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JEWEL CHAT

Jewelry Marks


Jewelry marks, makers and dates reference list

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Many thanks to Pat Seal, Bobye Syverson, Cathy Gordon, Janet
Lawwill, Mariann Katz and many 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
New York City, circa 1950-1960

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

The word "Original" was applied to the Eisenberg clothing line
in the beginning and only later, in about 1935-8, was it applied to the jewelry.
(Info from Bobye Styverson)

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

EISENBERG "E" script mark
1942-1945
Ruth Kamke, the head designer for Eisenberg from about 1940-1972. Ruth Kamke also validated the fact that Eisenberg used
signatures of both the scroll "E" and the block "E".
(Info
from Bobye Styverson)











EISENBERG in block letters
1945-1958

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

EISENBERG ICE with
copyright mark
1970-present
BUT, the mark "Eisenberg Ice" has been seen on accessories as early as
the 1940s.










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






GEMCRAFT
Information courtesy of Barbara Soroka:
I have sent close-up photographs of their mark which was "CRAFT" followed by
the copyright symbol. I never saw any of their jewellery marked GEMCRAFT in
full. However, I only bought their highest end product line which was called "GEMELLI".

I never saw any of their products
marked "GEMELLI". "GEMELLI" only appeared on the card-holders and
hang-tags. Also, not all of their pieces were marked "CRAFT" even though
they were GEMCRAFT products. I loved the "GEMELLI" line as it
reminded me of the quality of BOUCHER from the same period. I found the
designs of "GEMELLI" to be more modern and thus, they were more
saleable.

GEMLLI
I have also included a photograph of the "CRAFT" straight-line mark
GEMCRAFT also used along with a scan of the "GEMELLI" hang-tag.
Photos & information courtesy of Barbara Soroka






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
is a contemporary jewelry maker who started in about 1975 in Bali.
Sold at Neiman’s and other high-end shops
and made in Indonesia. The company also sells on QVC under the name
"JAI", and that is a less expensive line of sterling jewelry. And just
good to know, they have an excellent customer service department.

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 Joes 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



JAY-KEL Duette-style brooch back.

JAY-KEL
307 5th Ave, NY, NY
This ad is from 1949, and I have had pieces by this maker that date up
to the 1950s, but jewelry with their mark that looks 1960s vintage.

JAY-KEL
307 5th Ave, NY, NY
This ad is from 1949, and I have had pieces by this maker that date up
to the 1960s.







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 pieces
(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".

S
ome
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

KAFIN
1946-1963
New York, NY

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








KANDELL MARCUS NY

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

KENNETH J LANE
1963-present




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

KELT

S. KIRK & SON





KIRSCHENBAUM
New York

KOSTANTIA
Contemporary jewelry maker

KYLO
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


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