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Ganz Vintage jewellery

Ganz Vintage jewellery. Large brooch with moving spoon legs in high heels

Vintage brooch Housewife. Large brooch with moving spoon legs in high heels. Carrette by Ganz Vintage jewellery

Ganz Vintage jewellery
Vintage brooch Housewife – cute little girl, adorned with a moving hat, spoon, legs in high heels, all enameled in red white and blue. Canadian Jewelry company Ganz was founded in 1950 by Holocaust survivors Samuel Ganz and his sons Jack and Sam Ganz, and was originally called Ganz Bros.Toys. It was a family business, which is now headed by Samuel’s grandson Howard Ganz. Located in Woodbridge, Ontario, the company produced gift offerings, collectibles, seasonal gifts and home decor of the highest quality, sold in Canada and throughout the United States.
The Ganz styles and designs suit for all ages – from children to adults. Classic styles and designs with a refined, elegant look are characteristic for Ganz decorations – beautiful charms, brooches, pins, pendants, bracelets. Most of the jewelry of this brand are used as amulets for good luck, protecting their hosts from trouble. To this day, the company Ganz is better known for distributing plush animals and collectibles. They are the manufacturer of Webkinz, the toy with an interactive virtual-reality Internet site for children.
Also, the company has owned several brands, including Carrette.
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Eugene vintage costume jewelry

Eugene vintage costume jewelry, rare vintage brooch, 1950 US

Vintage brooch of rhinestones. Eugene costume jewelry, 1950 US

Eugene vintage costume jewelry is rare and highly collectible, the company existed 1952 – 1962. Hand-made, beautiful design – level of performance comparable to Haskell jewelry. Eugene was born in the United States. His father, August Schultz, emigrated to New York before the First World War. August was the doctor of chemical sciences, working in Bayer aspirin, he and his wife had two sons, Charles and Eugene. Eugene was born in 1911 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and his brother Carl was born two years later. In 1916 the family moved to Closter, New Jersey. Eugene’s mother, Elizabeth Duvall Schultz was one of the first successful female real estate agents in New Jersey. Eugene graduated from the School of Design and worked as costume designer for Broadway shows in the 20s-30s. In the 30s, Eugene worked at Cartier on handmade Christmas greeting cards.
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Mazer Brothers and Jomaz jewellery

Mazer Brothers and Jomaz jewellery

Jomaz vintage brooch Rose. Mazer Brothers and Jomaz jewellery

Mazer Brothers and Jomaz jewellery
The history of the brand Jomaz began in 1927 and ended in 1981. His decorations Joseph Mazer marked with a complete name Joseph Mazer, or reduced to Mazer. Highly appreciated by collectors, due to their high quality, many Mazer works have reached us almost intact. In addition, Joseph Mazer masterfully worked with rhinestones. A specially treated glass and crystal, played better than diamonds. Made of high quality materials, Jomaz jewellery is an excellent investment for collectors.
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Oleg Cassini jewellery

Vintage Brooch 'Rickshaw'. Oleg Cassini jewellery

Vintage Brooch ‘Rickshaw’. Oleg Cassini jewellery

To find Oleg Cassini jewellery, signed his name is extremely rare, a few ornaments at auction for months. Fashion designer and jeweler Oleg Cassini was born on April 11, 1913 in Paris. His Russian father was diplomat Alexander Loiewski and his mother was Italian Countess Marguerite Cassini. Oleg Cassini is remembered for many things – he was an officially personal couturier for Jackie Kennedy. Being animal lover he created collections of man-made fashion fur, the ‘evolutionary furs’. A late convert to animal rights, he blamed himself for the loss of 250,000 leopards killed as women copied a coat he had designed for Jackie Kennedy.
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Givenchy vintage jewellery

Givenchy vintage jewellery - rare vintage brooch Violin

Rare vintage brooch Violin. Givenchy vintage jewellery

Givenchy vintage jewellery
Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy – French fashion designer, the great-grandson of the French painter Pierre-Adolphe Baden, the son of Marquise, the founder of the fashion house Givenchy (1952). His understanding of fashion embodied famous clients – Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He discovered a passion for fashion very early. After the liberation of France from Nazi occupation, he moved to Paris where he worked as an assistant and studied at fashion giants such as Jacques Fath, Robert Piguet and Lucien Lelong. He worked with Elsa Schiaparelli. February 2, 1952 Hubert’s dream came true – he opened his own fashion house «Givenchy». He was only 25 years old. At that time he was the youngest of the creators of high fashion.
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Vendome costume Jewellery

Amazing yellow flower brooch. Marked Vendome. One of the famous series of plastic brooches made in the 1950s

Amazing yellow flower brooch. One of the famous series of plastic brooches made in the 1950s. Vendome costume Jewellery

Vendome costume Jewellery
The company founded as a subsidiary of Coro in 1944, Vendome produced unique style and high quality jewellery. The name origins in Parisian jewelry trade center Place de Vendome, specialized in the production of luxury jewellery for the rich clientele. Indeed, the jewellery designers used high quality materials, such as rock crystal from Austria and Czechoslovakia, sparkling artificial pearls and enamels, metal with gold or silver plated, clear and colored perspex. In 1953, the company separated from Coro, and existed until 1979.
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Ultra Craft costume jewellery

Vintage shoulder brooch with cowboy hats, marked Ultra Craft, 1980s

Ultra Craft costume jewellery. Vintage shoulder brooch with cowboy hats, marked Ultra Craft, 1980s

Ultra craft costume jewellery is collectible and rare, some pieces are even unique. Ultra craft was the creation of Italian born jeweler Luigi B. Guadagno. Luigi was born May 13th, 1936 in Alife, Caseta, Italy. A son of Carlo and Giovanna (Scirocco) Guadagno, Luigi had lived in Glocester for five years, formerly living in Warwick. When he was 22, he had served as mayor in the town of Alife in Italy, and was the recipient of the Outstanding Citizen Award for his philanthropy in the town. He graduated from Naples University with a degree in agronomy. But the fate prepared for him a different way – a natural talent and desire for art led him to jewellery business. As most jewelers of the time, he emigrated to the US. In 1970, in Rhode Island, 34 year-old Luigi founded his own jewelry company Ultra craft Co. Inc.
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