David Husar Christmas costume jewelry
The Czech jewelry industry, and in particular its jewelry capital, Jablonec nad Nisou, is very rich in historical traditions and legends. Renowned worldwide for its costume jewelry, buttons, beads, perfume bottles, and mirrors, Jablonex was one of the largest costume jewelry manufacturers in the world. Now there are many small bijouterie companies operating in the region, which mainly produce components for the bijouterie industry, as well as costume jewelry.
One of them, registered by David Husár in 2001, still operates at Lidická 1576/7 Jablonec nad Nisou 466 01. Due to the high quality of workmanship, meticulous handwork, the use of sparkling special cut stones, shimmering rhinestones, and breathtaking Czech beads, jewelry has a collectible vintage look. The company produces costume jewelry in a classic style typical of the middle of the last century. Also, most of their collections consist of brooches that create a special Christmas mood. The marking on an oval cartouche includes “Husar D.” without a copyright mark.
However, there is another explanation that the owners of these pieces are selling them as vintage pieces.
Husar creates jewelry from vintage components that once belonged to the famous jewelry manufacture Jablonec, which went bankrupt in 2009. The bankrupt enterprise was so huge that its warehouses had to be sold piece by piece, which was used by small jewelry companies. One of them was David Husár jewelry company.
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David Husar Christmas costume jewelry
Vintage costume jewelry from galalith
The word “galalith” comes from the Greek words “gala” (milk) and “lithos” (stone). Invented in 1893 by French chemist Auguste Trillat, galalith, or so-called French Bakelite, had remarkable properties. In particular, it was non-combustible, unlike celluloid, inexpensive and easy to manufacture. Also, it did not generate static electricity, not allergenic, and at the same time was durable and decorative.
Therefore, it was perfect material for the manufacture of buttons, combs, handles, umbrella handles, and jewelry
Noteworthy, the first massive production began in 1914 in Gloucestershire, England. Some other countries also produced similar material. Among them – Germany, the USA, the USSR and Japan. However, this plastic became widespread only in Europe.
During the Second World War, milk, like other food products, became strategically important, and the production of galalith reduced. Besides, the triumphal procession of lucite began, which was cheaper to manufacture.
Galalith jewelry is now rare and has collectible value. Noteworthy, the name “French Bakelite” is only a figure of speech and galalith is not Bakelite.
Signed JWBR fine jewelry
Sparkle of diamonds and all kinds of precious stones fascinate and attract the eye. Looking at them, everything fades. They are so beautiful that they fascinate and beckon to themselves.
The history of JWBR jewelry trademark began twenty-three years ago. Registered in March 1998, and renewed in 2019, the JWBR trademark is still active. Noteworthy, JWBR was the first among 61 jewelry trademarks owned by Renaissance Jewelry New York, Inc. The company is a part of Renaissance Global group, which employs about 3000 people in various countries.
Traditionally, the company jewelers work with precious metals and gems – gold, silver, diamonds, garnets and other natural stones. Their fine jewelry pieces are sold in departmental stores like JC Penney, Kohls, Macys, Walmart, as well as at prestigious auctions.
Carl Faberge jewelry masterpieces
A jeweler by birth, a manager by vocation, Carl Faberge was born in St. Petersburg in 1846 among precious metals and precious stones. He inherited his father’s jewelry production and raised the family business to unprecedented heights.
For three decades, Carl Faberge remained on the crest of popularity. Among his regular clients were the Bulgarian king, the Austro-Hungarian heir, the kings and queens of England, Italy, Spain, Greece, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, as well as the king of Siam named Chulalonghorn.
The Winter Palace had a special pantry with a stock of ready-made gifts from Faberge. In fact, the imperial family traveled a lot and on the way gave away tons of various items with the brand of the company. For example, the Emperor of Japan was presented with a punch bowl, two candelabra, an agate vase, a silver set (a decanter with 12 glasses on a tray) and a matte gold Louis XV style hand mirror. The Chinese bogdykhan received two tiaras, a crystal thicket with a chased silver rooster, three silver vases with crystal inlays, two crystal decanters and a hairpin for a hat with a ruby and diamonds.
Every day between 4 pm and 5 pm the grand dukes came to house number 24 along Bolshaya Morskaya to see what new Faberge had put up for sale.
Jack Gutschneider precious jewelry
Founded in 1957, New York based jewelry company Jack Gutschneider Jewelry Co. worked for a short period of two decades. Despite such a short period, they have left impressive jewelry designs embodied in exquisite collectible jewelry. These sought after pieces appear at auctions and high end jewellery stores from time to time, striking with high craftsmanship and quality of materials. Traditionally, when creating jewelry the designer used precious metals and and high quality stones. In particular, opals, turquoise, rubies, corals, emeralds, sapphires, garnets and very often, if not always, diamonds.
According to trademark records, last time the owner of the company filed his company trademark was on February 20, 1963. However, soon after the company ceased to exist.
Noteworthy, German-American designer Gutschnieder initially labeled his products “Van Gogh”, but soon, in the late 1950s, he changed the labeling to JG JLRY.
Italian jewelry brand Cantamessa
For 80 years, Cantamessa jewelry has become very famous in the jewelry industry, not only for its excellent craftsmanship, but also for its extraordinary aesthetics, which has never compromised the author’s style.
Valencia-based Cantamessa has used flora and fauna as inspiration for spectacular and often fun decorations. In addition, their extremely varied palette was distinguished by bright contrasts and color transitions of precious stones. Dandelions and ivy leaves, tulips and roses, snakes and butterflies, exotic fish and marine life – these designs buyers enjoyed at the end of the 20th century. By the way, in the past, Cantamessa created jewelry for Cartier and Bvlgari.
From 1939 to the present day, many famous personalities have appeared in the jewelry of this Italian brand. In particular, Jacqueline Kennedy, Princess Carolina of Monaco, actresses Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Hudson, singer Mary J. Blige and others. If you have a great sense of humor and subtle irony, Cantamessa jewelry is the right accessory to help you express yourself.
Luxury and splendor of Marina B high jewelry art
Another company that reflected the spirit of the time and the tastes of modern consumers was the Marina B. House, founded in 1979 by Marina, daughter of Constantine Bulgari, who decided to leave the family business in Rome and found her own in Geneva. Marina believed that jewelry should be highly decorative, and she perfectly understood the desires of her contemporaries. Her catchy multi-colored pieces are easily recognizable and are copied by many jewelry companies. Committed to lively, unusual chromatic combinations, Marina Bulgari often used black and colorless elements to accentuate the hues of precious stones.
Blackened gold, black onyx and black mother-of-pearl in her products set off the shine of diamonds, the play of pearls and the bright or muted colors of precious stones.
Following her concept that jewelry should not only be suitable for both daytime and evening wear, but also match the color of the outfit, Marina began producing products in which it was possible to change precious stones.