Marena Germany Art Deco Style MOP Brooch with Fine Chain Fringe


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This exquisite, highly collectible Marena oval fringed pendant brooch is lovingly handmade in Germany. It is composed of mother of pearl (MOP), aurora borealis rhinestones, gold-plated metal setting, and small (possibly faux) natural-look pearls. It is accented with a tapered, swagged fine chain fringe. The design of this gorgeous pin is reminiscent of Art Deco, with its stylized nature theme. It may be worn as a brooch, or as a pendant - there are two loops at the top of the back, so that it may be worn on a chain. The oval portion of the brooch is 1.75" wide and 1.25" long; with the fringe, the overall length is 3". Excellent condition. There is an embossed signature - "MARENA hand made in germany" - on reverse.

My limited research into Marena jewelry reveals that many, if not most, of the pieces are one-of-a-kind, and are frequently wrought with natural materials (such as MOP), with 18K gold plating. This brooch most likely dates from the 1980s or 1990s; the company's early designs reportedly were made in the Art Deco style.