Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
at the

ANTIQUE CONNECTION MALL
and on the internet since 1996
12815 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123  USA
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Jane Haley Clarke, owner
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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
To be alerted when new items are added, please e-mail jane@morninggloryantiques.com and we will be glad to add you to the contact list.
All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our references, " Jewel Chat " and " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. These items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
Jewelry that is available TO BUY can be accessed by clicking HERE
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Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry presents
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JEWEL CHAT
Costume Jewelry Magazine

 

 

A Gallery of
LN Jewelry
a long line of jewelry....
LN     L/N     LN25  and   LN50

1913-1978
from the collection of
Jenny Stephens
Aurora Bijoux

Click on each picture for a larger view.

 

 
Jenny Stevens of "Aurora Bijoux" has collected LN jewelry for years, and her collection is varied and fascinating. Probably manufactured in the first half of the 20th century, it shows a wide range of style, design and color. I find this maker in my issues of Keystone for the years 1915, 1922, 1931 and 1934 under the name Brier Manufacturing Company.
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LN blue rhinestone grapes and bow top dress clip, 2-1/2".   View   #X35481   

 

 

 

   

 

 
Jenny has been kind enough to share her collection, and it demonstrates the variety and originality of this productive company.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 
Ann M. Pittman's article in "Antique Week" explains more about this jewelry manufacturer:

"Regardless of the manufacturer, it is clear from viewing part of Stephens’ collection that the LN company produced jewelry as far back as the 1930s as well as before and after WWII.  This is evidenced by the “sweetheart” and “victory” pieces marked with one or more of the LN signatures."

LN used several marks: LN, L/N, LN25, LN50, and LN in a diamond.

 

 

LN mark L/N mark LN25 mark LN50 mark LN in a diamond mark

 

 
Again, from Ann M. Pittman's article in "Antique Week", Jenny says:

"I tend to believe a specific company produced pieces marked with just the LN signature.  Pieces with just the initials LN as a signature appear to be the oldest for the most part.  How the slash fits into the picture is the big mystery.  Does this evidence a new partner in the company, the division of the company, or a different company entirely?  Were the numbers 25 and 50 product specific, used to indicate years of production, amount of inventory produced, different factory locations or something else?

"There is absolutely no rhyme or reason for how these pieces were marked.  For instance, were all the clear rhinestone pieces marked a specific way?  No. Were all the enameled pieces marked with one signature?  No. Perhaps all clips were signed identically?  No. The pieces, even among the war era pins, were marked with different signatures.

"Every time I think I have something definite pinned down, along comes another piece to destroys my current theory,” said Stephens.

"Although costume jewelry sleuths have long pursued finding out just who LN is, Stephens says she hopes it remains a mystery.  'Not knowing….well, that’s all part of the fun”.

Thanks to Connie Swaim of Antique Week and Ann Pittman for allowing us to reprint parts of this article.

NOTE:
For a complimentary copy of AntiqueWeek email connie@antiqueweek.com.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 


MORE LN MARKS
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, it is no longer possible to respond to individual questions regarding jewelry history, identification or value, or to offer written or verbal appraisals or opinions. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill. 
I love jewelry, but appraising and selling are two entirely different businesses, and I choose selling as my business.

Instead, articles are added on a regular basis to JEWEL CHAT on line Magazine, a wonderful reference for  information on many makers and styles of vintage jewelry. 
For information on valuing your jewelry, click HERE.