Friday, July 24, 2020

Juliana (D&E) Fancy Stone Jewelry - Oval Painted Hibiscus Flower Cabochons

This is one of my favorite of the hand painted cabochons that D&E used.  It has a Hawaiian vibe to the painted flowers on it which I think are Hibiscus.  The flowers and leaves are molded into the stone and then they are hand painted in different colors. This stone appears to be

The rhinestone design using this stone was done in several different colorways including: pink/black, topaz/orange, and green/orange.  They made the full complement of jewelry including large collar necklaces, earrings, 5 link bracelets, clamper bracelets, and pin/pendants.

These stones were also used in a filigree metal design that has only been found in a pendant with a black base to the stone with yellow flowers.  This design was probably also made in other colors and probably also had at least matching earrings.

This stone is found in two sizes.  The large size was used in the brooches, pendants, clamper bracelets and necklaces.  The smaller size was used in the bracelets and earrings.

This stone was also featured in my book Juliana Jewelry - The Last Generation on page 303 in the green/orange and the orange/topaz coloration.  The filigree metal accent design was also pictured in my book on page 33.

Again just to remind everyone D&E did not have exclusive stones. You will find this stone used by other companies.  Hobe was one company that used this stone and used other colors of it yet to be found in D&E jewelry.  You must use other characteristics to determine if an item is D&E.  This choker necklace pictured is signed Hobe and is NOT D&E.
This is Hobe NOT D&E

You can find many examples of this stone in the database.

These designs can be purchase in my store at: Juliana Painted Hibiscus Flower Jewelry
and all of my other great is also available there at: