Jewelry History

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.

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 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 […]
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 […]
May 17, 2018

A Brief History of the Goldstein-Poland Co. Inc.

Goldstein-Poland Co. Inc. WWD 1947
April 28, 2018

Novelty Jewelry: Fishbowl Earrings by Carol Creations (Mack Henfield and Sons)

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, […]
April 28, 2018

Italian Mosaic Pins – Costume Jewelry For the Tourist Trade

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 […]
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