Lion head gold tone brooch pin. 1980s. Ellen Kiam vintage costume jewelry
Ellen Kiam vintage costume jewelry
The history of Ellen Kiam jewelry brand began in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1984. However, the brand’s founder, then 56-year-old Ellen Kiam, already had experience in the family jewelry business as a creative director and designer.
Born in 1928, Ellen Lipscher married businessman Victor Kiam in 1956. The husband-wife team Tory Kiam and Ellen Kiam owned such companies as Benrus Watch Company (1968), Remington Products (1979), a direct sales jewelry company Lady Remington, and later Lia Sophia.
Ellen Kiam lived with Victor Kiam for 45 years until his death in 2001. She created costume jewelry under her own brand for a decade, from 1984 until her retirement in the 1990s.
Today, 95-year-old Ellen Kiam lives in Madisonville, Los Angeles.
Beetle brooches of gold tone, enamel
Trademark since 1984
Black glass clear rhinestone gold tone button clip on earrings
Blue accent earrings. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones
Blue and clear rhinestone gold tone slide pendant. 1990s
Brushed silver tone rhinestone necklace
Button design gold tone faux pearl clip on earrings
Choker and earrings. Silver tone, rhinestones
Dragonfly gold tone rhinestone brooch pin
Exotic fish brooch of gold tone, glitter enamel
Flower brooch pin of gold tone, rhinestones
Gold tone modernist brooch pin
Hinged bracelet. Gold tone, black enamel, rhinestones
Lizard brooch pin of gold tone, rhinestones
Matte gold tone choker necklace. 1980s
Movable hearts brooch pin. Gold tone, rhinestones
Paisley silver gold tone pin
Polished gold tone ribbed pierced earrings. 1980s
Ribbed heart gold tone rhinestone pendant and pierced earrings
Round pendant. Gold tone, rhinestones
Sapphire crystal clear rhinestone gold tone post earrings. 1980s
Silver and gold tone black lucite slide pendant. 1990s
Silver tone round clip earrings