In the 60s there was a fashion for paired brooches, they always differed in size – one is larger, the other is smaller, regardless of the theme and shape. This was done not only in order to wear them together side by side (although this is their direct purpose), but also to be able to wear one unit, for example, on a blouse, and the second, which is larger, on a jacket. Some women of fashion liked to decorate themselves with the same brooches for celebrations with their little daughters, causing affection of those around them, although this theme is hardly intended for this purpose.
Zentall was founded in the 1950s by husband and wife Robert and Elizabeth Zentall. Born in Budapest in 1915, Elizabeth spent her adolescence in Paris, where she later began her career as a young reporter and photojournalist in pre-war France, married Robert and gave birth to a child right on the eve of World War II. After escaping capture by the Nazis, the family flies to the US for a new life and work. Elizabeth spoke four languages, worked all her adult life as a photojournalist, military government translator, reporter and mother. Together with her husband, jewelry designer Robert Zetall, she started a very successful jewelry company. Betty (short for Elizabeth, as she even called herself in documents) is the sister of world-famous fashion designer Etienne Aigner and pioneer photographer Lucien Aigner.