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Betsey Johnson vintage costume jewelry

Betsey Johnson vintage costume jewelry

Anchor brooch pin. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones, crystals. Betsey Johnson vintage costume jewelry

Betsey Johnson vintage costume jewelry

New York-based designer Betsy Johnson soared to the top of her fame and became one of the most popular American designers in the 1960s. Moreover, she still holds the honorable place of a leader thanks to the fact that her ideas are always relevant, eccentric and individual. The talented Madame Johnson has received honorary awards many times for her enormous contribution to the fashion industry.
Johnson began her career developing designs for various brands. And in 1978, she founded her own brand, which successfully exists to this day. The same year, she opened the first boutique in the heart of Soho. Also, in the early 80s she was one of the first to open her store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Today in the world there are about 40 branded boutiques in which you can buy clothes, bags, accessories, as well as beautiful costume jewelry.
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French jewelry designer Raymond Templier

Daisy brooch from the collection 'Summer'. Czech beads, faceted beads, swarovski crystals, Japanese beads, crystal ribbon, strass chain. 7cmFrench jewelry designer Raymond Templier

Clip ‘Snail’, 1925 – 1930. White gold and silver, black enamel and pearls. French jewelry designer Raymond Templier

According to French jewelry designer Raymond Templier, he saw ideas for jewelry literally everywhere. For example, when walking along the streets. He was ready to respond to everything – wheels, cars and modern mechanisms. The most daring of his contemporaries, he easily turned the propellers of an airplane, gears and connecting rods into brooches and clips made of precious materials.
Noteworthy, Raymond’s father and grandfather were jewelers. It was his grandfather who founded Maison Tamplier in 1849. His sophisticated clientele sought mainly jewelry for family celebrations: engagement, weddings and anniversaries … Could he imagine the modernist creations of his grandson?
R. Templier is best known for his art deco and abstract design in the 1920s and 1930s. He became one of a small group of art deco innovators who created works in a minimalistic geometric style, focused on cubism and images of industrial production.
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Giovanni Antonio Cerrito vintage costume jewelry

Giovanni Antonio Cerrito vintage costume jewelry

Rose brooch. Gold tone metal, gold plated, red enamel. 6 cm, 1980s. Cerrito vintage costume jewelry

Cerrito vintage costume jewelry
Founded by Italian designer Giovanni Antonio Cerrito, his company “Giovanni Cerrito Jewelry Co” was based in Rhode Island. According to some sources, the company began producing series of beautiful handmade fashion jewelry in 1948. However, other sources indicate 1977 as the beginning of the company. Traditionally, Cerrito designs included “The Symbol Of Love” – red rose enameled brooches made of gold tone metal, often 14 K gold plated. Also, his famous creation, so called “Christmas Rose” poinsettia brooch gained worldwide fame, winning the hearts of millions of people.
Cerrito was the undisputed leader in his industry, giving traditional jewelry a certain charm of his own. Thanks to special methods of metal processing and many complex elements, so far none of the imitators could copy his masterpieces. The process of giving products a special shine of gold tone is also specific. The designers, in particular, used a two-layer coating of 18 and 22 carat gold. Noteworthy, all decorations are hand-made, which makes it possible to give the products lightness and airiness that is not inherent in metal.
After a short break, the renowned company Cerrito Jewelry Limited incorporation existed from 1977 to 2005. Jewelry of this brand is quite rare, and at an auction it is quite expensive.

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Parisian modernist jeweler Louis Aucoc

Parisian modernist jeweler Louis Aucoc

Dragonfly woman stunning Art Nouveau pendant. 18 Karat Gold, Plique-à-Jour Enamel, Carved Moonstone, diamonds, pearls, ivory. Parisian modernist jeweler Louis Aucoc

Parisian modernist jeweler Louis Aucoc
The leading Parisian art nouveau jeweler Louis Aucoc (1850-1932) worked with his father and brother Andre. The family-owned company Aucoc at 6 Rue de la Paix was founded in Paris in 1821 by silver craftsman Jean-Baptiste Casimir Aucoc. Noteworthy, it was under the patronage of the house of King Louis Philippe, House of Orleans, Napoleon III and Empress Eugenia.
In his youth, Jean-Baptiste dreamed of the sea, traveling and dreamed of becoming a pioneer, however, the famous fiasco of the Napoleonic campaigns made the young Frenchman devote himself to the “art of travel” rather than becoming a traveler himself. Having first become an apprentice at arms manufactories, the young man soon became interested in jewelry and by the 1820s he was qualified as a craftsman in silver. At first, the Aucoc manufactory worked only with silver, but later the commercial savvy of Jean-Baptiste allowed to complement the artel with glass-blowing production. Also, they begin to specialize in the so-called “Nécessaire de Voyage”, i.e. luggage of the traveler.
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French jewelry designer Georges Fouquet

French jewelry designer Georges Fouquet

1903 gold and silver brooch, framed female relief. Sprig of mistletoe, enameled gold and pearls. French jewelry designer Georges Fouquet

French jewelry designer Georges Fouquet
Fouquet Jewelry House lasted only 76 years. Three generations of the family have changed. The founder of the company was Alfons Fouquet (1828–1911), who in 1860 opened his first store. A decade will pass and the company will become known not only in France, but also in Europe. In 1895, the management of the company will go to his son – Georges Fouquet (1862–1957).
The son of Alfons Fouquet (1828-1911), Georges Fouquet, following his father developed the ideas of art nouveau. By the end of the 19th century he organized the production of amazing jewelry with stained glass enamel. A hereditary jeweler, Georges Fouquet had two things: excellent taste and commercial flair. And when Georges decided to separate from his father and create his own jewelry brand, he turned to the creations of Alphonse Mucha. He was subdued by the beautiful jewelry that the artist depicted on his canvases and theater posters.
They started working together in 1900, when Fouquet recently opened his own jewelry workshop. Preparing to participate in an exhibition in Paris, he asked Mucha to make sketches for his work. At that time, Mucha had already established himself in Europe as an artist and creator of promotional products. In particular, female images were especially popular – virgins of Slavic and Persian appearance, with mysterious looks, elusively crafty faces and shining hair.
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Moans Couture vintage costume jewelry

Moans Couture vintage costume jewelry

Large seahorse brooch. Jewelry alloy, Swarovski crystals. 23 cm. 1980s. Moans Couture vintage costume jewelry

Moans Couture vintage costume jewelry

The protégé of Lawrence Vrba, Christopher Crouch turned out to be so talented that he opened his own business. Brought something of his own, he created incredible jewelry – large and complex brooches and high-quality crystals. Noteworthy, handcrafted in New York City in a single copy, Moans Couture products are works of art, and in particular, wearable art.
Partnership with Lawrence Vrba began in 2006 in the famous studio at Fifth Avenue. And the conditions were more than harsh. In particular, if Christopher could not create jewelry to the highest standards within a short period of time (less than one month), Lawrence Vrba would terminate the contract with him. Exceeding all expectations, Christopher Crouch worked for 8 years as a senior assistant to the famous designer.
By 2009, a working relationship with Lawrence Vrba had grown into a close friendship. In coordination with Lawrence Vrba and with his support, Christopher Crouch, in parallel with his work in VRBA, starts his own business. By the way, Lawrence himself proposed the name for the new company – “Moans Couture”.
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Fish&Crown vintage costume jewelry

Fish&Crown vintage costume jewelry

Gorgeous butterfly brooch. Gold tone, enamel. Fish&Crown vintage costume jewelry

Fish&Crown vintage costume jewelry
The Fish & Crown brand is a duet of the British jewelry brand Fish (Fish Enterprises UK) and the American brand Crown (Crown Jewelry USA).
This brand is the best in the field of production of enamel products of rich and bright colors, that have stood the test of time. Also, the jewelers traditionally used gold coating (14K, 16K, 22K) or sterling silver, and later rhodium-plated. Noteworthy, until now, jewelers produce such products manually. Undoubtedly, not a single paint gives such an amazing, lively effect as enamel! The colors are so juicy as if they glow from the inside.
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