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Carolee vintage costume jewelry

Carolee vintage costume jewelry

A boy with a dog figural brooch. Gold tone, enamel. 1970s. Carolee vintage costume jewelry

Carolee vintage costume jewelry
An architect by training, Carolee Friedlander founded the eponymous jewelry brand in 1972. According to Friedlander, she started her business on the kitchen table, creating a necklace of various beads and crystals. First of all, she wanted women not only to buy her jewelry pieces, but also to collect them.
She opened her first store in Bloomingdales (New York) in 1989.
Six years later, Carolee launched a joint collection with Ralph Lauren. And in 1996 she created the iconic collection inspired by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Thanks to the incredible “fashionable” flair and the ability to quickly make risky decisions, the company became the first to sell its products online. Interestingly, for the first two hours, they earned half a million dollars!
Noteworthy, the retail brand alliance Brooks Brothers, the oldest men’s clothing brand in the USA, bought Carolee company in 2001. Today, Carolee produces and sells jewelry in many countries, including the USA, China, Korea and the UK.
Many famous ladies prefer Carolee brand. Among them – Michelle Obama, Brooke Shields, Liv Tyler, Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Alba, Pamela Anderson, Caroline Beckham, Penelope Cruz and more.

Carolee vintage costume jewelry

Lily Flower brooch. Gold tone, Swarovski crystals. 7 cm

Signature

Maker’s mark

Carolee vintage costume jewelry

A couple of romantic cats, vintage brooch. Jewelry alloy, crystals, aurora borealis, cabochons. 4 cm

Romantic cats brooch. Metal alloy, crystals, cabochons. 4 cm

Bee brooch. Jewelry alloy, aurora borealis, glass cabochons. 3.5 cm

Bee brooch. Metal alloy, aurora borealis, glass cabochons. 3.5 cm

Birds on the branch Carolee limited edition brooch. 1996

Birds on the branch brooch. 1996

Blue-eyed frog brooch. Jewelry alloy, artificial pearls, crystals. 4 cm

Blue-eyed frog brooch. Metal alloy, faux pearls, crystals. 4 cm

Bow vintage brooch. Metal, enamel, faux pearls, crystals. 6 cm

Bow brooch. Metal, enamel, faux pearls, crystals. 6 cm

Butterfly vintage brooch. Jewelry alloy, colored crystals, Swarovski crystals, Colored glass, colored enamels, cloisonne enamel. 7.7 cm

Butterfly vintage brooch. Swarovski crystals, glass, cloisonne enamel. 7.7 cm

Carolee LUX Vintage Necklace. Jewelry alloy, crystals, pearls, semiprecious stones, crystal. Suspension 8 x 6 cm, chain length 50 cm

Carolee LUX Vintage Necklace. Metal alloy, crystals, pearls, semiprecious stones. Pendant 8 x 6 cm, chain length 50 cm

Champagne brooch. Gold tone metal, jewelry alloy, enamel, crystals. 5.5 x 2 cm

Champagne brooch. Gold tone, enamel, crystals. 5.5 x 2 cm

Cute paired brooches Boy and Girl. Jewelry alloy, gilding, crystals, enamel. 5 cm. 1970s

Cute paired brooches Boy and Girl. Gilding, crystals, enamel. 5 cm. 1970s

Dalmatian puppy with a house and a bone. 1980s brooch. Jewelery alloy of gold tone, Swarovski crystals, enamel. The house and the bone have a pin buckle

Dalmatian puppy with a house and a bone. 1980s brooch. Gold tone, Swarovski crystals, enamel. The house and the bone have a pin buckle

Dragonfly brooch. Jewelry alloy, aurora borealis, cabochons. 11cm

Dragonfly brooch. Metal alloy, aurora borealis, cabochons. 11cm

Elephant mother and baby, vintage brooch-toy. Jewelry alloy, crystals. 3.5 cm

Elephant mother and baby brooch-toy. Metal alloy, crystals. 3.5 cm

Fairy vintage brooch. Aurora Borealis, gold tone metal, Swarovski crystals. 6 cm

Fairy vintage brooch. Gold tone metal, Swarovski crystals. 6 cm

Flamingo vintage brooch. 1980s Jewelery alloy, cabochons, Swarovski crystals. 3.4 cm

Flamingo vintage brooch. 1980s. 3.4 cm

Flower Lily vintage brooch. Limited Edition. Jewelry alloy, crystals, aurora borealis, Swarovski crystals, cabochons. 5.5 cm

Flower Lily vintage brooch. Limited Edition. Metal alloy, crystals, aurora borealis crystals, cabochons. 5.5 cm

Golf player, 1972-1975 brooch. Jewelry alloy, metal, enamel, rhinestones

Golf player, 1972-1975 brooch. Metal, enamel, rhinestones

Labeled brooch 'Magic Rabbit'. Jewelery alloy, glossy surface, decorated with enamels of black, white, dark blue and scarlet colors. 1970s

‘Magic Rabbit’. Glossy surface, decorated with enamels of black, white, dark blue and scarlet colors. 1970s

Luxury bracelet. Golden coating, black and white plastic inserts and small red cabochons on the sides of the central white square

Bracelet. Golden coating, black and white plastic inserts and small red cabochons

Moth vintage brooch. Jewelery alloy, cabochons, colored glass. 3.4 cm

Moth vintage brooch. Metal alloy, cabochons, colored glass. 3.4 cm

Multi-color brooch with pearl pendant and gripoix inserts

Multi-color brooch with pearl pendant and gripoix inserts

Orchid vintage brooch. Jewelery alloy, cabochons, enamel. 4.8 cm

Orchid vintage brooch. Metal alloy, cabochons, enamel. 4.8 cm

Panda brooch, dedicated to the birth of the baby panda Bei Bei at the Washington Zoo in 2015. 3 cm. Gold tone metal, black enamel, pave crystals

Panda brooch, dedicated to the birth of the baby panda Bei Bei at the Washington Zoo in 2015. 3 cm. Gold tone, black enamel, pave crystals

Pink flower vintage brooch. Silver tone metal, enamel, crystals. 6 cm

Pink flower brooch. Silver tone metal, enamel, crystals. 6 cm

Snowman brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. 4.9 cm, vintage

Snowman brooch. Gold tone, enamel. 4.9 cm

Teddy bear brooch-pendant, vintage by Carolee

Teddy bear brooch-pendant

Dalmatian puppy brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel. 3.5 cm. 1980s

Dalmatian puppy brooch. Gold tone, enamel. 3.5 cm. 1980s

Flower bouquet brooch. Gold plated metal alloy, rhinestones. 7.5 cm. 1980s

Flower bouquet brooch. Gold plated, rhinestones. 7.5 cm. 1980s

Signature

Maker’s mark