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Dodds vintage costume jewelry

Dodds vintage costume jewelry

Basket on flowers gold tone brooch, multicolor crystal, glass cabochons. Signed Dodds 11 W 30 CT Inc. Dodds vintage costume jewelry

Dodds vintage costume jewelry
The history of the American company Dodds began in 1952. William Dodds was the successful owner of a plastic factory in Newark, New Jersey. Inspired by the jewelry boom in the United States, he, together with his partner, decided to open a subsidiary. They called it “Jewel Creations”. Noteworthy, in the mid-60s, William Dodds became the sole owner of the company and since then only Dodds mark has been used in his jewelery.
Located in close proximity to West 31 Street, Dodds’ production was on 11 W 30 Street. That’s explains such a strange marking “11 W 30 ST INC”.
Creating their jewelry pieces, Dodds masters used colored rhinestones, multi-colored stones and lucite. Traditionally of high quality, some Dodds jewelery has a voluminous design. Appreciated by collectors, Dodds vintage costume jewelry is quite rare.


Angel gold tone brooch with faux pearls

Angel gold tone brooch with faux pearls. Dodds vintage costume jewelry

Meanwhile, Dodds company offered a unique idea to the buyer – to make their own jewelry. In particular, the sets sold by the company contained metal frames and a pack of brilliant Swarovski crystals. The variety of colors offered in the sets allowed buyers to create their original jewelry. So, any “jewelry designer” just needed a little time, fantasy and glue! Undoubtedly, these DIY sets sold in 25 stores across the country were very popular.

Amber tone crystal rhinestones gold tone cat brooch

Amber tone crystal rhinestones gold tone cat brooch

Signed Dodds

Signed Dodds

According to Dodds decorations, among the most common markings – WEST 31 STREET, 11 W 30 ST INC, 30 W ST INC, and W 30 ST INC.

Dodds vintage costume jewelry

Angel silver tone square crystal brooch

Angel silver tone square crystal brooch

Beautiful Christmass ornament vintage brooch decorated with rhinestones

Beautiful Christmass ornament vintage brooch decorated with rhinestones

Bell brooch. Silver tone metal, clear crystals

Bell brooch. Silver tone metal, clear crystals

Bowling vintage brooch. Gold tone textured metal, crystals. 3.8 cm

Bowling vintage brooch. Gold tone textured metal, crystals. 3.8 cm

Christmas Poinsettia vintage brooch of oval shape. 1960s. Jewelry alloy, porcelain. 5.4 cm

Christmas Poinsettia vintage brooch of oval shape. 1960s. Jewelry alloy, porcelain. 5.4 cm

Christmas tree vintage brooch. Silver tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones, crystal

Christmas tree vintage brooch. Silver tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones, crystal

Emerald green rhinestone gold tone alloy leaf brooch

Emerald green rhinestone gold tone alloy leaf brooch

Flower brooch pin. Amethyst and green glass cabochons, rhinestone, gold tone jewelry alloy

Flower brooch pin. Amethyst and green glass cabochons, rhinestone, gold tone jewelry alloy

Leaf brooch. Gold tone textured metal, green and blue rhinestones

Leaf brooch. Gold tone textured metal, green and blue rhinestones

Maltese cross vintage brooch. 1960s. Jewelry alloy, crystals. 5.5 cm

Maltese cross vintage brooch. 1960s. Jewelry alloy, crystals. 5.5 cm

Maple leaf filigree brooch. 6.7 cm. Jewelry alloy, crystals

Maple leaf filigree brooch. 6.7 cm. Jewelry alloy, crystals

Multi color rhinestone gold tone Angel brooch

Multi color rhinestone gold tone Angel brooch

Noel Cristmas gnomes enameled brooch

Noel Cristmas gnomes enameled brooch

Red Cardinal vintage brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones, enamel

Red Cardinal vintage brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones, enamel

Royal blue rhinestone gold tone butterfly brooch

Royal blue rhinestone gold tone butterfly brooch

Wedding Bells vintage brooch of silver and gold tone, pave crystals

Wedding Bells vintage brooch of silver and gold tone, pave crystals

United States Flag. Red, blue and clear rhinestones, gold tone metal

United States Flag. Red, blue and clear rhinestones, gold tone metal

Tree of life vintage brooch. Jewelry alloy, multicolor crystals, rhinestones. 1960s

Tree of life vintage brooch. Jewelry alloy, multicolor crystals, rhinestones. 1960s

Snowflake brooch. Gold tone textured metal, rhinestones

Snowflake brooch. Gold tone textured metal, rhinestones

White enamel bells with holly leaves vintage brooch

White enamel bells with holly leaves vintage brooch