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Signed FO vintage costume jewelry

Signed FO vintage costume jewelry

Abstract design gold tone brooch. 1970s. Signed FO vintage costume jewelry

Signed FO vintage costume jewelry
The history of FO jewelry trademark spans three decades. Owned by Chelsea Massachusetts based corporation Town & Country Fine Jewelry Group, FO jewelry trademark (active since 1975) ceased to exist in 2006. Town & Country Corporation began its history in 1955, and soon became one of the nation’s largest jewelry producers in the United States.
In collaboration with Erwin Pearl, Swank (cufflinks), and other jewelry designers FO created high quality costume jewelry. The company’s craftsmen used brushed and high polished gold tone alloy, or gold plating, enamel, lucite, and faux pearls. Traditionally, the Massachusetts-based company labeled its products with two capital letters in a rectangular frame.

Noteworthy, there was a similar jewelry company located in North Providence, Rhode Island – “Fernando Originals Inc”, which marked its jewelry with FO Inc. Registered in 1974 by Fernando Ronci, the privately owned company ceased to exist in 1996. The craftsmen of this company created costume jewelry of similar style, materials and design. No wonder, the products of these companies are often confused. Yet, the maker’s mark of these two companies is different. Specifically, Fernando Originals Inc labeled its products with the acronym “FO Inc” without a frame.

According to some sources, New York based company “Feature Enterprises Inc.” also labeled its jewelry pieces with FO, but this is not true. In fact, the company called Feature Enterprises Inc. has registered 14 jewelry trademarks since 1946, and no FO among them. Among them – Feature-Flash (1940-2007), Feature Lock (1946-2009), Heart Lock (1948-2001), GWR (1967-2008), Gotham (1967-2009), Gotham Gold (1967-2009), Love Link (1969-2002), GW (1970-2002), Trios of Love (1980-2003), Trubrilliant (1985-2006), Secur Lok (1985-2006), Status 1 (1986-1993), GD BK (1991-1993), and Grand Boutique (1991-1993).

Bee on a flower vintage brooch Gold tone, enamel

Bee on a flower vintage brooch Gold tone, enamel

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Signed FO vintage costume jewelry

Daisy flower brooch. Gold tone, faux pearl

Daisy flower brooch. Gold tone, faux pearl

Double flower gold tone enameled brooch

Double flower gold tone enameled brooch

Fish brooch of matte gold tone

Fish brooch of matte gold tone

Modernist design gold tone faux pearls brooch. 9.5 cm. 1980s

Modernist design gold tone faux pearls brooch. 9.5 cm. 1980s

Orange red and yellow enamel gold tone butterfly brooch

Orange red and yellow enamel gold tone butterfly brooch

Ornamental design yellow gold tone clip on earrings

Ornamental yellow gold tone clip on earrings

Plant design gold tone brooch

Plant design gold tone brooch

Purple lucite jelly belly beatle brooch of gold tone

Purple lucite jelly belly beatle brooch of gold tone

Red butterfly brooch. Gold tone, enamel

Red butterfly brooch. Gold tone, enamel

Starfish and shells gold tone brooch. 1980s

Starfish and shells gold tone brooch. 1980s

Three Roses gold tone brooch

Three Roses gold tone brooch

Vine floral design pendant. Gold tone, enamel

Vine floral design pendant. Gold tone, enamel

V-shaped necklace. Gold tone, white enamel

V-shaped necklace. Gold tone, white enamel

Wave design brushed gold tone brooch pin. 1970s

Wave design brushed gold tone brooch pin. 1970s

X-design faux pearl earrings of gold tone

X-design faux pearl earrings of gold tone

Beige and green enamel gold tone dangle clip on earrings

Beige and green enamel gold tone dangle clip on earrings

Brushed gold faux pearls brooch

Brushed gold faux pearls brooch

Butterfly striped brooch. Multicolor enamel, gold tone, pearl cabochon. 5.4 cm

Butterfly striped brooch. Multicolor enamel, gold tone, pearl cabochon. 5.4 cm

Dinosaur vintage brooch of gold tone. 1980s. 6.3 cm

Dinosaur vintage brooch of gold tone. 1980s. 6.3 cm

Heart with pearl 10 K gold pendant

Heart with pearl 10 K gold pendant

Honeycomb gold tone clip on earrings. 1980s. Signed FO and Erwin Pearl

Honeycomb gold tone clip on earrings. 1980s. Signed FO and Erwin Pearl

Mid century round shaped textured gold tone clip on earrings

Mid century round shaped textured gold tone clip on earrings

Erwin Pearl and FO signature

Erwin Pearl and FO signature

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