Category Archives: Jewelry Designers

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Remember Esprit Fashion? Totally Rad.

In the 1980s, Esprit fashion was super hot. Here’s a story by Mara Altman nabbed from the June 1987 Seventeen Magazine. Once upon a time two women from California, Susie Tompkins and Jane Tise, traveled to Europe and returned with … Continue reading

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Hobé: “Jewels of Legendary Splendor”

Some believe that it was Florence Ziegfeld who coined the term ‘costume jewelry’ when he collaborated with William Hobé. He used the term to describe the magnificent jewelry worn by gorgeous ladies in the Ziegfeld Follies show. The connection between … Continue reading

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Elsa Schiaparelli: A Visionary Designer with ‘Shocking’ Style

“I remember, when I was so small I could hardly read, seeing a cartoon of two men bathing on a solitary beach. The started to talk, got along splendidly, and after sunning themselves for a long time went behind different … Continue reading

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Enid Collins

I was recently at a outdoor antiques market when I saw this dazzling purse and couldn’t keep my eyes off of it. The purse is made of wood and has a whimsical bird pattern bejeweled with gold and brown translucent … Continue reading

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Juliana Jewelry (Delizza & Elster): Part 2

I feel it has been too long since I have written, the summer is flying by. Well, I finally received my verification on the milk glass brooch and earring set…and it is confirmed a Juliana/Delizza & Elster set.  I was … Continue reading

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Juliana Jewelry (Delizza & Elster): Part 1

As I mentioned before, when I look for jewelry I try to find the most interesting pieces even though they may not be signed.  Some of the most beautiful vintage jewelry was not stamped with the makers mark.  They only … Continue reading

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