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Signed Avante vintage costume jewelry

Signed Avante vintage costume jewelry

Christmas tree vintage brooch. Silver tone, enamel, rhinestones. 1970s. Signed Avante vintage costume jewelry

Signed Avante vintage costume jewelry (1957-1983)
The history of the Avante jewelry brand spans less than three decades. It was originally a family business founded in North Bergen, New Jersey in 1957. Avante Products Corporation owned three jewelry trademarks, experienced ups and downs in the 1970s, and finally ceased to exist in 1983.
The company’s small design team handcrafted two lines of jewelry. Firstly, holiday pins and brooches with traditional Christmas motifs – Santa Claus, sleigh, deer, wreath, etc. Secondly, floral, leafy and classic design brooches, bracelets and earrings. A characteristic feature of the Avante design is the exquisite filigree technique. Most often, craftsmen used gilding and silvering, metal alloys, art glass imitating natural stones, multi-colored enamel, mother-of-pearl, faux pearls, crystals and Aurora Borealis rhinestones. The markings included the word “Avante” on an oval or rectangular cartouche, depending on the design. Noteworthy, the copyright sign in the marking appeared only after 1970.

Maltese cross filigree brooch. Gold tone, brown crystal

Maltese cross filigree brooch. Gold tone, brown crystal

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Signed Avante vintage costume jewelry

Angel brooch pin. Gold tone, rhinestones

Angel brooch pin. Gold tone, rhinestones

Aurora Borealis rhinestone, mother of pearl filigree gold tone brooch

Aurora Borealis rhinestone, mother of pearl filigree gold tone brooch

Bird on branch brooch. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones

Bird on branch brooch. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones

Candle gold tone enamel Christmas pin

Candle gold tone enamel Christmas pin

Cherub angel with trumpet gold tone brooch pin

Cherub angel with trumpet gold tone brooch pin

Christmas tree pin brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones

Christmas tree pin brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones

Dinosaur gold tone brooch

Dinosaur gold tone brooch

Filigree Christmas Bell vintage brooch pin. Gold tone, rhinestones

Filigree Christmas Bell vintage brooch pin. Gold tone, rhinestones

Holiday wreath gold tone rhinestones enamel brooch pin

Holiday wreath gold tone rhinestones enamel brooch pin

Lantern Christmas pin. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones

Lantern Christmas pin. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones

Leaf flower gold tone filigree design brooch

Leaf flower gold tone filigree design brooch

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Lime green glass filigree gold tone faux pearls brooch pin

Lime green glass filigree gold tone faux pearls brooch pin

Maltese cross filigree brooch. Gold tone, mother of pearl

Maltese cross filigree brooch. Gold tone, mother of pearl

Maple leaf filigree gold tone brooch

Maple leaf filigree gold tone brooch

Menorah gold tone rhinestone brooch

Menorah gold tone rhinestone brooch

Poodle in a boot Christmas brooch pin. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones

Poodle in a boot Christmas brooch pin. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones

Rudolph Reindeer Christmas Vintage Figural Brooch. Silver, rhinestones, enamel

Rudolph Reindeer Christmas Vintage Figural Brooch. Silver, rhinestones, enamel

Santa In sleigh Christmas pin. Gold tone, rhinestones, enamel

Santa In sleigh Christmas pin. Gold tone, rhinestones, enamel

Sunflower filigree brooch. Gold tone, pearl cabochon

Sunflower filigree brooch. Gold tone, pearl cabochon

Teddy bear with joy balloons brooch. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones

Teddy bear with joy balloons brooch. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark