I love this vintage Juliana D&E Verified Bracelet. The bracelet has black diamond aurora borealis (AB) rhinestones and crystal. Juliana jewelry pieces have lots of stones and very little metal. Juliana jewelry by the Delizza & Elster company is prized by vintage jewelry collectors. This 7.5 inch long bracelet features both Juliana style black diamond AB round rhinestones and marquis rhinestones, plus faceted clear crystal. All of the prong set rhinestones are original, some of the crystals may have been replaced.
Identification as Juliana D&E jewelry: The 5 link construction of the bracelet is a known Juliana design. No other company made this type of rectangular round style link. When viewed from the underside, the link construction of 5 distinctive oval metal links is a way of identifying the jewelry as D&E. Earrings are generally clip style. Bracelets have a fold-over clasp (some clasps have ridges and some have arrows) and their bracelets all have safety chains.
The DeLizza and Elster company was founded in 1947 and manufactured all sorts of elements and jewelry for well established costume jewelry’s – Hobe, Kenneth J. Lane, and Weiss. The tagged Juliana pieces were only produced for a couple of years in the late 1960s. Unless the paper hang tag is retained, most of these pieces are totally unmarked.