Designer Adele Simpson - 1944-1950's
Adele Smithline was born in 1903 and married Wesley William Simpson in 1930.
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Designer Alfred Philippe for Trifari (Crème de la Crème)
Alfred Philippe is one of the top designers for Trifari please also see details on Trifari Jewellery
There is so much history to Trifari Jewellery. Trifari Jewellery was first known as Trifari and Trifari founded by Gustavo Trifari and his uncle in 1910. The company name changed to just Trifari after Gustavos uncle left. In 1917 Leo Krussman joined and then Carl Fishel in 1925. They renamed the Company Trifari, Krussman and Fishel which is where the hallmark KTF derived.
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Designer Alexander Korda
Korda designs were based on the movie 113 Thief of Bagdad.
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Designer Avon of Belleville 1945-1971
Rare to find Avon of Belleville, not to be confused with Avon Cosmetics Corp., was formed by Abe Mazer (Mazer/Jomaz) in 1945, producing fine quality jewelry out of their plant in Belleville Ontario.
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Designer Beau or Beaucraft 1947 - September 2004
Beaucraft Inc. began operations and produced "Beau" and "Beaucraft" jewellery in Providence, RI from 1947.
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Designer Bergere 1947 - 1979
Jewellery by Bergere was produced by L. Erbert & Pohls Inc. New York in 1947.
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Designer Marcel Boucher
From Marcia Brown's book, "Signed Beauties of Costume Jewellery": Frenchman, Marcel Boucher, came to the United States as a young man in 1925. He became a jewellery designer for Cartier, one of the finest jewellery companies in New York City.
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Designer Blackamoor Jewellery
According to An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewellery by Newman, a Blackamoor is a figure of a young male or female black African depicted in jewelry in a head or bust.
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Designer Cartier (Crème de la Crème)
CARTIER, the very name denotes qualtiy and opulence. Founded in 1847 in Paris, the firm became one of the world's greatest designers and manufacturers of jewelry and objets d'art, and a supplier to royalty, nobility, and the wealthy. Once memorably hailed as the "Jeweler of Kings, & the King of Jewelers" by King Edward VII Cartier remains today, one of the worlds' best known luxury brands and a byword for quality & style.
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Designer Cadoro (Crème de la Crème) or Hollywood Stars - 1945 - 1980's
CADORO - JEWELLERY TO THE RICH AND FAMOUS, Cadoro is very high quality jewellery and was founded by Actor Steve Brody and Dan Staneskieu in 1945.
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Designer Chanel - Gabrielle "COCO" Chanel ( (Crème de la Crème)
See also Reinad Jewellery and Robert Goossen)
One of the most visible personalities of her era, Gabrielle Chanel invented a style that was synonymous with modernity and chic. What is perhaps less well known is that the grande dame of twentieth-century fashion used platinum and diamonds to create an exceptional collection of the finest jewelry.
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Designer Claudette 1945 - Mid-1950's
Claudette jewellery was made by Premier Jewellery Co., Inc. NY in 1945 and believed to have gone out of business in the mid 1950s
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Designer Coro, Corocraft, Francoise, Vendome Jewellery 1900's - Present
Designers Emanuel Cohn and Gerard Rosenberg started their own shop in New York founded earyly 1900's selling costume jewellery and accessories, they later became known as Coro as you can see the name Coro incorporates the first two letters of their surname Cohan and Rosenberg.
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Designer Christian Dior 1905 - 1957 (Crème de la Crème)
Many notable jewellery designers and manufacturers were commissioned to produce jewellery for the House of Dior including "Mitchell Maer", "Kramer", "Henkel & Grosse", "Josette Gripoix", and "Robert Goossens".
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Designer 'Countess Madeleine' - 'Jolie Gabor' and 'Fantasia'
'Countess Madeleine'' line of jewelry created by Madeleine Herling, owner of the 'Jolie Gabor' jewelry store and the Countess Madeleine Galleries in New York City during the 1980's until her death in 1995.
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Designer Esher Randel - Circ 1940's
Randel worked in Germany creating jewellery master pieces, pre-WW11 German Deco Style.
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Designer Emmons - 1948-1981
Emmons was founded by Charles H Stuart in Newark NJ in 1948 the Company name Emmons was given after his wife Caroline Emmons.
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Designer Elizabeth Taylor for Avon Jewellery November 1993 to 1996
Elizabeth Taylor born in 1932 in Hempstead, England is best know as a famous Hollywood movie actress. She produced the white diamonds perfumes, costmetics, gaming and publishing through the years. She owns the most exquisite jewellery collection I have ever seen.
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Designer Robert Goossen
Son of a fundidor, Robert Goossens, who was born in the neighborhood of artisans, the Marais, began in different offices: casting, jewelry, gold, engraving, estampa, as each jewel called his technique, he explained dominate all or reencontra them when they were lost. In 1960, encounter with Gabrielle Chanel revolutionized its existence. "Mademoiselle" afeicoou to that simple man whose hands of gold would give life, for twenty years, their fantasies more mad.
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Designer Hobé - 1930s - Present
The name Hobé is well respected and sought after by many collectors of Costume and Fine Fashion Jewelry.
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Designer Charles Jourdan - 1960's
The expertise and the search for quality by an forward thinking master shoe maker from Romans (South East of France) lead to the creation of the CHARLES JOURDAN trademark in 1921.
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Designer Joan Rivers 1990 to Present
Joan Rivers has been a comedienne, best seller author, actress, playwright, screenwriter, film director, talk show host, fashion critic, business women and jewellery designer as of 1990. She was born Joan Molinsky in June 1933 in New York. In 1990, Joan embarked on a new adventure, launching her new jewellery designs on QVC.
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Designer Kenneth J Lane 1950's - Present
Kenneth J Lane was born in Detroit, and, after an unexceptional middle-class childhood which he has rarely discussed, was educated at the University of Michigan and then at Rhode Island School of Design.
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Designer Lanvin 1950's - Present (Crème de la Crème)
Jeanne Lanvin (b. Jeanne-Marie Lanvin, Paris, January 1, 1867-d. Paris, July 6, 1946), French fashion designer.
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Designer Lisner 1900's - Late 1985
The D. Lisner and Company was founded in NY in the early 1900's. The produced high quality costume jewellery using materials which were superior aurora borealis stones and rhinestones at affordable prices from low to mid range prices.
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Designer Monet 1928 - Present Now Owned by Liz Claiborne Since 2000
The Monocraft Products Company was founded in Providence, RI in 1928 by two brothers, Michael and Jay Chernow. The company first produced gold plated monograms on handbags.
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Designer Miriam Haskell 1926 to Present (Crème de la Crème)
Miriam Haskell, a jewelry designer, opened her own store in New York City in 1926. She produced costume jewelry of elegant artistic ability, ornate and beautiful designs using faux pearls, rhinestones, turquoise, shells, Bakelite and coral that were hand wired in brass and copper to create unique designs of flowers, animals and other organic materials.
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Napier Jewellery was first founded in 1875 as Whitney and Rice and then with in 10 years became the E.A. Bliss Co.
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Designer Pennino 1926 - 1961
The designer Frank Pennino founded his company Pennino Jewellery Company NYC in 1926.
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Designer Pell 1941 - Present
The Pell Jewellery Company was found 1941 by 4 brothers, Joseph, Anthony, Alfred, and William Gaita in 1941.
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Designer Polcini 1911-1980 also known as Ledo Jewellery
The designer Ralph Polcini was a goldsmith who emigrated to the US from Italy and founded the Polcini Company in 1911.
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Designer Pierre Cardin - 1950
Pierre Cardin was born in 1922 in Italy to French parents. He moved to Paris in 1945 and worked for Schiaparelli before becoming head of Christian Dior's tailleure atelier in 1947.
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Designer Prada 1913 to Present (Crème de la Crème)
Fashion Designer Prada was founded in 1913 in Milan, Italy as a manufacturer of leather bags. What is known today as Prada is mostly the work of the founder's grand-daughter Miuccia Prada. Miuccia Prada was born in 1949.
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Designer Reinad Jewellery - see also Chanel
For those not familiar with Reinad Jewellery, a short history may be in order. Research reveals that Reinad Novelty Co., Inc. of New York City was in business from 1922 til the mid 1950s.
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Designer Robert De Mario 1945-1965
Robert De Mario founded the company in New York City in 1945 after working for Miriam Haskell.
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Designer Richelieu Jewellery Since 1911
Richelieu is name for Joseph H. Meyer Bros Co. A company known for working in costume jewellery since early 1900's. They often made jewellery incorporating pearls in to the many items of jewellery they produced. They did create all types of costume jewellery using rhinestone and almost all other material.
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Designer Sarah Coventry
It starts in 1852, when Charles W. Stuart arrived in Newark, New York, a small village on the Erie Canal between Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y. He purchased a small farm on the edge of the village and started selling the young fruit trees door to door. This resulted in the establishment of the C.W. Stuart Nursery.
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Designer Elsa Schiaparelli Late 1920's - 1974 (Crème de la Crème)
Elsa Schiaparelli was born in Rome, Italy in 1890. She moved to Paris in the 1920s where she opened her first couture fashion house. She left Paris in 1940 and opened her own fashion operation in New York City in 1949 and also opened a boutique offering ready-to-wear clothing, selling jewelry, perfume, cosmetics, lingerie, and swimsuits to complement her fashionable line of clothing.
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Designer Henry Schreiner 1939-1977
Henry Schreiner founded the Shreiner Jewelry Company in 1939. He had been a blacksmith in Bavaria, Germany and emigrated to the U.S. in 1923.
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British company Sphinx made high quality jewelry. They made jewellery for many famous design houses, like Kenneth J. Lane, Saks Fifth Avenue, Butler & Wilson Neimans, and Bloomingdales and others.
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Designer Donald Stannard - 1972-2006
Donald Stannard was first mentioned in Vogue in 1972 when he started is own line after being an assistant to Kenneth J Lane. He went on to become a famous designer of jewelry for Broadway shows like "Evita" and "Hello Dolly" as well as TV shows such as "Dynasty". Please read more about Designer Donald Stannard > > >
Swarovski is an Austrian company that makes high-quality rhinestones, beautiful cut crystals, costume jewellery, and other glass-related items. The company was founded by Daniel Swarovski (1862-1956), the son of a glass faceter.
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Designer Sorrento - 1911
Vincent Sorrento founded Vincent Sorrento Company in 1911. The Companys name was changed to Uncas Manufacturing Company before 1922.
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Designer Swoboda 1956-1985, Re-established as N.W. Jewels by Nathan Waxman June 2000 - Present
Edward Swoboda, a talented jewelry designer, founded Swoboda Inc. in Los Angeles, CA in 1956 after having had an extensive knowledge of gemstones that were used in his manufacturing enterprise.
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Designer Trifari and Trifari, Krussman and Fishel (KTF)
There's so much history to Trifari Jewellery. Trifari Jewellery was first known as Trifari and Trifari founded by Gustavo Trifari and his uncle in 1910. The company name changed to just Trifari after Gustavos uncle left. In 1917 Leo Krussman joined and then Carl Fishel in 1925. They renamed the Company Trifari, Krussman and Fishel which is where the signature mark "KTF" derived.
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Designer Louis Comfort Tiffany 1848-1933 and Tiffany & Co (Crème de la Crème)
Quoted from Louis Tiffany "I once lived in a small town in the United States, which was surrounded by forestland and several lakes. Whenever I drove through the area, I always found the sunlight reflecting off the surface of the lakes and the cool shade underneath the trees to be particularly uplifting. But even that paled when compared to the stunning night landscapes."
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Designer Ivana Trump
Under the umbrella of Ivana Haute Couture come 'lifestyle products' such as scents (Ivana, Elegance by Ivana, Ivanka by Ivana, Ivana Pink Champagne, and Ivana for Men), Ivana make-up and, of course, the Ivana costume jewellery. 'People love the products; everyone from the 18-year old girl to the 80-year-old grandma love it, ' boasts Ivana, who, like her ex, comes across as both relentlessly self-promoting and curiously big-hearted in person.
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Designer Van Cleef & Arpels (Crème de la Crème)
Founded in 1906 by Alfred Van Cleef and his brothers-in-law Charles and Julien Arpels on the Place Vendome in Paris, Van Cleef & Arpels is one of the worlds most prestigious and innovative jewellers.
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Designer Vargas 1945-1980
The Vargas Manufacturing Company was founded in Providence, RI in 1945 and produced ornamental costume jewelry, prong set with clear and colored rhinestones, faux pearls and simulated colored glass stones (ruby, sapphire and opal) on sterling silver, 10k gold filled, gold plated and silver plated base metals.
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Designer Vogue 1915-1975 (Crème de la Crème)
Vogue jewellery was first produced by Park Importing Co.NYC, about 1915. The firm specialized in simulated pearls and beads jewellery. The Vogue jewellery found on the market today was manufactured in the late 1930's to early 1970's by Harold Shapiro, and his two partners, Jack Gilbert and George Grant.
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Weiss jewellery was a 1940's company and discontinued business about 1971, they were a much under rated name in the costume jewellery business but some of their jewellery was purchased from Hollywood Jewellery Co and Weiss applied their signature to it.
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Designer Wiesner Joseph - 1953
The Wiesner Company was founded by Joseph Wiesner NY in 1953 producing quality workmanship in elegant designs in the 50's, sparkling clear and brilliant coloured rhinestones prong set in goldtone metal. Known for their quality boxed sets and elegant designs, compacts and accessories.
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Designer Whiting Davis and Co
Whiting Davis Co. started out making mesh chains and mesh purses in the last part of the 1800's and expanded into a very high quality costume jewellery line.
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Designer Yves Saint Laurent -1960 to Present (Crème de la Crème)
Yves Saint Laurent, a designer, was born in Algeria in 1936 and worked for the House of Dior in 1954.
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