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Etienne Aigner vintage costume jewelry

Etienne Aigner vintage costume jewelry

Modernist design gold tone dangling pendant. 8 cm. 1980s. Etienne Aigner vintage costume jewelry

Etienne Aigner vintage costume jewelry
Born in Hungarian city of Ersekujvar (now Slovakia), Istvan (fr. Etienne) Aigner (1904-2000) was the founder of Etienne Aigner. Currently they are separate haute couture houses Aigner US and Aigner AG based in New York and Munich, Germany, respectively. Both companies manufacture luxury goods including handbags, shoes, women’s ready-to-wear, wallets and leather accessories.
Initially, Aigner created high quality leather goods for boutiques and high fashion houses in Paris. Then, in the 1950s, after gaining invaluable experience in the fashion houses of Christian Dior and Cristobal Balenciaga, he came to New York to start a career as a designer. Already in 1959, Aigner founded the family business with his wife Suzanne, opening the first showroom in Manhattan, New York. However, ten years later they sold their company. Passionate about equestrian world, he marked his products with a logo stylized as a horseshoe with the initial A. A universal symbol of luck, the horseshoe logo became iconic, because luck played a big role in Aigner’s life. Jewish designer, Étienne (István) Aigner lived a long creative life, dying in New York at the age of 96.
Noteworthy, Etienne Aigner Inc. began creating watches, eyewear, and costume jewelry in the early 1980s.
The company, founded in 1959, is still active today, and vintage jewelry marked with a horseshoe with the initial A is highly collectible.

Filigree design gold plated necklace

Filigree design gold plated necklace

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Etienne Aigner vintage costume jewelry

Bar gold tone brooch with logo

Bar gold tone brooch with logo

Circle pin of gold and silver tone

Circle pin of gold and silver tone

Faux pearl gold tone metal necklace. 1980s

Faux pearl gold tone metal necklace. 1980s

Flower necklace. Silver tone metal, faux pearls. 1980s

Flower necklace. Silver tone metal, faux pearls. 1980s

Logo gold tone stick pin

Logo gold tone stick pin

Logo link gold tone bracelet

Logo link gold tone bracelet

Maltese cross gold tone art glass brooch with logo. 5 cm

Maltese cross gold tone art glass brooch with logo. 5 cm

Red stone gold tone metal pendant

Red stone gold tone metal pendant

Rose quartz gold tone pendant

Rose quartz gold tone pendant

Round shaped gold tone clip on earrings with logo

Round shaped gold tone clip on earrings with logo

Semi-precious stone matte gold pendant

Semi-precious stone matte gold pendant

Silver and gold tone clip on earrings

Silver and gold tone clip on earrings

Silver tone logo buckle

Silver tone logo buckle

Statement gold tone pendant

Statement gold tone pendant

Three oval rings brass pendant necklace

Three oval rings brass pendant necklace

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