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Cathe Jewels Inc vintage costume jewelry

Cathe Jewels Inc vintage costume jewelry

Angelfish brooch. Gold tone textured metal, jelly belly body lucite. 1961 book piece. Cathe Jewels Inc vintage costume jewelry

Cathe Jewels Inc vintage costume jewelry

Torrance, California based company Cathé Jewels Inc. operated for 23 years, from 1961 to May 18, 1984. Initially, Cathe’s products were sold at house parties, as were Sarah Coventry jewelry. Cathé designs often include expensive art glass in unusual color combinations, and imitation of precious stones – sapphire, emerald, pearl, coral, and pearls. Also, the designers used 14 K gold, sterling silver, lucite and rhinestones. Considered highly collectible, the costume jewelry of this company is mentioned in jewelry reference books. Especially valuable is “jelly belly” design in whimsical animal brooches. For example, angel fish, mentioned in the “Fun Jewelry” book by Nancy N. Schiffer with a price of $250.00-$600.00.

Clear rhinestone and pearl floral design brooch

Clear rhinestone and faux pearl floral design brooch

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Cathé Jewels Inc vintage costume jewelry

1960s flower brooch. Gold tone metal, green rhinestone

1960s flower brooch. Gold tone metal, green rhinestone

Amber tone glass brooch. Art glass, rhinestones. 6.8 cm. 1960s

Amber tone glass brooch. Art glass, rhinestones. 6.8 cm. 1960s

Beautiful floral design brooch. Gold tone metal, faux pearls, amber color and clear rhinestones

Beautiful floral design brooch. Gold tone metal, faux pearls, amber color and clear rhinestones

Beetle brooch. Lucite, faux pearl, gold tone. 1960s

Beetle brooch. Lucite, faux pearl, gold tone. 1960s

Black floral design brooch. Gold tone metal, black art glass, rhinestones

Black floral design brooch. Gold tone metal, black art glass, rhinestones

Coral flower pin. Gold tone alloy, molded glass, rhinestone, faux pearls

Coral flower pin. Gold tone alloy, molded glass, rhinestone, faux pearls

Crystal flower brooch. Metal alloy, crystals. 5 cm, 1980s

Crystal flower brooch. Metal alloy, crystals. 5 cm, 1980s

Daisy brooch. Textured vermeil petals, Aurora borealis rhinestone

Daisy brooch. Textured vermeil petals, Aurora borealis rhinestone

Faux pearl cluster Aurora borea;is crystals brooch. 1960s

Faux pearl cluster Aurora borea;is crystals brooch. 1960s

Flower brooch. Gold tone, cabochon. 7.5 cm, 1960s

Flower brooch. Gold tone, cabochon. 7.5 cm, 1960s

Gold tone faux pearl flower brooch and earrings

Gold tone faux pearl flower brooch and earrings

Gorgeous green and blue floral design brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, art glass, rhinestones

Gorgeous green and blue floral design brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, art glass, rhinestones

Green rhinestone brooch. 5.5 cm. 1960s

Green rhinestone brooch. 5.5 cm. 1960s

Leaf brooch of gold tone

Leaf brooch of gold tone

Pink rose flower brooch and clip on earrings. Gold tone alloy, faux coral. 1960s

Pink rose flower brooch and clip on earrings. Gold tone alloy, faux coral. 1960s

Butterfly Gold Tone Brooch Pin. 1960s

Butterfly Gold Tone Brooch Pin. 1960s

Leaf wreath brooch pin. Gold tone textured metal

Leaf wreath brooch pin. Gold tone textured metal

Pearl flower brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, faux pearl

Pearl flower brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, faux pearl

Rhinestone flower brooch. Jewelry alloy, art glass, rhinestones, enamel

Rhinestone flower brooch. Jewelry alloy, art glass, rhinestones, enamel

Scarecrow Gold Tone Brooch Pin. 1950s

Scarecrow Gold Tone Brooch Pin. 1950s

Smoky crystals brooch. Silver tone bijouterie alloy. aurora borealis. 1960s. 5.2 cm

Smoky crystals brooch. Silver tone bijouterie alloy. aurora borealis. 1960s. 5.2 cm

Star flower brooch. Clear and black rhinestones

Star flower brooch. Clear and black rhinestones

Starburst brooch. Gold plated metal alloy, faux pearl. 8 cm. 1960s

Starburst brooch. Gold plated metal alloy, faux pearl. 8 cm. 1960s

Striped Black and white floral design brooch. Gold tone alloy, art glass, faux pearls

Striped Black and white floral design brooch. Gold tone alloy, art glass, faux pearls

Sunflower brooch. Gold tone alloy, faux pearls. 1970s

Sunflower brooch. Gold tone alloy, faux pearls. 1970s

Three leaf clip on earrings. Silver tone metal

Three leaf clip on earrings. Silver tone metal

Vintage clips. Gold tone metal, coral color art glass, clear rhinestones

Vintage clips. Gold tone metal, coral color art glass, clear rhinestones

White spotted flower brooch. Gold tone, enamel, glass cabochon, faux pearls

White spotted flower brooch. Gold tone, enamel, glass cabochon, faux pearls

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