Signed Carlisle vintage costume jewelry
Carlisle vintage costume jewelry
The history of Carlisle jewelry began in 1981 in New York and ended in 2012. Its founder was American designer, philanthropist and art collector William Rondina. A part of the Connaught Group, Carlisle Collection designed custom-made women’s clothing, accessories and costume jewelry for women. Based in downtown Manhattan, the company sold their products through an extensive network of sales consultants in more than 500 cities and prestigious metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Made in limited numbers, with high quality and exquisite design “In-home” Carlisle jewelry has become popular among lovers and collectors of costume jewelry.
Noteworthy, in 2012, the Connaught Group, the parent company of Carlisle Collection, filed for bankruptcy. As a result, the new parent company, Carlisle Etcetera LLC, took control of the Carlisle Collection, buying it for $ 22 million. And in 2015, Hong Kong’s Royal Spirit Group acquired Carlisle from the parent company, The Connaught Group. Already in February 2018, Carlisle’s women’s clothing line, designed by Fred Tutino and Micaela Erlanger, made its runway debut in New York. Thus, since 2012, the Carlisle brand has been more associated with women’s clothing.
Meanwhile, in 2013, William Rondina started a new knitwear company, Rondina New York.
Noteworthy, in the jewelry market there is another company, the name of which also includes “Carlisle”. However, this is a completely different story. The founder of Caroline Carlisle is Caroline Blackenbeckler, a jewelry designer from Dallas, Texas, who named the company Carlisle after her grandmother. A certified gemologist, Caroline has been creating her unique jewelry since 2006.