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Cow: DELIZZA & ELSTER JULIANA JEWELRY
Many of you may not realize it but Cheryl Killmer was the one who really started the ball rolling on the research of DeLizza & Elster Juliana Jewelry..Please read her short bio below:

"I started collecting D&E about 25 years ago when my girlfriend got me going to the Kane County Flea Market.
One of our mutual work friends found out I was interested in costume jewelry and showed me a bracelet she said "was not her style". It was astoundingly brilliant with deep emerald green and AB rhinestones. She sold it to me for $5.00!

As I refined my jewelry buying I noticed that a lot of the beautifully colored rhinestone bracelets I bought had the same kind of links so I looked for more of them. Back then they were easy to find and because they were not signed, usually were relatively inexpensive by comparison to some other jewelry.

As I collected them, sometimes a piece at a time, I started to be able to tell the matching pieces without having the bracelets. Since then I have been putting together the sets and parures whenever possible.

Fast forward to 2000 when I first opened my web site. I belonged to Jewel Collect but never had anything much to post for "show and tell" so I posted some of my favorite sets and parures. There was a big flurry of interest and people showed images of their own pieces. Several people had the five link bracelets with paper-tags of "Gloria" and "Tara". Then a couple people showed "Juliana" tagged jewelry. Because we didn't then know if one company or many made the different sets, we called it all "Juliana style" which gave collectors a way to search for it on-line. Interest skyrocketed.

In 2002 I was surfing eBay and came across an auction purporting to be Juliana. I noticed that the seller referred to Frank DeLizza and the company DeLizza and Elster as having manufactured the Juliana jewelry. She turned out to be Kassi Mercy and Kassi put me in touch with Frank DeLizza. He and I spent a few hours on the phone after he had looked at my web site and was amazed at how much I had collected.

I knew immediately this would make a great article for the VFCJ magazine and got in touch with Lucille Tempesta. Lucille set up a meeting at the DeLizza's home and I decided I had to be there too, so flew in to New York and off Lucille, Anna Ferreira and I went. The DeLizzas was so hospitable - we stayed over night and talked non-stop about his company and the jewelry. Lucille had her magazine formats set to go so we had to keep the whole thing under wraps until the Juliana article came out in 2003. The rest, as they say, is history."

Date(s): January 13, 2010. Album by Jewelry Ring. 1 - 141 of 141 Total. 8710 Visits.
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"JULIANA JEWELRY REFERENCE
Delizza and Elster
Identification & Value Guide"
by Ann Pitman


The latest offering from renowned author Ann Mitchell Pitman features
the dazzling jewelry designs of DeLizza & Elster, a company known to
jewelry lovers the world over as "Juliana."

This all-new reference book, targeted to collectors both novice and experienced,
showcases a vast variety of vintage jewelry from a prolific manufacturer,
one whose designs debuted in 1947 with simple, crystal rhinestone pieces
and progressed to bolder, high-glitz bijoux in the 1990s.


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Mr. Frank DeLizza and lovely wife Joan



"MEMOIRS OF A FASHION JEWELRY MANUFACTURER" - DeLizza and Elster Inc.
"For years collectors wondered about the mysterious creator of the Juliana line - some of the most colorful and inventive costume jewelry to be found. Here Frank DeLizza, head of DeLizza and Elster Inc. tells the engaging tale of his family’s odyssey in America, their embrace of jewelry-making as their foothold in a new land and the many companies, besides Juliana, they created to sell their wares."



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Spring 2003 Issue of VFCJ entitled:
Unraveling the Great Juliana Mystery


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CLICK ON PICTURE OF BOOK TO READ ENTIRE REVIEW

“JULIANA JEWELRY REFERENCE” by ANN PITMAN
Hardbound, 320 Pages, Collector Books, 2010
Reviewed by Mary Ann Docktor-Smith
Ann Pitman’s new book, “Juliana Jewelry Reference” has something for everyone. Do
you like looking at tons of great photos of dazzling vintage costume jewelry? Do you
have an interest in vintage jewelry history? Are you a DeLizza & Elster AKA “Juliana”
collector or dealer? This book is for each of you!

I typically think of the jewelry books
in my library as being primarily either “picture” books or “reference” books. Ann has
done a masterful job of creating a book that admirably fills both of these categories.

“Juliana Jewelry Reference” begins with insightful and interesting information and
history about the jewelry and about DeLizza & Elster as a company. The bulk of the
book is organized into sections that highlight particular designs and types of D&E
jewelry, ill...


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Purple D&E Dragonfly Pin

Compliments of Karla Wacker

Our Vintage Rose


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Maroon D&E Butterfly pin

Courtesy of Karla Wacker


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Topaz Turtle Pin D&E

Courtesy of Karla Wacker


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Pink Bug D&E Pin

Courtesy of Karla Wacker


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Topaz D&E Bird Pin

Courtesy of Karla Wacker


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Red Donkey Pin D&E

Courtesy of Karla Wacker


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Pretty D&E Juliana demi

Compliments of Diana Craig Sparks

Bonnie & Clyde's Treasure Trove


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Back construction

Courtesy of Diana Craig Sparks


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Backs of earrings

Courtesy of Diana Craig Sparks


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Crystal dangle D&E dangle brooch

Courtesy of Diana Craig Sparks


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Back of brooch

Courtesy of Diana Craig Sparks


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This keystone pin, in ruby red, is shown in Ann Pittman's new book "Juliana Jewelry Reference" on page 148.  This one is done in topaz.  1958

Courtesy of Diana Craig Sparks


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Back construction

Courtesy of Diana Craig Sparks


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Awesome DeLizza & Elster Juliana parure

Compliments of Dotty Stringfield

Illusion Jewels Vintage Costume Jewelry


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Juliana Set Dripping Red & Amethyst Purple Rhinestones & Beads Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings

Compliments of Lorna Breshears

Jewelry Addiction


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D&E Stippled cabochon parure

Compliments of Bobye Syverson

The Enchanted Castle


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Matching Bracelet

Courtesy of Bobye Syverson


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Pretty D&E Brooch Earrings and Bracelet

Courtesy of Bobye Syverson


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All chatons are dark ABs. Oval cabs are art glass with small flower inclusions.  Matching earrings.

Courtesy of Bobye Syverson


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D&E Cameo Set

Courtesy of Bobye Syverson


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Gorgeous D&E Juliana parure

Courtesy of Bobye Syverson


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Beautiful D&E Juliana Demi


Compliments of Barbara Sallen

Clerestorial


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D&E Coral color Earrings

Courtesy of Barbara Sallen


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DeLizza and Elster "seed" parure. Although the beads are glass they do look a little like bright seeds. There are olivine rhinestones and unfoiled topaz thin navettes and orange rhinestones. Two different brooches came with this grouping.

Compliments of Cheryl Killmer

Past Perfection


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Stunning and totally unusual DeLizza and Elster parure of large mottled art glass cabs and topaz and topaz AB rhinestones.

Courtesy of Cheryl Killmer


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Unusual set with large watermelon rivoli rhinestones, orange,brown, pink, blue and green rhinestones
to accent, set in gunmetal.

Courtesy of Cheryl Killmer


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Bright pink, almost orchid in color, DeLizza and Elster parure with glass side-hinged bracelet with "etched" finish, large brooch and earrings.

Courtesy of Cheryl Killmer


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Another great DeLizza and Elster figural - an opaque green rhinestone Roadrunner with small AB rhinestones, set in goldtone.

Courtesy of Cheryl Killmer


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Beautiful D&E aka JULIANA brooch with original paper tag which dates it to the 1967-1968 years when Frank DeLizza had opened a new company and named it for his Mother, Julia. A lovely gift from a beautiful lady!

Courtesy of Cheryl Killmer


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Juliana Capri blue rivoli bracelet, dangling pin and earrings

Courtesy of Cheryl Killmer


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Stunning D&E Brooch

Compliments of Dan Day

The Queen's Jewels


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Red rhinestone D&E Brooch

Courtesy of Dan Day


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Elegant D&E Swan pin

Courtesy of Dan Day


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D&E Douette style Pin

Courtesy of Dan Day


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Backs and Mechanism

Courtesy of Dan Day


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Blue glass D&E Demi

Courtesy of Dan Day


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D&E Parure

Courtesy of Dan Day


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D&E Juliana Cameo Brooch

Compliments of Penny Whitlow


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D&E clear Rhinestone Demi

Courtesy of Penny Whitlow


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D&E Butterfly Pin

Compliments of Nancy Cox


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D&E clear Rhinestone earrings

Courtesy of Nancy Cox


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Cute D&E bug pin

Courtesy of Nancy Cox


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Amazing Juliana D&E Demi

Compliments of Kathy Small

Small Treasures on Etsy


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Blue D&E Demi

Courtesy of Kathy Small


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Colorful D&E Brooch

Courtesy of Kathy Small


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Lovely green glass Demi D&E

Courtesy of Kathy Small


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D&E faux glass tortoise shel cameo brooch and earrings.

Compliments of Lilly Vittetow

Lilly's Vintage Jewelry


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Black & White Leopard spotted cabochons brooch and earrings set

Compliments of Lilly Vittetow


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DeLizza & Elster Dangling crystal beads and rhinestones brow brooch and earrings set

Compliments of Lilly Vittetow


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DeLizza and Elster 1973 Cast pendant bead necklace.

Compliments of Lilly Vittetow


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DeLizza and Elster Cobalt Blue Rhinestones Pendant Necklace

Compliments of Lilly Vittetow


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DeLizza and Elster Blue Purple Heliotrope Rhinestone Brooch.

Compliments of Lilly Vittetow


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Juliana Aurora Borealis rhinestones Bracelet and earrings

Compliments of Alison Gadberry

Alison's Antiques & Vintage Jewelry


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DeLizza & Elster Blue rhinestones butterfly brooch and earrings

Compliments of Alison Gadberry


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DeLizza and Elster Oval Cat's eye cabs brooch

Compliments of Alison Gadberry


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Juliana Kite rhinestones Bracelet and earrings set

Compliments of Alison Gadberry


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Juliana reb aurora borealis rhinestones brocelet

Compliments of Alison Gadberry


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DeLizza and Elster citrine keystone rhinestones brooch

Compliments of Alison Gadberry


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DeLizza and Elster Coral matrix ovals and black marquise Bracelet, necklace and earrings.

Compliments of Dianne Lavenburg

Vintage Jewelry Meadow


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DeLizza and Elster Red Fluss brooch and earrings set.

Compliments of Karen Walck Haley

Joyful Vintage Jewelry


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DeLizza and Elster Blue Rhinestone starburst brooch

Compliments of Karen Haley


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DeLizza and Elster Citrine gold palm leaf brooch

Compliments of Karen Haley


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DeLizza and Elster Green and clear rhinestones pendant necklace and earrings.

Compliments of Karen Haley


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DeLizza & Elster Black framed disks brooch and earrings

Compliments of Karen Haley


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White milkglass Brooch D&E

Compliments of Kim Napoleone

Cranberry Manor


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Blue Milkglass Brooch D&E

Courtesy of Kim Napoleone


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White milkglass dangle Pin D&E

Courtesy of Kim Napoleone


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Beautiful D&E Demi

Courtesy of Kim Napoleone


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DeLizza and Elster Hematite Cabs Necklace, Brooch and Earrings.

Compliments of Lee Caplan

Faux Jewels


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DeLizza and Elster Amber rhinestones clamper bracelet

Compliments of Lee Caplan


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Juliana half cup dangling crystal beads bracelet

Compliments of Lee Caplan


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Juliana AB red rhinestones bracelet and earrings set

Compliments of Lee Caplan


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Juliana smoky gray and clear rhinestones necklace, bracelet and earrings set

Compliments of Lee Caplan


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DeLizza and Elster polka dot beads Donkey brooch

Compliments of Linda Lange

LOVES-JEWELS


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D&E Juliana Necklace

Courtesy of Linda Lange


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D&E Juliana Brooch

Courtesy of Linda Lange


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D&E filigree bead Brooch

Courtesy of Linda Lange


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Beautiful D&E 5 link Bracelet

Courtesy of Linda Lange


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DeLizza and Elster Blue spray brooch and earrings

Compliments of Nancy Lewis

Whimsey's Antiques


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DeLizza and Elster Neon Geometric bracelet, earrings and brooch

Compliments of Nancy Lewis


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DeLizza and Elster Black and AB rhinestones collar necklace

Compliments of Nancy Lewis


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DeLizza and Elster glass Fuss Gemstones collar neckalce

Compliments of Nancy Lewis


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DeLizza and Elster faux mosaic turtle brooch and earrings

Compliments of Nancy Lewis


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DeLizza and Elster demi

Compliments of Tracy Green

Venus Vintage Jewelry


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DeLizza and Elster Stippled cabochon Brooch, Necklace, bracelet and earrings

Compliments of Tracy Green


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DeLizza & Elster Heliotrope Rhinestones Peacock brooch

Compliments of Jan Gaughan

Eclectic Vintage Jewelry and Collectibles


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Glizy D&E Demi

Compliments of Alicia Boyle

Boylerpf Jewelry


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Iris stone D&E Brooch

Compliments of Adrienne Shivers

Garden Party Collection


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Pretty D&E Braclet

Courtesy of Adrienne Shivers


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White & brown Stripe Brooch D&E

Courtesy of Adrienne Shivers


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Juliana Green Rhinestone Brooch Set

Courtesy of Adrienne Shivers


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Back construction

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Red navette and aurora brooch D&E set

Courtesy of Adrienne Shivers


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View of construction

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Pretty D&E Demi

Compliments of Mary Nefzger

Timmary Jewelry


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Pretty blue D&E Brooch

Compliments of Cheri Van Hoover

Milky Way Jewels


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D&E blue glass dangle Earrings

Courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover


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Topaz color D&E Demi

Courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover


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Green D&E brooch

Courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover


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Topaz color Clamper D&E

Courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover


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Blue satin glass 5 Link Bracelet

Courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover


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D&E multi prong D&E Brooch

Courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover


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Pretty D&E Brooch

Compliments of Wendy Kelly

Vintageday


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Matching D&E Earrings

Courtesy of Wendy Kelly


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Red D&E Brooch & Earrings

Compliments of the Audrey Gibbons Collection


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D&E clear Rhinestone Brooch

Compliments of the Audrey Gibbons Collection


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Back View

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AB D&E Brooch

Compliments of the Audrey Gibbons Collection


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Pretty D&E demi

Compliments of the Audrey Gibbons Collection


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View of backs

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D&E ab Brooch & Earrings

Compliments of the Audrey Gibbons Collection


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DeLizza & Elster Australian Art Glass Floral Brooch

Compliments of Pat Seal

Treasures From Yesterday Vintage Jewelry


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DeLizza & Elster colorful Brooch

Compliments of Pat Seal


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DeLizza & Elster Duette Dress Clips

Compliments of Pat Seal


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DeLizza & Elster Duette Dress Clips

Compliments of Pat Seal


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DeLizza & Elster Duette Dress Clips

Compliments of Pat Seal


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Juliana AB Rhinestones Bracelet and Earrings Set

Compliments of Pat Seal


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Gorgeous DeLizza and Elster Necklace

Compliments of Pat Seal


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D&E Juliana Brooch

Compliments of Susan Corwin

Eureka I Found It!


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Juliana Bracelet

Courtesy of Susan Corwin


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D&E Juliana Brooch

Courtesy of Susan Corwin


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Pretty D&E Demi

Courtesy of Susan Corwin


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Gorgeous pink D&E Brooch

Compliments of Gail Seale

Prissock's Southern Jewels


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Red D&E Demi

Courtesy of Gail Seale


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Stunning D&E Parure

Courtesy of Gail Seale


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Pretty D&E Demi

Courtesy of Gail Seale


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JULIANA DEMI PARURE~RED KITE STONES

Compliments of Kathy Cherrett

KatcherrFancy Vintage Jewelry

This is just a sampling of Kathy's extensive D&E Collection. To see more please click on this link:
Kathy's D&E Collection


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D & E aka JULIANA GOLD FLUSS BRACELET

Courtesy of Kathy Cherrett


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D & E aka JULIANA RHINESTONE SHOULDER DUSTER EARRINGS

Courtesy of Kathy Cherrett


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D & E RHINESTONE BROOCH~EARRINGS~GOLD n TOPAZ RHINESTONES

Courtesy of Kathy Cherrett


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D & E aka JULIANA RHINESTONE NECKLACE*MOLDED GLASS*BLUES

Courtesy of Kathy Cherrett


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Beautiful D&E Demi

Compliments of Julie Levine

Joolbait Jewels


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D&E Cameo Brooch

Courtesy of Julie Levine


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D&E Red rh Brooch

Courtesy of Julie Levine


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D&E Necklace with original hang tag

Compliments of Jennifer Lynn

Jennifer Lynn's Timeless Jewelry


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D&E Parure with original hang tag.

Compliments of Jennifer Lynn


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