Weiss

Albert Weiss, a former employee of Coro, opened his own business in the 1940's. "Jewels by Albert Weiss" was used on jewelry carding and in advertising. Mr. Weiss did not manufacture his own designs but instead bought designs from various "jobbers", including Hollycraft, which accounts for the wide variety of styles that jewelry with the Weiss signature encompasses. Some pieces emulate the Eisenberg style, using the paved swirls and even the keyhole clasp that Eisenberg used. The best pieces of Weiss include his well-known "Black Diamond" line and pieces that use combinations of vibrant, deep colors, the hinged thermoplastic clampers, as well as the arum rhinestone and clear rhinestone "Ice" pieces.

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Description: Weiss Purple Octagonal Rhinestone Adjustable Choker Necklace - Weiss did this design in a number of different colors - this purple version, in goldtone, has to be my favorite. Adjustable keyhole clasp, to a maximum of 14 3/4", 3/8" wide. Excellent condition.

Item: SN13-1285

Price: $95.00 US

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Description: Weiss Glass Pearl and Jadeite Bead "Space Age" Brooch - Space age designs influenced furniture, architecture, automobiles and wearing apparel in the late 1950's and into the 1960's; this type of eye-catching piece was perfect for the shoulder of the sheath dresses coming into popularity. This is a soft green, sometimes called "spring" green. In the center is a glass moonstone cab, surrounded by a row of creamy glass pearls which is surrounded by another row of the green beads. Wire "spokes" in goldtone shoot out from the center and go clear around to the back, giving this almost an abstract floral appearance. Brooch is about 2 1/2" in diameter. One of the spokes may be missing, whether this is by accident or by design I'm not sure. Great piece.

Item: SP13-1265

Price: $42.50 US

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Description: Weiss Green and Blue Rhinestone Necklace and Earrings Set - Featuring Goldtone embossed leaves and floral overlays, this has emerald green and montana blue navette rhinestones, olive and emerald aurora borealis rounds and a specialty oval cabochon with a faceted back that mixes greens and blues. Emerald green rhinestone chain, necklace is adjustable to 16 1/2", about 1" at widest point. Clip earrings are 1 1/4" x 1" at widest points. Excellent condition with the exception that a few of the specialty cabs show aging/darkening at ends of the cabs, which can only be seen with very close scrutiny.

Item: SS6-1248

Price: $89.50 US

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Description: Weiss Light Sapphire Blue and Clear Floral Brooch - Small rhinestone set center is surrounded by prong set light blue marquises, all over a lower layer of two sizes of light blue marquises and paved stems. Silvertone setting, 2 1/4" x 1 1/2", excellent condition and beautiful design. The blue stones are quite intense for light blue.

Item: SP6-1249

Price: $79.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Pin Pendant/Earrings Set in Bermuda Blue Cupcake Rivolis - Depending on which way the light hits these, I see Capri (peacock) blue, teal and peridot colors in the rivolis, and the small accent rhinestones are in both teal and Capri. Please notice how the rivolis graduate in size from bottom to top on all pieces. Darkened silvertone setting, brooch is 2 3/4" x 2, earrings are clip, 1 3/8" x 7/8". Brooch is marked Weiss in oval cartouche at center back, earrings are unmarked but an obvious match. These pieces use the little floral "knobs" that Weiss seemed to use to attach most rivoli stones. The brooch is to be worn in the direction shown, but would be worn upside down if used as a pendant. ( It would be fun to fashion a special bead necklace of Capri and teal Swarovski crystal beads to use when you want to use this as a pendant, but this could also be worn on an oxidized silver heavy chain or perhaps even on a pearl necklace.) Excellent condition, it appears that one end of the pin clasp might have been resoldered at some point, but it seems very sturdy. Incredible color and sparkle.

Item: SS5-1227

Price: $95.00/set US

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Description: Weiss Clear Rhinestone Fur Clip - On the smaller side ( about 1 1/2" x1"), this is the perfect accent piece when you just want a little something - at your waist, on a fabric purse, on a hat. Very sparkly, all stones prong set in rhodium plated silvertone, this uses dentelles, pears and octagons, with the center layer slightly higher than the outer. Excellent condition.

Item: SF10-1214

Price: $32.50 US

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Description: Weiss Arum Rhinestone Brooch and Earrings Set - I'm not sure if this is a stylized flower, a pinwheel, a starfish or something else, but it is a very pretty and wearable design, done in goldtone with arum (gold metallic coated) rhinestones. Slightly over 2 1/2" in diameter, the center is domed and the leaves turn under enough to give this a 3 dimensional effect. Matching domed earrings are clip, about 1" in diameter. Both pieces are edged with a line of tiny "balls". Excellent condition, brooch and one earring are marked.

Item: SS10-1213

Price: $62.50/set US

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Description: Weiss Multi Pastel Rhinestone Earrings - I would love to see the matching pieces for these! Really pretty earrings in pink, lime green, jonquil yellow, lavender and light sapphire blue, surrounding a teal colored rhinestone chain line. Goldtone, all prong set, 1 1/4" x 3/4", excellent condition. Signed Weiss on the clipback.

Item: SE5-1116

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Weiss Teardrop and Round Clear Rhinestone Earrings - All stones prong set, with the exception of the smallest clear rounds. Silvertone setting, 1 1/4" x 3/4". Excellent vintage condition with just a bit of darkening at the tips of some of the pear stones.

Item: SE5-1190

Price: $25.00 US

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Description: Weiss Marquise, Square and Baguette Clear Rhinestone Earrings - Lots of sparkle in these! All stones prong set, silvertone setting. 1 3/8" x 7/8" at widest points. Clipbacks. Excellent condition.

Item: SE5-1191

Price: $25.00 US

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Description: Weiss "Daisy" Earrings in Jonquil and Madiera Topaz - All stones prong set. Jonquil marquises are unfoiled. Goldtone setting, clip backs. About 1" in diameter. Excellent condition.

Item: SE5-1192

Price: $17.50 US

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Description: Weiss Clear Dentelle and Baguette Rhinestone Necklace - It has recently come to light that the Eisenberg and Weiss necklaces that use the "keyhole" adjustable clasp were manufactured by the same subcontractor, so if you think it is difficult to tell by looking which company's name will be on the clasp, well, that's why. This beautiful Weiss piece uses two rows of large (9mm) dentelles, with alternating pairs separated by a set of two baguettes. Slightly smaller stones are used to taper off the center motif and on the standard back chains. Adjustable to a maximum of about 17 1/2", this sparkler is in excellent condition with only the tiniest bit of yellowing to the baguettes. Rhodium plated. Blinding!

Item: SN12-1095

Price: $99.50 US

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Description: Weiss Clear Rhinestone Double Row Bracelet - Two rows of 6 mm clear rhinestones are accented by pave set swirls and a better than average rhinestone set clasp. 7" x almost 1/2", safety chain. Very good condition with some mild yellowing to the small stones on the swirls and the clasp (all small stones appear to be original, which is fairly unusual); large stones are still very clear and sparkly with just one or two a little yellowed. Silvertone setting.

Item: SB9-1037

Price: $65.00 US

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Description: Weiss Arum Rhinestone Bow Brooch and Earrings Set - Arum rhinestones are gold metallic rhinestones; Weiss was one of the few companies that made much use of this stone. The bow is 2 1/8" x 1 3/4" and slightly domed for a more realistic look; oblong earrings are 1" x 7/8" at widest points. Clip mechanism; all is set in goldtone. Very wearable and nice for clothing wear a "match" colorwise doesn't work very well.

Item: SS6-1036

Price: $54.50/set US

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Description: Weiss Blue and Clear Rhinestone Brooch and Earrings Set - Wowee! The brilliant quality stones that made Weiss famous were used in these pieces. Huge 11mm blue rhinestones (I would consider this blue to be a cross between light sapphire and aqua) accented with 8mm stones on the top layer on the brooch and 4mm stones on the earrings, all topped with pave set swirls. Heavy rhodium plate. Brooch is 1 3/4" in diameter, and done in two layers. Earrings are clip, 3/4" in diameter. Excellent quality and condition, wonderful set. All pieces signed Weiss.

Item: SS5-1018

Price: $195.00/set US

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Description: Weiss Multi Shape Clear Rhinestone Earrings - All prong set, this uses marquise, pear, pendaloque, and round chatons and dentelles. Silvertone setting, clip mechanisms are signed Weiss. 1 1/4" x 3/4". Very sparkly, with only one pendaloque showing slight yellowing. Up the ear styling. Beautiful!

Item: SE10-873

Price: $33.50 US

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Description: Weiss Black Diamond and Clear Rhinestone Earrings - A classic color and design for Weiss, this has large 11mm (almost 1/2") rounds, prong set, with clear pave swirls. Silvertone setting, marked Weiss on the clip mechanisms. About 7/8" x 7/16", slightly curved. Excellent condition and much more lovely in person than my picture can convey.

Item: SE10-874

Price: $27.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Black Diamond and Clear Pave Wreath Brooch - Justly famous for their black diamond rhinestone pieces, this uses an outer row of oval and round stones and an inner row of two sizes of round stones in black diamond, all prong set. This is all topset with paved leaves. 2" in diameter, quality silvertone (rhodium?) plating, beautiful and classy. Excellent condition. I have shown this in two different lighting situations; the black diamonds are the dark, top quality stones that compliment the clear rhinestone pave very nicely.

Item: SP5-812

Price: $49.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Brooch and Earring Set Japanned with Black Rhinestones - This lovely 3 dimensional brooch is particularly effective against very light or white backgrounds. Matching earrings are clip. Blackened glossy (japanned) finish set with jet black rhinestones. Brooch is 2 1/2" in diameter and earrings are 1" x 1". Beautiful original condition.

Item: SS3-789

Price: $38.00/set US

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Description: Weiss Deep Sapphire and Clear Necklace and Earring Set - Gorgeous set. Festoon necklace uses round and marquise stones with clear rhinestone set "wings". Earrings use the same components, with clear rhinestone set swirl. Adjustable hook necklace up to 15" with center about 1" wide, earrings are 7/8" x 1/2". Silvertone setting. Very good condition with 2 of the marquises seeming slightly lighter (due to aging) than the rest depending on the light source.

Item: SS5-765

Price: $145.00/set US

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Description: Weiss Black Diamond Rhinestone Earrings - From a well-known Weiss design grouping, each earring has 3 emerald-cut black diamond rhinestones and a single round black diamond rhinestone. Clip mechanism, all stones prong set, original, excellent condition with one stone showing mild spotting. Silvertone (probably rhodium) setting, 1" x 3/4".

Item: SE5-687

Price: $25.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Colorado Topaz Rhinestone Bracelet - This is a well-known Weiss "design" using octagonal or emerald cut stones. Beautiful quality rhinestones, set in darkened silvertone, very good shape except for plating on underside-apparently this was a favorite bracelet of the previous owner, as the plating that would have been in contact with the skin is well worn. Stones are in excellent condition and all that "shows" when worn looks great. Rhinestone set push-in v-clasp, 6 3/4" x 1/4". Price reflects plating wear on back.

Item: SB5-615

Price: $42.50 US

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Description: Weiss Dark Blue Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Earrings - All multi-prong set in two sizes of blue AB rhinestones, these clip earrings are in excellent condition. Silvertone setting, 1" in diameter.

Item: SE12-645

Price: $24.50 US

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Description: Weiss Black Diamond and Clear Rhinestone Pave Necklace - This uses the "keyhole" clasp that as far as I know only Eisenberg and Weiss used. This is a higher end black diamond piece (Weiss made their famous Black Diamond line in a variety of price ranges) with top notch stones in excellent condition. Adjustable to about 16 1/2"; about 1/2" wide at center, using 6 and 8mm black diamond rhinestones for all but the hangchain. Silvertone. Classic late 1950's piece, works very nicely with the Weiss black diamond earrings SE7-429 farther down the page.

Item: SN7-480

Price: $79.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Tan Givre and Hyacinth Aurora Borealis Rhinestones - These must go with a truly lovely necklace, brooch and earrings. Floral motif is composed of tan givre navettes around a large center orange AB; navettes are separated by a single smaller orange AB. Goldtone setting , stones are all prong set, and everything is in excellent condition.

Item: SE7-468

Price: $19.50 US

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Description: Weiss Dark Blue Aurora Borealis Clip Earrings - All paste set in two different sizes of blue aurora borealis rhinestones. Antiqued silvertone metal, 1" x 5/8". Not certain that these are not fake Weiss, so priced accordingly. Still a very pretty pair of earrings.

Item: SERLS-690

Price: $17.50 US

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Description: Spectacular Weiss Clear Rhinestone Pinwheel Brooch - One of the best clear rhinestone brooches I have ever had, equal to any of the 1950's Eisenberg. This features seven 13mm dentelle (fancy) cut rhinestones, six 7.75mm dentelle rhinestones, six rectangular cuts and a whole lot of graduated pave set stones. Blindingly beautiful, this baby was very difficult to photograph because of its refraction. Center stone has a small hazy spot only noticeable with close scrutiny, otherwise superior condition. This piece deserves your best velvets and any occasion where you want to knock their socks off.

Item: SP9-293

Price: $135.00 US

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Description: Weiss Candle Christmas Trees Set - The famous ultimate set for Christmas tree collectors, these use frosted baguettes for candles. Shown in Gallina, Morrison, and Trowbridge, they are known as 6 candle, 5 candle and 3 candle for the three sizes. All in excellent condition, with the smallest showing a little aging of the clear stones. 6 candle tree has a gunmetal type setting, while the other two are in the traditional brassy goldtone. All of the price guides seem to agree that the value of these, individually, is very high, so I think you will find our price for the trio quite reasonable.

Item: SPRLS12-115

Price: $495.00/all three pieces US

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