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This large and lovely early 1960s LES BERNARD brooch is marked with their cartouche and is a diamondesque art deco revival chevron design. This was probably made from an old French mold. It is silver rhodium plated with clear chaton rhinestones and a black acrylic prong-set cabachon. The brooch measures approximately 2 3/8" L x 2 1/2" W and is in near mint vintage condition. The stones are all present and sparkling and there are no scratches on the cabachon. It has a secure rollover clasp.


Les Bernard was founded in 1963 by Bernard Shapiro (son of Vogue founder Harold Shapiro). Les Bernard was in business from 1963 to 1996. Les Bernard was a pioneer in jewelry designs featuring rhinestones with marcasites. Whereas the backs of rhinestones are pointed, those of marcasites are flat. Consequently working with them required intensive model-making, with different settings for each marcasite stone as opposed to the settings necessary for rhinestones, To mix the two obviously involved a labor-intensive task, making these pieces far more involved to produce than they might, at first glance, appear. This layout work was done by Bernard Shapiro's master partner, Lester Joy - hence the name 'Les Bernard'."

RESERVED for Alecki - Les Bernard Art Deco Revival Brooch (B-3-5)


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: metal, cabachons
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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