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Fred Gray Corp vintage costume jewelry

Fred Gray Corp vintage costume jewelry

Victorian style Hand with orchid brooch. Silver tone metal, rhinestones, enamel. 1940s. Fred Gray Corp vintage costume jewelry

Fred Gray Corp vintage costume jewelry
Costume decorations of this American jewelry company are very rare, since they were produced in a short period of 1930-1940s. Unfortunately, there is very little information about the foundation of the company, as well as about its founder. According to sources, Fred Gray was one of the leading designers of the famous jewelry company Coro for some period of time. Having gained invaluable experience and skill, he founded a costume jewelry company under his name “Fred Gray Corp”. Noteworthy, initially Fred marked his products on the reverse side with the letter “S” inside a tiny star, and sometimes there was also a mark “made in the USA”. However, later, after the founding of his own company, the products had marking “Fred Gray Corp”.
Traditionally high-quality, the jewelry of this company is made in the Victorian or Art Deco style, so popular in the 1930s. The material for creating jewelry is also traditional for that time period – silver tone pot metal with an abundance of multicolor crystals and rhinestones, as well as enamel and lucite.

A couple of birds brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones

A couple of birds brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones

Signature

Signature

Fred Gray Corp vintage costume jewelry

A cluster of strawberries with a bow brooch. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

A cluster of strawberries with a bow brooch. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Art Deco dress clip. Green enamel, pave rhinestone

Art Deco dress clip. Green enamel, pave rhinestone

Bellflower brooch. Metal alloy, enamel, rhinestones

Bellflower brooch. Metal alloy, enamel, rhinestones

Blue flower brooch. Sapphire blue tone rhinestones, gold tone. 1940s

Blue flower brooch. Sapphire blue tone rhinestones, gold tone. 1940s

Bow and flower brooch. Silver tone pot metal, blue and green enamel, rhinestones

Bow and flower brooch. Silver tone pot metal, blue and green enamel, rhinestones

Bow brooch. Silver tone metal, crystals. 1940s

Bow brooch. Silver tone metal, crystals. 1940s

Flamingo brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

Flamingo brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

Flower bouquet brooch. Silver tone, rhinestones

Flower bouquet brooch. Silver tone, rhinestones

Gold tone clear rhinestones flower brooch

Gold tone clear rhinestones flower brooch

Palm frond brooch. Pot metal, rhinestones

Palm frond brooch. Pot metal, rhinestones

Pansy brooch. Enamel, rhinestone

Pansy brooch. Enamel, rhinestone

Peacock brooch. Gold plated, pale blue glass, rhinestones, 1930’s

Peacock brooch. Gold plated, pale blue glass, rhinestones, 1930’s

Pelican brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones, enamel

Pelican brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones, enamel

Silver plated clips. Rhinestones, lucite

Silver plated clips. Rhinestones, lucite

Tied with a bow flower dress clip. Goldtone vermeil, enamel, blue rhinestone

Tied with a bow flower dress clip. Goldtone vermeil, enamel, blue rhinestone