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Krizia vintage costume jewelry

Krizia vintage costume jewelry

Heart and leopard with cut out logo vintage brooch. Gold plated alloy, lucite, rhinestones. 6.7 cm. 1970s. Krizia vintage costume jewelry

Krizia vintage costume jewelry
This stylish statement brooch “Heart and Leopard” belongs to the rare collection of costume jewelry from the best decade of the brand’s existence – the 1970s. A gold-plated coin at the base, and a lucite heart of “tortoise shell” color, the center of which adorns the cut out hallmark “K of Krizia”. And at the top of the monumental heart, as at the top of a mountain, there is a Leopard covered with tiny clear and black Swarovski crystals.
The history of the legendary Milan fashion house Krizia began in 1954, in a tiny two-room apartment, where two friends, Mariuccia Mandelli and Flora Dolci, sewed their dresses.
According to Mariuccia, she dreamed of becoming a fashion designer since childhood, when she sewed dresses for her dolls. In 1957, her models of “fruit” dresses at the SAMIA international fashion salon became a success and sparked interest in the brand. Already in 1964, Mandelli received the first prize for the provocative collection “Black and White”. Then followed other awards for innovative ideas in the fashion world.
The company expanded with the creation of sub-brands Poi by Krizia, K Krizia, Krizia SPA, and Krizia Uomo, and more. By the way, the name Krizia comes from Plato’s unfinished Dialogue.

Fashion ad, 1985

Fashion ad, 1985

The company began producing perfumes, accessories and costume jewelry. Noteworthy, the registered Krizia trademark for the production of costume jewelry officially ceased to exist in 1999. Registered in 2018 renewed brand Kizia International S.R.L. has nothing to do with the original in style, techinque, design and materials. In fact, a year before her death, Mariuccia Mandelli (1925-2015) sold her business to the Chinese concern Shenzhen Marisfrolg.

Signed Krizia made in Italy

Signed Krizia made in Italy

Krizia vintage costume jewelry

1980 ad

1980 ad

Arrow design lapel pin. Purple plastic. 1980s

Arrow design lapel pin. Purple plastic. 1980s

Bubbles and waves textured gold tone cuff bracelet. 1980s

Bubbles and waves textured gold tone cuff bracelet. 1980s

Dog gold tone vintage brooch

Dog gold tone vintage brooch

Flower design large plastic brooch. 1980s

Flower design large plastic brooch. 1980s

Gold tone textured statement ring. 1980s

Gold tone textured statement ring. 1980s

Jaguar charm of gold tone

Jaguar charm of gold tone

Leopard head silhouette cut clip-on earrings. Gold plated alloy, enamel. 1980s

Leopard head silhouette cut clip-on earrings. Gold plated alloy, plastic. 1980s

Long Drop Earrings. Gold tone alloy, resin. 1980s

Long Drop Earrings. Gold tone alloy, resin. 1980s

Modernist design brooch. Black resin, gold tone metal, plastic

Modernist design brooch. Black resin, gold tone metal, plastic

Pink plastic arm band. 1980s

Pink plastic arm band. 1980s

Propeller design gold tone brooch with logo. 1980s

Propeller design gold tone brooch with logo. 1980s

Silver plated cuff bracelet with engraved logo

Silver plated cuff bracelet with engraved logo

Vintage neck band. 1980s

Vintage neck band. 1980s

Wide gold-tone metal cuff bracelet with embossed logo. 1980s

Wide gold-tone metal cuff bracelet with embossed logo. 1980s

Signature

Signature

Milan collection ad. 1981

Milan collection ad. 1981