Joseph Brinton costume jewelry
Born July 18, 1957 in Portland, Oregon, Joseph R. Brinton is a talented artist, ceramist, sculptor and jewelry designer. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from Alfred University in upstate New York in 1982. After graduation, he returned to his native Portland and worked as a designer for several years. In 1993, he opened his own business, Joseph Brinton Designs, specializing in clay sculpture and design.
Over time, the designer became interested in creating jewelry. In 2012, he founded the eponymous company “Joseph Brinton Jewelry” registered at 5001 SE Brooklyn St, Portland.
Handcrafting animal and contemporary aesthetic designs (mostly earrings), he used silver-filled or 14-carat rolled gold for the hypoallergenic earpieces. A variety of materials included etched brass, copper, surgical steel, aluminium, wood, leather, glass, enamels and acrylic. The designer did not sign his jewelry and sold his creations on branded cards in boutiques and art fairs. Founded in 2012, Joseph Brinton Jewelry Company ceased to exist in 2020. Joseph Brinton has been owned by Beautiful Medusa in Oregon since 2022.
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Joseph Brinton costume jewelry
Italian jewelry designer Margherita Burgener
The history of the Margherita Burgener jewelry brand began twenty years ago in Valencia. Its founder, Emanuela Burgener, named the brand after her eldest daughter Margherita.
The future designer spent her childhood surrounded by nature and its silence. After studying and working in the tourism industry in the 90s, she moved to the birthplace of high-end Italian jewelry, the city of Valencia. Having started working for the Damiani Group, she also spent time in her future husband’s jewelry workshop. It was there that the love for precious stones and jewelry design was born. In addition, she gained knowledge in gemology and jewelry making courses. Finally, in 2003, she created jewelry brand under her last name and the name of her eldest daughter.
The unique design and high quality of Margherita Burgener jewelry have brought success to the brand. She sold her first works at Phillips de Pury in Geneva, then at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Artcurial, Poly Hong Kong and Adam’s and Hotel des Ventes Monaco.
Belle Etoile fine costume jewelry
The history of Belle Etoile LLC owned by Goldfine manufacturers public Co., Ltd (Thailand Corporation) began in 2005 in Long Beach, California.
The French name of the company, meaning “beautiful star”, fully characterizes the company’s philosophy, embodied in the design of Belle Etoile jewelry. The contrast of silver and black enamel with cubic zirconia creates a fabulous image of shining stars in the night sky and galaxies. Rings, bracelets and pendants marked Belle Étoile, along with stunning designs and high quality workmanship, are made from the finest materials. In particular, hypoallergenic 925 silver, gold, rhodium, seashell pearl and multicolor Italian enamel. The intricate designs, hand-painted using the cold enamel technique, make the jewellery long lasting.
Echo of the Dreamer gemstone jewelry
Jewelry with natural stones and minerals affect a person in different directions. Minerals are able to have a healing effect, protect, cleanse from negativity, bring good luck and fill with vitality. It is these properties that Echo of the Dreamer brand jewelry possesses, in the design of which there are both familiar and rare exotic stones and minerals.
Although Echo of the Dreamer Inc was incorporated in 2004, its founder Margaret Thurman and her daughter Myoshin began creating jewelry in the early 1990s. The result of the work of a creative duo is a variety of designs with natural stones known under the two brands Echo of the Dreamer and Mars and Valentine.
It is important to note that the original New York office and store for Echo of the Dreamer/Mars and Valentine has ceased to exist. The revitalized Echo of the Dreamer West, LLC, registered in Sedona, Yavapai, Arizona in 2010, is still active and sells jewelry on its echoofthedreamer.com website.
Costume jewelry brand Baublebar
The history of New York, NY based jewelry company Bauble Bar, Inc. began in 2010 as an on-line retail store services featuring jewelry. Baublebar founders Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky met in 2008 while doing an internship at a bank. Then they entered the Harvard Business School.
Having created their online store in 2010, they found 30 jewelry designers and persuaded them to list their products in their store. Up to 100 new products appeared on the site every week.
Noteworthy, the designers focused on the products that the most expensive brands showed on the catwalks. By optimizing purchases and selling directly without intermediaries, the brand managed to reduce the price and make products more accessible to the mass market. Competent management of the company led to the success of the company. In particular, the study of their customers (age, geography, choice of colors, materials) helped to better predict demand, increase conversion and repeat purchases. Working with data helps to produce only those models that are more likely to be purchased. Thus, the company does not spend money and time on something that it is not sure about.
Today the company works with 3,000 designers on a permanent basis. According to Bloomberg data, in 2012 the company finished with a turnover of $11 million, and already in 2015 with a turnover of $75 million.
DSQUARED2 fashion costume jewelry
The history of the DSquared2 jewelry brand began in 1997, founded by a well-known international fashion house DSquared2. Its founders are Canadian-born brothers, Italian designers Dean and Dan Catenacci (b. 1964) who launched their first menswear collection under the Dsquared² brand in Milan in 1994.
Noteworthy, Madonna was the first who noticed the brothers, ordering concert costumes for her new video, and then a whole series of outfits for the 2002 world tour. According to the brothers, Madonna has always been a source of inspiration for them. “When the love turned out to be mutual, we began to create even more.” Now the brand is popular all over the world, and such celebrities as Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, Britney Spears and other stars prefer DSQUARED2 perfumes, clothes and jewelry.
Jewelry labeled DSQUARED2 has been created since 1997 for fashion shows and brand advertising. The material for creating jewelry is very diverse, from plastic and leather to shells and metal alloys, silver and gold. The talented designers willingly use enamel and wood, natural soft stones, suede, rhinestones and crystals.
Chilean jewelry brand Morita Gil
The history of the famous Chilean jewelry brand Morita Gil began more than fifty years ago and continues to this day. Born in 1920, a Chilean of Spanish descent, Morita Gil opened her workshop in Providencia, Metropolitana de Santiago region in 1968. Before starting the family business, Morita studied jewelry and natural stone processing while traveling with her sister around the world. She gained her most valuable experience while traveling to Greece, Thailand and Italy.
However, her name will always be associated with the blue color of lapis lazuli, a natural stone from the local deposit. After the hard process of extracting the stone led by her husband engineer, followed meticulous craftsmanship. Thanks to the artistic design and high quality of workmanship, among the fans of her talent were many celebrities whose photographs adorn the walls of the workshop. Among them are Queen Sofia, Lisa Minnelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Margaret Thatcher and even the Pope, for whom Morita Gil and her husband brought a custom-made chalice.
The secret to a successful designer’s longevity is her passion for what she did. Passionate about her work, she trained many craftsmen and lived a long life. Even in her 90s, with the help of her two daughters, she maintained a workshop where she made exclusive lapis lazuli jewelry, trinket boxes, sculptures and even furniture pieces. The company is now run by her daughters Carolina and Isabel Martinez.