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Leslie Block Prip vintage costume jewelry

Leslie Block Prip vintage costume jewelry

Nostalgia, quality, and timeless fashion – Leslie Block Prip vintage costume jewelry

Leslie Block Prip vintage costume jewelry

First of all, the jewelry design marked “Leslie Block” means quality, distinctive beauty, nostalgia, timeless fashion, and, accordingly, well-known for vintage costume jewellery lovers. According to Leslie Block Prip, she has been designing jewelry for more than 40 years! Meanwhile, her name – tightly connected with the famous jewelry brand Danecraft. A trademark for bijouterie produced by a company founded in 1938 by Victor Primavera in Rhode Island (the USA). In 1977, the company changed its name to the Felch-Wehr Company, however, still used the name Danecraft. Skilled craftswoman Leslie Block Prip is the main designer of the company.
Noteworthy, especially popular among collectors are created by her in 1980s designs combining precious and semi-precious stones with natural elements. These vintage rarities are traditionally sold in better department stores throughout the USA, and in particular, Saks and Bloomingdales. In addition to chic and classic, designs created by Leslie Block-Prip include archaeological style, architectural motifs and art history. For example, Pre-Columbian and tribal art. All this makes Leslie Block Prip costume jewellery unique and recognisible.
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Alcozer and J unique luxury costume jewellery

Alcozer and J unique luxury costume jewellery

Vase of flowers brooch. Cultured pearls, rock crystal, metal, gilding. 1990. 11 cm. Price £ 200. Alcozer and J unique luxury costume jewellery

Alcozer and J unique luxury costume jewellery
The history of the Alcozer & J brand dates back to 1994, when Giampiero Alcozer assembled a small team of like-minded people and started to make jewelry. Inspired by the ornaments of the Italian Renaissance, jewelry of the early 19th century, and American style of the 30s and 40s, he created the wonderful and mysterious world of Alcozer & J. All the ideas and experience of the master, reinterpreted to the modern day, embodied in collections with a multifaceted taste, allowing to express the character and individuality of each woman.
In fact, each piece of jewelry – made by hand from hypoallergenic metal, most often brass, decorated with pearls, rock crystal and semi-precious stones.
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Angela Hale vintage style costume jewellery

Angela Hale vintage style costume jewellery

Crystal and gold tone metal earrings with crystals. 2000. lenth 6.5 cm. Price 50 GB pounds. Angela Hale vintage style costume jewellery

Angela Hale vintage style costume jewellery
Bedfordshire born jewellery designer, Angela Hale is a daughter of Italian mother, who truly had a good taste in fashion. First, Angela began to study photography and film in Derby University. There, she became interested in classic movies, and in particular, La Dolce Vita and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. After graduating, she began working in the company of Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake.
Meanwhile, in five years she opened her own costume jewellery shop in Covent Garden.
London designer Angela Hale produced very feminine jewelry in retro style. Under the influence of the Victorian era and the Art Deco style, she created magnificent works of art. Made by hand, she created her jewelry decorations from hypoallergenic metal, bronzes, and adorned with artificial pearls and all shades of the rainbow with sparkling Swarovski crystals.
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Coppola e Toppo vintage jewellery masterpieces

Coppola e Toppo vintage jewellery masterpieces

Vintage poster “Fashion Jewels’. Coppola e Toppo vintage jewellery masterpieces

Coppola e Toppo vintage jewellery masterpieces
Originally, talented designers brother and sister Bruno Coppola and Lyda Toppo created the Coppola e Toppo company in the late 1940s in Milan, Italy. Interestingly, they produced their early works under the name of their favorite dog Mickey. Meanwhile, Parisian fashion houses Dior and Balenciaga used the company’s jewelry work in model shows and retail sales. This, of course, ensured the continued success of Coppola e Toppo in the next decade. In addition, the power of attorney received from Elsa Shiaparelli for the production of an artificial coral line called “Bijou Voyagers” made it possible for designers to show high professionalism. And large orders from such Italian couturiers as Gucci and Valentino, allowed to increase the number of works produced by the company under its own brand: “Made in Italy” Coppola e Toppo”.
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Stanley Hagler Jewelry designer Ian St. Gielar

Stanley Hagler Jewelry designer Ian St. Gielar

Red coral starfish brooch. Stanley Hagler Jewelry designer Ian St. Gielar

Stanley Hagler Jewelry designer Ian St. Gielar
Most jewelry experts associate Hagler’s company with the names of three great designers. In particular, Stanley Hagler himself (since the 1950s), Mark Mercy (since 1979) and Ian St. Gielar (since 1989). In 1983 Stanley Hagler moved his company to Florida and Mark Mercy followed with him. And in 1989, the talented designer Ian St. Gielar joined them and stayed with them until 1993. Meanwhile, Stanley Hagler himself continued to create until 1994, but was forced to retire for health reasons. Up until the death of Hagler in 1996, it was Ian St. Gielar who was engaged in design. Settled in Florida, jewelry designer Ian St. Gielar worked as the chief designer at Stanley Hagler until his death in 1996. He then founded his own company and produced jewelry both under his own name and under the trademark “Stanley Hagler NY.”
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H. Pomerantz Co NY vintage costume jewellery

H. Pomerantz Co NY vintage costume jewellery

Gold and Faux Pearl Figural Insect Brooch. H. Pomerantz Co NY vintage costume jewellery

H. Pomerantz Co NY vintage costume jewellery

As you know, vintage ornaments are those that are more than 20 years old, but usually not yet 80. And if older, it is already antiques. Along with the beautiful design of the jewelry, the most valuable are those that were produced in the middle of the 20th century and ceased to exist several decades ago. It is these decorations that are most desired for collectors and fans of vintage jewelry. In fact, to such rarities the products of the American company H.Pomerantz & Co. New York belong. All ornaments, mostly brooches, labeled “H. Pomerantz & Co. N.Y.,” “H. Pomerantz Inc. N.Y.,” “H. Pomerantz Co.” and “H. Pomerantz” – are the rarest to date. The brand H. Pomerantz Co, NY was in business between 1880 and 1940. Unfortunately, the company ceased to exist in the 1960s.
Noteworthy, the auction value for some of the works of this jewelry company now already reaches more than thousand dollars !!! Undoubtedly, the brooch studded with clear rhinestones, and in particular, H. Pomerantz Co is a luxurious gift for a woman of any age with the most demanding taste. Striking in design beautiful costume jewelry by the brand can be a perfect choice for your fall, winter and spring wardrobe.

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Arnold Isaacs Scaasi costume jewellery

Arnold Isaacs Scaasi costume jewellery

Gold plated emerald green rhinestone cocktail ring. Arnold Isaacs Scaasi costume jewellery

Arnold Isaacs Scaasi costume jewellery
Scaasi, in fact, is the inverted name of a Canadian fashion designer Arnold Isaacs (May 8, 1930 – August 3, 2015).
Born in 1930, the future fashion and jewelry designer Arnold Scaasi grew up in a furrier’s family. Of course, the boy often helped his father in his workshop. However, Arnold decided to become a designer after his trip to Australia to his aunt, who was a great fashionista.
Arnold Isaacs graduated from the School of Design in his native Montreal, and then enrolled in the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture (Syndicate of High Fashion) in Paris. Then he worked at Paquin House, and finally moved to New York, at the invitation of the studio of the legendary designer Charles James.
Noteworthy, his clients were ex-first ladies Mami Eisenhower, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, Ivanka Trump, Princess Yasmine Aga Khan, and Baroness Wendy De Vere Austin. And of course, such actresses as Barbara Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor, Catherine Deneuve and Joan Crawford. To the admirers of his talent, Arnold dedicated the book “Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!)” . According to the designer, clothes with jewelry decorations look more interesting and more interesting to wear.
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