Once upon a time Providence, RI, was arguably the Costume Jewelry Industry Capital of America.
During several glittering decades, Providence workshops and factories turned out pins and brooches, earrings and necklaces, clips and rings and all over the country women bought them in 5-and-10-cent stores and high-end department stores. Continue reading Fabulous Figurals – Jonette Costume Jewelry
Early American Pattern Glass was first pressed by machine in approximately 1825. Designs were ornate in order to hide manufacturing flaws caused by the pressing machine or its operator. Continue reading Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG)
A history of the top fashion and costume jewelry designers with image samples of their exclusive work and designs. Continue reading Costume Fashion Jewelry Designers
Costume jewelry came into being in the 1920’s and 1930’s as an inexpensive, disposable accessory meant to be worn with a specific outfit, but not meant to be handed down through generations. Continue reading Costume and Fashion Jewelry