BillyBoy costume jewellery
American company “BillyBoy” had boutiques and shops in Paris. Meanwhile, the company produced decorations the design of which combined various styles. In particular, jewellery decorations reminding the style of Schiaparelli, as well as barbarian tribal decorations and geometrical forms of ancient amulets. In addition, the company produced necklaces and buckles of coarse materials using glass beads of square and pyramidal shapes.
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BillyBoy costume jewellery
Beau Jewels vintage costume jewelry
First of all, despite the similarity of the name with other jewelry brands, such as Beau Craft and Beau Sterling, Beau Jewels is a completely different jewelry firm. In particular, the company Beau Jewels worked under the leadership of Bowman and Foster from the end of 1940s till the beginning of 1970s. Flowers and leaves are constantly repeating motifs, often in bright colors and unusual color combinations. Beau jewels made their decorations using multi-colored stones, or more precisely, imitating precious stones of different colors, and especially later ornaments. However, they are relatively inexpensive.
Currently, the products of this company are collectible and rare, as the company ceased to exist more than forty years ago. “Beau”, translated as dandy, meant for those who kept up with the modern fashion of the time, but at the same time appreciated the classical style. Despite the fairly simple design and strict geometric composition, the decoration combines sophistication and chic!
Exquisite vintage costume jewellery Accessocraft
Founded in 1935 by Edgar Rodelheimer and Theodore Steinman, jewellery company Accessocraft produced decorations of very high quality. Although the company “Accessorcraft” produced thousands of brooches during World War II, but only years later it became known for its heavy, stylish jewelry and accessories. In the 1960s, Gothic designs, alloys of antique metals imitating gold and bronze with unusual stones were very popular. Accessocraft produced decorations in the style of the Renaissance, Victorian and Art Deco with the use of colored enamels, Czech glass, crystals, cabochons and artificial pearls of the highest quality.
Thanks to an impeccable reputation, famous design studios worked with this company, developing for them magnificent designs of ornaments. However, the company worked until 1998.
French jewelry designer Lea Stein
In 1970-ies Lee Stein has created a unique collection of jewelry from Rhodoid (high-quality plastic). Prior to that, she was little known outside France. Recently, her work has received worldwide recognition.
Lea Stine was born in Paris (France) in 1931. At the age of 26, she opens her own clothing design company, while developing the design of buttons for fashion and starts its production. Her buttons of laminate Rhodoid had a huge success. In 1969 she begins manufacture of jewelry. The success became possible thanks to her husband, Fernando Steinberg, who discovered this material. It consisted of layers of painted rhodoid – cellulose acetate sheet, close to Bakelite. The layered structure of rhodoid allowed the inclusion of other materials, usually metal or fabric, such as lace. Making the cut and working on shapes, Lea Stein received a polychromatic “plastic”, varying in color and texture.
Robert Rose vintage costume jewellery
In the fashion market, and in particular, jewelry market, Robert Rose costume decorations may rightly be called vintage. By the way, in 2016 the company celebrated their 70th anniversary. American jeweler Robert Rose founded the company in 1946 in New York (USA) in Manhattan. Initially, a small family business was built by Charles and Marion Rose. Soon, their son Robert successfully graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York with a degree in jewelry design. And it was he, who took family business into his hands and brought it to the new stage of development. The company continues to work today in the same place, and under the same label – Robert Rose. Their products lead on the jewelry market, thanks to the beauty and reasonable prices. A truly family run business, the second generation of owners, Harry and Ron Rose continued their father’s work, offering clients the most fashionable and high level of quality and style jewellery decorations.
Lang Sterling Vintage Jewellery
Lang Sterling Jewellery Company was founded in 1946 in Providence, the USA. Thanks to its particular style, the company is rapidly becoming popular among bohemian audience. Among Lang Sterling jewelry is very common to find miniature narrative compositions, beautifully arranged and an elaborated. In addition to brooches, Lang Sterling jewellery produced charms for bracelets. These charms were – zodiac signs, individual figures in period costumes, and compositions that are based on folklore motifs of the peoples of the world, and lovely pastoral scenes. A characteristic feature of Lang Sterling vintage jewelry is the presence of letter “S” in the form of a swan on the front side of branded jewelry. Vintage ornaments Lang Sterling rightfully included in the famous book by Fred Rezazadeh “Collectible Silver Jewelry” (1997). The value of Lang Sterling jewelry is growing from year to year, as Lang Sterling brand ceased to exist as early as the 70s of the 20th century.
Castlecliff vintage jewellery
In 1918, American jewelry designers Clifford Furst and Joseph Bobley opened their own jewellery company “Castlecliff”. Initially, they both worked for other companies, but in 1941, launched Castlecliff jewelry brand, and in 1945 released the first collection of beautiful costume jewellery. The main designer was William Markle, whose imagination allowed him to create in all styles, from the Gothic, Renaissance and Art – Deco, before the three-dimensional and moving, trembling butterflies, flowers and animals. Castlecliff vintage jewellery has always been famous for exquisite and colorful decorations, rich decorative trim. The company worked with a lot of silver and almost always applied the gilding and silvering jewelry. They began put their Castlecliff marking on their products in 1941. The company ceased to exist in in 1977. Castlecliff Jewellery is highly valued by collectors.