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HAR & Hobe` Jewelry


Click here to see wonderful examples of Hobe` jewelry (for reference only.)

Vintage 1960s Hobe' Scarab Bracelet
Item #10523

A lovely vintage 1960's signed Hobe' scarab bracelet. Features seven oval glass scarabs, ranging from light to dark amethyst, prong set within a goldtone setting. Bracelet measures 6-3/4" x 3/4"/ . Marked Hobe(c). In very good condition. Enjoy this wonderful vintage scarab bracelet. A friendly reminder this vintage piece of jewelry has been previously worn and owned.

$62.00
Vintage Hobe' Pearl & Rhinestone Earrings
Item #10851
Very pretty vintage pair of Hobe' earrings. Featuring three large creamy pearls, accented with prong-set crystal Marquise stones on one side. Silvertone setting. Measures 1-51/8" x 5/8". Marked Hobe' within box. Very nice pair of vintage Hobe' earrings.
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Item #10851 $30.00
Vintage 1950s HAR Swan Brooch
Item #10117
A lovely vintage 1950's signed HAR swan brooch. Features etched florentine finish gold-tone with tail feathers of polished gold-tone finish, ruby rhinestone eyes and plumage of simulated turquoise beads topped with pronged-set crystal Chaton cut rhinestones. Measures 1-3/4" x 1-1/2". Marked HAR(c) on back of brooch. A friendly reminder this vintage piece of jewelry has been previously worn and owned.
Item #10117 $85.00
Vintage 1940s Hobe` Floral Sterling Bow Brooch
Item #8879
A lovely vintage 1940s Sterling brooch made by the Hobe` Company. Hobe`. Established by William Hobe', it began jewelry production in 1927. Their Sterling jewelry was produced primarily during the years of 1941-1947, and this brooch is signed with the mark from that period. A lovely brooch and a wonderful example of Sterling jewelry from that time. The floral motif bow brooch has a warm rich patina, and wonderful detail. Measures 2-1/2" x 2". Very good condition. Marked Hobe`, Sterling in triangle. A friendly reminder this vintage piece of jewelry has been previously worn and owned.
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Item #8879 $95.00

1940s Vintage Sterling Floral Brooch-Hobe`?
Item #8446

A classic vintage Sterling brooch, in a popular 1940s floral design. Created in the Hobe` style-perhaps an unsigned Hobe` Sterling brooch. This large brooch is created with three large leaves and a center open flower, with a flowing ribbon below. Measures 3-3/4"x 2". Brooch is signed Sterling with an applied plate on back. Very good condition, vintage patina which can be polished if desired. Add a pair of sterling earrings and you'll have a striking set!
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Item #8446 $48.00
Vintage 1940s Hobe` Aqua Rhinestone Sterling Brooch
Item #8292
Here is a wonderful vintage Hobe` sterling brooch, featuring a lovely center faceted aqua rhinestone, bezel set. The workmanship of this vintage brooch is detailed and hand-constructed, probably from the 1940s. Round in shape, measuring 1-5/8" in diameter. Marked Hobe`, Sterling, Pat. Pend.. Condition very good to excellent. Striking. A friendly reminder this is vintage costume jewelry, previously owned and worn.
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Item #8292 $55.00

Vintage HOBE` Sterling Ring
Item #6111

This vintage Sterling ring is an unsigned HOBE` piece. We previously had the matching brooch and earrings. The Hobe' Company, established by William Hobe', began jewelry production in 1927. Their Sterling jewelry was produced primarily during the years of 1941-1947.This ring is large, with great detailing typical of HOBE` work. Marked Sterling. Measures 1 1/4" x 1" at widest point, 1/2" high. Size 8, adjustable. In very good conditon, nice vintage patina (can be polished if desired). If you like vintage HOBE`, this one is for you!
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Item #6111 $75.00

Patent #131847
Date: March 31, 1942
Item: Bracelet
Owner: Hobe, William W.
Inventor: Hobe, William W.

SOLD Vintage 1940s HOBE Sterling Bracelet & Earring Set
Item #6885

The Hobe' Company, established by William Hobe', began jewelry production in 1927. Their Sterling jewelry was produced primarily during the years of 1941-1947. This lovely set is a wonderful example of Sterling jewelry from that era. The floral motif bracelet and earring set has a warm rich patina, and wonderful detail. The bracelet is composed of five links of flowers and measures 7-1/4" x 3/4". The matching screwback earrings mirror this design and measure 1" in diameter. Very good to excellent condition. You will enjoy adding this vintage Sterling set to your vintage jewelry collection!
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Patent information generously provided by Jim Katz.
www.jewelrypatents.com
www.james-katz.com

Item #6885 $105.00
SOLD Vintage Hobe' Cameo & Rhinestone Earrings
Item #11355
Vintage pair of Hobe' earrings. Featuring smoky Chaton cut prong-set rhinestones accented by Marquise stones, surrounding a faux Mother-of-Pearl center. Silvertone setting. Measures 1-1/4" x 1-1/4". Marked Hobe' within box. In good condition with wear noted. Still a very nice pair of vintage Hobe' earrings.
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Item #11355 $16.00
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