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Liz Claiborne vintage costume jewelry

Liz Claiborne vintage costume jewelry

Scorpio zodiac sign vintage brooch-pendant. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, crystals. Liz Claiborne vintage costume jewelry

Liz Claiborne vintage costume jewelry
Founded in 1976 in New York, Liz Claiborne Inc. was named after the famous American designer Anne Elisabeth Jane Claiborne, who also became a part of the founders. The company immediately became successful. In 2006, the company’s turnover amounted to more than 5 billion dollars. Liz Claiborne Inc. became the first woman-based company to be on the prestigious list of the most successful Fortune 500 companies.
Behind each brooch and each pair of clips labeled Liz Clairbone there is a story of a truly strong woman. The name Liz Claiborne is not only familiar to vintage jewelery collectors. Liz Clairbone accessories, like all other products of the company, were originally designed for a middle-income woman who works – that is, she chooses jewelry and clothing herself with her own money. Liz Clayborn herself, who became the symbol of many business women, worked until the last days of her life (she died of cancer) and transferred her empire to her children – relatives and adoptees.
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Beautiful vintage – Reinad costume jewelry

Beautiful vintage - Reinad costume jewelry. Chinese opera singer face, mask brooch. Clear and red rhinestones, silver tone metal

Chinese opera singer face, mask brooch. Clear and red rhinestones, silver tone metal. Beautiful vintage – Reinad costume jewelry

Beautiful vintage – Reinad costume jewelry
The origins of the Reinad date back to 1922, when the company worked exclusively with jewelry for the clothing brands. In particular, Chanel Novelty Co., when Reinad made jewelry in the spring of 1941. In fact, all decorations of the American brand Reinad are very rare!
At the end of 1941, Reinad Novelty Co., Inc. launched a line of its own jewelry under the brand REINAD. But for many years, they still produced decorations for leading fashion houses and jewelry companies. Among them such names as: Boucher, Hattie Carnegie, and Eisenberg Ice.
In his book “Costume Jewelry : A Practical Handbook and Value Guide” (1997), Fred Rezazadeh gave a useful advice. “If you see jewelry from Reinad jewelry that you like, try to buy it, because you will not have a second chance.”
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Carolee vintage costume jewelry

Carolee vintage costume jewelry

A boy with a dog figural brooch. Jewelry alloy, emeral blue tone enamel, metal. 1970s. Carolee vintage costume jewelry

Carolee vintage costume jewelry
Lovers of costume jewelry will not confuse jewelry of this brand, even unmarked, with other brands. Especially the series of enameled brooches of extraordinary little men. However, the Carolee assortment is diverse and includes rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, charms and exquisite costume jewelry.
An architect by training, Carolee Friedlander founded the popular jewelry brand Carolee in 1972. According to Friedlander, she started her business on the kitchen table, creating a necklace of various beads and crystals. First of all, she wanted to create such jewelry and accessories that would force women not only to buy them, but also to collect. Fortunately, she succeeded in it. Carole Friedlander’s high-quality, women-oriented marketing quickly became her competitive advantage and distinguished ‘Carolee’ from other jewelery manufacturers in the US market.
The jewelry brand Carolee still exists today, producing jewelry in many countries, including the USA, China, Korea and the UK. The best department stores in the world, including the Moscow Central Department Store sell Carolee jewelry. They say, Michelle Obama and other famous ladies prefer the jewelry of this brand. Among them – Brooke Shields, Liv Tyler, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Simpson, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Alba, Pamela Anderson, Caroline Beckham, Eva Mendez, and Penelope Cruz.
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American vintage – Pell Jewelry

American vintage - Pell Jewelry

Cat brooch-pin. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones, crystals. 4 cm. American vintage – Pell Jewelry

American vintage – Pell Jewelry
Undoubtedly, lovers and collectors of vintage jewelry know the Pell brand very well. Decorations from this manufacturer are rare, but always represent a true masterpiece of jewelry. And this brooch is no exception!
Created by the four brothers Joseph, Anthony, Alfred and William Gaita in 1941, the Pell company began producing a wide range of jewelry, mostly silver plated. Long Island City, NY based Pell Jewelry Co. designed jewelry for Disney Productions and the Miss America competition. Also, the company participated in the production of Coro jewelry. Since 1955, a copyright label has appeared on the Pell jewelry label.
Noteworthy, founded by the Gaita brothers, Pell Jewelry Co. is still in business as of 2006, thanks to the youngest of brothers – Alfred Gaita. Making only the best quality products that have been developed over the years, Pell jewelry is very popular among lovers of costume jewelry.
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St John SJ costume jewelry

St John SJ costume jewelry

Sunflower brooch, large 14 cm, made of jewelry alloy and lucite. St John SJ costume jewelry

St John SJ costume jewelry
Founded in 1962 by spouses Mary and Robert Gray, St. John (St. John Knits International Inc.) is a popular American luxury women’s knitwear brand. Based in Southern California, USA, the company began manufacturing costume jewelry in the early 1980s. First, “St. John” opened a jewelry workshop and created branded buttons with the famous monogram of the brand “SJ”. In addition, they started to produce jewelry – brooches, bracelets, necklaces, belts with charms, as well as the famous and always recognizable clips-buttons. Their line of jewelry, marked “St. John”, or SJ, as well as clothing, designed in the classical style, was mainly in black and white tones. Creating their jewelry, masters used high-quality matte and glossy metals, 24-carat gold plating, as well as rhodium plating. Also, Austrian Swarovski crystals and artificial pearls.
Noteworthy, high-quality enamels, which cover the “St. John” ornaments and buttons, do not have cracks even after 25 years of use (!). Jewelry lovers and collectors of vintage costume jewelry appreciate St John decorations.
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Celebrity NY vintage costume jewelry

Celebrity NY vintage costume jewelry

Fallen Leaf brooch. Rhinestones, jewelry alloy of gold tone. Celebrity NY vintage costume jewelry

Celebrity NY vintage costume jewelry
The American jewelry brand Celebrity N.Y. has existed for a short period of time, from the mid-1950s to early 1970s in New York. However, the approximate time and exact place of creation of the brand are almost the only facts we know about it. It is absolutely clear that because of this, the opinions of experts also differ in the estimates of Celebrity jewelry.
So, Celebrity designers created bright jewelry, usually choosing rhinestones that are as close as possible to natural stones: amethyst, emerald, and ruby. As well as beads, almost indistinguishable from real pearls. According to the authors of the book “Fabulous Fakes: A Passion for Vintage Costume Jewelry”, all decorations made by Celebrity – handmade. Craftsmen manually inserted rhinestones and artificial pearls into intricate metal frames.
However, the “jewelry” origin of Celebrity jewelry is very mythical. Some of the products of this brand were indeed coated with gold or silver, but they were never precisely smelted from precious metals.
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Judith Jack JJ vintage costume jewelry

Judith Jack JJ vintage costume jewelry

New York Skyline brooch pin. Marcasite, Sterling Silver. Judith Jack JJ vintage costume jewelry

Judith Jack JJ vintage costume jewelry
Founded over 35 years ago by Judith and Jack Rosenberg, the American jewelry company Judith Jack has gained recognition among collectors of costume jewelry.
Since the very first day the company jewelers have made decorations exclusively from semi-precious stones, natural pearls, silver, and marcasites of special cut. For all Judith Jack jewelry is characteristic laconic design, strict geometric shapes, and sustained color range. Noteworthy, all Judith Jack jewels – handmade. Also, JJ masters make particular attention to the polishing, the smallest silver bead-filigree frames and contour ornaments. Similar attention to detail and workshop with silver, pearls and marcasite is the corporate style of Judith Jack. As a result, over the years of the company’s existence, Judith Jack jewelry has gained recognition of a huge number of jewelry lovers.
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