Signed Jan Max vintage costume jewelry
Signed Jan Max vintage costume jewelry (1970s)
The history of the Jan Max jewelry brand lasted for a rather short period, less than five years. Founded in 1970 in Trenton, New Jersey, a domestic profit corporation Jan-Max Inc ceased to exist in the mid-1970s. Due to the short period of the company’s activity, the brand is almost unknown, and jewelry from this brand is rare on the vintage jewelry market.
Jan-Max handcrafted brooches, pendants and earrings have become collectible today. Hallmarked “Jan Max” jewelry has its own unique design, clearly different from other brands. So, the most characteristic is the use of the “stained glass” style with East Asian and Art Nouveau motifs. Traditionally, the company’s craftsmen used such materials as paper, plastic and black metal, along with metal alloys of gold tone, multicolor enamels and rhinestones.
Noteworthy, maker’s mark includes “1971 Jan Max” with a copyright sign.