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Signed Jackie Orr vintage costume jewelry

Faberge Egg brooch. Gold plated, lucite, faux pearls, rhinestones, enamel. Jackie Orr vintage costume jewelry

Faberge Egg brooch. Gold plated, lucite, faux pearls, rhinestones, enamel. Signed Jackie Orr vintage costume jewelry

Signed Jackie Orr vintage costume jewelry
Beautiful and outwardly young woman, the talented Canadian jewelry designer Jacqueline Joyce Orr is turning 85 this fall! Born in 1935 and raised on a farm, Orr knew from childhood that rural life was not for her. She dreamed of living in the city, and her dream came true.
A native of Hamilton, Orr began operations in Burlington in 1960 with her first store on Brant and Caroline Streets. Her success in textiles peaked when she co-founded FabricLand in Toronto in the late 1960s. Then, she moved to Florida, where she had lived from 1972 to 1988. She designed knitted sweaters and sold them in high-end stores, such as Saks 5th Avenue, Bloomingdales and Gucci. In addition to creating her own designer clothes, she began to create accessories and costume jewelry.
A successful businesswoman, Jackie returned to Canada in 1988 and opened the JJ Orr company on Old Lakeshore Road, Burlington.
Remarkably, Jackie has been creating high quality costume jewelry with her own unique design style for over 60 years! Traditionally, when creating her jewelry, Jackie used sterling silver, gold filling and rhodium plating, as well as Swarovski crystals, enamel and rhinestones. According to Jackie, you won’t last 60 years in business if the products you sell are not of the best quality and workmanship. Indeed, one cannot but agree with this statement.

Lizard Gecko brooch. Gold plated, rhinestones, faux pearl, coral cabochon

Salamander brooch. Gold filled alloy, rhinestones, faux pearl, coral cabochon

Orr successfully sold her designer jewelry directly from the store in Burlington, Ontario, Canada until 2013. However, according to Burlington Post News (Feb 22, 2013), jewelry, apparel and accessories business owner JJ Orr closed her store doors on Sunday Feb 24, 2013.
Noteworthy, continuing her mother’s work, her daughter Laura Holbrooke has successfully created women’s jewelry and luxury leather goods as well as designer pet clothing such as collars and leashes.

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Signed Jackie Orr vintage costume jewelry

Bee insect brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, pave crystals. 2.5 cm. 1960s

Bee insect brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, pave crystals. 2.5 cm. 1960s

Bird and nest brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, faux pearls

Blue bird and nest brooch. Gold tone metal, enamel, faux pearls

Bird brooch. Green glass cabochon, rhinestones, gold tone metal

Bird brooch. Green glass cabochon, rhinestones, gold filled metal

Bow brooch pin. Silver tone metal, clear crystal, rhinestones. 6.5 cm, 1990s

Bow brooch pin. Sterling silver, clear crystal, rhinestones. 6.5 cm, 1990s

Cream enamel gold stripes clip on earrings

Cream enamel gold stripes clip on earrings

Elephant brooch. Gold tone, emerald green and clear rhinestones, faux pearl, enamel. 1980s

Elephant brooch. Gold filled, emerald green and clear rhinestones, faux pearl, enamel. 1980s

Floral design brooch. Gold tone metal, Turquoise cabochon, rhinestones

Floral design brooch. Gold tone metal, Turquoise cabochon, rhinestones

Flower brooch and clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, faux pearls

Flower brooch and clip on earrings. Gold tone metal, faux pearls

Gold Fish brooch. Gold tone, emarald green enamel, rhinestones, faux pearl

Gold Fish brooch. Gold tone, emerald green enamel, rhinestones, faux pearl

Ladybug brooch pin. Gold tone metal, rhinestones, enamel. 3 cm. 1980s

Ladybug brooch pin. Gold tone metal, rhinestones, enamel. 3 cm. 1980s

Leopard head brooch. 24 K gold plated, crystals, black enamel. 4.8 cm. 1960s

Leopard head brooch. 24 K gold plated, crystals, black enamel. 4.8 cm. 1960s

Panther brooch. Pewter tone metal, rhinestones

Panther brooch. Pewter tone metal, rhinestones

Teddy bear brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones, crystals

Teddy bear brooch. Gold filled, rhinestones, crystals

Zebra brooch pin. Gold plated, black enamel, rhinestones

Zebra brooch pin. Gold plated, black enamel, rhinestones

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