A collection of research articles by Melinda Lewis, author of The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry. The Jewelry Stylist is proud to present jewelry articles and history revisited by countless hours of research.
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 […]
Novelty Jewelry: Fishbowl Earrings by Carol Creations (Mack Henfield and Sons) Each decade has its own quirky fad of novelty jewelry that retailers used to drive traffic to their stores. One such fad dubbed as, […]
Mosaic work is an ancient art, and “contemporary” mosaic pins, bracelets, and necklaces have been in favor for more than a century. Fashion trade magazines dating back to 1915 note their importance in fashion […]
The “DesertGem” Charm Bracelet I think every jewelry dealer who has purchased estate jewelry has one time or another come across these stone charm bracelets; They have always been, IMHO, the ugly step-child of costume […]
Hobé: Earrings As jewelry historians, we love discovering new information about our favorite jewelry manufacturers of the past, and with most vintage jewelry, the findings offer us great insight regarding the age of the piece. […]
For the wearer and collectors of both vintage Judith Hendler jewelry and her new “Contemporary Classics” line, here are some fun facts about her creations. FUN HISTORICAL FACTS • Designing for 39 years (as of […]