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George Lederman vintage animal brooches

George Lederman vintage animal brooches

Koala brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamond. George Lederman vintage animal brooches

George Lederman vintage animal brooches
The history of George Lederman Inc. began in 1945, founded by Michel Barmache and George E. Lederman in New York. However, even before founding their family business in NY, Michel and George had a jewelry workshop in Paris and sold their products in the best boutiques.
Innovative jewelers, they constantly applied for jewelry patents. Among them, in particular, were clasps for bracelets in 1934, a flexible bracelet in 1941, a bracelet in 1945 and others.
High quality workmanship, the use of gold, platinum, precious stones, exquisite design and attention to detail have brought fame to the company. Notably, GL has designed jewelry for such iconic brands as Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier.
Renewed in 1963, George Lederman, Inc. (located on Madison Avenue, New York, NY) introduced the new “GL” logo. It is this logo that marks all the jewelry of the company, along with an indication of the carat of gold.
The company is currently run by the third generation jeweler Janine Lederman.
Marked GL animalistic brooch collection, created in the 1990s, became a real hit. The anatomically accurate animal figurines are handcrafted from 18k textured gold, rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Noteworthy, the collection includes more than 400 wild and even prehistoric animals. In fact, this is the world’s largest collection of handmade gold animal jewelry.

Bear brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye

Bear brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye

Maker's mark 1

Maker’s mark

George Lederman vintage animal brooches

Cheetah family brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamond

Cheetah family brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamond

Dolphin brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamond

Dolphin brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamond

Gecko brooch. 18 K gold, emerald eye

Gecko brooch. 18 K gold, emerald eye

Hippo brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamond

Hippo brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamond

Lion cub brooch. 18 K gold, ruby eye

Lion cub brooch. 18 K gold, ruby eye

Owl brooch. 18 K gold, sapphire eye

Owl brooch. 18 K gold, sapphire eyes

Penguin brooch. 18 K gold, ruby eye

Penguin brooch. 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamond

Pheasant brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamonds

Pheasant brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamonds

Rhinoceros brooch. 18 K gold, ruby eye

Rhinoceros brooch. 18 K gold, ruby eye

Seal brooch. 18 K gold, ruby

Seal brooch. 18 K gold, ruby

Stegosaurus brooch. 18 K Gold, emerald

Stegosaurus brooch. 18 K Gold, emerald

Tiger brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamond

Tiger brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamond

Walrus brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamond. Georges Lederman for Tiffany

Walrus brooch. Textured 18 K gold, ruby eye, diamond. Georges Lederman for Tiffany

Whale brooch. 18 K gold, ruby

Whale brooch. 18 K gold, ruby

Maker's mark

GL mark

Registered in 1945 patent for brace

Registered in 1945 patent for bracelet

Trademark image

Trademark since 1963