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Bergdorf Goodman vintage costume jewelry

Butterfly and daisy brooch of gold tone. 1995. Bergdorf Goodman vintage costume jewelry

Butterfly and daisy brooch of gold tone. 1995. Bergdorf Goodman vintage costume jewelry

Bergdorf Goodman vintage costume jewelry
Despite the fact that the history of the Bergdorf Goodman brand began in 1901, the history of the costume jewelry of this company began only in the 1980s. Like many fashion houses of the 1980s, the company launched a collection of costume jewelry. These were runway necklaces, brooches and earrings made by hand using gold plating, enamel, rhinestones, and Swarovski crystals. Noteworthy, the markings of 1980s jewelry, along with the copyright mark, included intertwined capital letters – the initials BG inside oval. The next collection appeared in 1995, and the markings on the back of the jewelry changed. In particular, it included a copyright sign and two capital block letters BG, and the year of manufacture – 1995. Traditionally, the designers who worked for BG company used jewelry alloy of silver or gold tone, gold plating, enamel, crystals and rhinestones.
The brand’s high-quality, hand-made costume jewelry is rare and collectible.
Currently, Bergdorf Goodman Inc. is a luxury department store located on Fifth Avenue in downtown Manhattan, New York. However, it all began in 1899 when Edwin Goodman, a 23-year-old trader from Lockport, New York, moved to New York to work as an apprentice. Within two years, Goodman raised enough money to start his own business.

Heart brooch. Gold plated metal alloy, diamante crystals. 1980s

Heart brooch. Gold plated metal alloy, diamante crystals. 1980s

Edwin opened Bergdorf Goodman tailoring in 1901 in Manhattan. By the way, he became the first couturier in the world to present a ready-to-wear collection to the world. After retirement, his son Andrew took over business (1951), and after his father’s death in 1953, became president of the company. Andrew was responsible for strengthening Bergdorf’s reputation and expanding the range of products and services.

The company changed several owners from 1972 to the 1990s, and the last one was Neiman Marcus, that has officially filed for bankruptcy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BG initials signature

BG initials inside oval

Bergdorf Goodman vintage costume jewelry

1995 BG

1995 BG signed

Abstract design gold plated clear crystal clip on earrings. 1980s

Abstract design gold plated clear crystal clip on earrings. 1980s

Angel cherub heart pin. Gold plated metal alloy, purple rhinestone. 1995

Angel cherub heart pin. Gold plated metal alloy, purple rhinestone. 1995

Angelfish dangle earrings. Gold tone textured metal, faux pearls. 1995

Angelfish dangle earrings. Gold tone textured metal, faux pearls. 1995

Art Deco style silver tone Swarovski crystals clip on earrings. 1980s

Art Deco style silver tone Swarovski crystals clip on earrings. 1980s

Black enamel gold tone clear rhinestone necklace choker. 1980s

Black enamel gold tone clear rhinestone necklace choker. 1980s

Black enamel rhinestones round clips. 3.5 cm. 1980s

Black enamel rhinestones round clips. 3.5 cm. 1980s

Bow brooch. 22 K gold plated metal alloy, rhinestones. 1980s

Bow brooch. 22 K gold plated metal alloy, rhinestones. 1980s

Clear rhinestone gold plated collar necklace. 1980s

Clear rhinestone gold plated collar necklace. 1980s

Cowboy Boot pendant brooch of gold tone

Cowboy Boot pendant brooch of gold tone

Curved wing shaped black enamel earrings. 1980s

Curved wing shaped black enamel earrings. 1980s

Donkey pin. Gold plated metal alloy. 1995

Donkey pin. Gold plated metal alloy. 1995

Filigree floral design clip on earrings. 3.7 cm. 1980s

Filigree floral design clip on earrings. 3.7 cm. 1980s

Hexagon clip on earrings. Gold plated metal alloy, lucite, clear rhinestones. 1980s

Hexagon clip on earrings. Gold plated metal alloy, lucite, clear rhinestones. 1980s

Honey Bee link gold tone bracelet. 1995

Honey Bee link gold tone bracelet. 1995

'Kiss' sign oval crystal clip on earrings. Gold plated metal alloy, crystal. 1980s

‘Kiss’ symbol oval crystal clip on earrings. Gold plated metal alloy, crystal. 1980s

Kittens in yarn basket brooch. Gold tone metal alloy. 1995

Kittens in yarn basket brooch. Gold tone metal alloy. 1995

Navy blue enamel clear crystal choker necklace. 1980s

Navy blue enamel clear crystal choker necklace. 1980s

Purple enamel silver tone necklace. 1980s

Purple enamel silver tone necklace. 1980s

Silver and black tone brooch and clip on earrings. Black enamel, rhinestones. 1980s

Silver and black tone brooch and clip on earrings. Black enamel, rhinestones. 1980s

Tennis Players racquet ball brooch pin. Silver tone metal. 1995

Tennis Players racquet ball brooch pin. Silver tone metal. 1995

Three bows necklace. Gold plated metal alloy, rhinestones. 1980s

Three bows necklace. Gold plated metal alloy, rhinestones. 1980s

Turquoise and pink enamel gold plated brooch

Turquoise and pink enamel gold plated brooch

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