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Bonetto vintage timepiece costume jewelry

Bonetto vintage timepiece costume jewelry

Clown with watch brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel, rhinestones. 7.5 cm. 1980s. Bonetto vintage timepiece costume jewelry

Bonetto vintage timepiece costume jewelry
The history of the Italian company “Bonetto Fratelli S.R.L.” began in 1963 in Valenza, Province of Alessandria. The company became famous for making timepiece costume jewelry – brooches, bracelets, and watch pendants. Louis Byun has been the main designer of many jeweled timepieces. Traditionally, the company’s craftsmen used gold-tone jewelry alloy, enamel, mother-of-pearl (mainly for the dial), crystals, rhinestones, and sometimes fur. Noteworthy, the manufacturer gave a 1 year warranty for its high quality products. The markings included the word “Bonetto” with the copyright mark. Sometimes jewelry was produced without marking, but in a branded box, commissioned by Fashion Houses or other companies. Along with brooches and pendants, the company produced large rings with built-in clockwork. However, the watch mechanisms themselves were Japanese.
According to the company’s statement, fashion is divided into two parts – with and without Bonetto. “Each handmade exclusive design is different, unique, and each has mystic and aura”.
The company operated until 2000 with short breaks and changes in ownership, and finally, the renewed company ceased to exist in 2016.

A couple of cats brooch with dangling clock. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones

A couple of cats brooch with dangling clock. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones. 1980s

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Bonetto vintage timepiece costume jewelry

Art Deco Lady floral design brooch with watch. Gold tone metal, mother-of-pearl dial, crystals, rhinestones. 1970s

Art Deco Lady floral design brooch with watch. Gold tone metal, mother-of-pearl dial, crystals, rhinestones. 1970s

Bird brooch with watches. Gold tone, rhinestones. 7.6 cm. 1980s

Bird brooch with watches. Gold tone, rhinestones. 7.6 cm. 1980s

Faux pearls rhinestones gold tone brooch with watches

Faux pearls rhinestones gold tone brooch with watches

Figural brooch - lady in a red hat. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones. 1960s

Figural brooch – lady in a red hat. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones. 1960s

Floral design bracelet with watches. Metal alloy, rhinestones

Floral design bracelet with watches. Metal alloy, rhinestones

Gold-tone brooch with watch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones, mother of pearl dial. 1970s

Gold-tone brooch with watch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones, mother of pearl dial. 1970s

Green field gold flag brooch with watch

Green field gold flag brooch with watch

Lady Bug brooch. Red enamel, gold tone metal, rhinestones

Lady Bug brooch. Red enamel, gold tone metal, rhinestones

Lady in hat cameo brooch. Handpainted enamel, gold tone metal, rhinestones

Lady in hat cameo brooch. Handpainted enamel, gold tone metal, rhinestones

Leaves and flowers brooch with watch. Metal alloy, rhinestones. 1970s

Leaves and flowers brooch with watch. Metal alloy, rhinestones. 1970s

Mirror and cat figurine brooch with clock. Gold and silver tone alloy, rhinestones. 1980s

Mirror and cat figurine brooch with clock. Gold and silver tone alloy, rhinestones. 1980s

Moon and Stars brooch with watch and charms. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones, mother-of-pearl

Moon and Stars brooch with watch and charms. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones, mother-of-pearl

Paradise bird brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones. 9.5 cm. 1970s

Paradise bird brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones. 9.5 cm. 1970s

Quartz watch with mother-of-pearl dial

Quartz watch with mother-of-pearl dial

Toucan brooch with watches. Gold plated metal, enamel, crystals. 7 cm. 1980s

Toucan brooch with watches. Gold plated metal, enamel, crystals. 7 cm. 1980s

Tree branch brooch with watch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones. 1970s

Tree branch brooch with watch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones. 1970s

Woman in a black hat brooch with clock. Metal alloy, rhinestones, hand painted enamel, plastic. 1960s

Woman in a black hat brooch with clock. Metal alloy, rhinestones, hand painted enamel, plastic. 1960s

Woman's profile with flowers vintage timepiece. Gold tone alloy, rhinestones, resin. 1970s

Woman’s profile with flowers vintage timepiece. Gold tone alloy, rhinestones, resin. 1970s

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