Vintage Eisenberg - Eisenberg Original - Eisenberg Ice

Chicago-based Eisenberg was started as the first "American" designer clothing company by owner/designer Jonas Eisenberg in 1880. After about 35 years the company decided to add jewelry to their clothing to show the public a more completed "look"; the jewelry proved to be so popular that retailers had difficulty preventing people from stealing the jewelry off of the clothing. In a flash of inspiration it was decided to sell jewelry separately from the clothing. For almost 20 years this jewelry was unmarked, but in approximately 1935 it was decided to mark jewelry with "Eisenberg Originals" (sometimes the "original" was left off), a mark that was used until the late 1940's (most of the WWII era pieces were also sterling and marked as such) , when a script "E" and eventually Eisenberg in block letters replaced the first marking. A block E was also used closer to 1960, and from 1960 to present Eisenberg Ice has been used, with pieces in the 1970's and 1980's for the most part remaining unmarked. In 1994 Eisenberg introduced Eisenberg Ice Classics, which also continues to the present. The clothing line was discontinued in the 1950's.

Eisenberg clothing, for the most part, was solid colors, in black, grey, and navy, well-made, conservatively cut daywear in the form of suits and daytime dresses, aimed at well-to-do housewives. The pre-1950's jewelry pieces were also aimed at an upscale audience, and the stores that carried the items were carefully chosen, with only one store/chain per major city able to retail the line. A woman who had received a clear Eisenberg fur clip as a going away gift from her husband when he left for the service in 1942 told me her husband had spent almost $100.00 for the piece, a whopping sum for a piece of costume jewelry at that time. The jewelry was beautiful and varied, but often featured Swarovski rhinestones, as the Eisenbergs, who were Austrian emigrees, felt it important to support their former countryman, but whom also produced the finest quality glass stones in the world, and the Eisenbergs wanted that quality of stone used in their line. Both all clear and colored stones pieces were made, with the colored stone pieces being the most expensive and highly priced. These pieces were, for the most part, produced by an East Coast company called Fallon & Kappel, whose young designer, Ruth Kamke, was often assigned to design pieces exclusively for the Eisenberg company. While dress clips and later fur clips formed the bulk of the production, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, rings, belts, and other types of dress ornaments were produced, as well as accessory items such as compacts and even perfume.  Most, but not all, of the pieces marked Eisenberg Original also have a stonesetter's mark in the form of a letter or a number in a circle.

In the 1950's, postwar fashions changed dramatically and the "cocktail style" was the hottest thing around. Fabric was at a premium during WWII and with fabric companies back in full production, the clothing industry responded with dresses that required many yards of fabric. Rhinestone jewelry changed as well, with both clear and colored stones being popular, but the look changing to reflect the use of pave (small stones that were paste set in lines or entire parts of a design). Eisenberg began using styles that had paved "curliques" and "wings" that gave its pieces a distinctive look, particularly when juxtaposed with fancy cut colored stones of various shapes and sizes. (The Weiss company copied this look, and occasionally even used the same findings that Eisenberg used, which is why sometimes you will find pieces that are signed Weiss but look like Eisenberg.)

In the early1970's, Eisenberg produced a line of hand-enameled pendant necklaces, earrings, hinged bangles, rings and brooches in "mod" color schemes, using designs loosely based on the works of contemporary "Surrealist" artists. While these have not proven to be as highly sought after as the rhinestone pieces, they are well-done, interesting, and very wearable, and should not be ignored by the die-hard Eisenberg collector. The advertisements of the time period say that the pieces were baked 27 times, so the finishes, by and large, have held up very well except under hard use.

The Eisenberg company returned to making rhinestone jewelry, but started producing Christmas tree pins; over time, the production and popularity of these pieces has exceded interest in their non-Christmas pieces; however, the company still produces very nice "social occasion" pieces. In 1994 they issued a line of Eisenberg Ice "Classics" based on designs previously done by the company, which came in a specially marked box and the pieces were signed Eisenberg Ice in script with a tiny '94. (No other legitimate pieces of Eisenberg are signed Eisenberg Ice in script.) The line, which met with limited success due to the high cost of production reflected in the pricing, was begun again around 2000, and continues to this day, with these pieces now being marked with the traditional Eisenberg Ice plaque that is seen on all the rest of the pieces.

When I visited the Chicago showroom in the early 1990's, Karl Eisenberg, grandson of the founder Jonas Eisenberg, was still head of sales, though the company had been sold to a larger jewelry conglomerate several years before. Mr. Eisenberg was kind enough to spend about an hour talking to me about his company ; he expressed to me at that time his amazement at the collectibility of his company's production and how, while he knew there were massive private collections of the company's pieces, that they (the company) had not, for the most part, saved pieces for their own archives. To my knowledge he is no longer active in the day-to-day operation of the company.

Current (brand new) Eisenberg pieces are available in the "contemporary" section of our website.

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Description: Eisenberg Dark Blue and Clear Rhinestone Clip Earrings - Wowee! Pictures just don't do these justice. Huge 11 mm center dentelle cut round in deep sapphire is surrounded on the bottom by three 8mm dentelles, and accented with two sizes of Montana blue navettes and clear rhinestone rounds. Beautiful rhodium plating, about 1 1/4" x 1", these look as though they were never worn. About as close to mint condition as you'll find. I wish I had the matches!

Item: SE2-1125

Price: $52.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Ice Fuchsia and Purple Brooch and Clip Earrings - I have taken both a flash (below) and non-flash picture of this set so that you you can get a good idea of the colors, which are rich and vibrant. Both the earrings and brooch are accented with tiny clear pave set silvertone pieces that almost look like tiny "trees"; brooch also has pave set wings that you find in almost every Eisenberg piece from this time frame. Silvertone, probably rhodium plate, all is in excellent condition, with the brooch measuring 2 1/2" x 2", slightly domed, and the earrings, with donut hole type clip findings, measuring 1 1/8" x 1. One of the most sought after sets done by this company. Probably from the late 1950's-early 1960's.

Item: SS4-1124

Price: $195.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Eisenberg Ice Lt. Sapphire Blue/Aqua Necklace and Earrings Set - Another wonderful color combination of lt. sapphire rounds and marquise with aqua rounds, marquises and a single pear at the center of the necklace. All of the rounds are dentelle (fancy) cut stones, and the aqua is deep enough that the color difference is quite subtle, giving the viewer a feeling of looking at a beautiful Impressionistic seascape. Rhodium plate, necklace adjusts up to 16 3/4" and is about 7/8" wide at the center. Earrings are clip, 1 1/4" x 1". All marked Eisenberg Ice with copyright symbol. Excellent original condition with one small marquise on one earring showing a little color "lightening" from aging.

Item: SS4-1123

Price: $195.00/set US

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Description: Eisenberg Original Clear Rhinestone Fur Clip - Because of their popularity, Eisenberg referred to these clear rhinestone fur clips and dress clips as their "bread and butter" pieces; some are definitely more striking than others, and this would be one of them. Beautiful symmetrical design is 2 1/2" x 2 1/8" at the widest point, with pear shaped stones surrounding a large oval that is accented by rounds, and surmounted by two egg-shaped stones and pave set scrolls. Back is signed Eisenberg Original, and in the circle is the number 22. Slight scratching on the back by the tips of the fur clip mechanism, as is characteristic of these pieces. The pears show uniform very light greying; the rest of the stones are very white, with little noticeable difference between the two. Perfect on a black velvet dress, and striking on any dark solid color.

Item: SF4-1122

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Fringed Bib Necklace - This sparkling piece features 71 dentelles (fancy cut rounds) and 15 small table chatons, all prong set. Necklace includes a safety chain, a feature reserved for top of the line pieces. Push-in clasp, block E signature. 13 1/2" puts this at a choker length; graduating fringe are about 1" long not including the chain. The block E mark presumably dates this piece to during WWII but I feel this is an early 1950's piece, definitely has the "cocktail era" feel. Silvertone setting, largest dentelles are about 3/8" in diameter. Some of the stones are starting to grey around the edges, and a few of the smaller stones on the fringe are yellowing, but I would consider this to be minimal and to be expected in a 60+ year old piece. I photographed this in very low light because in normal light the piece has so much refraction that you could not see any details.

Item: SN6-1066

Price: $130.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Eisenberg Script E Clear Rhinestone Brooch-Beautiful smaller brooch (1 3/4" x 1 1/4") with a huge 13mm center dentelle surrounded by marquises and pears. I see one prong missing, otherwise excellent condition. Just right for those with smaller taste or for using on a handbag or hat.

Item: SP5-1021

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Clear Rhinestone Bracelet - Beautiful piece using octagonal (emerald cut) and dentelle (fancy cut) rounds that alternate along what is basically a two line bracelet. All prong set, rhodium? plate with rhinestone set push in clasp and safety chain. Excellent condition, 7" x 9/16". Notice that though the signature strike is only partial, that this is the OLD Eisenberg mark, usually used for Eisenberg Original pieces.

Item: SB5-1027

Price: $145.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Ice Topaz and Clear Rhinestone Brooch and Earrings Set - Elegant set uses topaz dentelles and marquises with clear rhinestone pave. Brooch is 2 1/2" x 1", earrings are clip, 1" x 3/4". Goldtone setting, excellent condition. Both pieces are marked Eisenberg Ice but brooch also has a design number 7192, which one normally finds on earlier pieces. Regardless, they are lovely pieces and just right for those who like smaller pieces.

Item: SS5-1022

Price: $99.50/set US

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Description: Eisenberg Smokey Topaz Briolette Earrings - Odd, rare pieces for Eisenberg, these use huge dark brown glass briolettes surrounded by a collar of prong set clear rhinestones. Goldtone setting, clip findings. 5/8" in diameter and almost 7/8" deep. I would love to see the matching pieces! Very good condition with some greying to the clear rhinestones.

Item: SE5-1023

Price: $34.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Clear Rhinestone Earrings - A classic design using 3 8mm dentelles bordered with clear marquises. 1 1/4" x 9/16", rhodium plating, all prong set. Clip mechanisms. Very slight yellowing on some of the marquises, otherwise excellent condition. Beautiful!

Item: SE5-1024

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Clear Rhinestone Earrings with Pave Swirls - A slightly larger earring at 1 3/8" x 1", this uses 8mm dentelles, marquises and pave set swirls. Rhodium plate, clip findings, all prong set except for the pave. Excellent condition with just a touch of yellow to the dentelles. These would go very nicely with SN5-1030.

Item: SE5-1025

Price: $69.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Clear Rhinestone Dog Collar Style Necklace - Absolutely gorgeous linear style with huge 10mm dentelles at the center flanked by marquises and tiny leaves set with a single rhinestone. Back chain is done in 8mm dentelles except for a clear rhinestone chain tail used with the keyhole clasp. Adjustable to about 16 1/2". Silvertone setting, excellent condition.

Item: SN5-1026

Price: $165.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Clear Rhinestone Line Necklace - Octagonal and 6mm dentelle rounds alternate the entire length of this necklace except for the rhinestone chain adjustable tail. This extends to almost 16". Famous Eisenberg keyhole clasp, 5/16" wide. Excellent condition. A classic.

Item: SN5-1028

Price: $120.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Ice Clear Rhinestone Bracelet - This lovely piece uses the hook clasp that you occasionally see on Eisenberg pieces of this era (see close of signature for pat. #). Three large marquises are spaced evenly along the piece, with two pave set wings flanking the center marquise. 6mm rounds (non-dentelle) make up the rest of the piece. 7" x 1/2", rhodium plate, safety chain. Excellent condition.

Item: SB5-1029

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Ornate Clear Rhinestone Necklace - Top of the line piece uses a top row of 6mm dentelles, from which hangs a central row of 8mm dentelles, marquises, pears and pave set swirls. Eisenberg keyhole clasp with adjustable rhinestone tail, goes up to 16", 1" wide at widest points. Very sparkly, these more ornate necklaces are increasingly difficult to find in good shape. Excellent condition, rhodium plate, you'll feel like a queen in this piece.

Item: SN5-1030

Price: $195.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Eisenberg Blush/Rose/Lavender/Clear Rhinestone Earrings - Knockout earrings in light (blush) pink, medium (rose) pink and lavender rounds, with clear rhinestone set swirls over the top. Center stone is a whopping 11mm. The blush stones and the pave work are chaton cut, the lavender and rose pink rhinestones are dentelle (fancy) cut, for extra sparkle. Clip mechanisms, heavy silvertone plating is probably rhodium. Slight darkening around the edges of the lavender stones, otherwise excellent condition. 7/8" x 1".

Item: SE1-979

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Ice Blush/Lavender/Clear Rhinestone Brooch - Pretty, abstract floral design with blush pink marquises and lavender chatons, accented with stems and petals of clear pave. All larger stones are prong set. Signed Eisenberg Ice with copyright symbol, this measures 2 3/8" x 1 1/4", shiny rhodium plate. The lavender stones have faded somewhat but still a lovely, sparkly piece.

Item: SP1-980

Price: $59.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Eisenberg/Eisenberg Ice Multi Blue/Clear Rhinestone Brooch and Earrings Set - Very pretty and unusual combination of Capri (peacock) and light sapphire blue and clear rhinestones. Brooch is almost 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" and uses prong set colored stones and paste set clears (a few of the light blue rhinestones are also paste set). Marked what looks like Eisenberg and the copyright symbol, the strike is a little off so the last part is somewhat illegible but the first few letters are fairly plain. The clip earrings are 1 1/4" x 7/8" at the widest point and marked Eisenberg Ice with the copyright symbol. Shiny rhodium plate, excellent condition. As always, very sparkly and great for those who love blue.

Item: SS11-964

Price: $109.50/set US

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Description: Eisenberg Riviere Demi Set in Roseline - Eisenberg liked to use unusual colors and color combinations in their 1950's-60's pieces, and here is a rare color for this company. Roseline is peach colored rhinestone, set in rhodium plate, and used exclusively in these pieces except for the standard clear stones in the necklace extension tail and the single square clear on the bracelet clasp. Necklace should extend to a maximum of 16 3/4", and has graduated rhinestones up to 11 mm at the center. Bracelet is a standard 7" with push-in clasp and safety chain and alternates 11mm and 8mm stones. Clip earrings are 1" x 3/4". Condition: plating is excellent, stones are very good with slight cloudiness on some of the stones but no backspotting. By far the most cloudy are the smaller rounds in the earrings (please see closeup picture) - I believe replacement stones in this color/size would be obtainable if you desired. Still very sparkly and undoubtedly Eisenberg, a wonderful set.

Item: SS11-965

Price: $199.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Light Sapphire, Aqua and Clear Rhinestone Two Row Bracelet - 1950's colored rhinestone Eisenberg is much sought after and when you see this piece in person you will understand why. Intensely blue (though light blue, not dark blue) and aqua stones are top quality Swarovski, with larger blue stones at the center. All the colored stones are dentelles (fancy cut rounds). Clear rhinestone set crescent shapes accent the center of the bracelet. Rhodium plating is in excellent shape, with just one tiny spot near the signature that has slight discoloration. (Brown spot in picture was "gunk" that I have since removed.) All stones are original, clasp is fancy hook style, plus safety chain. 6 7/8" x 1/2". This was sold to me as part of a set with SS1-925; however the clear rhinestone swirls are slightly different shape and this bracelet has no navette shapes or faux alexandrite chatons, so I am pretty certain that they not originally were sold together and I am selling them separately. They could absolutely be worn together and look great, but this makes an incredible stand alone piece as well.

Item: SB1-924

Price: $135.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Eisenberg Necklace and Earring Set in Light Sapphire/Aqua/Clear Rhinestone - Some of the light sapphire rhinestones in this set appear to be faux alexandrite and change to a tanzanite (light blue-purple) color depending on the light source, so that you actually see three colors plus clear in these pieces. Also, the faux alexandrite stones are chaton cut, while the aqua and light blue stones are dentelles (fancy cut rounds). The earrings are 2" x 1/2", with pave set wings, clip mechanisms. Necklace has a triple row front dangle with pave set wings, sides are a single row that culminates in the "keyhole" clasp that Eisenberg was noted for using during this time period, adjustable from 13 1/2 to 16 1/4. Longest center dangle falls about 1 7/8". Rhodium plating, all is in excellent condition. Tremendous set, nice go-with to SB1-924.

Item: SS1-925

Price: $199.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Fur Clip and Clip Earrings in Golden Topaz Rhinestones - A beautiful, classic design that Eisenberg did in both clear and colored stones, these pieces are marked with a script "E", which probably dates this set to the late 1940's-early 1950's. Three dimensional fur clip is done in two layers which are screwed together (see backside picture), with the center oval multi-prong set and the marquises tip-set, which not only holds them in place but protects the ends from getting broken off. Earrings are the same as the top layer of the fur clip. Goldtone setting, fur clip has bottom holders for security. Ear clip mechanisms are the same as found on some D&E pieces, with both the clips and the body of the earring marked with the script E. Fur clip also marked on the inside of the upper layer and very faintly along the edge. Clip is 2" x 1 3/4", earrings are 1 3/8" x 1 1/8". Excellent original condition, with very little of the internal stone spotting so often found prevalently in these pieces. The clips are tight on both the earrings and the fur clip, in fact I would use some caution on the fur clip as it seems extra tight. Wonderfully sparkly colored Eisenberg set.

Item: SS1-926

Price: $135.00/set US

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Description: Eisenberg Original Cascading Clear Rhinestone Fur Clip - Much more interesting than some of the standard Eisenberg clear rhinestone clips, this uses round chatons, round dentelles, baguettes, a triangular cut and an octagonal cut. Signed Eisenberg Original and stone setters mark "N" in a circle. Excellent condition, with some of the prongset dentelles being replacements. Octagonal stone is starting to show aging. At 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", this is a great size, not too big and not too small. Very sparkly and a lovely abstract design.

Item: SF2-927

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Peridot and Clear Rhinestone Earrings - Script E earrings in lime green and clear, set in silvertone, rhodium plated. Larger green stones are prong set, the rest are paste set. Very good condition. About 3/4" in diameter. Less common color for this company.

Item: SE1-819

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Faux Alexandrite and Clear Rhinestone Brooch - As a longtime Eisenberg enthusiast, I have never knowingly seen one with dicroic (color change) rhinestones. This looks light blue/aqua in certain lights, and almost lavender in other lighting (I have taken two different pictures so you hopefully get the idea). While not as dramatic a change as some of the Kramer pieces I have seen, this lovely piece is unusual for this signature, and worthwhile for that alone for the comprehensive Eisenberg collector. Layered pentagonal shape, this has all prong set colored stones; the clears are paste set. Silvertone, rhodium plate, 1 5/8" in diameter but because this is so concentrated with stones it gives the effect of a much larger piece. Excellent original condition.

Item: SP1-815

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Dentelle/Pear/Pave Earrings - As with most vintage Eisenberg, the stones in these earrings are so sparkly that they confuse the camera focus. 9mm fancy cut rounds alternate with clear pears under a center dentelle which is flanked with pave set wings. Silvertone setting, rhodium plated. Signed Eisenberg on the clipbacks. All except the small stones are prong set. Excellent condition, about 7/8" in diameter.

Item: SE1-822

Price: $47.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Clear Rhinestone Brooch - Layered brooch has dentelles, octangonal and marquise stones, with small clear rounds. All stones except for the small clears are prong set. Signed Eisenberg in tiny block letters, also with the number 6102, which indicates that this is an earlier piece, probably 1950's. Excellent condition, 2 5/8" x 1 5/8". Silvertone, rhodium plating. This piece has 17 dentelles, the largest of which is 11mm. Super piece.

Item: SP1-816

Price: $110.00 US

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Description: Exceptional Eisenberg Pendaloque Dangle Earrings - For those of you wondering what a pendaloque stone is, it is a "fat" version of a pear, or teardrop, shaped stone. This piece also uses regular pear cuts and bell shaped stones, and a pave set "swoosh" over the top. All stones are prong set except for the small clears. Silvertone, rhodium plate, these clip backs are signed Eisenberg. 1 5/8" x 3/4", excellent condition, with one of the bell shaped stones having very slight yellowing.

Item: SE1-820

Price: $69.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Original Clear Rhinestone Dress Clip - While these clear clips were done in many different designs by the Eisenberg company, this clip is much less common because it is long and slim, making it perhaps more wearable for the collector than the more massive pieces. Surmounted by a huge oval clear, this pieces has paved streamers which descend to two large octagonal stones surrounded by marquises and oval stones. Very slight aging in the stones (top oval is very slightly yellow, and a few of the border stones show a little haziness, some of the pave has greyed) but the bottom center stones are in great shape, and overall I would consider this to be in very good condition. The clip has excellent tension. 3 1/8" x 1 1/4". Clip mechanism is marked Eisenberg Original, body of the piece backside has stone setter #4. Excellent weight, silvertone setting.

Item: SD1-816

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Baguette and Pave Swirl Earrings - Multi layered earrings use a less common shape for Eisenberg - large baguette clears are randomly stacked and topped with a pave set swirl. One large round at the bottom behind a baguette. Very slight haziness on a few of the top baguettes on the left earring, otherwise excellent condition. silvertone, rhodium plate, marked Eisenberg on the clip findings. 1" x 7/8", and almost 1/4" deep.

Item: SE1-821

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Original Sterling Fur Clip with Pink/Purple/Clear Stones - 24.3g weight, vermeil setting (goldwash over sterling). Lovely combination of purple and pink marquises, and a single purple dentelle in the center of a swirl of clear stones. Fur clip has excellent tension, and this design includes the clip "brackets" to prevent opening by accident. Marked Eisenberg Original, sterling, and (stone setter #)4. Vermeil is in very good shape, with only slight wear along the right hand edges which I think you can see in the picture. One pink marquise is slightly lighter pink than the others so it may be a replacement, but not by me! At 1 3/4" x 1 1/4", this is a smaller size, but extremely nice and very wearable.

Item: SF1-817

Price: $149.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Original Fur Clip with Oval Stones - This is one of the most loved and sought after designs that Eisenberg did in their "Original" line. Two sizes of oval stones are prong set with heavy cast prongs, and the rest of the piece has clear paste set round rhinestones. Back side is signed; circle for setter's mark is there but apparently they did not strike the setter's number/letter hard enough for it to be seen. The tips of the prongs of the clip mechanism have left marks on the metal, which is typical for these pieces. Very large, 3 1/4" x 2" and heavy. This has been restored to its original sparkle by the replacement of the oval stones, no small feat. One prong was gone when I purchased this. Incredibly sparkly and wonderful weighty feel, this will command attention wherever it is worn.

Item: SF6-772

Price: $195.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Original REPRO in Pink/Green/Clear - Huge 4 5/8" x 2 1/2" piece is an Eisenberg design but it was never in this size, this color combination , or plated in rose gold. Done in two layers that have been riveted together, the unfoiled pink rectangular cut stones alternate with emerald green rounds; ribbons are set with clear rhinestones. Plating is almost coppery colored. Purchased from repro artist Roberta Barnes 15+ years ago. Still, quite an incredible piece guaranteed to bring gasps from people who love really large pieces.

Item: SP12-756

Price: $175.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Original Fur Clip with Clear Rhinestones - Large, single dress and fur clips in clear rhinestones were the Eisenberg & Sons Company's bread and butter pieces during the 1930's and 40's. Used as accent pieces on their dresses (which apparently were largely black, beautifully tailored garments), these dress and fur clips ran the gamut from very basic to gorgeous, fairly complex designs. This piece uses a variety of stone shapes - rounds, baguettes, ovals, pears, and an unusual uneven octagon shape. All the large stones are prong set and in excellent condition. Smaller stones are paste set; some of the smallest have darkened to various degrees as would be expected of a piece of this age. Marked Eisenberg Original in usual dot matrix signature; also N within a circle, which was a stonesetter's mark. 2 3/8" x 2"; a beautiful and feminine piece.

Item: SF10-699

Price: $175.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Fuchsia & Purple Rhinestone Brooch and Earring Set- Circa late 1950's pieces that are absolutely beautiful. Eisenberg excelled in sparkling colored and clear rhinestone pieces, this is probably their ultimate "mixed" color combination. Brooch uses marquise, round (dentelle cut) and pear shaped purple stones, round fuchsia rhinestones, and clear pave set wings and "tree" shapes. Clip earrings use round (dentelle and chaton) and marquise purples and marquise fuchsias with clear pave set "clovers". Rhodium plate settings. Brooch is 2 1/2" x 2"; slightly domed and layered, this is about 3/8" deep. Earrings are 1 3/8" x 3/4". A few clears are replacements on the brooch, otherwise excellent original condition.

Item: SS1-694

Price: $195.00/set US

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Description: Eisenberg Bell Stone Bracelet - 1950's Eisenberg done in clear rhinestone often uses a bell shaped stone, and this is no exception, but with an added twist - the settings for the bell shaped stones is tipped to give a ruffled effect. Three large dentelles run down the center and are flanked by three bell stones on each side, from which comes alternating rows of clear and smaller bell shapes, going out to a single row of dentelles to finish off the rest of the bracelet chain. Push in clasp is even set with a clear rhinestone and marked "Eisenber(g)" (the final g is hardly visible). Safety chain, about 7" x 1" at widest point. Rhodium plating, excellent condition. This sparkles so much it was difficult to photograph. I have a pair of earrings in the unsigned section that go very nicely with this, as well as the slightly earlier Eisenberg fur clip SF6-632.

Item: SB6-684

Price: $145.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Light Sapphire Blue Rhinestone Fringe Necklace - Done in all light blue dentelle rhinestones (except for tail) this 1950's piece is an example of the fabulous stones that Eisenberg used in this time period. Adjustable key-hole clasp, signed Eisenberg, this will fit up to a 16+" neck. Silvertone plating, all stones prong set. Excellent condition. Largest stones are 7/16" in diameter.

Item: SN6-683

Price: $129.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Octagonal Cut Clear Rhinestone Bracelet - Another classically elegant look for Eisenberg, octagonal stones were used in single, double and triple lines; in this case it is a single line with paved swirls. 7", everything but the pave is prong set. Push in clasp is set with a single rhinestone; safety chain. Rhodium plating, everything looks to be original and in excellent condition. Goes well with Eisenberg necklace SN2-295.

Item: SB8-682

Price: $95.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Original Pair of Floral Brooches in Emerald/Clear Rhinestone - Eisenberg Original pieces are most often dress or fur clips; brooches are more unusual and a pair, particularly in colored stones and fairly sizeable ( almost 3" x 1 3/4") are quite rare. These are in excellent condition and the only thing that prevents these from being in "mint" condition is that the oval clears have uniformly greyed with time. If you like a "brand new" look I suppose those could be replaced, but I personally do not feel that these detract in any way. The plating has a slight coppery tinge, which I am assuming is either patina or an intentional "rose gold" type look that was popular when these would have been produced.

Item: SS1-659

Price: $325.00/pr. US

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Description: Eisenberg Original Fur Clip with Square Octagon Stones - All clear rhinestone fur clip with clear pave and rectangular (square octagon) cut stones in two different sizes, plus a huge dentelle (fancy cut round) on the upper righthand side. 3" x 1 3/4" at widest point. Signed Eisenberg Original and 2 in a circle (stonesetter's mark). Two of the largest rectangular stones have slight spotting/darkening, and channel set emerald cuts don't have as much sparkle as the other stones, but otherwise this is in excellent vintage condition. Volute type design indicates a late 1930's-early 1940's piece.

Item: SF6-631

Price: $160.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Bell Stone Earrings with Old Mark - This is the only pair of Eisenberg earrings that I have had, in over 20 years of collecting Eisenberg, with the "Eisenberg Original" dot matrix type signature (without the word Original) on the clip finding, though I have seen this tab type clip used on other Eisenberg earrings. Nine bell-shaped stones are used in each earring, all prong set. 1 1/4" x 1", rhodium plating, very good condition with some mild darkening along the top edge of some of the stones, as is typical of these pieces. Plating in picture looks pitted, in person these are tiny to non-existent wear marks and NOT pitting.

Item: SE6-633

Price: $65.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Script E Fur Clip with Bell Stones in Original Box - A really nice Eisenberg clear rhinestone fur clip, with a huge 18mm prong set dentelle surrounded by bell shaped stones, pears and small clears, topped with rectangular stones. This is in the category of "blinding", with only the largest bell stones showing a slight yellowing. Original box is tan with taupe velvet lining, outside says "by Eisenberg" in script and is in amazingly good shape, as most of these boxes are torn, stained, battered or all of the above! Fur clip has "holders" for the pin mechanisms and is 2 5/8" x 1 1/2". Very wearable and beautiful.

Item: SF6-632

Price: $145.00US

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Description: Eisenberg Floral Wreath Brooch - Done in all clear rhinestones, this uses large dentelle cut rounds alternating with pear shaped rhinestones, with a paved crescent moon shape over one side of the rounds that is topped with pave set petals. Heavy rhodium plate, excellent vintage condition. Very feminine feel, somehow this almost reminds me of fireworks. About 2 1/4" in diameter including the petals. Very nice piece.

Item: SP7-636

Price: $72.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Clear Rhinestone Earrings with Floral Motif - Large dentelle cut rounds make up the floral "heads", with two marquise "leaves" and a pave set "ribbon". Excellent condition. I have replaced a few missing pave stones. Signed Eisenberg on clip (actually the E is missing from faulty stamping, these actually say ISENBERG). Silvertone, stones are in very nice condition. 1 3/8" x 7/8". Top picture is upside down, the marquises are actually at the top of these earrings.

Item: SE9-634

Price: $32.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Clear Rhinestone Earrings with Marquises and Rounds - Lovely earrings with sparkling marquises and dentelles, accented with clear pave stones. Signed on clip findings. Nice rhodium plating, all stones except the pave work are prong set. 1 1/2" x 3/4". Top photo is upside down, the marquises should be on top. Excellent condition with only slight darkening around the edge of the largest dentelles. I have replaced a few missing pave stones.

Item: SE9-635

Price: $37.50 US

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Description: Rare Eisenberg Original Pair of Fur Clips - While Eisenberg made many spectacular dress and fur clips, they rarely made pairs of clips or did duettes. I am not certain whether these are duettes without a frame, or simply a set of matching fur clips. Substantial in feel, these use double riveted construction and are quite three dimensional. The cornered pears have yellowed slightly but are not clouded or spotted except for very slightly cloudiness at the top of one stone. The pave work has darkened, but I would expect that on legitimate 70 year old plus pieces. 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x about 5/8" deep, plating is in excellent condition and clips work well.

Item: SF1-613

Price: $225.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Red and Clear Rhinestone 1950's Necklace and Earring Set - Colored Eisenberg is at the top of the list for many collectors, and here we have a set in a highly desirable color. Whether you like red for Christmas, Valentine's Day or simply because you love red, this is a wonderful set. Necklace uses a graduated line of intense Siam red Swarovski dentelle stones from which dangle 6 pear shaped stones at the center, which is also decorated with a pave set cast piece in the shape of a stylized "W". Typical "keyhole" clasp signed Eisenberg. Matching earrings use the same marquises and rounds with the pave "W"; Eisenberg signature is on the inside of the earring findings. Necklace measures 15"+ and is adjustable. Earrings are clip, 1 1/8" x 1 1/8". Earrings are pristine; necklace has a solder repair (see picture) that should not affect the wearability in any way but price reflects.

Item: SS6-604

Price: $145.00/set US

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Description: Eisenberg Huge Brooch and Earring Set - As an Eisenberg collector and dealer I have seen a lot of Eisenberg in the past twenty years. This is the most impressive clear rhinestone piece outside of the Eisenberg Originals that I have ever seen. 3 1/4" x 2 3/8", and done in layers for dimensionality, this uses at least 4 sizes of denetelle (fancy cut round) Swarovski crystal stones, along with prong set marquises, all surrounded by pave set leaves, ribbons and swirls. Matching clip earrings carry on the use of dentelles, marquises and pave set swirls. Earrings are 7/8" x 5/8". All pieces marked "Eisenberg" (1950's mark) and brooch has a small number, that looks like it might only be partially struck (xxx01). This may either be a style number or a stone setter number. Eisenberg did not usually mark pieces with numbers past the script E time period. Rhodium plating, all pieces in excellent condition with only a little darkening at the points of a few marquises on the brooch. Clasp is missing "spinner" but holds fine.

Item: SS6-585

Price: $225.00/set US

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Description: EXTREMELY RARE Eisenberg "Monarch" Brooch - You have, if you are an Eisenberg collector, seen (at least pictures of) the cleaning woman pin, the mermaid, and other sought after figural brooches. I have NEVER seen this, in any book, or any collection, in 20 years of searching. From my personal collection, this is in excellent condition with no damage to the enamel, all original stones, and only very slight spotting to brass on ball of "club". I have gone through several websites looking for this design in regard to royal crests, etc., and have not found anything specific to this particular design, though in general the lion seems to be universally used as a symbol of monarchy. Interesting split tail. Signature is the block matrix type used on Eisenberg Original pieces, but the word "Original" is not there. 4" x 1 1/2". For the comprehensive Eisenberg collection.

Item: SP2-564

Price: $695.00 US

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Description: Rare Eisenberg Gilt/Pink and Clear Rhinestone Bracelet - Book piece - shown in the Brunialtis' first book, matching pieces are also wonderful. This is in excellent if not mint condition, from my personal collection. Large pink oval stones are prong set into links that are set with lines of clear pave, heavy goldtone plating, foldover clasp, safety chain. Signed with script E signature (mid 1940's mark). Absolutely wonderful.

Item: SB1-560

Price: $295.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Clear Rhinestone Twin Pins - A somewhat unusual genre for Eisenberg, these are marked with both Eisenberg on a rectangular plaque; one is also marked with a 4 digit number that looks like 2704. Pears and emerald cuts surround a pave set central portion in a bow motif. Each, 1 3/4" x 7/8", and very sparkly. Some of the stones are replacements.

Item: SP8-553

Price: $64.50 US/pair

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Description: Eisenberg Ice Fuchsia, Purple and Clear Rhinestone Earrings - Those of you who collect the colored Eisenberg rhinestone pieces of the 1950's and 1960's know that these pieces are getting to be more and more scarce. These earrings are from one of the most beautiful color combinations that Eisenberg made available during that time period. I feel fortunate to have found 2 pairs during my years of collecting and selling, and the other pair I'm keeping for me! Approximately 1 1/2" x 3/4", rhodium plated setting, clip findings, excellent original condition.

Item: SE2-267

Price: $110.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Clear Emerald-Cut Rhinestone Choker Necklace - Done in 8mm x 7mm rectangular cuts, this again features the 1950's Eisenberg "keyhole" adjustable clasp, and will fit up to a 15 1/2" neck. Rhodium plating. Very slight yellow of stones near the clasp as is typical of these pieces, otherwise excellent condition.

Item: SN2-295

Price: $89.50 US

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Description: Eisenberg Original Clear and Golden Topaz Rhinestone Fur Clip - Set in goldtone, this 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" fur clip is signed Eisenberg Original and the number 20. Clear stones have aged but still have a lot of sparkle and appear to be original. Colored stones, all ovals except for the second row from top which are rounds, are all prong set and in very good vintage condition, with small amounts of darkening around the edges of the ovals and a little speckling at the back of one. On back the fur clip points have scraped the metal which seems to be normal wear on almost all fur clips.

Item: SF2-158

Price: $295.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Original Stylized Bow Brooch - EO designs ran from somewhat conventional to totally unusual, and this would have to be in the unusual part of the range. Whether this appears to be a butterfly, or a bow, with a stylized floral accent, is of course entirely up to your own taste, nonetheless it is quite beautiful. Potmetal setting has darkened a little with time. Clear rhinestones in oval, pear, marquise, emerald and round cuts, with large stones for the most part being heavy prong set and everything filled in with paste-set, relatively large pave work. I had some of the larger stones replaced, otherwise original except for a long ago done conversion from a fur clip to a brooch; findings are substantial and not the type readily available. You may wish to have it made back into a fur clip. (Contemporaneous conversions to brooches was not that uncommon, as the weight of these pieces made wearing as a fur clip almost impossible unless you were wearing a heavy blazer or coat.) Dimensions are 3" x 2 1/4", very substantial feeling. Very sparkly and will be the center of attention!!

Item: SP2-394

Price: $195.00 US

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Description: The BEST Eisenberg Clear Dentelle Rhinestone Earrings - The multi-faceting of these premium dentelle rhinestones refract so much light that photographing them is extremely difficult. Each earring features 6 dentelles and and a curved paved swirl. Clip, rhodium plating, Almost 1 1/2" x 3/4". Signed Eisenberg on back of clip mechanism. This is a nice marriage with the Eisenberg dentelle bracelet below.

Item: SE5-184

Price: $59.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Two Strand Clear Dentelle Bracelet - Though this piece is definitely a 1950's design, the marking is the earlier 1940's mark. Standard 7" length, 5/8" wide, push-in rhinestone clasp with safety chain. Rhodium plated silvertone metal. Each set of four dentelles is topped with the trademark paved swirl and jointed so that it conforms beautifully to the wrist. Slight yellowing of some of the stones as is typical of this type of piece.

Item: SB2-145

Price: $175.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg Clear Rhinestone Brooch and Earring Set - This lovely set has round, marquise and pear shaped clear rhinestones as well as pave set swirls. All in excellent condition. The marquises have yellowed slightly, very common for vintage Eisenberg that hasn't been restoned. Not quite 2" x 1 7/8" on brooch; clip earrings are about 1 1/4" x 1". Top quality rhodium plating, all stones except pave are prong set. Excellent condition. These pieces, at one time not uncommon to find, are fast disappearing into private collections.

Item: SS6-436

Price: $150.00/set US

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Description: Eisenberg Snowflake? Brooch in Dark and Light Blue with Clear Accents - Whether this looks like a star, a pentagon, a floral or a snowflake to you, it is a very nice piece! Marked with the script E (late 1940's-early 1950's), heavy rhodium plate, riveted two tiered construction, every stone either pronged or bead hand set (unusual for Eisenberg) except for the center stone, which seems to be paste. The clears have darkened or yellowed but there are so few of them that they don't distract from the overall look and are all original. Light blue diamond shapes have darkened slightly at the tips. Very good original condition and so pretty.

Item: SP6-314

Price: $120.00 US

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Description: Eisenberg/Eisenberg Ice Clear Rhinestone Brooch & Earrings - Here is an interesting transitional set where the brooch is marked Eisenberg and the number 5355, matching earrings are marked Eisenberg Ice. I am guessing this would date this set to the 1960's, when pieces were starting to be marked "Ice" but some of the pieces were still Eisenberg in block letters (and design number was usually used on even earlier pieces.) One of the fun mysteries of costume jewelry. Small, medium and large dentelles (fancy cuts) are entwined with two sizes of navettes, with the smaller navettes surrounded by a cast pave set border, with a "cut out" between the navette and the border. Stones are in very good shape, with a little yellowing of the pave on the brooch and slight edge darkening on some of the earring large navettes. Heavy rhodium plate, earrings are 1 1/4" x 1" and brooch is about 1 3/4" in diameter. Extremely sparkly, knock your socks off bling.

Item: SS2-503

Price: $145.00/set US

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Description: Eisenberg Butterfly? Brooch in Clear Rhinestone - Marked with the script E (late 1940's-early 1950's), heavy rhodium plate, screwed together two tiered construction, all in clear rhinestones The clears have darkened or yellowed slightly but are all original. The only condition issue is that one of the squared pears has a chip at the point (see picture upper left) but we were unable to find anyone who carries this highly unusual stone to do a replacement. About 1 1/2" x 1 1/4".

Item: SP6-393

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Magnificient Eisenberg Block E Necklace - This substantial feeling piece uses all clear keystone and baguette rhinestones with the baguettes providing the chain and the keystone adding the fringe. Slide-in clasp with safety chain (highly unusual to have a safety chain on a necklace!), 15" x 5/8". Rhodium plating is in excellent condition as are the stones, with only a few of the baguettes showing mild signs of aging. The block E mark is rare and presumably dates to the mid 1940's, though my gut instinct says that this is post WWII and more likely late 1940's-early 1950's. I have seen a matching bracelet for this.

Item: SN1-531

Price: $139.50 US

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