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Bugbee & Niles BN vintage costume jewelry

Bugbee & Niles BN vintage costume jewelry

Orchid vintage brooch and earrings. Gold tone metal, Swarovski crystals. Before 1950. Bugbee & Niles BN vintage costume jewelry

Bugbee & Niles BN vintage costume jewelry
The history of the American brand Bugbee & Niles began in 1859 in Providence, Rhode Island. The antique jewelry of this company, which had been creating costume and fine jewelry with short interruptions for 160 years, is now a collector’s item. These breaks were due, among other things, to economic and political problems in the world. For example the Great Depression and the Second World War (the company ceased operations in 1943). However, it was constantly reviving and was active until 1992. Noteworthy, the Bugbee & Niles Company Trademarks registered several subsidiaries in the 1980s. In particular, Diamonglo (filed April 6, 1981), Diamonray (June 15, 1981), Diamonart (March 1, 1982) and BN (filed March 5, 1984, canceled 4 November, 1992).
Traditionally, creating jewelry, the company’s designers used gilding and silver plating, as well as crystals and rhinestones, and sometimes enamel. The markings include the initials B.N., or less commonly B&N.

Bow earrings. Gold tone, red rhinestone. 1940s

Bow earrings. Gold tone, red rhinestone. 1940s

Since 1859 creators of fine jewelry

Since 1859 creators of fine jewelry

B.N. stamp

B.N. stamp

Bugbee & Niles BN vintage costume jewelry

Art Deco gold tone expansion wide bracelet

Art Deco gold tone expansion wide bracelet

Blue and clear rhinestone gold tone screw back earrings

Blue and clear rhinestone gold tone screw back earrings

Daisy flower screw back earrings. Gold tone, rhinestone, enamel

Daisy flower screw back earrings. Gold tone, rhinestone, enamel

Dangle screw back earrings. Gold tone, rhinestones

Dangle screw back earrings. Gold tone, rhinestones

Floral design brooch and screw back earrings. Gold plated, rhinestones

Floral design brooch and screw back earrings. Gold plated, rhinestones

Flower clip on earrings. Gold plated metal alloy, enamel, crystal

Flower clip on earrings. Gold plated metal alloy, enamel, crystal

Flower screw back earrings. Gold tone, rhinestones

Flower screw back earrings. Gold tone, rhinestones

Four petal flower screw back earrings

Four petal flower screw back earrings

Gold tone floral design bracelet and screw back earrings with blue rhinestone

Gold tone floral design bracelet and screw back earrings with blue rhinestone

Gold tone rhinestone screw back earrings

Gold tone rhinestone screw back earrings

Gorgeous gold tone rhinestone earrings

Gorgeous gold tone rhinestone earrings

Matte gold tone flower brooch and earrings with blue rhinestones

Matte gold tone flower brooch and earrings with blue rhinestones

Orchid silver plated brooch and earrings with rhinestone

Orchid silver plated brooch and earrings with rhinestone

Pink rhinestone gold tone brooch

Pink rhinestone gold tone brooch

Rhinestone flower earrings

Rhinestone flower earrings

Ribbon bow gold tone rhinestones brooch

Ribbon bow gold tone rhinestones brooch

Rose flower earrings and brooch. Pink rhinestones, gol tone

Rose flower earrings and brooch. Pink rhinestones, gol tone

Seashell earrings. Gold tone, blue rhinestone

Seashell earrings. Gold tone, blue rhinestone

Silver Flower screw back earrings with rhinestone

Silver Flower screw back earrings with rhinestone

Silver tone floral design brooch and earrings

Silver tone floral design brooch and earrings

Twisted rings design pendant and earrings. Gold plated, rhinestones

Twisted rings design pendant and earrings. Gold plated, rhinestones

Signature BN

Signature BN