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Agatha Paris vintage costume jewelry

Agatha Paris vintage costume jewelry

Cat silhouette design antique gold tone brooch pin. 5.5 cm. 1960s. Agatha Paris vintage costume jewelry

Agatha Paris vintage costume jewelry
The history of the French costume jewelry brand AGATHA began began as a family business in Paris in 1974. According to legend, Michel Quinioux, the founder of the company, chose the name Agatha for a reason. He wanted a feminine name that began with the letter A and related to natural stones, in particular to agate. In addition, he wanted to create affordable jewelry based on a combination of creativity, fashion inspiration and a cheerful spirit.
Traditionally, the company’s craftsmen use metal alloys, sterling silver, copper, art glass imitating semi-precious stones, as well as mother-of-pearl and natural stones. The first boutique, which appeared in the 1970s on Rue Montge in Paris, offered exceptional design at low prices. Due to its affordable prices, authenticity, high quality and innovation, Agatha labeled jewelry was a great success among the French. By the way, Michel Quinioux’s favorite ‘Scottie’ dog inspired him to create a pendant, and since 1980s it has been the company’s mascot.
Noteworthy, since 1993, the buyer could choose stones and design to create their own unique jewelry.
In 2006, the founder of the company, Michel Quinioux retired and sold his brand to the King Power group.
The company has about 300 stores and boutiques all over the world, including Italy, Japan, Canada, China and the United States.

Autumn leaves gold tone brooch. 6.5 cm. 1980s

Autumn leaves gold tone brooch. 6.5 cm. 1980s

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Agatha Paris vintage costume jewelry

Autumn leaves gold tone earrings. 3.4 cm. 1980s

Autumn leaves gold tone earrings. 3.4 cm. 1980s

Bow brooch. Gold tone metal alloy. 7 cm. 1980s

Bow brooch. Gold tone metal alloy. 7 cm. 1980s

Bow gold tone brooch. 1980s

Bow gold tone brooch. 1980s

Geometric design black and clear rhinestones vintage brooch

Geometric design black and clear rhinestones vintage brooch. 1990s

Gold plated oval shaped vintage brooch. 6 cm

Gold plated oval shaped vintage brooch. 6 cm. 1970s

Hallmarked gold plated clip on earrings. 2.5 cm. 1980s

Hallmarked gold plated clip on earrings. 2.5 cm. 1980s

Multicolor art glass gold plated brooch

Multicolor art glass gold plated brooch. 7 cm. 1970s

Openwork heart pendant. Gold tone metal, rhinestones. 1980s

Openwork heart pendant. Gold tone metal, rhinestones. 1980s

Oval shaped gold tone faux pearl rhinestone brooch. 4.5 cm. 1990s

Oval shaped gold tone faux pearl rhinestone brooch. 4.5 cm. 1990s

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Puffed heart clip-on earrings. Rhinestones, gold tone metal

Puffed heart clip-on earrings. Rhinestones, gold tone metal. 3 cm. 1980s

Scotch terrier gold tone brooch. 3.5 cm. 1980s

Scotch terrier gold tone brooch. 3.5 cm. 1980s

Scottish terrier gold tone necklace. 1990s

Mascot of the company – Scottish terrier, gold tone brooch and necklace. 1990s

Space galaxy theme Gold tone clips. 2.5 cm. 1980s

Space galaxy theme Gold tone clips. 2.5 cm. 1980s

Traffic lights clips. Gold tone bijouterie alloy, crystals. 2 cm.1985

Traffic lights clips. Gold tone bijouterie alloy, crystals. 2 cm.1985

Round shaped clips with Agatha Paris label. Gold tone rope, faux pearl. 3 cm. 1980s

Round shaped clips with Agatha Paris label. Gold tone rope, faux pearl. 3 cm. 1980s

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