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Howard Benedikt vintage costume jewelry

Howard Benedikt vintage costume jewelry

Iconic Maltese cross design brooch made of gold tone jewelry alloy, white glass cabochons, rhinestones and large crystal in the middle. Howard Benedikt vintage costume jewelry

Benedikt vintage costume jewelry
New York based jeweler Howard Benedikt made costume jewelry marked Benedikt in the period of 1955 – 1963. Located at 389 5th Avenue, one of the most fashionable streets of New York, Benedikt jewelry company produced high quality decorations. Meanwhile, collectors of vintage costume jewelry find Benedikt designs and quality similar to Hattie Carnegie’s. Indeed, the original design of Benedikt NY works inspired many of Howard Benedikt’s colleagues. In particular, well-known designer Kenneth Jay Lane, who drew ideas for his collections in Benedikt jewelry. And less famous bijou masters didn’t hesitate to copy the works of the brand, for example, the Maltese crosses of incredible beauty. The Maltese cross in various styles and color combinations was the most famous and iconic design by Howard Benedikt.
Noteworthy, the last mention of the brand was in the “Seventeen” magazine, dated 1963.

Benedikt vintage costume jewelry

Round brooch of black tone, decorated with pearls and rhinestones. Benedikt vintage costume jewelry

Emerald green maltese cross and star pendant brooch. Textured gold tone metal, rhinestones

Emerald green maltese cross and star pendant brooch. Textured gold tone metal, rhinestones

Signed Benedikt NY

Signed Benedikt NY

Benedikt vintage costume jewelry

Angel playing accordion brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Angel playing accordion brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Antique faux ruby stones gold tone textured metal brooch

Antique gold faux ruby brooch

Beautiful gold tone flower brooch with faux pearls in the center

Beautiful gold tone flower brooch with faux pearls in the center

Black and red glass cabochon Maltese cross brooch with faux pearls

Black and red glass cabochon Maltese cross brooch with faux pearls

Bow brooch of gold tone

Bow brooch of gold tone

Butterfly gold tone faux pearl brooch

Butterfly gold tone faux pearl brooch

Christmas tree brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones

Christmas tree brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones

Classic Maltese cross design brooch. Textured gold tone metal, rhinestones

Classic Maltese cross design brooch. Textured gold tone metal, rhinestones

Crescent gold tone brooch

Crescent gold tone brooch

Double Leaf brooch. Pave crystal, gold tone textured metal

Double Leaf brooch. Pave crystal, gold tone textured metal

Exquisite leaf-heart shaped brooch. Textured gold tone metal, faux pearl, rhinestones

Exquisite leaf-heart shaped brooch. Textured gold tone metal, faux pearl, rhinestones

Faux emerald vintage brooch. Jewelery alloy, crystals, artificial pearls, jewelry glass, baroque pearls. 5.5 cm

Faux emerald vintage brooch. Jewelery alloy, crystals, artificial pearls, jewelry glass, baroque pearls. 5.5 cm

Flower brooch and earrings. Gold plated jewelry alloy

Flower brooch and earrings. Gold plated jewelry alloy

Gorgeous flower brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones, crystals

Gorgeous flower brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones, crystals

Green crystal gold tone flower brooch

Green crystal gold tone flower brooch

Little Angel with stars, gold tone metal, rhinestones

Little Angel with stars, gold tone metal, rhinestones

Oak leaves circle shaped brooch. Brushed textured gold plated, emerald green rhinestones

Oak leaves circle shaped brooch. Brushed textured gold plated, emerald green rhinestones

Ornate Maltese Cross design brooch. Red enamel, faux carnelian cabochon, gold tone jewelry alloy

Ornate Maltese Cross design brooch. Red enamel, faux carnelian cabochon, gold tone jewelry alloy

Pineapple gold tone brooch

Pineapple gold tone brooch

Pink cabochon gold tone textured metal flower brooch

Pink cabochon gold tone textured metal flower brooch

Purple heart brooch. Gold tone metal, art glass. 1950s

Purple heart brooch. Gold tone metal, art glass. 1950s

Rose crystal and rhinestone brooch of yellow gold jewelry alloy

Rose crystal and rhinestone brooch of yellow gold jewelry alloy

Square shaped textured gold tone metal brooch

Square shaped textured gold tone metal brooch

Starfish brooch with large topaz color rhinestone in the middle

Starfish brooch with large topaz color rhinestone in the middle

Sunburst gold tone brooch with rhinestones and red glass cabochon in the center

Sunburst gold tone brooch with rhinestones and red glass cabochon in the center

Textured gold tone flower brooch with blue rhinestones and faux pearls

Textured gold tone flower brooch with blue rhinestones and faux pearls

Three petal flower with faux pearl in the middle brooch

Three petal flower with faux pearl in the middle brooch

Turquois tone stones and faux pearls gold tone brooch

Turquois tone stones and faux pearls gold tone brooch

Turquoise glass gold tone flower brooch

Turquoise glass gold tone flower brooch

Two leaf brooch of gold tone, with faux ruby and turquoise bead inserts

Two leaf brooch of gold tone, with faux ruby and turquoise bead inserts