May 27, 2023

1970s Castlecliff Tulip Love Brooch

The Lovely c. 1970s Castlecliff tulip brooch is a captivating piece of jewelry that combines intricate design elements with a unique aesthetic. Its clever juxtaposition of symbolism and utilitarian-inspired design makes it a true standout. […]
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 […]

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