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Signed Chico’s vintage costume jewelry

Signed Chico's vintage costume jewelry

Vintage brooch in the shape of a twig with wide leaves and beaded berries. Bronze tone alloy, faux pearls, multi-colored crystals. 8 cm. 1990s. Signed Chico’s vintage costume jewelry

Signed Chico’s vintage costume jewelry
American brand Chico’s manufactures clothing and accessories for women. Described as a bright classic, the brand offers beautiful, stylish things, kept mostly in calm colors, with soft lines and modest finishes.
According to the company’s history, it was Marvin and Helene Gralnick, Guadalajara, Mexico based creative duo who founded Chico’s brand in 1983. Initially, it was not a jewelry brand, but a Mexican folk art gift shop located on Sanibel Island, Florida. Helene named the shop Chico’s Folk Art Specialties after her friend’s pet parrot, Chico. Two years later, in 1985 they opened one more boutique in Florida. Next, followed other stores and boutiques – by 1992 they had 60 of them. In 1989, the company shortened its name to Chico’s FAS (Folk Art Specialties).
Noteworthy, in 1999, the company began online sales at Chicos.com. However, Chico’s contemporary collections include mainly women’s clothing, bags, accessories, and a little jewelry that can be described as understated luxury. Ladies who prefer a discreet and feminine style will highly appreciate the collections of this brand.

Flower brooch. Bronze tone, rhinestones, enamel

Flower vintage brooch. Bronze tone, rhinestones, enamel

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Signed Chico’s vintage costume jewelry

Blackened silver clip on earrings. 2 cm. 1980s

Blackened silver clip on earrings. 2 cm. 1980s

Brown flower brooch. Pewter tone, rhinestones, glass beads

Brown flower brooch. Pewter tone, rhinestones, glass beads

Crab brooch. Tiger's Eye cabochon, rhinestones, turquoise beads, blue enamel

Crab brooch. Tiger’s Eye cabochon, rhinestones, turquoise beads, blue enamel

Daisy flower brooch. Enamel, rhinestones

Daisy flower brooch. Enamel, rhinestones

Filigree design flower brooch. Bronze and pewter tone metal, rhinestones

Filigree design flower brooch. Bronze and pewter tone metal, rhinestones

Floral motif brooch. Textured silver tone metal, enamel

Floral motif brooch. Textured silver tone metal, enamel

Frog brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Frog brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Heart brooch. Gold and silver tone metal, rhinestones

Heart brooch. Gold and silver tone metal, rhinestones

Heraldic design brooch. Gold tone textured metal, lucite scarlet color cabochon. 7 cm. 1980s

Heraldic design brooch. Gold tone textured metal, lucite scarlet color cabochon. 7 cm. 1980s

Independence Day Patriotic heart brooch. Silver tone textured metal, enamel, rhinestones, beads

Independence Day Patriotic heart brooch. Silver tone textured metal, enamel, rhinestones, beads

Japanese fisherman brooch. Silver tone, enamel, crystal. 5.5 cm. 1980s

Japanese fisherman brooch. Silver tone, enamel, crystal. 5.5 cm. 1980s

Japanese fisherman brooch. Silver tone, enamel, crystal. 5.5 cm. 1980s

Japanese fisherman brooch. Silver tone, enamel, crystal. 5.5 cm. 1980s

Lizard brooch. Bronze tone metal, rhinestones

Lizard brooch. Bronze tone metal, rhinestones

Lucky frog pin brooch. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Lucky frog pin brooch. Silver tone metal, rhinestones

Modernist design black and white squares pendant and clips. Gold tone metal, enamel. 1970s

Modernist design black and white squares pendant and clips. Gold tone metal, enamel. 1970s

Peace love family dream joy signed starfish brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones

Peace love family dream joy signed starfish brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones

Rhinestone turtle brooch

Rhinestone turtle brooch

Sautoir from beads and chain of silver tone. 1990s

Sautoir from beads and chain of silver tone. 1990s

Starfish pendant. Gold tone, turquoise, faux pearl beads, glass cabochon

Starfish pendant. Gold tone, turquoise, faux pearl beads, glass cabochon

Textured heart bronze tone rhinestones brooch

Textured heart bronze tone rhinestones brooch

Vintage brooch with charms. Silver and gold tone alloy, glass beads, rhinestones

Vintage brooch with charms. Silver and gold tone alloy, glass beads, rhinestones

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