Eisenberg vintage jewellery
Founded in 1914, the company Eisenberg originally released women’s clothing and perfumes. In fact, the earliest jewelry complemented their dresses, and not more. However, soon Eisenberg costume jewelry began to overshadow the clothes. Accordingly, after 1958 the company finally began to manufacture jewelry, the design of which has always been impeccable!
Jewelry House Eisenberg traditionally used only high-quality materials and costume jewellery with Swarovski crystals imported from Austria. Meanwhile, during its existence, the company has used different markings. Thus, they used marking “Eisenberg” from 1958 to 1970, and for a while in the same period, ornaments didn’t have markings at all … Unfortunately, in 1977 the company changed owners and lasted only until the beginning of the 1990s. Therefore, today and always, jewelry from Eisenberg is incredibly popular with collectors and lovers of vintage.
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Eisenberg vintage jewellery
Danecraft vintage costume jewellery
Officially founded in 1934 and located in Providence, Rhode Island, Danecraft company originates from the famous manufacturer of jewelry “Primavera” – a goldsmith from Pescara, Italy. The creator of the company – Italian jeweler Victor Primavera, a descendant of an old family, which previously produced jewelry under the brand “Primavera” for noble families in Italy. By the way, Italian word “Primavera” means “spring”. Meanwhile, “Primavera” was well known for manufacture of the jewelry for the royal and very wealthy families. Primavera workshops existed until 1910, then Victor Primavera emigrated to the United States, where he created jewellery well-known to us under the name of Danecraft, still existing company.
Jewellery lover Shining Anita Ekberg
This post features one of the most iconic faces of the 20th century Anita Ekberg, who passed away 11 January 2015. Undoubtedly, Anita Ekberg loved jewelry decorations, wore tiaras, necklaces, earrings and bracelets until old age. However, in fairness it should be noted that her beauty outshone any jewelry… Meanwhile, better known as iconic Swedish-Italian and Hollywood actress, and a cult sex symbol of 1950-1960s, Anita Ekberg was Miss Sweden 1951.
Born Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg on 29 September 1931 in Malmo, Skane, Sweden, Anita Ekberg grew up in a large family, where she was the eldest of eight children. Anita started her career as a fashion model after she had won the beauty pageant in Sweden. Soon after, the crowned beauty left Sweden for the United States to compete for the Miss Universe crown. Although she didn’t speak English, Anita Ekberg entered six most beautiful finalists. In the United States, Anita met Hollywood producer Howard Hughes, who advised her to change her nose, teeth and name (he said “Ekberg” was too difficult to pronounce). Future symbol of lush beauty Anita Ekberg wisely refused – “when I become famous people will learn to pronounce my name, and if I don’t, then name will not make any sense”.
Lawrence Vrba jewellery
Traditionally, vintage jewelry created by Larry Vrba is highly prized among collectors and lovers of fine jewelry. The concept of «costume jewelry» introduced at the time Coco Chanel – the queen of European fashion. But overseas it was Miriam Haskell, who marked the beginning of a whole movement of costume jewelry. Habits of top class ladies to give preference only to expensive jewellery has remained the past, modern jewellery and fashion skills come to a new stage, especially during the Great Depression, costume jewellery becomes more valuable than the materials from which it was created. Plastic replaces glass, silver – gold and precious metals, wood, coral and shells are gaining popularity. A new round of life started in the company of Miriam Haskell, after in 1970s a leading designer has become an ardent admirer of Haskell – Lawrence Vrba.
1928 vintage Jewelry
Initially, the company 128 founded by Melvyn Bernie began its production in 1968. Noteworthy, he signed an exclusive licensing agreement with the Vatican Library in Rome. Thus, he received the right to recreate the artifacts found in the unrivaled collections, kept in the Vatican library. Using all their skills and experience, the company 1928 fully justified the expectations of the Vatican, showed the ability to make a tasteful decoration, keeping all the value of the originals. In particular, rosaries, jewelry boxes, key rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches and earrings.
1928 Jewelry Company produces jewellery exclusively for premium department stores – class Macy’s. More than 40 years the brand 1928 used the wealth of vintage European and American storage. While the basis for the production of the company consists of vintage items, line 1928 is focused on the incredible combination of antiquities and the most modern trends.
Albert Weiss jewellery
Founded in New York in 1942 by Albert Weiss, the company got his name. Prior to that, Weiss had worked for a long time in the company of Coro and therefore knew a lot about jewelry. He imported rhinestone from Austria, created ornaments by hand. The design and quality were on top, and because of it, many ladies began to change such loud brands as Dior, Chanel, Haskell to jewelry from Weiss.
So, the company started to grow and in just a few years has become very popular. To keep up to carry out orders, the company opened its production in Germany, France, and Rhode Island. Later, Albert Weiss handed his Jewelry Company to his son Michael. However, he closed the company in 1971 for financial reasons and the company ceased to exist. Today jewelry by Albert Weiss enjoys unprecedented popularity among the fashionistas and lovers of vintage.
Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery
French jeweler and glass-maker, Rene Jules Lalique (1860 – 1945) is one of the outstanding representatives of Art Nouveau. Rene Lalique was a revolutionary in jeweler’s art in every sense of the word. Pushing aside gold and diamonds, he experimented with amber, enamel, metal alloys, glass, favorite semi-precious stones, horn and tortoiseshell. And – the most interesting – the public madly in love with his ornaments. The images and figures appeared out of the very thick fog of Nouveau: dragonflies and scarabs, peacocks and ears of wheat, thin silhouettes of women: in some of them is possible to recognize the features of Rene Lalique muse Augustine-Alice Ledru, whose father and brother used to assist Roden. Rene Lalique always followed the rule of three French “F” – Femme, Fauna, Flora, which still remains the motto of the house.