SWOBODA BONSAI GEMSTONE TREE, Gold Tone, Possibly Gold-Plated Trunk and Branches, Signed on Trunk with Original Tag Attached (no box), reads "Swoboda Genuine Gemstones Cultured Pearls", Approx. 7 1/2 Inches Tall and 10 Inches Wide. Leaves look to be Jade. Assorted flowers made of Genuine Gem Stones which could include Amethyst, Adventurine, Citrine, Rose Quartz, Peridot, Amazonite, Dyed Howlite, Sodalite, White Quartz, to name a few of the stones used by Swoboda on their trees.
Known as a "Hollywood Mid-Century Modern Décor Bonsai Tree Gemstone Sculpture" Swoboda was the first jewelry manufacturer in the U.S. to make tumbled stone jewelry and trees. Swoboda jewelry and gem trees were made in California for and marketed to the Hollywood elite. Swoboda trees have not been made in over 30 years and can only become more rare and more expensive in the future. The growing popularity of mid-century modern décor design has collectors competing with designers for the nicest tree specimens.
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