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Lia Sophia vintage costume jewelry

Lia Sophia vintage costume jewelry

Rudolph Reindeer Christmas brooch of gold tone. Lia Sophia vintage costume jewelry

Lia Sophia vintage costume jewelry
Vintage jewelry is always exquisite and beautiful. Antique jewelry embodies something special, it only wins over time. Vintage brooches, necklaces, rings or earrings, despite their image, never go out of fashion, no matter how paradoxical this sounds.

Costume jewelry marked Lia Sophia have been produced for more than 45 years – from 1971 to 2015. Lia Sophia manufactured high quality, superbly designed, fashion jewelry at reasonable prices. According to Chicago Tribune, the sole member of Lia Sophia, a Delaware corporation Kiam Equities, the husband-wife team Tory Kiam and creative director Elena Kiam ran Lia Sophia before it closed in 2014. The New York based couple took over the fashion jewelry business from Tory Kiam’s father, Victor Kiam. His son renamed it Lia Sophia, in honor of two of his daughters, in 2004. In fact, the company sold its jewelry mostly at home parties in a business model similar to Avon. Noteworthy, at its peak, Lia Sophia had more than 30,000 sales representatives. Although the direct sales business closed at the end of December 2014, they are still selling their products online.

Scarab vintage pendant brooch. bijouterie alloy, crystals, enamels. 1970s 5 cm

Scarab vintage pendant brooch. bijouterie alloy, crystals, enamels. 1970s 5 cm

Lia Sophia vintage costume jewelry

Art Deco sea shell pin brooch. Enamel, rhinestones

Art Deco sea shell pin brooch. Enamel, rhinestones

Basket with flowers and fruit vintage brooch. 1960. Jewelry alloy, enamel. 4.5 cm

Basket with flowers and fruit vintage brooch. 1960. Jewelry alloy, enamel. 4.5 cm

Beautiful pendant with rhinestones, glass cabochons, blackening

Beautiful pendant with rhinestones, glass cabochons, blackening

Black and white Flower brooch. Jewelry alloy, crystals, faux pearl. 1970s

Black and white Flower brooch. Jewelry alloy, crystals, faux pearl. 1970s

Black silver tone filigree butterfly brooch

Black silver tone filigree butterfly brooch

Butterfly round pendant brooch of silver tone, blackening

Butterfly round pendant brooch of silver tone, blackening

Christmas Stocking Pave Rhinestone Brooch Pin

Christmas Stocking Pave Rhinestone Brooch Pin

Curl brooch. Gold tone, pink and purple rhinestones

Curl brooch. Gold tone, pink and purple rhinestones

Dragonfly brooch. Silver tone, multicolor enamel

Dragonfly brooch. Silver tone, multicolor enamel

Gold tone circles round pendant. Crystals, enamel

Gold tone circles round pendant. Crystals, enamel

Gorgeous flower round pendant of gold tone. Rhinestones, crystals

Gorgeous flower round pendant of gold tone. Rhinestones, crystals

Green resin clear rhinestones necklace

Green resin clear rhinestones necklace

High heel shoe brooch pin. Rhinestones, alloy

High heel shoe brooch pin. Rhinestones, alloy

LIA signed, 1990s

LIA signed, 1990s

Lizard brass color pin, rhinestones

Lizard brass color pin, rhinestones

Matte gold tone drop shaped openwork flower pendant

Matte gold tone drop shaped openwork flower pendant

Pink and coral cabochons, clear rhinestones pendant

Pink and coral cabochons, clear rhinestones pendant

Purple rhinestones gold tone floral design brooch

Purple rhinestones gold tone floral design brooch

Quote

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Red heart pendant brooch decorated with rhinestones, enamel

Red heart pendant brooch decorated with rhinestones, enamel

Round pendant with flower patterns. Silver tone, rhinestones, enamel

Round pendant with flower patterns. Silver tone, rhinestones, enamel

Scythian Gold Bracelet, 1980-85s. Paired bracelets, matte gold tone alloy, decorated with rhinestones. Diameter 6.5 cm

Scythian Gold Bracelet, 1980-85s. Paired bracelets, matte gold tone alloy, decorated with rhinestones. Diameter 6.5 cm

Signature

Signature

Signed

Lia Sophia Signed

Snowman silver tone brooch

Snowman silver tone brooch

drop shaped silver tone pendant, black enamel

Drop shaped silver tone pendant, black enamel

Turtle brooch. Gold tone metal, faux pearls

Turtle brooch. Gold tone metal, faux pearls

Universe celestial theme round brooch. Blackened silver, rhinestones

Universe celestial theme round brooch. Blackened silver, rhinestones

sources:
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