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Roger Michael vintage costume jewelry

Roger Michael vintage costume jewelry

Filigree flower gold tone brooch pin. 1980s. Roger Michael vintage costume jewelry

Roger Michael vintage costume jewelry
Born in November 1937 in Providence, Rhode Island, Roger V. Scungio founded his family business, Roger Michael Ltd., in 1983. The company was registered at 20 Austin Avenue, Greenville, Rhode Island.

Initially, it was a small team of 15 jewelers creating accessories, gifts and costume jewelry under the leadership of Roger (President), his wife Jean D Scungio (Vice President) and Melody Betters (General Manager).

Jewelers have traditionally used gold-toned metal alloys and multi-colored rhinestones to create classic and intricate designer pieces by hand. The manufacturer’s trademark includes the markings “Roger Michael” in script and “pat. pend.”

Notably, Roger was also the owner of the jewelry company RVS Mfg & Co (founded in 1976) and Ceramic City (founded in 1988) in Johnston, Rhode Island.
Ornate scarf clips, pins, brooches and pendants, made primarily in the 1980s by Roger V. Scungio, are extremely rare on the vintage jewelry market today and are highly collectible.

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Floral wreath multicolor rhinestone gold tone brooch pendant

Floral wreath multicolor rhinestone gold tone brooch pendant

Gold tone sunburst design scarf clip

Gold tone sunburst design scarf clip

Starburst gold tone rhinestone pendant

Starburst gold tone rhinestone pendant

Wreath multicolor rhinestone gold tone pendant

Wreath multicolor rhinestone gold tone pendant

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark