Signed Majorica vintage costume jewelry
Majorica vintage costume jewelry
The history of the world famous jewelry company Majorica began in 1890 in Spain. Thanks to painstaking scientific research, the company patented the technology for creating pearls which were identical to the natural processes that take place in an oyster. Traditionally, jewelers used 925 sterling silver and 14 or 18 carat gold.
It is important to note that the subsidiaries of the international corporation Majorica, S.A., existed in different years in other countries, including the UK and the USA.
According to the ads published in the 1950s, the most precious simulated pearls in the world was Majorica. “Once upon a pearl time there was a time when only an oyster could produce the rare incandescent lustre of a beautiful pearl necklace. However, thanks to patience and skill, Majoricas are inexpensively made available to you from the lovely Isle of Majorca, Spain”.
These pearls became known as Majoricas, the most valuable cultured pearls in the world. Remarkably, the company kept the technique of pearl production a secret, as they reported in advertising.
For more than a century, the company has gone through changes of owners, ups and downs. Today, its owner is corporation Industria Espanola De Perlas Imitacion,s.a., based in Barcelona, Spain.