Carol Star vintage costume jewelry
Carol Star vintage costume jewelry (1992-2002)
The history of the Carol Star jewelry brand began in 1992 in Providence, Rhode Island, and lasted only one decade. However, its founder and president, Italian-American Antonio Piccirillo (b. 1952), already had a great experience in creating costume jewelry.
Remarkably, he founded his first jewelry company at the age of 17.
Incorporated in 1969, his first company became Star Creation Inc., located at 45 Dike Street, Providence, Rhode Island. In 1982, Antonio already owned two jewelry companies. His second company, A. Corona Jewelry Inc, was based on Argonne Street, Johnston, RI. So, Carol Star Designs Inc, registered at 45 Dike Street, Providence, Rhode Island in 1994, became his third company.
All three companies ceased to exist in 2004.
Antonio was engaged not only in sales, but also in the design and creation of costume jewelry. The costume jewelry of the Italian master is distinguished by attention to detail, beautiful design, and the use of high quality materials. Traditionally, these are textured metal alloys, silvering and gilding, and rarely enamel and rhinestones. The maker’s mark includes “Carol Star” on an oval or rectangular cartouche and “Made in USA” on oval base.