Staret

Originally called Star Novelty Inc.,this Chicago based company is hard to find and little is known, except that they made very nice fashion jewelry. Only in operation for a few years, (1935 - 1947), there appears to be both signed and unsigned Staret, with pieces usually being quite large and unusual.

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Description: Staret Large Dress Clip with Blue Center Stone - Large prong set unfoiled medium blue glass oval stone is unusually large. Surrounded by a clear rhinestones set design, with a single blue marquise at the bottom. Silvertone setting, 2 5/8" x 2 1/8". Very good vintage condition, with mild aging to some of the clears.

Item: SD8-1181

Price: $185.00 US

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Description: Staret Clear Rhinestone Bracelet - Wide and heavy, this features a push-in hidden clasp uses rows of large rhinestones alternating with rhinestone set bars. 7 1/4" x 1". Silvertone setting, signed Staret on the back of the center link, 12 links in all provide nice articulation and fit. The hidden clasp can be found by looking for the one large rhinestone that looks like a rhinestone set button! Condition: very good, with the large stones uniformly yellowing, though this is not seen in not bright lights, and still has lots of sparkle and glam. A lovely piece from a not-common company.

Item: SB12-1094

Price: $120.00 US

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Description: Staret Clear Rhinestone Bracelet - Staret is as scarce as hen's teeth and I am happy to have this beautiful bracelet to offer to you. Pairs of huge octagons are in slightly tipped settings, making them look kind of "domed"; these alternate with links of smaller octagons and clear rhinestones. All stones are original. Push-in clasp is almost hidden; spring ring on safety chain appears to say sterling so is probably not original. 7" x slightly over 1/2". Some back spotting on the large octagons keeps me from giving this an excellent condition rating, but the stones are so amazingly sparkly and would be difficult if not impossible to replace, so I'm leaving as is. Spectacular bracelet.

Item: SB4-1015

Price: $195.00 US

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Description: Staret Feather Brooch - A well-known Staret design, this is done in aqua rhinestone marquises and lots of clear rhinestones. 4" x 1 1/4", burnished goldtone setting, excellent condition. Marked Staret on rectangular plaque.

Item: SP1-981

Price: $179.50 US

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Description: Staret Floral Brooch with Cobalt Blue Stones - Staret, as far as I know, was only in business during the 1940's, and this piece reflects its wartime genesis. It is my belief that the blue stones are plastic, which were used even by the top quality names when glass stones became unavailable at any price. Clear rhinestones outline portions of the floral design and to my knowledge are also original. 3 1/2" x 2".

Item: SP5-189

Price: $195.00 US

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