Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Signed Best vintage costume jewelry

Signed Best vintage costume jewelry

Funny frog with umbrella vintage brooch. Polished Silver tone metal, black rhinestones (eyes), crystal. Signed Best vintage costume jewelry

Signed Best vintage costume jewelry
A chain of American catalog showroom retail stores, Best (also known as BEST Products) was founded by Sydney and Frances Lewis in 1957. Originally headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, the company went out of business in 1997. The Lewises sent out their first catalog and the first showroom at 4909 West Marshall Street in Richmond, in 1957. By 1956 (the bankruptcy time) the company had 11 Best Jewelry stores in 23 states, and a nationwide mail-order service. 1992-1993 catalog featured jewelry pieces alongside with watches, pens, Sunglasses, luggage, electronics, lamps, toys and sporting goods.
Noteworthy, costume jewelry of this company has its own unique style, which allows these jewelry to become a rarity and collectible. Characteristic was the use of two metals in one jewelry piece – silver and gold tone metal, the brilliance and texture of which were close to precious metals. Also, the masters used pearlescent enamels, lucite and sometimes a very small amount of rhinestones and crystals. Traditionally, the jewelry of this company has the marking BEST in italics on the reverse side.
The thematic focus of design – festive and patriotic symbols – angels, flags, Halloween symbols, Easter and Christmas figures, as well as animal figures.

Turkey bird silver and gold tone brooch

Turkey bird silver and gold tone brooch

Signature

Signature

Signed Best vintage costume jewelry

1984-1985 catalog

1984-1985 catalog

Angel brooch pin. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Angel brooch pin. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Bible story Christmas brooch

Bible story Christmas brooch

Christmas present box tied with bow brooch. Silver and gold tone metal, enamel

Christmas present box tied with bow brooch. Silver and gold tone metal, enamel

X-mas Tree pin of silver and gold tone

X-mas Tree pin of silver and gold tone

Daisy flower stud earrings of gold and silver tone

Daisy flower stud earrings of gold and silver tone

Easter Basket Silver Tone pin

Easter Basket Silver Tone pin

Elephant brooch. Silver and gold tone textured metal

Elephant brooch. Silver and gold tone textured metal

Flamingo brooch pin. Silver tone metal, pink enamel

Flamingo brooch pin. Silver tone metal, pink enamel

Flower brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, multicolor enamel. 1970s

Flower brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, multicolor enamel. 1970s

Galleon Ship brooch pin. Silver and gold tone, enamel

Galleon Ship brooch pin. Silver and gold tone, enamel

Grape cluster pendant brooch of silver and gold tone

Grape cluster pendant brooch of silver and gold tone

Grapes American Flag pin pendant of gold and silver tone

Grapes American Flag pin pendant of gold and silver tone

Halloween pumpkin silver tone brooch pin

Halloween pumpkin silver tone brooch pin

Halloween Scarecrow pin of silver and gold tone

Halloween Scarecrow pin of silver and gold tone

Lighthouse and birds brooch pendant. Silver and gold tone metal

Lighthouse and birds brooch pendant. Silver and gold tone metal

Mother Giraffe with her baby brooch of silver tone

Mother Giraffe with her baby brooch of silver tone

Motorcycle brooch p of gold and silver tone

Motorcycle brooch p of gold and silver tone

Oval shaped decorative ornament earrings of gold and silver tone

Oval shaped decorative ornament earrings of gold and silver tone

Palette and brushes pin pendant of silver and gold tone

Palette and brushes pin pendant of silver and gold tone

Pink tunic brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones, enamel

Pink tunic brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones, enamel

Scarecrow Face enameled pin

Scarecrow Face enameled pin

School House and children brooch pendant

School House and children brooch pendant

Scotch Terrier brooch. Silver tone metal, multicolor rhinestones

Scotch Terrier brooch. Silver tone metal, multicolor rhinestones

Seashell starfish bracelet

Seashell starfish bracelet

Snowman brooch pin. Gold and silver tone metal, enamel

Snowman brooch pin. Gold and silver tone metal, enamel

Strawberry brooch. Enamel, rhinestones. 1990s

Strawberry brooch. Enamel, rhinestones. 1990s

Tiger's head brooch of silver and gold tone

Tiger’s head brooch of silver and gold tone

Treble clef brooch pin. 1990s

Treble clef brooch pin. 1990s

White snowman handpainted enameled brooch. 1980s. 5,7 cm

White snowman handpainted enameled brooch. 1980s. 5,7 cm

Yellow and green plique a jour' enamel brooch with rhinestone

Yellow and green plique a jour’ enamel brooch with rhinestone