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Carlyle vintage costume jewelry

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Carlyle vintage costume jewelry

Elephant brooch with a trembler mechanism. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones, glass cabochons. 1960s. Carlyle vintage costume jewelry

Carlyle vintage costume jewelry
Founded in 1922, Carlyle & Co was the family owned business by brothers John and Russell Cohen. Originally a high-end jewelry retail chain, Carlyle & Co operated in several states in the Southeast and Florida. The company had nearly 30 stores, also known as Carlyle & Co., JE Caldwell & Co. and Park Promenade Jewelers.

According to press releases (Oct 17, 2009), the company ceased to exist after 87 years of work. However, one of the brothers, the founder of the company, elderly Russell Cohen, tried unsuccessfully to buy out at least part of the stores and reopen the chain.
Meanwhile, during the existence of the company, it has experienced ups and downs, a change of owners and re-registration.
Finally, in 2005, Finlay Enterprises, the largest operator of licensed jewelry departments in US department stores, acquired Carlyle & Co. Jewelry.
Noteworthy, the three generations of jewelers who have worked for the company have registered the Carlyle trademarks at different times, and in other states. For example, in Missouri on August 12, 1949, and in New York on February 24, 1970.

Abstract design gold tone rhinestones pin

Abstract design gold tone rhinestones pin

Signature

Maker’s mark

Ad published in 1943 San Diego directory

Ad published in 1943 San Diego directory

Carlyle vintage costume jewelry

1960s gold tone art glass ring

1960s gold tone art glass ring

Butterfly brooch pendant. Gold tone, enamel, art glass

Butterfly brooch pendant. Gold tone, enamel, art glass

Lion head gold tone pendant. 6 cm

Lion head gold tone pendant. 6 cm

Cute mouse gold tone brooch pin

Cute mouse gold tone brooch pin

Door Knocker gold tone vintage clip on earrings

Door Knocker gold tone vintage clip on earrings

Egyptian revival necklace

Egyptian revival necklace. Gold tone metal alloy, green lucite

Frog pin. Gold tone metal, emerald green rhinestones

Frog pin. Gold tone metal, emerald green rhinestones

Gold tone faux pearl crystal oval shaped clip on earrings

Gold tone faux pearl crystal oval shaped clip on earrings

Haute couture door knocker design gold tone textured metal clip on earrings. 1980s

Haute couture door knocker design gold tone textured metal clip on earrings. 1980s

Ladybug pin. Gold tone metal, plastic, faux pearls, rhinestones. 1970s

Ladybug pin. Gold tone metal, plastic, faux pearls, rhinestones. 1970s

Oval shaped gold tone faux pearl rhinestones clip on earrings. 1990s

Oval shaped gold tone faux pearl rhinestones clip on earrings. 1990s

Siam female dancer face vintage brooch designed by Emile Monier for Carlyle. Gold tone, art glass, turquoise cabochons. 1960s

Siam female dancer face vintage brooch designed by Emile Monier for Carlyle. Gold tone, art glass, turquoise cabochons. 1960s

Turquoise and lapis cabochons gold tone bunny necklace

Turquoise and lapis cabochons gold tone bunny necklace

Signature

Maker’s mark