Dillards vintage costume jewelry (1976-2000)
One of America’s largest department store chains, Dillard’s, Inc. headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, was founded in 1938 by William T. Dillard. The company grew and expanded its business especially rapidly in the 1970s, acquiring smaller companies, chains and stores. In addition, the company has launched hundreds of its own brands, including dozens of jewelry trademarks. The oldest of these was the eponymous jewelry brand, which appeared in 1976. Later, Dillard’s launched such jewelry brands as Laura Gayle (1988-2009), Gallery Design (1990-2016), Pinnacle (1990-2003), Cezanne (1991), IN-VEST-COPIES (1992-2016), Copper Key ( 1995-1999) and many others.
Among most notable Dillard’s jewelry lines are Crystal Collection and Dillard’s Boxed Collection with classic and holiday designs of brooches, earrings and pendants. The company collaborated with various jewelry designers, who made jewelry for Dillard’s. This explains the variety of designs, styles, and materials used to create jewelry. In particular, gold, silver and alloys of gold and silver tone, enamels, crystals, mother-of-pearl, glass, faux and natural pearls, etc.
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