Jewlery History

May 18, 2018
WWD June 1951 Christian Dior

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 […]
April 28, 2018
Mack Henfield and Sons Fishbowl Earrings WWD 19540521

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 Cherry Blossom Pin

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 […]
April 22, 2018
The "DesertGem" Charm Bracelet by Paul Klepa of Klepa Arts

The “DesertGem” Charm Bracelet

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 […]
December 21, 2016
1920 Coro Jewelry History

What does a Novelty Bead and Coro have Synonymous with each Other—Cohn and Rosenberger.

  What does a Novelty Bead and Coro have Synonymous with each Other—Cohn and Rosenberger.   For collectors and jewelry historians of vintage costume jewelry, we tend to think of the name, “Coro” to be […]
December 18, 2016
Judith Hendler Jewelry at Bonwit Teller

Judith Hendler Jewelry, Facts, Jewelry Styles, Contemporary Classics

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 […]
November 26, 2016
The Arty Woman: Vogue 1927

The Arty Woman of the 1920s

The Arty Woman: Vogue 1927 The Arty Girl of the 1920s would perhaps have aged gracefully to be a lovely lady of today’s “Advance Style.” She was highly confident, self-expressive, maybe excessive in adornment, but […]
August 30, 2016
Authentic Vintage Judith HendAuthentic Vintage Judith Hendler Bypass Spiral Bracelet brought to you by The Jewelry Stylist, an authorized Judith Hendler Representative. ler Bypass Spiral Bracelet

Now and Then: Judith Hendler Jewelry

Thirty-nine years ago,  the jewelry designed by Judith Hendler  (Acri-Gems) was considered très chic and avant-garde. Then, as now, bestowed the name, “Queen of Acrylic,” her jewelry designs are the perfect accessory for the Fall […]
March 25, 2016
A vintage advertisement by J. Braunstein, Inc. brought to you by The Jewelry Stylist

Is it Selro or Florenza? No, it’s J. Braunstein!

For years now, costume jewelry collectors have sought after mystical costume jewelry bracelets with Devil faces or other odd-looking, human-like motifs. These coveted bracelets have long been attributed to Selro or Florenza with minimal documentation. […]
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