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Signed W vintage costume jewelry

Clown brooch. Gold tone, enamel, rhinestones. 1980s. Signed W vintage costume jewelry

Signed W vintage costume jewelry
Incorporated on 30 September 1959, Weingeroff Enterprises, Inc. was a family owned business registered in Cranston, Rhode Island. The company traded in jewelry, accessories, and gifts. In the 1970s Frederick Weingeroff joined his father’s business and made it very successful. In the 1980s the company actively collaborated with such jewelry companies as Stacy, Inc., Gem-Case Inc, Lynne Suzanne, Imperial Jewelry and Jay Strongwater. Besides, Frederick Weingeroff launched several trademarks on production of costume jewelry.
In 1996, his son Gregg C. Weingeroff (born 1955, Providence) became president of the company, and continued to expand the business. Unfortunately, on March 26, 2005 he, his wife Dawn and their son died in a plane crash in Pennsylvania.
Next, the company was headed by Gregg’s sister Lisa Weingeroff, daughter Jolie and stepmother Lynn Suzanne. Weingeroff Enterprises, Inc went through ups and downs, changes of owners, trading names, and ceased to exist in 2012.
The company manufactured costume jewelry of classic designs – figural animal and flower brooches, pins, earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Traditionally, the craftsmen used metal alloy, gold and silver plating, lucite, glitter enamel, rhinestones, and art glass imitating precious stones. The marking included capital letter W with a copyright sign.

Signed W vintage costume jewelry

Flower brooch. Lucite, gold tone alloy, crystals. 5 cm. 1990s

Signed W vintage costume jewelry

Noteworthy, Weingeroff Enterprises, Inc. owned more than twenty jewelry trademarks founded in 1978 – 2000. Accordingly, the marking on jewelry pieces differs, but “W” stamp appeared in 1981.

List of Weingeroff trademarks:

Disco Lite (1978)
W (1981)
Bio-Feedback (1982)
Personal Expressions (1982)
NU Look Jewelry Company (1984)
Jessica Jordan (1985)
House of Milan (1987)
Alexis Ashley (1988)
W (1988)
First Avenue (1989)
Bubbly Jewelry (1990)
GW (1990)
Mood Struck (1990)
Sensibles (1991)
Jesara (1992)
Pogwild (1995)
Show-Time (1995)
The Fashion Connection (1996)
Hugs & Kids (1996)
Millennium 2000 Jewelry Collection (1998)
Eclectic (1998)
Don’t Bug Me 2000 (1999).

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Signed W vintage costume jewelry

Bow textured gold tone brooch

Bow textured gold tone brooch

Butterfly brooch. Silver tone, enamel, crystals, faux pearls

Butterfly brooch. Silver tone, enamel, crystals, faux pearls

Crescent gold tone crystal brooch

Crescent gold tone crystal brooch

Daisy flower gold tone glitter enamel brooch. 1990s

Daisy flower gold tone glitter enamel brooch. 1990s

Gold tone enamel crystal pendant. 1980s

Gold tone enamel crystal pendant. 1980s

Heart pendants of gold tone, rhinestones

Heart pendants of gold tone, rhinestones

Key brooch pin. Gold tone, crystals. 1990s

Key brooch pin. Gold tone, crystals. 1990s

Lucite rhinestone flower brooch

Lucite rhinestone flower brooch

Statue of Liberty silver tone lapel pin

Statue of Liberty silver tone lapel pin. 1960s

Black onyx tiger's eye scarab oval shaped gold tone pendant and clip earrings

Black onyx tiger’s eye scarab oval shaped gold tone pendant and clip earrings

Leaf bouquet gold tone brooch

Leaf bouquet gold tone brooch

Leaf design gold tone glitter enamel brooch. 1990s

Leaf design gold tone glitter enamel brooch. 1990s

Panther brooch. Gold tone, black enamel. 3.2 cm. 1980s

Panther brooch. Gold tone, black enamel. 3.2 cm. 1980s

Red rose bouquet brooch of gold tone

Red rose bouquet brooch of gold tone

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Maker’s mark since 1981

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