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Catamore Jewelry vintage costume decorations

Catamore Jewelry vintage costume decorations

Sapphire blue brooch teardrop shaped rhinestones. Catamore Jewelry vintage costume decorations

Catamore Jewelry vintage costume decorations
Founded in 1942 jewelry company Catamore Jewelry Co. Inc. was in fact, a small family business, which produced exquisite decorations till 1981. Christopher and Phillis Catanzaro, its founders, opened their production in Providence, Rhode Island.
Noteworthy, to purchase jewelry of this stunning brand was possible in such stores as Sears, Roebuck & Company, JC Penney Co, Zale Corporation and many others.
In fact, the exact time of appearance of decorations labeled Catamore – unknown, but after 1970 on the label appeared additional mark – John Grant Designs. The Catamore jewelers made most of their jewelry of silver or covered with 12K gold. Also, they used the technology of rolling (Gold Filled). In addition, they decorated their products with semiprecious stones, and in particular, agate, onyx, opals, mother of pearl and fresh water pearls.

Faux pearl, ruby tree wreath pin

Faux pearl, ruby tree wreath pin

Traditionally, Catamore jewelry has unique design and style of execution – curls of the finest twisted golden threads, elegant cameos carved on shells and ornamental stones in openwork gold frames. Also, large solid stones in frames and much more that clearly allow you to guess the accent of Catamore.

Since Catamore gave preference to precious metals and coatings in production, many companies ordered their decorations. For example, they made decorations for famous company Coro until the 1970s. Meanwhile, in 1981, the company stopped making jewelry under the name Catamore.

Catamore Jewelry vintage costume decorations

Antique cameo carved on a seashell, in a silver frame, decorated with natural marcasite

Antique cameo carved on a seashell, in a silver frame, decorated with natural marcasite

Art Decco Leaf Pin. 1950s

Art Decco Leaf Pin. 1950s

Bracelet

Bracelet

Branch with leaves brooch

Branch with leaves brooch

Bright Blue Stones brooch, 1950s

Bright Blue Stones brooch, 1950s

Cameo in filigree frame from 12-carat gold, hand-carved from a sea shell

Cameo in filigree frame from 12-carat gold, hand-carved from a sea shell

Filigree Cameo Brooch

Filigree Cameo Brooch

Floral bouquet is 12K filled gold brooch

Floral bouquet is 12K filled gold brooch

Gold-plated brooch with cabochons - scarabs of natural stone

Gold-plated brooch with cabochons – scarabs of natural stone

Heart shaped vintage brooch. 1960s, rhinestones

Heart shaped vintage brooch. 1960s, rhinestones

Jade, golden color vintage oval brooch. 1970s

Jade, golden color vintage oval brooch. 1970s

Pearl brooch. 1970s

Pearl brooch. 1970s

Pendant brooch

Pendant-brooch. Yellow Gold Filled, Hand Chased, 1970s

Red, amber, purple, and green rhinestones, gold filled 12k brooch

Red, amber, purple, and green rhinestones, gold filled 12k brooch

White rose brooch

White coral rose pin brooch, gold plate