Exquisite Vintage costume jewelry
Exquisite Vintage costume jewelry (1914 – 1970)
The history of British jewellery company “Exquisite” began in 1914 in the city of Solihull. Founded by engraver Augustus Harry Power (1878 -1952) and Clarence Oswald Flint (1880 – 1946), the two men bought the business from a jeweler Walter Archibald Parker Watson (1880 – 1952).
Exquisite jewelry became especially popular after the Second World War. High quality floral design hand-painted pieces show original high-style standard level. The craftsmen used of gold or silver plate and bright enamel.
Noteworthy, the company owned several trademarks, including Mirella, and Myths and Magic. In addition to jewelry, they produced sterling silver souvenirs and charms for tourist visiting the UK. Wearable art, Exquisite jewellery is rare and highly collectible today.
“Birthday Flower Brooch” series with different flowers for each month has become incredibly popular today, and are popular among collectors. Usually Exquisite brooch is hand painted, so always looks original and has a significant value. ‘Birthday Flower Brooch’ series where each flower corresponds to a certain month of birth:
January – snowdrop
February – primrose
March – violets
April – iris
May – pansy
June – rose
July – fuschia
August – poppy
September – cornflower
October – carnation
November – chrysanthemum
December – Christmas rose