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Signed DM vintage costume jewelry

Signed DM vintage costume jewelry

Angel Blowing Trumpet Pin. Pewter, gold tone metal. 1995. Signed DM vintage costume jewelry

Signed DM vintage costume jewelry
The history of DM jewelry is very short, not more than a decade. Founded by David Monn in early 1990s in New York, the trademark ceased to exist in 1999. Most popular designs of DM handcrafted lapel pins, brooches and pendants included angels, flowers, holiday and hobby theme. Traditionally, the craftsmen used gold tone metal alloy, multicolor enamel and art glass imitating gems and rhinestones. They signed their pieces with DM, a copyright sign, and the year of production on oval base.
Noteworthy, there are some similar DM trademarks, but their marking differs.
First, D M Merchandising, Inc., which has registered 25 jewelry trademarks since 1991, but no DM trademark among them. Elmhurst, Illinois based private company D M Merchandising, Inc established in 1989, employed about 90 people and created heart, bridesmaid and artisan jewelry.
Second, Danbury Mint for Avon, which marked its jewelry with full name, so it doesn’t have anything to do with DM signed jewelry.
Third, DM jewelry (1991-2007), a trademark owned by Douglas Magnus, but the word marking included DM inside heart, that’s the difference.

Winged Angel gold and silver tone pin. 1995

Winged Angel gold and silver tone pin. 1995

1997 signature

1997 signature

Signed DM vintage costume jewelry

Bouquet of roses brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, red enamel. 5.8 cm. 1997

Bouquet of roses brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, red enamel. 5.8 cm. 1997

Filigree design angel lapel pin. Gold and silver tone metal, rhinestone

Filigree design angel lapel pin. Gold and silver tone metal, rhinestone

Flower brooch. Metal alloy, enamel, pink crystals. 1990s

Flower brooch. Metal alloy, enamel, pink crystals. 1990s

Gold tone rhinestone Angel pendant. 1990s

Gold tone rhinestone Angel pendant. 1990s

Golfer brooch pin with charms. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel

Golfer brooch pin with charms. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel

I love to cook pin with charms. Gold tone metal, enamel

I love to cook pin with charms. Gold tone metal, enamel

Music brooch with charms. Gold tone alloy, enamel

Music brooch with charms. Gold tone alloy, enamel

Rose flower gold tone rhinestone brooch

Rose flower gold tone rhinestone brooch

Santa head pewter lapel pin. 1999

Santa head pewter lapel pin. 1999

Silver and gold tone angel brooch

Silver and gold tone angel brooch

'Sold' gold tone rhinestones brooch pin

‘Sold’ gold tone rhinestones brooch pin

Super secretary brooch with charms. Pink, green and yellow enamel pin

Super secretary brooch with charms. Pink, green and yellow enamel pin

Teddy bear with balls pendant. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones. 1999

Teddy bear with balls pendant. Gold tone metal alloy, rhinestones. 1999

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