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English vintage Kigu costume jewelry

English vintage Kigu costume jewelry

1950s Art Deco Style Marcasite brooch. Kigu costume jewelry

English vintage Kigu costume jewelry

Hungarian hereditary jeweler Gustav Kiashek, the son the famous master goldsmith Josef Kiashek, lived in Budapest. Initially, he produced compacts in his own workshop. Gustav had three sons – Charles, Paul and George. The eldest son, Charles moved to London and successfully worked as a goldsmith. Meanwhile, the youngest son, George moved to London where he founded his own jewelry company in 1939. He named it Kigu after his father Gustav Kiashek having used the first two letters of his surname and forename. For about half a century, Kigu produced costume quality pieces that have stood the test of time. However, in the 1980s another famous company, known for their compact and dressing table trinkets, as well as their brooches, bought Kigu.
Traditionally, Kigu jewelers created high quality costume decorations with lots of design and filigree details, marcasite, rich gold plating, rhinestones and stunning gems.

Anemone rhodium plated marcasite brooch pin. 1950s

Anemone rhodium plated marcasite brooch pin. 1950s

English vintage Kigu costume jewelry

Art deco bracelet, 4 cm wide, vintage 1950’s. Gold plated, filigree work, rhinestones

Art deco bracelet, 4 cm wide, vintage 1950’s. Gold plated, filigree work, rhinestones

Beautiful goldtone and marcasite Art Deco brooch

Beautiful goldtone and marcasite Art Deco brooch

Black and yellow enamel marcasite gold tone earrings

Black and yellow enamel marcasite gold tone earrings

Black enamel silver tone flower brooch

Black enamel silver tone flower brooch

Cuff bracelet, gold tone textured metal

Cuff bracelet, gold tone textured metal

Delicate flower brooch of silver tone

Ewer silver tone metal, marcasite brooch

Ewer silver tone metal, marcasite brooch

Faux pearl, marcasite silver tone brooch pin

Faux pearl, marcasite silver tone brooch pin

Feather design marcasite brooch of silver tone

Feather design marcasite brooch of silver tone

Filigree Bow Bouquet. Gold tone metal, marcasite

Filigree Bow Bouquet. Gold tone metal, marcasite

Floral bow marcasite brooch pin, collectible vintage

Floral bow marcasite brooch pin, collectible vintage

Flower vintage brooch. Gold tone metal, pearl

Flower vintage brooch. Gold tone metal, pearl

Gold plated flower brooch. Faux pearls, marcasites. 1950s

Gold plated flower brooch. Faux pearls, marcasites. 1950s

Gold tone metal, marcasite brooch

Gold tone metal, marcasite brooch

Gorgeous Art Deco style flower brooch. Silver tone metal, marcasite. 6,5 cm

Gorgeous Art Deco style flower brooch. Silver tone metal, marcasite. 6,5 cm

Heart shaped swirl brooch of gold tone, marcasite

Heart shaped swirl brooch of gold tone, marcasite

Kigu England signed

Kigu England signed

Penny Black stamp cuff links

Penny Black stamp cuff links

Rose brooch. Silver tone metal, enamel, celluloid

Rose brooch. Silver tone metal, enamel, celluloid

Signature

Signature

Silver plated tied triangles shape earrings

Silver plated tied triangles shape earrings

Silver tone marcasite clip on earrings

Silver tone marcasite clip on earrings

Swirl silver tone brooch pin. 1960s

Swirl silver tone brooch pin. 1960s

Tied napkin gold and silver tone vintage brooch

Tied napkin gold and silver tone vintage brooch

Vintage marcasite silver tone brooch

Vintage marcasite silver tone brooch

Orange flower enameled brooch. 6 cm, 1970s

Orange flower enameled brooch. 6 cm, 1970s