Kaleidoscope effect

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Rafaelian vintage costume jewelry

Rafaelian vintage costume jewelry

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

Rafaelian vintage costume jewelry
The history of the brand began in the early twentieth century, when an Armenian immigrant Melkon Rafaelian came to Rhode Island. Working in his jewelry workshop, he taught the craft to his sons and instilled in them a love of jewelry. Noteworthy, Rafaelian gave birth to two renowned jewelry brands – Cinerama and Alex & Ani.
First, his grandson, Ralph (Raffi) after having worked in the jewelry firm of his sister’s husband for several years, founded his jewelry company “Cinerama” in 1966.
Second, Carolyn Rafaelian – great granddaughter of Rafaelian, founded her jewelry brand Alex & Ani. Later, she launched tens of jewelry trademarks and took over the family brand. A successful business lady, she entered the Forbes list as the richest woman jeweler.
Undoubtedly, fans of bijoux appreciate Rafaelian floral decorations, notable for their quality and interesting design.
Made in 1960-80s Rafaelian costume jewelry is highly collectible. During this period 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 collectible brooch pin. Red and blue rhinestones, jewelry alloy of gold tone

Signed Rafaelian

Maker’s mark

Signed Rafaelian vintage costume jewelry

Yellow corn enameled brooch

Yellow corn enameled brooch

Winged angel with flower brooch

Winged angel with flower brooch

Wheat brooch of gold tone, rhinestones

Wheat brooch of gold tone, rhinestones

Treble Clef brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Treble Clef brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones

Starfish brooch. Jewelry alloy, amber and topaz rhinestones

Starfish brooch. Gold tone, amber and topaz rhinestones

Rose enameled brooch

Vintage Rose enameled brooch

Rose clips. Gold plated metal, enamel

Rose clips. Gold plated metal, enamel

Red poppy 1970s brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel

Red poppy 1970s brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel

Poppy brooch and earrings. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel

Poppy brooch and earrings. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel

Native American motif silver tone blue cabochon pendant. 1960s

Native American motif silver tone blue cabochon pendant. 1960s

Maltese cross brooch. Silver tone jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Maltese cross brooch. Silver tone, rhinestones

Liberty Bell pendant made of pewter

Liberty Bell pendant made of pewter

Liberty Bell brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Patriotic Liberty Bell brooch. Metal alloy, rhinestones

Green rhinestone wreath brooch

Green rhinestone wreath brooch

Folk ornament birds and flowers enameled pendant

Folk ornament birds and flowers enameled pendant

Dogwood flower brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel

Dogwood flower enameled brooch

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

Crown brooch. Gold tone, cabochons, crystals, faux pearls. 5.3 cm. 1970s

Christmas wreath with dangling bell

Christmas wreath with dangling bell brooch

Butterfly pendant. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Butterfly pendant. Gold tone, rhinestones

Blue flowers vintage brooch

Blue flowers vintage brooch

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

Blueberry brooch. Gold tone, enamel. 5 cm. 1970s

Black rhinestone flower brooch

Black rhinestone flower brooch

Apple tree blossom brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel

Apple tree blossom brooch. Gold tone, enamel