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Marvella costume jewellery

Marvella costume jewellery

Vintage ads featuring Large rings by the company. Marvella costume jewellery

Marvella costume jewellery
The history of iconic jewelry brand Marvella spans more than hundred years. Founded in 1911 in Philadelphia, Jewellery company Weinrich Bros. Co. produced exquisite jewellery. Weinrich Brothers, the founders of the company, to designate outstanding decorations used marking Marvella (trademark), and, later, in 1965, the company itself was renamed to “Marvella, Inc.” The company opened subsidiaries many times. In the 1950s the company developed a wide production of jewelry made of artificial pearls of excellent quality under the brand name «Marvella Pearls, Inc.». However, the signature was often modified, using different fonts, in the box, and, later, in a circle, etc. Anyway, the name Marvella was always present in one of the three inscriptions – Marvella, Marvell, or Marvellesk.
In 1965, the brothers Weinrich specialized in making copies of jewellery with artificial pearls. Necklaces made of multiple strands of glass beads and artificial pearls, interspersed with rock crystal.
The many changes in the company’s hallmark had a lot of pluses for collectors, as this greatly simplifies the dating of ornaments. Throughout its existence, the company actively produced posters that collectors also use for these purposes.

Marvella vintage poster of 1948

1948 ad

Marvella produced high quality jewelry, which enjoyed good consumer demand. Many unknown secrets of the company, in fact, from the very title of Marvella are sonorous and beautiful. However, it is unclear how the company appeared and why it was sold at the peak of demand. Bought by the company «Trifari» in 1982, several years later it was sold to the corporation “Monet Group, Inc.».
Noteworthy, the Marvella trademark ceased to exist in 2016.

Marvella costume jewellery

Poster of 1960

1960 ad

Brooch and clips, artificial pearl and Chinese glass. Marvella costume jewellery

Brooch and clips, faux pearl, Chinese glass

Luxury necklace Maltese cross and clips. The combination of white pearls and coral and grooved elements looks very fresh and impressive. Marvella costume jewellery

Maltese cross and clips. White pearls and coral

Gold tone, rhinestone brooch Lion

Lion brooch. Gold tone, rhinestone

Galina Karputina collection. Marvella vintage brooch of 1950s

Galina Karputina collection. 1950s brooch

Mushroom brooch. 1970-1979. Marvella costume jewellery

Mushroom brooch. 1970-1979

Collectible clips Blue Coracao 1950. Marvella costume jewellery

Collectible clips Blue Coracao. 1950

Swan brooch. Golden Costume jewellery alloy encrusted with transparent crystals

Swan brooch. Gold tone, crystals

Sea shells brooch, 1970s

Sea shells brooch, 1970s

Wreath of pearly flowers, brooch. Marvella costume jewellery

Wreath of pearly flowers, brooch

Gold tone necklace, artificial pearls, transparent rock crystal. 1970s. 35.5 cm. £ 20-25 ABIJ

Gold tone necklace, faux pearls, transparent rock crystal. 1970s. 35.5 cm. £ 20-25 ABIJ

Left - Brooch. metal, artificial pearl, transparent rhinestone. 1960's. 4.5 cm £ 30-40 ABIJ. right - Earring-clips. gold-plated metal. 1950's. 2.5 cm. £ 10-15 MILLB

Left – Brooch. metal, artificial pearl, clear rhinestone. 1960’s. 4.5 cm £ 30-40 ABIJ. right – Earring-clips. gold-plated metal. 1950’s. 2.5 cm. £ 10-15 MILLB

Necklace, bracelet and earrings. Variegated green and yellow beads, six oval beads made of jade, a gold-plated metal with filigree. 1950. 44.5 cm, Brooch 20.25 cm, Earrings 2.5 cm £ 50-65 MILLB

Necklace, bracelet and earrings. Green and yellow beads, six oval beads made of jade, a gold-plated metal with filigree. 1950. 44.5 cm, Brooch 20.25 cm, Earrings 2.5 cm £ 50-65 MILLB

The only earring. artificial pearls, amethyst glass, emerald and aquamarine, gilding. 1970s. 5.75 cm £ 15-20 ABIJ. Earrings with pendants. artificial pearls, rhinestone. 1950's. 5 cm £ 10-15 MILLB

The only earring. Faux pearls, amethyst glass, emerald and aquamarine, gilding. 1970s. 5.75 cm £ 15-20 ABIJ. Earrings with pendants. artificial pearls, rhinestone. 1950’s. 5 cm £ 10-15 MILLB

1970s brooch and clips. Jewellery alloy, enamel

1970s brooch and clips. Gold tone, enamel

Dancer brooch. It is made of a jewelry alloy of light bronze tone and cabochons of artificial jadeite

Dancer brooch. Bronze tone and cabochons of faux jadeite

Egyptian motif brooch. Jewellery alloy, blue enamel

Egyptian motif brooch. Gold tone, blue enamel

Grape brooch. Jewellery alloy, faux pearl. 1950s

Grape brooch. Gold tone, faux pearl. 1950s

Signature

Maker’s mark

Dynasty costume jewelry (Marvella’s trademark since June 1959):

Bee gold tone brooch pin

Bee gold tone brooch pin

Butterfly brooch. Gold tone alloy, blue and green glitter enamel. 1980s

Butterfly brooch. Gold tone alloy, blue and green glitter enamel. 1980s

Circus seal silver tone green rhinestone eyes brooch. 4.5 cm. 1970s

Circus seal silver tone green rhinestone eyes brooch. 4.5 cm. 1970s

Dancing mouse brooch pin. Gold plated metal alloy, red rhinestone eyes

Dancing mouse brooch pin. Gold plated metal alloy, red rhinestone eyes

Signature

Maker’s mark