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Louis Kramer exquisite costume jewelry

Louis Kramer exquisite costume jewelry

Rhinestone and Enamel Brooch and Earrings. Louis Kramer exquisite costume jewelry

Louis Kramer exquisite costume jewelry
Founded by designer Louis Kramer and his two brothers Morris and Henry in 1943 in New York, Kramer Jewelery Creations continued production until the late 1970s. Noteworthy, from the very beginning of production, this brand’s jewelry has been a great success among buyers due to original designs and excellent performance. Kramer jewelry was a high class, with scrupulous performance and often very interesting design. In addition, the products had limited circulation and the best materials. Bright stylish ornaments demonstrate the high quality of sparkling Austrian crystals of rock crystal, both transparent and colored. Also, traditional materials of Kramer jewelry – gilded metal with black enamel, artificial pearls, imitation of rubies, emeralds, lapis lazuli, jade, turquoise and pearls.
As a result, in the early 1950s the company produced ornaments for Christian Dior. Accordingly, this says a lot about the quality of jewelry production company. They labeled these products “Kramer for Christian Dior” and “Dior by Kramer”. A distinctive feature of these decorations are large blue or green stones, usually located in the middle of the jewelry work, surrounded by clear transparent rhinestones. Noteworthy, this costume jewelry was more expensive than the rest of the products of Kramer. High price in this case was due to the loud name of Dior in the title of the series.
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Henry Schreiner vintage costume jewelry

Sparkling brooch, Aurora borealis crystals, 1940s. Henry Schreiner vintage costume jewelry

Sparkling brooch, Aurora borealis crystals, 1940s. Henry Schreiner vintage costume jewelry

Henry Schreiner vintage costume jewelry
German born jewelry designer Henry Schreiner opened his own jewelry manufacturing company in 1951. However, some researchers insist on 1939, but until 1951 the decorations still had no markings, and they are difficult to identify.
By this time, he had an impressive background in the Dior fashion house, with designers Norman Norrell and Pauline Triger. Meanwhile, in 1953 his daughter Terry and her husband Albert Ambros joined the business. In 1954 Henry died, but Terry and Albert continued his business.
In the 1950s and 1970s, Audrey Hepburn, Merlin Monroe, Bette Davis shone in decorations from Schreiner … The value and exclusivity of Schreiner Jewelery pieces are undoubtful and accordingly, increases their collectability.
First of all, they produced high quality decorations of unusual design and in small quantities and massively. Second, almost all – made by hand. Third, Schreiner used very expensive custom-made stones of special form and unusual colors, made in Germany by skilled Czechoslovak masters and in the best workshops in Austria. These stones and crystals are unique and no longer produced. And fourth, the combination of incongruous, no restrictions in the mixing of color and shape.
Noteworthy, Henry Schreiner was the first who began to use blackened jewelery alloy. Thus he wanted to emphasize the brightness and beauty of the crystals.
Besides, very often Schreiner created decorations specially for the shows, so they were large and noticeable.
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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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