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Georges Rech vintage costume jewelry

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Georges Rech vintage costume jewelry

Sterling silver brooch in the shape of folded napkin with pierced holes. 8.8 cm. 1970s. Georges Rech vintage costume jewelry

Georges Rech vintage costume jewelry
The history of the French fashion brand Georges Rech began in Paris in 1960. Its founder, innovative fashion designer and stylist Georges Rech (born 29 October, 1929) wanted to find a compromise between “high fashion” and “ready-to-wear”, creating a style of so-called “luxury ready-to-wear”. Like other fashion designers, along with the clothing, accessories and perfumery, he began creating costume jewelry that complemented the look.
Traditionally, the company’s craftsmen created stylish catwalk jewelry using gold and silver alloys, lucite and rhinestones. Handcrafted with high craftsmanship, each piece is labeled with the company’s marking. Noteworthy, the marking on the reverse varied, depending on the design and the collection. For example, “GR Paris”, or “G rech” (in small letters), or “Unanyme Georges Rech”, or “R” inside “G”, on square, rectangular, or oval shaped base.
Meanwhile, the designer registered two more brands – Synonyme (1973) and Unanyme (1982). Sold in more than 50 boutiques around the world, Rech’s products enjoyed success.
However, in 1990, the 60-year-old designer retired and sold his business to the British company Courtaulds. Since 2005 the rights to use the Georges Rech brand belong to the French company Apostrophe, headed by Patrick Hazan.
In fact, the history of this brand’s costume jewelry began in the 1970s and ended in 1990. Although the new owners of the company continued to make costume jewelry until 2006, the style, materials and techniques had nothing to do with the original.

Crescent gold tone textured metal brooch pin. 6 cm. 1970s

Crescent gold tone textured metal brooch pin. 6 cm. 1970s

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Georges Rech vintage costume jewelry

1992 ad

1992 ad

Amber color lucite gold tone geometric design brooch. 6 cm

Amber color lucite gold tone geometric design brooch. 6 cm

Art Deco silver tone dangling brooch. 8 cm

Art Deco silver tone dangling brooch. 8 cm

Bow shaped gold tone clip on earrings. 4 cm

Bow shaped gold tone clip on earrings. 4 cm

Exotic fish of antique gold tone textured metal

Exotic fish of antique gold tone textured metal

Folded ribbon textured gold tone brooch. 5 cm

Folded ribbon textured gold tone brooch. 5 cm

Giraffe and palm textured gold tone brooch. 8 cm

Giraffe and palm textured gold tone brooch. 8 cm

Gold tone dark red art glass vintage brooch. 6 cm. 1980s

Gold tone dark red art glass vintage brooch. 6 cm. 1980s

Haute couture statement earrings with dangling heart. Gold tone alloy, lucite, enamel

Haute couture statement earrings with dangling heart. Gold tone alloy, lucite, enamel

Leaf design brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, faux pearl

Leaf design brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, faux pearl

Leopard pattern art glass gold tone oval shaped dress clip. 1970s

Leopard pattern art glass gold tone oval shaped dress clip. 1970s

Rose bud clip on earrings of gold tone

Rose bud clip on earrings of gold tone

Round shaped clip on earrings. Silver, rhinestones. 3.5 cm

Round shaped clip on earrings. Silver, rhinestones. 3.5 cm

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Signature

Twisted rings design gold tone brooch. 6 cm

Twisted rings design gold tone brooch. 6 cm

Woman face gold tone brooch

Woman face gold tone brooch

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Signature

Unanyme Georges Rech signature

Unanyme Georges Rech signature