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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.

American flag brooch pin. Red and blue rhinestones, jewelry alloy

American flag brooch pin. Red and blue rhinestones, jewelry alloy of gold tone

Signed Rafaelian

Marked Rafaelian

Signed Rafaelian vintage costume jewelry

Apple tree blossom brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel

Apple tree blossom brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel

Bluberry brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. 5 cm. 1970s

Bluberry brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel. 5 cm. 1970s

Black rhinestone flower brooch

Black rhinestone flower brooch

Blue flowers vintage brooch

Blue flowers vintage brooch

Butterfly pendant. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Butterfly pendant. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Christmas wreath with dangling bell

Christmas wreath with dangling bell

Crown brooch. Jewellery alloy of gold tone, cabochons, crystals, faux pearls. 5.3 cm. 1970s

Crown brooch. Jewellery alloy of gold tone, cabochons, crystals, faux pearls. 5.3 cm. 1970s

Dogwood flower brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel

Dogwood flower brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel

Folk ornament birds and flowers enameled pendant

Folk ornament birds and flowers enameled pendant

Maltese cross brooch. Silver tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Maltese cross brooch. Silver tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Liberty Bell pendant made of pewter

Liberty Bell pendant made of pewter

Liberty Bell brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Liberty Bell brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Green rhinestone wreath brooch

Green rhinestone wreath brooch

Native American motif silver tone blue cabochon pendant. 1960s

Native American motif silver tone blue cabochon pendant. 1960s

Poppy brooch and earrings. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel

Poppy brooch and earrings. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel

Red poppy 1970s brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel

Red poppy 1970s brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel

Rose clips. Gold plated metal, enamel

Rose clips. Gold plated metal, enamel

Rose enameled brooch

Rose enameled brooch

Starfish brooch. Jewelry alloy, amber and topaz rhinestones

Starfish brooch. Jewelry alloy, amber and topaz rhinestones

Treble Clef brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Treble Clef brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Wheat brooch of gold tone, rhinestones

Wheat brooch of gold tone, rhinestones

Winged angel with flower brooch

Winged angel with flower brooch

Yellow corn enameled brooch

Yellow corn enameled brooch