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Nettie Rosenstein costume jewellery

Nettie Rosenstein costume jewellery

A bee brooch. Jewelry alloy, vintage brass, cabochons, rhinestones. Size 6.2×2.8 cm. Nettie Rosenstein costume jewellery

Nettie Rosenstein costume jewellery
Born in 1890 in Salzburg, Austria, Nettie Rosencrans became famous American fashion and jewellery designer. Her parents moved to Harlem, New York while she was a young child. There, Nettie married businessman Saul Rosenstein ran a women’s underwear business (1913). Soon, under the surname of her husband she and her sister began her career in the fashion world. First, it was a hat business. And in the early 1930s, having created a new company, Nettie significantly expands her activity and creates clothes, linens, bags, perfumes and costume jewelry. The work of the talented designer had a stunning success and in 1938 she received the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award for her collection.
Meanwhile, the designer’s creations have grown in price, reaching hundreds of dollars, crazy prices for those times! Also, in 1947, Nettie received another award in the fashion field – Coty Award. Noteworthy, in 1953 a talented designer created a dress for the first lady of the country for the inauguration ceremony of the president.

Nettie Rosenstein costume jewellery. Victory Garden Carrot Pin, c. 1940s

Victory Garden Carrot Pin, c. 1940s. Nettie Rosenstein costume jewellery

Her long term business partner and Coty Award Winner, Sol L. Klein, continued to design and manufacture costume jewelry and accessories until 1975. He retired in 1975, the same time as the Nettie Rosenstein brand ceased to exist. On March 13, 1980, after a long illness, Nettie Rosenstein died at the age of 90.

Undoubtedly, products of this brand are in high demand both among collectors and lovers of high-quality, complex designer jewelry.

Nettie Rosenstein costume jewellery

Jewelry catalog, 2004