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Signed Carlisle vintage costume jewelry

Signed Carlisle vintage costume jewelry

Fish statement brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, clear pave set rhinestones, crystals, a black cabochon eye. 1980s. 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.

Sunflower brooch. Gold Tone, faux pearls. 1980s

Sunflower brooch. Gold Tone, faux pearls. 1980s

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.

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Signed Carlisle vintage costume jewelry

Beautiful bar brooch. Gold tone, faux pearls. 1980s

Beautiful bar brooch. Gold tone, faux pearls. 1980s

Berry brooch pin of silver tone, crystals

Berry brooch pin of silver tone, crystals

Black cabochon brushed gold couture earrings. 1980s

Black cabochon brushed gold couture earrings. 1980s

Black onyx yellow gold tone metal necklace. 1980s

Black onyx yellow gold tone metal necklace. 1980s

Brushed gold tone abstract design brooch

Brushed gold tone abstract design brooch

Faux Black Onyx Rope Design Clip On Earrings

Faux Black Onyx Rope Design Clip On Earrings

Lady Bug Clip on Earrings. Gold tone metal, red enamel, rhinestones

Lady Bug Clip on Earrings. Gold tone metal, red enamel, rhinestones

Leopard Pin Brooch. Gold tone metal, black rhinestones, faux pearls

Leopard Pin Brooch. Gold tone metal, black rhinestones, faux pearls

Matte Gold Tone mother of pearl Ribbed Pin brooch. 1980s

Matte Gold Tone mother of pearl Ribbed Pin brooch. 1980s

Orange glass cabochon clip earrings of gold tone, black enamel

Orange glass cabochon clip earrings of gold tone, black enamel

Pink Rose Quartz Gold Tone earrings

Pink Rose Quartz Gold Tone earrings

Purple and black enamel gold tone rhinestones clip on earrings

Purple and black enamel gold tone rhinestones clip on earrings

Rope drop shaped faux pearl gold tone pin brooch

Rope drop shaped faux pearl gold tone pin brooch

Round shaped gold tone faux pearl brown color clips. 1980s

Round shaped gold tone faux pearl brown color clips. 1980s

Runway Mogul Rhinestone yellow gold tone metal clip on earrings

Runway Mogul Rhinestone yellow gold tone metal clip on earrings

Shell-shaped clips. Gold tone bijouterie alloy, gilding. 4.5 cm. 1990s

Shell-shaped clips. Gold tone bijouterie alloy, gilding. 4.5 cm. 1990s

Sterling silver onyx earrings

Sterling silver onyx earrings

Textured gold tone black glass cabochon earrings

Textured gold tone black glass cabochon earrings

Vintage carlisle Flower Clip Earrings gold Tone

Vintage carlisle Flower Clip Earrings gold Tone

Watermelon Slice brooch pin. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Watermelon Slice brooch pin. Gold tone metal, rhinestones

Whale brooch pendant of brass. Signed 1976 Carlisle

Whale brooch pendant of brass. Signed 1976 Carlisle

Windows bracelet and clips. Metal base, gilding, art glass. 1980s

Windows bracelet and clips. Metal base, gilding, art glass. 1980s

Yellow flower clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, enamel

Yellow flower clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, enamel

Zebra Pin. Gold plated, enamel. 1980s

Zebra Pin. Gold plated, enamel. 1980s