A jacket or coat isn't finished without an exquisite sweet strawberries statement brooch pin. This clutch of jeweled strawberries is guaranteed to be your favorite on navy or black or cream. Like a vintage treasure of the 1930s, it suggests realism in its plump leaves and sculptured fruit. Each luscious strawberry is set with garnet and ruby crystal stones. The center berry has movement. Erinite green crystal is set in the green lacquered leaves and a graceful bow is outlined in clear crystal. Dimensions: 4.5" x 2" (11.4 x 5cm) Burnished bronze finish.
Designed by Shelley Cooper, Sweet Romance USA. Made in our Los Angeles studio.
I remember an early shopping adventure with my mother at the May Company department store's annual winter jewelry sale. Women were gathered around a mirror-topped gilt display cart, heaped with gleaming sparkling costume treasures. Ladies removed their gloves to better manage necklace clasps, brooch catches and clip-ons. They smilingly aided each other’s search for matching pieces. The mélange of jewelry--the work of iconic midcentury designers, coupled with women who found style and camaraderie in selecting it and wearing it, made a lifelong impression on me.
Decades later, as I began the design and production of Sweet Romance Jewelry, I chose to utilize the very same methods and techniques that put American jewelry at the center stage of fashion through the 20th century.