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 $4.60. Delivery is from Arizona.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items will safely fit 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.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the 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.