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Sutton Hoo vintage costume jewelry

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Nutcracker gold plated brooch pin. 8.5 cm. 1992. Sutton Hoo vintage costume jewelry

Sutton Hoo vintage costume jewelry
The history of the American jewelry brand “Sutton Hoo” spans three decades, from 1975 to 2002. Its founder – Katharine Carlton Ridge, born December 31, 1946 in Louisville. She studied art and teaching in Holy Spirit School and Sacred Heart Academy. Also, she graduated from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia in 1968. Beautiful woman and talented artist, she founded her own jewelry brand Sutton Hoo in 1975.
Traditionally, she used 24-carat gold-plated jewelry alloy, artificial pearls and art glass to create her brooches, earrings and pendants. The markings on the back side include the initials “SH” with the copyright sign and the year the product was created.
Katharine Carlton Ridge died 6 Oct 2015 at the age of 68 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA.

Sutton Hoo vintage costume jewelry

Cheerleader gold plated pin. 2002

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Sutton Hoo vintage costume jewelry

1993 gold plated earrings

1993 gold plated earrings

1994 gold plated faux pearls earrings

1994 gold plated faux pearls earrings

Art glass gold plated necklace. 1992

Art glass gold plated necklace. 1992

Brass dipped in 24 K gold clip on earrings. 1992

Brass dipped in 24 K gold clip on earrings. 1992

gold cuff bracelet

Wide gold cuff bracelet

Cat paw design gold plated necklace and earrings. 1994

Cat paw design gold plated necklace and earrings. 1994

Double strand bead 24 gold filled pendant necklace. 1984

Double strand bead 24 gold filled pendant necklace. 1984

Fisherman gold tone brooch pin. 1995

Fisherman gold tone brooch pin. 1995

Frog brooch

Frog brooch

Heart and bow gold tone pin

Heart and bow gold tone pin

Lamb gold plated brooch

Lamb gold plated brooch

Mouse king brooch. Gold plated alloy. 6.5 cm. 1992

Octagon gold plated earrings. 1994

Octagon gold plated earrings. 1994

Round shaped gold tone clip on earrings. 1993

Round shaped gold tone clip on earrings. 1993

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Square shaped gold tone clip on earrings

Square shaped gold tone clip on earrings

Starfish gold tone plastic beads necklace, 1999

Starfish gold tone plastic beads necklace, 1999

Swirl gold plated clip on earrings. 1989

Swirl gold plated clip on earrings. 1989

Teardrop shaped gold plated earrings. 1993

Teardrop shaped gold plated earrings. 1993

Wired oval gold plated brooch. 1996

Wired oval gold plated brooch. 1996

Woman holding flower silver tone pin

Woman holding flower silver tone pin

Zigzag gold tone clip on earrings. 1996

Zigzag gold tone clip on earrings. 1996

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