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Signed Volupte vintage costume jewelry

Signed Volupte vintage costume jewelry

Drummer clown gold tone mother of pearl brooch pin. 1950s. Signed Volupte vintage costume jewelry

Signed Volupte vintage costume jewelry
The history of the American jewelry company Volupte Inc., registered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, began 90 years ago, in 1932. Initially, the company produced vanity cases, elegant powder compacts, purses, and cigarette cases, and this brought them success. In addition, they started to produce accessories and costume jewelry. The business expanded, and already in 1945, the company registered its subsidiary Volupte Inc. at 347 Fifth Avenue New York 10016 NY.
Traditionally, Volupte craftsmen used gold and silver tone metals alloys, transparent rock crystal, multi-colored rhinestones, and sometimes enamel. The marking includes the word “Volupté” in block capital letters, and without the copyright symbol. Notably, the copyright mark on jewelry appeared after 1946.
By the way, French word “Volupté” means “enjoyment”, or “pleasure”. Undoubtedly, it is a great pleasure and delight to have this company’s jewelry.
Some of their figural brooches and bracelets, influenced by oriental and Art Deco style, adorn the pages of vintage jewelry reference books. In particular, Judith Miller’s jewelry guide. Exquisite design, meticulous attention to detail, use of high quality materials and handicraft have made these items highly collectible. Quality jewelry that has stood the test of time, and the price of which will increase every year.
Noteworthy, the Attleboro, MA-based jewelry company Shields, Inc acquired Volupte in late 1950s. Thus, incorporated on 26 August 1932, Volupte Inc. ceased to exist in 1957.
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Lester Green vintage costume jewelry

Lester Green vintage costume jewelry

Square shaped textured gold brooch pendant. Lester Green vintage costume jewelry (1973-1985)

Lester Green vintage costume jewelry
The history of American costume jewelry trademark “Lester Green” began about fifty years ago in Florida. Founded in February 1973, Lester A. Green, Inc was a family business of Lester Arthur Green (1945-2007), and Patty J. Green. The Bradenton Florida based company operated until the mid-1980s.
After working for more than a decade, Lester has created exquisite artisan costume jewelry pieces that are now rare. Skillfully handcrafted, these unique classic and modernist pieces are now collectible vintage. Traditionally, the company’s craftsmen used metal alloys of silver and gold tone, as well as bronze, silver, gold, art glass, faux pearls and glass cabochons.
Noteworthy, the marking on the back of each item consists of two rectangles with the words “Lester” and “Green” separately written in an uppercase stylized font.
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Linda Dano vintage costume jewelry

Linda Dano vintage costume jewelry

Heart swirl design gold tone brooch and clip on earrings. Linda Dano vintage costume jewelry

Linda Dano vintage costume jewelry
American actress, author, businesswoman, style expert and television star Linda Dano (née Linda Rae Wildermuth on May 12, 1943) founded “Linda Dano Inc” in 1987. A year later, she launched her second brand “Sensations by Linda Dano Ltd”. Her company, registered on New York’s 5th Avenue, had been in business for about a decade. In early 1990s she used to sell her clothing, perfume, accessories and jewelry pieces through free-to-air television network, cable shopping channel QVC. Also, she sold her jewelry through her eBay store.
Noteworthy, many American jewelry companies have moved their production to China. It started in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Linda Dano jewelry collections, including interchangeable charm earrings, were handcrafted both in the USA and China. Accordingly, markings on made in the USA jewelry include “Linda Dano” in script, and sometimes “Made in the USA”, while Chinese marking includes Linda Dano in block letters and “Made in China”.
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Bob Siemon Design Christian jewelry

Bob Siemon Design Christian jewelry

Snowflake cross ornament design sterling silver crystals pin. 1980s. Bob Siemon Design Christian jewelry

Bob Siemon Design Christian jewelry

The history of BSD-marked jewelry began almost 46 years ago. Registered in 1975 at 3501 W Segerstrom Ave Santa Ana California, domestic stock company Bob Siemon Designs Inc. produced religious goods. Specifically, Bibles, Bible covers, doorknobs, key rings, stationery, clothing, and even provided lost and found pet services. However, the company gained great fame as a manufacturer of jewelry – crosses, necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets with Christian symbols.
Among the 11 registered trademarks of the company, there were 4 for the production of jewelry, including Exodus, The Worship Ring and Reach The World.
Noteworthy, the company has registered its divisions in other states – New Jersey (2008), Kansas (2011-2017), Missouri (2005-2018), and North Carolina (2006).
Incorporated in 1975 in California Bob Siemon Designs Inc., ceased to exist in 1989. However, its subsidiaries continued to operate in other states.
Creating jewelry by hand, the company’s craftsmen traditionally used sterling silver, gold, as well as metal alloys, pewter, and crystals.
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Tulla Booth vintage costume jewelry

Tulla Booth vintage costume jewelry

Crescent design clip earrings. Sterling silver, amethyst, turquoise. 1970s. Tulla Booth vintage costume jewelry

Tulla Booth vintage costume jewelry
The history of American jewelry brand Tulla Booth began over forty years ago, in April 1978. Registered at the address 37 W. 8th st., New York, NY, the company Tulla Booth Inc. ceased to exist in September 1994.
When creating jewelry, the designer used sterling silver, gilding, alloys of metals of gold and silver tones, as well as enamels, semi-precious stones and crystals. Traditional for the 1980s, the style of clips, bracelets, brooches and necklaces is haute couture and modernist. Reverse markings included stylized Tulla Booth caps with interlaced O.
American artist and designer Tulla Booth, who is now a photographer, founded another company “Tulla Booth Gallery LLC”, registered in June 2003 at the address 66 Main st in New York. She successfully exhibits and sells beautiful art photography from photographers around the world.
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Signed TAT vintage costume jewelry

Signed TAT vintage costume jewelry

Clown in a barrel vintage brooch. Gold tone, multicolor enamel. 1990s. Signed TAT vintage costume jewelry

Signed TAT vintage costume jewelry
TAT jewelers produced costume jewelry from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. These handmade products captivate with their beauty, variety and sophisticated design. In particular, figural artistic brooches, geometric design clip-on earrings, classic wave and leaf pins, art deco and runway jewelry.
The traditional materials used in TAT jewelry are gilded metal alloys, brilliant enamels, rhinestones, faux pearls and art glass imitating natural stones.
The marking on the back of each product consists of three capital letters “TAT” and a copyright symbol on the left.
Unfortunately, there is no information about the founder of the brand.
A revitalized private company, “TAT Jewelers”, located at Brannan Street, San Francisco, California, was incorporated in 1998. Its founder and owner is Hasari Temel, a Turkish retailer who also owns Oro Milano Jewelry in San Francisco. Online, T A T’s business is described as “A jewelry store offering repairs and custom designs.”
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Symbolic coral vintage costume jewelry

Symbolic coral vintage costume jewelry

Spider brooch pendant. Gold plated silver, red coral. 7 cm. 1990s. Italy. Symbolic coral vintage costume jewelry

Symbolic coral vintage costume jewelry

One of the very first materials that humans began to use as decoration was coral. Framed with gold or silver coral was found during excavations of ancient cities. The beautiful gem stone of up to 350 color shades has attracted people for so many centuries. As a result, there are almost no natural corals left in the world. Accordingly, jewelry with corals is becoming more expensive and every year its price will rise.
Like pearls, coral originates in water and there are more than 6,000 species of corals inhabiting salt waters.
However, only 27 of them can be processed, and only 7 are used in the jewelry industry.
According to belief, coral brings happiness, and different peoples used it as a talisman against the “evil eye”.
The Portugese believed that wearing red coral beads helps relieve headaches, while in England they used it to treat sore throat, and in Mexico – fever.
Noteworthy, people in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan believed that coral brings wealth and many children, carnelian – prosperity, joy and abundance, and turquoise bestows victory. Therefore, the combination of red (ruby, carnelian, and coral), blue and green (turquoise) has become traditional in oriental jewelry.
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