April 25, 2022

Jewelry by Nettie Rosenstein

Jewelry by Nettie Rosenstein: The First Year Nettie Rosenstein was one of the nation’s foremost fashion designers during the 1930s-1940s. The twenty-year-old business had been a leader in women’s fashion since its opening in 1931. []
April 11, 2022

The History of Monet Jewelers’ White Jewelry Line

Throughout the decades, color trends have been documented in fashion jewelry. White has been a staple for decades and has found its way into casual and fancy jewelry lines. It has been designed for daytime, []
April 9, 2022

The 1952 Marvella Flora Collection

In 1952, Marvella introduced a new series of pins to promote the popular look of enamel floral motifs. One of the most popular designs within this series was its “poodle” pin. The design featured gold-tone []
January 10, 2022

Priority Metals and The 1950s

When we study costume jewelry and discuss the metal shortages brought on by WWII, we often fail to recognize that the jewelry industry in the early 1950s also experienced metal shortages brought on by the []
January 1, 2022

Henkel & Grosse for Schiaparelli Myth or Fact

This is an exciting topic. Did Henkel & Grosse manufacture jewelry for Schiaparelli? Recently, I commenced research studying Henkel & Grosse and have been obtaining ads for Grosse. Henkel & Grosse, the parent firm of []
November 1, 2021

Contour Earrings: Ear Climbers

In the 1950s, a most unusual earring trend took hold with earrings that followed the ear line, climbing up the side of the ears along the curve. These earrings sometimes covered the entire ear, “rising []
September 15, 2021

Gem: The Best App to Source All Things Vintage

Collectors are unique. We find pleasure in objects, and the internet has vastly changed how we locate those coveted or elusive treasures. The search becomes a ritual, and for me, it’s paired with my morning []
July 7, 2021

Oscar de la Renta

May 18, 2018

The Dior-Kramer Connection

The Dior-Kramer Connection Product endorsements, licensing, and marketing collaboration is an essential part of the business survival of the “mega-designer.” This cross-company licensing can be traced back to at least one designer, Christian Dior. Many []