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Carven vintage costume jewelry

Carven vintage costume jewelry

Swallow vintage brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, faux pearls. Carven vintage costume jewelry

Carven vintage costume jewelry
The brand name Carven comes from the first three letters of its founder – Carmen de Tommaso and the last three letters of her aunt, Beyriven. Soon, the locals called Carmen – Madame Carven. She was the wife of industrialist Rene Grog, the family had a good income and did not need anything. Carven herself was a French woman of short stature, about one and a half meter. Accordingly, she always faced a problem of lack of clothes of the necessary size. One day she wondered if she could open her own atelier where she could help all the non-standard women of France. So, Madam Carven started her own business in 1945.
In the 1950s, the number of clients increased so much that she had to expand the studio to the entire first floor of the building and hire assistants. Noteworthy, with the designer’s things, Carven house began producing costume jewelry. The glory of the atelier spread far beyond Paris. The princess herself from Egypt was a customer of Carven. Also, the regulars of the studio were the famous Michelle Morgan, Leslie Caron and Edith Piaf, who ordered both clothes and jewelry.
Traditionally of high-quality, all jewelry marked Carven was hand-made with the use of gilding and imitation of precious stones. Carven Vintage brooches and earrings of abstract, animal and floral designs have become the subject of collecting vintage jewelry lovers.
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Frank Gargano vintage costume jewelry

Frank Gargano vintage costume jewelry

Caged Bird, book piece brooch (“American Costume Jewelry” by Carla Ginelly Brunialti & Roberto Brunialti). 1947. Marked “Sterling Pat.pend”. Gold-plated sterling silver with rhinestones. Frank Gargano vintage costume jewelry

Frank Gargano vintage costume jewelry
American jeweler Frank Gargano created jewelry in the 1940s in Providence, USA. According to the Brunialty catalog (“American Costume Jewelry” by Carla Ginelly Brunialti & Roberto Brunialti), Frank Gargano patented several brooches produced between 1946 and 1947. Traditionally, collections of little brooches had a plot, for example, a boy on an elephant, a bear cub on a bicycle, also figurines and comets. Gargano marked the brooches “sterling” or “carman sterling” and added “pat”, that meant all brooches had patents. Unfortunately, we know almost nothing about Frank Gargano himself.
Since the jewelry of this designer is extremely rare, it is very valuable. For example, an approximate price for the caged bird brooch (the above picture) can reach $500. Accordingly, there is a risk of buying a fake. Undoubtedly, jewelry work of the master, and the individual style will not leave anyone indifferent.
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Alana Stewart vintage costume jewelry

Alana Stewart vintage costume jewelry

Crown brooch. gold tone jewelry alloy, gilding, large crystals, enamel. 5.5 cm. Alana Stewart vintage costume jewelry

Alana Stewart vintage costume jewelry
American actress Alana Stewart, like some other Hollywood stars, has created a jewelry company under her own name. Her jewelry is always spectacular, large, beautiful design decorations of high quality. Traditionally, Alana Stewart decorations feature floral design made with the use of gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel, crystals, glass cabochons and rhinestones. Signed Alana Stewart, costume jewelry pices in this post – vintage sets of brooches and earrings made in 1980-1990s.
Hollywood star and former model, Alana Stewart (real name Alana Kaye Collins) from 1979 to 1984 was married to rock star Rod Stewart. Now, at the age of 74, she is president of the Farah Fawcett Foundation, a charitable organization against cancer. Looking at the photo of this beauty, it is hard to believe that her date of birth is May 18, 1945! Noteworthy, Alana continues to star in the series.
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Edgar Berebi vintage costume jewelry

Edgar Berebi vintage costume jewelry

Peas in a pod vintage brooch pin. 7.2 cm. Gold tone jewelry alloy, faux pearls, colored enamel. Edgar Berebi vintage costume jewelry

Edgar Berebi vintage costume jewelry
Before starting his own Jewelry House, Edgar Bereby graduated from the legendary private art college that has existed in the United States since 1887. In particular, the Pratt Institute of art, design and architecture. After graduating from the institute, Edgar Berebi founded his
jewelry house in 1979 and went through several rounds of development. First, it was jewelry – filigree earrings and brooches, which he produced in limited series. Then, he designed home decor items and accessories of the highest quality and level. According to American designer Berebi, he found inspiration in the works of Faberge.
Noteworthy, all products by Edgar Berebi – copyrighted works of art, performed exclusively by hand, by the master himself, from design to finishing.
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Japanase women seasonal hair decorations

Hair accessories, known as kanzashi have become real works of art. Japanase women seasonal hair decorations

Hair accessories, known as kanzashi have become real works of art. Japanase women seasonal hair decorations

Japanase women seasonal hair decorations

Everything in Japan has a deep meaning, even women’s jewelry. As the seasons change, human life flows, so do amazing kanzashi decorations. And each of them is not only a work of art, but also a part of female beauty, and a moment of her life.
Traditionally, Japanese women’s costume did not allow jewelry on their hands or necklaces around their necks. Accordingly, the main decoration for more than 400 years has become the hairstyle! In fact, hair ornaments – the main way of self-expression and demonstration of wealth and status. Real works of art, hair ornaments “kanzashi” with their variety in purpose and performance is worth a separate dictionary with descriptions. In particular, to figure out which piece of jewelry is for which lady, when and where you can wear it.
A very special kind of jewelry that changes throughout the year is seasonal hana-kanzashi jewelry with garlands of flowers. Noteworthy, each of the 28 seasons of the Japanese calendar has its own flower! Of course, only the master of high-class can make such decorations using special varieties of silk.
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Rafaelian vintage costume jewelry

Rafaelian vintage costume jewelry

Bird of prey vintage brooch, 1980s. Jewelry alloy, enamel, rhinestones. 5.5 cm. Rafaelian vintage costume jewelry

Rafaelian vintage costume jewelry
The history of this brand began in the early twentieth century, when an Armenian immigrant Rafaelian came to America and started a small jewelry business. His grandson, having worked in the jewelry firm of his sister’s husband for several years, opened his own jewelry company “Cinerama”. The great granddaughter of the first Rafaelian – Carolyn Rafaelian, also founded her own brand Alex & Ani. Noteworthy, she entered the Forbes list as the richest woman jeweler.
Undoubtedly, fans of costume jewelery appreciate jewelry made by the Rafaelian family. A popular collectible decoration is the brooch in the form of the American flag, assembled from colored crystals. Rafaelian floral decorations, notable for their quality and interesting design, are equally popular.
Known in the 70s in America, Rafaelian costume jewelry ceased to exist in the mid 80s. During its short activity, the company has released several series: patriotic jewelry, flower line, trees, birds of America, as well as fruits and berries.
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Anne Klein vintage costume jewelry

Anne Klein vintage costume jewelry

Sparrow vintage brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, lucite. 4 cm. Anne Klein vintage costume jewelry

Anne Klein vintage costume jewelry
Born Hannah Golofsky 3 August 1923 in Brooklyn, Anna Klein has become synonymous with American style, and a pioneer in the fashion world. In the early 1940s, Hannah marries Ben Klein and takes the name of Anne Klein. In 1948, she and her husband opened the company Junior Sophisticates. And in 1968, Anna Klein together with her second husband Matthew Rubinstein founded the company “Anne Klein and Co” and “Anne Klein Studio design”. Suddenly, at the height of her success at the age of 50, Anna Klein died of breast cancer on March 19, 1974.
For over 30 years, Anne Klein understood what women want very well. So, in the early 1970s, under her brand name, Anne Klein began producing watches and fashion jewelry. For creating high-quality jewelry for women in the classical style, she used matte and glossy metals, glass, rhinestones, cabochons and artificial pearls of the highest quality.
Noteworthy, “Anne Klein” collaborated with such brands as “Erwin Pearl”, “Accessocraft”, and “Swank”. The logo “Anne Klein” is a lion, this particular symbol has become one of the most popular in the jewelry of this brand. Traditionally, Anne Klein jewelry has marks with the copyright sign “Anne Klein ©”, and “AK ©”. Also, used the tag with the company logo – the image of a lion.
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