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Signed Wells vintage costume jewelry

Signed Wells vintage costume jewelry

Flower bouquet brooch pin. 14 K gold filled sterling silver, faux pearls. 3,5 cm. 1960s. Signed Wells vintage costume jewelry

Wells vintage costume jewelry

The history of Wells, Inc., a jewelry company based in Attleboro, Massachusetts, began in 1922, founded by Raymond L. Wells (1904-1977). Initially, the company’s craftsmen made products from sterling silver, as well as gold, natural stones, and enamel. Traditionally, markings, usually on an oval cartouche, include “Wells Ster”, as well as 12K if the item contains gold.
Meanwhile, their “Seventy Two” series of silver bracelet charms has become best known. Made in the 1950s and 60s, such series as ‘Back to School’, retro cars, telephones, lighthouses, pianos, books and various objects are now highly collectible.
Noteworthy, Wells founded Raimond Silver Mfg Co in 1961 and registered several brands to manufacture and import silver goods, from kitchen utensils to jewelry. Six years later, he also acquired the oldest Massachusetts silverware company R. Blackinton & Company (founded by Walter Ballou and Roswell Blackinton in 1862). Wells’s business expanded, designs and products became more diversified, however, jewelry production ceased after Raymond’s death in 1977.

A duckling holding a flower vintage brooch. Sterling silver, 12K gold plated, cultured pearl, turquoise bead eye

A duckling holding a flower vintage brooch. Sterling silver, 12K gold plated, cultured pearl, turquoise bead eye

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Signed Wells vintage costume jewelry

Art Deco brooch pin. Sterling silver, tiger's eye cabochon

Art Deco brooch pin. Sterling silver, tiger’s eye cabochon

Bird chick sterling silver pearl brooch pin

Bird chick sterling silver pearl brooch pin

Curved leaf design brooch. Textured sterling silver. 6 cm. 1970s

Curved leaf design brooch. Textured sterling silver. 6 cm. 1970s

Etched leaf textured sterling silver pin

Etched leaf textured sterling silver pin

Exotic flower brooch pin. 12 K gold filled, faux pearl

Exotic flower brooch pin. 12 K gold filled, faux pearl

Floral design brooch pin. 925 sterling silver, 14 K gold filled, tiger's eye cabochon

Floral design brooch pin. 925 sterling silver, 14 K gold filled, tiger’s eye cabochon

Flower 14 K gold filled brooch

Flower 14 K gold filled brooch

Gold vermeil tiger's eye bracelet. 1940s

Gold vermeil tiger’s eye bracelet. 1940s

Grape leaf brooch pin. Sterling silver, 14k gold filled, cultured pearl

Grape leaf brooch pin. Sterling silver, 14k gold filled, cultured pearl

Leaf steam vintage brooch. 925 Sterling silver, 12K gold plated, tiger's eye gem

Leaf steam vintage brooch. 925 Sterling silver, 12K gold plated, tiger’s eye gem

Maple leaf sterling silver brooch

Maple leaf sterling silver brooch

Nuts and leaves in circle vintage brooch. 14 K gold plated metal alloy, art glass. 2.7 cm. 1970s

Nuts and leaves in circle vintage brooch. 14 K gold plated metal alloy, art glass. 2.7 cm. 1970s

Oak leaf sterling silver brooch. 6.5 cm. 1950s

Oak leaf sterling silver brooch. 6.5 cm. 1950s

Pearl and leaf design brooch pin. Sterling silver, gold plated

Pearl and leaf design brooch pin. Sterling silver, gold plated

Retro car with movable wheels. Sterling silver, rhodium plated

Retro car with movable wheels. Sterling silver, rhodium plated

Shamrock clover sterling silver guilloche enamel brooch pin

Shamrock clover sterling silver guilloche enamel brooch pin

Swirl design sterling silver brooch

Swirl design sterling silver brooch

Treble Clef and music notes rectangular shaped brooch pin. Sterling silver

Treble Clef and music notes rectangular shaped brooch pin. Sterling silver

Tree branch sterling silver gemstone brooch pin

Tree branch sterling silver gemstone brooch pin

USA Map patriotic charm. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel. 1970s

USA Map patriotic charm. Gold tone metal alloy, enamel. 1970s

Wheat design brooch pin. 925 sterling silver, tiger's eye cabochon

Wheat design brooch pin. 925 sterling silver, tiger’s eye cabochon

White flower brooch. 14 K Gold filled metal alloy, carved bone. 3 cm. 1970s

White flower brooch. 14 K Gold filled metal alloy, carved bone. 3 cm. 1970s

Wreath leaf design 12 K gold filled brooch pin

Wreath leaf design 12 K gold filled brooch pin

Wren bird hearts body brooch pin. Sterling Silver, 12K gold, turquoise eye

Wren bird hearts body brooch pin. Sterling Silver, 12K gold, turquoise eye

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