Vintage, 1950s brooch. Green Rhinestone, gold tone metal. Beautiful Hollycraft costume jewellery
Hollycraft costume jewellery
The history of Hollycraft began in 1939 in New York, when an Armenian immigrant Joseph Chorbajian founded a company called The Hollywood Jewelry Manufacturing Company. The talent and oriental temperament of Joseph Chorbaijan allowed him to invent unusually bright expressive ornaments, which the customers liked very much. The company gradually increased production. At the same time, the circulation of jewelry was still quite limited. In 1939, Archie Chorbajian and Jack Hazard, who previously worked as a jeweler at CORO, joined the company and brought a lot of ideas.
However, with the outbreak of the Second World War, the development of the family business was somewhat suspended. A new stage of development began after the end of the war. To begin with, the company had to change its name, becoming Hollycraft not to be confused with another famous company – Joseph of Hollywood. The peak of its popularity Hollycraft reached in the 1950s. Especially popular became Christmass jewelry collection, as well as charming floral decorations. Also, complete jewelry sets consisting of bracelet, earrings / clips, necklace and brooch. Among the collectors are in great demand jewelry made of patinated metal, reminiscent of antique gold.
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