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Kenzo costume jewelry

Kenzo costume jewelry

Gorgeous flower vintage brooch. Jewelry alloy, lucite. Kenzo costume jewelry

Kenzo costume jewelry
The history of the legendary Kenzo fragrances began in 1987.
Kenzo Fashion House produces clothes, perfumes and stylish accessories, but many fashion houses do this. So why is Kenzo so famous? In the 60s of the last century, a young, ambitious Japanese Takada Kenzo, full of creative plans, ideas and, of course, talent, came to Paris.
The guy was not just talented, he absorbed everything new, like a sponge. As a result, the designer received a curious, but very honorable nickname – “the most French of Japanese designers”. Takada created a unique style that combines two different cultures. Ethnic style inherent in any Kenzo product, both clothing and jewelry.
Kenzo jewelry is more like museum treasures, which have collected elements of all the exotic tribes and nations of the planet. Each decoration is a compromise between fashionable and vintage, massive and individual, subtle, classic and modern, strength and weakness. The jewels of this brand make you either fall in love from the first moment or hate them. In any case, Kenzo products will not leave anyone indifferent, they cause too strong feelings.
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Erwin Pearl vintage costume jewelry

Erwin Pearl vintage costume jewelry

Pharaoh brooch pendant. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, black enamel. Erwin Pearl vintage costume jewelry

Erwin Pearl vintage costume jewelry
Born in Austria, Erwin Pearl grew up in the US, where he moved with his uncle after the end of the Second World War. Since his youth he studied jewelry, and over time became one of the best diamond cutters in the world. Already in 1957, Erwin founded his own jewelry company. He began to produce jewelery of his own design using diamonds, pearls and precious stones. His attention to detail and outstanding craftsmanship helped create a series of exquisite jewelery. Accordingly, among his clients were politicians, movie stars and pop stars. Interesting designer jewelery, often gold-plated and using natural stones, brought him fame. The success was overwhelming, in particular, Erwin won first place at the prestigious diamond design Diamond International Award in London for 5 years in a row.
Noteworthy, in 1970 the company decided to start producing low-priced jewelry. Undoubtedly, costume jewelry has always been special love and priority of the master. The mark E. Pearl appeared in 1991, and was used in the early nineties. Products have become more accessible thanks to the materials used, but no less refined and elegant in design. Thus, the prices of Erwin Pearl jewelery vary widely – from affordable to very, very high.
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Liz Claiborne vintage costume jewelry

Liz Claiborne vintage costume jewelry

Scorpio zodiac sign vintage brooch-pendant. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, crystals. Liz Claiborne vintage costume jewelry

Liz Claiborne vintage costume jewelry
Founded in 1976 in New York, Liz Claiborne Inc. was named after the famous American designer Anne Elisabeth Jane Claiborne, who also became a part of the founders. The company immediately became successful. In 2006, the company’s turnover amounted to more than 5 billion dollars. Liz Claiborne Inc. became the first woman-based company to be on the prestigious list of the most successful Fortune 500 companies.
Behind each brooch and each pair of clips labeled Liz Clairbone there is a story of a truly strong woman. The name Liz Claiborne is not only familiar to vintage jewelery collectors. Liz Clairbone accessories, like all other products of the company, were originally designed for a middle-income woman who works – that is, she chooses jewelry and clothing herself with her own money. Liz Clayborn herself, who became the symbol of many business women, worked until the last days of her life (she died of cancer) and transferred her empire to her children – relatives and adoptees.
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Beautiful vintage – Reinad costume jewelry

Beautiful vintage - Reinad costume jewelry. Chinese opera singer face, mask brooch. Clear and red rhinestones, silver tone metal

Chinese opera singer face, mask brooch. Clear and red rhinestones, silver tone metal. Beautiful vintage – Reinad costume jewelry

Beautiful vintage – Reinad costume jewelry
The origins of the Reinad date back to 1922, when the company worked exclusively with jewelry for the clothing brands. In particular, Chanel Novelty Co., when Reinad made jewelry in the spring of 1941. In fact, all decorations of the American brand Reinad are very rare!
At the end of 1941, Reinad Novelty Co., Inc. launched a line of its own jewelry under the brand REINAD. But for many years, they still produced decorations for leading fashion houses and jewelry companies. Among them such names as: Boucher, Hattie Carnegie, and Eisenberg Ice.
In his book “Costume Jewelry : A Practical Handbook and Value Guide” (1997), Fred Rezazadeh gave a useful advice. “If you see jewelry from Reinad jewelry that you like, try to buy it, because you will not have a second chance.”
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Carolee vintage costume jewelry

Carolee vintage costume jewelry

A boy with a dog figural brooch. Jewelry alloy, emeral blue tone enamel, metal. 1970s. Carolee vintage costume jewelry

Carolee vintage costume jewelry
Lovers of costume jewelry will not confuse jewelry of this brand, even unmarked, with other brands. Especially the series of enameled brooches of extraordinary little men. However, the Carolee assortment is diverse and includes rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, charms and exquisite costume jewelry.
An architect by training, Carolee Friedlander founded the popular jewelry brand Carolee in 1972. According to Friedlander, she started her business on the kitchen table, creating a necklace of various beads and crystals. First of all, she wanted to create such jewelry and accessories that would force women not only to buy them, but also to collect. Fortunately, she succeeded in it. Carole Friedlander’s high-quality, women-oriented marketing quickly became her competitive advantage and distinguished ‘Carolee’ from other jewelery manufacturers in the US market.
The jewelry brand Carolee still exists today, producing jewelry in many countries, including the USA, China, Korea and the UK. The best department stores in the world, including the Moscow Central Department Store sell Carolee jewelry. They say, Michelle Obama and other famous ladies prefer the jewelry of this brand. Among them – Brooke Shields, Liv Tyler, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Simpson, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Alba, Pamela Anderson, Caroline Beckham, Eva Mendez, and Penelope Cruz.
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American vintage – Pell Jewelry

American vintage - Pell Jewelry

Cat brooch-pin. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones, crystals. 4 cm. American vintage – Pell Jewelry

American vintage – Pell Jewelry
Undoubtedly, lovers and collectors of vintage jewelry know the Pell brand very well. Decorations from this manufacturer are rare, but always represent a true masterpiece of jewelry. And this brooch is no exception!
Created by the four brothers Joseph, Anthony, Alfred and William Gaita in 1941, the Pell company began producing a wide range of jewelry, mostly silver plated. Long Island City, NY based Pell Jewelry Co. designed jewelry for Disney Productions and the Miss America competition. Also, the company participated in the production of Coro jewelry. Since 1955, a copyright label has appeared on the Pell jewelry label.
Noteworthy, founded by the Gaita brothers, Pell Jewelry Co. is still in business as of 2006, thanks to the youngest of brothers – Alfred Gaita. Making only the best quality products that have been developed over the years, Pell jewelry is very popular among lovers of costume jewelry.
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St John SJ costume jewelry

St John SJ costume jewelry

Sunflower brooch, large 14 cm, made of jewelry alloy and lucite. St John SJ costume jewelry

St John SJ costume jewelry
Founded in 1962 by spouses Mary and Robert Gray, St. John (St. John Knits International Inc.) is a popular American luxury women’s knitwear brand. Based in Southern California, USA, the company began manufacturing costume jewelry in the early 1980s. First, “St. John” opened a jewelry workshop and created branded buttons with the famous monogram of the brand “SJ”. In addition, they started to produce jewelry – brooches, bracelets, necklaces, belts with charms, as well as the famous and always recognizable clips-buttons. Their line of jewelry, marked “St. John”, or SJ, as well as clothing, designed in the classical style, was mainly in black and white tones. Creating their jewelry, masters used high-quality matte and glossy metals, 24-carat gold plating, as well as rhodium plating. Also, Austrian Swarovski crystals and artificial pearls.
Noteworthy, high-quality enamels, which cover the “St. John” ornaments and buttons, do not have cracks even after 25 years of use (!). Jewelry lovers and collectors of vintage costume jewelry appreciate St John decorations.
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