1960's Giovanni - "The Legend of the Christmas Rose" Brooch
This beautiful 1960's Giovanni "The Legend of the Christmas Rose" brooch is in good condition with NO cracks or breaks to metal work. Two tone gold & silver leaves and petals make this vintage piece striking! There is some light wear to the silver leaves and inside top of rose bloom (not easily visible when worn.) Nice and light, this brooch can be worn on a scarf, coat, hat or used as a gift wrap adornment. A fun and festive piece of history that will make everyone smile when seen. The Giovanni stamp can be seen on the back of one leaf and the safety latch and pin are in perfect working order.
* Silver & Gold Tone Overlay (NOT solid gold or silver)
* Maker's Mark - "Giovanni" (stamped)
* Measures approx. 2 13/16" inches x 1" inch at widest section
* 9.55 grams
* c. 1960's
According to belief, this rose, known as the Rose of Christ, blooms in snowy mountains on Christmas Eve. Christmas rose is a symbol of hope, love and faith in a miracle! This legend of the Christmas rose served as the inspiration for the creation of the eponymous collection “The Legend of the Christmas Rose”, produced in the 1960s.
The history of Giovanni brand founded by Longcraft began as a jewelry line, the main idea of which became floral motifs. Longcraft company, founded in 1878 in Boston by Thomas Long, still exists, but under a different name – Long’s Jewelry. Noteworthy, floral series signed Giovanni immediately won the popularity of women all over the world. A careful approach to the choice of materials, constant development of design and style, combined with the quality led to success.