Fire fighter brooch. Silver tone, enamel, rhinestones. 1980s. Wendy Gell vintage costume jewelry
Wendy Gell vintage costume jewelry
The history of Wendy Gell brand began about 50 years ago in New York. According to official data, Wendy Gell Jewelry Inc., founded in 1975, ceased to exist in 1993. Its founder was American artist and jewelry designer Wendy Gell. Initially, the designer created eye-catching wrist bracelets with a multi-layered three-dimensional design. Since 1985, she has added Disney characters to her work by purchasing a license from the Disney Company.
In addition, she owned the eponymous trademark for the production of scarves (since 1988).
Noteworthy, after the closure of her company, the legendary Napier company invited her as a consultant on jewelry with Disney characters. Besides, after a long absence, Gell came back with new designs and ideas on her website wendygell.com.
Many stars, such as Elizabeth Taylor, Cher, Diana, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Hillary Clinton and Mick Jagger have had Wendy Gell jewelry in their collections.
Jewelry pieces created by Gell are wearable art, and highly collectible now.
1980s round brooch with horse accent. Rhinestones, plastic
Wendy Gell vintage costume jewelry (1975-1993)
Abstract angel design earrings. Plastic imitating ivory and gems. 1980s
Bow filigree design brooch. Gold tone, crystals. 9.5 cm. 1980s
Crush bottle brooch
Dick Tracy clip earrings. Gold plated, enamel. 2.5 cm. 1980s
Disney car gold tone rhinestone brooch
Disney characters Mickey and Minnie clip earrings of gold tone. 1980s
Disney Rabbit jeweled brooch. Gold tone, art glass, rhinestones. 1980s
Face brooch. Porcelain, gold tone, rhinestones
Fish brooch. onyx, art glass
Flower earrings. Pink and green rhinestones. 1980s
Geometric design brooch. Onyx, tiger’s eye, agate
Jessica Rabbit Disney brooch. Plastic, rhinestones, enamel. Handpainted. 1987
Mask bracelet. Crystals, plastic, faux pearls
Purple and green rhinestone earrings. 1980s
Sailors ‘Anchor Aweigh’ patriotic brooch pin. Silver tone, enamel, faux pearl, gold
Star gold tone rhinestones brooch. 1980s
Statue of Liberty patriotic brooch. Gold tone, rhinestones
White rose brooch. Lucite, art glass. 1980s
Airplane rhinestone silver tone brooch