Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Signed SAL vintage costume jewelry

Signed SAL vintage costume jewelry

Stylized Bird brooch. Gold plated textured metal, glass cabochons, crystals. 7 cm. 1980s. Signed SAL vintage costume jewelry

Signed SAL vintage costume jewelry
The trademarks of the world famous Austrian brand Swarovski have been registered in several countries. First, in France (1900), then in England (1933), and in the USA (1955).
In fact, the oldest company Swarovski U.S. Holding Limited, located in Cranston, Rhode Island, and incorporated on 31 Jan 1955, is still active. As the company has gone through several changes of owners, mergers and formations of subsidiaries, there are several alternative names in its history. In particular, Swarovski North America Limited, Swarovski America Limited, Jewel Company of America, Inc. and Jewel MFG. Co.

In fact, the history of S.A.L. trademark lasted for two decades – launched in 1986, it ceased to exist in 2007. The trademark’s owner registered in Cranston, Rhode Island was Swarovski North America Limited. Previous company names included Swarovski Consumer Goods Limited, Swarovski Jewelry U.S. Limited, and Swarovski America Limited (president Michael Gentes). The corporation ceased to exist in August 2007. However, this was not the end of the history of the Swarovski trademark in the United States.
Noteworthy, the markings of costume jewelry produced at different times also differed. So, the earliest products (1970-90s), which are now collectible, were marked with the abbreviation S.A.L. and a copyright sign. Later decorations, which were part of the mass production of costume jewelry, had the symbolic swan stamp.

Bow brooch. Polished and textured gold tone metal alloy, pave rhinestone

Bow brooch. Polished and textured gold tone metal alloy, pave rhinestone. 1980s

Signature

Signature

Signed SAL vintage costume jewelry

Buckle design brooch. Black enamel, gold tone metal alloy, crystals

Buckle design brooch. Black enamel, gold tone metal alloy, crystals

Crystal faux pearl gold tone flower brooch

Crystal faux pearl gold tone flower brooch

Diamond-shaped clip on earrings. Gold tone, crystals, faux pearls. 3.5 cm. 1980s

Diamond-shaped clip on earrings. Gold tone, crystals, faux pearls. 3.5 cm. 1980s

Faux pearl gold tone clips. 2.5 cm. 1970s

Faux pearl gold tone clips. 2.5 cm. 1970s

Floral design clip on earrings. Gold tone, faux pearls, crystals. 2.5 cm. 1980s

Floral design clip on earrings. Gold tone, faux pearls, crystals. 2.5 cm. 1980s

Flower design gold tone clear crystal brooch. 3.8 cm. 1980s

Flower design gold tone clear crystal brooch. 3.8 cm. 1980s

Geometric design gold tone crystal clip on earrings. 2,2 cm. 1980s

Geometric design gold tone crystal clip on earrings. 2,2 cm. 1980s

Gold tone Swarovski crystals link bracelet. 1970s

Gold tone Swarovski crystals link bracelet. 1970s

Heart shaped clip on earrings. Cream white enamel, gold tone, rhinestones. 2.5 cm. 1980s

Heart shaped clip on earrings. Cream white enamel, gold tone, rhinestones. 2.5 cm. 1980s

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Pheasant brooch. 18 K gold plated metal alloy, crystals, enamel. 1977

Pheasant brooch. 18 K gold plated metal alloy, crystals, enamel. 1977

Pierced earrings of gold tone, clear crystals. 3.5 cm. 1980s

Pierced earrings of gold tone, clear crystals. 3.5 cm. 1980s

Ribbon bar lapel pin. Gold tone, crystals

Ribbon bar lapel pin. Gold tone, crystals

Starfish brooch. Gold tone, multicolor crystals

Starfish brooch. Gold tone, multicolor crystals

Teardrop shaped stud earrings and necklace. Gold tone, crystals. 1980s

Teardrop shaped stud earrings and necklace. Gold tone, crystals. 1980s

Signature

Signed S.A.L.