Jewel of the day: Schreiner belt

While not strictly speaking a jewel, this is a fantastic and very unique Schreiner belt made entirely of rhinestones. All stones are reverse set, a feature often associated with Schreiner pieces, and set in gunmetal. Another Schreiner feature is the use of open backed stones.  Signed Schreiner New York. This measures 33-1/2 inches from end to end, so you’d have to be somewhat slim to wear it but how perfect over a black sheath dress, a la Mad Men at a Christmas party! In her book “Costume Jewelry Price Guide”, Harrice Simons Miller interviewed Terry Schreiner, who noted that all-jewelled belts were produced in the 1960s and were they to be made today, would cost $2,000-$3,000 because of the cost of the Swarovski stones used.

Schreiner belt

Schreiner belt back

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