Double Snowman Brooch, Monet Jewelry, Christmas Jewelry, Enameled, Rhinestones, Gold Tone, Locking C Clasp, Fashion Pin, Costume Jewelry, Collectible
This is a beautiful double snowman brooch by Monet. A great way to bring in the holiday spirit. The brooch is enameled giving the snowmen white bodies with a multicolor glitter. They have red, green, clear rhinestones. What a great pair these would make as a gift for yourself or someone who loves the holidays.
Michael and Joseph Chernow, the founders of the costume jewelry business we know today as Monet, had $4 to their name when they first considered entering the monogram business in 1919. The young brothers were meticulous and methodical as they laid their plans, so much so that it took them eight years to found Monocraft in New York. Through Monocraft, the Chernows capitalized on the popularity of monogramming—the late-1920s were the height of monogram mania. They specialized in monogramming of car doors. It wasn’t until the second half of the 1930s that Monocraft expanded its product line to include jewelry monograms, including dangle pins, bracelets, name chains, fobs, and watch chains. As was the brothers’ practice, they researched the costume jewelry industry extensively after their success with monogrammed jewelry pieces. They concluded there was a large number of “women of discriminating taste” in the market for affordable fashion jewelry that looked like the real thing. Thus, Monet was launched in 1937. Today, vintage Monet jewelry is particularly prized by collectors for its quality. Thanks to triple-plating, it's not unusual for Monet pieces to last for decades without showing signs of wear on the finish. In addition, most vintage Monet jewelry is marked with its name, like a fine jewelry manufacturer would do, which is unusual in the costume jewelry trade.
1 1/2 inches in length
2 inches in width
Locking C-Clasp Closure
This is in very good condition. The pin is a bit bent but sturdy on the back and the locking c-clasp works. The clear and red rhinestones are all intact and very bright and shiny. The gold tone is clean and in excellent condition.
This would be a great gift idea for holidays, as a hostess gift, or for someone who loves snowmen.
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Our Vintage Rating Chart:
'LIKE NEW' Perfect mint condition.
EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.
GREAT: Item shows signs of wear due to everyday use. Larger utensil marks small flea bit chips.
VERY GOOD: Item has larger signs of wear from everyday use. Such as minor scratches, scuffing, crazing or flea bite chips.
GOOD: Item shows its years of use and love. There will be flaws such as chips, small cracks, more pronounced crazing etc. Price will reflect these defects. The item will show a larger amount of wear.
FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, some very significant. Larger cracks, chips, mars, etc. The item will have very significant wear for its years of use.