Circle brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1940-1960

GUSN

GUSN-101985

Description

Circle brooch with twelve bezel-set circular-cur beryls set in sterling silver.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
sterling silver
beryl
silver (metal)
Brooch

Label

It was not until the twentieth century that women could pursue significant opportunities in the traditionally restricted fields of jewelry design and production. In Massachusetts Italian-born sisters Delfina Parenti and Zoe Parenti Borghi led the way, operating jewelry galleries in Boston, Osterville, and Gloucester where they designed and sold their wares. A 1941 Vogue article featured the “Misses Parenti,” emphasizing their love of aquamarines, moonstones, and silver work in both antique and contemporary styles. The Parenti sisters maintained their Boston gallery until 1973.

Inscription

"STERLING / PARENTI" (Stamped)

Additional Identification Number

1436

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Maker

Parenti (Jeweler)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/8 (D), 1 3/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Wriston

Accession Number

2004.14.3

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)