From modest beginnings as a flapper in a chorus line, through hard work and determination Joan Crawford became first a silent film star and then, alongside Betty Davis, the epitome of Hollywood high drama.
Her signature style with bold wide red lips, arched brows and wide shouldered jackets typified the late 30's and early 40's.
1940's 'retro' style Coro brooch with sweeping arabesques surmounted by a stylised rhinestone set flower and:
faceted aurora borealis beads
Swarovski crystal rondelles
a huge 1980's prismatic Lucite pendant