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Adele Simpson vintage costume jewelry

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Adele Simpson vintage costume jewelry

Dandelion gold tone rhinestone brooch pin. Adele Simpson vintage costume jewelry

Adele Simpson vintage costume jewelry (1945-1960)
Born on 28 December 1904, Adele Smithline graduated from Pratt Institute of Design in New York City in 1922. She married textile manufacturer Wesley William Simpson, and became known in the fashion world as the iconic award-winning American fashion designer Adele Simpson (December 8, 1903 – August 23, 1995).

She founded Adele Simpson Inc in 1945 and launched several trademarks on creation of women’s clothes, fragrance and accessories. From the beginning of her career she designed high quality jewelry pieces to accompany her coats, dresses and suits. Besides, she collaborated with well known jewelry designers of the time. Among them, in particular, was the renowned jewelry designer Henry Schreiner.


Pansy flower brooch and earrings. Silver tone, rhinestones. 1946

Pansy flower brooch and earrings. Silver tone, rhinestones. 1946

October 1946 ad - Pansy Pin, earrings and Golden Multi Chain

October 1946 ad – Pansy Pin, earrings and Golden Multi Chain

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Blue rhinestone round button clip earrings

Blue rhinestone round button clip earrings

Blue topaz gold tone rhinestone bow brooch. 1940s

Blue topaz gold tone rhinestone bow brooch. 1940s

Button design gold tone clip on earrings. 1945

Button design gold tone clip on earrings. 1945

Byzantine style eight-pointed star gold tone pendant

Byzantine style eight-pointed star gold tone pendant

Demi Parure brooch and earrings. Glass, rhinestones

Demi Parure brooch and earrings. Glass, rhinestones

Fan brooch. Black and clear rhinestone, silver tone

Fan brooch. Black and clear rhinestone, silver tone

Faux pearl citrine yellow blue earrings

Faux pearl citrine yellow blue earrings

Flower bouquet brooch. Sterling gold washed, blue and red glass

Flower bouquet brooch. Sterling gold washed, blue and red glass

Green crystal aurora borealis beads gold tone clip on earrings

Green crystal aurora borealis beads gold tone clip on earrings

Insect brooch pin. Gold tone, red purple and green rhinestone

Insect brooch pin. Gold tone, red purple and green rhinestone

Mid-century bow brooch. Sterling silver, rhinestones

Mid-century bow brooch. Sterling silver, rhinestones

Snowflake rhinestone faux pearl brooch pin. 1950s

Snowflake rhinestone faux pearl brooch pin. 1950s

Spiral circle gold tone rhinestone brooch

Spiral circle gold tone rhinestone brooch

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark