Harlequin brooch made of an alloy of silver, encrusted with clear rhinestones, eyes of crystal. Lips and a mask covered with colored enamel. Marked B & W – Butler and Wilson jewellery
Butler and Wilson jewellery
After a successful business in trading, two London antique dealers, Nikki Butler and Simon Wilson opened a shop in the early 1970s in London. They started selling their own jewelry, they began to sell it in the 1980s in many cities of their country, as well as abroad.
Traditionally, jewelry designers of Butler and Wilson company made their decorations of fake diamonds, or rhinestones, Swarovski crystals and rare stones of unusual forms. Besides, their decorations were similar to the works of the Art Deco. Sparkling rock crystals are characteristic for many jewelry decorations by Butler and Wilson, created in 1980-1990s. And their brooches in the form of lizards and spiders have become classics. However, the most popular among the collectors are their early works of the 1970s.
King and Queen, Butler & Wilson brooch
Also, the list of fans of Butler and Wilson jewellery includes such celebrity-faces as Kate Moss, Sharon Stone, Jerry Hall, and Faye Dunaway, among many others. Besides, the jewelry brand Butler & Wilson was involved in advertising of leading fashion publications around the world. In fact, Mark Butler & Wilson is as famous in Britain as KJL in America. Vintage pieces by Butler & Wilson are very expensive and collectible.
Noteworthy, among fans of the brand was Princess Diana. For example, her famous brooch – snake of black-and-white crystals accompanied Diana during different events and meetings.
B & W signature
Butler and Wilson jewellery
Crown brooch. Gold tone alloy, glass cabochons, rhinestones, Swarovski crystals. 6.5 cm. 1980s
Bow brooch. Gold tone metal, Swarovski crystals, enamel. 6,5 cm. 1980s
Butterfly Large brooch. Silver tone metal, Swarovski crystals, enamel. 9.5 cm. 1990s
Female Hand brooch. Gold tone metal, Swarovski crystals, enamel, rhinestones. 9 cm. 1980s
Glamorous duck vintage brooch. Gold tone metal, Swarovski crystals. 5 cm, 1990s
Gold apple vintage brooch pin. 5 cm. 1990s
Kitten with a daisy brooch pin. Matte gold tone, Swarovski crystals, enamel. 4 cm. 1990s
Shoe brooch. Gold tone metal, Swarovski crystals. 4,5 cm. 1980s
‘Treasure for the Lady’ vintage brooch. 1990. Matte gold tone, Swarovski crystals,5,5 cm
Giraffe brooch. Silver tone metal, Swarovski crystals. 4,8 cm, 1990s
Dragon brooch. Colored enamel, Ruby cabochon, length 11 cm, middle 1990s
Stylish cufflinks in the form of London’s famous double-decker buses made of metal color yellow gold and decorated with enamel and crystals
A couple of birds vintage brooch with pearls
Puppies, Cute cuff-links
My friend Panda brooch
Exquisite rose necklace
Bow Brooch. colored enamels, metal, gilding. End of the 1980s
Tango brooch, made of transparent and black rhinestone, synthetic diamonds, 1980s
Window of Butler & Wilson boutique
Jewellery boutique Butler & Wilson on the Fulham Road in London – opened in 1972. The boutique located in the southern part of Kensington – the oldest historic part of London
Inside the Butler&Wilson boutique
Earrings and bracelet leopard theme set
Lady with a dog, brooch
Stunning butterfly mirror