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Bond Boyd vintage costume jewelry

Bond Boyd vintage costume jewelry

1950s flower brooch. Sterling silver, gold plated. 7.5 cm. Bond Boyd vintage costume jewelry

Bond Boyd vintage costume jewelry
The Canadian company Bond Boyd is known among fans of antique and vintage jewelry for its classic design, thanks to which its jewelry is always relevant and can be passed on in the family from generation to generation.
The company was organized in the 40s of the last century, and the peak of its heyday fell on the 1950-1960s. But in the 1970s, the production, which was headquartered in Canada, ceased to compete with mass costume jewelry from Southeast Asia. Therefore, the company decided to end the production of jewelry made of precious metals and continued to produce only jewelry made of jewelry alloys. However, after a while, Bond Boyd completely switched to making badges and medals for corporate orders.
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B.Blumenthal vintage costume jewelry

Lily bouquet brooch of gold and silver toneB. Blumenthal vintage costume jewelry

Lily bouquet brooch of gold and silver tone. 1940s. B.Blumenthal vintage costume jewelry

B.Blumenthal vintage costume jewelry
Each piece labeled B. Blumenthal is an absolute rarity and incredible beauty, grace and tenderness. The history of the company began back in 1877, when Benjamin Blumenthal founded B. Blumenthal & Co in New York, USA. However, the company initially imported and distributed buttons to the emerging textile market. Due to taxes on imported ocean pearl buttons, Blumenthal opened a factory to produce freshwater pearl buttons in Lansing on the Mississippi river. Buttons have embodied the art of jewelry using materials such as enamel, shells, metals, and since the 1900s, Bakelite, plastic, lucite, wood, cork and leather.
For a very short period of time, from the 1940s to the 1960s, the company made costume jewelry for the Edwardian fashion of the time. Made of brass, metal with gold or silver plating, inlaid with crystals, rhinestones, art glass, these jewelry is now a rarity. Accordingly, they are collectible and the price of these jewelry will increase every year.
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Italian jewelry designer Pasquale Bruni

Italian jewelry designer Pasquale Bruni

Rose Gold 18K Diamonds Blue Topaz earrings. Italian jewelry designer Pasquale Bruni

Italian jewelry designer Pasquale Bruni

The famous Italian designer Pasquale Bruni together with five talented craftsmen created the Gioielmoda brand in 1976. I must say that Pascual, like almost all jewelers, from early childhood was drawn to everything beautiful. He received his first jewelry experience in the Italian workshops of the town of Valenza.
Bruni has come a long way from a simple apprentice to a genius creator of exclusive precious masterpieces and has become a well-deserved legislator in the world of jewelry. It is Bruni who is the father of a radically new trend called Fashion jewellery. The master jeweler guessed the wishes of women with mystical precision, drawing increased attention to his brand.
Noteworthy, in 1997, Bruni decided to produce jewelry under his own name, and the company, accordingly, became known as Pasquale Bruni. In fact, Pasquale Bruni is a family run business. Pasquale Bruni’s daughter, Eugenia Bruni, is the head of the company’s art department involved in public relations. Also, the daughter of Pasquale Bruni creates the image of the brand and organizes all kinds of jewelry exhibitions of the brand. Pasquale’s son Alessandro is the commercial director of the company.

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Talbots vintage costume jewelry

Talbots vintage costume jewelry

Christmas Wreath pin. Gold tone metal, crystals. Talbots vintage costume jewelry

Talbots vintage costume jewelry

The history of the famous American brand Talbots, a manufacturer of stylish women’s clothing, shoes and accessories, began in 1947. Rudy and Nancy Talbot, the founders of this company, started as a small store, and now the company has more than 580 stores in the United States. Traditionally, their boutiques have a large selection of status accessories – necklaces, bracelets and earrings of classic style. Materials used in making jewelry included gold and silver tone alloy, sterling silver, lucite, rhinestones, faux pearls, glass cabochons, crystals, plastic, resin and enamel. Items had marking “Talbot” on the back, however, the earlier markings, up to the 1970s, included the initial “T”.
Noteworthy, the company exists to this day, and has the long list of celebrity names that buy this company’s products. In particular, Britney Spears, Michelle Monaghan, Nicole Kidman, Teri Hatcher, Mila Kunis, Molly Sims, Goldie Hawn, Ashley Judd, Pamela Anderson, Sharon Stone and many more.
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Signed Jane vintage costume jewelry

Signed Jane vintage costume jewelry

From the Tidings of Love series. Gold plated textured brass, glass cabochon. 1990s. Signed Jane vintage costume jewelry

Signed Jane vintage costume jewelry
“No luck for us… just God’s total and complete blessing in everything we do”, Jane states. According to Jane Davis herself, her journey into the world of jewelry, and in particular the making of brooches and pins in the form of angels, began in 1993. Due to the uniqueness and variety of designs, where no angel is alike, this jewelry quickly spread throughout the country.
As a religious person, Jane prayed a lot, and God answered her with help in all her affairs. In her workshop “Not So Plain Jane” in Kingwood, TX several people have already worked to create new designs of angel pins. In fact, Jane has been making AOL brooches for 10 years, but after a personal crisis, she stopped making jewelry. Going to meet her desires and God’s providence, she began to create crosses and other church decorations, while reducing the staff to 2 people and reducing the studio area. Unfortunately, due to her age (Jane is over 70 years old), she developed neuropathy in her hands and could no longer even hold a jewelry instrument.
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Signed Anson vintage costume jewelry

Signed Anson vintage costume jewelry

Leaf brooch pin. Gold tone textured metal, rhinestones. 4 cm. 1970s. Signed Anson vintage costume jewelry

Signed Anson vintage costume jewelry

Produced by one of the leading American manufacturers, Anson jewelry embodied high quality and the highest craftsmanship. Swedish born silversmith Olaf Anderson who emigrated to the United States from Sweden in 1929, owned the company for almost half a century. At first, he founded Anderson Tool & Die Co. (1938), which made tools for jewelry making. And during the WWII, the plant worked on military contracts. After the war, in 1945 he switched to the production of men’s accessories, including tie pins, money clips, cufflinks, collar holders, key rings and bracelets.
Traditionally, the craftsmen used sterling silver and silver with gilding, and sometimes – metal with silver plating. Noteworthy, in 1948, the company changed its name to Anson Inc. and since 1967, the brand has added women’s jewelry and accessories to its line. The highest quality products allowed the company to sell their brand products in the Tiffany stores.
However, in October 1983, Anson Inc. filed for bankruptcy. The same year, C&J Jewelry company bought Anson with all the equipment, which allowed not to stop production. C&J still uses the Anson brand on its products, and the factory still supplies jewelry to its main distributor, Tiffany & Co.
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Charles Reis CR Co vintage costume jewelry

Charles Reis CR Co vintage costume jewelry. Wreath leaf brooch. 12 K gold filled, faux pearl

Wreath leaf brooch. 12 K gold filled, faux pearl. Charles Reis CR Co vintage costume jewelry

Charles Reis CR Co vintage costume jewelry

Indianapolis, Indiana based jewelry company Charles Reis produced high quality handmade costume jewelry for more than fifty years, from 1919 to 1971. However, in 1972 William Nichols bought the company and renamed it to Reis-Nichols, Inc. (Indianapolis, Indiana). Traditionally, Charles Reis Co designers used 12 K gold, and marked their decorations 12K GF alongside with the CR co hallmark. In addition, they used textured metal base, sterling silver, faux pearls, jade, rhinestones, crystals and enamel. The most common designs include leaves and flowers in classic or Art Deco style.
All products of this company are marked and desirable for lovers and collectors of vintage jewelry.
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