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 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 Maltese Cross Brooch in Olive Green and Chalk White Stones - This piece uses oval cabochons with a lime colored painted coating; if you look closely, a little of that paint has chipped off, but it almost looks intentional, giving it kind of a speckled look. Surrounded by chalk white balls and bordered with olive green rhinestones, this goldtone piece is in otherwise excellent condition. 2 1/4" in both directions, the arms are very slightly curved for a nice dimensional effect. A great spring-summer piece.

Item: SP12-1097

Price: $35.00 US

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Description: Weiss Clear Rhinestone Brooch with Small Floral Overlay - While this is a typical shape and style for Weiss, the use of five small floral "heads" over the top is much less common. All of the marquises, rounds, and single baguettes are prong set except for these floral heads, where the small clears are paste set. Nice rhodium plating, excellent condition. 2 1/4" x 1 3/4". Not too large, not too small....just right!

Item: SP2-1057

Price: $49.50 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 Blue and Clear Rhinestone Necklace - This was sold to me as part of a set with SS5-1018; however, because this necklace uses marquises as well as rounds and the clear pave "swirls" are a different shape, I am not certain, so I am splitting them up and will leave it up to you to decide. Center front features 8mm rounds topped with pave set v'd swirls and more round swirls, and 5 marquises are centered off the main "chain". 6mm rounds go up the sides and end in the Weiss keyhole clasp with 4mm rhinestones on the adjustable tail. All stones except for the clears on the swirls are a blue-aqua combination whose name eludes me. Necklace adjust up to about 17". Excellent condition with just a tiny bit of yellowing on the pave and a little aging on the tail rhinestones.

Item: SN5-1019

Price: $145.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Blue and Clear Rhinestone Earrings - These actually coordinate nicely with SSN-1019 and use the same shapes - marquise, rounds and clear pave swirls - that the necklace does. Silvertone setting, clip, this 1" x 1/2" style is lovely and very wearable. Slight aging to a few of the marquises, otherwise excellent original condition.

Item: SE5-1020

Price: $29.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Black Diamond Rhinestone Earrings - From the line of which Weiss was known for and of which they were justly proud, these beauties feature a multi-prong set center round surrounded with octagonals alternating with smaller multi-prong rounds. Silvertone setting, clip mechanism. Almost 1 1/4" in diameter, top quality and excellent condition.

Item: SE4-982

Price: $49.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Aqua Rhinestone Wreath Earrings - Actually my color perception on these changes with the lighting, sometimes they almost appear light blue rather than aqua; I have taken two shots, one with flash and one without, so you can see the variation . Larger rounds got in a circle, separated by little sections of tiny rounds in single rows, like rhinestone chain but it doesn't appear to be. All stones are prong set, silvertone setting. Clip mechanisms, 1" in diameter. Marked Weiss on the clipbacks. Very good condition with minimal aging to a few of the stones.

Item: SE10-870

Price: $37.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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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 Multi Pastel Rhinestone Earrings - These lovely earrings combine pink, lavender, and lime green marquises with jonquil yellow and peridot? aurora borealis rounds. All stones are prong set, goldtone setting, 1 3/4" x 3/4". Clip mechanisms are marked Weiss. Excellent condition. This is one of the "looks" that Weiss was known for.

Item: SE10-871

Price: $47.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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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

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Description: Weiss Arum Rhinestone Bow Brooch - Not many companies used metallic rhinestones, but Weiss did, and is justly known for the gold metallic stones called "arum" which they used. Goldtone setting, the bow is set with all the same size rounds. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Excellent condition. Hollycraft was one of the manufacturers who subcontracted for Weiss, and this looks like it was probably made by them.

Item: SP10-875

Price: $49.50 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 Fall Colors Rhinestone Earrings - Top of the line earrings in smokey topaz, light Colorado Topaz and brown topaz aurora borealis rhinestones. larger stones are multi-prong set, smaller stones are soldered rhinestone chain. Goldtone setting, clip findings. 1 1/4" x slightly over 1/2" wide. Largest stones are approximately 11mm, Swarovski quality, excellent condition. I would love to see the matching pieces!

Item: SE3-790

Price: $36.00 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 Blush Pink and Pink AB Rhinestone Earrings - Wonderful layered earrings using pale pink and pink aurora borealis rhinestone. Top center is a multi-pronged pink AB, surrounded by two layers of tiny prong set pink rounds. Under this layer is a three-stone spike done with pink ab, and bottom layer is a mixture of round, marquise and pears. Silvertone plating, 1 1/4" x 1 1/8" x 1/2" deep. Clip. Excellent condition.

Item: SE5-768

Price: $36.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Beautiful Light Amethyst and Clear Rhinestone Brooch - Lovely design typical of the best of Weiss. Pave set swirls accent top quality Swarovski stones in a beautiful shade of lavender; colored stones are round and pear shapes, all prong set except for one single small lavender round toward the bottom. Rhodium plating, excellent original condition.

Item: SP5-723

Price: $99.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Pink Bead and Rhinestone Brooch - A lovely combination of rose pink and pink aurora borealis round and marquise stones swirling around two pink art glass beads that have a swirled effect of lighter and darker pink. All stones prong set. 1 3/4" in either direction and about 3/4" deep. Goldtone setting. Very good condition with just a touch of cloudiness in a couple of the marquises.

Item: SP5-766

Price: $69.50 US

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Description: Weiss Red Rhinestone and Enamel Bouquet Brooch and Earring set - Large 3" x 1 3/4" brooch uses pear shaped stones surrounded by soldered rhinestone chain to form 3-dimensional stylized floral heads, with spikes of round, navette and pear shaped stones behind and enameled leaves at the bottom. Clip earrings are 1 1/8" in both directions. Goldtone setting, all stones prongset. One leaf on the brooch has a ding in the enamel (see brooch closeup). Otherwise excellent condition. All pieces signed.

Item: SS5-767

Price: $99.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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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

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Description: Weiss Thermoplastic Clamper Bracelet with Rhinestones - A cream colored hinged bangle with oval and small round clear rhinestones, this is in very good vintage condition except for a darker cream streak in the front. I have photographed this with flash and done a closeup so you can see this clearly, however in person it is much less noticeable. Hinge has good snap and is signed Weiss. 3/4" wide, 1/4" deep. 1 7/8" x 2". Fits a small to average wrist nicely.

Item: SB5-664

Price: $79.50 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 Deep Blue Square Octagon Clip Earrings - Simple but well made, these earrings each feature one large step cut stone with clawfoot style pronging. Silvertone setting, about 1/2" x 3/8". A few flea bites along edge of table on left hand earring which are unseen under normal viewing (picture is about 10x actual size). Excellent condition.

Item: SERLS-689

Price: $15.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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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 Blue Rhinestone and Enamel Bracelet - This link style bracelet has a double row of light blue rhinestone chain flanked by enameled metal pieces that are separated by light blue rhinestone set barbells. Silvertone setting, 6 7/8" x 1/2" , very good condition with one or two small rhinestones having darkened somewhat and a replacement stone that is undetectable. Typical early 1960's look.

Item: SBRLS-601

Price: $27.50 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: Weiss Green and Blue Glass Stone Earrings - These earrings feature frosted lime green cabochon navettes, lime green aurora borealis ovals, light sapphire and light sapphire aurora borealis rounds and a faceted faux opal navette stone that looks almost aqua in the picture but is more pale blue in person. All stones are prong set. Opaline stones are darkening a little on the points, otherwise excellent condition. Clip backs, 1 1/4" x 1".

Item: SE7-430

Price: $16.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Black Diamond and Pave Swirl Earrings - Excellent quality and condition; all original as far as I can tell. Grey stones are all prong set, clears are paste set. About 1" x 3/4". The black diamond rhinestone pieces were one of Weiss's greatest successes and there were many designs and levels of quality. Grey clothing colors remain a popular wardrobe mainstay along with black and brown, and almost any woman regardless of her taste would be able to use this elegant pair of earrings.

Item: SE7-429

Price: $25.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Chalk White and Clear Earrings - Circa 1960's summer jewelry. Lovely design featuring round and pear-shaped stones. Silvertone, clip, 1" x 7/8". I have replaced some yellowed paves. Excellent condition.

Item: SE7-315

Price: $19.50 US

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Description: Weiss Black Diamond Earrings - The Weiss company truly excelled in their production of black diamond rhinestone pieces in the 1950-60's. These are top notch; hopefully they will match pieces you have or perhaps you will want to start a new collection. Superior quality stones in two sizes of navette (marquise) shape and one large round make up the design of each piece; all prong set. 1 1/4" x 1", rhodium plated silvertone metal. Excellent original condition.

Item: SE12-287

Price: $18.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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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 Black Thermoplastic and Clear Rhinestone Clip Earrings - These would be a match to the Weiss clamper bracelets that are so sought after (and the earrings are actually probably harder to find.) Paste set with oval and round stones. Clip backs are marked Weiss, slightly over 1" in diameter and slightly domed. Excellent condition.

Item: SE12-420

Price: $49.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Clear Rhinestone Earrings with Long Pave Swirl - A lovely combination of navette and round rhinestones with an extra long pave'ed swirl going done the center. All larger stones are prong set, silvertone, rhodium plate. clip mechanisms. Stones are very sparkly, 1 1/4" x 3/4". Excellent condition. Comparable to Eisenberg of the same time period.

Item: SE7-509

Price: $28.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Clear Rhinestone Earrings - These earrings use double pave swirls, ala Eisenberg, with navettes and rounds. Large stones are all prong set. Silvertone, rhodium plate, 1" x 7/8", clip mechanism. Very good condition with some aging seen in the smaller bottom round on each side.

Item: SE7-508

Price: $18.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Weiss Red, Green and Clear Christmas Tree Pin - This piece is shown in Mary Morrison's Christmas Tree book on p. 88, and even though she thinks this design might be a repro, she has it valued in the $85-135 range! I have priced this MUCH less, partly because it has a solder repair at the upper end of the clasp, and a few clears in the vicinity of the repair aren't as sparkly as the others (see closeup photo.) Not noticeable unless you are looking for it. The tree measures about 2 3/4" x 2", set in silvertone.

Item: SP10-805

Price: $45.00 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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