Vintage Jewelry Marks & Identification Vintage Costume Jewelry Reference
Vintage Jewelry Examples

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Costume Jewelry History
And Jewelry Marks

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Jewelry Marks & Identification

Alphabetical order-Click images to view larger pictures:

Here are some examples and information of jewelry listed on our site-marks of the same company may vary depending on the age of item. Do check back regularly, we are always adding information. Please feel free to contact me to add jewelry examples or information to this resource page, proper credit will be cited.


Vintage Costume Jewelry Examples

We love vintage jewelry, and have created several pages for you to browse through to view items from specific time frames or designers. Enjoy!

Items include those currently available and some previously sold. We apologize if a piece you like is no longer for sale. Do email me; I may be able to locate a similar item for you.


Examples
Bakelite


Examples
Horse Jewelry


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Kramer Jewelry

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Weiss Jewelry


Sources:

Collector's Guides Costume Jewelry by Judith Miller-The Complete Visual Reference and Price Guide (DK Publishing, 2003)

Signed Beauties of Costume Jewelry- Identification & Values by Marcia "Sparkles" Brown (Collector Books, Schroeder Publishing Co. Inc., 2002)

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Costume Jewelry History
And Jewelry Marks

Costume Jewelers-The Golden Age of Design by Joanne Dubbs Ball (Schiffer Publishing, 2nd Edition,1997)


ART (or ModeArt) Mark

During a period from the 1940s to the 1960s the Art Company (or ModeArt) created remarkable costume jewelry in many designs with Art Deco, Victorian, and Renaissance influences. Becoming more and more collectible.

BeauJewels Mark

Beau Sterling Mark

This company is one of the major U.S. manufacturers of silver jewelry. Established in 1946 after WWII in Providence, R.I. The company has operated ever since. Much of the Beaucraft silver jewelry dates from the 1950s and 1960s. Pieces are signed with the letter "B", "Beau", or "Beaucraft".

Cini Sterling Mark

Coro Mark

Czech Mark

Much of the jewelry made in Czechoslovakia between the late 1890s and late 1930s is unmarked, but you may sometimes find a piece marked Czech or Czechoslovakia. Czech jewelry usually features multicolored glass stones set in ornate designs of pendants, brooches, and bracelets.

Danecraft Sterling Mark

Established in 1939 by Victor Primavera, this company produces Sterling Silver and vermeil jewelry. The company is now known as the Felch-Wehr Company and markets under the name Danecraft.

Danecraft Sterling Oval Plaque

David Anderson Sterling Mark

Founded in Oslo, Norway in 1876 by David Anderson, this company continues to produce beautifully designed Sterling Silver enameled jewelry sought after by many.

DODDS Jewelry

Dodds manufacturered jewelry for a short period of time, primarily between 1950 to the 1960, and not many pieces are available. In the world of vintage costume jewelry, it is considered rare and collectible.

Florenza Mark

This company, established in New York in 1948 by Daniel Kasoff as the Dan Kasoff Company, produced Renaissance and Victorian styled costume jewelry, in addition to jeweled boxes and picture frames. The company late took the name Florenza, as a tribute to Dan's wife Florence. Although Florenza made jewelry pieces for other companies (Weiss, Kramer, Coro, and others), you will find only designs by Kasoff marked as Florenza. Most of Kasoff's jewelry features a lovely Old World look, including carved cameos. The company closed in 1981.

Hobe` Mark

Hobe` was established by William Hobe' and began jewelry production in 1927. Their Sterling jewelry was produced primarily during the years of 1941-1947.

Hollycraft Mark

The Hollywood Jewelry Company was established in NYC in 1948, and continued through 1972. Most pieces are marked with year of manufacture.

JOMAZ Mark
Mazer Brothers and JOMAZ Mark
1927-1981

Originally established in 1927 in New York by Joseph and Louis Mazer, this company has a long and interesting history. During the early 1930s another famous designer named Marcel Boucher worked for the company. In 1946, Joseph Mazer and A. Lincoln Mazer founded a separate company Joseph Mazer & Company. Joseph Mazer retired in the mid-1960's, A. Lincoln Mazer headed the firm until his death in 1976. The company produced new collections annually until 1981.

 

Marks include JOMAZ, MAZER, JOSEPH MAZER and a sub collection ADOLFO FOR MAZER.

With special appreciation to grandson Matt Mazer who provided this information to Broadwater Rose Jewels!

Judy Lee Jewels Mark

Kramer Mark

Established as Kramer Jewelry Creations in 1943 by Louis Kramer and his two brothers, Morris and Harry, who created many wonderful pieces of jewelry! Kramer jewelry has not been marketed since the 1970s when the company closed.

KJL Mark

Lang Mark

 

 

 

 

 

Lisner Mark

 

 

Marvella Mark

Matisse Mark

Matisse, LTD. was established in Los Angeles by Jerry Fels and family in 1952 and featured copper jewelry with colorful enameled designs. This company, closely associated with Renoir of California, LTD., ceased production in 1964.

Mazer Bros. Mark

Mexican Sterling Marks

Post 1969 mark:

Monet Sterling Mark

Miriam Haskell Mark

PERI Mark

Regency Mark

Regency jewelry is gorgeous! However, information on the company is somewhat scarce. To our best knowledge, the company began in the 1950s in New York City and continued until the 1970s. Best known for stunning rhinestones in fabulous colors, vintage Regency jewelry is beloved by collectors, including me!


Renoir Mark

Renoir of California,established in Los Angeles in 1946 by Jerry Fels, specialized in copper jewelry of geometric or abstract forms. Matisse, LTD. ,also established in Los Angeles by Jerry Fels and family in 1952, featured copper jewelry with colorful enameled designs. Both companies ceased production in 1964.

Richelieu Mark

This company began as Joseph H. Meyer Brothers in Brooklyn, New York at the turn of the last century. The company began marking pieces of jewelry with the Richelieu mark in 1911, and is well known for its faux pearl pieces. The company continued producing costume jewelry until the end of the 1970s when a merge with the Lisner company occurred.

Sarah Coventry Mark

Sarah Coventry was founded in Newark, New York State in 1949 by Lyman K. Stuart, President. of the C.H. Stuart Co. The jewelry was named after his grandaughter Sarah Coventry Beale. Sarah Coventry mainly marketed its jewelry through home parties, and continued until 1984 when the company ceased operations. The rights to the Sarah Coventry name were then purchased by a Canadian manufacturer. The better sets and pieces are expected to rise in price and every collector should have at least a few pieces of Sarah Coventry in their vintage jewelry collection.

(Broadwater Rose Jewels would like to thank John Zornow for this company history.)

Siam Sterling Mark

Sterling by Jordan Mark

 

 


 




 

Trifari Marks


(Joseph) Warner Mark

 

 

 

Weiss Mark

Whiting & Davis Mark

Established in Massachusetts in 1876, Whiting & Davis is famous for its beautiful woven gold and silver mesh evening bags. The company expanded their line in 1907 by adding jewelry of Victorian and Art Nouveau influences. Its mesh spiral snake bracelets are sought after by collectors.

 

 

 


 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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