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Lia Sophia vintage costume jewelry

Lia Sophia vintage costume jewelry

Rudolph Reindeer Christmas brooch of gold tone. Lia Sophia vintage costume jewelry

Lia Sophia vintage costume jewelry
Vintage jewelry is always exquisite and beautiful. Antique jewelry embodies something special, it only wins over time. Vintage brooches, necklaces, rings or earrings, despite their image, never go out of fashion, no matter how paradoxical this sounds.

Costume jewelry marked Lia Sophia have been produced for more than 45 years – from 1971 to 2015. Lia Sophia manufactured high quality, superbly designed, fashion jewelry at reasonable prices. According to Chicago Tribune, the sole member of Lia Sophia, a Delaware corporation Kiam Equities, the husband-wife team Tory Kiam and creative director Elena Kiam ran Lia Sophia before it closed in 2014. The New York based couple took over the fashion jewelry business from Tory Kiam’s father, Victor Kiam. His son renamed it Lia Sophia, in honor of two of his daughters, in 2004. In fact, the company sold its jewelry mostly at home parties in a business model similar to Avon. Noteworthy, at its peak, Lia Sophia had more than 30,000 sales representatives. Although the direct sales business closed at the end of December 2014, they are still selling their products online.
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Valentino Garavani vintage costume jewelry

Valentino Garavani vintage costume jewelry. Grape brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, faux pearls, Swarovski crystals

Grape brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, faux pearls, Swarovski crystals. Valentino Garavani vintage costume jewelry

Valentino Garavani vintage costume jewelry
Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani is a legendary Italian couturier. His design works – brilliant jewelry, feminine and luxurious dresses became symbols of glamor and bohemian life of aristocrats, movie stars and celebrities.
An artist by vocation, for more than forty years, he has been inventing outfits, accessories and jewelry that appeal to people of delicate taste.
In 1967 Atelier turns into a respectable Fashion House. Valentino dresses style icons such as Jacqueline de Ribes and Babe Paley, the maestro transfers seasonal fashion shows from Florence to Rome and receives the Neiman Marcus Award in Dallas, one of the most prestigious in the fashion industry.
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David Andersen vintage silver jewelry

David Andersen vintage silver jewelry

Flower brooch. Sterling silver, gold gilt, enamel. David Andersen vintage silver jewelry

David Andersen vintage silver jewelry
Norwegian jeweler David Andersen is the founder of the eponymous jewelry company based in Oslo. Andersen founded the company in 1876, in the city of Christiania (now called Oslo). Soon he expanded his production and began to make decorations and kitchen accessories, for example, cutlery and tongs. Besides, the best Norwegian designers worked with Andersen. In particular, Bjorn Sgurd Oster, Sinnove Korsson, Milli Beherns, Konrad Mejus, Nora Gulbrandsen and others. His works sometimes appear at various auctions and in private collections. Noteworthy, the company worked only with silver, and enamel. Also, all products have always had markings with the name of the brand – David Andersen.
This Scandinavian company still produces high-quality silver items with an elegant design, often with beautiful enamel work.
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Hungarian artist Percz Janos jewelry art

Hungarian artist Percz Janos jewelry art

Funny faces bronze bracelet. Hungarian artist Percz Janos jewelry art

Percz Janos jewelry art
Born in Budapest in 1920, Percz Janos studied at the Hungarian School of Fine Arts (1940–1946). In addition, he studied painting and graphic design under the guidance of such famous masters as Varga Nandor, Loiosh, Bori Yeno, Sidley Ferenc, and others. Janos began his career as a graphic artist, but already at that time several of his wood carved works became well known.
Between 1948-1960, he taught art design at the school of design and at the same time began to master metal work.
In the 1960s, Perz Janos showed himself as a pioneer of Hungarian metal jewelry art. So, he revised the boundaries of the use of metal structures from the point of view of art, developed it, and changed attitude to sculpture. The gallery of his works is extensive – jewelry, vases, candlesticks, ashtrays, masks, wall applications and more. All products testify to liberated and expressive imagination, and a mature approach to shaping.
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Signed CR Dunetz costume jewelry

Signed CR Dunetz costume jewelry

Beautiful female modernist portrait brooch pendant. Sterling silver, 22k yellow gold, cloisonné enamel, amethyst. Signed CR Dunetz costume jewelry

Signed CR Dunetz costume jewelry
Modernist and abstract, the design of Dunetz jewelry is somewhat reminiscent of paintings made in the style of surrealism and cubism. According to Celiane (born in 1947) and Ronald Dunetz (born 13 November 1950), they are more between painting and jewelry.
Traditionally, the creative duo of a husband and wife, Ronald and Celiane Dunetz made gorgeous jewelry decorations using cloisonne enamel of bright colors. Also, jewelers made products combining metals in one item, for example 22 and 24 kt gold with sterling silver with an addition of semi-precious gemstones. Rarely found in the jewelry market, these decorations have signature of artists “CR Dunetz” on the back side, as well as “sterling” and / or 22k.
Undoubtedly, jewelry pieces created by Florida based designers Celiane and Ronald Dunetz is of museum quality, rare and collectible.
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Signed Cellini sterling silver jewelry

Signed Cellini sterling silver jewelry

Bouquet of three flowers tied with a bow. Sterling silver gold plated metal, crystals. Signed Cellini sterling silver jewelry

Signed Cellini sterling silver jewelry
The brand Cellini appeared more than a hundred years ago, founded in 1914 as The Cellini Shop. Succeeded by Cellini Craft in 1934, early Cellini products, especially those done by the Mulholland brothers, were very accomplished and mainly Scandinavian in design. In 1957 the Randahl Company purchased Cellini Craft, partly to acquire its metalsmiths. Traditionally, they produced Argental items. However, in 1965 Randahl died, and the company was immediately sold to Reed & Barton.
Reed & Barton – a company producing silver and silver-plated household items, established in 1824 in Taunton (Massachusetts, USA). The founders of the company are designers Henry J. Reed and Charles I. Burton. Along with jewelry, the company produced cutlery and services, elegant vases, caskets, stylish photo frames and much more.
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Signed PAM vintage costume jewelry

Signed PAM vintage costume jewelry

Exotic dancer with the black face made of thermoset or celluloid, blackamoor collectible brooch. 1950s. Gold tone metal, enamel, crystals, pearls. 8 cm. Signed PAM vintage costume jewelry

Signed PAM vintage costume jewelry
A wonderful Balinese Dancer with a fan and a magnificent headdress decorated with crystals and pearls – the rarest collectible brooch signed PAM. Noteworthy, the brooch is mentioned in Warman’s Jewelry: Fine & Costume Jewelry guides by Kathy Flood and Classic American Costume Jewelry by Jacqueline Rehmann. The American jewelry company PAM existed from the 1950s to the 1960s, and the items marked PAM are collectible rarities. Unfortunately, there is very limited information on the company.
According to their costume decorations, the PAM designers traditionally used jewelry alloy of gold and silver tone, enamel, lucite, crystals and aurora borealis rhinestones.
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