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.
Lily Flower brooch. Gold tone, Swarovski crystals. 7 cm
Carolee vintage costume jewelry
Romantic cats brooch. Metal alloy, crystals, cabochons. 4 cm
Bee brooch. Metal alloy, aurora borealis, glass cabochons. 3.5 cm
Birds on the branch brooch. 1996
Blue-eyed frog brooch. Metal alloy, faux pearls, crystals. 4 cm
Bow brooch. Metal, enamel, faux pearls, crystals. 6 cm
Butterfly vintage brooch. Swarovski crystals, glass, cloisonne enamel. 7.7 cm
Carolee LUX Vintage Necklace. Metal alloy, crystals, pearls, semiprecious stones. Pendant 8 x 6 cm, chain length 50 cm
Champagne brooch. Gold tone, enamel, crystals. 5.5 x 2 cm
Cute paired brooches Boy and Girl. Gilding, crystals, enamel. 5 cm. 1970s
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. Metal alloy, aurora borealis, cabochons. 11cm
Elephant mother and baby brooch-toy. Metal alloy, crystals. 3.5 cm
Fairy vintage brooch. Gold tone metal, Swarovski crystals. 6 cm
Flamingo vintage brooch. 1980s. 3.4 cm
Flower Lily vintage brooch. Limited Edition. Metal alloy, crystals, aurora borealis crystals, cabochons. 5.5 cm
Golf player, 1972-1975 brooch. Metal, enamel, rhinestones
‘Magic Rabbit’. Glossy surface, decorated with enamels of black, white, dark blue and scarlet colors. 1970s
Bracelet. Golden coating, black and white plastic inserts and small red cabochons
Moth vintage brooch. Metal alloy, cabochons, colored glass. 3.4 cm
Multi-color brooch with pearl pendant and gripoix inserts
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, black enamel, pave crystals
Pink flower brooch. Silver tone metal, enamel, crystals. 6 cm
Snowman brooch. Gold tone, enamel. 4.9 cm
Teddy bear brooch-pendant
Dalmatian puppy brooch. Gold tone, enamel. 3.5 cm. 1980s
Flower bouquet brooch. Gold plated, rhinestones. 7.5 cm. 1980s