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. 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
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
Beautiful Christmass ornament vintage brooch decorated with rhinestones
Bell brooch. Silver tone metal, clear crystals
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 tree vintage brooch. Silver tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones, crystal
Emerald green rhinestone gold tone alloy leaf brooch
Flower brooch pin. Amethyst and green glass cabochons, rhinestone, gold tone jewelry alloy
Leaf brooch. Gold tone textured metal, green and blue rhinestones
Maltese cross vintage brooch. 1960s. Jewelry alloy, crystals. 5.5 cm
Maple leaf filigree brooch. 6.7 cm. Jewelry alloy, crystals
Multi color rhinestone gold tone Angel brooch
Noel Cristmas gnomes enameled brooch
Red Cardinal vintage brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones, enamel
Royal blue rhinestone gold tone butterfly brooch
Wedding Bells vintage brooch of silver and gold tone, pave crystals
United States Flag. Red, blue and clear rhinestones, gold tone metal
Tree of life vintage brooch. Jewelry alloy, multicolor crystals, rhinestones. 1960s
Snowflake brooch. Gold tone textured metal, rhinestones
White enamel bells with holly leaves vintage brooch