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Ellen Designs vintage costume jewelry

Ellen Designs vintage costume jewelry

Square shaped gold tone purple rhinestone clip on earrings. 1980s. Ellen Designs vintage costume jewelry

Ellen Designs vintage costume jewelry
The history of the vintage costume jewelry brand “Ellen Designs” is closely related to another, more famous and older brand, “Fashion craft Jewelry Company NYC”, founded in 1942. In 1951, when one of the three founders of this company, Robert Jeffy, took over the company, he renamed “Fashion craft” to “Robert Originals, Inc”. Robert Jaffe retired in 1975, and his daughter Ellen Jaffe Wagman and her husband John Wagman took over the business in January 1976. Initially, her pieces had markings “Ellen Designs for Robert Originals”. Apparently, the use of the name Robert was necessary for a more successful promotion of the new brand. However, having gained some popularity, already in 1979, Ellen changed the brand name to the shorter “Ellen Designs”. Ellen Designs Jewelry Company has worked for less than two decades and ceased to exist in the late 1990s. She started new job as broker at an American real estate company Prudential Douglas Elliman in March 2004. The jewelry of this brand, mainly earrings and clips, is a collectible vintage.

Art glass gold tone oval shaped clip on earrings

Art glass gold tone oval shaped clip on earrings

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Ellen Designs vintage costume jewelry

Beige plastic gold tone clip on earrings

Beige leather gold tone clip on earrings

Cherry red enamel gold tone clip on earrings

Cherry red enamel gold tone clip on earrings

Denim and rhinestone heart shaped dangle clip on earrings

Denim and rhinestone heart shaped dangle clip on earrings

Filigree design gold tone round shaped clip on earrings

Filigree design gold tone round shaped clip on earrings

Grape cluster clip on earrings. Gold tone

Grape cluster clip on earrings. Gold tone

Leaf clip on earrings. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel

Leaf clip on earrings. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel

Matte gold tone round shaped clip on earrings. 1980s

Matte gold tone round shaped clip on earrings. 1980s

Ornamental engraving silver tone ruby red glass cabochon earrings

Ornamental engraving silver tone ruby red glass cabochon earrings

Oval shaped gold tone art glass vintage clip on earrings

Oval shaped gold tone art glass vintage clip on earrings

Paisley gold tone clip on earrings

Paisley gold tone clip on earrings

Palette gold tone, enamel, crystal earrings

Palette gold tone, enamel, crystal earrings

Round shaped silver tone plastic clips. 3 cm. 1980s

Round shaped silver tone plastic clips. 3 cm. 1980s

Ruby red glass dangle earrings. 1980s

Ruby red glass dangle earrings. 1980s

Silver tone starburst design clip on earrings

Silver tone starburst design clip on earrings

Silver tone turquoise clip on earrings

Silver tone turquoise clip on earrings

Star and ball dangle earrings

Star and ball dangle earrings

Striped silver tone white enamel dangling earrings

Striped silver tone white enamel dangling earrings

Textured gold tone lucite clip on earrings

Textured gold tone lucite clip on earrings

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