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PIM Piscitelli vintage costume jewelry

PIM Piscitelli vintage costume jewelry

City skyscraper pin. Gold tone alloy, clear rhinestones. PIM Piscitelli vintage costume jewelry

PIM Piscitelli vintage costume jewelry
An American designer of Italian origin, Joseph P. Piscitelli, Sr. founded his jewelry brand PIM in the late 1950s. Before starting his brand, he had worked as a designer for a famous company of that time – Star Manufacturing Co. Noteworthy, Piscitelli marked his products with the abbreviation PIM for a rather short time, since already in 1960 he renamed the company to Piscitelli co. It was a family owned business located at 1125 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island.
A small staff of designers and craftsmen created high end costume jewelry by hand – earrings, rings, bracelets, brooches and necklaces. Traditionally, the craftsmen used the highest quality materials – gold-plated metal alloys, sterling silver, Austrian crystals and art glass, rhinestones and enamel. The Piscitelli family business was successful until the 1980s, and it is these products that are now mostly appreciated in the vintage jewelry market.

Fish gold tone brooch, 1950s

Fish gold tone brooch, 1950s

After the 1980s, the company experienced its ups and downs, a change of ownership and direction of activity, while simultaneously registering and closing other brands and trading names. Among them – Tina Marie, CALI, Piscitelli International, Inc., Impact Manufacturing Corp., etc. Undoubtedly, in order to continue the family business, the name alone is not enough. According to official sources, the company ceased to exist in 2003.

Signature PIM

Signature PIM

PIM Piscitelli vintage costume jewelry

Ancient Italian motif brooch of gold tone, glass cabochons, crystals. 1980s. Piscitelli

Ancient Italian motif brooch of gold tone, glass cabochons, crystals. 1980s. Piscitelli

Apple pin. Gold tone, rhinestones

Apple pin. Gold tone, rhinestones

Ballerina brooch. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Ballerina brooch. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Bamboo Flower Pin. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones. 1960s PIM

Bamboo Flower Pin. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones. 1960s PIM

Black rhinestone gold tone flower brooch. 1960s. PIM

Black rhinestone gold tone flower brooch. 1960s. PIM

Calla flower pin. Gold tone metal, faux pearl

Calla flower pin. Gold tone metal, faux pearl

Cameo Brooch pin. Gold tone, black etched intaglio

Cameo Brooch pin. Gold tone, black etched intaglio

Cherry cupcake brooch of gold tone

Cherry cupcake brooch of gold tone

Christmas tree broooch. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel, pink rhinestones

Christmas tree broooch. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel, pink rhinestones

Crescent brooch pin. Silver tone, Swarovski crystals. 4 cm. 1960s, Piscitelli

Crescent brooch pin. Silver tone, Swarovski crystals. 4 cm. 1960s, Piscitelli

Faux pearl rhinestones gold tone clip on earrings

Faux pearl rhinestones gold tone clip on earrings

Female hand brooch pin. Gold tone, crystals, enamel

Female hand brooch pin. Gold tone, crystals, enamel

Floral design brooch. gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones

Floral design brooch. gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones

Gold tone, black onyx brooch pin

Gold tone, black onyx brooch pin

Kitten Brooch Pin. Gold plated

Kitten Brooch Pin. Gold plated

Leaf filigree pin. Gold tone metal alloy, signed PIM

Leaf filigree pin. Gold tone metal alloy, signed PIM

Lily flower brooch of gold tone. PIM

Lily flower brooch of gold tone. PIM

Lion head door knocker design earrings. Gold tone, rhinestones

Lion head door knocker design earrings. Gold tone, rhinestones

Modernist design earrings. Gold tone, rhinestone, black enamel

Modernist design earrings. Gold tone, rhinestone, black enamel

Modernist design pin brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Modernist design pin brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Modernist design swag brooch of gold tone. 1960s PIM

Modernist design swag brooch of gold tone. 1960s PIM

Open work cat design brooch pin of gold tone

Open work cat design brooch pin of gold tone

Pear pin. Gold tone, rhinestones

Pear pin. Gold tone, rhinestones

Rose pendant of gold tone

Rose pendant of gold tone

Seashell open work vintage pin of gold tone

Seashell open work vintage pin of gold tone

Silver tone textured leaf brooch. 1960s

Silver tone textured leaf brooch. 1960s

Swirl design gold tone brooch pin

Swirl design gold tone brooch pin

Tick pin brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Tick pin brooch. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Signature

Signature

Hallmarked Piscitelli Made in USA

Hallmarked Piscitelli Made in USA