Pennino

In the early 1900's, the Pennino family immigrated from Italy to the United States, bringing with them the knowledge of fine jewelry passed down from previous generations. In 1926, three Pennino brothers, Otto, Frank, and Jack, formed their own company and began producing beautiful costume jewelry, both in base metal and sterling silver, to their exacting standards, which accounts for so many of their pieces being found in excellent condition to this day. Especially popular in the late 1930's and into the 1940's, the company stopped producing in 1966. Classic and elegant, a piece of Pennino is a collector's coup and well worth the investment.

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Description: Pennino Clear Rhinestone Leaf Earrings - A well known Pennino design, these use small clears on the leaves and baguettes on the "stems". Donut hole clip mechanism, rhodium plating, about 1" x 3/4". Excellent condition, these open and close like a dream and are a testament to the days when quality was kind. I believe I sold the matching necklace years ago.

Item: SE5-1228

Price: $47.50 US

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Description: Pennino Clear Rhinestone Brooch - Masterfully done with clear rhinestone baguettes, trapezoids and rounds, this piece exudes quality and elegance. Heavy rhodium plate, all stones in excellent, original condition. At 3" x 2", the cut out design keeps this from looking too large or overpowering. Very Boucher-looking.

Item: SP11-1215

Price: $64.50 US

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Description: Pennino Sterling Rose Gold Vermeil Brooch - Done with colbalt blue stones and clear rhinestones, this impressive piece is 3 1/4" x 1 1/2", with domed swirls providing depth. Beautiful design, marked Pennino and sterling (I tried to get a picture of the signature, which isn't very clear, but it is definitely there). The clear rhinestones show some greying in the non-blue florals and the rhinestone half balls, but otherwise excellent condition. Pennino is difficult to find, and very collectible.

Item: SP3-1145

Price: $285.00 US

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