Abstract leaf vintage brooch in gold metal with a very nubby texture. Rhinestones are round and navette shaped. Stones are suspended in the middle of the mounting for extra shine. Shiny gold metal edge for extra flair.
The Emmons Jewelry Co. & Sarah Coventry. Lyman K. Stuart, son of Charles H. Stuart, founded Emmons Home Fashions in 1948, naming the company in honor of his mother, Caroline Emmons Stuart. Soon afterward, the company's name was changed to Emmons Jewelry, Inc.
Sarah Coventry jewelry was introduced not long after the Emmons brand was born, and both lines were sold at home parties. The newer line's name honored Lyman Stuart's granddaughter, Sarah Coventry Beale (although some references claim that Sarah was his daughter). Coventry jewelry was typically less expensive than the Emmons-branded designs.
Emmons contracted with jewelry manufacturers to provide the styles the company felt its customers would purchase. Jewelry for both brands was often sold in matching sets. Sarah Coventry jewelry was most popular during the 1950s and 1960s and continued to be offered at home parties for a few years after Emmons 1981 bankruptcy.
Vintage 1950s open work wire brooch. The wire forms a dome with with a dazzling array of clear rhinestones. Large round clear stones, all prong set. Classic mid century style. This piece will look smashing on any dark colored shirt or jacket. Try it on a hat as well.
Vogue Jewelry was in existence from the 1930s through the 1970s. Founded by Harold Shapiro, and his two partners, Jack Gilbert and George Grant. Shapiro left the company in the early 60s. His son was one of the founders of Les Bernard.
Sensational gold metal clamper has a very interesting design of grids and curves
Approx. Size: Interior diameter: 2.75" x.25" (7 x .63 cm)
Condition: Very good
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Three clear round rhinestones are set on a raised grid pattern in the middle of each side, six stones total. Surrounding the grid is a curved dimensional detail the looks a little like an abstract arrow. This is a clamper bracelet that looks like a bangle bracelet when worn.
Modernist tile necklace with distinctive crackle finish
Approx. Size: 16" x .75" (40.5 x 2 cm)
Condition: One small section of string is missing between two links. You can see the gap in the lower left corner in the first photo. Since each link is fastened separately no other links are affected.
Mark: None. Did have a Kramer hang tag
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1960s modernist tile choker necklace by Kramer. Rectangular links of cream thermoset plastic with gold crackle finish. Links are double strung with plastic inset in the links. Small gap between each link emphasizes the design. Gold back. Hook clasp with gold chain extender.
Kramer was founded by Louis Kramer 1943. Since all activities of the company were centered in New York City many of the pieces are marked “Kramer NYC or Kramer of New York. The company was know for it intricate design work and use of rhinestones particularly in floral or geometric patterns. Kramer was also a maker for Dior in the 1950s-60s. The company closed in the 1970s.
Large men's valet jewelry box with enamel horse motif. Approx. Size: 10" x 8" x 2" Condition: Good, minor scratching on top Mark/Label: None One of a kind vintage item – Buy Now
Fun vintage men's jewelry box in medium brown wood. White enamel top with horse etching. Hinged top reveals three compartments plus a long ring holder in burgundy velvet. Perfect gift for your favorite horse lover.
Fun 80s clip earrings for a glamorous night on the town
Approx. Size: 3.5" x 1.5" (9 x 4 cm)
Condition: Very Good
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Loads of shiny black beads fan out from a large center black rhinestone. From these clips dangle strands of round beads each with a teardrop accent bead at the bottom. Very well made and comfortable to wear.
A perfect small purse in elaborate brown corde Approx. Size: 7" x 3.5" x 3 (18 x 9 x 7.5 cm); Strap: 1" wide (2.5 cm); 4" hang (10 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Lamar One of a kind - Buy Now.
Small corde purse in chocolate brown. Gold metal hardware. Perfect size for just the party essentials such as lipstick, id and money. Will fit small cellphones. Corde is a process where gimp thread is woven into intricate patterns on a backing fabric. Very long wearing. One compartment. Zipper close. Lamar mark on zipper pull.
Large round Coro rhinestone bracelet in pastel colors of pink, yellow, green and blue.
Each round faceted stone is separated by a stylized S-shaped spacer.
Silver metal and rhodium backing really set off these sparkly rhinestones.
Very well made.
Fold-over clasp with safety chain.
Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger started Coro in1901 as a small accessories store on Broadway in New York City. The company officially changed it's name to Coro Inc., a combination of the two names, in 1943. Coro was once one of the largest costume jewelry companies in the world and employed many distinctive designers including Adolph Katz, design director; Gene Verecchio; Oscar Placco; Robert Geissmann and Massa Raimond. The company filed for bankruptcy in the late 1970s. Coro had a large number of jewelry lines. Check out the VJSE blog article on Coro and Vendome.
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Fabulous gold metal ring belt with large dangling faux pearls and large plastic quartz stones. The irregularly shaped stones are wrapped in gold metal wire for a great abstract effect. Hook closure anywhere along the chain for complete adjustability. Also makes a wonderful necklace.
This vintage brooch is a unique piece of wearable art. Approx. Size: 2.25" ( 5.5 cm) diameter Condition: Moderate wear on brass commensurate with age. Much more noticeable in this closeup than when wearing. One of the swirls has a small fold. Rhinestones are all good and really sparkle. Mark/Label: None One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
Large brass brooch with six brass modernist swirls with a brass ball on each tip. Layered in the center is a brass flower with millegrain beading on the edges. In the middle of the flower are seven sparkling stones The level of detail on this piece is astounding. There is no maker's mark but the construction of the back indicates a 1950s design. Wonderful patina on the brass.
A fun gift for your favorite music maker. Approx. Size: .50" x .25" (1.25 x .60 cm) Condition: Wear on black enamel wear commensurate with age. One links as more wear. Mark/Label: Swank One of kind - Get it before it’s gone.
Shiny silver metal musical cufflinks. Black enamel centers. Double notes make a great gift for your favorite music teacher. From noted men's accessory maker Swank. Bullet and toggle close.
1950s rhinestone expansion bracelet. Two slanted rows of rhinestones wrapped in an silver metal frame. The round, prong set rhinestones really sparkle. We have a matching four row bracelet also available as shown in the final photo.