Signed Tofa vintage costume jewelry
The history of the Tofa jewelry brand covers a rather short period, no more than six years. The owner and founder of the brand was B.G. Fashion Inc., headquartered at 39 West 32nd Street, New York NY 10001. Incorporated on March 16, 1994, the corporation and its trademark Tofa ceased to exist in July 2000.
Judging by the markings, which include the initials BG, Tofa and the year of production, the company produced jewelry mainly in 1995.
Traditionally, the company’s craftsmen created slider bracelets with a variety of themed charms sliding back and forth along a double metal cord. The materials used by the craftsmen – metal alloys, pewter, silver and 18 carat gold.
Noteworthy, the most characteristic design element of the bracelets was the clasp in the form of two crescents. The design of 6-7 figure charms for each bracelet included themes for all tastes, making them a wonderful gift for anyone. For example, for sports fans – baseball, tennis, golf, rugby, cheerleaders, etc. Or the topic of school, university, particular professions and hobbies. Also, a series of charms for the most significant holidays and events – Christmas, Halloween, Easter, and more. The religious theme with Noah’s Ark, with detailed study of animal figurines, became an interesting design of the charms. Known for their slider bracelets, Tofa craftsmen also made brooches and pins, but in a more limited edition.
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