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Ramona Crutcher vintage handmade jewelry

Ramona Crutcher vintage handmade jewelry

1994 brooch depicting piano, calla lilies, embossed heart with iris, Victorian woman, cameo brooch with malachite color cabochon stone and prong set white round rhinestones. Ramona Crutcher vintage handmade jewelry

Ramona Crutcher vintage handmade jewelry
The author of this gorgeous Victorian style brooch is Lebanon Tenessi based jewelry designer Ramona Crutcher. Born 30 August 1953, Ramona, teacher by profession, created gorgeous handmade jewelry pieces in small qiantities. Created mostly in 1990s, all signed Ramona Cratcher decorations have become vintage rarity now. Traditionally, the jeweler used brass tone metal as the base and cabochons imitating natural stones, as well as rhinestones. The design of her high quality decorations is very beautiful, made in Art Deco, Victorian or mixed styles. Besides, each piece – brooch or hair barrette have quite a complicated design which included many cast brass pieces. For example, one hair barrette design included piano, calla lilies, embossed heart with iris, Victorian woman in a hat, etc.
Noteworthy, the designer usually signed her decorations “Ramona Crutcher”, or “Jewelry by Ramona”.

Bell, Violin and leaves design brooch pendant. Brass and gold tone metal, rhinestones

Bell, Violin and leaves design brooch pendant. Brass and gold tone metal, rhinestones

However, some of her jewelry pieces came on the original card with a business card attached. And the back of the card included some information. In particular, year of manufacture, and brand’s name “Jewelry by Ramona, Inc”. Also, she added the address of the certain piece – handcrafted in Lebanon, Tennessee. Limited in number, each design – may never be offered again. Also, Ramona’s statement “the uniqueness and versatility will be treasured for generations”.

Signed Ramona Crutcher vintage handmade jewelry

Clock and flower Art Deco style hair barrette. Brass tone metal, 1994

Clock and flower Art Deco style hair barrette. Brass tone metal, 1994

During many years of designing and making jewelry in her spare time, Ramona built a business that allowed her to resign from her teaching work. In 2007, her friend, Rita, and her daughter, Holly, became her business partners, and in 2017 they sold their business to Lauren Lasko.

Detail, Art Deco style hair barrette. Bbrass tone metal, 1994

Detail, Art Deco style hair barrette. Brass tone metal, 1994

Gorgeous hair barrette with Heart, rose flower, giraffe, Ship, feathers, and abalone cab design

Gorgeous hair barrette with Heart, rose flower, giraffe, Ship, feathers, and abalone cab design

Hair barrette details - giraffe, beard with olive branch, feathers and boat

Hair barrette details – giraffe, beard with olive branch, feathers and boat

Metal angel pin brooch marked Ramona Crutcher

Metal angel pin brooch

Tennis theme, bow and leaves pewter gold tone brooch pendant. Ramona Crutcher signed

Tennis angel, bow and leaves pewter gold tone brooch pendant

The earrings depicting a saddle, a 16th note and clue cabochon in its setting. 1995

Unique handmade earrings depicting a saddle, a 16th note and clue cabochon in its setting. 1995

Heart hair barrette of gold tone metal. 1995

Heart hair barrette of gold tone metal. 1995

Jewelry by Ramona sign

Marked “Jewelry by Ramona”

Message from Ramona

Message from Ramona

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Signed Ramona Crutcher

Signed Ramona Crutcher

Written on a card

Written on a card