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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.
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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. 

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JEWEL CHAT
Jewelry Marks

 

Jewelry marks, makers and dates reference list
Page 2
A through D        E through M        N through Z

 

Many thanks to Pat Seal, Bobye Syverson, Cathy Gordon, Janet Lawwill, Mariann Katz and others who shared pictures, information and dates for this page.

    

   E & A Co
E.A. Bliss Co., predecessor of Napier
Cambridge St., Meriden, Conn.
source: "Jewelry & Kinndred Trades, 1914, page 17 &
Christie Romero, author of Warman's Jewelry)

EDLEE
 

EDLEE and Mac-Allan on same earring backs

 

EPNS stands for "Electro-plated Nickel Silver"
(in this case, it is also marked "chrome plated")
"Nickel silver" is an alloy of copper, nickel and sometimes zinc, but actually contains no silver. It is also sometimes called "Alpaca".

EIF Co.
turn-of-the-19th century jewelry maker
The Century
E.I. Franklin & Co.
N. Elm St., Attleboro, Mass.
Source: Keystone 1934, page 8

EILEEN FULTON
contemporary

 

 

    

 

 

esq.capade by Joni
Seen on contemporary looking earrings

 

 

pieces not marked

ELIZABETH TAYLOR
contemporary

ELZAC Inc
circa 1941-46
Zachary Zemky & Eliot Handler (who later, with his wife Ruth Handler, founded Mattel Toys & Barbie dolls)

EMPIRE ART

 

  EISENBERG ORIGINAL
1935-1945

EISENBERG STERLING
1943-1948
(see Eisenberg in Morning Glory Collects)
(see Eisenberg in Jewel Chat)

EISENBERG "E" script mark
1942-1945

 

 

 

  EISENBERG in block letters
1945-1958
 

EISENBERG with copyright mark
(copyright symbol used after 1955)
  EISENBERG unsigned
1958-1970

EISENBERG ICE
1970-present

 

     
 

 


ERWIN PEARL
circa 1950s
 

EUGENE
Eugene (Gene) Schultz
1952-1962
New York City
For more information on Eugene Jewelry, see Jewel Chat.
(See "Morning Glory Collects Eugene".)

 JAY FEINBERG
Changed his mark to "Jay Strongwater" in the early 1980's

 

F&B or Foster & Bailey
Providence, Rhode Island, company
circa 1878-1898

F&C Co.
Mark found inside a c. 1900 locket )
 

FN & Co
Fishel Nessler & Co,101 W. 37th St., NY, NY
circa 1900-1930's
Sources: "Jewelry & Kindred Trades, 1914, page 29 & Keystone 1934, page 7

 

FASHIONCRAFT Robert
See information on the right.

 

FASHIONCRAFT
NY, NY 1942-1979, Robert Levy
There was a line of Fashioncraft jewelry made that looked similar to the Hobe wire work pieces. Fashioncraft was made from about 1942-1979. The name Fashioncraft was used first in the early 1940s and then, according to Fred Rezazadeh's book "Costume Jewelry", about 1960 the name "Originals by Robert" began to be used.

Original by ROBERT
Fashioncraft Jewelry
Robert Levy, David Jaffe and Irving Landsman
1942-1979 
(copyright symbol used after 1955)

 

FELCH & Co
James Felch & Victor Primavera
1934-1945
Providence, Rhode Island
1940 patents signed by Victor Primavera.
Primavera bought out Felch in 1945 & changed the firm's name to Danecraft

FLORENZA
Dan Kassoff
1950-1981
(copyright symbol used after 1955), New York City
(See "Morning Glory Collects Florenza".)

FOLTZ
Jim Flotz
contemporary bakelite jewelry maker

 

 

  

  

FRANCOIS
Coro Company
1938 to about 1960

FREIRICH
jewelry makers circa 1960-1990
began signing their jewelry in 1960's

GA Italy
unknown maker, seen on a sterling and rhinestone butterfly brooch

 

 

    

  

GS
(George Steere of the GNS Co.)
1906-1911
Providence, RI
Source Keystone 1914 page 66 - states "out of business".

GNS
(George Steere of the GNS Co.)
1906-1911
Providence, RI
not all pieces of this maker are marked

GNS & Co
(George Steere of the GNS Co.)
1906-1911
Providence, RI

 

    

JOLIE GABOR

 GARNE
1945-1960s

Arthur & Georgie GASKIN
circa 1910
The letter "G" in a flower.

 

    

 WENDY GELL
contemporary 

  GERMANY
unknown mark underneath

 Made in GERMANY

 

  

        

GERMAN SILVER
An silver colored alloy of copper, zinc and nickel, also called nickel silver.

GEORGIOU

GIVENCHY
Hubert Givenchy
1952-present

 

  

    

    

GLORIA
owner Ruth Stern
DE LIZZA and ELSTER, New York
and House of Schrager
early 1960's, marked with hang tags  
(See "JULIANA JEWELRY" in Jewel Chat.)

GOLDETTE
circa 1958
Ben Gartner

GORHAM sterling mark  

 

 

 

 

 

JOSEPH GOURDJI
New York, 1990s-2009

 

 

    

    

    

 FRED GRAY

GROSSE

Made in GERMANY

 

    

WENDY GELL
contemporary

GERMAN BADEN

HS DENMARK

 

    

H.W. Sterling Silver Band(s) 
unknown maker, shown on a silver hinged bangle

JOHN HARDY
contemporary, sold at Neiman's and other high-end shops

HARRY ISKIN
1920's - ?
Philadelphia, PA

 

    

HAGLER
Stanley Hagler
1957-1983

HAGLER
Stanley Hagler
1983-1996 
Mark Mercy & Ian St. Gielar are currently also making jewelry under versions of the Hagler name.

GRECIAN COPPER

 

   

   

 

    HAR
Hargo Jewelry Company of New York (Chelsea on 17th or 18th Street?)
circa 1950-1960's  
NOTE: Edith and Joe Heilbronner may have been the owners, and if so, the company was named after Joe’s children Margo and Hans. Their head designer was a man named Jimmy. (per Debbie Fuhrer, their niece)
(see Har in Morning Glory Collects

MIRIAM HASKELL horseshoe mark
usually but not always an earlier mark, circa 1950
(see Haskell Jewelry in Morning Glory Collects)
(see early Haskell in Jewel Chat)

MIRIAM HASKELL
1924-present (only marked after about 1940).
(see Haskell Jewelry in Morning Glory Collects)
(see early Haskell in Jewel Chat)   

 

   

 

  

   Hattie CARNEGIE "HC" mark
used circa 1939-late 1940's

Hattie CARNEGIE
mark used circa 1950-1979
(see Carnegie in Morning Glory Collects)

Alice CAVINESS
1945-out of business in about 2000

 

 

    No photo
available

HOBE
in America, started in 1927-1992
William Hobe
(see Hobe Jewelry in Morning Glory Collects)  
(see Hobe Jewelry in Jewel Chat)

HOBE Sterling

HOBE with a copyright mark (not shown) use began in 1958.

 

 

     No photo
available

HOLLYCRAFT
Joseph Chorbajian
1948-1988
usually includes a date in the mark in the 1950s
(copyright symbol used after 1955)
(See "Morning Glory Collects Hollycraft".)

HOLLYWOOD Jewelers 1936-1988
  Joseph Chorbajian 1936-1978
  Jack Hazard 1938-9 to 1958
  Archie Chorbajian 1938-9 to 1958
Remained Hollywood Jewelry
  Trade mark under HOLLYCRAFT  1948-58 ( ? )
(information courtesy of Joyce Chorbajian)

CHARLES HORNER

 

  INDIAN TRIBAL

J.A. & S.
also marked "sterling silver"
I have been told that this mark is for Birmingham UK maker James Atkins and Son but have not yet been able to confirm it.

Registered JC, May 14th, 1881
unknown Victorian era maker, mark seen on hinged bangles

 

J.B.
Makers of turn-of-the-century dresser items and sewing accessories

JHP
possibly J. H. Peckham & Sons,
Elm Street, North Attleboro, Mass.
(Keystone 1934, page 15)

JJ (JONETTE JEWELRY Co.)
1937-2006

 

JJS
J. J. Sommer Co.
1879- ?
21 East St., North Attleboro, Mass.
"The Keystone" 1934, page 18

 JAYCRAFT

 JEANNE
possibly 1960's

 

GEORG JENSEN
mark circa 1915-1930
Denmark

GEORG JENSEN
mark circa 1933-1944
Denmark

GEORG JENSEN
mark post 1945
Denmark

 

 JEWELART

 JONNE
made by House of Schrager
circa 1950-60 
(see Jonne Jewelry in Morning Glory Collects)

JONNE
made by House of Schrager
circa 1950 
(see Jonne Jewelry in Morning Glory Collects)

 

 currently not available  

JOLLE
1943-1950's
Lester Hess & Jack H. Appel
New York

  JOMAZ
Joseph Mazer of Mazer Brothers
1946-1981
(according to Matt Mazer, Joseph Mazer aka [JOMAZ} from 1947 to 1980)
(See "Morning Glory Collects Jomaz".)

BETSEY JOHNSON
Contemporary

 

  

JOAN CASTLE Joseff
California

 JOSEFF HOLLYWOOD
1938-present
(see Joseff in Jewel Chat)

    JOSEFF script signature
1938-present
Hollywood, California
(see Joseff in Jewel Chat)

 

 JULIANA
DE LIZZA and ELSTER, New York
early 1960's
marked with hang tags only, not signed on the piece
(See "JULIANA JEWELRY" in Jewel Chat.)

JUDY-LEE
Division of Constant Industries
1950s to 1980s

JULIO
Julio J. Marsella
circa 1945 to at least 1955 ?
Marner was founded late 1945 early 1946, early mark was "Julio Marsella", later mark, "Jewels by Julio".
Some Julio pieces are exactly like certain Hobe and Dior by Kramer jewelry. Example.

 

JUDITH JACK
contemporary

KAL

K&D
unidentified mark on a silver and faceted aurora ring

 

  

    

The KALO Shop
1900-1970
Chicago, Illinois

KARU
1940-1970?
Kaufman and Ruderman
New York, NY

KASSASSAN G.B. unknown maker
mark on a silver hinged bangle

 

    

    

KANDELL MARCUS NY

KENNETH J LANE
1963-present

KELT

 

   

KERR STERLING
1855-1906
Newark, NJ
(bought out by Gorham in 1906)

S. KIRK & SON

KIRSCHENBAUM
New York

 

 

 

 

KOSTANTIA
Contemporary jewelry maker

 

 

   

  

   

KORDA
Rice -Weiner, Rhode Island
circa 1940
They were licensed to make jewelry based on the movies "Jungle Book" and "Thief of Bagdad", among others.

KORDA & ALEXANDER KORDA
Rice -Weiner, Rhode Island
circa 1940
(See "Morning Glory Collects Korda".)

 KRAMER
1943-1980
Louis Kramer
New York  

 

    

  

KREISLER
made jewelry circa 1940's

KREMENTZ
1860's to 1990's
Krementz Brothers & Sons
Newark, New Jersey

KAREN KRONIMUS
contemporary bakelite jewelry maker

 

 

     

  LD
unknown maker

LAGUNA
1944-circa 1980

LANGANI
Anni Lang
1952-1980 ?
Germany

 

   currently not available  

     

LaREL
1953- ? 

LA ROCO
Layko, Ross, & Co

LAVENIA
Possibly "La Venia", owner
Wm. V. Schmidt Co, Inc, 22 W. 48th St, NY City
as shown in the 1934 issue of "The Keystone" on page 39.

 

       

      

LAUREL BURCH
contemporary

KL
Karl Lagerfeld
contemporary

S & B.L. CO
S. & B. LEDERER Co.
100 Stewart St., Providence, RI
(source: "Jewelry & Kindred Trades, 1915, page 45)

 

   

L&M
THE LEACH & MILLER Co.
Attleboro, Mass.
Sterling mark found on a very Deco style set.  View
(Source: Jewelry & Kindred Trades, 1914, page 44)

LN, Little Nemo
Keystone for the years 1915, 1922, 1931 and 1934 under the name Brier Manufacturing Company.
For more marks see LN Article in Jewel Chat.

L W Paris

 

     

  

  

LES BERNARD
1962-1996

LEO GLASS
1928-1957 
377 Fifth Ave, New York, NY
GLASS with both a manufacturer and an importer of jewelry. Because I have had a signed brooch with the trombone catch, I think they imported from Europe circa 1940. After 1940 their pieces changed with their market being the less affluent buyer, so there earlier pieces are usually better and more desirable.

LERU
circa 1950-60s
PELTON & LERU CORP
New York, NY

 

 

 

Hallmark of Levi & Salaman,
Birmingham, England
circa 1910  View
Mark seen on a chatelaine for eyeglasses.

LIDZ BROS. NY
New York

LIA
LIANNA INC, Rhode Island
Contemporary

 

  

LIMOGES
France
Hand painted porcelain portrait jewelry

PATRICIA LOCKE
1970-80's ?

LOS CASTILLOS
Mexico
1939-present

 

  

LUNCH at the Ritz
contemporary

LYSGARDS
Danish

BOB MACKIE
contemporary

 

 

  

MARATHON
early 1900's - ?

MARBLETTE
circa 1940-1950s bakelite

MARBOUX
Marcel Boucher
1938 to 1960's ?

 

  

MARSLIEU
Imperial Pearl Company
Joseph Gladstone
Providence, Rhode Island

MASTERCRAFT

MARQUITA MASTERSON
contemporary Houston Texas jewelry maker
Masterson is from Houston and started making jewelry in 1984. Each piece is hand made and the glass hand blown so each piece is unique.

 

 

MARVELLA
1911-present 
possibly Weinrich Bros., New York & Philadelphia 

MAZER Bros
Joseph Mazer (brother Louis Mazer)
1926-1951 
(according to Matt Mazer, Mazer Bros was in existence from 1921 to 1948)

ADOLFO for MAZER
circa 1980 

 

MB (Boucher)
phrygian cap mark
1937-1949
Marcel Boucher
(See "Morning Glory Collects Boucher".)
An interesting note on this mark came from Ann Ffolliott, editor at Workman Publishing Company, who told me that the phrygian cap was the symbol of a foreigner in ancient Greece.

    GINGER MORO says, "The Phrygian cap (shown at right, above) was worn by the French Revolutionaries when they stormed the Bastille in 1789.
    "I have scanned a picture of of two friends clowning around by the Seine on the Quatorze de Juillet (14th of July).  Andre, on the right, is wearing and holding the red Phrygian cap with the tricolor badge. Pascal is wearing the woman's version. Picture this cap in profile and you have the MB mark. 
 GINGER MORO is the author of  the magnificent book, "European Designer Jewelry". Thanks to Ginger for this illustration and information.

MHM unknown company
English hallmark for Birmingham 1862


 

 

  

MATISSE RENOIR
Jerry Fels, designer, who also made mid-century modern wall sculpture under the name "JERE"

MATISSE

  McCLELLAND BARCLAY
Rice-Weiner Company, Rhode Island
1935-1943
(see McClelland Barclay Jewelry
in Morning Glory Collects)

 

   

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM of ART
contemporary

MIMI di N
Mimi di Niscemi
circa 1960's to 1990's

MISTAR BIJOUX
contemporary

 

 

IRADJ MOINI
contemporary
(See "Morning Glory Collects Moini".)

MONET
1937-present

MOSELL
Frederick Mosell Jewelry Co.
1941- ?
New York, NY

 

 

 

JOSEPH MORTON
Joseph Morton was Miriam Haskell's nephew and he did jewelry for only a brief period in the 1960s.

MORLEY-CRIMI
circa 1960
makers of copper jewelry

 

 

 

Jewelry marks, makers and dates reference list
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A through D        E through M        N through Z

 

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