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West Germany vintage costume jewelry

Signed West Germany vintage costume jewelry

Ancient gold butterfly brooch. Jewelry alloy, glass. 1950s. 4 cm. Signed West Germany vintage costume jewelry

West Germany vintage costume jewelry
To date, vintage jewelry collectors don’t know for certain the name and exact location of the manufacturer of these decorations. The names of the designers, the composition of the alloys used, and much more remains a mystery. Every year the number of fans of these decorations is growing, while these decorations are becoming more difficult to find.
Initially, for all the jewelry made in Germany before 1949, jewelers simply used “Germany” label. As we know, in 1949, Germany was divided into two parts, West and East Germany. Successful in the jewelry art, West German masters began signing their products “Western Germany” or “West Germany”, and sometimes “W. Germany”, or “Made in West Germany”.
Traditionally, European jewelry makers signed their decorations with the name of the country. Therefore, we can determine jewelry from Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, etc. Unlike American colleagues, European jewelers preferred not to advertise their products in fashion magazines. So, you will not see W.Germany jewelry advertising posters. Noteworthy, in 1990, after the reunification of East and West Germany, W.Germany jewelery ceased to appear on sale. Accordingly, it is instantly becoming a collectible rarity …

West Germany vintage costume jewelry

Gorgeous gold tone filigree portrait brooch. 5 cm. West Germany vintage costume jewelry

Traditionally, the design included the theme of cameos, so popular for many centuries. Cameo brooches, pendants, necklaces and cameo clips – beautifully framed in delicate golden laces.

Marked Western Germany

Marked Western Germany

Western Germany signed

Stamped Western Germany

Made in the 1930s and 60s West German jewelry – exquisite decorations, created in the Victorian era style. Jewelers used a variety of materials: silver and gold tone metal, rhodium, brass, and chrome. Also, stones imitating turquoise, amethyst, opal, emerald, ruby, topaz, and pearls. In addition, multicolor rhinestones, art glass, and enamel of various colors.

West Germany vintage costume jewelry

Violet flower brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel, resin, crystals. 5.5 cm

Violet flower brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, enamel, resin, crystals. 5.5 cm

1940s brooch West Germany. Faux pearls, porcelain insert, floral motif. 5x4 cm

1940s brooch West Germany. Faux pearls, porcelain insert, floral motif. 5×4 cm

1950s brooch made of brass, gold plated, Swarovski crystals, enamel. 4.6 cm

1950s brooch made of brass, gold plated, Swarovski crystals, enamel. 4.6 cm

Aurora borealis crystal and mother of pearl flower brooch. 1950s

Aurora borealis crystal and mother of pearl flower brooch. 1950s

Beautiful Cameo brooch. 1950s. Hematite, jewelry alloy, filigree, artificial pearls, Austrian crystals. 4.5 cm

Beautiful Cameo brooch. 1950s. Hematite, jewelry alloy, filigree, artificial pearls, Austrian crystals. 4.5 cm

Bird brooch

Bird brooch, gold tone metal, black plastic

Blackamoor lady brooch. 1960s. Jewelry alloy, gold finish, black enamel. 5 cm

Blackamoor lady brooch. 1960s. Jewelry alloy, gold finish, black enamel. 5 cm

Clear lucite star flower brooch

Clear lucite star flower brooch

Delicate white flowers brooch. Lucite, jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Delicate white flowers brooch. Lucite, jewelry alloy, rhinestones

Dutchhound dog brooch of gold tone, black plastic

Dutchhound dog brooch of gold tone, black plastic

Edelweiss brooch, 1930-40s, 4 cm

Edelweiss brooch, 1930-40s, 4 cm

Faux pearl lapis glass cabochon dangle brooch pendant

Faux pearl lapis glass cabochon dangle brooch pendant

Filigree gold tone swirl brooch

Filigree gold tone swirl brooch

Fish brooch. Marcasite gold tone jewelry alloy

Fish brooch. Marcasite gold tone jewelry alloy

Five petal hanpainted floral pattern flower brooch

Five petal hanpainted floral pattern flower pin

Fly pin of gold tone, black plastic

Fly pin of gold tone, black plastic

Folk motif floral pattern handpainted enameled flower brooch

Folk motif floral pattern handpainted enameled flower pin

Geometrical bow gold tone brooch

Geometrical bow gold tone brooch

Gold tone flower vintage brooch. 6.5 cm

Gold tone flower vintage brooch. 6.5 cm

Green and yellow butterfly handpainted enameled brooch

Green and yellow butterfly handpainted enameled brooch

Green brooch made of large glass cabochons, crystals, jewelry alloy. 6 cm

Green brooch made of large glass cabochons, crystals, jewelry alloy. 6 cm

'Jane' portrait oval brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, faux pearls. 5 cm

‘Jane’ portrait oval brooch. Gold tone jewelry alloy, faux pearls. 5 cm

Kitten brooch

Kitten gold tone black plastic pin

Lapis lazuli brooch. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, blue oval cabochons, turquoise beads. 1960s. 5 cm

Lapis lazuli brooch. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, blue oval cabochons, turquoise beads. 1960s. 5 cm

Modern crystal brooch. 1950s. 6 cm

Modern crystal brooch. 1950s. 6 cm

Orange flower broopch. Gold tone textured metal, enamel

Orange flower broopch. Gold tone textured metal, enamel

Pink violet flower brooch. 5 cm. Jewelry alloy, resin, enamel

Pink violet flower brooch. 5 cm. Jewelry alloy, resin, enamel

Rose brooch and clips. 1950s. Jewelry alloy, filigree, handpainted. 5 cm

Rose brooch and clips. 1950s. Jewelry alloy, filigree, handpainted. 5 cm

Silver tone metal faux pearl swirl brooch. 5 cm

Silver tone metal faux pearl swirl brooch. 5 cm

Snail brooch

Snail gold tone black plastic pin

Sparkling fuchsia clips. Bronze-colored alloy, pink crystals, rhinestones. 2.3 cm

Sparkling fuchsia clips. Bronze-colored alloy, pink crystals, rhinestones. 2.3 cm

Sprig-Aqua brooch. Bronze tone jewelery alloy, blue glass crystals. 6.5 cm. 1930s

Sprig-Aqua brooch. Bronze tone jewelery alloy, blue glass crystals. 6.5 cm. 1930s

Turtle brooch

Turtle gold tone, black plastic pin