Montana Blue Glass Spiked Gold Modernist Star Brooch, circa 1960’s
A couture brooch that is a wonderful modernist work of art. The term modernist applies to an era when jewelry designers and artists were breaking the old rules of conformity. Balance and impact can be achieved without total symmetry.
The quality of this Haute Jewel is evident starting with the ginormous Swarovski Montana blue exquisite stone. You can look deeply into the sapphire blue center and see a kaleidoscope of facets dancing as the light passes through the crystal. You will want to jump right in.
By the way, there really are sapphires in the state of Montana. The mine was discovered during the gold rush of the 1850s. The miners threw away the blue rocks until one miner sent the blue rocks to Tiffany’s in New York and the rest is history. Montana sapphires are some of the most beautiful sapphires in the world. The cornflower blue sapphires sell today from $10,000 to $14,000 a carat.
Made in the 1960s when man was reaching to moon and stars. This vintage couture pin is an interpretation of the hopes and dreams of man exploring the “wild blue yonder”.