This beautiful brooch is hallmarked on the back 'Castlecliff'.
The following info is from one of the online jewelry history websites:
In 1941 the Castlecliff jewelry brand was launched and in 1945 the first collection of their beautiful costume jewelry was released. The company ceased to exist in 1977. Castlecliff jewelry is highly valued by collectors.
I obtained the brooch at an estate sale so I have no knowledge as to its age or usage, but going by the historical information we can be sure that it dates to between 1945 to 1977.
The brooch has a floral design and is gold in color. The center has several dozen clear rhinestone that give off a tremendous sparkle. It measures 1.75 by 2 inches, or about the size of a dollar coin. It has a rollover locking clasp on the back.
It is in excellent condition with no missing stones, no chipping on the metal and has no bents. In fact, it looks as if it was never worn.
Buyer to pay USPS First Class Mail Package delivery charges of $4.99. Delivery is from Nevada.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT POSSIBLE PARTIAL REFUND OF SHIPPING CHARGES
Every January the postal service increases shipping charges. Previously, shipping charges were based solely on weight and a package cost the same amount regardless of where it was being shipped to in the United States. This year they went a bit overboard. Now, with this year's increase, the postal service has divided the United States in to 8 zones and all packages are charged by weight, size, and destination zone. Now it is not possible to state a shipping cost and have it be valid regardless if the package is traveling 2 miles or all the way to the east coast. This latest increase has added an additional .46 cents to up to $1.43 on packages. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
To complicate things even further, Google will not show items for sale unless they have a designated cost, or unless the seller uses calculated shipping. My web host is not equipped to figure calculated shipping, so I have to quote a shipping charge using the east coast as the final destination and then refund over payments. When I return the overage, I usually do so by including cash inside the package when it's shipped. My feedback page will show verification that I do return overpayments.
COMBINED SHIPPING INFORMATION
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items can fit safely into a single box. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap and on top of that, this year Paypal started charging a currency conversion fee of 4.4%. International shipping now depends on the destination country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.