Fabulous Nettie Rosenstein Sterling Ribbon Pin (and Earring)
Absolutely fantastic huge sterling silver pin with a pinkish gold overlay in the shape of 3 loops, 2 of which look like ropes, bound in the middle by a sterling crescent that holds 5 cobalt blue glass beads with clear rhinestone centers. The beads are attached to the crescent by a wire; the ends of the wire are then rivoted to the ribbon. A very well put together piece. The back is signed “STERLING” and “NETTIE ROSENSTEIN” in cursive letters. There is some speckling to the gold overlay and 2 spots of overlay wear on the high spots, but I believe it is in good condition for its age (probably from the 40s). The safety catch is in good working condition. The pin measures a whopping 3 3/4″ x 3″. Sadly, I only have 1 earring. It too is of the same ribbon design and has a cobalt glass bead centered by a clear rhinestone. The earring is unmarked but is an obvious match. Earring measures 1″ x 7/8″. This is a hard-to-find early piece of Rosenstein that was wonderfully designed and simply beautiful.