Kreisler vintage costume jewelry
Founded in 1914 in New York by Marcus Stern and Jacques Kreisler, The Stern-Kreisler Jewelry Company specialized in the production of high-end jewelry and bijouterie. Very soon they began to do business with the best department stores across the country. Originally, the company specialized in the production of men’s accessories – cufflinks, tie clips, bracelets and chains for watches, etc. Some years later, Jacques Kreisler became a sole owner of the company, which he renamed to Jacques Kreisler Manufacturing Co.
According to retro ads posters, the company moved to North Bergen, New Jersey. One of the designers who worked for the company was William Diehl. In 1948, Kreisler expanded his product lines and added watches and leather watch bands to men’s and women’s jewelry.
Also, seven years later they stopped the production of high jewelry lines launched in 1945 and mainly produced costume jewelry. Noteworthy, the manufactory ceased operations in 1979. In fact, Kreisler jewelry is rare and quite expensive.
Traditionally, markings included the brand’s name “Kreisler Quality USA”, or “Kreisler US” with a star, and sometimes added the purity of metal, for example 1\20 – 12kt G.F.
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