Sphinx 1960s Shell Design Vintage Rhinestone Brooch

This glamorous rhinestone brooch was created by Sphinx in the 1960s. 

Condition Report:

Very Good - A tiny element of discolouration to a couple of rhinestones. This is only visible upon very close inspection and does not detract from the overall appeal of the piece. 

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The Details...

This brooch constructed from silver tone metal. It features a fan or shell shaped design. The brooch is detailed with round, colourless rhinestones of verying sizes and baguette cut and oval cut emerald green rhinestones.The brooch fastens with a traditional safety catch and the fastening pin is attached to the brooch with a round hinge. The brooch is stamped 'SPHINX' on the reverse. The brooch measures 6cm x 3.5cm. 

A Short History... 

This brooch emblematic of the 'Cocktail Style' of costume jewellery being produced and worn during the 1950s and 1960s. In the post-war world there was a craze for costume jewellery that was ostentatious and glitzy; featuring stones in outlandish sizes and showy colourways. This form of jewellery was referred to as 'cocktail' because it was commonly worn to a way of gathering together that was becoming increasingly popular - the cocktail party. 

Wear it With... 

Brooches are an exceptionally simple way to add instant vintage styling to any look and interest to plain materials. Pin this piece onto a hat, lapel, collar, cuff, scarf, sleeve, waistline or bag - wear alone or with a selection.

  • Colour Green, Diamante, Silver
  • Era 1960s
  • Occasion Bridal, Cocktail and Evening, The Festive Season, Wedding Guest
  • Trend Mid-Century Chic