Friday, 28 April 2017

LEA STEIN BROOCH - THE TREE - GOLDEN BROWNS & EMERALD GREEN

Lea Stein fakes/copies are everywhere - and have recently been on Amazon - please do not buy them.  Lea Stein has spend her life building her company and designing her jewellery - and it is copyrighted.  This wonderful tree brooch is one of the more difficult ones to get and I love it!  It does, of course, have the right markings on the back of the pin - Lea Stein Paris.  This helps to identify a genuine Lea Stein - although I understand some fakes are appearing with this marking.  If you take a good look at the copies, though, you will be able to tell the genuine from the fake.  The amount of work in a Lea Stein brooch - which is often made of lots of layers/parts/patterns/inserts - is very different from the one layered plastic fakes. This tree has so many different textures.  It is made up of 8 different pieces of cellulose acetate.  4 different colours on the front and 3 on the back.  Each different colour has to be joined/attached to the others.    Such a lot of work!  This one is £65 reference 3053 C65/12
Lea Stein Brooch - The Tree - Browns & Green