Don’t Be Fooled By Imitations

13 08 2012

Scarab jewelry was quite the fashion statement during the 1950s.  Etched glass, plastic, or semi-precious stone beetles were arranged in various setting styles, ranging from the more common oval to filigree and botanical forms.  Most arrangements included an array of colors.  Burt Cassell was one of the leading designers producing higher-quality scarab pieces, as pictured in this advertisement.  Also pictured are two pins, the first by Cassell and the other unmarked.

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