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Swarovski Flower Pin Brooch, gold & crystals, 1980`s ca, Austrian
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Swarovski Flower Pin Brooch, gold & crystals, 1980`s ca, Austrian

Code: 11197

Price: £110 / $132 / €130 / ¥916

Height: 1cm (0.4")     Width: 4.3cm (1.7")
Depth: 4.3cm (1.7")
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Swarovski Flower shaped Pin Brooch, gold plated & crystals, 1980`s ca, Austrian.

This item has been gently cleaned while respecting the vintage patina and is ready to wear. New quality black leatherette gift box included.

A vintage Swarovski brooch from the 1980`s in the shape of a flower . 

It is 22 karat gold plated, with multicolor gem shaped Swarovski faceted crystals set in gold. The Swarovski rhinestones are hand set. The colors include majestic blue, amethyst & light sapphire. The petal segments are outlined in gold.

An open back setting for the petals allows the transparent gems to be set so that light can be transmitted through the stone from front to back.

A fabulous large round assher octagon cut crystal is the focal point of the design from which two sets of 5 petals depart. The large petals are pear cut in a four prong setting. The 5 smaller petals are oval cut, in a bezel setting. They are connected to the centre of the flower by gold plated turned stems, each decorated  with a clear Swarovski pave rhinestone.

The back of the pin is designed with much attention to detail as the front: the pavilion depth of the main stone is gold plated & textured, this finish extending to a portion of the petals, the rest in a smooth finish.

A good large size brooch with excellent craftmanship. Very wearable as a statement piece.

This piece is signed on the reverse with the Swarovski Swan logo  with copyright symbol . It  has a standard clasp with a rollover safety mechanism.

New quality black leatherette gift box included.

This pin is in very good vintage condition with no damages. The gold plated surfaces are in very good condition. All the original Swarovski crystals are present and in good condition with m inor tiny marks & patina in line with age & wear. The clasp is in full working order.

Additional dimensions:

The pin alone is: Height: 1 cm, Width: 4.3 cm, Depth: 4.3 cm.

The box is: Height: 3 cm, Width: 8.7 cm, Depth: 9 cm.

Packing is offered free of charge. We take special professional care while packing. For safe transport the boxed pin would be wrapped in bubble wrap & foam. It would be then put into another box with loose fill packing nuts, safe for posting with a courier. We ship with reliable couriers (signed for, tracked & insured).

  • Within London (UK): Free
  • UK Mainland: Free
  • European Union: 20
  • United States/Canada: Free
  • Australia: 20
  • Japan: 35
  • Rest of the World please enquire.


Daniel Swarovski was born in Bohemia (Now Czech Republic) in 1862. Bohemia was the center for glass production and his father was a glass cutter who owned a small factory. It was there that Daniel became skilled in the art of glass-cutting.
In 1891 he registered a patent for a machine that could cut crystal to perfection, unlike current manual methods.
He founded the Swarovski in Wattens, Austria in 1895.

The 1920`s allowed for Swarovski crystal to be in high demand in fashion and dance. Family friend Ernest Lowenstein took charge of the distribution in the US.

Production ceases during WWII, Ernest Lowenstein however, had accumulated sufficient stock and continued supplying major US jewellery designers during this time.  In the 1950`s crystal was a huge hit in haute-couture fashion and the silver screen. The material was a huge inspiration for Coco Chanel, and Hollywood movies like `Gentlemen Prefer Blondes` with Marilyn Monroe.  In 1956 Daniel Swarovski dies at the age of 93. This same year, the Aurora Borealis effect (AB) was developed (it was named after the Northern Lights). Christian Dior was the first designer who worked with Crystal AB for his collections.

The release of the `Silver Crystal` figurines in the 1970`s prompted a worldwide collecting boom leading to the creation of the Swarovski Crystal Society in 1987.  In 1989 the Swarovski logo changed from the Edelweiss flower to the Swan. In 1995 Swarovski celebrated its centenary with parties around the world and launching limited edition items like the Swan Pin. Swarovski vintage pieces are highly prized and extremely collectible today.

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