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Max Standager vintage costume jewelry

Max Standager vintage costume jewelry

Leaf brooch. 925 sterling silver, Guilloche enamel. 7 cm. 1970s. Max Standager vintage costume jewelry

Max Standager vintage costume jewelry
Danish silversmith designer Max Standager worked at Jemax jewelry workshop from 1961 to 1985. Traditionally using 925 sterling silver, he created elegant, laconic design jewelry, marking them with the brand “Sterling 925 Denmark M.S.” in an oval frame. He also used his workshop label “Jemax Sterling Denmark”. Besides silver, the master used gilding, Guilloche enamel and semi-precious stones.
These elegant brooches and pins, with a simple design and graceful lines in the shape of a leaf, flower or just a circle pin attracted women of the 1960s of the last century. They wore them on a coat, sweater or scarf, and they are quite appropriate for our time. High quality materials and workmanship, handicraft, exclusivity and interesting design make these jewelry desirable for lovers and collectors of vintage jewelry.
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Signed Ballou Reg’d vintage costume jewelry

Signed Ballou Reg'd vintage costume jewelry

Space Shuttle patriotic lapel pin. 1980s. Inspired by The Space Shuttle orbital spacecraft system operated from 1981 to 2011 by the NASA. Sterling silver. Signed Ballou Reg’d vintage costume jewelry

Signed Ballou Reg’d vintage costume jewelry

The history of the Ballou Reg’d jewelry brand is closely connected with one of the oldest American jewelry companies BA Ballou & Co., founded in 1876. Located in the jewelry capital of the United States, East Providence, Rhode Island it was the family-owned company. Run by six generations of designers, it started with its founder Barton Allan Ballou (1835-1922). However, the company became famous not for costume jewelry, but for the release of army badges, clutches, and lapel pins for politicians and US patriots. Thus, during the Second World War, they produced 300 million badges for the U.S. Armed Forces, for which they received the “Army-Navy Efficiency Award”.
During his lifetime, in 1910, Barton made his son Frederick Allen Ballou (1869-1947) president of the company. Then, after the death of Frederick, his son Frederick Allen Ballou, Jr. headed the company.
After the end of the war, when the demand for militaristic symbols fell, the company began to produce costume jewelry, creating “Ballou Reg’d” brand. Jewelry with this label was produced until 2000. Noteworthy, the famous family brand ceased to exist in the early 2000s, becoming the property of another company, The W.R. Cobb Company in 2009.
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French jeweler Pierre Peron 1905-1988

French jeweler Pierre Peron 1905-1988

Disc shaped hand forged silver brooch. Engraved with cross, hearts, spirals, and motto “Stok Ouz Ae Galon”. 4.4 cm, mid 1930s. French jeweler Pierre Peron 1905-1988

French jeweler Pierre Peron
The life of the famous French painter, sculptor, writer and jewelry designer Pierre Péron (5 October 1905 – 27 March 1988) was not easy. Born in the port city of Brest in the west of the Brittany Peninsula, Pierre studied painting at the Schools of Fine Arts in Brest and Nantes. In 1933 he received the position of a teacher of graphics at the Paris Academy of Arts, where he remained a professor until his return to Brest in 1965. Prior to the outbreak of World War II, Pierre successfully worked as a jewelry designer. In 1935, while in Paris, he joined the Seiz Breur (or Seven Brothers) movement of Breton artists, founded in 1923. An important focus of this movement was the revival of the original Kelt-Breton art. This led the artist to the Parisian company Kelt Maison Rivière, where he successfully created ornamental designs in 1936-1937.
During the German occupation, Peron was captured and spent two years in a concentration camp in Austria. After the war, Peron illustrated books, drew caricatures for magazines, wrote articles, worked as a decorator in theater and cinema, and was the curator of the Brest Maritime Museum.
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Jacqueline Singh vintage costume jewelry

Jacqueline Singh vintage costume jewelry

Victorian style necklace. Copper, Purple stone, White, purple and blue art glass. Jacqueline Singh vintage costume jewelry

Jacqueline Singh vintage costume jewelry
The history of the Jacqueline Singh brand began in 1980, when designer-jeweler Kanwal Singh, who moved from India, opened a jewelry boutique company in Paris. He named his company after his French wife. Jewelry connoisseurs have appreciated Singh’s idea of ​​combining French Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles with the ancient traditions of Indian jewelry. Thus, the exquisite handcrafted jewelry of this brand quickly gained success and popularity.
Noteworthy, collections are renewed twice a year, and designs of out-of-date jewelry are usually not renewed. According to experts, within three years any Jacqueline Singh jewelry becomes an expensive collectible rarity. The exclusivity of these jewelry is undeniable, since the craftsmen of this company create all products by hand and only in a Parisian workshop. Traditionally, the range of materials used in the work is diverse and practically unlimited. In particular, noble metals and precious stones, as well as metal alloys, copper, bronze and silver. The combination of multicolored precious and semi-precious stones with Austrian crystals and Bohemian glass creates exquisite ornamental patterns.
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Signed Hope Chest vintage costume jewelry

Signed Hope chest vintage costume jewelry

Cameo vintage brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, faux pearls, crystals. 1960s. Signed Hope Chest vintage costume jewelry

Hope Chest vintage costume jewelry
The history of the American jewelry brand The Hope Chest Company, Inc. started in 1957. However, according to the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, the official registration date is February 26, 1958. Unfortunately, there is no information about the founder of this company. Located at 8100 Wayzata blvd Minneapolis 26 Minnesota, the company lasted until the 1970s. Accordingly, the products of this company are rarely found on the vintage jewelry market.
Traditionally, the craftsmen of this company used alloys of metals of gold and silver tones, enamel, as well as faux pearls, art glass, Aurora Borealis rhinestones and crystals. All jewelry pieces have marking “Hope Chest” in capital letters. Thanks to exquisite design, high quality workmanship and materials, they are collectible. Noteworthy, the products were usually sold through high-end home parties.
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Signed Lancome vintage costume jewelry

Signed Lancome vintage costume jewelry

Star gold tone metal vintage brooch pin. 6 cm. Signed Lancome vintage costume jewelry

Signed Lancome vintage costume jewelry
The world-renowned French brand Lancôme has been creating care, make-up and fragrance collections for 85 years. According to the ideology of the company, their main goal is to make a woman happy through the realization of her own beauty. The company founder Armand Petitjean (May 20, 1886 – September 29, 1970) and his partner Guillaume d’Ornano have developed this idea since 1935. The desire to give every woman the opportunity to reveal her femininity and beauty has led to the creation of costume jewelry. However, the jewelry marked by the famous French label Lancome was not only a pleasant gift for important customers, but also part of an advertising campaign.
Thus, in 1952 Lancôme launched one of its best fragrances – Tresor. At the same time, the company’s designers have also created a line of jewelry Tresor Lancôme – key rings, pins, pendants in the form of a perfume bottle, labeled Tresor Lancôme Paris. After becoming part of L’oreal in 1964, the company continued to produce cosmetics and perfumes along with gift jewelry. Traditionally made from alloys of gold and silver tones, the products are labeled “Lancome Paris” with an engraved rose – the symbol of the company. Also, the label can contain the name of the designer who created the jewelry. For example, some products have hallmark “E. Rambaud for Lancome Paris”. Edouard Rambaud is a renowned French jeweler who has worked with Lancome since 1984. Also, Tiffany & Co jewelry company has created many pieces for Lancome, with the corresponding labeling.
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Ross Simons vintage costume jewelry

Ross Simons vintage costume jewelry

Beautiful vintage pendant. 925 Sterling silver, emerald, sapphire, ruby. 2.6 cm. 1980s. Ross Simons vintage costume jewelry

Ross Simons vintage costume jewelry
Traditionally handcrafted, most of the company’s vintage jewelry is made of silver, gold, platinum, and precious and semi-precious stones. According to the marking on jewelry pieces, the company moved the production to China, supposedly in the 1970s.
Born in 1916 to a Jewish family in Lynn, Massachusetts, Sidney Thomas Ross received a good education and was destined to become a lawyer. After graduating from Lynn Classical High School, he entered the prestigious Tufts University Law School. However, he chose another way, deciding to go into retail.
In July 1952, 36-year-old Ross became a partner of Phil Simons. Together with his wife Lillian, they opened the first jewelry store in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Thus, the name of the Ross-Simons store and Ross-Simons, Inc. company reflected the names of two business partners.
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