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Elizabeth Taylor for Avon vintage costume jewelry

Elizabeth Taylor for Avon vintage costume jewelry

Elephant brooch. 22K gold, rhinestones, glass beads. Elizabeth Taylor for Avon vintage costume jewelry

Elizabeth Taylor for Avon vintage costume jewelry

According to Elizabeth Taylor, her jewelry marked the most significant events of her life. These were special signs of her love and respect for those who were dear to her. Taylor made her jewelry for a reason. A romantic story is associated with each of them, all of them were created under the influence of some significant event that somehow influenced the life of this amazing woman. For example, this elephant brooch, inspired by the film “Walk on the Elephant”, in which she starred. The elephant is a symbol of strength and power, happiness and wealth. Jewelry depicting elephants carries the most powerful and positive energy for humans.
Between 1993 and 1996, Elizabeth Taylor participated in the creation of jewelry for Avon. Over the years, she created 23 absolutely stunning limited collections. She marked them with the monogram “E”. Noteworthy, as expected according to the principles of the company, these decorations were not sold through stores, but were available only through personal sales.
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Louis Feraud vintage costume jewelry

Louis Feraud vintage costume jewelry

Floral heart pendant. Turquoise, yellow green, and blue enamel. Louis Feraud vintage costume jewelry

Louis Feraud vintage costume jewelry
According to Louis Feraud, what he always wanted to do was to please the women. Feraud founded his own fashion house, Maison de Couture, later renamed Louis Féraud, in 1950 in the south of France in respectable Cannes. A few years later, the headquarters of the fashion house moves to the world fashion capital Paris and literally immediately wins the hearts and wallets of sophisticated Parisian fashionistas. Even after the first collection shown in 1955, we can’t imagine the list of obligatory purchases of many celebrities without this name. In particular, Madame Bordeaux, whom he considered his inspiration. Also, among his admirers were Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Ingrid Bergman.
In 1991, Louis Feraud became the nominee for the title “Prince of the Art of Living” (Prince de l’Art de Vivre). So, in 1995 he received the Order of the Legion of Honor. After the death of Feraud in 1999, Escada bought back almost the entire stake.
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Marcy Feld vintage costume jewelry

Marcy Feld vintage costume jewelry

Brushed gold tone brooch of round shape. Faux Pearl, rhinestones. Marcy Feld vintage costume jewelry

Marcy Feld jewelry brand appeared on Thursday, August 29, 1985, registered as a U.S. federal trademark with a serial number of 73555954. Filed in the category of Jewelry Products, the company’s address was 41 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, 10017. The description provided for Marcy Feld was costume jewelry – namely, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and pins. In fact, it was the family business of a husband and wife, Irwin and Marcy Feld, headed by its president Irwin Feld.
According to Irwin Feld, he got into this business quite by accident. He began his career in the fashion business, first in ready to wear and then along with Marcy, in women’s accessories. Irwin and Marcy had a designer women’s accessory business together for fourteen years, from 1985 to 1999. Then, the couple opened the home design business and Marcy pursued a photography career.
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American vintage Cyvra costume jewelry

American vintage Cyvra costume jewelry

Fairy Riding a Swan Sterling Silver Abalone Brooch. American vintage Cyvra costume jewelry

American vintage Cyvra costume jewelry
The unique Cyvra jewelry brand appeared in the 1950s in Topanga, California and ceased to exist in 1960s. It was a family business created by talented American artists Vera and Cyril Wood. Vera Wood grew up in England, and this probably determined the direction of their jewelry design. In particular, mythical creatures traditional for England, magical sea fish, mermaids, elves and mythological monsters. Traditionally, designers used their own wax casting method, achieving detailed rendering. It was incredibly delicate work with the use of silver and gold. Also, artists often used abalone of sea shells. Due to their high quality work, designers made many products for well-known brands, such as Cassini, Tortolani, Hime, Ruser, and Volupte. Noteworthy, the artists produced their decorations in small quantities. Accordingly, rarely found on sale, Cyvra jewelry brand products are in high demand among the lovers of vintage costume jewelry.
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Milvern porcelain costume jewelry

Milvern porcelain costume jewelry

Bamboo pierced earrings. Porcelain, milk glaze hand painted, gold patterns. 1970s. Milvern porcelain costume jewelry

Milvern porcelain costume jewelry
Founded by Mildred and Vern Schervem, the company’s name Milvern has the first three letters from the names of its founders. Launched in 1954, the Milvern Originals jewelry company was located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California. Unfortunately, the company was active for a few years. Noteworthy, the jewelry designers of the company created all decorations by hand. Hand made of porcelain and hand painted, each decoration is unique, and no two items are exactly alike.
Traditionally, the most popular shape was round with the gilded edges “pinched up” to resemble a square or triangle. Also, there were squares, rectangles, diamonds, quarter moons, painter’s palettes, leaves, teardrops, and plates, amongst others.
Noteworthy, all the clips, pins, or earrings had a paper Milvern sticker, instead of traditional signature stamped or engraved on the back.
The company seized to exist in late 1960s, so every Milvern decoration is vintage rarity desirable for collectors of vintage jewelry.
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JC Joseph Cleary vintage costume jewelry

JC Joseph Cleary costume jewelry. Vintage Signed JC Joseph Cleary Four Leaf Clover Rhinestone Brooch Pin

Made in 1950s beautiful Four Leaf Clover brooch pin. Gold tone metal, emerald green rhinestones. JC Joseph Cleary vintage costume jewelry

JC Joseph Cleary costume jewelry
Unfortunately, there is not much information about the company. According to Dorothy Rainwater’s “American Jewelry Manufacturers”, JC manufactory existed in the 1950s in Newark New Jersey. Made in limited series, JC costume jewelry enjoyed great popularity, and now it is in high demand among the collectors of vintage costume jewelry. Traditionally, the jewelers paid special attention to carved multicolor lucite. Also, they used gold or silver tone metal and multicolor rhinestones.
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Vintage TLM Thomas Lee Mott jewelry

Vintage TLM Thomas Lee Mott jewelry

A brooch on the wing of a MORPHO butterfly and a painted scene on glass, from the back. 5 cm. Vintage TLM Thomas Lee Mott jewelry

Vintage TLM Thomas Lee Mott jewelry
Founded in England (Birmingham) in 1875 by Thomas Lee Mott, TLM was the most famous English jewelry brand that set the fashion for jewelry with a butterfly wing. At the beginning of the 20th century, when moving from the Victorian to the Georgian era, artists looked for new, brighter materials that dictated fashion and time. In fact, TOMAS LEE MOTT revolutionized jewelry design by releasing a unique collection with wings of real tropical butterflies.
The company, active at the beginning of the last century, specialized in miniature jewelry works of art. Traditionally, the craftsmen of this company made jewelry by hand sold their products exclusively through jewelry stores. Noteworthy, there are various lines of TLM: imitation alloy jewelry, and silver jewelry. The discovery became jewelry with a butterfly wing, exhibited at the exhibition of the British Empire in 1924. Morpho butterfly wings were brought from South America. Later, the Americans adopted the experience of the British.
In 1933, the company was resold to rival Shiptons LTD in London.
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