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Jonette Jewelry Со – JJ vintage jewellery

The girl in the window vintage brooch. JJ vintage jewellery

The girl in the window vintage brooch. JJ vintage jewellery

JJ vintage jewellery
Run by Abraham Lisker, the company “Jonette Jewelry” started its activities in 1935 under the name “Providence Jewelry Company”. However, in 1937, when Nathan Lisker joined his brother’s business, the company got name “Lisker & Lisker”. But seven years later, after the World War II, the two brothers decided to rename the company, they just combined the names of their parents, John and Etta. Thus, in the state of Rhode Island, appeared “Jonette Jewelry Co”, established in 1944. Since 1970, the company became known as JJ, and each peace was marked “copyright JJ”. Meanwhile, their first success was as ballerina pin, brooches and figurines, decorated with mother of pearl.

1970-80s earrings Diaries of Stargazer by JJ

1970-80s earrings Diaries of Stargazer. JJ vintage jewellery

The founder of the company, Abraham Lisker retired in 1972, and the new head became his son, B. Gordon Lisker. Gordon Lisker began to outsource some of the firm’s production to other companies. In 1986, he registered the name “Artifacts”, and used the Roman numerals MCMLXXXVI on jewelry cards. In 1988 was released a Southwestern line with the “Santa Fe” mark, signed “JJ 1988”. Unfortunately, after 62 years a successful family business, Jonette Jewelry Co. ended production in September, 2006.

Widely known to collectors, JJ Jewellery conquered all due to its distinctive designs. Besides, they are easily recognizable. This is not just a decoration, but the work of art. JJ vintage ornaments grow in value every year, and therefore are a great investment.

The company mainly engaged in the production of shaped brooches of original designs. While other jewelers imitated antique jewelry, owners of the company focused on the production of brooches and pins in the form of various fun figures. In addition, Jonette Jewelry Co. also manufactured jewelry, letter openers, photograph frames, watch straps or bands or bracelets, bookmarks, candle holders and more. Creating jewelry, JJ masters used brass, pewter, base metal, sterling silver, enameling and resin.

JJ vintage jewellery

1980s Car brooch

1980s Car brooch

Angel with star brooch – vintage Costume jewelry 60s

Angel with star brooch, 1960s

Good Elephant

Good Elephant brooch

Puppy brooch. 1980s. Eyes not fixed and dance with any movement

Puppy brooch. 1980s. Eyes not fixed and dance with any movement

Marvelous brooch ‘Fairy Hearts’

Marvelous brooch ‘Fairy Hearts’

Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild brooch and earrings

Cat-Musician

Cat-Musician brooch

JJ jewellery

Family of pandas brooch

JJ jewellery

Heart brooch

JJ jewellery

Lighthouse brooch

JJ jewellery

Unicorn brooch

JJ jewellery

Angel on a swing brooch

JJ jewellery

Beautiful fairy with unicorn

JJ jewellery

Funny Pig-biker brooch

JJ jewellery

Make a wish vintage brooch

JJ jewellery

Pegasus brooch

JJ jewellery

Girl on the cloud talking with Moon, brooch

JJ jewellery

Bee brooch

JJ jewellery

Lady at the car, brooch

JJ jewellery

Leaf brooch

Galina Karputina collection

Galina Karputina collection. Art Nouveau style brooch. Romantic female figure with flowing locks and scattering stars

Funny vintage brooches – corn and carrot, 1970s – 80s

Funny vintage brooches – corn and carrot, 1970s – 80s

Aquarium brooch. Metal pewter, glass. 1990 6.5 cm. £ 25-30 ABIJ

Aquarium brooch. Metal pewter, glass. 1990 6.5 cm. £ 25-30 ABIJ

Cow brooch. Metal, artificial pearls. 1980. 6.5 cm £ 15-20 JJ

Cow brooch. Metal, artificial pearls. 1980. 6.5 cm £ 15-20 JJ

Fish pendant. Gold tone metal, black rhinestone, colored plastic. 1970s 7.5 cm £ 25-35 JJ

Fish pendant. Gold tone metal, black rhinestone, colored plastic. 1970s 7.5 cm £ 25-35 JJ

Fish pendant. Gold tone metal, translucent plastic. 1970s 7.5 cm £ 25-35 JJ

Fish pendant. Gold tone metal, translucent plastic. 1970s 7.5 cm £ 25-35 JJ

Fruit Brooch. Metal, gold, brown enamel, rhinestone. 1980s 5cm. £ 10-15 bb. Gold tone metal brooch. Rhinestone of ruby color and aurora borealis. 1950s 9cm £ 45-55 JJ

Fruit Brooch. Metal, gold, brown enamel, rhinestone. 1980s 5cm. £ 10-15 bb. Gold tone metal brooch. Rhinestone of ruby color and aurora borealis. 1950s 9cm £ 45-55 JJ

Puppy in front of a mirror brooch. Gold-tone metal, translucent glass. 1990. 5 cm £ 25-30 ABIJ

Puppy in front of a mirror brooch. Gold-tone metal, translucent glass. 1990. 5 cm £ 25-30 ABIJ

Safe brooch. Bronze, metal of gold tone, the opening door. 1980 3.75 cm. £ 15-20 JJ

Safe brooch. Bronze, metal of gold tone, the opening door. 1980 3.75 cm. £ 15-20 JJ

Set of brooch and earrings. Gold tone metal, transparent and sapphire rhinestone. 1950s Brooch 6.25 cm, Earrings 2 cm. £ 35-40 MILLB

Set of brooch and earrings. Gold tone metal, transparent and sapphire rhinestone. 1950s Brooch 6.25 cm, Earrings 2 cm. £ 35-40 MILLB

Sledge brooch. Metal color of tin, metal gold tone. 1990s 5.75 cm £ 10-15 MILLB

Sledge brooch. Metal color of tin, metal gold tone. 1990s 5.75 cm £ 10-15 MILLB

White necklace with pendant. Chain of metal gold tone, white enamel. 1970s Circumference 45.75 cm, Pendant 5 cm. £ 10-15 MILLB

White necklace with pendant. Chain of metal gold tone, white enamel. 1970s Circumference 45.75 cm, Pendant 5 cm. £ 10-15 MILLB

St. Basil's Cathedral brooch. Pewter. 6.8 cm

St. Basil’s Cathedral brooch. Pewter. 6.8 cm

Source:

Vintage Jewelry collections of “Beautiful” Things (Olga), “Bonne Chance” (rare-vintage), Galina (Pskov, Russia) from website www.livemaster.ru