Vintage Sterling Silver Ciro Duette Dress Clip


This beautiful 1930s brooch is costume jewellery at its finest.  This vintage brooch is actually two dress clips sitting on a frame to create the look of one brooch.  The clips can easily be removed from the frame to be worn separately, giving the wearer many options. 

Ciro was known for commissioning their pieces from top craftsman and the quality shines through here.  The brilliantly clear gems are unfoiled and sparkle magnificently.  They were hand-set in sterling silver and the silver looks to have been rhodium plated to help prevent tarnishing.

Stamped 'SCP', which stood for Sterling Ciro Pearls.  Also stamped 'ENGLAND'.  Each clip is stamped '17' as is the main frame, indicating that the clip and frame combination are paired as they were originally.

The overall condition of this piece is excellent.  The crystals shine brilliantly and don't show any signs of yellowing.  There are a few minimal spots of plating wear and tarnish on the clip mechanisms which can be seen in the photos.  I believe the frame and fasteners would have been made from rhodium plated alloys for greater rigidity.

Each individual clip has dimensions of approximately 2.5cm x 2cm.


Era 1930s
Size 5cm x 2cm
Condition Excellent
Delivery UK Standard Delivery: £2.95, International Delivery: £12.95. All items are sent tracked and insured.
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Ciro (Ciro of Bond Street) opened for business in 1917 and began selling top quality costume jewellery.  They were particularly renowned for their use of imitation pearls and in fact much of their early jewellery is marked 'CP' where the 'P' stands for Pearls.  They also used 'SCP' to stamp their sterling silver jewellery.  

How do you rate the condition of a piece?

Excellent - No visible flaws to note but items may exhibit some signs of age related wear
Very Good - Some visible flaws which aren't considered to impair the wearability of the piece
Good - Some more notable flaws but the piece is still in collectible condition

All items are vintage and have lived a previous life, therefore signs of age related wear are to be expected. I do my best to bring attention to any faults in the description and by using the condition scale.

When will I receive my delivery?

We aim to send packages out the following business day after an order is received. All items will be carefully wrapped in a Gadelles box, finished with a ribbon and placed in a discreet bubble lined envelope, or small parcel box if the order contains multiple items.

UK Mainland Delivery - £2.95 Packages will be sent, insured, via Royal Mail's Tracked 48h service

International Delivery - £12.95 Packages will be sent, insured, via Royal Mail's Tracked International service.
This service is stated to take 3 - 5 business days for delivery to Europe and 6 - 7 business days for delivery to other destinations, however, customs processing time at the destination country is additional to the Royal Mail's estimate.
Please be aware that international deliveries may incur import taxes, to be paid by the purchaser, in their destination country.

How will my purchase be packaged?

Great care will be taken in the wrapping of your vintage jewels to protect them in transit and make the unboxing process pleasant for the buyer.

Your piece of jewellery will be wrapped in our Gadelles material, tied with a ribbon and placed in a Gadelles kraft box.
If the item that you've purchased comes with its own original packaging then your item will be sent in that box, wrapped in kraft paper and tied with a ribbon.

Very fragile items will be protected with extra bubble wrap.

International Buyers

We welcome international orders. Please be aware that orders from outside the UK may incur customs duties for which the buyer is responsible to pay on receipt of purchase. These charges vary by country so please review the rules with your relevant customs authority before purchase.

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