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Julio Marsella Marner vintage costume jewelry

Julio Marsella Marner vintage costume jewelry

Basket of flowers brooch. Sterling silver, glass cabochon, rhinestones. Signed Marner. Julio Marsella Marner vintage costume jewelry

Julio Marsella Marner vintage costume jewelry
Originally, Ralph Neri and Julio Marsella founded the Marner Jewelry Company in 1946. The company was located on Empire Street in Providence, Rhode Island, in three small rooms above the windows of the Harris Furs store. However, Neri soon left the company and Julio became the sole owner of the business. Julio’s organizational skills and talent allowed him to expand the business and make the company prosperous. The company moved to the second and third floors of the Westminster building at 43 Hospital Street, just opposite Coro. The Marner craftsmen worked hard on the production of jewelry, and in 1953 the company moved to a large factory on Harris Avenue.
Traditionally, the markings included Jewels by Julio, or Julio Marsella, or Marner. Noteworthy, although they labeled some pieces “Marner”, most of their decorations were created for such well-known jewelry companies as Hobe, Hattie Carnegie, Kramer and others.
Unfortunately, the mid-1950s saw a downturn in business that affected all Providence jewelry manufacturers, including Marner. Julio was unable to pay taxes and payments to creditors, so he was forced to close the company in 1957. Despite Julio attempting to save his business by picking orders in New York City, local authorities did not allow him to enter the factory. It was the end of Julio Marsella’s jewelry business, although he opened a small shop selling metal figurines and paperweights, but not jewelry.

Abstract design copper clips. 1950s

Abstract design copper clips. 1950s

Signature

Signature

Julio Marsella Marner vintage costume jewelry

Copper Coil Clip on Earrings

Copper Coil Clip on Earrings

Discs shaped copper clip on earrings

Discs shaped copper clip on earrings

Egyptian style gold tone mesh necklace

Egyptian style gold tone mesh necklace

Floral design clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, art glass. Signed Jewels by Julio

Floral design clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, art glass. Signed Jewels by Julio

Flower petals clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, filigree design. the 1950's

Flower petals clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, filigree design. the 1950’s

Glass and clear crystal silver tone earrings

Glass and clear crystal silver tone earrings

Key brooch. Sterling silver, gold filled, crystals. 7 cm. 1940s

Key brooch. Sterling silver, gold filled, crystals. 7 cm. 1940s

Ladybugs on a flower brooch. Red and black art glass, metal alloy. 1950s

Ladybugs on a flower brooch. Red and black art glass, metal alloy. 1950s

Light green clover brooch. Gold tone metal, lucite, art glass. 1950s

Light green clover brooch. Gold tone metal, lucite, art glass. 1950s

Pate de verre glass mayorka petals necklace

Pate de verre glass mayorka petals necklace

Pink lavender tone flower earrings. Pate De Verre glass, Mayorka petals

Pink lavender tone flower earrings. Pate De Verre glass, Mayorka petals

Sterling silver, glass floral design brooch. 1950s

Sterling silver, glass floral design brooch. 1950s

Hallmarked Marner

Hallmarked Marner

Jewels by Julio hallmarked

Jewels by Julio hallmarked