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JEWEL CHAT

Costume Jewelry Magazine

HOBE JEWELRY

Hobe et Cie was founded in Paris in 1887 by Jacques Hobe. His concept was
to use fine jewelry techniques and non-precious materials to create
jewelry for the middle class as well as for the wealthy. Brought to America in 1915 by his son William, Hobe jewelry was
popular not only with everyday customers, but also with the Hollywood stars
and such luminaries as Flo Ziegfield. Inspired by period jewelry of
the past, Hobe jewelry had an historic flavor.

The name HOBE is synonymous with quality,
especially in their earlier pieces. Although they made buckles and
accessories in the late 1800s, their costume jewelry from the 1930-50’s years are my personal favorites. Their wire-worked designs
and fabulous stones create a unique old-world style. When they combine
objects into their jewelry, such as in the elephant brooch below, they
take creativity to a new high. The purse frames, done in conjunction with
Josef, makers of fine purses, are works of art.

To buy HOBE
jewelry please click HERE

All
the jewelry shown in this article is courtesy of Jane Clarke, Bobye Syverson, Marilyn
Ostrow and Kim Edgar
.


HOBE
1940 to 1950




HOBE
unsigned
bracelets in the same citrine and pink colors in three different styles.

HOBE green, pink and
clear rhinestones jewelry.
Earrings are unsigned clip backs, 1-1/8".
HOBE green, pink
and clear rhinestones bracelet, 7" long with 2-1/8" front, circa
1948. Shown in Brunialti’s "A Tribute to America" on page 35.
View
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#H22680

HOBE unsigned
bracelet in pink, citrine and clear rhinestones, circa 1948, 7" by 3/4". Seen
in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 190.)
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#O13766




HOBE
PARURE
of pink, pale green and clear rhinestones.
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#O13958

HOBE brooch in pink, green and clear rhinestones surrounding the center
elephant figure, 2-5/8".
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#O16249


HOBE
unsigned 17" festoon necklace of pink, citrine and clear rhinestones with detachable brooch. #O13958




HOBE lavender, yellow, blue,
pink and clear rhinestone bracelet, 6-5/8" by 1-1/4".
View #O22887

HOBE bracelets.
Seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed" page 190.

HOBE
bracelet with green, clear and blue rhinestones, circa 1940, 6-3/4"
by 2-1/4". View
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View #O22968




HOBE style but unsigned bracelet
of aquamarines and rubies, circa 1940, 7" by 1-1/3". Hinged between each
link for easy wearing, and decorated with tiny gold filigree leaves and
flowers. Seen in Christie Romero’s
"Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 190.)
View View
View #H8773

HOBE brooch in
gold tone and pastel rhinestones, 3-1/3" by 2".
View
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#O11484

HOBE
citrine, pink & clear rhinestone 1-3/4" brooch, circa 1948.
View #O19657




HOBE purple
glass cabochons and clear rhinestones brooch circa 1940.
View
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#O13380

HOBE unsigned red,
clear and blue rhinestone bracelet, circa 1940, 7" by 3/4". Seen in Christie
Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 190.)
View
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#H14969


HOBE
unsigned red clear and blue earrings, circa 1940, 1-1/2".
View #H20229




HOBE
unsigned pale blue
glass Buddha 2" pin with red, clear and blue rhinestones and blue
cabochons circa 1940. View
#H15642
HOBE unsigned ruby, sapphire and
aquamarine 6-3/4" by 1-7/8" bracelet and 2" dress clip.
View
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View #O29434
HOBE unsigned sterling ring with purple, green and pink
stone, size 6-1/4. View
#O24346




HOBE
A very interesting piece with a genuine amethyst center stone. According
to it’s owner, Marilyn Ostrow, " I’m
not sure
it originated as a pin, I think it might have been a purse clasp."

HOBE
unsigned
compact 2-1/4" by 3-1/4". View
View #H16397

HOBE Another ornament, 5-1/2" by 3", with hooks on back.
This too might have been
for a purse.
Back




HOBE Pastel Filigree necklace.
Notice the hook detail
on the back of the filigree necklace which allows it to be detached. Also
shown is the back of a locket, with bars that allow it to slide onto a
ribbon.

HOBE
The back of this set
shows the fine detail work of older Hobe, with a pin/pendant swivel
hook that swings down out of sight.

HOBE
did use a number of genuine stones in their early jewelry.



HOBE Jewels Ad
HOBE advertisement, circa
1948.

HOBE
Photoplay Magazine
"Introducing Jewels by Hobe"
worn by Ava Gardner

HOBE hand made in their entirety,
gold and sterling.
10 E. 49 Street, New York




HOBE sterling
brooch with rose faux star sapphire cabochon center, 2-1/8" by 1-1/2".
View #O23208

HOBE
1940’s
sterling and moonstone floral bouquet brooch, 4-1/4" by 2".
View
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#O19440

HOBE unsigned
aqua and clear rhinestone earrings, 1-1/4".
View #O21847


Kimberlee,
a long-time Hobe collector, says, "My
Mother and Grandmother got me started in jewelry. My Grandmother loved
jewels and so does my mother. My Mom is a dealer and I have been drug around
since a very early age to flea markets, estate sales and anywhere else my
mom could go to find treasures. I always loved the sparkle.
You should see my moms collection." She also loves Kenneth Jay Lane,
Eisenberg and lots of the other "greats".




HOBE portrait jewelry
box

Closer view of
HOBE
portrait.

HOBE jewelry box





HOBE
man on a horse brooch.

PURSE frame
of Hobe crystals with a black body.

HOBE Asian woman brooch.





HOBE
figural brooches.

HOBE
clips. On the left is a trembler, and on the right is a bird in a cage clip,
both displayed on a vintage ribbon card.

HOBE
artificial pearls and portrait necklace





HOBE
bracelets and earrings.

HOBE clip
collection.

HOBE display.




HOBE sterling
brooch with rose glass faux star sapphire cabochon center, 2-1/8" by 1-1/2".
View #H23208

HOBE unsigned
aqua and clear rhinestone shamrock-shaped earrings, 1-1/4".
View #O21847

HOBE
1940’s
sterling and moonstone floral bouquet brooch, 4-1/4" by 2".
View
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#H19440




HOBE
The crescent-moon shaped brooch has a genuine opal center stone.

HOBE
brooch

Back
Hobe purple cabochon and clear rhinestone brooch. The
combination of Hobe wire work and purple cabochons is especially
attractive.

HOBE A
deep blue glass cabs bracelet and clip – Hobe filigree sets with cabochon
stones are not common.




HOBE
clips and bracelets.

HOBE
brooches and bracelets.

HOBE MARKS



HOBE
locket with pastel stones.

Detachable
hooks

HOBE
View #O19657




HOBE
Eastern European enamel set, late 1940s.
View

HOBE
sterling brooch.

HOBE
Lapis or sodalite (not sure which) older sterling bracelet.





HOBE PORTRAIT SET
, 2-1/4" pin and 1" earrings with deep purple
rhinestones. The lady wears pastel blue dimity with white dots… softly
beautiful! Circa 1940. #O11670

VIEW
EARRINGS


HOBE PORTRAIT RING
unsigned portrait ring with green
rhinestones, size 7-3/4. Circa 1940’s, engraved "Imo Pectore"
("close to my heart"). #O11606


Star Sapphire set – this set is very interesting – it’s unsigned, but
attributed to Hobe – Jim Hobe says he "believes it is" Hobe. Marked
only "sterling handmade". All genuine stones – star sapphires (not
very prominent stars, but you can see them under halogen lights),
amethysts, garnets, iolites, blue topaz or aquamarines, citrines, etc.





HOBE unsigned purse with
beaded and embroidered body, aqua, pink, clear and green rhinestone frame.
It is 9" wide at the bottom and 7" top to bottom. #P23864
Rhinestone frame
DETAIL showing
rhinestone drop latch.
Rhinestone latch
DETAIL.
DETAIL of beaded and embroidered body.




Rhinestone frame
DETAIL showing
rhinestone drop latch.
Purse
and accessories
, including two satin
pouches with jeweled snap and plastic comb.
Purse is
lined
in cream colored fabric.
Matching jeweled pouches.




Back view

Back view of frame.

Mark inside one of the pouches.


HOBE DETAILS
It is interesting to compare the flower motifs used by different jewelry
makers. While they are all similar, upon close examination, each is
distinctive.




HOBE
flowers

Detail of unsigned flower

Unsigned
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#O19683




DeMario
flower

Haskell
flower

Eugene
Flower




DeRosa
and Hobe
bracelet clasps. While these are both very typically
Hobe looking, the top one is signed DeRosa. I have always wondered if Hobe
didn’t make at least some jewelry for the DeRosa company.

Hinged
Loop
finding typically found on Hobe brooch/pendants.

HOBE Marks
on the back of bracelets.


HOBE
from the 1950’s on.






HOBE gold tone
and multi colored enamel, cabochons and rhinestones 23" necklace with a
3-1/2" pendant and 1-1/4" earrings, circa 1950.
View
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View #O26767
HOBE gold tone
and multi colored enamel, cabochons and rhinestones 23" necklace with a
3-1/2" pendant and 1-1/4" earrings, circa 1950.
View
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View #O26767

HOBE red
and green cabochons, enamel and seed pearls 1-1/4" brooch and 1" earrings in
original box, circa 1950.
View
View #O27309




HOBE lush multi-colored
glass beads and rhinestones
15" necklace.
View
View #O24908

HOBE
blue and green glass bead 1-1/8" earrings.
View
#O22495

HOBE
blue iridescent beads and rhinestones necklace, hinged bracelet and
earrings set, 1960’s. View
View
View #OAC300




HOBE cameo locket set in
gold tone with brown, yellow and green rhinestones and dated on the back
1965. View
View
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View #O19439

HOBE aqua aurora
borealis, green, cream and caramel faceted glass bead bracelet and
earrings. View
#O24367

HOBE poured glass and
glass bead necklace in caramel and white.
View #O20403




HOBE the
pearl in this silver tone abstract hinged clamper bracelet is real.
View View

HOBE
"nests" set with rhinestone eggs.

HOBE
wheelbarrow brooch filled with flowers.



HOBE
dragon necklace and earrings.

HOBE
eagle pendant… notice the 13 stars!

HOBE
rhinestones and gold tone pendant and earrings.




HOBE brooch
in black and white opaque rhinestones.

HOBE sapphiret
stones set.
View

HOBE bug
pin.




HOBE
peacock glass beads set.

HOBE
peacock rhinestones.

HOBE set
blue and green glass beads.




HOBE set
white and metallic set.

HOBE
silver tone metallic set.

HOBE set in
gold tone metal.




HOBE pink and black
glass and plastic bead multi-strand 15-18 inch necklace with a 2-3/4 inch
center "bouquet" and a 4 inch side dangle…. matching earrings.
VIEW VIEW
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HOBE One thing you can say about Hobe is that their variety of
designs is almost infinite! If you doubt it, just look at this bead, faux
pearl and mink set!

HOBE with
unusual glass beads.




HOBE
white and gold tone set.

HOBE
purple/lavender/clear rhinestone bracelet/earrings like that in Ball’s
book,
mid-late 1950’s.

HOBE in
faux tortoise.




HOBE with
multi-colored rhinestones.

HOBE
matching necklace, brooch and earrings set.

HOBE
patriotic set.




HOBE

brushed gold tone 15-18-1/2" four-strand necklace, 7" bracelet and
1-5/8" earrings with green glass beads.
View
#O17641

HOBE
"Her Ransom" Jewelry ad.