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Sarah Coventry costume jewelry

Sarah Coventry costume jewelry

Golden apple. Sarah Coventry costume jewelry

Produced during two main periods 1949 – 1984, and 2000 – present, Sarah Coventry costume jewelry includes “SC”, “Sarah Cov.”, “Sarah”, “SaC”, and “Coventry”. Meanwhile, the company’s founder, Lyman K. Stuart named it in honor of his granddaughter Sarah. Noteworthy, established in 1949 jewellery company Sarah Coventry is the recognized oldest direct selling jewelry company in the world. In addition, the second jewelry company “Emmons”, no less famous than the brand Sarah Coventry, also belonged to Lyman K. Stuart. In fact, he named it in honor of his wife Caroline Emmons. However, instead of being engaged in design and manufacture, both companies appealed to other companies. Personal representatives sold decorations exclusively through so-called home sales. Sarah Coventry also offered ​​jewelry for men: tie pins and cufflinks. Already in 1960 -1970s Coventry jewelry prices were comparable to Trifari and Coro. Unfortunately, in 1981, Stewart filed for bankruptcy. And in the mid-1980s, a Canadian company bought Coventry.
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Swoboda vintage jewellery

Vintage brooch made as the gentle bouquet of natural jade and coral. Marked Swoboda

Galina Karputina collection. Brooch gentle bouquet of natural jade and coral. Swoboda vintage jewellery

Swoboda vintage jewellery
Edward Swoboda (1917–2013) created his company in 1956 in Los Angeles and called it by his name. He sold his jewelry at Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods of London, Neiman Marcus, and featured in showrooms in Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas. Once, Nancy Reagan commissioned Edward Swoboda to make his fabulous gemstone trees as gifts to governors. Besides, he was a favorite jewelry designer of many Hollywood stars.
Meanwhile, Edward and his wife often traveled to South America. From there he organized a continuous supply of semi-precious stones for his jewelry lines. Edward was a talented designer, and his education gave him the opportunity to understand perfectly the stones, that’s why the company was gaining momentum. In his collections Swoboda used freshwater pearls, gold leaf, a variety of semi-precious stones and unique design. This has always distinguished decorations by Swoboda, despite the fact that jewelry was not marked on the metal stigma until 1966. The product generally contained the company’s name on the cardboard tag of jewelry.
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Bob Mackie jewellery

Bob Mackie jewellery. Brooch Angel of happiness, mosaic angel

Brooch Angel of happiness, mosaic angel. Bob Mackie jewellery

Bob Mackie jewellery
Born March 24, 1940 in the city of Monterey Park, California, Robert Gordon Mackie was the founder of the company. However, he became famous for his amazing dresses created for the most popular American divas, in particular, Cher, Madonna, Tina Turner, Liza Minnelli, and Sharon Stone. In addition, he completely invented stage image for Whitney Houston, and in several world tours, she dressed only in suits from Bob Mackie. Accordingly, for his sparkling and imaginative costume designs, Bob Mackie received the title of the sultan of sequins, or the rajah of rhinestones.
Also, Bob Mackie created costumes designs for the movie. Noteworthy, for costumes for Diana Ross in “women singing the blues” (1972) And Barbara Streisand in “Funny Lady” (1975), the designer received an award of the American Film Academy. In fact, throughout his stellar career, he has won nine Emmy Awards for his designs, and three times nominated for an Academy Award.
Besides, since 1969, Bob Mackie started making clothes and ornaments for ordinary women, though not forgetting his “celebrity clients.” For example, in 1995 he created the costumes for the heroine, played by Sharon Stone in the film “Casino.”
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Vintage Monet Jewellery

Brooch Dragonfly, 1966. Vintage Monet Jewellery

Dragonfly brooch, 1966. Galina Karputina collection. Vintage Monet Jewellery

Considered classics today, Vintage Monet Jewellery occupies a prominent position among the world’s most illustrious fashion houses. Noteworthy, in order to buy jewelry of this brand, you need to contact the elite jewelry stores, because the company only works with the most prestigious boutiques.
First of all, the history of the brand Monet began in 1927. It was then that Russian-Jewish immigrants Michael and Joseph Chernow, who founded their own company in Providence (US state of Rhode Island). They named the company Monocraft Products Co. Meanwhile, specialization of the company was the release of gilded monograms and monogram used to decorate handbags. Under this name the Chernow brothers worked for ten years, although they created the first jewelry in 1929.
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Joan Rivers jewelry

Joan Rivers jewelry

Beautiful vintage, Joan Rivers jewelry

Joan Rivers jewelry
Comedienne, writer and television presenter Joan Rivers (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014) was born in 1933 in Brooklyn under the name Joan Alexandra Molinsky. The daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from university with a degree in literature and anthropology. In the late 90’s Joan Rivers became less likely to appear on the screen, fascinated by the creation of jewelry. Expert in fine art, antiques and vintage jewelry, Joan followed the latest trends and was considered the most prominent and influential person in the fashion world. Joan Rivers jewelry can not be called vintage jewelry, as it was created not so long ago, but the style of decoration takes us to the years 1930-1940.
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Coro vintage jewellery

Brooch Turtle. Coro vintage jewellery

Turtle Brooch. Coro vintage jewellery

Coro vintage jewellery
Initially, American jewelers Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger founded the company “Coro” in New York in the 19th century. However, the first branded jewellery was not “CORO”, but “CR”, because the name included the first two letters of the name of each partner. Unfortunately, in 1910 Emanuel Cohn died, but the name Cohn and Rosenberger (CR) remained. Meanwhile, by the mid-1920s, the company “Coro” had been already the largest producer of jewelry on the continent. In 1937 the company began to brand products of a higher class “Coro Craft”. Noteworthy, there were several companies subsidiaries of Coro. In particular, Francois – based in marketing purposes to promote the better and more expensive jewelry line. Under this brand produced jewellery from 1944 to 1960. And another “daughter” – the company “Vendome” produced high jewelry from 1944 to 1979. After World War II used hallmarks “Corocraft”, “Coro Pegasus” and “Coro Originals”. Finally, “Coro” stopped producing jewellery in 1979.
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Jonette Jewelry Со – JJ vintage jewellery

The girl in the window vintage brooch. JJ vintage jewellery

The girl in the window vintage brooch. JJ vintage jewellery

JJ vintage jewellery
Run by Abraham Lisker, the company “Jonette Jewelry” started its activities in 1935 under the name “Providence Jewelry Company”. However, in 1937, when Nathan Lisker joined his brother’s business, the company got name “Lisker & Lisker”. But seven years later, after the World War II, the two brothers decided to rename the company, they just combined the names of their parents, John and Etta. Thus, in the state of Rhode Island, appeared “Jonette Jewelry Co”, established in 1944. Since 1970, the company became known as JJ, and each peace was marked “copyright JJ”. Meanwhile, their first success was as ballerina pin, brooches and figurines, decorated with mother of pearl.
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