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Judith Green vintage costume jewelry

Judith Green vintage costume jewelry

Starburst brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, faux turquoise. 8 cm. 1970s. Judith Green vintage costume jewelry

Judith Green vintage costume jewelry
The history of Judith Green costume jewelry began in the early 1960s and lasted until mid 1970s. Based in New York, the jewelry workshop produced high quality handcrafted jewelry. The creator of these jewelry later became known as Judith Ripka. She founded namesake fine jewelry brand in New York in 1977. However, it was no longer costume jewelry, but expensive luxury jewelry.
Born and raised in New York, Judith developed a passion for jewelry from an early age. Her mother was a fashion designer who emigrated from Europe to the United States. It was she who influenced the development of Judith’s design skills and taught her to see beauty. Judith played for hours with the jewels that were in her mother’s box, trying on and combining them. According to Judith herself, jewelry making is part of her DNA and she always knew she would be a jewelry designer.
A twenty-year-old single mother, she began creating decorations and sold them to neighbors and friends. This is how her first clients and admirers of her talent appeared. At the same time, Judith worked as an assistant jewelry buyer under the direction of future president Bergdorf Goodman. While working there, she saw that the jewelry market lacked beautiful pieces of jewelry that could be worn every day and for any occasion. This is how costume jewelry marked Judith Green was born.

Victorian lady profile gold tone brooch

Victorian lady profile gold tone brooch

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Judith Green vintage costume jewelry

Amber art glass gold tone flower brooch

Amber art glass gold tone flower brooch

Chain rope design gold tone crystal brooch

Chain rope design gold tone crystal brooch

Dog brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones

Dog brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones

Flower gold tone textured brooch pendant

Flower gold tone textured brooch pendant

Flower gold tone textured brooch

Flower gold tone textured brooch

Gold tone knot design dangle tassel brooch pin

Gold tone knot design dangle tassel brooch pin

Hummingbird gold tone brooch

Hummingbird gold tone brooch

Leaf circle pin. Gold tone, faux pearl

Leaf circle pin. Gold tone, faux pearl

Leaping Lion gold tone rhinestone brooch pin

Leaping Lion gold tone rhinestone brooch pin

Maltese cross brooch pendant. Gold tone, turquoise glass cabochons

Maltese cross brooch pendant. Gold tone, turquoise glass cabochons

Seashell with pearl gold tone brooch

Seashell with pearl gold tone brooch

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