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Ellen Kiam vintage costume jewelry

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Ellen Kiam vintage costume jewelry

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. Gold tone, enamel

Beetle brooches of gold tone, enamel

Trademark since 1984

Trademark since 1984

Maker's mark 1

Maker’s mark

Black glass clear rhinestone gold tone button clip on earrings

Black glass clear rhinestone gold tone button clip on earrings

Blue accent earrings. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones

Blue accent earrings. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones

Blue and clear rhinestone gold tone slide pendant. 1990s

Blue and clear rhinestone gold tone slide pendant. 1990s

Brushed silver tone rhinestone necklace

Brushed silver tone rhinestone necklace

Button design gold tone faux pearl clip on earrings

Button design gold tone faux pearl clip on earrings

Choker and earrings. Silver tone, rhinestones

Choker and earrings. Silver tone, rhinestones

Dragonfly gold tone rhinestone brooch pin

Dragonfly gold tone rhinestone brooch pin

Exotic fish brooch. Gold tone, glitter enamel

Exotic fish brooch of gold tone, glitter enamel

Flower brooch pin. Gold tone, rhinestones

Flower brooch pin of gold tone, rhinestones

Gold tone modernist brooch pin

Gold tone modernist brooch pin

Hinged bracelet. Gold tone, black enamel, rhinestones

Hinged bracelet. Gold tone, black enamel, rhinestones

Lizard brooch pin. Gold tone, rhinestones

Lizard brooch pin of gold tone, rhinestones

Matte gold tone choker necklace. 1980s

Matte gold tone choker necklace. 1980s

Movable hearts brooch pin. Gold tone, rhinestones

Movable hearts brooch pin. Gold tone, rhinestones

Paisley silver gold tone pin

Paisley silver gold tone pin

Polished gold tone ribbed pierced earrings. 1980s

Polished gold tone ribbed pierced earrings. 1980s

Ribbed heart gold tone rhinestone pendant and pierced earrings

Ribbed heart gold tone rhinestone pendant and pierced earrings

Round pendant. Gold tone, rhinestones

Round pendant. Gold tone, rhinestones

Sapphire crystal clear rhinestone gold tone post earrings. 1980s

Sapphire crystal clear rhinestone gold tone post earrings. 1980s

Silver and gold tone black lucite slide pendant. 1990s

Silver and gold tone black lucite slide pendant. 1990s

Silver tone round clip earrings

Silver tone round clip earrings

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark