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Elgin American Jeweled Rhinestone Covered Powder Compact

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This is a dynamic vintage Elgin American powder compact and it is covered in the most splendid array of prong set multi sized rhinestones.

  Vintage rhinestone jeweled powder compact by Elgin American

Everything about this compact is very lively and vibrant, appearing to be well kept and in gently used, excellent vintage condition.


 Heavily rhinestone covered Elgin American powder compact  Elgin American prong set rhinestone powder compact

Now surely you have not seen a more glamorous Elgin loose powder compact in awhile. I do believe it is quite extraordinary and finding it in this wonderful condition is an added treat. I have spent a good amount of time studying this compact and I can say that I believe all the stones to be original, as well as all in extra fine condition. I can't find a single chip, no cracks, not even a real sign of a scratch to any of the stones. They are in well cared for condition and are extremely light reflective, as they are loaded with multi facets. The colors are absolutely breathtaking and include sapphire, aquamarines,  rich emerald, deep ruby garnet that is much nicer in tone than my photos, 2 shades of amethyst, cranberry pink, golden citrine, peridot, topaz and lighter rose pink. This compact is for the girl that can relate to the celebrated Hollywood starlettes of the 1940's and all of the over the top glamour that flowed from that exciting era.

 Dynamic Elgin American jeweled rhinestone powder compact  Multi sized prong set rhinestone powder compact Elgin

The stones are all prong set and come in several sizes and shapes, to include round, oval, navette, some are almost square and others are small baguettes. All the facets are finely cut and highly polished, giving off the ultimate in shine and reflective qualities. This is not a skimpy compact, it has quite a bit of weight to it and is very well made. The structural elements are all in wonderful working order, both exterior clasp and interior powder door opens and closes as it should and the outer metal casing functions on a solid piano type hinge. Basically, the metal case is in pretty nice shape. The interior maintains it's undamaged original make-up mirror, although it does show signs of aging in the form of early fogging but it is still very usable and displays a good facial image when held up to usage.

Original rhinestone covered Elgin compact with puff and mirror                    Elgin American rhinestone jeweled powder compact

The original Elgin American powder puff is included. It is in used but gently cleaned condition. Although it is a plus to have the original puff, I offer it for decorative use only. The interior powder well has been used but I gently cleaned that area as well. Some scent of the original powder may remain but overall, it is cleaned and refreshed as best as I could. This rather large compact measures 2 3/4 inches square and is in outstanding, well preserved condition. The backside shows some normal usage and storage marks but nothing that takes away from the beauty of this compact. It has been at least 8 years since I have acquired such a wonderful Elgin American rhinestone covered compact in as fine a condition as this example. Thank you for considering adding it to your treasury of compacts and purse accessories, these gems don't come along like this one, this nice, often enough.

Gently used clean Elgin American rhinestone jeweled powder compact  Vintage Elgin American 1940 rhinestone jeweled powder compact

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