít until I joined an online group that specializes in Juliana and D&E jewelry that I realized there were specifics to look for and many pieces to view and use for comparison; there were examples of attributes found on confirmed pieces and attributes that were verified as not being D&E. By applying this new found knowledge to my unsigned jewelry, I was able to accurately identify D&E jewelry.
It takes the guesswork out of finding the most recognizable. As a collector, I will never achieve 100% accuracy, especially on what is considered a more atypical style, but I can learn and use my knowledge to differentiate between unsigned jewelry and unSIGNED jewelry.
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