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Gourdji Jewelry




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Joseph GOURDJI

born 1927- died 2009

Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Joseph Gourdji came to American at the age of 12 in 1939.
His creative life included everything from ice skating professionally with Sonja
Henie to being an antiques dealer to making his own line of unique jewelry. This
New York man made his wonderful jewelry from the 1990s until his death. Many of
his pieces are enamel on metal, often pierced and with rhinestone accents. A
very few are paper with hand drawn and painted pictures. They are hand-made, one
of a kind pieces and unlike anyone else’s designs.





JOSEPH GOURDJI enameled lady
face pendant with clear rhinestones, enamel on antiqued copper circa 1995,
4". View #X65491
JOSEPH GOURDJI enameled
double lady face brooch with red square center rhinestones and clear
rhinestones, enamel on antiqued copper circa 1995, 4".
View #X65492
JOSEPH GOURDJI rhinestone
pierced face brooch with red rose, red, topaz and clear rhinestones on
antiqued copper circa 1995, 3-1/3".
View #X65493




GOURDJI gold tone metal
cuff bracelet with flip-up motif of the Kiss, circa 1990.
View
View
#X61245
GOURDJI Kiss enameled brooch
or pendant, painted enamel on copper of a man’s and lady’s faces,
2-5/8". For some unknown reason, Gourdji always put a big safety pin on his
pendants.
View #X61291
JOSEPH GOURDJI wide cuff
bracelet with enameled face and clear rhinestone tiara, circa 1990s New York
jewelry maker, average 8" wearable size and 4-1/3" wide.
View
View #X64933






JOSEPH GOURDJI
3-D face brooch with clear and red rhinestones set on
antiqued copper circa 1995, 2-1/2".
View
View #X65495

JOSEPH GOURDJI Leda and the
swan brooch with enameled face and clear, aqua and topaz rhinestones set on
antiqued copper circa 1995, 3-1/3".
View
View #X65494
JOSEPH GOURDJI The Kiss
brooch enameled on copper circa 1995, 2-1/2".
View
View #X65496




JOSEPH GOURDJI blonde lady
profile pin with red 3-D rose made in paper mache circa 1995, 3-1/4".
View #X65497
JOSEPH GOURDJI lady profile
pin with red 3-D rose made in paper mache circa 1995, 3-1/2".
View #X65498
JOSEPH GOURDJI lady profile
pin with tattoo poem, made in paper mache circa 1995, 2-5/8".
View
View #X65499




JOSEPH GOURDJI blue enamel on
copper dangly earrings, beautiful enamel work with clear rhinestones, 3-1/2"
clip backs.
View # 65733
JOSEPH GOURDJI sailor cartoon
brooch circa 1995, 2". View
#X65500

JOSEPH GOURDJI folded
and treated paper
heart brooch printed with the saying, "Will I Marry You" and "Again and Again, 3" by 2-1/8".
View
View #X66078