Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Juliana Fancy Stone Jewelry - Stippled Cabochons AKA Easter Eggs

Orange/Coral for Vendome

One of the most popular of the stones Juliana used are the "Easter Eggs" which are really Stippled Cabochons.  They were only used in three different colors in D&E jewelry with other colors of them only found in one design made in the later years of D&E. 

The three colors are: The purple/blue which is called blue gold splattered.  The orange which is called coral gold splattered, and the white which is called stippled multi-colored.  The orange was used by D&E in both oval and round shapes.  The other two only in oval.

Blue/Purple Set

The orange/coral was first seen in the design books in 1963, the purple/blue also in 1963 and the white in 1964.  Variations on all of these were added in later years such as the orange/coral round with the filigree leaves first seen in 1966.

White Stippled Set

The first design I am going to show you is an extremely rare design it was made by D&E during the brief time D&E did work for Coro/Vendome .  D&E started working for Coro/Vendome in 1962 and only worked for them for a few years so my guess is this design was made in 1963 or 1964.  Marked Vendome both on the necklace and the earrings.

This next design uses the purple/blue easter eggs.  These cabochons were done with many different colored accents including blue/fuchsia and blue/green. They made many different variations on these with collars and bibs along with a wide variety of brooches, pin pendants, bracelets and earrings.

Later Design Stippled Cabochons

The third D&E design is one using the white.  The variety of rhinestone accents they used with this color is just mind boggling.  When looking at all the designs with the different accent stones you would think it is a different center stone as the different accents bring out different colors from the stone. As with most designs they also made a huge variety of variations in the necklaces, bracelet, brooches and earrings.

In the later years of D&E jewelry they did one design that used many different colors of the stippled cabochons.  Shown is an example with 4 different cabochons.  3 of them are Easter Eggs, the other is a green foiled cabochon. I have seen other colors of cabochons used in this design.

Orange Round w/Filigree Leaves

As with most D&E stones they were not the only manufacturer to use these stones. Judy Lee is one designer I know used them.

Most of the known "Easter Egg" designs can be found in the http://isitjulianajewelry.com/  database.  Use stone type: Painted (hand/transfer)

These designs can be seen in the book Juliana Jewelry Reference on pages 18-27 as well as The Art of Juliana Jewelry pages 100-117. My book Juliana Jewelry - The Last Generation page 191, 304.

Some of these "Easter Egg" designs can be purchased in my store. Juliana Easter Eggs.  All of my jewelry can be purchased at: https://www.ourvintagerosejewelry.com