Admira Admark vintage costume jewelry
Admark vintage costume jewelry
This vintage brooch “Hummingbird” is a magnificent example of detailed realistic figurative design retro jewelry. Marked “Admark Sterling”, it is 12 K gold filled. The eye of the bird is an insert of deep ruby glass.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based company Admira Jewelry Corporation was created by a designer-jeweler Albert Adler in 1945. Noteworthy, he renamed the company in 1954 into Admark Co Inc. According to sources, the company actively worked till 1960s. Then, after ups and downs, a rebirth in the 1980s, and a change of owners and directions, the company ceased to exist.
Especially valuable is genuine and imitation jewelry created in the 1940s-1960s.
Traditionally, the designers of this company used 12 K gold filling, sterling silver and natural stones. In particular, carnelian, rock crystal, carved shell, tigers eye, jasper, black onyx, chalcedony, chrysoprase, and more. The markings most often include “Admark”. Thanks to the high quality and craftsmanship, the vintage jewelry of this company has been perfectly preserved. However, these decorations are extremely rare in the vintage jewelry market and collectible.