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Gem Craft vintage costume jewelry

Gem Craft vintage costume jewelry

Butterfly brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel, faux pearl, rhinestones. Gem Craft vintage costume jewelry

Gem Craft vintage costume jewelry

The history of Gem Craft jewelry began after the WWII, when Gene Verrecchia (Gene Verri) founded his own jewelry company in Providence, RI in 1945. By that time he had worked as Coro’s lead designer for more than 30 years. His hands created real masterpieces for Coro, that’s why even having his company, he continued working for Coro.
Originally called Craftsman, then Sample Art, he produced his own lines of jewelry as well as designed jewellery for famous jewelry companies and designers of the time. In particular, for Oscar dear la Renta, Kenneth Jay Lane, Capri, R. Mandle, Tancer, Kramer, and Cadoro.
Thanks to bright expressive jewelry designs, created mostly in the 1950-80s, the company flourished. Traditionally labeled, all Gem-Craft Corp decorations used a Craft stamp with a copyright sign since 1979.
Signed Craft high quality jewelry of this brand is very rare, collectible, and the price of it will increase each year.
Noteworthy, talented designer Gene Verri actively worked until his death at age 101 on December 30, 2013.

Gem Craft vintage costume jewelry

Flamingo brooch. Jewelry alloy, Swarovski crystals. 1960s

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Gem Craft vintage costume jewelry

Bridal bouquet brooch. 1942. Silver tone metal alloy, plastic, rhinestones. 11 cm

Bridal bouquet brooch. 1942. Silver tone metal alloy, plastic, rhinestones. 11 cm

Camellias trembler brooch. 1938. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones. 7.5 cm

Camellias trembler brooch. 1938. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones. 7.5 cm

Goose brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, faux moonstone cabochons, rhinestone. 11 cm. 1941

Goose brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, faux moonstone cabochons, rhinestone. 11 cm. 1941

Goose brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, faux moonstone cabochons, rhinestone. 11 cm. 1941

Goose brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, faux moonstone cabochons, rhinestone. 11 cm. 1941

Abstract design clips. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Abstract design clips. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Angel with heart brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Angel with heart brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Bee figural brooch. Gold tone cream enamel finish

Bee figural brooch. Gold tone cream enamel finish

Black and yellow enamel clips. Jewelry alloy, gold tone, enamel. 3.4 cm

Black and yellow enamel clips. Jewelry alloy, gold tone, enamel. 3.4 cm

Bow brooch. Textured alloy of gold tone, crystals. 10.5 cm

Bow brooch. Textured alloy of gold tone, crystals. 10.5 cm

Choker necklace and clips, amber color lucite. 1950s

Choker necklace and clips, amber color lucite. 1950s

Dogwood flower enameled brooch

Dogwood flower enameled brooch

Dolphin gold tone and black enamel brooch

Dolphin gold tone and black enamel brooch

Egyptian motif necklace and clips

Egyptian motif necklace and clips

Flower shaped pearl clips

Flower shaped pearl clips

Frog brooch. Gold tone, Lapis Lazuli and lucite jade belly, rhinestones

Frog brooch. Gold tone, Lapis Lazuli and lucite jade belly, rhinestones

Gorgeous vintage gold vermeil and enamel clip on earrings

Gorgeous vintage gold vermeil and enamel clip on earrings

Leopard brooch. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, black enamel, rhinestones

Leopard brooch. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, black enamel, rhinestones

Orange Beetle brooch. jewelry alloy, rhinestones, lucite. 6 cm

Orange Beetle brooch. jewelry alloy, rhinestones, lucite. 6 cm

Pink Beetle brooch. jewelry alloy, rhinestones, lucite. 6 cm

Pink Beetle brooch. jewelry alloy, rhinestones, lucite. 6 cm

Roman Soldier set of brooch and earrings. Gold tone, black enamel, rhinestones

Roman Soldier set of brooch and earrings. Gold tone, black enamel, rhinestones

Rose brooch of jewelry alloy and crystals

Rose brooch of jewelry alloy and crystals

Round earrings. Gold tone, vermeil and crystal

Round earrings. Gold tone, vermeil and crystal

Scottie Dog brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones, black cabochon

Scottie Dog brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones, black cabochon

Set of pearl brooch and clips. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, faux pearls

Set of pearl brooch and clips. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, faux pearls

Square dangle modernist brooch of gold tone. Green and bown enamel

Square dangle modernist brooch of gold tone. Green and bown enamel

Starfish clips. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, cabochons, faux pearl

Starfish clips. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, cabochons, faux pearl

Sterling silver and pearl modernist brooch. 1950s

Sterling silver and pearl modernist brooch. 1950s

Swirl brooch of gold tone, decorated with rhinestones. 1960s

Swirl brooch of gold tone, decorated with rhinestones. 1960s

Triangle dangle clip on earrings. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel, rhinestones

Triangle dangle clip on earrings. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel, rhinestones

Yellow elephant brooch. Silver tone metal, enamel

Yellow elephant brooch. Silver tone metal, enamel

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