Sunburst brooch pendant. 24 K gold plated. 5.5 cm. 1980s. Metropolitan museum of art MMA vintage costume jewelry
Metropolitan museum of art MMA vintage costume jewelry
For several decades, many large museums have been producing varied collections of jewelry, based on ancient jewelry, paintings, and objects of decorative and applied art stored in museum collections. Some of the most famous are the jewelry collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) and the National Gallery of Art (NGA). Earrings, necklaces, brooches with the markings of these museums (MFA, MMA, NGA) have long been collectibles. Some of them have become real collectible rarities and are in great demand among collectors and fans of costume jewelry.
Traditionally made as copies of museum originals, they demonstrate high quality workmanship and the use of high-quality materials. In particular, silver, high-quality jewelry alloys, expensive crystals, pearls, gold (14, 22, 24 K) and colored enamels.
New York based MMA International, Inc. has founded more than thirty trademarks since 1976, including five jewelry trademarks. Among them, in particular, MMA (1976), Venus Earrings (1992), Silver Stars (1996), AHM (1998), and Story Beads (2010).
Pansy brooch and clip earrings. 24k gilding, enamel, glass crystals, brooch 4 cm; clips 1.8 cm. 90s
Due to the uniqueness of the plots and the highest quality of performance, MMA jewelry became a collectible almost from the first day of the brand’s appearance.
MMA USA signature
MMA vintage costume jewelry
Angel with harp brooch. Gold tone metal, 5 cm. 1990s
Basket of Gold Daffodils brooch, inspired by Spring Flower egg by Faberge. 24 K Gold filled, enamel, crystals, 5.5 cm. 1980s
Blue butterfly brooch. 6.3 cm. Gold tone metal, enamel, rhinestones. 1990s
Butterfly brooch. Jewelry alloy, Swarovski crystals. 4.5 cm, 1990s
Daisy brooch. Clear crystals, matte gold plated, silver. 4.5 cm. 1970s
Dogrose brooch. Gold filled, enamel. 6 cm. 1980s
Dragon brooch. Gold tone textured metal. 7.5 cm, 1990s
Egyptian motif brooch pendant. 24 K gold plated. 5.7 cm. 1990s
Elephant brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. 4.7 cm, 1980s
Forget-me-not brooch. 24 K gold, enamel, rhinestones, turquoise. 6 cm. 1980s
Grape brooch. Gold tone metal, faux pearls, crystals, enamel. 6.5 cm. 1990s
Grape earrings. Gold tone metal, faux pearls, crystals, enamel. 3.8 cm. 1990s
Heracles knot or love knot brooch. Textured gold tone metal. 5.5 cm. 1982
Neapolitan angel collectible brooch. Based on the Christmas decoration by Salvatore di Franco, donated by Loretta Howard to the museum in 1964. 5 cm. 1980s
Oak twig brooch. Gold-tone metal, cultured pearls imitating acorns. 6.9 cm. 1990s
Peacock feather brooch. Gold tone metal, 24 K gold filled, enamel, Swarovski crystals. 7.8 cm. 1990s
Phoenix brooch. Gold tone alloy, gold filled, enamel. 1990s
Russian Dragonfly brooch. 22 K gold filled, Swarovski crystals, pearls, enamel. 7.7 cv. 1990s
Sunflower brooch. Gold tone alloy, Swarovski crystals, enamel. 8.5 cm, 1990s
The Lion of St. Mark brooch. Gold tone. 3.6 cm, 1985
Turtle brooch. Gold filled, Swarovski crystals. 1980s. 5.5 cm
Warrior on a horse brooch pendant. Textured gold tone metal, 24 K gold filled. 6.8 cm, 1980s
White black spotted frog brooch. Gold tone, enamel, crystal. 5 cm. 1980s