American vintage – Emmons costume jewellery
The company Emmons Jewelers Inc. appeared in 1949. Charles Stewart, its founder, named his company Emmons after his wife Caroline Emmons Stewart.
All Emmons jewelery has a very high standard, always a rich texture and chic design.
Considered to be quite rare, Emmons jewelry has never been “consumer goods” sold in supermarkets, department stores, or sent by mail. Instead, for the distribution of his jewelry Stewarts came up with a unique scheme. In particular, to become the happy owner of such jewelry was possible only at a special “jewelry” party. By the way, that’s why it’s almost impossible to find Emmons posters. Emmons Jewelry did not need any advertising.
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American vintage – Emmons costume jewellery
French vintage – Catherine Popesco jewellery
The magical works of French jewelry designer Catherine Popesco carry the spirit of the heyday of modernism, while emphasizing the traditions of the French jewelry art, unique chic and attractive luxury. The uniqueness of the products lies in the fact that their production uses ancient traditional technologies for creating jewelry.
According to sources, Catherina Popesco, wandering around Paris, found a warehouse with a lot of antique stamps for jewelry from the period of 1900-1930. She used the priceless heritage of France to create a unique collection. The jewelry of this brand is created using a unique technology, in which a unique process of old silver or 14 karat gold on a copper thinnest base.
The complete manual manufacturing cycle gives the jewelry not only a unique look, but also an amazing energy. Each Catherine Popesco brooch is one of a kind with a unique design, fine jewelry work.
Dalsheim vintage costume jewellery
Vintage lovers know American costume jewellery marked Dalsheim very well. Its owner was Maurice J. Dalsheim who founded Dalsheim Accessories Inc. company in New York City in the late 1930’s. Producing costume jewelry – necklaces, bracelets, brooches, pendants and earrings, the craftsmen used bronze, or silvertone and goldtone metal bases. For decorating they used fresh water and faux pearls, colored stones of topaz, sapphire, emerald, amethyst, watermelon, and onyx. Also, Austrian glass crystals, clear or colored rhinestones and carved Lucite plastic beads of various colors. Dalsheim jewelry advertisements decorated popular fashion magazines, including Vogue (1958).
Noteworthy, the early products of Dalsheim Accessories Inc. didn’t have marks on them, and they released their costume jewellery with paper labels. The first marked jewelery appeared in 1939, and in 1955 they added “C” symbol to the mark. So, the marked Dalsheim jewelery itself was rare. Unfortunately, the company ceased to exist in 1956.
German vintage – DRGM Jewellery
Although the brand “DRGM” is better known for various products: watches, toys, bottle openers, cameras, etc, yet, the jewelry of the firm “DRGM” also deserves attention. In fact, many German jewelry manufacturers used this brand for their products. Traditionally, DRGM jewelry is made of transparent rock crystal and zinc alloys, and often covered with rhodium. Also, most products have clearly defined geometric shapes and are created in Art Deco and Early Art Nouveau styles.
Noteworthy, DRGM is an abbreviation for the German patent mark – Deutsches Reichs Gebrauchs Muster. According to sources, it was Pforzheim, Germany based jewelry manufacturer Schreiber & Hiller who registered DGRM in 1930.
Hutton Wilkinson costume jewellery
Born in Los Angeles, California, Hutton Wilkinson grew up in the architectural circles of his father and grandfather. At age 18, he became a student of the icon of American design – Tony Duquette. Third generation architect, among his projects are many interior designs for very famous people in different countries.
Meanwhile, in 1998, he founded a company for the production of very original jewelry designs under his own name, with a twist and his own handwriting. Fortunately, jewellery lovers, press and public enthusiastically accepted his collection of jewelery. Excellent design execution, originality, influence of the East and Africa – his brooches can not leave anyone indifferent. And celebrities gladly put on his jewellery decorations at ceremonial receptions, including the Oscar, Emmys, and the Golden Globe. In fact, he has commissioned jewelry for many of the most prestigious and famous women in the world.
Among his clients – Raquel Welch, Joan Allen, Fei Dunaway, Sharon Stone, Liza Minnelli, Melissa Gilbert, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amber Valletta, Mandy Moore, and many more.
French fashion designer Jeanne Lanvin jewellery
The House of Lanvin, founded by Jeanne Lanvin in 1889, the oldest Parisian fashion house, produces elegant jewelery as a complement to its clothing collections. In the late 1960s, Lanvin produced a series of carved plastic pendants on chains in the style of pop art, and today they are very popular.
Traditionally, the brand “Lanvin” is synonymous with something amazing, gorgeous, original and unsurpassed! For more than a century, the unique Lanvin brand has produced a huge number of costume jewellery renowned throughout the world for its elegance, uniqueness and richness. The quality and sophisticated taste of this manufacturer will not leave anyone indifferent.
Stunningly beautiful Robert Graziano jewellery
Robert Graziano, Italian by origin, has been one of the most influential and famous designers of luxury jewelery in America. Marked R.J. Graziano, or Graziano, jewelry decorations are on the wave of success for more than thirty years.
Made exclusively in the United States, the design of his jewelry is individual, unique and catches all the new trends of each season. His decorations are glamorous, extravagant and constantly adorn the covers of the most famous fashion magazines. In particular, Vogue, In style, Town & Country, Harpers Bazaar. Eminent stores such as Saks Fifth Ave, Bloomingdale, Nordstrom, Bergdorf, Goodman and Neiman Marcus sell Graziano jewelry, as well as collections of belts and bags.
Traditionally, all jewelry is hand-assembled, and the based materials – jewelry alloys containing gold, silver and copper. Also, Swarovski stones, colored beads, artificial and natural semi-precious stones such as coral, quartz, topaz, pearl, amethyst, turquoise, and garnet. In addition, Graziano jewelers use exclusive French enamels. Products have marks R.J. GRAZIANO or GRAZIANO.