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Dolce Vita vintage costume jewelry

Dolce Vita vintage costume jewelry

Outer space star brooch. Silver plated metal, blue crystals. 4 cm. 1980s. Dolce Vita vintage costume jewelry

Dolce Vita vintage costume jewelry
The history of the French costume jewelry brand Dolce Vita (Sweet Life) began in a small Parisian workshop in the late 1970s. Made by hand, the company’s products are easily recognizable as they have their own unique style. These are statement geometric, haute couture, bold designs, and the use of textured “crumpled gold”. Also, silver plating, lucite, art glass imitating amber, amethyst, and other semi-precious stones. An other characteristic feature is the absence or rare use of rhinestones and enamels, so typical for most costume jewelry companies. Traditionally, Dolce Vita jewelry is always a symbiosis of French chic and excellent quality, as well as a great addition to the collection for lovers of vintage designer jewelry.
Noteworthy, the labeling of products differs, in accordance with the artistic intent and design. In particular, most often it is “Dolce Vita” on a heart-shaped base, or “Dolce Vita” Paris in a rectangle, or “Dolce Vita” in an oval. Also, even one piece can have two different markings. For example, labeled with rectangular marking bracelet may have the charm with a heart-shaped mark.
The company ceased to exist in the late 1990s.
Another jewelry company of the same name (Dolce Vita Bijoux) appeared in 1997 at 159, rue du Temple 75003 Paris. However, its style, design, technique and materials is different.

Gold plated cuff bracelet. 7 cm. 1980s

Gold plated cuff bracelet. 7 cm. 1980s

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Dolce Vita vintage costume jewelry

Geometric fantasy design pendant. Gold plated metal alloy, art glass, enamel. 6 cm

Geometric fantasy design pendant. Gold plated metal alloy, art glass, enamel. 6 cm

Art glass gold tone necklace. 1990s

Art glass gold tone necklace. 1990s

Avant Garde design silver tone clip on earrings. 2.8 cm. 1980s

Avant Garde design silver tone clip on earrings. 2.8 cm. 1980s

Bundle of branches gold tone brooch. 10 cm. 1980s

Bundle of branches gold tone brooch. 10 cm. 1980s

Enameled gold tone necklace. 2.2 cm wide. 1980s

Enameled gold tone necklace. 2.2 cm wide. 1980s

Flower gold tone clips. 1980s

Flower gold tone clips. 1980s

Frog gold plated brooch. 5.5 cm. 1980s

Frog gold plated brooch. 5.5 cm. 1980s

Geometric design blue lucite gold tone brooch. 5 cm. 1980s

Geometric design blue lucite gold tone brooch. 5 cm. 1980s

Heart theme metal alloy bracelet. 3 cm width

Heart theme metal alloy bracelet. 3 cm width

Honey color lucite golden squares necklace. 1980s

Honey color lucite golden squares necklace. 1980s

Japanese Asian style stick gold tone necklace. 1990s

Japanese Asian style stick gold tone necklace. 1990s

Marble tone glass cabochons gold tone vintage brooch. 1980s. 4.4 cm

Marble tone glass cabochons gold tone vintage brooch. 1980s. 4.4 cm

Matte gold tone enamel dangle earrings. 1990s

Matte gold tone enamel dangle earrings. 1990s

Matte gold tone necklace. 1980s

Matte gold tone necklace. 1980s

Moon craters purple glass gold tone clip on earrings. 2.5 cm. 1980s

Moon craters purple glass gold tone clip on earrings. 2.5 cm. 1980s

Multicolor enamel gold tone metal necklace. 1990s

Multicolor enamel gold tone metal necklace. 1990s

Eternity shaped gold tone brooch. 1980s

Eternity shaped gold tone brooch. 1980s

Oval shaped lucite brass necklace. 1990s

Oval shaped lucite brass necklace. 1990s

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Silver tone geometric design pendant. 6 cm. 1980s

Silver tone geometric design pendant. 6 cm. 1980s

Square shaped clip on earrings. Silver tone metal alloy, art glass. 2.5 cm. 1990s

Square shaped clip on earrings. Silver tone metal alloy, art glass. 2.5 cm. 1990s

Square shaped surface with holes clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, crystals. 2.7 cm. 1980s

Square shaped surface with holes clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, crystals. 2.7 cm. 1980s

Star pendant necklace. 9.5 cm. 1970s

Star pendant necklace. 9.5 cm. 1970s

Sun openwork brooch. Gold tone metal. 7 cm. 1990s

Sun openwork brooch. Gold tone metal. 7 cm. 1990s

Sun pendant necklace. Gold plated metal alloy, lucite. 7.5 cm. 1980s

Sun pendant necklace. Gold plated metal alloy, lucite. 7.5 cm. 1980s

Sunflowers necklace. Gold plated metal alloy. 1990s

Sunflowers necklace. Gold plated metal alloy. 1990s

Swirl spiral design gold tone brooch. 1980s

Swirl spiral design gold tone brooch. 1980s

Trademark pendant

Hallmark pendant

Tulip flower gold tone brooch. 8 cm. 1980s

Tulip flower gold tone brooch. 8 cm. 1980s

Vintage bold style geometric design gold tone clip on earrings. 3 cm. 1950s

Vintage bold style geometric design gold tone clip on earrings. 3 cm. 1950s

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