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Giovanni Antonio Cerrito vintage costume jewelry

Giovanni Antonio Cerrito vintage costume jewelry

Rose brooch. Gold tone metal, gold plated, red enamel. 6 cm, 1980s. Cerrito vintage costume jewelry

Cerrito vintage costume jewelry
Founded by Italian designer Giovanni Antonio Cerrito, his company “Giovanni Cerrito Jewelry Co” was based in Rhode Island. According to some sources, the company began producing series of beautiful handmade fashion jewelry in 1948. However, other sources indicate 1977 as the beginning of the company. Traditionally, Cerrito designs included “The Symbol Of Love” – red rose enameled brooches made of gold tone metal, often 14 K gold plated. Also, his famous creation, so called “Christmas Rose” poinsettia brooch gained worldwide fame, winning the hearts of millions of people.
Cerrito was the undisputed leader in his industry, giving traditional jewelry a certain charm of his own. Thanks to special methods of metal processing and many complex elements, so far none of the imitators could copy his masterpieces. The process of giving products a special shine of gold tone is also specific. The designers, in particular, used a two-layer coating of 18 and 22 carat gold. Noteworthy, all decorations are hand-made, which makes it possible to give the products lightness and airiness that is not inherent in metal.
After a short break, the renowned company Cerrito Jewelry Limited incorporation existed from 1977 to 2005. Jewelry of this brand is quite rare, and at an auction it is quite expensive.


Lily brooch of gold tone. White and red enamel, gold plated edging

Lily brooch of gold tone. White and red enamel, gold plated edging

Cerrito vintage costume jewelry

Blue rose brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel

Blue rose brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel

Christmas Holiday Holly Leaf Brooch Earring Set

Christmas Holiday Holly Leaf Brooch Earring Set

Orchid brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. 1980s

Orchid brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. 1980s

Poinsettia brooch. Gold tone metal, 5 cm. 1980s

Poinsettia brooch. Gold tone metal, 5 cm. 1980s

Scarlet rose brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. 4 cm. 1980s

Scarlet rose brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. 4 cm. 1980s

The Legend of the Poinsettia gold tone brooch, red enamel. 4.5 cm. 1960s

The Legend of the Poinsettia gold tone brooch, red enamel. 4.5 cm. 1960s

Tropical Hibiscus Flower Huge Clip on Earrings

Tropical Hibiscus Flower Huge Clip on Earrings

Vintage Cerrito Brooch and Earrings Set

Vintage Cerrito Brooch and Earrings Set

White Rose brooch. Gold tone metal, gold trims, enamel

White Rose brooch. Gold tone metal, gold trims, enamel

John Antonio Cerrito

Jewelry designer Giovanni (John) Antonio Cerrito

Signed Cerrito and copyright sign

Signed Cerrito and copyright sign