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Pakula vintage costume jewelry

Pakula vintage costume jewelry

Gold Poppy brooch. Textured gold tone metal, glass beads. 1980s. Pakula vintage costume jewelry

Pakula vintage costume jewelry
The American jewelry brand Pakula (Jewelry Co) originated in Chicago in 1932 and continued to produce jewelery until 1997. In fact, Pakula jewelery is extremely rare and in high demand among collectors and vintage costume jewelry lovers.
The range of jewelry was very diverse. The company offered to the public both – home-made jewelery and did wholesale sales of costume jewelry and accessories made by other companies. In particular, DeLizza, Elster and Hollycraft. But without exception, all Pakula decorations demonstrated their impeccable quality and expressive design. Traditionally, when creating jewelery, the Pakula craftsmen used jewelry alloys of gold and silver tones, faux pearls and high quality rhinestones. Also, they used fashionable material at that time – colored enamel, which, in combination with the gold surface formed an unusually beautiful duet.
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Star Staret vintage costume jewelry

Star Staret vintage costume jewelry

‘Remember Pearl Harbor’ brooch. Staret, 1942. Gold plated metal, red, white and blue enamel, rhinestones. Pearl substitutes the word ‘pearl’. 6.7 cm. Star Staret vintage costume jewelry

Star Staret vintage costume jewelry
Chicago based company Star Novelty Jewelry Co., Inc with a head office at 322 South Franklin Street, began making costume jewelry in 1925. At first, the jewelers marked their decorations (in the period 1925-1940) as “Star”. However, the company changed its name to Staret in the 1940s. So, after 1940s they began marking their pieces “Staret”. Noteworthy, the company ceased operations in 1947.
According to advertisements in Vogue (September 1940 and December 1941), Star jewelers created “Costume Brilliants”. Indeed, the use of high quality crystals, imitation of topaz, ruby, emerald, sapphire and amethyst created such impression. Traditionally, Star jewelers used gold or silver-plated, or rhodium-plated metal, also enamel of various colors. High quality handmade pieces of jewelry, exquisite design and talented work of masters make these decorations collectible. Their collections included beautiful figural and floral designs. In my opinion, no less attractive are patriotic theme brooches. According to some designs, not only Star company produced its own jewelry lines, but other jewelers of the time (for example, Rice-Weiner) also worked for Star.
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Sweet Romance vintage costume jewelry

Sweet Romance vintage costume jewelry

Flag bow patriotic pin brooch. Enamel, rhinestones, jewelry alloy. Sweet Romance vintage costume jewelry

Sweet Romance vintage costume jewelry
Amazing jewelry, inspired by the memories of the past, Sweet Romance jewelry is an old style at its best! Undoubtedly, these are collectibles, magnificent creations of the chief designer of the jewelry company, art historian Shelley Cooper.
According to Shelley Cooper, women yearn for the unique, sentimental, bizarre and charming jewels of the past. And Shelley Cooper tries to fill this longing in each of her projects, including the stylistic accent of particular historical periods. Thus, she seeks to create things that are becoming family heirlooms passed down from generation to generation.
For nearly 40 years, Shelley Cooper has been creating unique jewelery similar to antique jewelery at a factory in Los Angeles. Traditionally, her jewelry consists of a series of jewelry united by one theme. For example, insects – one of her favorite themes, stunning in their diversity and beauty. All decorations have marks “Sweet Romance USA”, however, some products, labeled for example, “Ollipop”, its branch, also belong to Sweet Romance.
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Park Lane vintage costume jewelry

Park Lane vintage costume jewelry

Fish brooch. Gold tone alloy, black enamel, crystals. Park Lane vintage costume jewelry

Park Lane vintage costume jewelry

Founded by a family couple Arthur and Shirley Levine in Chicago in 1955, Park Lane Corporation is the world’s leading direct selling (in-home) trading company. In fact, the most famous designers created decorations for this brand at different times. This perhaps, explains quite different lines of their costume decorations – from Art Deco and abstract to Egyptian motifs and nature inspired designs. However, they still have something in common – rich decor, large forms and the desire to transmit the main idea of ​​every US citizen – the “American dream”. It is from here – the abundance of gilded elements, pearls and colored crystals. Noteworthy, all decorations from Park Lane have a lifetime warranty and according to the designers, made for tomorrow.
Featured here pieces – stunning vintage decorations created in 60-80s of the last century. Traditionally, Park Lane jewelers used silver and gold tone jewelry alloy, multicolor cabochons, rhinestones and Ausatrian crystals. Also, enamel of various colors, lucite and faux pearls. Marked Park Lane, all of these brooches, earrings, and pendants – high quality decorations which price will grow every year.
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Ermani Bulatti vintage costume jewelry

Ermani Bulatti vintage costume jewelry

Bulk brooch Lizard on the leaves. Bronze tone jewelery alloy, mother of pearl. A small figure of a lizard, studded with small faceted rhinestones. Ermani Bulatti vintage costume jewelry

Ermani Bulatti vintage costume jewelry

Inspired by the mystery of the universe, the famous Dutch designer Ermani Bulatti has become the author of truly unique decorations. Noteworthy, the peak of his laconic masterpieces fell on the 70-80s of the last century. Traditionally, his designs include Art Deco style, elements of Italian and Egyptian culture, and combination of living and inanimate nature. Slender geometry of lines and unusual dragonflies and butterflies, mysterious lizards and huge crystals. The classic forms of Ermani Bulatti jewelry, except Swarovski faceted crystals, often included mother of pearl, shells, pearls, ivory, silk and semi-precious stones. The base metal – washed or oxidized in old silver, gold, tin or bronze. All jewelry – made by hand, with careful study of all small details. Marked Ermani Bulatti, products of this period were sold only in elite boutiques of London, Milan, Paris and Amsterdam.
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Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry

Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry

Beautiful pink heart with initials CL brooch. Gold plated jewelry alloy, art glass. Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry

Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry
The French couturier – Christian Lacroix traditionally created bizarre shapes, intricate design, massive decorations. According to his creations, his two favorite themes in costume jewelry are hearts and crosses. It would seem that it is difficult to invent something new that can cause surprise and admiration, but he succeeds! And the variety of designs is amazing!
Again and again he invents something of his own, distinctive, completely in different styles, but at the same time observing the originality and his own handwriting.
The French brand Christian Lacroix, named after its founder has a deliberately luxurious style. At the moment, based in Paris fashion brand is a part of the High Fashion Syndicate.
The creator of the fashion brand, Christian Lacroix received his firstan education as an art critic at the University of Montpellier. Then, at the Sorbonne in Paris, as an art history connoisseur. Young Lacroix began his career in the Hermes Fashion House, where he got a job as a fashion journalist. Then in 1981, Lacroix moved to work to the Jean Patou Fashion House.
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Karl Lagerfeld vintage costume jewelry

Karl Lagerfeld vintage costume jewelry

Gold heart vintage brooch with logo. Faux pearls, jewelry alloy of gold tone, rhinestones. Karl Lagerfeld vintage costume jewelry

Karl Lagerfeld vintage costume jewelry
It is impossible to overestimate the talent of the great Karl Lagerfeld. The world famous designer is also the author of collections of fine jewelry. Only Lagerfeld is capable of such creative, daring and characteristic decorations, perhaps you will not meet anywhere! His handwriting is recognizable and unique. Always in demand, expensive and rare, large ornaments, generously covered with a dense layer of gilding. Time has no power over them, quality is on top.
Karl Lagerfeld has created a completely unique collection of elegant jewelry in the periods of 1983–1984. He became the artistic director of the Chanel house and founded the KL and KL lines by Karl Lagerfeld. The first KL jewelry was made of a matte gold alloy with large baroque pearls, marked with initials KL.
Meanwhile, the Lagerfeld collection of the late 1980s and early 1990s, demonstrates another technique. In particular, the use of Murano glass cabochons, and talented handicraft processing when creating each piece of jewelry.
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