Hattie Carnegie Jewelry, Enamel Bees Brooch & Earrings Set


Fantasy filled Hattie Carnegie jewelry set with a large brooch and clip earrings of bees on green enameled leaves.  
Approx. Sizes (cm): Brooch:  2.5″ x 1.75″ (6 x 4.5); Earrings:  1″ x 1″ (2.5 x 2.5).
Condition: Very good.
Era: 1950s.
Mark/Label: Carnegie.
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Heirloom Hattie Carnegie jewelry set.

Hattie Carnegie Jewelry Set Details

  • Delightful brooch and clip earrings set. 
  • Enamel bees look like they have just alighted on bright green leaves.
  • The green enamel leaves are highly details.
  • Bright gold edging and stems.
  • Clip earrings in gold.
  • The gold metal backing of the brooch is just as detailed.
  • Both pieces are marked Carnegie in script.
  • A real collector’s item.


Who Was Hattie Carnegie

Hattie Carnegie was a fashion revolutionary truly ahead of her time.  She was born Henrietta Kanengeiser in Austria-Hungary on March 15, 1880.  After immigrating to the U.S. in 1886 she anglicized her last name to Carnegie apparently in honor of Andrew Carnegie, a man she greatly admired.  She also began going by Hattie, a nickname she earned as a top milliner in New York City. 

In 1939 Hattie Carnegie introduced costume jewelry to coordinate with her already well-known clothing line. Her jewelry encompassed many different styles and today Hattie Carnegie pieces are much sought after by collectors.

High-quality rhinestones, enameling, design, and craftsmanship characterize all Hattie Carnegie jewelry.  Many talented jewelry designers worked under the Hattie Carnegie name, including Kenneth Jay Lane, Norman Norell, and Nadine Effront. Hattie Carnegie passed away in 1956 just shy of her 70th birthday.  This tiny, 4’10” woman left a mark on the fashion world not soon forgotten.   

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