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St John SJ costume jewelry

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St John SJ costume jewelry

Sunflower brooch, large 14 cm, made of jewelry alloy and lucite. St John SJ costume jewelry

St John SJ costume jewelry
Founded in 1962 by spouses Mary and Robert Gray, St. John (St. John Knits International Inc.) is a popular American luxury women’s knitwear brand. Based in Southern California, USA, the company began manufacturing costume jewelry in the early 1980s.
First, “St. John” opened a jewelry workshop and created branded buttons with the famous monogram of the brand “SJ”. In addition, they started to produce jewelry – brooches, bracelets, necklaces, belts with charms, as well as the famous and always recognizable clips-buttons.
Their line of jewelry, marked “St. John”, or SJ, as well as clothing, designed in the classical style, was mainly in black and white tones. Creating their jewelry, masters used high-quality matte and glossy metals, 24-carat gold plating, as well as rhodium plating. Also, Austrian Swarovski crystals and artificial pearls.
Noteworthy, high-quality enamels, which cover the “St. John” ornaments and buttons, do not have cracks even after 25 years of use (!). Jewelry lovers and collectors of vintage costume jewelry appreciate St John decorations.

St John SJ costume jewelry

Mythological motif oval brooch. Gold tone metal, yellow cabochons. 5 cm

Interestingly, “faces” of the company ST. JOHN were Gisele Bundchen, Angelina Jolie and Kate Winslet.

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St John SJ costume jewelry

Heraldic brooch. Jewelry alloy, gilding, colored enamel, enamel, glass rhinestones, Swarovski crystals

Heraldic brooch. Gilding, colored enamel, enamel, glass rhinestones, Swarovski crystals

Brooch in the form of a Maltese cross. Made in gold metal. Enamel. Decorated with a large artificial pearl. 6 cm

Maltese cross brooch. Gold tone metal. Enamel, faux pearl. 6 cm

Crocodile Large brooch, 8 cm, 1980s. Jewelry alloy, crystals

Crocodile Large brooch, 8 cm, 1980s. Jewelry alloy, crystals

Cross-styled vintage brooch, 1980s. Jewelry alloy, faux pearl, cabochons

Cross-styled vintage brooch, 1980s. Gold tone, faux pearl, cabochons

Fish brooch. Jewelry alloy, enamel, swarovski crystals, 4.8 cm

Fish brooch. Gold tone, enamel, Swarovski crystals, 4.8 cm

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Large brooch-pendant with mother-of-pearl cabochons and crystals with a mirror coating of golden color. 7.5 x 5 cm

Large brooch-pendant with mother-of-pearl cabochons and crystals with a mirror coating of golden color. 7.5 x 5 cm

Maltese cross brooch pendant. Jewelry alloy, pearls, crystals, cabochons. 7 cm

Maltese cross brooch pendant. Gold tone, pearls, crystals, cabochons. 7 cm

Navy Blue Enameled Gold Camellia Brooch

Navy Blue Enameled Gold Camellia Brooch

Nutcracker enameled pin brooch of gold tone, crystals

Nutcracker enameled pin brooch of gold tone, crystals

Reindeer Christmas enameled brooch of gold tone

Reindeer Christmas enameled brooch of gold tone

Exquisite 3D flower brooch. Jewelry alloy, Swarovski crystals, plastic. 9 cm

3D flower brooch. Lucite, Swarovski crystals. 9 cm

Volumetric flower brooch. Jewelry alloy, crystals, enamel. 7 cm

Volumetric flower enameled brooch. 7 cm

Teddy bear vintage brooch. Jewelry alloy, crystals, enamel. 5 cm

Teddy bear vintage brooch. Gold tone, crystals, enamel. 5 cm

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