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.
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]