Hobe vintage jewellery
The apparent today, a little theatrical style of the first half of the XX century opens the imagination: unfading Art Deco classic, with its color and figurative solutions to fit a casual shirt, and a simple sweater, and an evening dress with heels. And if, as an experiment, you want to feel the heroine in “Tender Is the Night,” a scatter of crystals will just be the way. Such theatrical allusions come not by chance, because the company’s founder, William Hobe, first revealed to the world his talent, when at the end of the 1920s Broadway impresario, Florenz Ziegfeld, ordered the inexpensive but high quality jewellery to suit for his show. Later, for a special sympathy from the producers, directors and actresses, Hobe was called “choice of Hollywood”.
Hereditary American designer of French origin, William Hobe, was a favorite jeweler of Hollywood directors and actresses mid XX century. Some of his jewelry he designed specially for shootings. His bold and colorful handmade products had no equal in quality.
Company HOBE, a family business founded in 1887 in Paris, by a Frenchman, a goldsmith Jacques Hobe. In 1927, his son William Hobe, opened the company branch in New York. William created designs and decorations for several Broadway musicals. The success of the musicals, as well as the advertising company, attracted a lot of new customers to the company.
1940 – 1950 were the most successful for the Hobe. It should be noted that although the company was exceptionally family business, all the decorations were made with hands of Hobe, still, there was a man who did a lot for them. It was Lou Vicky, who worked for HOBE, from 1930 to 1970. The company has created jewelry in many styles, floral, animalism, art – Deco, whirlpool appliances, modern. Separately, can be selected the direction in which the company was engaged for a long time – creation of replicas of historic ornaments of royal families. Typically used expensive materials, semi-precious stones, gold, silver, platinum. An interesting collection of silver brooches and bracelets with floral motifs was released in 1930 – 1940.
The central part of the composition of this jewellery set of 1965 is a cameo, surrounded by crystals of marsh and cognac colors. A white haze cameo contrasts with brilliant multicolored crystals. Their color range goes well with gold base. A thin thread of metal on the back side of the pendant testifies to the high quality of manual work. Rich composition completes the double interlaced chain. Pendant opens into two halves, in which you can insert an image.
Hobe – is the name of the company, with more than a hundred years of history and with the highest reputation. Hobe produced jewelry in America since 1927 and up until 1950. Hobe Jewellery was worn by Hollywood stars such as Ava Gardner and Betty Davis. Currently, most of the jewelry by Hobe settled in private collections, jewelry of 1935-1955’s period is rare, and almost never occur, thus really appreciated by the jewellery collectors, and the price is incredibly high. A unique and majestic style Hobe always be a welcome gift for any collector and a connoisseur of beauty.
This necklace from Hobe belongs to the category of the best works of the brand. Scattering high-quality crystals, that passed jewelry processing, included in a complex multi-layered composition – the hallmark of the company.