Deco Jewelry Suite by Bugbee and Niles
A little piece of history waiting for you. This two piece set includes a pair of screw back earrings and a brooch/pendant combination. Amazing metal work and vivid blue and crystal clear Swarovski crystals make this set really shine. A unique layering effect of the metal ribbons us so exquisite and in great condition with NO cracks, breaks or denting. The crystals are perfect with NO chips, cracks or breaks. The underlaying layer of flower petals has a hand applied white enamel that shows some wear (please view photos) The gold tone of the brooch/pendant is excellent with NO tarnish or paint loss. The back of the earrings does show tarnish that can be polished lightly. The screw back closures are in perfect working order and show the original Bugbee & Niles manufacture's mark "B.N." This set was manufactured right before the war in the late 1930's. The ribbon floral bow design was one of B&N's favorite designs during the 40's. For a short Bugbee & Niles biography, please read past the specifications.
* Gold Tone (NOT solid gold)
* Swarovski Crystals
* Enamel Accents
* Clip Back Earrings
* Pendant / Brooch
* Manufacture Marks "B.N." Bugbee & Niles
* Pendant Measures 2" inches tall x 1 5/16" inches at widest section
* Earrings Measure 7/8" inches in diameter
* 12.82 grams total
* c. 1940's
The history of the American brand Bugbee & Niles began in 1859 in Providence, Rhode Island. The antique jewelry of this company, which had been creating costume and fine jewelry with short interruptions for 160 years, is now a collector’s item. These breaks were due, among other things, to economic and political problems in the world. For example the Great Depression and the Second World War (the company ceased operations in 1943). However, it was constantly reviving and was active until 1992.