Signed Maxim vintage costume jewelry
Incorporated in the late 1950s, the French jewelry trademark Maxim ceased to exist in the 1970s. High quality and handcrafted, the brand’s pieces showcase the fine work of the designer. These are figurative animal and floral, classic and art deco earrings, brooches, and bracelets. Traditionally made from gold and silver tone alloys, with the use of semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals, rhinestones and art glass. The marking consists of the word “Maxim” in stylistic script letters, without a copyright sign.
Noteworthy, among American jewelry brands, there are three Maxim brands. The oldest of them is from 1929, and two brands registered in New York and Florida in 1991. Thanks to the unique markings, it is easy to distinguish them from the eponymous French jewelry brand Maxim.
In the wake of interest in costume jewelry in the 1960s, many French fashion houses expanded their business into runway jewelry and accessories. Having become world famous, these companies received international registration of their jewelry trademarks. Among them are Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Rochas, Celine, Paco Rabanne, Jean Paul Gaultier, Cacharel, Nina Ricci, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Guy Laroche, Lanvin, Chloe, Kenzo, and others. These brands have been successful for several decades and their history is well known.