Giovanni Antonio Cerrito vintage costume jewelry
Cerrito vintage costume jewelry
The history of “Giovanni Cerrito Jewelry Co” began in 1948 founded by Italian designer Giovanni Antonio Cerrito. Based in Rhode Island, the company began producing series of beautiful handmade fashion jewelry.
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. 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 Ltd existed from 1977 to 2005. Jewelry of this brand is quite rare, and at an auction it is quite expensive.