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Signed Breakell vintage costume jewelry

Signed Breakell vintage costume jewelry

Broccoli brooch. 4 cm. Sterling silver. 1980s. Signed Breakell vintage costume jewelry

Signed Breakell vintage costume jewelry
The history of jewelry company J. H. Breakell & Co began in Newport, Rhode Island in 1972. It is a family business of silversmith James and his wife Joan Breakell. Joan had to take on the role of jewelry designer, since James got vision problems. Her work, in particular, includes all stages from the idea and the original drawing to the creation of a a 3D wax model of the future jewelry piece. Traditionally, the craftsmen of this company use sterling silver and 14K gold. According to Joan, nature and environment where they live is the main inspiration for them.
Forged, hammered and polished by hand, each piece is marked “Breakell”, “Breakell sterling” or Aries astrological sign (used by James in his early works). Based on centuries old technique of the silversmith, their jewelry decorations, especially those created in 1970-90s are highly collectible. Noteworthy, the company, which has been successfully operating for almost five decades, is still active today.


Lady's hat brooch. Textured sterling silver

Lady’s hat brooch. Textured sterling silver, 14 K gold

Hallmark

Hallmark

Signed Breakell vintage costume jewelry

Blue lapis sterling silver cuff bracelet

Blue lapis sterling silver cuff bracelet

Cat pin. Sterling silver

Cat pin. Sterling silver

Celtic Cross pendant

Celtic Cross pendant

Fish Brooch. Sterling silver

Fish Brooch. Sterling silver

Lady Bug Pin and Earrings

Lady Bug Pin and Earrings

Lobster silver Pin brooch

Lobster silver Pin brooch

Mittens sterling silver pin

Mittens sterling silver pin

Nautical Sanddollar Brooch and earrings. 925 sterling silver

Nautical Sand dollar Brooch and earrings. 925 sterling silver

Newport Bridge sterling silver pin

Newport Bridge sterling silver pin

Penguin sterling silver pin

Penguin sterling silver pin

Pineapple dangle earrings

Pineapple dangle earrings

Rose Island Light Newport brooch. Sterling silver

Rose Island Light Newport brooch. Sterling silver

Seashell silver tone brooch pin

Seashell silver tone brooch pin

Snowman sterling silver brooch

Snowman sterling silver brooch

Starfish Pin. 925 Sterling Silver

Starfish Pin. 925 Sterling Silver

Sterling Sand Dollar Earrings

Sterling Sand Dollar Earrings

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