1973 Castlecliff Blue Stone Brooch Designed by Larry VRBA
Castlecliff brooch designed in 1973 by the jewelry designer, Larry VRBA. It is part of the "Mayan" collection that VRBA designed in 1973. The brooch is made out of gold-tone metal and enamel and features a beautiful blue glass stone in the center. It measures 2" long x 2 1/8" wide and is signed, 'Castlecliff' on the back.
Larry Vrba began his career in 1969 at the jewelry company, Miriam Haskell. In 1970, when Miriam Haskell’s Head Designer, Bob Clark, left to work at Castlecliff, Vrba followed. Vrba spread his wings at Castlecliff, spearheading the famous Mayan collection, inspired by jewelry and adornments he saw on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.