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Signed West vintage costume jewelry

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Signed West vintage costume jewelry

Floral branch purple glass gold tone brooch. 1960s. Signed West vintage costume jewelry

Signed West vintage costume jewelry
The American jewelry company West Jewelry Co., Inc. began its activity in the 1930s in Mississippi. It was a family business owned and founded by Mr. and Mrs. R.C. West and R.C. West Jr. Founded in 1935, West Jewelry Co., Inc. ceased to exist in 1989.
The design of jewelry is quite traditional for the first half and the middle of the last century, with classic and art deco, geometric and modernist style. However, the characteristic common feature of the design is the attention to detail and exquisite filigree work. Traditional materials for creating brooches, pendants, rings and earrings are metal alloys plated with gold and silver, high quality crystals, glass, faux pearls and semi-precious stones.
The maker’s mark includes the word “WEST” in capital block letters on a rectangular cartouche with rounded corners. Noteworthy, there is no copyright sign on the label. As you know, most jewelry companies began to use the copyright mark in their markings only after 1955. However, West was not one of them.

Art Deco floral silver tone faux pearl brooch

Art Deco floral silver tone faux pearl brooch

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Brushed gold plated textured bracelet. 1950s

Brushed gold plated textured bracelet. 1950s

Domed gold tone oval pendant

Domed gold tone oval pendant

Faux pearl gold tone filigree brooch

Faux pearl gold tone filigree brooch

Filigree ornated gold tone black accent brooch

Filigree gold tone black accent brooch

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Geometric design gold plated brooch

Geometric design gold plated brooch

Gold tone abstract diamond shape brooch

Gold tone abstract diamond shape brooch

Green glass gold tone filigree brooch

Green glass gold tone filigree brooch

Heart pendant. Textured silver tone. 1960s

Heart pendant. Textured silver tone. 1960s

Leaf branch gold tone faux pearl brooch

Leaf branch gold tone faux pearl brooch

Oval gold tone carnelian cabochon brooch

Oval gold tone carnelian cabochon brooch

Purple rhinestone silver tone filigree brooch

Purple rhinestone silver tone filigree brooch

Ribbon gold tone faux pearl brooch pin

Ribbon gold tone faux pearl brooch pin

Silver metal rhinestones wreath brooch

Silver metal rhinestones wreath brooch

Swirl design gold filled brooch

Swirl design gold filled brooch

Ruby rhinestone silver plated dangle earrings

Ruby rhinestone silver plated dangle earrings

Wreath design silver tone brooch with purple and clear crystals

Wreath design silver tone brooch with purple and clear crystals

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Trademark 1935-1989

Trademark 1935-1989