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American vintage – Curtis costume jewelry

American vintage - Curtis costume jewelry

Tree of life sterling silver brooch decorated with multicolor rhinestones. 5.5 cm. American vintage – Curtis costume jewelry

Curtis costume jewelry
American company Curtis jewelry manufacturing co., known since 1936, produced high quality jewelry. These were silver and gilded ornaments with semiprecious stones and ivory – brooches, clips, and necklaces. However, the history of Curtis is inextricably linked with another American company, Uncas Manufacturing Co., part of which it became in 1936. As for Uncas Manufacturing Co., its owner was Vincent Sorrentino (1892-1976), an Italian immigrant who came to America in the early 20th century. He first registered the Sorrento company in 1911 in Providence, Rhode Island. Of course, the earliest Sorrento jewelry is difficult to find now and they are a collectible rarity. Then, in the early 1920s, Vincent Sorrentino renamed Sorrento into Uncas Manufacturing Co. Uncas jewelry was popular for its variety, exquisite design and high quality.
Along with the above-mentioned Curtis jewelry manufacturing co, the Curtman Company also joined the Uncas Manufacturing Co. In addition, Uncas Manufacturing Co. acquired the company Vargas MFG together with its building in 1996. Interestingly, the Sorrentino family still continues the jewelry business.
Noteworthy, the letters DCE that appeared in 1950 refer to Curtis jewelry manufacturing co.

Marked DCE wreath brooch with leaves. 14 K Gold, rhinestones. Curtis costume jewelry

Marked DCE wreath brooch with leaves. 14 K Gold, rhinestones. Curtis costume jewelry

Three leaf brooch. Faux sapphire stones in the center, textured 12 K gold

Three leaf brooch. Faux sapphire stones in the center, textured 12 K gold

American vintage – Curtis costume jewelry

14k gold filled swirly leaf brooch with black cabochon

14k gold filled swirly leaf brooch with black cabochon

1950s black onyx oval brooch pendant

1950s black onyx oval brooch pendant

1950's Curtis Jewelers sterling silver Heart Brooch

1950’s Curtis Jewelers sterling silver Heart Brooch

Calla flower gold tone brooch with green crystals

Calla flower gold tone brooch with green crystals

Carved flower gold tone brooch. 1940s DC Curtis

Carved flower gold tone brooch. 1940s DC Curtis

CC (Curtis Creation) signed leaf brooch. 12 K gold filled, pearl

CC (Curtis Creation) signed leaf brooch. 12 K gold filled, pearl

Gray crystal heart wreath brooch ogf sterling silver

Gray crystal heart wreath brooch ogf sterling silver

Pearl tree - Tree of Life DCE curtis brooch of gold tone, faux pearls

Pearl tree – Tree of Life DCE curtis brooch of gold tone, faux pearls

Round gold plated pin with a ruffled trim and clear rhinestones

Round gold plated pin with a ruffled trim and clear rhinestones

Round wreath brooch with flower. Textured 14 K gold, rhinestones, red crystals

Round wreath brooch with flower. Textured 14 K gold, rhinestones, red crystals

Shell carved cameo brooch, 14 K gold

Shell carved cameo brooch, 14 K gold

Silver tone faux pearl brooch

Silver tone faux pearl brooch

Sterling silver circles with a bow brooch

Sterling silver circles with a bow brooch

Vintage 14 K gol wreath brooch, DCE Curtis marked

Vintage 14 K gol wreath brooch, DCE Curtis marked

Vintage Curtis Creation Sterling Silver brooch with glass cabochons

Vintage Curtis Creation Sterling Silver brooch with glass cabochons