1960s Hattie Carnegie Turquoise and Pearl Beaded Bug Brooch
Adorable 1960s gold-tone Hattie Carnegie bug brooch covered in faux turquoise and pearl beads. It has a faux pearl head and two green glass eyes. The brooch measures 1 1/8" long x 1" wide and is signed, 'Hattie Carnegie' in a plaque on the back of the brooch.
Hattie Carnegie Inc. was founded in 1918 as a clothing line. In 1939, Hattie Carnegie began producing jewelry to be worn with her clothing. Like Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, Carnegie flourished in the “cocktail jewelry” movement, specializing in brooches and matching sets of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Her jewelry designs were meant to give a touch of flair to otherwise conservative outfits. Hattie's designs are noted for their attention to detail and creativity. Carnegie jewelry was worn by celebrities such as Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Fontaine, Norma Shearer, and Joan Crawford.