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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) registered “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
The history of T A T Jewelers private company located at Brannan Street San Francisco, California, began in 1998. Its founder and owner is Hasari Temel, Turkish retail trader, who also owns “Oro Milano Jewelry” shop in San Francisco. On the net, T A T business is described as “Jewelry shop offering repair and custom design.” Unfortunately, there is no more information about this jewelry trademark, or its founder.
The marking on the back of each item includes three capital letters “TAT” and the copyright symbol on the left. For sure, these handcrafted pieces captivate with their beauty, variety, and sophisticated designs. In particular, figurative artisan pins, classic wave and leaf brooches, Art Deco and haute couture, or geometric design clip on earrings, etc.
Traditional materials used in TAT jewelry – gold plated metal alloys, shiny enamels, rhinestones, faux pearls, and art glass imitating natural stones.
According to the scarce information about TAT Jewelers, they manufactured costume jewelry from late 1980s to early 2000s. Undoubtedly, TAT jewelry can be a good addition to your bijoux collection.
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Symbolic 2022 Black-Blue Water Tiger Year

Symbolic 2022 Black-Blue Water Tiger Year

Vintage brooch pendant. Metal alloy, enamel, rhinestones. 5.5 cm. 1990s. Symbolic 2022 Black-Blue Water Tiger Year

Symbolic 2022 Black-Blue Water Tiger Year
The year of the most beautiful Black-Blue Water Tiger is approaching. The majestic symbol of the zodiacal circle promises life in contrasts: ups and downs, love and hate, grandiose accomplishments and great mistakes.
The tiger is curious and practically does not feel fear. Water softens his aggression and pacifies.
The best way to attract good luck to your home is to get yourself a talisman. And it’s also great if it will always be with you, for example, in the form of a brooch, lapel pin, or a pendant. Better if it is made of common or semi-precious metal, and any transparent stone resembling water – glass and crystal.
Noteworthy, before the New Year comes, change talismans, removing from your eyes all those that you acquired last year. Remember, the tiger does not like rivals! So, avoid other cat designs – leopard, lion, or panther. Also, for any other accessories choose the colors of the water element.
As for the home decor, the tiger loves natural palms, ferns and other plants rich in green leaves, and, of course, no artificial flowers.
Stripe candles entwined with silver or gold cords or ribbons will also be appropriate on the table.
What to give in the Year of the Blue Water Tiger? Of course, accessories and jewelry with the image of the owner of the year – the Tiger.
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Bijoux Cascio vintage costume jewelry

Bijoux Cascio vintage costume jewelry

Scarecrow and ghost Halloween brooch. Gold tone alloy, rhinestones, enamel. 1970s. Bijoux Cascio vintage costume jewelry

Bijoux Cascio vintage costume jewelry
The history of the legendary Italian jewelry brand “Cascio” spans over half a century, when a hereditary jeweler and perfumer Gaetano Cascio started his family business in Florence in 1948. The company grew rapidly, having begun to make jewelry for prestigious Italian fashion houses, along with other well-known jewelry brands. Thanks to Giovanni Battista Giorgini, who organized the first fashion show in Florence on February 12, 1951, Bijoux Cascio decorations shone at the second show in July 1951.
The company, in which Riccardo, the son of the company’s founder, had worked since the 1960s, went through a change of ownership and renovation in 1970 and 1988. However, the business continued to expand with 21 new boutiques in Italy and 4 abroad (in 1970). The range of products expanded, and along with bracelets, brooches, cufflinks, necklaces and earrings, they produced key rings, lighter cases, eyeglass chains, money clips and other accessories.
Noteworthy, in 1988, Bijoux Cascio, LTD, was registered in the United States at 100 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10017. This helped support the business in the late 90s, when everything changed to the worse for most jewelry companies. Thanks to a commercial agreements and a production license in the USA, Cascio remained on the market.
Unfortunately, the wonderful vintage jewelry created in the middle of the last century will not be repeated. This is not only due to globalization and the huge Chinese exports of dubious quality jewelry. According to Riccardo, the anthropological reason is no less important “when old jewelers die and, you can be sure, no robot will ever be able to replace them”. No doubt.
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