Glitter yellow dress angel with a candle pin brooch. Gold Crown Inc vintage costume jewelry
Gold Crown Inc vintage costume jewelry
The history of American costume jewelry company Gold Crown Inc., began about 65 years ago in Providence. Incorporated 30 November 1956 as a domestic profit corporation at the address 403 Charles Street Providence 02904 RI, the company ceased to exist in 1990s. Ronald P. Rotondo (1931-1984), the president of the company, headed it all his life. Noteworthy, the company owned Master Gifts, Inc. (1989), Central Novelty Co. (1988), and two more trademarks.
High quality pieces by GC are desirable for collectors of vintage jewelry, and their price will grow every year. Exquisite filigree design and high quality materials contribute to this. Traditionally, craftsmen used silver or gold tone alloys, pewter, multicolor enamels, plastic and rhinestones.
The marking included “Gold Crown Inc”, or “Gold Crown”, however, some series came with hang tags.
Noteworthy, the reference book “Popular Jewelry 1840-1940” by Roseann Ettinger features some pieces of Gold Crown Inc jewelry.
Trumpeting angel brooch. Gold tone, 7 cm
Signed Gold Crown Inc vintage costume jewelry
Angel playing the musical instrument gold tone enameled brooch
Bird and Cactus Southwestern Pendant. 1970s. Pewter, enamel
Blue peacock silver tone pendant
Cancer Zodiac sign pendant
Christmas tree brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones
Easter bunny and daisy flower brooch pin of gold tone, enamel
Owl pendant. Silver tone, plastic
Filigree Owl enameled gold tone pendant
Elephant pendant. Gold tone filigree metal, rhinestone, enamel and plastic
Hieroglyph frame faux carved jade gold tone filigree pendant
Moose head filigree pendant of gold tone
Navajo Style Pendant. Pewter, enamel
Owl pendant of silver tone
Phoenix pendant. Pewter, enamel, plastic
Royal peacock pendant. 1970s, enamel, gold tone
Running bird pendant. Silver and gold tone
Santa Sleigh enameled brooch of gold tone
Southwestern abstract shape pendant with faux turquoise, coral and ivory inserts
Taurus Zodiac sign pendant made of pewter and brass
Turtle pendant. Yellow and cream enamel, gold tone
Cat on aquarium brooch. Gold tone, lucite. 5 cm. 1960s