Vintage 1950s Albert Weiss Amber and Chartreuse Cross Brooch
Love this 1950s jet black Albert Weiss cross brooch with amber, clear and chartreuse rhinestones that can be worn long or doubled. The vintage chain is the perfect mate and gives this 70 year old brooch a modern and current look.
Albert Weiss, a native New Yorker, started his company in 1942, on Fifth Avenue in New York. Mr. Weiss worked primarily in clear and colored high end rhinestones and was very well-known for his incredible creations. Albert Weiss was the president of his company and retired in 1969. One of his sons, Michael, continued the business for a short time but finally Weiss Jewelry closed it’s doors in 1971.
Albert Weiss was also one of the first to use Swarovski’s aurora borealis crystals, which were created for Dior in the 1950s.