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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
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All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our references, " Jewel Chat " and " Morning Glory Collects ". 
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~ JELLY BELLY Jewelry~
 

   
    "JELLY BELLY" jewelry 
Named for their clear transparent Lucite bellies, "Jelly bellies" can be both beautiful and whimsical. Most were made in the 1940's, although some continued to be fashioned into the early 1960's. Collector's usually agree that in order to qualify as a true "jelly belly", the belly portion must be made of Lucite, not glass, and must be clear and not colored. The most coveted pieces are larger pieces with Lucite set in sterling vermeil (gold washed sterling) and the larger figurals.
 

 

  GAZELLE sterling vermeil Lucite jelly belly gazelle brooch, 4". It is pictured in "Fun Jewelry" page 84 and on page 184 of Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry". Circa 1941.  View   #Y26792

  LUCITE jelly belly hand holding pink enameled flower brooch with aqua enameled forget-me-not decorated wrist, circa 1945, 4". Shown in Brunialti's Tribute to America on page 139, in Carole Tanenbaum's "Fabulous Fakes" on page 92, and in The Best of Bakelite by Battle & Lesser on pages 157-8, and in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry" on page 214.    View   View   View   #Y27220    

   TRIFARI sterling vermeil jelly belly frog pin with green cabochon eyes, marked pat#135172 circa 1943, 2-3/4". Shown in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry" on page 149.     View   #T26076

 

TRIFARI jelly belly hour glass brooch with clear rhinestones and artificial pearls, marked "Trifari, pat pend", 1-3/4" pat 153,500, circa 1949.   View   #T33643  FRED BLOCK jelly belly snowman brooch with ceramic face circa 1945, 3-1/8". It is marked on the back "Fred Block Jewelry". Block was a Chicago ready-to-wear maker. It is thought that his line of jewelry was made, at least in part, by the Sandor Goldberg Company of New York, hence you will see this same piece marked "Sandor" as well. The Sandor piece, along with this information, can be seen in Brunalti's "Tribute to American Costume Jewelry" on page 141-2.   View   View   View   #X35955 TRIFARI jelly belly sterling swan brooch with Lucite belly, clear rhinestones and pink glass cabochon eyes all set in silver tone, 2-1/2". Designed in 1944 by Norman Bel Geddes for Trifari, it can be seen in Brunalti's "American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry 1935-1980, Volume 2" on page 176. As you can see there, this was originally a fur clip (two-pronged), but like the one on the book, this has been professionally converted into a brooch. Because of the conversion, the Trifari and sterling marks are no longer here. It also looks like the one in patent number 129,164 from 1941.  View   View    #Y35951

 

   STARFISH sterling vermeil Lucite jelly belly brooch circa 1940, 3-5/8". This is so beautiful in it's simplicity.   View   View   #Y27835






 

FRED BLOCK Lucite jelly belly flower trembler brooch. This extraordinary piece is one of the most rare jelly belly pieces ever made. A similar Fred A. Block pin is featured in the Brunialti's book "American Costume Jewelry" on page 177. A good friend of mine owned that piece several years ago, but neither of us has ever seen this style with the trembling parts before. This has five open backed blue rhinestones petals each set on it's own spring to impart wonderful movement and each with a calyx of clear rhinestones set in silver tone metal. Bezel set center rhinestones in pink are set with six prongs cups and set on wires. The eight carved Lucite jelly belly leafy petals are held in place with gold tone metal veins. Other than some light wear on the gold tone finish this is in excellent condition, amazing for it's age. It is beautifully crafted, wonderfully dimensional and one of the best jelly belly pieces I have ever seen. It is 3-1/2" by 3-1/2".   View   View   View   View   #X37811  

 

JELLY BELLY brooch of a Lucite leaf with green and red enameled lizard, 3-3/4".   View   View   #Y36101

 

 

 

 

 

 
   JOLLE sterling vermeil fly brooch with a very pale green Lucite jelly belly, topaz colored rhinestones, similar to a jelly belly brooch, circa 1940, 3" by 2-3/4". View #X37012 JOLLE jelly belly bird brooch with heart shaped wings and holding an arrow, all set in sterling with deep rosy pink rhinestones, marked "Jolle sterling" on the back, circa 1945, 2-1/8". I love jellies and this is one I hadn't seen before.   View   #X36463  JOLLE jelly belly insect pin as is, marked on the back "Jolle sterling", carved Lucite belly and tint colored rhinestones, 2-1/2" by 2".   View   #X37747  

 

     FISH silver and jelly belly 3-3/4" dolphin brooch, circa 1941.  Shown in Brunialti's "Tribute to America" on page 133.   View   #Y26031

     JELLY BELLY double flower brooch with clear rhinestone accents, green enameled touches, 4-1/2", circa 1942. Shown in Brunialti's "Tribute to America" on page 139.   View   View   #Y26065

    FISH jelly belly fish pin with clear rhinestone accents, 1-7/8".   View   #Y24199

 

   TRIFARI stylized Lucite bird's head "jelly belly" brooch with red cabochons.  View  #T22506   JELLY BELLY Lucite molded horse head jelly belly, 2-1/2".   View   #Y24788   SILVER hatching duck in egg jelly belly brooch with Lucite body set in silver tone with a red rhinestone eye, 1-7/8". This is a real charmer!    View   #Y36461

 

 

 

STERLING vermeil owl jelly belly brooch with Lucite belly, red and clear rhinestones, 2-1/2".   View   #Y35041

TRIFARI sterling vermeil chick and egg jelly belly brooch with clear and red rhinestones, marked "Trifari, Des. Pat. No.135176, sterling", 2".   View   #T63383

JELLY  BELLY flower brooch set in gold plated sterling, circa 1940, 3". This can be seen in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry, N-Z" on page 214.   View    #Y36259

 

      CORO fox jelly belly shown in ad at right. Shown in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry" on page 173.  Patented 141,468 dated 1945.

CORO 1945 ad showing "jellly bellies".

   TRIFARI 2-1/4" sailboat brooch, a realistic boat with Lucite sail set in sterling/gold vermeil. Signed "Trifari Sterling".   
 

 

   NORMA sterling vermeil jelly belly rabbit pin, 2-1/4", circa 1945.   View   #Y23081

   JELLY sterling vermeil jelly belly doxy 2".    View   #Y23555

   NORMA sterling vermeil jelly belly duck pin, 2", circa 1945.  View   #Y23052

 

 TRIFARI "Chanticleer" rooster jelly belly brooch, an Alfred Philippe design circa 1944. Shown in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry" on page 157.    View  #T13924

   TRIFARI "Moonshell" sea shell jelly belly set in original box, 1944.  View  View 1949 Ad  #T20815  

   TRIFARI heron brooch with "jelly belly", 1943. Shown in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry" on page 150.   View   View  #T20912

 

    TRIFARI sterling vermeil, Lucite and rhinestone "curl" 1-1/3" fur clip circa 1949. Shown in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry" on page 164.    View   #T10862

    TRIFARI 1960's jelly belly rooster in brushed gold tone setting. View   #T13924

  TRIFARI "jelly belly" bird brooch in brushed gold tone with rhinestones.  View    #T6116   

 

     DAUSCHUND sterling vermeil jelly belly doxy brooch, 2-1/2".   View   #T27836

TRIFARI sterling vermeil Lucite jelly belly gazelle brooch, 4". It is pictured in "Fun Jewelry" page 84 and on page 184 of Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry". Circa 1941.  View   #T36309

    JELLY BELLY sterling vermeil jelly belly fly pin, circa 1944, 2". Shown in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry" on page 153.   View   #Y24918

 

 

KARLKRAFT sterling silver jelly belly bird brooch with tiny green and clear rhinestones set in gold washed sterling, 2-1/8". The mark is double struck so I may be reading it wrong, as I am not familiar with this maker, but the piece is lovely.   View   View   #X65044

JELLY belly rooster brooch set in silver tone, 2-3/4". The Lucite belly and head are carved and shaped, the belly being 1/2" deep at the deepest so that it reflects beautifully.    View   #Y65454

TRIFARI sterling vermeil jelly belly poodle pin, marked "pat 131371", circa 1943, 2-1/3". Shown in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry" on page 148.    View    #T25109

 

BIRD jelly belly brooch with reverse carved slashes, set in gold tone, 2-5/8".    View   #Y62692 CORO jelly belly enameled fish brooch, 2".   View   #C28007 TRIFARI jelly belly earrings, 7/8".  View   #T12759

 

 
TRIFARI jelly belly spider fur clip in gold plated sterling with Lucite body and clear rhinestones and baguettes, circa 1943, 2". Marked on the back "Trifari" with the crown, "sterling" and "pat. pend". This can be seen in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry, N-Z" page 184, where they say it originally sold for $18.50, expensive for that time. Inside the Lucite body are tiny lines, original to the piece and visible only under close examination.   View   View    #T62695  BIRD jelly belly dove brooch set in silver with Lucite belly and green rhinestone eye, circa 1945, 2-1/4".   View   #Y62693 TRIFARI jelly belly fly brooch with Lucite body, clear rhinestone accents with red eyes, all set in gold washed sterling, marked "pat 137,200", circa 1943, 1-5/8" wide. This can be seen in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry, N-Z" page 184.    View   View   #T62694 

 


 

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