A boy with a dog figural brooch. Jewelry alloy, emeral blue tone enamel, metal. 1970s. Carolee vintage costume jewelry
Carolee vintage costume jewelry
Lovers of costume jewelry will not confuse jewelry of this brand, even unmarked, with other brands. Especially the series of enameled brooches of extraordinary little men. However, the Carolee assortment is diverse and includes rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, charms and exquisite costume jewelry.
An architect by training, Carolee Friedlander founded the popular jewelry brand Carolee 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 to create such jewelry and accessories that would force women not only to buy them, but also to collect. Fortunately, she succeeded in it. Carole Friedlander’s high-quality, women-oriented marketing quickly became her competitive advantage and distinguished ‘Carolee’ from other jewelery manufacturers in the US market.
The jewelry brand Carolee still exists today, producing jewelry in many countries, including the USA, China, Korea and the UK. The best department stores in the world, including the Moscow Central Department Store sell Carolee jewelry. They say, Michelle Obama and other famous ladies prefer the jewelry of this brand. Among them – Brooke Shields, Liv Tyler, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Simpson, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Alba, Pamela Anderson, Caroline Beckham, Eva Mendez, and Penelope Cruz.
Large 7 cm Lily Flower vintage brooch. Jewelry alloy, crystals, aurora borealis, Swarovski crystals. Carolee vintage costume jewelry
In fact, the first Carolee store opened in Bloomingdales (New York) in 1989. Then, Six years later, in 1995, Carolee launched a joint collection with Ralph Lauren. And next year, she creates the iconic collection of Jewelry Inspired by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Thanks to the incredible “fashionable” flair and the ability to quickly make risky decisions, the company becomes the first to sell its products through the online store. Noteworthy, for the first two hours, they earned half a million dollars!
Elephant mother and baby, vintage brooch-toy. Jewelry alloy, crystals. 3.5 cm
Also, Carolee is one of the first to start regularly deducting part of the profits to charitable funds. Becoming a role model and wanting to share the recipe for their own success, the designer collaborates with various women’s organizations that raise awareness and create opportunities for women in the business world.
In 2001, the “Retail Brand Alliance”, which owns the oldest men’s clothing brand in the USA, Brooks Brothers, bought Carolee company.
Carolee vintage costume jewelry
Dalmatian puppy brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel. 3.5 cm. 1980s
Flower bouquet brooch. Gold plated metal alloy, rhinestones. 7.5 cm. 1980s
A couple of romantic cats, vintage brooch. Jewelry alloy, crystals, aurora borealis, cabochons. 4 cm
Bee brooch. Jewelry alloy, aurora borealis, glass cabochons. 3.5 cm
Birds on the branch Carolee limited edition brooch. 1996
Blue-eyed frog brooch. Jewelry alloy, artificial pearls, crystals. 4 cm
Bow vintage 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
Carolee LUX Vintage Necklace. Jewelry alloy, crystals, pearls, semiprecious stones, crystal. Suspension 8 x 6 cm, chain length 50 cm
Champagne brooch. Gold tone metal, jewelry alloy, enamel, crystals. 5.5 x 2 cm
Cute paired brooches Boy and Girl. Jewelry alloy, 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
Dragonfly brooch. Jewelry alloy, aurora borealis, cabochons. 11cm
Fairy vintage brooch. Aurora Borealis, gold tone metal, Swarovski crystals. 6 cm
Flamingo vintage brooch. 1980s Jewelery alloy, cabochons, Swarovski crystals. 3.4 cm
Flower Lily vintage brooch. Limited Edition. Jewelry alloy, crystals, aurora borealis, Swarovski crystals, cabochons. 5.5 cm
Golf player, 1972-1975 brooch. Jewelry alloy, metal, enamel, rhinestones
‘Magic Rabbit’. Jewelery alloy, 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
Moth vintage brooch. Jewelery alloy, cabochons, colored glass. 3.4 cm
Multi-color brooch with pearl pendant and gripoix inserts
Orchid vintage brooch. Jewelery 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
Pink flower vintage brooch. Silver tone metal, enamel, crystals. 6 cm
Snowman brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. 4.9 cm, vintage
Teddy bear brooch-pendant