Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Hobe vintage jewellery

Hobe vintage jewellery

Retro ad. Hobe vintage jewellery (1927-1980s)

Hobe vintage jewellery
Incorporated in 1887 in Paris, Hobe was a family business founded by a French goldsmith Jacques Hobe. In 1927, his son William Hobe, opened the company branch in New York. William created designs and decorations for several Broadway musicals. The success of the musicals, as well as the advertising company, attracted a lot of new customers to the company.
Hereditary American designer of French origin, William Hobe was a favorite jeweler of Hollywood directors and actresses of mid XX century. He designed some of his jewelry specially for shootings. His bold and colorful handmade products had no equal in quality.
He first revealed to the world his talent, when at the end of the 1920s Broadway impresario, Florenz Ziegfeld, ordered the inexpensive but high quality jewellery for his show. Later, directors and actresses called Hobe “choice of Hollywood. Movie stars, such as Ava Gardner and Betty Davis wore Hobe jewelry.
William’s sons, Robert and Donald continued the business in Mount Vernon, New York

Ava Gardner in Hobe vintage jewellery

Ava Gardner in Hobe jewellery

According to experts, 1940 – 1950 were the most successful for the Hobe. Noteworthy, although Hobe handcrafted most decorations himself, yet there were designers who did a lot for the company. In particular, Serillo (1909-1920), Ralph Demassa (1924-1944), Mr. Solomon (1937-1950), Zoltan Imirshaw (1934-1935), and Lou Vice (1948-1969). Noteworthy, each of them added his initial to the marking. For example, S (Serillo), or V (Lou Vice), etc. Finally, Robert’s son, James Hobe was a leading designer who made jewelry from 1970 till 1984.

Hobe vintage jewellery 1927-1980s

Hobe vintage jewellery

Jewelry ad

The company created jewelry in many styles and designs, from floral and animalistic, to Art Deco and Modernist. Besides, the company created replicas of historic ornaments of royal families. Traditionally, the craftsmen used semi-precious stones, gold, silver, and platinum. An interesting collection of silver brooches and bracelets with floral motifs was released in 1930 – 1940.

1948 ad

1948 ad

Hobe vintage jewellery

Berry gold tone brooch

Hobe vintage jewellery

A Locket with a cameo

Hobe vintage jewellery

Cameo Pendant-Loket

Hobe vintage jewellery

Violet crystal necklace

Hobe vintage jewellery

Sterling silver 1941-1947 brooches

Hobe vintage jewellery

Cameo clips and brooch, 1965

Hobe vintage jewellery

Sterling silver flower bouquet brooch. 1940s

Hobe vintage jewellery

Heart gold tone brooch, 1960s

Hobe vintage jewellery

Cameo clips. Metal alloy, crystals, shell

Hobe vintage jewellery

Pendant, 1980s

Hobe vintage jewellery

Smoky quartz. Beginning 1980

Hobe vintage jewellery

Artful Vintage brooch

Hobe vintage jewellery

Stunning silver clips

Hobe vintage jewellery

Beautiful clips of 1960s

Hobe vintage jewellery

Marine theme clips. 1960s

Hobe vintage jewellery

Enameled brooch with rhinestones

Hobe vintage jewellery

Unique jewelry set clips and bracelet

Hobe vintage jewellery

Floral silver brooch of 1930s

1960s Earrings £25 and 1940s brooch £250-280

1960s Earrings £25 and 1940s brooch £250-280

1970s bracelet Gold-plated silver, rock crystal, artificial amethysts, £ 115-120 MAC

1970s bracelet Gold-plated silver, rock crystal, artificial amethysts, £ 115-120 MAC

Artificial sapphires, gilding, rhinestone, brooch and earrings 1950s. £ 115-120 MAC

Artificial sapphires, gilding, rhinestone, brooch and earrings 1950s. £ 115-120 MAC

Bracelet and brooch, gilded silver. 1940's. £ 100-135

Bracelet and brooch, gilded silver. 1940’s. £ 100-135

Earrings with artificial pearls and Brooch-bow - silver, peridot, artificial pearls, glass. pink quartz, rhinestone. £ 200-250

Earrings with artificial pearls and Brooch-bow – silver, peridot, artificial pearls, glass. pink quartz, rhinestone. £ 200-250

Gorgeous Necklace and earrings - gilded silver, metal pearls, cameo. 1940's. circumference 40 cm, cameo 4.5 cm, £ 350-400

Gorgeous Necklace and earrings – gilded silver, metal pearls, cameo. 1940’s. circumference 40 cm, cameo 4.5 cm, £ 350-400

Made of pink Venetian glass bracelet, brooch and earrings - gilding, artificial topaz. A set with necklace £ 335

Made of pink Venetian glass bracelet, brooch and earrings – gilding, artificial topaz. A set with necklace £ 335

Pink Venetian glass necklace. Set with bracelet, earrings and brooch £ 335

Pink Venetian glass necklace. Set with bracelet, earrings and brooch £ 335

Rare Gold-plated silver, rock crystal, 1940's. 15 cm, £ 600-700 CRIS

Rare Gold-plated silver, rock crystal, 1940’s. 15 cm, £ 600-700 CRIS

Silver, gilding, metal beads, pearls, white metal. Brooch of 1940's. d 14 cm £ 335-400 BY

Silver, gilding, metal beads, pearls, white metal. Brooch of 1940’s. d 14 cm £ 335-400 BY

Blackberry brooch. Hobe

Blackberry brooch