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Signed MASJ vintage costume jewelry

Signed MASJ vintage costume jewelry

Made with amazing detail and craftsmanship Poppy brooch. Silver plated Pewter. 6.7 cm. 1998. Signed MASJ vintage costume jewelry

Signed MASJ vintage costume jewelry
Edward Anthony and Maureen Ann Story-Jones founded their family business on manufacture of silver jewellery and related articles thirty-eight years ago in the village of Berriew in Montgomeryshire, Wales. Since 1996 Philip Raymond Marsh Wilson became the new director, and two years later William James Whitty took over the company. The original founders continued working until their retirement. Maureen Ann retired in 2004, and Edward Anthony in 2006.
In addition to jewelry, Edward Anthony and Maureen Ann made various articles, including frames, clocks, pillboxes and vases. The main theme of the Silver Scenes collection was flowers, leaves, dragonflies and butterflies, with the finest details. Cast in pewter, then silver or gold plated, and made mostly until late 1990s, MASJ brooches are highly collectible today. Noteworthy, the marking includes MASJ signed and dated by hand, or MASJ stamp.
Incorporated on 21 May 1984, Silver Scenes Limited jewelry trademark ceased to exist on 12 May 2015.
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Adderley Floral vintage costume jewelry

Adderley Floral vintage costume jewelry

Chamomile flower bone china brooch. 1950s. Adderley Floral vintage costume jewelry

Adderley Floral vintage costume jewelry
The history of Adderley porcelain brand began in 1905 as a result of merger of two companies – William Alsager Adderley (1876-1905) and Hulse and Adderley (1865-1879). Accordingly, the original labeling included “W A A” or “W A A & Co”. The company went through several renewals and changes of owners. Thus, in 1947, the new owner – Ridgway Potteries continued manufacture of Adderley products without changing the brand’s namer. Later, Adderley received the status of “Royal”, and the labeling changed.
In the postwar period of the 1950-60s, many English firms with rich experience in bone china began to manufacture jewelry. The manufacture of such decorations was taken as seriously as the production of expensive porcelain dishes. Thanks to the thoroughness of the molding, high quality material, and special technology high-temperature firing, these pieces have survived to this day and have not lost their rich color.

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Signed GJD vintage costume jewelry

Signed GJD vintage costume jewelry

Filigree design oval shaped French coin gold tone brooch. 1970s. Signed GJD vintage costume jewelry

Signed GJD vintage costume jewelry
The history of GJD jewelry lasted for a short period of time, a little more than a decade. Incorporated in September 1979, “Ginnie Johansen Designs, Incorporated” ceased to exist in 1986. Located in Dallas, Texas, it was a family business owned by Gerald Charles Johansen (October 23, 1931 – June 20, 2017) and his daughter Ginnie Johansen Donson. The renewed company “Ginnie Johansen Designs Co”, incorporated in 1981, ceased to exist in 1995.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Gerald “Jerry” Charles Johansen grew up in the family of Norwegian immigrants. He graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts. Jerry married Joan Menefee Johansen, and they had three children. Having moved to Dallas, Texas, he became president of Thuron Industries Inc.
In 1978, Jerry founded a fashion accessories company “Ginnie Johansen Designs”. He successfully ran GJD company for 12 years, and sold his products in 3,000 stores. Jerry retired in 1996 and helped his eldest son Jeffrey Johansen and his second daughter, Jane Crowshaw with various businesses.
Gerald Charles Johansen passed away in 2017, at the age of 86.
Noteworthy, the marking GJD jewelry includes Ginnie Johansen in script, or abbreviation GJD.
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Phister Ent vintage costume jewelry

Phister Ent vintage costume jewelry

Independence Day American flag patriotic brooch. 1996. Phister Ent vintage costume jewelry

Phister Ent vintage costume jewelry (1996-1998)

Made by American company Phister Enterprises, Inc. in 1996-1998, Phister Ent jewelry is extremely rare and can literally be counted on the fingers. However, this very fact made this brand known among collectors of vintage jewelry. In fact, the only design created by Phister Enterprises is the classic gold tone bow brooch pin. The bow was sold in a set of seven charms, made from gold tone alloy and enamel. The cute charms depict the main US holidays – Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving. The only thing that the owner of such a set had to do was to change the charms, in accordance with the holiday. Also, the company’s craftsmen did not bypass St. Patrick’s Day, creating a set of clips and pendants in the form of clover, covered with green enamel.
Incorporated in 1996, Phister Enterprises, Inc. was a family business of Kimberley Phister (President) and Rita Sayre Phister. Riverside California based wholesale jewelry and service company Phister Enterprises, Inc. ceased to exist in the early 2000s.
The marking on the back of each item includes “Phister Ent”, year of manufacture, and a copyright sign.
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Dolce Gabbana haute couture jewelry

Dolce Gabbana haute couture jewelry

Byzantine Empire collection. 2013. Dolce Gabbana haute couture jewelry

Dolce Gabbana haute couture jewelry
The variety of collections, where each collection differs from the previous one in form and style, is the jewelry of the Italian haute couture house Dolce & Gabbana.
Noteworthy, the famous Italian fashion designers owned two jewelry trademarks. The first international brand, Dolce & Gabbana, owned by GADO S.r.l. since 1994 for the production of costume jewelry and watches was registered in 1994. The second trademark, D&G fine jewelry, was registered in 2000.
Dolce & Gabbana costume jewelry is made from base metals, nickel-free and allergy-free. Also, designers use plastic, enamel, leather, resin, art glass imitating natural stones, crystal and rhinestones.
The epitome of chic and luxury, jewelry with the D&G logo is perfect for women of any status and age. Undoubtedly, the owners of these massive bracelets, earrings and necklaces with the D&G logo will be constantly in the spotlight.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who hail from Italy, founded Dolce & Gabbana in 1985 in Milan. Taking part in the Milano Collezioni fashion show, they immediately became popular. Italian designers have become the personification of youth, and the tendency to turn their dreams and desires into reality. Nowadays, D&G boutiques are available in more than 80 countries around the world.
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Chinese costume jewelry brand Shmik

Chinese costume jewelry brand Shmik

Cactus brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones, faux pearl. 4.5 cm. Chinese costume jewelry brand Shmik

Chinese costume jewelry brand Shmik
The world’s largest virtual marketplace, Aliexpress is offering millions of products, including accessories and jewelry. Costume fashion jewelry is extremely widely represented here, and there are few top stores selling high-quality jewelry. However, to replenish your jewelry box with high-quality and beautiful jewelry is not so easy. According to the reviews and ratings, as well as the overall impression of the jewelry, you can rank the top ten stores to visit. One of these stores (although not the first in my ranking) is “Exquisite Business Store”. The store, which has been operating since August 2018, offers “Shmik” costume jewelry.
The bijoux of “Shmik” brand, first of all, is distinguished by a variety of designs and styles. In particular, plant and floral motifs, replica European jewelry, Maltese crosses, Victorian, Art Deco, modernist geometric and traditional Chinese design jewelry. Traditional materials include gold-tone metal alloys, bright enamels, rhinestones, pearls, and art glass imitating natural stones.
Notably, since the 1980s, many American and European jewelry companies have moved their production to China, or used parts made in China in their jewelry. In addition, Chinese jewelry brands are increasingly appearing on the pages of fashion magazines and on the catwalks.
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Signed Halbe vintage costume jewelry

Signed Halbe vintage costume jewelry

Fabulous flower brooch. Gold tone, rhodium plated, rhinestone pave. 5 cm. 1950s. Signed Halbe vintage costume jewelry

Halbe vintage costume jewelry (1930-50s)
Rare and highly collectible, each piece of jewelry marked “Halbe” is a wearable art, because its creator and designer was a professional artist.
Born in Poland on April 10, 1881, Rudolph Halbe studied art in Germany and became a renowned landscape painter. In Germany, he married Erna, the famous ethnic dancer. The couple enjoyed traveling and in 1919 they emigrated to California, USA.
Rudolph and Erna started their family business with opening jewelry stores in Oakland and Piedmont, California, in the early 1930s. The business was developing successfully, and jewelry lovers liked the exquisite and inexpensive Halbe jewelry made in the Art Deco style. Notably, Halbe-branded jewelry was sold in boutiques on 5th Avenue in New York and in Toronto, Canada. Meanwhile, the artist Halbe continued to paint and participate in art exhibitions, while Erna continued to perform ethnic dances.
Landscape painter, designer, jeweler and businessman, Rudolph Halbe died in Emeryville, California on September 4, 1967, at the age of 86. He left a great legacy in the form of paintings and jewelry, the price of which will rise every year.
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