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Fabulous Florenza vintage costume jewellery

Antique brooch Fabulous Florenza vintage costume jewellery

Antique gold tone black plastic hand painted brooch. Florenza vintage costume jewellery

Florenza vintage costume jewellery
The history of iconic jewelry brand Florenza began in 1945, when Dan Kasoff founded his company Dan Kasoff Inc. in New York. He named his jewelry brand after his mother – Florenza.
Mostly made in Victorian style, magnificent Florenza jewels dazzle, have a truly mystical beauty. Each piece of Florenza is always absolutely rare and collectible. Florenza always used only the finest stones from Germany, Austria and the East, with many stones made specially for the brand. Traditionally, the craftsmen used 24kt gold or gold alloys patented by them, bearing the sonorous name – “Florenza Gold”, “French Gold” and “French Rose”.
Noteworthy, Florenza had exclusive contracts with such brands as Revlon and Estee Lauder to produce containers for solid lipsticks and perfume. Among its clients and partner companies were Coro, Weiss, Hattie Carnegie, Capri and Kramer.
After the death of Dan Kasoff, his son Larry Kasoff continued the family business. Alas, after a car accident that occurred in 1981, the famous jewellery brand ceased to exist, remaining Fabulous Florenza forever.

Fabulous Florenza

Bracelet with Locket – medallion, gilded antiques

This bracelet from the unforgettable Florenza with secret of Medieval Europe, famous for sly intrigues and deadly conspiracies of royal courts. Oddly enough, but the special role played decorations, that even made history. In particular, so called killer rings. Rings with all sorts of tricks in order to poison the enemy mercilessly. For example, Poisonous ring of Borgia family. Glorified by Alexandre Dumas, who described the methodology in detail in his novel. Thus, the described gold ring with a lion’s head, could “bite” when shaking hands, releasing the poison thorn. However, it wasn’t a fantasy of the writer, but proved by historical facts.

And, of course, among the favorite palace intriguers were popular rings with hidden gems containing poison. To pour the contents of a ring into a glass of the enemy and then as if nothing had happened drink to his health from the other glass … O tempora! O mores!

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Florenza vintage costume jewellery

1950s flower brooch. Green glass, gold tone. 8 cm

1950s flower brooch. Green glass, gold tone. 8 cm

Ballerina brooch. Gold tone, enamel, Swarovski crystals, faux pearls. 5.5 cm. 1960s

Ballerina brooch. Gold tone, enamel, Swarovski crystals, faux pearls. 5.5 cm. 1960s

Floral design brooch. Gold tone, crystals, enamel, plastic. 5.3 cm. 1960s

Floral design brooch. Gold tone, crystals, enamel, plastic. 5.3 cm. 1960s

Flower brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones. 1960s

Flower brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones. 1960s

Maltese cross brooch. Gold tone, red crystals. 1960s

Maltese cross brooch. Gold tone, red crystals. 1960s

Matte gold tone Maltese cross brooch. Swarovski crystals, faux pearls. 6.6 cm. 1960s

Matte gold tone Maltese cross brooch. Swarovski crystals, faux pearls. 6.6 cm. 1960s

Swallow brooch. Metal alloy, Swarovski crystals, faux pearls. 6 cm. 1960s

Swallow brooch. Metal alloy, Swarovski crystals, faux pearls. 6 cm. 1960s

Autumn leaf brooch and clips. Gold tone metal, art glass, Swarovski crystals. Brooch 6.5 cm, clips 3.5 cm. 1950s

Autumn leaf brooch and clips. Gold tone metal, art glass, Swarovski crystals. Brooch 6.5 cm, clips 3.5 cm. 1950s

Blue flower brooch. Silver tone textured metal, Swarovski crystals. 6 cm. 1960s

Blue flower brooch. Silver tone textured metal, Swarovski crystals. 6 cm. 1960s

Maltese cross pendant. Silver tone metal alloy, rhinestones. 7 cm. 1960s

Maltese cross pendant. Silver tone, rhinestones. 7 cm. 1960s

1960s Vintage brooch Starfish by Florenza

1960s Starfish brooch

Framed brooch by Florenza

Oval shaped gold tone framed brooch

Fabulous Florenza vintage costume jewellery

Vintage bracelet with charm. Gold plated metal alloy, agate

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Galina Karputina collection. Gilt frame, made in the style of decoration of the Renaissance of XV-XVI centuries

Galina Karputina collection. Gilt frame, made in the style of the Renaissance of XV-XVI centuries

Chain with Pendant – container in the form of a jug, produced in 1960s, a brand mark on the bottom, the pendant opens

Chain with locket pendant – container in the form of a jug, produced in 1960s

Moonlight sonata brooch

Moonlight sonata brooch

1980s brooch

1980s brooch

Vintage brooch

Gold tone Pendant/brooch. Faux pearls, emerald tone crystal

Stand for papers, 1960s

Snake shaped gold tone stand for papers, 1960s

Matchbox with matches, 1960s

Frog Matchbox with matches, 1960s

Matchbox, 1960s

Opened Matchbox, 1960s

Angel brooch

Angel with bouquet vintage brooch. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones

Renaissance style brooch. 1950-1960s. Galina Karputina collection

Renaissance style brooch. 1950-1960s. Gold tone, glass cabochon, rhinestones. From Galina Karputina collection

Cameo set Baroness

Baroness Cameo set of brooch and earrings. Carved lucite, gold tone metal alloy

Pill boxes

Bird Pill boxes

Stand for lipsticks

Stand for lipsticks

1960s, bird mounted on a spring, so it will tremble with every movement of its owner

1960s trembling brooch, bird mounted on a spring

Bouquet brooch, marked Sandor Sterling, Sterling silver, gilding, enamel, crystals, mid-40s

Bouquet brooch, marked Sandor Sterling, Sterling silver, gilding, enamel, crystals, mid-40s

Cheetah brooch

Cheetah brooch

Set of blue brooch and clips, faux pearl

Set of blue brooch and clips, faux pearl

Medallions vintage

Medallions vintage

Heraldic vintage jewellery

Heraldic vintage jewellery

1960s vintage brooch, Galina Karputina collection

1960s vintage brooch, Galina Karputina collection

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark